A dentist is on trial in Kiel for allegedly shooting his wife, her boyfriend and his buddy last May. A witness describes him as a man “with two faces”.
Kiel – “Having to live with this guilt, being a murderer, is the worst punishment”. With these words, a dentist accused of triple murder confessed to the deeds – in a letter he wrote to a former girlfriend from custody at the end of February.
The chairman of the Kiel jury, before which the 48-year-old from Westensee (Schleswig-Holstein) has to answer for insidious murders for base motives, read the letter at the trial. The letter also said: “It was definitely not my life wish to hit my own wife back and shoot three people.”
Life imprisonment threatened
So far, the accused had remained silent on the advice of his defense attorneys. According to the presiding judge Jörg Brommann, the girlfriend he wrote to had sent him a bouquet of flowers to his cell.
The letter goes on to say: It was “very bad” for him to find out in the courtroom “what pain I caused the bereaved.” His lawyers had strongly advised him not to speak out in the process. But he has “nothing left to lose. The last thing I have left is the honor of myself.” The dentist faces life imprisonment.
On May 19, 2021, he is said to have first shot his wife, who was separated from him, and her new acquaintance in Dänischenhagen and then a mutual acquaintance of the couple in Kiel. He then turned himself in to the police in Hamburg.
A domestic help told the court that the 43-year-old wife feared her husband would shoot her. “She said he kills her,” the witness recalled through tears. Shortly before the crimes, surveillance cameras were installed around their home. The witness described the husband as a man “with two faces”, “on the one hand courteous, hospitable, kind and polite”. Then again “as if changed, totally pissed off”. dpa
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