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Swiss town in shock after 33-year-old soccer coach kills four people

NewsBy Neil Fetherston
Swiss town in shock after 33-year-old soccer coach kills four people

Officials in the Swiss town of Rupperswil are in shock after the arrest of a 33-year-old soccer coach over the killing of four people.

The Swiss man, identified by local media as Thomas N., is suspected of killing a mother, her two sons and the older son's girlfriend in December.

Prosecutors say the suspect made a "comprehensive confession" after his arrest on Thursday.

Roland Wenger, a spokesman for the FC Sarmenstorf soccer club, said members were shocked by the news.

He said on Saturday that "nobody in the club would have thought Thomas N. would be capable of this, he was always decent."

Rupperswil Mayor Rudolf Hediger said: "There's a certain amount of shame and dismay that it was really a member of our village community."