Basel police suspect jealousy in murder/suicide case
Basel police investigating the murder of the well-known lawyer Martin Wagner says he was shot by his neighbor, identified only as Martin G.
Police believe the neighbour suspected Wagner of having an affair with his wife.
Wagner’s wife died five months ago from a brain tumor. The neighbor’s wife offered him help with looking after his 10 year old daughter.
Police say the neighbour thought they developed a sexual relationship in that time.
After the 39 year old neighbour shot 57 year old Wagner on Sunday morning, he turned the gun on himself outside the home.
Police are not saying if the 10 year old was in the house at the time.