The public prosecutor and the defense attorney agree: a 33-year-old man from the Canton of Lucerne, who killed his father in 2015 with 27 knives from nothing, acted in delusion and therefore can not pay. Both require an inpatient therapeutic treatment.
"Frenzied Delusion" describes the state in which the trained car mechanic was on that Tuesday afternoon in June when he stabbed his father on a farm in Beromünster. He remembers an unrest that had been used in the days before the crime, the Wednesday accused said in the trial before the criminal court.
At the time, it was in his head about so-called family talks that took place in the early nineties. He imagined that the father had bullied the family. "I realize that this was a psychotic experience," said the man.
But emotionally he was overwhelmed then, because the whole family picture was turned upside down. He thought he remembered an episode in which the father told him he had to kill the dragon as Saint Beatus to save the family.
When he finally entered his father's room around 3.30 pm and opened the door for him, he now thought he knew he was Beatus, his adversary asked him what was going on. Because it had made "click" with him.
27 knife cuts
With a knife he went to the father and at least 27 stitches or cuts him. He also injured vital organs such as the jugular veins, trachea, heart and lungs. The father died. The son warned the police with his cell phone. He stabbed his father, he told her.
When the researchers searched the crime scene and apartment of the accused at the farm, they ran into a running computer – the defendant had searched the Internet for the holy Beatus.
When he saw his synonym, he said in court. "I was in a different world, perhaps describing it best," he said. He described his father as good-natured, industrious, and honest. He is extremely sorry for his actions. "I can not undo it."
Victims and perpetrators
His defender stated that there were no external motives in the family, such as protracted arguments, significant family conflicts or hereditary problems. "For them there is a man who was not only a perpetrator and was, but must be seen as a victim of his own illness." He was helplessly exposed to the deception.
According to the prosecutor in the case, there have also been detailed interrogations regarding the family situation. "For all respondents, the act was inexplicable, completely incomprehensible, elusive."
The accused, as the youngest of four brothers and sisters, spent a carefree childhood on a farm, with no deviations in the development of early childhood. He never had paranoid thoughts before the crime. He was described as the nice young man next door.
Since 2001, however, he has regularly consumed marijuana, on the weekend before the act a bit more. It calmed him, he said. A reviewer concluded that he was suffering from a cannabis-induced mental disorder. Another report speaks of a paranoid schizophrenia.
On this basis, the public prosecutor and the advocate of the defense, despite the fact that they were intentionally murdered, applied for a penalty payment for non-payment. On the other hand, a stationary therapeutic measure must be ordered.
The defendant has been in a closed psychiatric hospital for two years. He was very willing to give therapy. Although there is a high risk of relapse, the condition can be treated.
The abstinence of freedom that accompanies clinical treatment is usually five years. The judgment will be opened in writing at a later date.
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