A dad has been arrested for slaughtering his wife and son in their family home after his eldest child sprinted out of the house covered in blood screaming “that’s enough now daddy”.
The shocking drama in which a 38-year-old mother and her eight-year-old son were murdered took place in an upmarket neighbourhood in Tiefenbronn, a town in the south-western German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg.
According to local media, the neighbours of 60-year-old engineer Josef H., who lived with his 38-year-old wife and sons aged 11 and 8, could hear the gruesome scenes unfold.
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After the 11-year-old son cried out loud “that’s enough now daddy”, the neighbours saw him stumbling down the driveway towards the street soaked in blood trying to escape the house.
The boy suffered life-threatening injuries to his neck after being attacked with a knife.
When the cops arrived soon after, they discovered the bodies of the boy’s mother and younger brother in the house.
The 11-year-old boy was rushed to hospital by helicopter with severe injuries. There are no updates on his current condition.
The police arrested Josef H. as the suspected killer at the murder scene.
He also suffered unspecified injuries and was taken to hospital. According to reports, he could soon be remanded into investigative custody.
An unnamed neighbour was shocked by the bloody incident although she added that Josef H. could often be heard shouting at his family during his frequent rages.
She said: “We did not see him very often, but we did hear him shout a lot.”
Forensic investigators could be seen securing traces at the crime scene after the double murder.
Local media report there are spots of blood on the villa’s gate and the street, with local Mayor Frank Spottek shocked by the double murder in his otherwise quiet town.
Spottek said: “I am shocked by this tragic event in our community. This is a drama nobody would wish to happen.”
The investigation is ongoing.