"The car - not a luxury but a means of transportation." This statement is the famous "grand strategist" is now known to all. But in the last decade the car has evolved from the vehicle in a place where lovers can be alone. Thanks to the "nest on wheels" you can slip away from prying eyes, to hide somewhere in the countryside, or simply in a dimly lit alley to surrender without interference joys of love.
However, even the most lonely place sometimes has eyes and ears, and sometimes deadly claws in the modern world.
On the night of January 7, 1953 gde-to between 22 and 23 hours, Dr. Bernd Servais, Secretary for Legal Protection of the Association of German Trade Unions, has stopped the "Opel Captain" on the highway leading from Kaiserswerth in Dusseldorf. It was very remote and secluded place. At this late hour there was not a soul. Naturally, the union leader was not alone - in the company of a lovely young girl. And they came to not to discuss the issues of legal protection.
"Lovers" so enthusiastic about his work that only when the door is near Servais suddenly opened, and almost at the same time, the second, in a fright jumped apart. A shot rang out. Dr. Servais collapsed on the seat. He was dead and the killer fled.
When the investigation developed many versions, including political, yet in spite of a vigorous search, Criminal Police Dusseldorf was unable to find any trace or set though a little convincing motive for the crime. The investigation was stalled, and the case of the murder of trade union leader migrated to the archive of unsolved crimes.
But soon he had to return to it, because it was made, like murder, both crimes could be the work of the same people. On the morning of November 28, 1955 the owner of one of the transport companies discovered in a pit dug excavator, the car with the two corpses. The killed was identified 26-year-old baker Friedhelm Bere from Dusseldorf and his girlfriend, 23-year-old Tea Kyurman from Brilon, November 1 still missing.
The investigation revealed that on the eve of extinction, the evening of October 31 Bere was one of the restaurants in the center of Dusseldorf with Tea and her father.
At first glance, it was clear that young people are in love with each other. When they were about to leave, the father smiled and winked at her daughter and stayed at the restaurant, and the lovers went by car to a forest on the northern outskirts of the city. Since then nobody has seen.
It remained unclear motive. When you killed was not found any money or jewelry, Bere`s father claimed that his son gave 200 marks, so the police after some hesitation still suggested murder to robbery. It later emerged that Friedhelm Bere has received 200 marks for the two weeks before the murder, so it was not known if he had the money in the time of the murder. After that, the version of murder for robbery began to cause even greater doubt.
Police knocked down, trying to find some clue kakuyu-nibud capable to unravel this tangle of crimes. The policeman president of Dusseldorf announced cash award of 5000 marks a "useful information that could lead to the capture of the criminal." A special commission was set up to search for "killer couple love".
On the morning of February 9, 1956 by a new message. At this time in the burnt stack of straw was found with the car charred corpses of 26-year-old driver Peter Falkenberg and 23-year-old typist-stenographer Vassing Hildegard from Dusseldorf. The last time the couple had seen the evening of February 7, Dusseldorf restaurant. Then they disappeared.
Since the new victims were found just twelve kilometers from the place where they were killed and Ryurman Bere, the police did not doubt that there was a connection between the two crimes.
The situation became threatening, born of panic, particularly after the radio and in the press there were warnings married and loving couples to refrain from stopping in secluded places.
to find a "killer couples," the Commission has received reinforcements: Now it consisted of sixty people.
New attack on lovers took place on May 4 in a forest glade not far from Byuderiha. As before, there were two assailants. However, this time the victims of the attack escaped the massacre because the woman managed to jump out of the car and began to run toward the road. One of the attackers ran after her and was about to be grabbed her, but just at that moment of the woods left a man on a moped, and on the highway at the same time it seemed motorcyclist. Chaser left alone and the woman rushed back. Running out into the clearing, thug shouted to his warning of the danger, and both instantly disappeared.
However, miraculously survived a man and a woman because of the shock and darkness could not really describe the appearance of criminals.
The investigation was stalled when received an important message. On a rainy Sunday evening Speth made gamekeeper crawl on your site. Between 18 and 19 hours, he noticed fresh tracks on a motorcycle. Speth decided that we are talking about poachers, so resolutely moved forward. Soon he saw a man who disguised his bike fern. When the man, dressed in a camouflage suit, with feline caution slid into the forest along a narrow trail hunting, Shpet stealthily went after him, holding ready trehstvolku charged.
A few minutes later he grabbed suspicious motorcyclists, while the time to see how he was trying to throw an object, which turned out to zaryazhennoypistoletnoy clip.
The detainee was Werner Bost, resident Byuderiha. Bost was familiar with police, as has repeatedly prosecuted for various crimes, so Commissioner Aynka could not misleading nor his youthful face open or assurances of innocence.
Bost was the thirty-second year. He was the illegitimate child and was raised by her grandmother. Up to 16 years bore the name Korek. Since 1950, Bost with his wife and two children lived in Byuderihe, where he enjoyed a good reputation. He practiced judo, was interested in chemistry, especially poisons, and was addicted to weapons.
After Bosta thoroughly questioned, he pointed to a cache, where police found a gun A 38 caliber 9 mm. Criminal police could present the arrested accused of illegal possession of weapons, but the killings couples she did not see any connection, and no reason for this was not. Suspicion arose only after the search in the house of Bosta, where they found a cache of weapons, various chemicals and a significant amount of potassium cyanide.
Dusseldorf special commission more inclined to believe that Boethiah and is the most wanted killer lovers. The investigation continued. At the same time the criminal police came upon a certain Franz Lorbach who selflessly supported Bosta wife at this difficult time for her.
After a search in the house of Franz Lorbach he also landed in jail, and a special commission focused on it all the attention. With him the police were more fortunate, what with Bost, who vehemently denied involvement in the killings.
Uprooted hedge Bosta at the house, the police found a cache of weapons, which were ornaments stolen during the burglary, for which planted Lorbach. Hank hemp rope, pieces of cloth and rubber rings of lids for canning completed the picture. Communication with the murder of a pair of Falkenberg-Vassing became quite obvious.
Following these findings, Franz Lorbach confessed that he was present at the murder of Dr. Servais, and during the attack on the couple in Merebushe. According to him, it was Bost shot Servais and incited to attack in Merebushe. However, neither threats nor promises could not make Bosta confirm the accusation. Four years and three months, fought police, trying to expose it. Finally, the prosecutor indicted.
Criminal Police Commissioner Aynk already provided Bosta press as "killer amorous couples." And Franz Lorbach with the approval of the prosecutor`s office caressed by the police prepared to act as a "key witness". Lorbach supplied more and more new materials charges.
The Regional Court of Dusseldorf under the chairmanship of Dr. Director Neka Court began hearing the case on 3 November. The matter was already Bosta 1400 pages and contains all the data about the murders of amorous couples, and many other smaller prestupleniyah.Poskolku Bost denied everything, the Court held for the murder of Servais field meeting at which such details Lorbach demonstrated how the crime was committed, that the court believed his testimony.
Bost was convicted for alleged against him a crime, although admitted only a few thefts. In all other cases, especially in the case of the murder of Servais, the sentence was based almost exclusively on the testimony of "key witness" Franz Lorbach.
According to the indictment, Bost committed murder in November 1955 and in February 1956, that is, was a wanted murderer amorous couples. The accusation was based on a number of clues. Lorbach showed that November night in 1955 Bost told him to clean the gun. From the gun, however, did not shoot, but his arm was smeared with yellow clay. Near the Bosta whole face was in the "tiny spray of blood." On the night of the murder and Bere Kyurman Lorbach, according to him, he took his friend on a motorcycle just as the district and left it there. A few days later he returned Bost several hundred brands, which took a loan three years ago. As is known, the criminal police initially came from the fact that Bere had been in possession of a substantial sum.
In Lorbach it was ready and the explanation of the motive. He said that his friend was "hated the capitalists", who could afford to travel in a car with his girlfriend on nature.
The prosecutor considered Bosta fully expose of committing three murders and demanded to sentence him to three life imprisonment, and for the rest of the offense to various prison terms, which together accounted for seventeen years. In addition, the prosecutor insisted on the withdrawal of Bosta a malicious recidivist Civil Rights.
Prosecutors suspect in the murder of Bosta and Bere-Kyurman, but for lack of evidence considered possible to acquit.
Defence continued to struggle. In closing remarks, the lawyers pointed out that the accused well before the court of public opinion has been qualified as a "killer lover" and, therefore, from the outset could not expect a fair verdict.
December 14, 1959, on the sixteenth day of the hearing, the sentence was announced. When Hall came back after the meeting of the jury, all held their breath. Werner Bost was pale, but kept his composure. Franz Lorbach hunted looked around. In the oppressive silence of the chairman announced the verdict. Werner Bost found guilty of the murder of Dr. Servais in conjunction with robbery with aggravating circumstances and attempted incitement to murder.
In cases of Bere-Kyurman and Falkenerg Vassing-Bost was acquitted for lack of evidence.
Bost has been sentenced to life in prison, to deprivation of civil rights and as "malicious recidivist" in detention after serving his sentence.
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