The news video below describes the crime scene in the German state of Brandenburg where an entire family was found dead of gunshot wounds. It was later determined that the husband killed his wife and children, and then himself.
It turns out that the man had decided on his deadly course of action because he and his wife had been discovered using a forged vaccine passport. Details about the motive for the crime may be found in the accompanying article.
The article below from Der Tagesspiegel (also translated by MissPiggy) explains the context of the family’s murder/suicide:
He feared arrest for forged vaccination certificate — Father reveals motive for murders in suicide note
In the murder case of the family of five in Königs Wusterhausen the investigators have announced further details. The police found the suicide note in the family’s house.
In the case of the dead family of five in Brandenburg, the father was under suspicion and is said to have been afraid of arrest, according to his suicide note. In addition, according to judicial sources, there was also the fear that the children would be taken away from him and his wife.
According to the letter, the 40-year-old had a vaccination certificate forged for his wife. Their employer had found out about this. Now the couple feared being arrested and losing their children, senior prosecutor Gernot Bantleon told the German Press Agency on Tuesday.
He did not want to give further details. Investigators found the letter in the family’s home.
After the discovery the family of five dead on Saturday in their family home in Senzig, a district of Königs Wusterhausen, the father is considered responsible, according to investigators. The man committed suicide after the crime, which resulted in first investigations, about which police and public prosecutor’s office Cottbus were informed on Monday. A suicide note pointed to the 40-year-old.
The man is said to have killed his wife, also 40, and his three children aged four, eight and ten — all were found with gunshot wounds. Initially, it was said they had gunshot and stab wounds. The prosecutor’s office now revised that. Investigators also found a firearm in the house.
Whether it is the weapon with which the shooting took place, however, is currently still being determined. The autopsy of the five dead should take several days. (dpa)
|00:01||A terrible turn of events in the case of the family of five found dead on Saturday|
|00:06||in a house in Königs-Wusterhausen, south of Berlin.|
|00:10||Father and mother were both 40 years old and their three daughters were aged 10, 8, and 4 years,|
|00:15||died of gunshot and stab wounds. A senior prosecutor|
|00:19||has confirmed that investigators have now found|
|00:23||a suicide note in the house. No exact details about the contents of the not or who wrote it|
|00:30||have been shared, but everything points to a so-called “extended” suicide.|
|00:36||Previously, investigators assumed a crime had taken place.|
|00:41||A neighbor notified police at noon on Saturday|
|00:45||after he wondered why he hadn’t seen the family that morning.|
|00:48||He looked into the house from the terrace and saw the lifeless bodies lying in the living room.|
|00:55||An investigation has begun in the district of Senzig.|
|00:59||The police cordoned off the crime scene and have begun an investigation.|
|01:04||The father, Devid R. was a teacher at a vocational school in the neighboring city of Wildau.|
|01:10||In addition to that, he owned an event agency and also built fountains.|
|01:15||His wife, a graduate in business administration, also worked at a technical college|
|01:19||in the neighboring town. The children went to the local school in their town;|
|01:23||the youngest went to kindergarten. Now they are all dead.