On January 2023, SRF Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen broadcast VERBRECHEN IM WAHN (Crimes committed in insanity). The episode focused on Alex’s case and that of 7-year-old Ilias, who was also murdered in an unprovoked attack.
The project had been in the making for several months. It’s never easy to speak publicly about what happened, to open my heart for all to see. Yet in my work as a writer on child loss and grief mentor, I believe it’s essential that I do so. For legal reasons, a number of the interviews I gave had to be cut. I purposefully spoke in English to reach a broader audience as I know that Alex’s case has touched many who do not understand German.
It’s in sharing our stories that we build community. Perhaps, in so doing, we’re able to help one another, no matter our circumstances or cultural background. I wish to thank all those involved in the making, filming, and production at SRF1 for giving me a voice. Also, to the author Christine Brand for having presented the facts so eloquently. To the family of Ilias, my deepest, most heartfelt condolences. No one should know this pain.
To view the documentary, please see the Youtube link (subtitles in German; all my interviews in English) or SRF link below: