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Mirco's murderer sentenced to life

The Local · 29 Sep 2011, 17:05

Published: 29 Sep 2011 17:05 GMT+02:00

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Olaf H., 45, was found guilty of kidnapping, sexually abusing and then killing the boy named Mirco near his home in Grefrath, North Rhine-Westphalia last September.

Due to the gravity of the crime, Judge Herbert Luczak said he was banning Olaf H. from ever petitioning for release, unlike most people convicted of murder. He rejected the argument that the accused committed the crime due to work-related stress or that it had not been pre-meditated.

“The murder was not spontaneous,” the judge said, describing how Olaf H. had searched the area for four hours, searching for a victim.

Mirco’s killing spawned one of the largest manhunts in German history, dominating the media late last year.

According to court’s findings, after kidnapping Mirco, Olaf H. drove around with him in a car before forcing him to undress and sexually abusing him in the back of the vehicle.

He then took him into a wooded area, strangled the boy and stabbed him in the neck.

Luczak said even he was baffled by why Olaf H. committed the murder. He said he believed Olaf H. was not a paedophile, but rather wanted to experience “feelings of omnipotence” and the humiliation of another human being.

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A representative for Mirco’s parents said the trial result was a “great relief for them” and a “milestone.”

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18:46 September 29, 2011 by Jack Kerouac
Looks like Olaf got what he deserved. People like that need to be locked up without possibility of release. Good call, Germany.
10:33 September 30, 2011 by jimscott
@ Jack. I totally agree although no doubt, he will soon settle down in a comfortable cell with his TV, video, game console, not forgetting his 3 hot meals a day etc.
10:36 September 30, 2011 by Asgarli
@jimscott, ee will never be able to get out of it though, he will never see oceans and woods, that is exactly the point of prison.
11:28 September 30, 2011 by jimscott
@ Asgarli, have you actually read in detail what he did to this young boy? Do you think a man like Olaf H who brutally sexually abused then murdered a young innocent life gives a damn about oceans and woods? Get real!
12:54 September 30, 2011 by Gilly58
@ Asgarli, he should rot in hell, not in some cosy nick...

what planet are you on?
19:02 September 30, 2011 by flnative52
We need to get back to reality and have a strong message for people that kill in unprovoked ways. We should go back to public hangings. There is not much deterrent to these as $ wipes now. I would say murderess type crimes would drop. Let these hoodlums see what happens when you act like an animal
03:04 October 1, 2011 by MissCalifornia
Wow. In the US, this guy would be looking at the death penalty in most American states. Pedophilia and sociopathic tendencies are not regarded as curable within the psychology community. This person can never be released without posing a very grave threat to society. Amazing that they protect the convicted perpetrator's name! Wow.
08:10 October 1, 2011 by Englishted
Would the death penalty have stopped him ?,it does not seem to work when looked at from Europe .

We don't have it yet our murder rate is lower than many countries that have.

Back to the main thread .I am glad he will spend his life which at 45 could be along time always watching his back and knowing he will never get out.

The reason he is not named is to protect his family who were not involved in this dreadful crime.
19:41 October 1, 2011 by mikel taylor
Prisons have a in house justice system, there are a lot of fathers there. I would be surprised if Olaf isn't treated with the same justice he imposed on is poor victim,

my hart is out to the kids family, this has to be one of the most horrific situations a parent can deal with. So Olaf H may the butt pirates treat you with prison justice and my your stay in the system be as unpleasant as and horrific as the death sentence you deserve
04:41 October 4, 2011 by richard woods
In another twenty years the Olaf H's of this world, who are the children of today, may never commit anything as terrible as this.

And it can happen if, and only if, we the adults of today, complete the study and understanding of such behavior.

And this can not be done be killing the studies groups.

Rick NYC
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