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After being accused of attacking two U.S. female tourists and killing one last year near a famous German castle, the American man has admitted to the charges, according to the Associated Press.

Troy Phillip Bohling, 31, from Michigan, admitted to the charges during the start of his trial, the German news agency dpa reported.

“The defendant has committed an unfathomable crime,” defense lawyer Philip Mueller said in a statement.

Prosecutors said Bohling was on vacation in Germany when he met two female tourists, Eva Liu, 21, and Kelsey Chang, 22, at the world-famous Neuschwanstein Castle. 

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Troy Phillip Bohling confesses to assault on Eva Liu who died from her injuries after the attack near world-famous Neuschwanstein Castle. (Castle Credit: AP)

Officials say the attack took place on June 14 near the Marienbruecke, a bridge over a gorge close to Neuschwanstein Castle, and is said to be one of Germany’s most famous tourist attractions.

Prosecutors say Bohling met Liu and Chang by chance on a hiking path and lured them off the trail. The two women had been on a trip abroad after graduating from the University of Illinois, according to the Telegraph.

Bohling allegedly told the women he was taking them to a romantic spot for selfies, with a better view of the castle, but instead pushed Liu to the ground, allegedly choked her until she was unconscious and raped her. 

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A 31-year-old American man accused of murder is led into the courtroom at the regional court in Kempten, Southern Germany, Monday Feb. 19, 2024. An American man on Monday admitted to charges of murder and rape after he allegedly pushed two U.S. women down a ravine, fatally injuring one of them near Germany’s Neuschwanstein castle last year.  (Karl-Josef Hildenbrand/dpa via AP)

Prosecutors said Chang then intervened, but was pushed down a 165-foot ravine where she suffered a head injury, but survived the altercation. Liu was airlifted by helicopter to a hospital, where she died from her injuries.

During the course of the investigation, authorities found Bohling’s laptop and cellphone contained child pornography. 

Bohling is charged with murder, rape with fatal consequences, attempted murder and possession of child pornography. Murder charges carry a maximum sentence of life in prison in Germany.

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Troy Phillip Bohling, 31, from Michigan

Troy Bohling admitted to charges of murder and rape with fatal consequences. (Eric Abneri via Storyful )

At the earliest, a verdict is expected to be announced in mid-March, according to the AP.



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