• Germany edition
 
Uncle of Krailling sisters to be charged with their murder
Grave of the girls. Photo: DPA

Uncle of Krailling sisters to be charged with their murder

Published: 02 Apr 2011 13:27 GMT+02:00
Updated: 02 Apr 2011 13:27 GMT+02:00

The 50-year-old uncle of the sisters Chiara and Sharon was arrested on Friday after DNA tests linked him to the flat in Krailling where the eight- and 11-year-old girls were killed.

Although there were inconsistencies between his first and second interrogation, the uncle had not admitted their murders, said Markus Kraus, head of the murder commission in Munich on Saturday.

The suspect had made a "distanced and disinterested impression," he added.

The two girls were killed in their unlocked home in the small Upper Bavaria town while their mother was out. The post-mortem reports showed they were both subjected to "many violent acts of different kinds," using a knife and part of a barbell. There was no indication of sexual abuse.

The girls were buried on Friday.

The 31 members of the murder squad had checked 141 potential clues which had come in from the public, as well as interviewing 100 people, and testing 91 saliva samples which had been given voluntarily from local people.

The DNA samples linked the 50-year-old uncle to the flat and led to his arrest. Kraus said on Saturday that the killer had seemingly injured himself during the attack and left a blood trace at the scene.

The public prosecutor said charges of double murder would most likely be made against the man on Saturday. Spokeswoman Andrea Titz would not comment on a possible motive, but media reports said the man, himself a father of four, had argued with the girls’ mother over financial matters.

DAPD/hc

The Local (news@thelocal.de)

Your comments about this article

08:18 April 3, 2011 by Landmine
he'll get what -7 years in prison here in Germany?
18:48 April 3, 2011 by Gretl
And he thought he had money problems before. How could he do that to his kin and as a father himself? I truly don't understand what motivates people to endanger, hurt and kill children, especially family members.
23:43 April 3, 2011 by Logic Guy
Well, the most ironic thing about humanity is that it has struggled with bascially the same problems, since the beginning of time, even though there is a very simple solution to all of them.

It's all about knowledge and discipline. "Humans do what they know to do." I say offer them new ideas!

Non-emotionalism is truly brilliant.
Today's headlines
Nazi-stolen painting put on display, sort of
The Wiesbaden Museum in Hessen. Photo: DPA

Nazi-stolen painting put on display, sort of

The Wiesbaden Museum was once a collection house for art stolen from Jewish owners by the Nazi. With one painting, they hope to right at least one wrong while bringing awareness to its ongoing restitution work. READ  

JobTalk Germany
When should interns demand to get paid?

When should interns demand to get paid?

After a woman was denied pay for working at a supermarket as an 'intern' for eight months with no wages, The Local looks at the warning signs for abusive internships. READ  

Single parents, common law families on rise
Photo: DPA

Single parents, common law families on rise

The German family structure is changing, with nearly a third of every family no longer living in the "classic model" and big differences in what family looks like in the former East and West, statistics agency Destatis announced on Monday. READ  

Four arrested in raids against Isis
Photo: DPA

Four arrested in raids against Isis

Police raided 15 homes across Germany over the weekend and arrested four suspected supporters of the Islamic State (Isis). They are alleged to have smuggled a teenager and thousands of winter military clothes to the terrorist group's frontlines. READ  

Munich Refugee Crisis
'There's no room but we have nowhere else to go'
Hassan, pictured outside the Bayernkaserne with two of his children, arrived in Munich from Syria. Photo: Mariane Schroeder

'There's no room but we have nowhere else to go'

Around 300 refugees are arriving in Munich each day, but accommodation centres are full. With authorities struggling for answers, The Local meets those at the sharp end of the crisis. READ  

Train Strike
Buses up prices, football fans brawl, trains return
Photo: DPA

Buses up prices, football fans brawl, trains return

UPDATE: Deutsche Bahn trains are chugging along again after a 50-hour train strike cost the service "tens of millions" and brought travel headaches across the country, leaving millions of passengers struggling for transportation over the weekend as well as at least one mass brawl in its tracks. READ  

Foreigner toll to hit motorways only
Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt. Photo: DPA

Foreigner toll to hit motorways only

Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt plans to limit his road toll for foreigners initially to motorways only, Spiegel reported on Sunday. READ  

Criminals blow Berlin Sparkasse wide open
The damaged bank branch. Photo: DPA

Criminals blow Berlin Sparkasse wide open

Criminals robbed a Berliner Sparkasse bank branch early on Sunday morning - using a bomb. READ  

French retread path to Berlin finance ministry
French Economy and Finance Ministers Emmanuel Macron (l) and Michel Sapin. Photo: DPA

French retread path to Berlin finance ministry

French and German ministers are due to meet on Monday to discuss ways of boosting growth in Europe's two biggest economies, as Paris called on Berlin to step up investment. READ  

Lufthansa pilots to strike for 35 hours
Grounded. Photo: DPA

Lufthansa pilots to strike for 35 hours

UPDATE: Pilots' union Cockpit has called a new 35-hour walkout at Lufthansa starting Monday, hours after a weekend-long rail strike finished. READ  

RECEIVE OUR NEWSLETTER AND ALERTS
Photo: DPA
Culture
Can you top our history quiz leaderboard?
Photo: Facebook
Society
German motorcycle gang joins Isis fight
Photo: DPA
Politics
UKIP ‘seeks EU pact’ with German satirical party
Photo: DPA
Travel
This is the man who has stopped Germany's trains
Photo: Shutterstock
Business & Money
Expats: Should I stay or should I go?
Photo: DPA
Gallery
PHOTOS: World's biggest erotic fair opens in Berlin
Photo: DPA/Shutterstock
Gallery
11 things Germans are afraid of...
Photo: Shutterstock
Business & Money
Which expat foods do you miss the most?
Sponsored Article
International School on the Rhine: a legacy
Photo: Shutterstock
Business & Money
How to get hired at a Berlin startup
Photo: DPA
Gallery
The ten richest people in Germany
Photo: DPA
Business & Money
JobTalk: All you need to know about working in Germany
National
Share news tips with The Local Germany
Sponsored Article
Bilingual education from nursery to graduation at Phorms
Latest news from The Local in Austria

More news from Austria at thelocal.at

Latest news from The Local in Switzerland

More news from Switzerland at thelocal.ch

Latest news from The Local in Denmark

More news from Denmark at thelocal.dk

Latest news from The Local in Spain

More news from Spain at thelocal.es

Latest news from The Local in France

More news from France at thelocal.fr

Latest news from The Local in Italy

More news from Italy at thelocal.it

Latest news from The Local in Norway

More news from Norway at thelocal.no

Latest news from The Local in Sweden

More news from Sweden at thelocal.se

3,441
jobs available
Toytown Germany
Germany's English-speaking crowd