German who killed two over World Cup surrendersBy IANS
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Madrid, July 8 (IANS/AKI) A German man accused of killing two Italians after an alleged row over the World Cup in a bar in Germany has surrendered to Spanish authorities, police said.
The 42-year-old, known as Holger B., was expected to be extradited to Germany.
“We have no doubt the suspect will quickly be extradited to Germany,” said Irene Silinger, spokeswoman for German city Hanover state prosecutor’s office.
Holger had taken refuge at his stepfather’s house on the Spanish island of Majorca and was persuaded to turn himself in, police said.
He has reportedly confessed to shooting dead Giuseppe Longhitano and Franco Siccu Monday in a cafe in Hanover.
Investigators believe the men argued with Holger over the performances of Italy and Germany in past football World Cups.
Holger, left the cafe only to return with a 9mm pistol and shot the two Italians in the head, according to German police.
Both the victims died on the spot. Holger has no previous criminal record.