AN ANTI-VAXXER dad who killed his entire family over a fake Covid pass is said to have executed his three daughters “one by one in their beds”.
German cops are investigating after Devid R is believed to have shot his wife Linda and their three kids, aged four, eight and 10, before killing himself at their home in Berlin last Friday.
The dad killed his family and then himself in fear that the kids would be taken away from them[/caption]
Candles and teddies lie outside the house in Berlin where the family was killed[/caption]
The dad, who was a member of an anti-vaxx group who compared jabs to the Holocaust, wrote a suicide note in which he said he forged a vaccine certificate for his wife Linda.
Linda’s employer – the Technical University in nearby Wildau – found out about the fake jab passport and the dad feared the parents would be jailed and lose custody of their children, prosecutor Gernot Bantleon said.
According to Bild, Devid R shot his wife and children – Leni, Janni and Rubi – while they were sleeping in bed before shooting himself in the head.
Each child was tragically found dead in their own room.
All five family members died from close-range gunshots to the head, autopsy results have revealed.
Cops said the gun which the dad used in the killings was obtained illegally, local media reports.
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Speaking about the suicide note left by Devid R, Bantleon told Bild: “In it he literally writes that the university wanted to pursue the vaccination passport forgery ‘with the utmost rigor’.”
It comes amid new restrictions in Germany meaning unvaccinated workers cannot go into the office and submitting a fake Covid vaccine certificate is a criminal offence.
People who are caught either face a fine or a year’s prison term.
However, according to a legal expert who spoke to Bild, Devid R and his wife would not have been jailed over the faked documents and instead would have been fined by authorities.
Officials said it’s unclear from the suicide note if wife Linda shared her husband’s concerns that his children would be taken away.
Police were alerted by witnesses – who had seen lifeless bodies in the house on Saturday, according to a statement from officials.
Cops said they found no indication that anyone else was present at the time – or that anyone forced their way into the house.
Detectives believe the killer dad was immersed in the world of the Querdenker movement – a prolific anti-vaxx group in Germany.
German politicians have described the movement as a “sect” and the group have been under surveillance by intelligence agencies.
The anti-vaxxers have clashed with riot cops amid violent demonstrations over vaccine and lockdown measures.
And they have been condemned for using the Star of David as they compare the life-saving vaccines to the Holocaust.
Devid R appears to been a follower of the cult-like movement before he killed his entire family.
Querdenker followers suggested in a Telegram channel that his death was part of a wider conspiracy – further fuelling their beliefs.
The grisly case comes as Germany tightened up restrictions to try to stem a fourth wave of Covid.
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Since last month, employees have been required to show they are vaccinated, recovered or test negative for Covid.
German authorities agreed last week to bar unvaccinated people from access to all but the most essential businesses such as grocery stores, pharmacies and bakeries.
They also plan to make vaccination mandatory for some jobs.
Linda was found dead with her husband and three children at the home in Germany[/caption]
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