“He wanted to spare his family a shame.”
Or himself, the murderer? I wonder what he was thinking when he killed his own family brutally by ax.
The 39-year-old man, identified only as Reinhard S. by police at a news conference here, turned himself in in the early hours of Wednesday, saying: “The bodies of my dead wife and child are lying in my flat.”
According to the authorities the reason for this hideous crime is financial.
But is it only the issue of money? Nothing is known about the man except that he worked as a PR consultant, his wife a government employee. How about his relationship to his dead wife, his deceased parents and father-in-law?
In less than a month after the family drama in Amstetten Austria is again hogging the headlines with another crime such as this.
Once again, the Austrian reputation is in question. What is happening to this country? The suspect doesn’t typify the usual image of a killer. Neighbours talked about the normality of the family: middle class, the husband and wife are both academics, a growing child, a house situated in the so-called noble district, Wien Hietzing or the 13th District. The neighbours didn’t notice anything that could disturb this harmony.
Now they know that there is something wrong. Everything is only facade.