According to court spokeswoman Christina Salzborn, the verdict will be pronounced on December 22nd. A few days before the crime, the victim – a nurse – finally ended their 15-year relationship. The beer innkeeper couldn’t cope with that. On April 29, he finally showed up outside her home with a gun. At this time, a neighbor and his daughter (13) were in the apartment in addition to the woman. In the presence of the two, he is said to have shot the woman first in the thigh and then in the head.
According to the indictment, he then asked the neighbors to leave the apartment and adopt his own daughter, who came from his relationship with the victim and who was playing in the courtyard at the time. He will “get out in 20 years” (meaning: from prison, note), then he wants to see her. Before the act, the defendant gained notoriety when he started a legal battle with the green club chairwoman Sigi Maurer. Since then, his alcohol and drug consumption is said to have increased, which led to massive problems in his relationship with his girlfriend.
About a week before the fatal shots – the woman succumbed to her injuries despite rapid help in a hospital – there had already been a dangerous incident in the ex-girlfriend’s apartment. Of the Bierwirt behaved so improperly towards the woman’s family that the father threw the man from the premises. He is said to have drawn a firearm, repeated it, pointed the gun at the father-in-law and fired it over his head into the door frame. Because of this, no complaint was filed, but the nurse definitely didn’t want to have anything to do with the restaurateur anymore.
His client is terribly sorry, his defense attorney Manfred Arbacher-Stöger said on the occasion of the indictment at the end of October in an interview with the APA. Of the Bierwirt I committed the act “in a state of intoxication” and was therefore not at fault, said Arbacher-Stöger.
However, the prosecution rules out a criminal offense on the basis of the psychiatrist’s findings. Now, in addition to being convicted of murder, he faces ten to 20 years imprisonment – or life. The public prosecutor’s office has also requested that the defendant be placed in an institution for mentally abnormal lawbreakers.
Crucial for this are the expert findings of the psychiatric expert Siegfried Schranz. The certifies that Bierwirt Although he was responsible at the time of the offense, it came to the conclusion that this had a psychological disorder that was equivalent to a psychological and spiritual abnormality of a higher degree, which was the cause of the bloody act. The report speaks of a combined personality disorder with predominantly emotionally unstable, impulsive, dependent and antisocial components. In addition, the regular consumption of benzodiazepines, alcohol and cocaine is said to have caused behavioral disorders in the accused.