In the trial at the district court of bamberg concerning several unexplained deaths in the senior citizens' residence schloss gleusdorf (municipality of untermerzbach), the home supervisory authority at the district office of habberge had its say. It turned out that significant deficiencies were reported by staff only with and after the start of media reporting. The home supervisory authority, in any case, was surprised by the serious accusations, according to its own statements.
Why did the employees of the home remain silent for at least five years, even though terrible things are said to have happened right before their eyes?? Why did they not report the incidents to the home supervisor, who then informed the public prosecutor's office?? The first case, which appears in the indictment as negligent homicide by omission, occurred in 2011. But only after some caregivers had been informed, they turned to the home supervisor at the district office habberge. However, they insisted on remaining anonymous: "they told me they were afraid and financially dependent, the court heard from a witness. However, this statement probably did not refer to the fear of losing one's job, since there is a glaring shortage of skilled workers.