Man throws himself to death after killing wife

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22 October 2007, Greifswald (dpa) - A 56-year-old businessman killed his wife and then threw himself to death from the top of a church near Berlin, police said Sunday.


22 October 2007

Greifswald (dpa) - A 56-year-old businessman killed his wife and then threw himself to death from the top of a church near Berlin, police said Sunday.

The man stabbed his wife in the family home in Greifswald on Saturday and a then called police from his cellphone on the 60-metre- high viewing platform of the town cathedral, a police spokesman said.

Officers tried to talk the man out of killing himself, but when they arrived on the scene a few minutes later he had already jumped.

The man had also called his grown-up son but he, too, was unable to persuade him to change his mind.

DPA

Subject: German news

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