WIENER NEUSTADT. Wiener Neustadt prosecutors have accused a man of having staged a swastika attack against himself. Thus, the case took a spectacular turn, after months pointed in the other direction, said the Austrian Kurier . The case was in the headlines for weeks.
At this point, Robert T. was the alleged victims, who had been attacked and beaten in September of last year by three masked men. He had massive cuts and also had a swastika scratched into his forehead, modeled after the movie "Inglourious Basterds." The son-in-law of his neighbor was considered a suspect and served three months in detention before he was acquitted.
Two Alleged Attacks
|Picture of the alleged victim from Kurier|
In February, then, another incident had occurred: Robert T. was found in a state of hypothermia and tied near his home. In addition to numerous cuts he had carved a large swastika in his chest. Again he blamed his neighbors for the attack.
Homicide police then took over the investigation and evaluated the video and collation of information. Robert T. stated that the perpetrators had hidden in his car. But the investigators found no foreign DNA or fingerprints.
Increased desire for attention
Response, the prosecutor called upon a medical and a psychiatric expert to clarify whether Robert T. could have inflicted the injuries himself. The doctor confirmed this. The accused has an increased desire for attention, said the certified psychiatrist.
Robert T. must now answer for the pretense and false statement before the judge. His wife is under investigation for slander and false testimony. A court date is still pending. (Ls)
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