German Consulate Wants Justice for Diren Dede's Death - ABC FOX Montana Local News, Weather, Sports KTMF | KWYB

German Consulate Wants Justice for Diren Dede's Death

Posted: Updated:
Memorial for Diren Dede Memorial for Diren Dede
MISSOULA - ABC FOX MONTANA has obtained photos from Markus Kaarma's attorney, Paul Ryan on Wednesday, depicting some of 17-year-old Diren Dede's last moments alive.

They were pulled from a live streaming video baby monitor Kaarma's partner, Janelle Plfager, had set up in their garage.

The photos show 17-year-old Diren Dede inside the garage-- some time before he was shot in the head and left arm by Kaarma.

ABC FOX MONTANA also learned Diren Dede's father arrived in Missoula Tuesday night.

An official from the German Consulate is assisting him, while he meets with local law enforcement and attorneys on the case.

A German Consulate spokeswoman said they're doing all they can to support the family of Diren Dede, who was shot and killed in a garage, right here, in this quiet Missoula neighborhood.

"The consulate general was completely shocked to learn about this killing of a German foreign exchange student," said German Consulate spokeswoman Julia Reinhardt.

Reinhardt said they became involved in the case as soon as they learned about Diren Dede's death.

"We are in continued contact with the authorities, we sent a staff member to Missoula."

Reinhardt says she and other diplomats at the consulate understand that in Montana, it is lawful to use deadly force to protect oneself under certain circumstances. And as a foreign exchange student living in Montana, Dede was subject to state law.

"We would just hope that the owner of the gun would use it in a responsible way," Reinhardt added.

And Reinhardt said she finds it difficult to justify Kaarma's actions, even though he claims he feared for his life.

"The use of a gun in this case seems to us out of proportion."

Reinhardt said she hopes the investigation will be speedy and thorough.

"We just hope that justice will be done to make it clear to everyone that an unarmed juvenile cannot lawfully be killed by a citizen of Montana simply because the juvenile has trespassed into a garage," said Reinhardt.

Reinhardt said the consulate official will continue to assist Dede's father while he prepares his son's body to be returned home.

She said treatment of a body varies under Muslim religion, which includes burying a body 48 hours after the time of death.

The Muslim Student Association at the University of Montana is also aiding Dede's father while he is in Missoula.

Neighbors in the Grant Creek area continue to feel the effects of the shooting in their neighborhood.

Suzanne Klise said she and her husband are Kaarma's next-door-neighbors.

Klise said she and her husband noticed another deer canyon resident had put up balloons on their mailbox earlier today.

They were touched by the gesture and wanted to join the effort.

"Everyone is just feeling really badly for both the host family and the German family and what they're going through right now, and just our hearts reach out to them," Klise said.

Klise said this community is still in shock, and they'll continue to show support for Dede's family.
  • NationalMore>>

  • 420's long, strange trip to pot holiday began in California

    420's long, strange trip to pot holiday began in California

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 2:21 AM EDT2018-04-18 06:21:28 GMT
    Friday, April 20 2018 10:37 AM EDT2018-04-20 14:37:36 GMT
    (AP Photo/Eric Risberg). In this Friday, April 13, 2018, photo, the Waldos, from left, Mark Gravitch, Larry Schwartz, Dave Reddix, Steve Capper and Jeffrey Noel pose below a statue of Louis Pasteur at San Rafael High School in San Rafael, Calif. Friday...(AP Photo/Eric Risberg). In this Friday, April 13, 2018, photo, the Waldos, from left, Mark Gravitch, Larry Schwartz, Dave Reddix, Steve Capper and Jeffrey Noel pose below a statue of Louis Pasteur at San Rafael High School in San Rafael, Calif. Friday...
    Where are The Waldos? Not far from the San Francisco Bay Area high school where in 1971 the five buddies' search for a marijuana patch gave birth to the term 420, now the date for marijuana's high holiday and...
    Where are The Waldos? Not far from the San Francisco Bay Area high school where in 1971 the five buddies' search for a marijuana patch gave birth to the term 420, now the date for marijuana's high holiday and universal slang for smoking weed.
  • Columbine, Parkland students unite for voter registration

    Columbine, Parkland students unite for voter registration

    Thursday, April 19 2018 2:25 PM EDT2018-04-19 18:25:10 GMT
    Friday, April 20 2018 10:37 AM EDT2018-04-20 14:37:14 GMT
    (AP Phoot/David Zalubowski, File). FILE - In this March 14, 2018, file photograph, an orange ribbons adorns a fence after it was tied there by a student during a walkout to protest gun violence on the soccer field behind Columbine High School in Little...(AP Phoot/David Zalubowski, File). FILE - In this March 14, 2018, file photograph, an orange ribbons adorns a fence after it was tied there by a student during a walkout to protest gun violence on the soccer field behind Columbine High School in Little...
    While students across US plan walkouts for Columbine anniversary, a quiet day of service planned for students at Colorado school.
    While students across US plan walkouts for Columbine anniversary, a quiet day of service planned for students at Colorado school.
  • Judge to hear arguments about delaying Stormy Daniels case

    Judge to hear arguments about delaying Stormy Daniels case

    Friday, April 20 2018 2:22 AM EDT2018-04-20 06:22:49 GMT
    Friday, April 20 2018 10:36 AM EDT2018-04-20 14:36:50 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, file). FILE - In this April 16, 2018, file photo, adult film actress Stormy Daniels speaks outside federal court in New York. A federal judge is set to hear arguments about whether to delay the case of Daniels, who claims she h...(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, file). FILE - In this April 16, 2018, file photo, adult film actress Stormy Daniels speaks outside federal court in New York. A federal judge is set to hear arguments about whether to delay the case of Daniels, who claims she h...
    President Donald Trump's lawyer, whose office was raided by the FBI last week, is seeking to delay a court case brought by a porn actress who claims she had an affair with the president.
    President Donald Trump's lawyer, whose office was raided by the FBI last week, is seeking to delay a court case brought by a porn actress who claims she had an affair with the president.
  • Most Popular

Powered by Frankly

Features

  • More Features
  • Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 Cowles Montana Media. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.