Status: 29.11.2023, 15:53 PM
Baden-Württemberg's Minister of Justice, Marion Gentges, speaks in the state parliament. © Bernd Weißbrod/dpa/Archivbild
In the case of the murderer, who escaped on a guarded excursion at the end of October, there were indications of possible escape plans as early as 2021. As Justice Minister Marion Gentges (CDU) said on Wednesday in the state parliament in Stuttgart, a fellow inmate in the prison in Bruchsal had reported in October 2021 that the murderer, who has now escaped, had told him that it was probably easiest to escape during an execution.
Stuttgart/Bruchsal - "It would be best if a female employee were present as an escort, because she could be more easily overpowered if necessary," said Gentges. The Bruchsal prison told her about this today.
"However, the prison did not classify these statements of the fellow prisoner as credible," Gentges said. Nevertheless, according to the report of the fellow prisoner, security precautions were strengthened during further excursions. For this reason, four versions were carried out with three companions instead of the usual two.
The German-Kazakh had escaped as a prisoner of the Bruchsal prison on 30 October during a guarded excursion to a quarry pond in Germersheim, Rhineland-Palatinate. It was already his eighth execution accompanied by his wife and children. In 2012, he was sentenced to life imprisonment by the Karlsruhe Regional Court for strangling a 44-year-old man. He is still being sought throughout Europe. Dpa