Horrible. But interesting. Germany has thoroughly institutionalized fathers rights--even unmarried fathers now get automatic joint custody. You figure all the "frustrated" daddies would be as happy as clams now, right? Nope. What it means is that it's become very difficult for mothers to protect their children from daddy nutcases like UNNAMED DAD. If anything, one gets the impression that these crimes are increasing.
Father commits suicide after killing child, German police say
Posted : Thu, 02 Sep 2010 09:26:54 GMT
By : dpa
Berlin - A man committed suicide after killing his daughter, 4, and critically injuring his son, 1, German police in the central city of Kassel said Thursday.
The three were found in a car Thursday morning at Trendelburg-Eberschuetz outside the city after the separated man, 52, had failed to return Wednesday from an outing with the children under his visitation rights.
The boy was in hospital and it was not yet clear if he would live.
An explosion in the car had blown out the windscreen and side window but it was unclear what had exploded or whether this was the cause of any of the deaths.
In a separate case in southern Germany, police were still hunting for a 48-year-old man suspected of killing his ex-wife, 37, and their son, 3, in the town of Rosenheim on Monday