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Wed May 15, 2019, 06:53 PM

Man killed by crossbow in Germany led 'medieval cult'

Source: BBC

Man killed by crossbow in Germany led 'medieval cult'

15 May 2019

The man killed in a crossbow murder-suicide pact in Germany is believed to have led a cultish group devoted to medieval folklore and treated the women around him like slaves, reports say.

The bodies of Torsten W and two women were found in a hotel room in Bavaria on Saturday, alongside three crossbows.

The deaths were linked to two more deaths in Germany on Monday.

Torsten W appeared to have controlled the women like an oppressive sect leader, German media reports.

The alleged cult-like leader, 53, and woman, Kerstin E, 33, were found in bed, hand in hand, impaled with arrows from the modern crossbow.


Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-48288773

The hotel is in a popular hiking location near Passau in Bavaria (AFP)

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