Kommissar Rex (Inspector Rex) (1994) s04e14 Episode Script

Series 4, Episode 14

1 INSPECTOR REX THE LAST MATCH That's it! You're not concentrating.
Anything wrong? No.
Everything's fine.
I don't think so.
Pull yourself together.
There's more to come? Yes, if you talk when you're drunk.
You're in this too.
If anyone finds out about it I'll give you heaps of trouble.
If you want champagne you know where it is.
Thanks but not today.
I'm off.
Please lock up.
- I will.
- Take a leaf out of her book.
Your boss has strong nerves.
Talking about it again? Just forget it! Don't tell me.
I've forgotten about it.
If you talk to anybody you're fired.
I hope he doesn't cause trouble.
Don't worry.
- Well? - Great! Come on, Rex.
I'll show you.
Coward.
How many points? I got 156, Rex 155.
- Why so few, Rex? - He refused the pipe.
So Rex will pay for the ham rolls.
I got 210 points.
We're lucky You're paying- Yes, you're paying.
Brandtner.
All right.
Where? We'll leave right away.
Sleep well.
The night shift rang.
Death in a tennis club.
May I finish my coffee? Thanks.
- Hello, Doctor.
- Hello.
You're late.
We only just heard about it.
The night shift asked us to take over.
I see.
They wanted to go home early? The dead man is Fritz Breuer, the tennis coach.
The cleaning woman found him at 6.
30 a.
m.
She called the police and also the lessee of this club.
Her name is Heidi Schulz.
She's over there.
- Make sure nobody leaves.
- I will.
- And how is Rex? - He's well, he's over there.
He knows he isn't allowed near the scene.
This isn't where it happened.
The blood trail shows that he was stabbed in the shower and dragged himself to this spot.
BÃck, Crime Squad.
Please step back.
Mrs Schulz, some questions.
I turned him over to check for livor mortis mobility.
Still mobile.
So he died about six hours ago.
Right.
Rigor mortis has already set in.
That's when the body temperature dropped.
The livor mortis is pale pink, hardly visible.
So he bled internally.
We didn't find much blood.
- Do we have the weapon? - Yes.
I wrapped it.
It's a simple kitchen knife but very effective.
Often used in domestic arguments.
- How many wounds? - Just one.
If you don't need me any more I'll leave.
We agree he was murdered at one this morning? Give or take an hour.
More after the post-mortem.
- He must have tried to get help.
- There was nobody.
The lessee said she left here with a Mr Habermann shortly after midnight.
Breuer stayed back by himself.
Was the hall locked when the cleaning woman arrived? Yes, it was Breuer who locked up.
So anybody who knew the club and Breuer's routine could have come in and murdered him.
That's what I thought.
The club has at least 200 members.
We must find the one with a motive.
Excuse me.
The door was open.
Brandtner, Homicide.
My name's Schulz, I'm the manager.
- Does the dog disturb you? - No, he can stay.
We assume that Mr Breuer was murdered after midnight.
Who would do such a thing? Please.
Who was the last person here last night? Mr Breuer, Mr Habermann and myself.
What can you tell me about Mr Habermann? He's been a club member for many years.
He owns several sports shops.
That Habermann? - Where can I reach him? - He should be at his office.
- I can give you his number.
- Thanks.
My colleague said you and Mr Habermann left together.
Yes.
But we parted in the parking lot.
You can't take it.
Thank you.
Any more questions? Allow me.
Thanks.
How well do you know Mr Habermann? Another ten.
I saw your last game on TV.
Really great.
Thanks.
You've got a big match next week, haven't you? Yes.
Are you interested in tennis? Mainly as a spectator.
Anything wrong with your right arm? A pulled muscle.
It will be fine for the next match.
22.
5.
- Were you here yesterday? - Yes, I work out every day.
How long yesterday? My daughter and I left here towards evening.
One more.
Can you imagine why anyone would kill Breuer? No.
He was liked around here.
- Would you mind leaving us? - Sorry that's it.
You're the only one here today who feels like working out.
A really professional attitude.
It's bad enough for her that she can't play tennis.
- So I'm working on my legs.
- I understand.
Best of luck for your next match.
Bye.
Where did you go from here? I was at my local pub till two in the morning.
- Then I drove home.
- Any witnesses? At the pub, yes.
Several.
After that, no.
I live on my own.
Have you seen this knife? It could be from our kitchen.
- Who has access to it? - Every club member.
Does your girlfriend usually pick you up? Yes, and we generally go for a drink afterwards.
That way I don't have to drive myself.
Of course.
Your girlfriend can confirm that she met you last night? Yes, any time.
You know where to contact her.
That's it, Mr Habermann.
Thank you.
You're welcome.
I hope you don't intend to travel.
We might have more questions.
If you have to Bye.
Mrs Schulz and Mr Habermann's alibis don't stand up.
He's so tall.
How could he be the killer? The stabbing was done upwards so we don't know the height.
She went to her car which was parked here.
He was met by his girlfriend who was waiting for him there.
Either could have gone back unnoticed and killed Breuer.
A difficult case.
The tennis star's father told me Breuer was popular.
Yes, with Mrs Schulz.
Here are the private telephone calls made by Mrs Schulz, Breuer and Habermann.
Last week she called Breuer nearly every night.
- And before that? - Not at all.
How long were the calls? About 20 to 30 minutes each.
Mrs Schulz is taking strong tranquillisers.
I saw them on her desk.
Maybe they had an affair and he wanted to end it.
Hello.
I'm Brandtner.
Do you know Mrs Schulz from the tennis club? Yes, she buys ointments and vitamins for the club.
- She bought tranquillisers.
- I can't remember.
Strange.
Your sticker is on her pack.
We have lots of clients.
Well if I understand you correctly you remember ointments and vitamins but not a strong prescription drug.
Now I remember.
I gave it to her without a prescription.
She promised to bring that later.
I was surprised.
She'd never taken those drugs before.
- When did she buy it? - About a week ago.
Heidi Two mineral waters, please.
Of course.
What happened to Breuer is terrible.
Who do you think did it? Why do you ask me of all people? How would I know? Well the police will find out.
I hope so.
Mr Brandtner, what can I do for you? Tell me why you spoke to Mr Breuer nearly every night.
- Who told you? - Your itemised call list.
Mr Breuer had been drinking more than usual.
I wanted to help.
At two in the morning? We couldn't talk here undisturbed.
He was rarely home before then.
Do you know why he drank? He seemed to be unhappy with his life.
Why are you taking tranquillisers? - It's none of your business.
- It is.
After all, this is about a murder.
I have financial problems.
Debts, you understand.
I'm trying to.
Were you having an affair with him? No.
It wouldn't do for me to have an affair with the coach.
You seem to be enjoying yourself.
It takes my mind off things.
Are you afraid? Why are you here? We're closing soon.
I want to talk to you.
In your office.
- Why are you here? - What did you tell the police? That Breuer, you and I were the last ones left.
What else? That you and I drove off and Breuer stayed back alone.
I told them the same thing.
I have an alibi.
- We left at the same time.
- I didn't see you.
I'll be quick.
I don't want to lock up by myself.
I'm in no hurry.
Take your time.
- Get lost! - What's wrong? You're not usually prudish.
How dare you take such liberties? Don't forget I lent you a lot of money.
And we know a lot about each other.
You got me involved.
It won't ever happen again.
Don't dare say anything to the police.
Have a nice evening.
Yes, Rex.
Breakfast's on the way.
In a hurry, are you? I'll be right back.
Brandtner.
Morning, Christian.
What happened? We'll soon be there.
Bye.
Not bad.
From now on you'll make your own.
Morning, Christian.
Who found Ms Schulz? A worker from the building site.
He went to get a key.
Let's have a look at the body.
- Hello, Mr Brandtner.
- Hello, Doctor.
Looks similar to Breuer.
But it wasn't necessarily a murder.
Why not? Theoretically it could have been suicide.
No sign of a struggle.
She was sitting up.
The angle's right for a right-hander.
- Her blouse is pierced.
- You're right.
Suicides push their clothes aside.
There are exceptions.
Let's assume she died late last night.
More after the post-mortem.
Gentlemen Does our doctor feel insulted? Look who's watching us.
Hello.
Mr Klein.
Hello.
- Coaching your daughter? - Terrible, what happened! - The cleaning woman told me.
- Where's your daughter? I sent her home.
No point in training now.
Listen you seem to know your way around here.
Any idea what's going on? - People are talking.
- About what? They say Ms Schulz had an affair with Breuer.
- There were other women too.
- Who? I don't know, but there are plenty of opportunities here.
Does anybody know more about this supposed affair? I heard the rumour.
I forgot who told me.
She's been very nervous lately.
She might have killed herself.
And who do you think killed Mr Breuer? Well She may have killed him out of jealousy and then herself.
An interesting theory.
We'll talk again later.
I know where to find you.
Thank you.
Habermann Rex? The police think it was murder and suicide I want things kept quiet too.
Hello.
- Who found Ms Schulz? - I did.
Let's agree on this version.
It's best for all of us.
You're lucky to be getting out of it this easily.
You could have ended up like the other two.
Everything all right? She died of a stab wound to the heart, or cardiac tamponade, a rapid accumulation of blood in the pericardium which leads to a compression of the heart.
- Any fingerprints on the knife? - The dead woman's.
But smudged and held the wrong way.
She'd have held the knife like this before.
- So she didn't kill herself.
- I agree with you.
There are no trial stabs or blood stains on her hand.
Besides, she had the tablets.
Right.
Women who kill themselves prefer poison.
So we're dealing with two murder cases.
- How did you and Rex get on? - Very well.
- What's that? - We fought over a ham roll.
- I see, and who won? - Guess.
The doctor and I agree that Ms Schulz didn't commit suicide.
I talked to Habermann.
Not only does he own sports shops, he's also a big shot in the tennis association.
He has an alibi.
Klein is strange too.
He tried to convince me Schulz and Breuer had an affair and that it was a murder and then suicide.
We'd better have a closer look at him.
Look at this.
The photos are ready.
Very good.
- Notice anything? - The trophy is damaged.
The glass table's broken.
Looks like a fight, but no signs of a struggle on the body.
The damage isn't new.
This is already tarnished.
There was a fight, but it wasn't last night.
Your struggle was definitely today.
I didn't see you, sorry.
- Mr Schober, everything okay? - Yes.
Someone hit the table the cup fell down like this.
That's how the glass table was damaged.
The elephant like this Right.
It might have looked like this after the fight.
The furniture's in place.
But nobody thought of repairing the damage.
Looking for old blood stains? If they've been removed Luminol will make them visible.
Could you darken the room? I knew it.
Blood.
The sofa's been cleaned.
Hopefully the floor hasn't.
We have something here.
Good bye.
Yes? Fine, Mr Schober.
Did you drive my car from the basement? Where outside? I see fine.
Lock up.
I'll be leaving soon.
Have a nice evening.
What's going on? - May I ask who you are? - Habermann, the owner.
We had a call.
The back door was broken open from inside.
What? I want to have a look.
It seems the burglar had himself locked in and fled through this door.
Is anything missing? I'll have it checked.
But it looks as if nothing is missing.
It looks like vandalism, but not much is damaged.
- We must report it.
- A damaged dummy? You don't know yet what's missing.
I told you nothing's missing.
Have you found out anything about Stefan Klein? He's a tennis dad, manager and coach all in one.
He only thinks of his daughter's career.
What's this? We must have a fresh-air fanatic here.
Madness in this cold weather.
- I've nothing against him.
- The fresh-air fanatic? - No, the tennis dad.
- I see.
She earns so much money now.
It provides a good living for both of them.
Every window seems to be open.
Found out anything about the girl? She's ranked 24th in the world.
The experts say she'll have a great career.
Morning.
What's with Rex? The office blues, maybe? Who knows? I've been feeling like that for months.
Any news from the lab? The footprints show four people were involved in the fight.
Well somehow I'm missing a ham roll.
I can't think who might have taken it.
Can a dog that steals ham rolls be a police dog? Only if he pleads self-defence on grounds of starvation.
Interesting.
A break-in at Habermann's shop.
I wanted to talk to him anyway.
Photos of the shoe prints.
Why do you need my tennis shoes? To check something.
Please come with me.
Please come in, Mr Habermann.
What's this? How it might have looked after the fight.
We know four people were involved.
My colleague will find out who.
- What have I to do with it? - We'll find out.
- I can't wait.
- This is not for your pleasure.
This is about two murders.
Last night your shop was broken into.
The police felt you showed no interest in resolving the case.
Want to tell us anything? The shoes fit one of the prints exactly.
Mr Habermann? Ms Schulz and I had a fight.
Money.
I'd lent her a large sum so she could lease the club.
She needed a deposit.
That was a while ago.
She made no effort to pay me back.
And then? Breuer got involved.
He took her side and then a harmless fight started.
When? About ten days ago.
Who else was present? Nobody.
Was anybody hurt? Breuer might have had a nosebleed, I'm not sure.
Why didn't you tell us straight away? The incident embarrassed me and I thought it unimportant.
The other two are dead.
I wouldn't kill anyone over money.
Thank you.
You may go.
I agree, Rex.
A pack of lies.
How does Rex know? He can smell it.
Under stress the body odour changes.
There was a fourth person in this room.
Look, I found something about Karin Klein.
She had a car accident recently.
But look at this.
It happened at normal speed on an empty street.
And she's a good driver.
- When was it? - Ten days ago.
Her jumper's on all wrong.
Looks like she got dressed in a hurry.
It could have been the day the fight took place.
We'd better speak to Ms Klein.
No earlier flight? Book it, then.
No, one way.
First class.
On the day of your accident a violent fight took place in the club office.
You were involved.
What makes you say that? We found your footprints and blood from your blood group.
And we found this.
The toggle of a zip.
We found it between the sofa cushions.
Ms Klein, we can prove that you were involved in the fight.
What happened that night? I know it's difficult for you to talk about it.
But try.
Breuer and Habermann called me into Ms Schulz' office.
I thought it was about a sponsorship.
He'd made me an offer before.
He also hinted at wanting some special favours in return.
He thought he could buy me.
They were both drunk by then.
Was Ms Schulz there? Yes.
Breuer and Habermann dragged me onto the sofa and while one held me down the other raped me.
She didn't stop them.
Ask HÃllerer to bring Habermann here.
Ms Klein I find this difficult, but it is possible that you took revenge.
I can understand that but I didn't do it.
My father did.
So you confided in your father and he decided to kill the men involved? Yes.
Did he also try to kill Habermann? Ask him that yourself.
Mr Klein did you kill Fritz Breuer and Heidi Schulz? Yes.
Those bastards deserved it.
They destroyed my daughter's career.
She may never play again.
Well, well you're not planning a trip, are you, sir? Please come with me.
Well? - Is your arm better? - What else do you want? - My father confessed.
- Yes.
To save your career.
He didn't commit the crimes.
- So you're saying it was me.
- I can prove it.
Right.
I want you to exchange your racket for one of these.
Don't touch it! We found smudged fingerprints of other people on the knife.
So you wore gloves.
Yet my dog can tell whether you held the murder weapon.
You held it.
We'll repeat it just to be sure.
Rex Put the racket in a different place.
My arm injury was a cut not a pulled muscle.
It happened that night.
I told my father everything.
He didn't want anyone to know about the rape.
A scandal like that could ruin my career.
They all kept silent.
So I had to avenge myself.
What about Habermann? He got away last night.
Unfortunately.
Let's go.