The trial was held in Telavi district court. (Interpressnews.)

TBILISI, DFWatch–The district court in Telavi, in Georgia’s eastern Kakheti region, on Thursday sentenced a man to 10 years in jail for murdering a US citizen last August.

The court determined that on August 12, 2016, Mikheil Chincharashvili met the US tourist Fritz Wolfgang Musser, a backpacker who was heading toward Tusheti that evening, the Prosecutor Office’s Office wrote in a statement.

“Mikheil Chincharashvili and Fritz Wolfgang Musser had an argument, when Mikheil Chincharashvili, intending to kill Fritz Wolfgang Musser, stabbed him with a knife 16 times in various parts of the body, and also inflicted several wounds in the chest and fled the scene. Due to the lacerations, Fritz Wolfgang Musser died on site,” the statement reads.

The accused was arrested on August 13 for premeditated murder. He pleaded guilty.