DRESDEN, Germany (CBS/AP) The trial of a man who fatally stabbed pregnant Egyptian woman Marwa Ali El Sherbini in a German courtroom is expected to begin in late October.
A 28-year-old Russian-born German identified only as Alex W. is facing charges of murder, attempted murder and dangerous bodily harm for fatally stabbing Marwa Ali El Sherbini, 31, in July. He wounded her husband in the same attack.
Prosecutors say he was motivated by hate for non-Europeans and Muslims.
Marwa Ali El Sherbini was at a Dresden courtroom to testify against Alex W. after filing a complaint against him accusing him of insulting her with racial slurs. In a shocking courtroom outburst, Alex W. allegedly stabbed Sherbini to death.
Her killing caused outrage in Egypt and beyond.
The regional court in Dresden said in a statement Thursday that Oct. 26 has been chosen as the start date, to be finalized next week.