Eren Toben, 20, was so scared to become a father he killed his eight months pregnant girlfriend Maria Peiner, 19, by burning her alive.
A father-to-be and his friend Daniel Mueller, 20, lured the expectant mother into the forest pretending they go shopping for baby clothes.
The conspirators hit Maria beat with a piece of wood, stabbed her with a bread knife, poured petrol all over her and set her on fire. The horrifying incident took place on the outskirts of Berlin in Germany in January last year. Sentencing Tobe, Judge Regina Alex said: “She was still conscious, it could have been 10, 20, 30 seconds – she was still moving. For him the crime was a solution, he wanted a free, happy life which he had control over. He abused Maria’s love for him to lure her into an ambush.