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Austrian stabs man to death 'because he was unhappy with his life and wanted to go to prison'

Austrian police say a man stabbed a man to death because he was unhappy with his life and wanted to go to prison. 

Officers said the 29-year-old had planned the killing for weeks in order to be imprisoned. 

The man was arrested in the western state of Tyrol on suspicion of stabbing another man to death. 

Innsbruck police said on Tuesday that the suspect had walked into a police station on Monday in the town of Kufstein, near the German border. 

They said that the man, an Austrian citizen, claimed responsibility for the killing. 

Austrian police say a man, 29, stabbed a man to death in Kufstein, near the German border, because he was unhappy with his life and wanted to go to prison (file photo)

Austrian broadcaster ORF said the body of a 77-year-old was found in a wooded area on the banks of the Inn river at 6.35pm on Monday. 

The victim had multiple stab wounds and cuts on their upper body and neck, the publication reported. 

Head of the State Criminal Police Office Katja Tersch said that the suspect was 'composed and very clear' during the interrogation.    

The man, whose name wasn't released, told officers that he wanted to be imprisoned because he was unhappy with his life.  

Police said the man appeared to have selected his victim, lured him into an ambush and killed him. 

They said in a statement: 'There was no chance the victim could have survived.'  

Austrian broadcaster ORF said the body of a 77-year-old was found in a wooded area on the banks of the Inn river at 6.35pm on Monday (file photo of the Inn river)

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