An illegal migrant has been declared "insane" and spared a prison sentence by a Belgian court after a brutal stabbing attack upon a woman in her own home, according to local media.
Algerian national Amine M., 28, was waiting in his 48-year-old victim's West Flanders residence when she returned one day in 2018.
"She suddenly heard someone calling to her come to the living room," SCEPTR reports. "There the Algerian man sat waiting for her, smiling."
Amine set upon the woman, throwing her to the floor and stabbing her 14 times in the neck and heart before fleeing the scene, assuming he had killed her.
However, the woman incredibly survived and Amine was later apprehended.