The Euskirchen court shooting
was an act of mass murder that occurred at the district court in
Euskirchen, Germany on March 9, 1994.
Just after his appeal against a sentence for
assaulting his former girlfriend, Vera Lamesic, had ended with an
upholding of his conviction, 39-year-old Erwin Mikolajczyk re-entered
the court building armed with .45-caliber Colt pistol and a homemade
bomb in a backpack. In the hallway he fatally shot Lamesic, two women
who had accompanied her, as well as two other people, and then entered
the court room where he killed 33-year-old Alexander Schäfer, the judge
who had convicted him.
When he ran out of bullets, Mikolajczyk killed
himself by detonating the bomb. A total of eight people were also
wounded in the attack.
- Peter Kurth
- Vera Lamesic, 56
- Agnes Müller
- Peter Preuß
- Marianne Rübsam
- Alexander Schäfer, 33
Erwin Mikolajczyk was a funny sort of a fellow. He
collected gumboots for starters, allegedly having 140 at his home, and
on each boot he had written a name and date, apparently these were his
sexual conquests (I very much doubt this as who ever heard of a mass
murderer who could bed this many chicks).
He also liked wearing army
fatigues, not very strange at all. To add to these amusing habits he
also collected guns, and belonged to the local gun club.
Well Erwin lived in Bonn, Germany and worked as a
boilerman. He seemed like a quite individual until his girlfriend had
him charged with assault in late '93.
Mikolajczyk was found guilty of this charge and forced
to pay a fine of 7200 DM.
Mikolajczyk didn't agree with the judges ruling and he
appealed the finding. On March 9 the appeal was rejected and Mikolajczyk
was seen afterward storming out of the courthouse, swearing madly.
Just a few minutes after leaving the building he
returned, this time with a black rucksack and a pistol and he also had a
string of garlic around his neck (fuck knows why, perhaps he though that
lawyers were the undead).
Mikolajczyk stormed straight into the
courtroom and killed the judge, Alex Schaefer, with a shot to the neck
before anyone knew what was going on.
He then turned and shot two
lawyers standing by him. By now the rest of the courtroom had fled or
dived behind desks, one guy even took off through a window (they were on
the second floor).
Mikolajczyk kept firing until finally running out of
bullets, when he pulled a bomb out of the rucksack and blew the fuck out
of the place. The blast was a pretty good idea, as he killed both his
girlfriend and her mother in the blast.
In fact the blast was so
powerful that his dismembered corpse was discovered outside in the
street, what a discovery. Along with those killed there were another
eight seriously injured.
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