how is it report According to the Austrian newspaper Die Presse, the trial of the six monks assault that occurred in 2018 will soon begin in Vienna. A Croatian citizen who was recently arrested in Zagreb and extradited to Austria was charged. The investigation entered this place and the suspect was referred for DNA analysis.
“The 49-year-old suspect has been detained and he has made numerous confessions. Investigators said at a press conference on Monday that his motive was to hate the Catholic Church. DNA tracking led criminal investigators to find a Yu The Croatian citizen arrested on May 11 was in his home country,” said Die Presse.
According to Helmut Pöttler, the chief investigator of the Vienna State Criminal Police, more than 500 traces were obtained after the crime occurred on December 27, 2018. The perpetrator used chemical reagents to destroy many traces, but then found complete DNA traces on the water bottle.
In the spring of 2021, information from Germany indicated that DNA had been recorded at the crime scene in the early 2000s. The German told his Austrian colleague that the genetic data belonged to a Croatian citizen who had been convicted of robbery and hostage-taking in a neighboring country. When they learned that the suspect should be in Croatia, the Vienna prosecutor issued a national arrest warrant and a European arrest warrant, and began to cooperate with the Croatian police. Facts have proved that arresting the 49-year-old is very difficult because he does not have a fixed address and lives on the street.
On May 11, the target investigators finally found him in Zagreb and arrested him. He was born last week and has been serving his sentence in Josephstadt prison since last Thursday.
According to Die Presse, the suspect is a Serbian with Croatian citizenship. When he was three years old, he moved to Germany with his family. He also lives in Austria.
According to investigator Pöttler, the suspect is a very pious person. After receiving a report of sexual abuse by the Catholic Church, he “decided to hate the church at some point and must retaliate against her.” So he went to Austria, chose a church to attack, and carefully inspected the entire site. He has no personal relationship with the Viennese monks he brutally attacked.
Shortly after noon on December 27, 2018, the perpetrator broke into the Catholic Church in Strebsdorf, Vienna and entered the adjacent Catholic school building. He defeated one monk after another little by little. “The (criminal) brutality and intensity also surprised me,” said Michael Mimra, an experienced head of the Investigation Division of the State Criminal Investigation Office in Vienna.
Six monks were brutally beaten-including with iron rods-and further abuse occurred in a nearby office. All the victims were handcuffed and their mouths were blocked. Five monks were seriously injured, and one monk fought for his life for several months. After about four hours of torture, one of the assaulted monks managed to take off his handcuffs, escape and ask for help.
After the robbery, he stole a gun, cash, an iPad, a camera, and a hard drive. The suspect took refuge in a forest area near the school playground 300 meters from the crime scene. He hid there for several hours in the bushes. Then he buried a weapon there, a SIG Sauer P226 pistol with six rounds, and fled to the center of Vienna. A few days later, he returned to Croatia. The weapon has now been found. Given the suspect’s confession, the trial is expected to be held soon.