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Further arrest for arson attack in Saarlouis


Another suspect was arrested because of the arson attack on a refugee accommodation in Saarlouis more than 30 years ago. The 54-year-old is accused of aiding and abetting murder and attempted murder.

For months the process is running around the arson attack on an asylum seeker accommodation in Saarlouis more than 30 years ago – now there is a new development. In the morning, investigators arrested the 54-year-old former skinhead boss Peter St. in Saarlouis, the federal prosecutor confirmed to the SR.

He is to be brought before the investigating judge at the Federal Court of Justice in the course of the day. He decides whether the suspect should be remanded in custody.

last was Peter St. appeared as a witness in the Koblenz murder trial, but refused to testify because he ran the risk of incriminating himself. Because it was clear: St. had also played a role on the night of the crime, on September 19, 1991.

It must also burn in Saarlouis

Shortly before the arson attack, there was a meeting in a pub at which Peter St. is said to have advocated attacks on asylum seeker accommodation. Something like Hoyerswerda should also burn here in Saarlouis, he is said to have said. The Federal Prosecutor’s Office now evaluates this as an accessory to murder and attempted murder.

At that time, Peter St. undisputedly played a leading role in the Saarlouis neo-Nazi scene – he did not incite the crime, nor was he involved in the arson, but he did at least provide psychological support. In plain language: Without Peter St.’s statement about the attacks in Hoyerswerda, Peter S. might not have even had the idea of ​​setting fire to the asylum seeker’s accommodation.

Dropout Heiko S. is still at large

The third participant in the pub round shortly before the arson attack, Heiko S., who left the scene in the mid-1990s, is still at large. The alleged main perpetrator Peter S. had heavily incriminated him in his confession and described Heiko S. as the driving force behind the arson attack.

The SR radio news reported on this topic on June 6th, 2023.

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