It was one of the worst crimes in Austrian criminal history, and it occurred around lunchtime on 20 June 2015. The people of Graz were walking in the city center and sitting in the bar garden, as they do on similar Saturdays. Suddenly screams were heard and a stampede broke out.
Alan R. Set out on an unprecedented terror trip in a two-tonne, green Daewoo Rexton SUV. This kind of experience had never happened before in the city. He recklessly chased the pedestrians for two kilometres, killing three.
The then 28-year-old terrorist driver had fled the Bosnian War to Austria as a child. After this he appeared in the court in a white suit. Apparently he wanted to appear in the guise of a supposed angel of innocence. “I did it out of fear,” he claimed.
The court spoke of “planned mass murder”. The jury unanimously found him completely healthy. No, it was not an act of panic or murder, as some people thought. So the verdict was: life imprisonment!
Now the Graz terrorist has ended his life at the age of 33. During a routine morning check, prison guards found him dead in his solitary cell, writes “Cron”. He was imprisoned in a heavily guarded special section of Stein Prison (Lower Austria). The only people there are convicted terrorists, murderers and other serious criminals.
R. Left a suicide note, which is now being investigated by the authorities. It states that he claims, among other things: “I am innocent!” “Cron” reports. It remains to be seen whether the letter actually sheds more light on the background of his crime.