Now the public prosecutor’s office in landshut is investigating his three friends for involuntary manslaughter. On sunday in niederviehbach near landshut, they had tied him to a playground merry-go-round with adhesive tape, turned the game machine dangerously fast with the help of a car and filmed everything. According to police, the 20-year-old was thrown from the carousel and died at the scene of the accident due to severe head injuries.
"The video should be posted on youtube, we know that secured," said prosecutor hubert krapf on wednesday to the news agency dpa. There the clique had already uploaded several videos with experiments, which are as senseless as dangerous. Hot candle wax from a tea light was poured into the mouth and spat out again when cold. There were nose coils with tabasco and ear piercing with hammer and nail. All this is reminiscent of the concept of a US series first broadcast by the music channel MTV twelve years ago. In the series "jackass" professional actors sometimes performed dangerous actions, which were supposed to be funny. Later, several "jackass" films were also released. Before imitation one warned thereby always expressly.
The father of the 20-year-old had appealed to the media after the accident: "please warn all young people about these damn videos and these shitty jackass movies," the "passauer neue presse" (tuesday) had quoted him as saying.
According to one of their lawyers, the three acquaintances of the 20-year-old will not make any statements to the police about the case at first. They are 18, 19 and 20 years old. In adult criminal law, up to five years’ imprisonment is possible for involuntary manslaughter.