Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Polish Raskolnikov detained

A 27-year-old man suspected of killing his German teacher with an axe has been arrested by police.

The murder happened in the southern town of Radomsko. The young man visited his 52-year-old German teacher and after a fierce argument killed her with an axe and wounded her 78-year-old mother.

A neighbour, who heard yelling, knocked at the woman’s door to check if everything was all right. When the door opened, the neigbour saw a man with an axe in his hand. The man ran away before the neighbour managed to call the police.

The alleged murderer was caught after a driver reported that he was on board a coach going from Lodz in central Poland to Denmark. The driver had heard about the murder on the news and realized one of the passengers matched the description of the killer. The driver called the police and in the western city of Poznan the man was arrested.

The suspect, who suffers from schizophrenia, is being interrogated in Radomsko.