Sebastian S (16) allegedly shot and killed his friend Marcel S because Marcel forced him, at gunpoint, to rape a 14-year-old girl.
Previously a news blackout had been imposed. "The case is tricky because they are all teenagers," Muhlbacher said.
The boy’s 86-year-old grandfather has also been arrested for allegedly helping him bury the body in Hungary. The body is yet to be found, according to reports.
Last weekend a group of teenagers held a party in the basement of a building in Geidorf, Graz. A 16-year-boy from Villach (Carinthia) allegedly forced a friend to rape a 14-year-old girl.
In revenge, or to free the girl, Sebastian S went upstairs to the apartment where his grandfather lives and took a small rifle from his grandfather’s gun cabinet, and shot Marcel.
Marcel is reported to have raped the girl beforehand. She is currently in psychiatric care and the police investigation is still ongoing.
Sebastian apparently confessed to his grandfather who helped him remove the corpse and drove him to Hungary where they buried the body. The older man and his grandson then reportedly drove to Bad Vöslau in Lower Austria, where the boy’s mother was having a spa holiday.
Police are reported to have found traces of blood in the car, as well as fragments of a carpet from the apartment in Graz, and tools used for burying the body. Packed suitcases were also found in the car, indicating that the family planned to flee Austria.
According to the Kleine Zeitung newspaper the suspected gunman, the victim, and the grandfather were already known to the police.
The door to the basement where the crimes took place. Photo: APA