Psychics lead mother to daughter's murderer

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4 January 2005, MANNHEIM - A grieving mother told a court in Germany how psychics told her who killed her 16-year-old daughter and where to find him. Taking the stand in Mannheim State Court, 45-year-old Sigrid Erbe testified that she had been frustrated with lack of progress in the case by police following the rape and murder of her daughter Susanne in June 2003. In desperation, she consulted two spiritualist mediums who contacted the spirit of her daughter, Susanne. "They told me he was a Croatian man in

4 January 2005

MANNHEIM - A grieving mother told a court in Germany how psychics told her who killed her 16-year-old daughter and where to find him.

Taking the stand in Mannheim State Court, 45-year-old Sigrid Erbe testified that she had been frustrated with lack of progress in the case by police following the rape and murder of her daughter Susanne in June 2003.

In desperation, she consulted two spiritualist mediums who contacted the spirit of her daughter, Susanne.

"They told me he was a Croatian man in his mid-20s and they told me where to look for him at a garage in Mannheim," she told the court.

Investigators followed up that information and subsequently obtained a confession from 24-year-old Mario Glavic, a Croat who works as a panel-beater and car painter at a Mannheim garage.

Until Glavic's arrest last June, police had questioned 6,500 men and had taken 4,300 saliva probes for genetic-fingerprinting testing without coming up with a firm suspect.

In the witness stand at the start of proceedings on Monday, Glavic covered his face with his hands and admitted raping and killing Susanne.

He said he was drunk and had taken cocaine and wanted sex but lacked money to visit a brothel.

"So I decided to rape the next woman who walked by," a sobbing Glavic told the court.

"It happened to be Susanne. She started screaming, so I hit her on the head with a rock. I only wanted to make her be quiet. I didn't want to kill her. I swear I didn't."

Erbe, who has created a website as a memorial to her daughter, said she does not want vengeance, but rather justice.

"I don't hate this man," she said. "But I am righteously angry. Justice must be done. He must be locked away forever." 

DPA

Subject: German news 

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