MELBOURN, Australia – Australian authorities have filed charges against a 20-year-old man for the rape and murder of Aya Masarve, an Israeli exchange student who was attacked on a Melbourne street this week. Hermann from the Melbourne suburb of Greensboro was arrested on Friday afternoon and charged with court trial in court in court. He was held unguarded and had to appear again in court on Monday.
Police argue that Mr. Herman, who was described by the local media as an ambitious rapper, killed Ms. Maasarwe, 21, only after midnight on Wednesday morning.
She was coming back from the night with friends and talking through FaceTime to her sister, who was abroad, a short walk from the public transport stop to her home when the attack came.
On Friday night, hundreds of people gathered in Melbourne's footsteps to pay tribute to Mrs. Masarve, the second woman, killed in an apparently random attack on the streets of the city in less than a year.
He repeated the murder of Eurydice Dickson, a 22-year-old comedian, in Melbourne. A 19-year-old man, James Todd, was arrested shortly after her death, and later admitted to being guilty of rape and murder.
She and other activists said they are now planning to hold a vigil every time a woman is killed, regardless
At the vigil many people wore black at the request of the organizers and remained silent to respect the wishes of the Masarve. They are from Baca al-Garbaye, a predominantly Arab city in northern Israel, and identify themselves as Palestinian.
"To come here and be greeted with this kind of violence, it's terrifying," said Tassy Sammak, the 27-year-old Doctor of Science at the University of Monash and a member of the Palestinian community in Melbourne, in support of the family. Nothing, said Mr. Masarve, could not return his daughter, but he consoled him to see so many people there. "I do not hate or feel bad, my compass points to a better future for everyone," he said.
Daniel Andrews, the prime minister of Victoria, was among those who sent condolences to the family and friends of Ms. Maasarwe Social Media. "He had to be safe here," he told Twitter . – And I'm not heartbreaking