Skip to comments.Who killed Czech Clyde? Bonnie or did he shoot himself?
Posted on 11/12/2009 2:36:18 PM PST by lizol
Who killed Czech Clyde? Bonnie or did he shoot himself?
Plzeň - The runaway prisoner that the police intercepted on Wednesday night was not killed by the police.
Police spokesperson Martina Lídlová has confirmed the information.
"The autopsy showed that it was a different gun that killed Tauchen. The Czech police don't use such a kind of gun," said the spokeswoman.
There are two possible versions at the moment: either Pavel Tauchen shot himself in the head shortly before the police opened fire at him and his wife. The other option is that Dagmar Tauchenová shot her 42-year old husband by mistake. The case is now under investigation.
During the shoot-out Tauchenová was severely injured and remains in the Plzeň hospital. The doctors say she is out of danger.
The chronic crime offender and safe breaker Pavel Tauchen was sentenced to five years in prison a few weeks ago.
On Tuesday Tauchenová helped the prisoner to escape when she opened fire on the prison guards who were taking her husband to the local hospital. She faces up to 15 years in prison.
The couple which was dubbed by Czech media "Czech Bonnie and Clyde" was hiding in a village near the south-bohemian city of Strakonice. Their freedom lasted only 30 hours.
11 November 2009
Plzen, West Bohemia, Nov 10 (CTK) - A Czech woman, probably along with another accomplice, assaulted a police escort and set the escorted prisoner, her husband Pavel Tauchen, free in Plzen-Bory yesterday, Plzen police spokeswoman Martina Habrova has told CTK.
The woman opened fire during the attack, but no one was injured. The prisoner and his wife escaped in a car.
Policemen armed with sub-machine guns are now checking all suspicious cars in the region, Habrova said.
"The man is an extremely dangerous prisoner, Pavel Tauchen, 42," West Bohemian police spokeswoman Pavla Soukupova said.
She added that it was Tauchen's wife Dagmar who attacked the police escort.
The police have launched a nation-wide search for Tauchen and his wife. The fugitives are armed, Soukupova warned.
A high number of policemen from West Bohemia and other regions as well as a helicopter have been deployed in the search.
According to CTK information, Tauchen escaped from prison once before, in July 1999. The police arrested him in November of the same year near Prague. He suffered a shooting injury then.
The escort yesterday transported Tauchen to hospital. His wife was waiting outside. She opened fire at the prison van, Tauchen escaped and jumped into a blue Skoda Fabia.
Prison authority spokesman Robert Kacer told CTK that the escaped prisoner was charged with theft, harm caused to a thing of another and illegal possession of arms.
According to the media, Tauchen and his accomplice Pavel Kocovsky were sentenced to five years in prison in November for having robbed safe deposits using explosives.
A third possibility was one of the Czech police officers has a weapon that was not issued to him by the department.
he looks exceedingly guilty, she a bit less so.