Austrian Times RSS FeedsLike the Austrian Times Facebook page!Follow us on Twitter!


Events for July
M T W T F S S
30 1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31 1 2 3
Add your event FREE

Today

Videos


BurgKino

Pub Quiz everyTuesday at Johnny's Pub

Popular in Austria


Cosmo&Nanu

Police chief on trial for murder

Police chief on trial for murder

The public prosecutor’s office of Ried/Innkreis, Upper Austria, brought murder charges against the former police chief of Guatemala. The man, who lived in the region of Innviertel for years, is accused of the murder of seven opponents.

The murders are believed to have been committed in the morning of 25 September 2006. Together with more than 17 further state officials, the former vice director of the criminal police is accused of having set up a list of 25 people, who should have been eliminated for the sake of the political regime.

Seven people who were inmates of the prison in Pavon, Guatemala, were shot by a group of masked offenders. The official story was that the inmates attacked the police and died in the fight.

However, the change of power led to international searches for the guilty people of the massacre and a special commission was set up.

As part of the investigations, the 42-year-old man was found in the district of Schärding, where he has been living as an asylum seeker since 2007. He has been in custody awaiting trial since December 2011.

The public prosecutor’s office has now brought murder charges against the man, after having evaluated more than 10,000 pages of documents. The man will not be extradited due to human rights regulations. The proceedings against the former police chief will thus take place in Ried/Innkreis.

Nine witnesses from Guatemala will be heard in court and 54 written statements and forensic autopsy reports will be read out loud. The proceedings will start in autumn and last for a while, the spokesperson of the public prosecutor’s office stated.

The defendant refutes the charges. He is facing life imprisonment.

Austrian Times


Are you on Facebook? Like the Austrian Times on Facebook and win great prizes!


Cosmo and Nanu
ORF Watch

Tag cloud:
custody  police  commission  evaluated  Ried  Innkreis  Guatemala  having  trial  auml  asylum  rsquo  prosecutor  seeker  guilty  awaiting  investigations  inmates  charges  massacre

Latest News

 

Teen Dying Of Cancer Killed At Charity Event After Ride In Porsche Goes Wrong
The family of a sick boy who was offered a trip in a high-performance Porsche because he was dying of cancer is suing the charity after the Porsche he was travelling in crashed head-on into oncoming traffic.

Japanese Pervert Planned Natascha Kampusch Style Kidnap
A Japanese man inspired by Austrian pervert Wolfgang Priklopil kidnapped a 10-year-old girl and kept her in a purpose-built cellar where he planned to train her to become the perfect wife.

German Hiker Yodels For Help After Getting Trapped In Cattle Grid
A portly hiker dressed in traditional Lederhosen was rescued after he yodeled for help after getting stuck for three hours in a cattle grid.

Austrian Wine Grower Sets New Record For Maturing Grapes
An award-winning Austrian winegrower is believed to have set a new record after leaving harvested grapes for an incredible nine months before fermenting them to create an ultra-sweet white and red wine.

Austrian Castle Owner Shocked By Airplane Wheel In Duck Pond
An Austrian castle owner got a shock after discovering this massive aircraft wheel had landed in his duck pond.

Glock Receives Austrian Award At Birthday Party
Austrian gun maker Gaston Glock has celebrated his 85th birthday with a huge ceremony in which the charitable work of himself and his wife Kathrin was honoured with a top Austrian award, and confirmation that this year two streets and a business park are to be named after him.

Sausage Surprise As Giant Wurst Is Pinched
Austrian police are hunting crooks who broke open a market stall and stole a 1.5 metre sausage worth over 2,000 EUR in the picture postcard village of St Michael in the region of Lungau.

Multi Coloured UFOs In Formation Over Austria
Austrian officials say they are baffled to explain a UFO sighting in which dozens of people reported seeing between 50 and 100 objects flying in formation.

Priests Furious After Porn Films Shot In Local Parish Church
A furious Austrian Catholic priest has complained to police after discovering a local woman had apparently been using his church as a studio to make porn films.

Two metre snake sends woman motorist fleeing
An Austrian motorist got a shock after noticing something hanging down from under her car – and realising it was a huge two metre snake that had ended up curled around the engine.

 


Mala Vrata

The most popular stories –
last 7 days



Don't moan alone, the Ombudsman Investigates.

Why suffer in silence. Let off steam by letting our readers share your troubles. File your complaints about anything and everything here.

Our ombudsman David Rogers will try and help solve some of the problems from lazy civil servants through to incompetent companies – and at the very least the worst transgressors will end up in our weekly special report.


Austrian Zimmers