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Austria hit again: family axe-murdered by husband
Walking in to a police station covered in blood, he announced the murder of his wife, 7 year old daughter, parents and father-in-law.
All members of the family were reportedly brutally murdered using an iron axe. At 3:20am, he announced to police "My dead wife and my dead child are in my flat."
Investigation has led police to believe that the deaths were a result of the man's attempt to keep his bankrupcy secret from his family; he wanted to spare them from the shame.
News released states that the man "claims to have borrowed a six-figure sum from someone within the family, but then lost it in failed investments. According to him, the motive for the gruesome fivefold murder was to spare his family from the ‘shame’ of finding out that he was ruined."
Police Chief Alois Lissl of Linz stated that "The attacks were extremely brutal and he always aimed for the head as he struck his victims. We found several confused letters in which he tried to explain and excuse his deeds. It would appear that we are dealing with a premeditated crime."
After the killing spree which took a day, and a toll of 5 mutilated bodies, the man attempted to hang himself but failed.
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