Walter accompanied Oboussier to his apartment. Once there, as Walter later told the police, Oboussier demanded that Walter perform ‘disgusting acts’ on him. In the morning, he couldn’t stand his pushiness any more. Walter first threw the knife at Oboussier, then he struck him on the head with the kilogram weight from the kitchen.
Despite his violent crime, Walter was pitied by the media and public. He became the victim, Oboussier the perpetrator. Journalists described the latter as ‘lecherous’ and ‘perverted’.
Walter served ten years in prison. While in prison, he lost the public’s sympathy. He was mentioned in a television discussion in 1960 on the subject of yobs. He read pulp fiction, engaged in various flings with women. His crime was now clearly judged to be one committed by a yob, a group of young people who were heavily monitored by the police in the following period.
Oboussier and his work were forgotten. His compositions were no longer played, church concerts cancelled. In 2001, his gravestone was removed from the Manegg cemetery