The Innsbruck Higher Regional Court (OLG) will now decide on this, his lawyer said on Tuesday. The law provides that a complaint triggers a detention period of one month.
Until then, there will therefore be no detention hearing, according to the lawyer. Such was originally planned for the coming week, because normally there is a two-week period after the imposition of pre-trial detention until the next examination. Meanwhile, the defense attorney once again emphasized that his client “of course not” killed his boy.
Originally, the case, which also made international headlines, was assumed to be a robbery of the father. The man is said to have been knocked unconscious by a stranger with a bottle on a promenade next to the river Ache and robbed him. After that, the six-year-old is said to have climbed out of the stroller on his own, fallen into the river and drowned there. But after months of intensive investigations, in which no hot lead emerged for the alleged robber, the 38-year-old was targeted and finally arrested on February 27. He is said to have killed the boy and faked the robbery. Concrete investigation results should weigh heavily on him.