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Troy Bohling Murders Eva Liu In Germany

Troy Bohling is an accused American killer who would murder Eva Liu in Germany

According to police reports Troy Bohling would lure two women off a trail near the Neuschwanstein castle in Germany. Once off the trail Bohiling would attempt to sexually assault Eva Liu. Bohling would push Liu companion over the ravine and continued to sexually assault. Bohling would then push Eva Liu over a 165 foot cliff causing her death. The companion would survive her fall

Troy Bohling would be arrested and charged with murder, attempted murder, rape and possession of child pornography

On the day his trial was to begin Troy Bohling would admit to the sexual assault and murder of Eva Liu. The courts in Germany are now determining whether or not his confession will stand

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American Troy Bohling confessed to rape and murder in the death of Eva Liu, a Naperville native and University of Illinoi graduate near Neuschwanstein castle in Germany.

This case put investigators on a global path from Naperville to Europe as they tried figuring out why Liu was pushed over a cliff and killed.

Just as Bohling was about to go to trial in Germany, his legal team announced a stunning admission: Bohling did rape and kill Eva Liu, as charged, and push her over a 165-foot embankment. The unexpected confession came less than a year after Liu left Naperville and went to Germany to celebrate her recent graduation from U of I.

In a matter of moments, a magnificent and picturesque 19th century castle that is thought to have inspired storybooks and fairy tales became the backdrop for a horror story.

Last June, 31-year-old Bohling, from suburban Detroit, went on a deranged sex and shoving spree. On a hiking path, Bohling targeted two Illinois women who were traveling together in Germany to celebrate their new U of I degrees. As 21-year-old Liu, a former student at Naperville Central and the Illinois Math and Science Academy, was being assaulted by Bohling, her friend and U of I classmate, 22-year-old Kelsey Chang, tried to stop the attack. Chang, from Bloomington, was pushed into the 165 foot ravine. Liu was then also tossed down the steep wooded cliff.

Helicopters and ground rescue teams had a difficult mission that day. They recovered Liu’s body. She didn’t survive the gorge. Chang did.

Bohling was arrested and charged with murder, attempted murder, rape and possession of child pornography. He shielded his face while being brought into a German court for trial on Monday.

As German justice officials were preparing to begin proceedings, Bohling’s attorney said his client admitted to the crimes.

According to German officials, the court will now consider Bohling’s confession. If convicted, they will also decide whether to extradite him to serve a sentence closer to his Michigan home.

An 11th hour confession is unusual but not unheard of. In 2019, downstate trial defendant, Brendt Christensen, did the same thing. Oddly, the case also involved a female victim connected to U of I. Christensen’s last-second strategy and admission likely kept him from the executioner. He’s now serving life without parole. Germany doesn’t have the death penalty; but it may take until sentencing to determine Bohling’s motivation for his late game confession.

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Troy Phillip Bohling has reportedly confessed to rape and murder charges less than a year after pushing two women down a ravine near Germany’s Neuschwanstein Castle.

The June 14, 2023 incident left 21-year-old Eva Liu dead and 22-year-old Kelsey Chang injured, according to The Telegraph.

“The defendant has committed an unfathomable crime,” said defense lawyer Philip Mueller via statement, according to the Associated Press, citing the German news agency Deutsche Presse-Agentur (DPA).

According to the AP, Bohling, who is American, didn’t answer any questions but confirmed that the statement was correct. In the German legal system, defendants do not formally enter pleas to charges, notes the AP.

According to the BBC, Mueller also told the court that Bohling did not commit his actions with intent and “acted spontaneously.” Per the outlet, Mueller said Bohling was “deeply ashamed” of his actions.

The news comes months after the Michigan native was charged with murder, rape with fatal consequences, attempted murder, and possession of child pornography. At the earliest, a verdict is expected to be announced in mid-March, according to the AP.

Troy Bohling met the women while hiking on a trail close to the castle, which is said to have been the inspiration for Disney’s Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella movies, according to The Telegraph. The two women had been on a trip abroad after graduating from the University of Illinois, per the outlet.

Per The Telegraph, he told the women that he was going to take them to a spot that had a better view of the castle for selfies when he pushed Liu to the ground and allegedly raped her. After Chang attempted to intervene, he allegedly pushed her into a ravine.

Troy Bohling allegedly continued raping Liu and filmed it. According to the outlet, he allegedly then choked her with a belt and pushed her into the same ravine while she was unconscious. While both women fell in the same area, Chang survived despite the fall, while Liu died as a result of her injuries later that same night, per The Telegraph.

It was during the investigation that authorities learned that Troy Bohling’s laptop and cellphone contained child pornography, per the NY Post.

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