The revenge killing of an Algerian drug dealer in Vienna last spring is about to be cleared up. A gang of four would have literally chopped their victim into pieces. After months of investigation there is now a confession, the ‘crown’ knows the gruesome details.
217 days after the terrible bloody act at the U6 station on Jägerstrasse, the Vienna State Police has finally put together the murder puzzle. The outbreak of violence caused a media sensation far beyond Austria’s borders.
Gang with multiple members
Review: A 31-year-old drug dealer known to the police was ambushed in late April by a multi-man gang with fists and at least one machete (the discarded murder weapon was accidentally found in a bush by a dog owner).
A few days later the victim died in hospital due to blood loss. The Algerian’s lower leg and forearm were practically separated by the blows.
Arguments and mutual threats as motive
Careful investigation revealed that a total of four compatriots were involved in the execution of the victim. Three of them are said to have traveled from France especially for the revenge killing of the drug mafia – the motive was disputes and mutual threats – and then fled there again. For the time being, only a 24-year-old Algerian could be arrested on the night of the crime after a chase that included a jump into the Vienna Danube Canal.
International arrest warrant
The “SOKO Maghreb” also tracked down his three accomplices. Little by little, as a result of international arrest warrants, the handcuffs clicked for the three suspects in France between late June and early October. All suspects have now been extradited to Austria and are behind bars here awaiting trial for the murder. During the interrogations, one perpetrator remains silent and two Algerians seriously accuse a fellow countryman. The North African eventually confessed. He first hit the victim’s head with the machete and then hit the man who was lying on the ground.
Horror attack just a few days after the asylum application
Recently – as reported – another Algerian (23) caused horror with a horror attack on a 92-year-old in a retirement home in Vienna, just a few days after seeking asylum following a shoplifting incident (!). In any case, North Africa remains a problem area when it comes to illegal migration.
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