The trial against a Dutchman for attempted murder, which began in Salzburg on Wednesday, was linked to the questioning of witnesses on Thursday. According to the expert for neuro-psychiatry, the suspect is mentally abnormal, but sane: The 32-year-old, who is said to have fired eight shots at a 40-year-old Viennese in a dispute on July 8, 2020 in Zell am See, would meet the requirements for you have been instructed in an institution for mentally abnormal, sane lawbreakers.
The jury unanimously affirmed the question of an attempted murder on Friday and thus decided in favor of the indictment. The court awarded the victim, who survived despite serious injuries, partial pain compensation of 66,000 euros. Victim attorney Stefan Rieder had demanded 70,000 euros.
The dispute escalated because of the failure to drive
According to the accused, there was an argument with the Viennese because he did not want to drive him to Bavaria to pick up a friend. The 40-year-old first pointed the pistol that he offered the Viennese for sale for 850 euros at him, said the defendant. But he was able to knock her off and then shot the Viennese – to injure him, but not to kill him.
The incident occurred on the night of July 8th. The two men were traveling together in the Viennese’s car, apparently to pick up a friend of the Dutchman in Flintsbach am Inn in Bavaria. After about 200 meters of driving, the two should have got into an argument. According to the indictment, the Dutchman got out, went to the edge of the lane and fired at least seven shots from there at the Viennese, who was still behind the wheel. After a few meters of driving, the victim fielded out of the car and remained lying on the sidewalk.
Attempted murder verdict in Zell am See: 20 years imprisonment
The verdict for a Dutchman on trial for attempted murder is 20 years. A year ago the man had fired several shots at a Viennese in Zell am See (Pinzgau). The judgment is not final
Defendant convicted 18 times
The shooter left the injured man behind and reloaded his handgun in his rented apartment just a few 100 meters away. Then he came back to the scene, heaved the 40-year-old into the trunk of the car and fired at least one more shot at him – which he denied in the process. Then he drove about eight kilometers into a forest, pushed the man down a steep embankment and left him in the rough terrain.
The accused, a locksmith and tattooist, has been convicted 18 times in his home country, five of them for violent crimes. He was last released from prison in April 2020. At the end of June he rented an apartment in Zell am See to start a new life there and work as a tattoo artist, as he described.