The chef killed over a meal of fried noodles which cost 10 Euros was a renowned Japanese chef “who has cooked for Michail Gorbatschow, Phil Collins und Denzel Washington.“ The death of 57-year-old Japanese chef Miki Nozawa is sparking outrage in Germany because the chef’s two killers, “36-year-old Thorsten V. and his 50-year-old buddy” are free and already continuing to get drunk in bars, reported the German Bild on May 16, 2013.
“Schläger Thorsten V. (36) feierte schon wieder in einer Westerländer Kneipe. Der betrunkene Handwerker und ein Kumpel (50) hatten den Koch offenbar im Streit um ein Nudelgericht vor einem Nachtclub mit Tritten und Schlägen so heftig attacktiert, dass er starb.”
Translation: “Attacker Thorsten V. (36) partied already again in a Westerländer bar. The drunk craftsman and his buddy (50) apparently attacked the chef over a meal of noodles in front of a nightclub with kicks and beatings so brutally that he died.”
The scandal over the Japanese chef’s death is widening in Germany because both suspects had been apprehended by the police, interrogated, and then let go.
The reason for releasing the two men who brutally killed a chef over a meal is that state prosecutors argue that the cause of the chef’s death might not be due to having been beaten over and over again in the head.
Chef Miki Nozawa died on Monday from internal bleeding in his brain. While the medical examiner has determined that the chef died because of the internal bleeding, the Staatsanwaltschaft Flensburg, which is the state prosecutor, argues that the bleeding might not have been caused by the brutal attack but by natural causes. Cause of death undetermined. Maybe the chef was sick, argues the state prosecutor for not taking action.
“Vielleicht war Miki Nozawa krank. Vielleicht starb er deshalb. Und nicht, weil ihm zwei Schläger immer wieder gegen den Kopf getreten haben.”
Translation: “Maybe Miki Nozawaka was sick. Maybe that’s why he died. And not because two attackers kicked him over and over again on the head.”
Both German newspapers, the Bild and the Sueddeutsche, other German officials and the public find the state prosecutor’s argument inconceivable.
On Sunday, the two craftsmen ate fried noodles at Chef Miki Nozawaka’s Japanese-Italian restaurant on the island of Sylt in Germany. Since they didn’t like the chef’s cooking, they got into a heavy argument with the chef and the restaurant’s manager, refused to pay the 10 Euros for each meal, and left the restaurant without paying.
Later on that night, the two drunk unsatisfied patrons ran across Chef Miki Nozawaka again in front of a table-dance nightclub.
The argument over the meal continued in front of the nightclub and when nightclub personnel saw the fight on a surveillance camera, they intervened and dragged the two drunken men into the nightclub.
However, the two men ran again out of the nightclub, went after Chef Miki Nozawaka ,and continued their brutal attack. According to eye witnesses, Chef Miki Nozawaka was repeatedly and brutally beaten on the head even though he was already unconscious on the ground.
Chef Miki Nozawaka was taken to the hospital where he died from internal bleeding in the brain on Monday.
The two men who had brutally beaten the chef over a 10 Euro meal of fried noodles ran away after the beating but were apprehended by police, interrogated, and then let go.
“Nach ihrer Vernehmung kamen die Täter wieder frei!”
Translation: “After their interrogation, the two assailants were let go free!”
The day after the attack, one of the assailants was seen again by a Sylt islander getting drunk in a bar.
The outrage and criticism towards the state prosecutor’s handling of the case is growing in Germany.
“Die Arbeit der Staatsanwaltschaft steht auf Sylt bereits jetzt heftig in der Kritik. Denn die beiden Männer, die Miki Nozawa verprügelt haben sollen, sind auf freiem Fuß.”
Translation: “The work of the state prosecutor on Sylt is already under heavy criticism. Because the two men who allegedly brutally beat up Miki Nozawa are free.”
As of now, further results by the medical examiner are expected and everyone is awaiting that both men will be tried for the brutal assault of a chef over a meal. Both assailants are facing between two to 15 years prison time for the assault.
Carsten Kerkamm, the major of Sylt is saying that, “Wir erwarten von der Staatsanwaltschaft eine schnelle und kompromisslose Aufklärung. Zeitverzögerungen sind inakzeptabel.“
Translation: “We are expecting from the state prosecutor a prompt and uncompromised resolve. Time postponements are unacceptable.”
Chef Miki Nozawaka’s 40-year-old ex-girlfriend, with whom he has a son, is saying that “Ich bin entsetzt, dass diese Leute noch herumlaufen. Ich werde mit meinem Anwalt dagegen vorgehen.“
Translation: “I am outraged that those people are still running around free. I will go against that with a lawyer.”