>> It was a bizarre killing spree that shocked Belgium a mystery never solved. 30 years later a new lead, a deathbed confession by a former policeman that he was one of the so called Crazy Brabant killers. The trial wearing grotesque face paint gunned down eight people at this supermarket at Aalst in 1995.
One was a nine year old girl waiting in a car outside. Others were slaughtered as they cowered on the floor. All they stole was petty cash. It turned out to be their last attack in a series of robberies. After a three year spree that killed 28 people, the group vanished as suddenly as they'd emerged.
The former policeman told his brother that he was the tall suspected ring leader known as the Giant. Local media reporting he was dismissed from an elite commando unit in 1981. At the time the killer's proficiency with weapons and evading capture raised suspicions of police involvement. But they were discounted.
Detectives are now optimistic about identifying them if not their motives. Left and right wing urban guerillas terrorized several European countries during the so called yeas of lead but it's not clear if there's a connection.