Austria made crime headlines again yesterday when a man walked into a Vienna police station and confessed to killing five family members with an ax, CNN reports. He killed his wife and 7-year-old daughter, as well as his parents and father-in-law in other cities, a police spokesman said. Police found the five bodies with ax wounds. The man cited “financial difficulties” as his motive.
“He said he'd been speculating on the financial markets and had lost everything, so he wanted to spare his family the shame,” said the spokesman.