Devid R: Dad kills 3 daughters, wife and himself fearing jail for faking Covid pass
A father of three from Germany reportedly killed his entire family before committing suicide, after he feared imprisonment for faking a Covid pass. The shocking incident happened in the town of Koenigs Wusterhausen in Germany recently. Devid R, a 40-year-old man, reportedly shot dead his wife Linda and their three children Leni, Janni, and Rubi — ages 4, 8 and 10 — before turning the gun on himself. The case was ruled a murder-suicide after investigators discovered a suicide note written by the father where he admitted to forging a vaccine certificate for his wife.
With the increase in Omicron scare across Europe, Germany recently imposed stricter Covid-19 restrictions to prevent a fourth wave of the deadly disease. In fact, two weeks ago, Germany made faking a Covid vaccine certificate a criminal offense, and an offender can be sentenced for up to a year if convicted. Police are suspecting that Devid shot his family and himself in fear of being caught and losing custody of his children.
Devid R reportedly forged a vaccine certificate for his wife who worked at the TH Wildau University. Unfortunately, her career was at risk of endangerment after her employer found out about the fake vaccine pass. The couple apparently feared that they might be arrested for committing the crime and their children would be separated from them. However, it is yet to be known what exactly triggered Devid to murder his entire family and kill himself as well.
The lifeless bodies of the family were seen by witnesses on Saturday, December 4, who reported the same to the police. Later, the cops found a gun in the house but it is yet to be confirmed whether the same gun was used by the father in the crime. Police has stated that there was no indication of a sixth person or an outsider being present in the house at the time of the murders. The autopsy results are likely to emerge soon and would provide further insights into the shocking incident.
Meanwhile, the German government has exercised stricter protocols around Covid safety, even besides the fake vaccination certificate rule. Last week, the authorities officially prohibited unvaccinated individuals from visiting any public place barring only grocery stores, pharmacies, or bakeries. Vaccination has also been made mandatory for a number of workplaces and job roles. It remains to be seen whether the shocking murder-suicide can prompt the authorities to loosen the Covid restrictions in any way.