He took his own life in prison by choking on gas, Oskar Kozlowski23, detained in Bolzano for killing his friend Maxim Zanella “because Satan ordered me to,” he said during his confession. Thus the trial ends and the victim’s family members will not receive compensation.
Kozlowski had hit the young lifeguard in his apartment in Brunico with a fatal stab on the night of July 27 last year. Several times the Polish boy would have expressed his intention to commit suicide. Until the discovery of his lifeless body in the prison cell.
The murder took place during a satanic rite, inside a room lit by a single candle. Zanella, nine years older than Kozlowski, a Russian, adopted by his parents from Bolzano and brought to Italy with his sister Cristina in 1998, was a friend of his, a neighbor here, in the heart of Brunico: the pearl of the Val Pusteria where the crime was committed , a few months after that of the parents of Benno Neumair.
When in the night, after Kozlowski had appeared, the investigators entered Maxim Zanella’s two-room apartment and found many bottles of beer on the table, almost all empty, and the body of the thirty-year-old landlord lying on the bed. The murderer, who had the number 666 tattooed on his elbow, used a switchblade he had with him when, before midnight, he went up to visit his friend. They drank, they quarreled and threats led to a furious collision with the fatal blow.