Austrian mass killer’s crimes cost millions
VIENNA (AP) — Austrian police say the poacher who killed four people and then himself this year committed nearly 100 other crimes that caused estimated damages and losses valued around 10 million euros (nearly $14 million).
Police published their conclusions Thursday, three months after Alois Huber, 55, killed three policemen and a paramedic after police tried to question him. He then barricaded himself on his farm before setting fire to his hideout and shooting himself in the head.
The report says Huber committed 91 crimes between 1994 and the time he killed himself. They included burglaries, arson, car break-ins, license plate thefts and motorcycle thefts.
Police believe that most of the 600 deer and chamois trophies found on his property came from illegal kills, including 29 deer heads discovered in a freezer.