Germany: father killed family because of his wife’s falsified vaccination certificate

Police found five bodies Saturday at the family home in Senzig, Brandenburg, south of Berlin: the father, mother and three daughters. It came to light on Monday that the father had shot his family and himself.

He murdered his family because it came to light that his wife’s vaccination certificate had been forged

Now the details of the suicide note found in the family’s home are known. The father Devid R. (40) describes in it the shocking motive for his crime.

As prosecutor Gernot Bantleon confirmed to BILD, the father allegedly falsified a vaccination certificate for his wife, which his employer found out. R. feared imprisonment as a result, and according to his suicide note, he also feared that his children would be taken away from him. Bantleon declined to provide further details. Investigators found the letter at the family’s home.

Preliminary investigation explains the murder

Preliminary investigation after the crime revealed that the father first killed his wife Linda (40) and their three children Leni (10), Janni (8) and Rubi (4) before committing suicide. A neighbor found the dead people and notified the police.

Contrary to initial information that indicated stab wounds and gunshot wounds, it is now clear: all the people were shot, according to the prosecution.

Investigators also found a firearm in the house. Whether this is the weapon that was used in the murder has yet to be determined. An autopsy on the five dead is expected to take several days.


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