AIn the end, nothing remained of the version of the crime that Andreas S. had repeatedly presented during the process, most recently in his concluding remarks: his co-defendant Florian V. killed the police officer, he himself had the fatal shots in a kind of self-defense situation passed on to her colleague, not knowing that she was dealing with an official.
In no way acted in self-defense
He described in minute detail the alleged situation that led to the death of the two young police officers in the Kusel district at the end of January. And just as meticulously, the presiding judge refuted each of his statements on Tuesday in the district court of Kaiserslautern in his verdict.
The officers Yasmin B. and Alexander K. were clearly recognizable as police officers on the night of the crime thanks to their uniforms and equipment. This is the only way to explain why Andreas S. gave them his papers.
It is also doubtful that the thirty-nine-year-old, who “always wanted to control everything”, would have given drug user V. his shotgun. Dirt on K’s clothing, traces of blood and the position in which his service weapon was found prove that S. did not fire in the direction of the police muzzle flash in self-defense, but only fired two of the four shots when the latter had collapsed in the field, already injured. the magazine of his service weapon has long since been emptied..
At two and a half hours, the justification for the judgment takes an unusually long time. The presiding judge is thorough and leaves nothing out. In the end, the following factual events can be recorded for the night of January 31: S. and V. set out together to illegally poach, as they had regularly done since autumn 2021. S. shot the game from the vehicle, V. carried the carcasses in the converted van.
At the end of the hunting night, 22 animals had already been killed, the two discovered a wild boar near district road 20 in the Kusel district. Andreas S. shot. V. was leaving the vehicle to get it when a civilian police vehicle approached and stopped at the van for a traffic check. S. handed over his papers and got out of the vehicle.
During the check, Alexander K. noticed the game in the trunk. S. had modified the rear door of his car so that it was always ajar to cool the carcasses. K. called for reinforcements over the radio, he spoke of “dubious people” and also expressed the suspicion of poaching.
However, he did not name the personal details or the license plate number. S., who, according to the chamber, overheard the sentences and had neither a hunting license nor a firearms license, saw a way of getting away: by killing the two officers and fleeing undetected.
He grabbed the shotgun that was in the car and shot police officer Yasmin B. in the head “with intent to kill”. He then aimed at her colleague with the intention of injuring K. and restricting his mobility. Alexander K. still managed to make an emergency call, he shot his service magazine empty when he fled to the adjacent field.
guilty of aiding and abetting poaching in a particularly serious case
The presiding judge further outlined how S. now grabbed his hunting rifle, which was equipped with illegal long-range thermal targeting technology, and initially hit K. with a shot in the stomach. He then shot two more times at K., who was already lying on the ground, most recently at close range.