Sunday, June 30, 2019

Angela Lazzaro, Suspected Black Widow - 1940, Argentina


FULL TEXT (translated from German): Angela Lazzaro from Alcorta is only 32 years old currently living in at Rosario in the Argentine province of Santa Fe, but she has already poisoned three husbands. She killed her last husband with arsenic powder. However, the authorities have some evidence that their first two men did not die of natural causes, but were victims of this female Bluebeard.

[“A Female Bluebeard.” Illustrierte Kronen Zeitung (Vienna, Austria), 17. Jänner 1940, p. 7]

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FULL TEXT: Erst 32 Jahre ist Angela Lazzaro aus Alcorta bei Rosario in der argentinischen Provinz Angela Lazzaro Santa Fé alt, aber sie hat bereits drei Ehemänner vergiftet. Dah sie ihren letzten Mann durch Arsenikpulver ums Leben gebracht hat, steht bereits fest. Die Behörden haben jedoch bestimmte Anhaltspunkte dafür, datz auch ihrebeiden ersten Männer keines natürlichen Todes gestorben, sondern Opfer dieses weiblichen Ritters Blaubart geworden sind.

[“Ein weiblicher Blaubart.” Illustrierte Kronen Zeitung (Vienna, Austria), 17. Jänner 1940, p. 7]

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Sunday, June 23, 2019

Voracious Cannibal Female Serial Killer, Gordeeva Dmitriev-Andryunin-Plaksin – Kyrgyzstan, 1940s


EXCERPT (Translated from Russian): The first recorded fact of cannibalism dates back to the 1940s. Then, in the village of Tokmok in Kyrgyzstan, a certain Gordeeva Dmitriev Andryunin Plaksin (known commonly as “Plaskin”) was detained. The investigation could not establish her real name and surname. Detectives established that she had killed and ate five women in the Chui Valley, and before that – wandering throughout Russia, Central Asia, Kazakhstan and Siberia – more than forty.

“I sometimes salted meat, often ate fresh. She made cutlets from buttocks and thighs, she loved to fry brains, and made scrambled eggs from eyeballs, she shocked the investigators with her revelations.”

Plaskin even planned to eat her own little son, who was specially taken to the photo studio so she could have a souvenir. At the last moment, she decided to destroy him. She characterised her tendency to anthropophagy, – that is: eating human meat and blood – as "attacks." And she could not restrain herself.  Plaskin was sentenced to 25 years in prison camp and her assets were  confiscated. In the 1960s Plaskin petitioned for clemency, which was not granted.

[Alyona Postelnyak, “Cannibals holding Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan in fear” Kantakto, Nov. 3, 2018]
By Алёна Постельняк, Людоеды, державшие в страхе Казахстан и Кыргызстан,” Kantakto, 03 ноября 2018.

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[Gordeeva Dmitriev-Andryunin-Plaksin - Гордеева-Дмитриева-Андрюнина-Плаксина]

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Another source:
#20. Каннибализм ; Нестор Пилявский ; Горный эндивий; (или о том, как я не стал каннибалом) –#20. Cannibalism  ; Nestor Pilavsky, “Mountain endive (or how I didn’t become a cannibal),”

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Saturday, June 22, 2019

Anna Weikert, Serial Killer – Bohemia, 1877


FULL TEXT: (translated from German):  From Neichenberg it is reported: In the winter of last year the 70-year-old cottager Vinzenz Weikert from Gabel suddenly went missing; there has been no trace of him found to this day. The growing rumor, which identified the 40-year-old spouse Anna Weikert the murderer of her husband, received a tangible aspect in the initiation of a judicial investigation, which had the result that Anna Weikert on April 13 of this year, pulled into preliminary investigation and then taken in haste to where she is now. The crimes that were gradually laid to rest in the course of the investigation of Anna Weikert, a person of repugnant appetite and bad name, can only be explained in their connection by the unbridled greed which has driven Anna Weikert from one murder to another.

Anna Weikert married to the first time, 28 years old, to the bricklayer Wenzel Hampel, in 1864, from which marriage two children emerged. After a little more than four years of marriage, Wenzel Hampel died suddenly: one child, named Wenzel, also died, and the second child, a two-year-old girl named Marie, simply disappeared. Weikert's statement that this child was buried in the cemetery at Konojed in 1865-1868 – Wenzel Hampel Jr., son, died.

In May 1870, the widowed Hampel married for the second time to the musician and weaver Josef Runge, who died on January 24, 1875, allegedly as a result of a hare's genius. The again widowed Runge married in 1876 the 69-year-old widower Vinzenz Weikert, and, as she admits, for his money alone, for he had a cash of 3 to 400 florins. Very serious moments prompted the exhumation of the two years in the grave corpse of the second man Josef Runge. The opinion of the court chemists and physicians as an undoubted cause of death of Runge was arsenic. Concerning the third man, Vinzenz Weikert, the suspicion is suggested that Anna Weikert slew the same, dismembered the corpse, burned some of it, and buried the other somewhere.

It is proved that Anna Weikert has poisoned her husband Runge. Furthermore, the conviction is hardly in any doubt that Anna Weikert has also murdered her two-year-old child Marie Hampel and the third husband, Vinzenz Weikert. But since one main element is lacking, namely that the corpses of the two latter persons have so far not been discovered, the examining magistrate issues a public announcement requesting the public to assist in discovering circumstance relating to the missing persons, if possible, locate Marie Hampel and Vinzenz Weikert alive, or their corpses if dead.

["Insane greed of a woman. Three spouses murdered.” News World-Blatt (Vienna, Austria), August 19, 1877. p. 3]

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FULL TEXT: Aus Neichenberg wird gemeldet: Im Winter vorigen Jahres wurde plötzlich der 70 Jahre alte Häusler Vinzenz Weikert aus Gabel vermißt; es war, ja, es ist bis heute noch keine Spur von ihm ausgefuiiden worden. Das immer stärker auftre tende Gerücht, welches Die 40jährige Ehegattin Anna Weikert als die Mörderin ihres Mannes bezeichnete, Erhielt eine greifbare Gestalt durch die Einleitung gerichtlicher Erhebungen, die zur Folge hatten, daß Anna Weikert am 13. April J. I. in Voruntersuchung gezogen und in Hast genommen wurde, in der sie sichnoch jetzt befindet. Die Verbrechen, welche im Laufe der Untersuchung der Anna Weikert, einer Person von abstossendem Aenßernund schlechtem Rufe, nach und nach zur Last gelegt wurden, lassen sich eben nur in ihrem Zusammenhange durch die ungezügelte Habsucht erklären, welche Anna Weikert von einer Mord that zur anderen trieb.

Anna Weikert verheiratete sich zum ersten Male, 28 Jahre alt, mit dem Maurer Wenzel Hampel, im Jahre 1864, aus welcher Ehe zwei Kinder hervorgingen. Nach etwas mehr als vierjähriger Ehe starb Wenzel Hampel plötzlich: es starb auch das eine Kind, Namens Wenzel, und das zweite Kind, ein zweijähriges Mädchen, Namens Marie kam einfach abhanden. Die Angaben der Weikert, daß dieses Kind im August 1868 auf dem Friedhofe zu Konojed begraben und vom dortigen Pfarrer eingesegnet worden sei, stellten sich als gänzlich unwahr heraus, da weder Pfarrer, noch Todtengräber etwas davon wissen.

Die so ganz freige wordene, verwitwete Hampel verehelichte sich in, Mai 1870 zum zweiten Male mit dem Musiker und Weber Josef Runge, der schon am 24. Jänner 1875, angeblichin Folge des Genus ses eines Härings, starb. Die abermals verwitwete Runge heiratete darauf im Jahre 1876 den 69jährigen Witwer Vinzenz Weikert, und zwar, wie sie selbst zugibt, nur seines Geldes wegen, denn er hatte ein Barvermögen von 3-bis 400 fl. Sehr gravirende Momente veranlaßten nun die Exhumirung der schon zwei Jahre im Grabe befindlichen Leiche des zweiten Mannes Josef Runge. Das Gutachten der Gerichts-Chemiker und -Aerzte stellte als unzweifelhafte Todesursache des Runge eine Arsenik-Bergiftung fest. Bezüglich des dritten Mannes, Vinzenz Weikert, ist der Verdacht nahegelegt, daß Anna Weikert denselben erschlagen, die Leiche zerstückelt, Theile davon verbrannt und das Andere irgendwo vergraben habe.

Es ist also er wiesen, daß Anna Weikert ihren Ehegatten Runge vergiftet hat; ferner unterliegt die Ueberzeugung kaum einem Zweifel, daß Anna Weikert auch ihr zweijähriges Kind Marie Hampel und den dritten Gatten, Vinzenz Weikert, ermordet hat. Da aber ein Hauptmoment mangelt, nämlich die Leichen der beiden letzteren Personen bisher unaussindbar waren, so erläßt der Untersuchungsrichter an Jedermann die “Aufforderung”, dem leben daraus Bezug habenden Umstand bekanntzugeben, ob überhaupt, repektive, wo Marie Hampel und Vinzenz Weikert leben, oder deren Leichen sich befinden könnten.

[“Ungezügelle Habsucht eines Weibes. Drei Gatten ermordet.” Neuigkeits Welt-Blatt (Vienna, Austria), 19. August 1877. p. 3]

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1868 – Wenzel Hampel, husband #1 (married 1864), died.
Aug. 1868 – Marie Wenzel (2), daughter, disappeared.
Year? – Wenzel Hampel Jr., son, died.
May 1870 – married Josef Runge.
Jan. 24, 1875 – Josef Runge, dies.
1876 – marries Vinzenz Weikert.
1877 – Vinzenz Weikert missing, presumably murdered and dismembered.

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Thursday, June 20, 2019

“The Paraiba Serial Child-Eater” - Brazil, 1932


FULL TEXT (translated from German): Forest Pastor Hans Frehnerau, from Rio Grande do Sul, reported a very peculiar case of cannibalism that took place in Parahyba. There was arrested an old shrew who had murdered and eaten various children. The old witch told her ravings with a calm and certainty, as if such cannibalism were a matter of course for life. When the cannibal was asked if she was not averse to the mischief and disgusted with the crime, she said she had an irresistible passion for eating children's flesh, and she felt neither disgust nor remorse. When a six-year-old child was presented to the man-eater, she laughingly said after expert examination that this child should not be eaten, that it was already a bit too tough for her toothless mouth. She was given 30 years of lockup and the Hänsl and Gretel play will now end!

["A Brazilian man-eater.” Alpenländische Rundschau (Klagenfurt, Austria), 1. Oktober. 1932, p. 20]

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FULL TEXT: Urwaldpfarrer Hans Frehner aus Rio Grande do Sulteilte einen sehr eigentüm lichen Fall von Menschenfresserei mit, der sich in Parahyba zugetragen hat. Dort wurde eine alte Megäre verhaftet, die verschiedene Kinder ermordet und aufgefressen hatte. Die alte Hexe erzählte ihre Menschenfresserei mit einer Ruhe und Sicherheit, als ob solcher Kannibalismus zu den Selbstverständlichkeiten des Lebens gehöre. Als die Kannibalin gefragt wurde, ob sie keinen Widerwillen gegen den Fratz und keinen Abscheu vor dem Verbrechen habe, sagte sie, sie habe eine unwiderstehliche Leidenschaft, Kinder fleisch zu essen und sie empfinde weder Abscheu noch Reue. Als man der Menfchenfresserin ein sechsjähriges Kind vor stellte, meinte sie nach fachmännischer Prüfung lachend, dieses Kind möge sie nicht verspeisen, es sei schon ein wenig zu zäh für ihren zahnlosen Mund. Sie bekam 30 Jahre Loch zudiktiert und das Hänsel- und Gretel"-spielen wird zu Ende sein!

[“Eine brasilianische Menschenfresserin.” Alpenländische Rundschau (Klagenfurt, Austria), 1. Oktober. 1932, p. 20]

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Paraíba, also called Parahyba or Parahyba do Norte, estado (state) of northeastern Brazil.

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This article, which does not give the date of the events, was published in 1937, in another paper (and most probably others, as well, at various times). [“Eine brasilianische Menschenfresserin.” Oedenburger Zeitung, 25. September 1937. p. 4]
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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Cannibal Murderesses


1610 – Elizabeth Bathory – Hungary – sadistically murdered a large number of girls, perhaps hundreds, torturing them and biting off parts of their bodies. The legend that she bathed in the blood to preserve her youth is false. The reality of the “Blood Countess’s” perversions was much worse than the legend. (Serial Killer).

1663 – Queen Nzinga – Ndongo (Angola) – “[One account] claims that after becoming queen, she obtained a large, all male harem at her disposal. Her men fought to the death in order to spend the night with her and, after a single night of lovemaking, were put to death. It is also said that Nzinga made her male servants dress as women. In 1633, Nzinga's oldest brother died of cancer, which some attribute to her.” “It has been suggested that Queen Nzinga was a cannibal, Cannibalism was part of the lifestyle and dietary practices of the Imbangala tribe of Africa. Stories about Imbangala cannibalism were reported by African witnesses like the kings of Kongo who complained about it.” (Serial Killer)

1831 – Marie Breysse Martin – Peyrebeille, Lanarce commune, Ardèche, France – (Serial Killer)

1850 – Canadian Indian Cannibal Serial Killer – Her victims included two men, two women, three boys, and four girls, and she subsisted for some time upon their flesh. (Serial Killer).

1856 – Elizabeth Cahy – Hobarton, Australia – attacked a woman, chewing off a portion of her brow. 

1888 – Peace River Female Cannibal – Peace River region, Alberta, Canada – “The woman who is the cause of the present case of cannibalism turned wehtigo [a person possesses by an evil spirit that devours mankind] some years ago and killed and ate one of her children before she was suspected. … At intervals of four or five months her craving for human blood returns, and while in these fits it is reported she assails the first person she meets. Most of her children have fallen victims, having been slain with an ax. The half-breeds and Indians are in terror, and it is probable a police force will be sent to Peace river to arrest the man eater.” (Serial Killer)

1889 – “Abittibee Lake Cannibal Mother” – Abittibee Lake, Ontaria, Canada – “In the vicinity of Abittibee lake he was shown an Indian child whose grandmother had killed and eaten seven of her young children, the child’s father being the only one to escape.” (Serial Killer)

1892 – Miss Akkerman – Bessarabia (Moldova) – house guest who murdered two of her hosts’ children, and was caught eating the corpse of one of them.

1893 – Ann Bennett – Croydon, England – liked to attack women, biting pieces off of them.

1892 – “Chihuaha Cannibal Female Serial Killer” – Chihuaha, Mexico – kidnapped children and ate them. The locals’ punishment of her was a weird one. (Serial Killer).

1900 c (circa early 20th c.) – English “Jane” – Belgian Congo – On the run from English police after thrusting a hairpin through her husband's eye killing him, Jane ended up in the Congo, where she became one of the wives of a chieftain who converted her to cannibal practices.

1903 – “Cairo Cannibal Female Serial Killer” – Cairo, Egypt – kidnapped, murdered, cooked and ate numerous children. (Serial Killer).

1909 – Olga Ivanova Tamarin – Kurdino village, Novaya Ladoga, Russia – mother and 17-year old daughter; leaders of a large gang; daughter lured victims to the Tamarin home where they were robbed and murdered and cannibalized. 27 corpses were found. (Serial Killer).

1910 – Esteis Liberis – Barahona, Haiti – voodoo practitioner who ritually sacrificed and ate children. (Serial Killer).

1912 – Enriqueta Marti – Barcelona, Spain – grabbed street children, hired them out to pedophiles and murdered them, cooking their corpses to make “love potions.” (Serial Killer).

1913 – Frau Kocheritz – Berlin, Germany – She murdered her boyfriend, sliced out his heart, baked it and dined upon it. 

1932 – “The Paraiba Serial Child-Eater” – Paraiba, Brazil Serial child-eater. (Serial Killer)

1940 – Gordeeva Dmitriev-Andryunin PlaskinTokmok, Kyrgyzstan (Serial Killer)

1941 – Leonarda Cianciulli – Reggio Emilia, Italy – murdered and cooked 3 women, making cakes and soaps from their flesh. (Serial Killer).

1981 – Anna Zimmerman – Germany – murdered boyfriend, cut him into pieces, stored in freezer and cooked them to serve to her children.

1983 – Philippa Mdluli – Swaziland – cannibal chef.

1991 – Omaima Aree Nelson – Costa Mesa, California – murdered, cooked and ate husband, boasting of her recipes.

1993 – Carolyn Gloria Blanton; legally changed name to Jane Lynn Woodry – Alamosa, Colorado – Blanton shot boyfriend Peter Michael Greene four times with a revolver, dismembered his body, wrapped his torso in a blanket, and stored it in a closet in his home, but took the legs home to her kitchen. She took bite-sized chunks from his legs and cooked a stew with them.

1995 – Filita Mashilipa – Zambia – prosecuted as a witch who killed and ate six of her own children in order to gain magical powers (Serial Killer). 

1996 – Lyudmila SpesivtsevaNovosibirsk, Siberia, Russia – with son, Sasha, killed an estimated 32 teenage girls, who were raped by the son and cut up and cooked by the mother. “The only living witness, 15-year-old Olga Galtseva, was forced to eat soup made out of her friend. She died a day after being discovered.” [Wikipedia] (Serial Killer)

2000 – Katherine Mary Knight – Aberdeen, NSW, Australia – a woman who had a long history of violence who murdered her husband, dismembered his corpse and cooked portions to be served in a diabolical ritual meal to his unwitting children.

2002 – Laurina Marie Aune – Nanaimo, B. C., Canada – cooked and ate 2-year-old daughter.

2002 – Valentina Dolbilina  – Manturovo, Russia – with her husband murdered a woman, cooked and ate her.

2002 – “Zhytomyr Cannibal Female Serial Killer” – Zhytomyr, Ukraine – 3 men and a woman were accused of murdering and cannibalizing up to six people.

2005 – “Krasny Sulin Female Cannibal” – Krasny Sulin, Russia – woman (name not disclosed)  and her two young adult sons murdered a neighbor then cooked and ate his body.

2008 – Ms. Jabarkhel – Kabul, Afghanistan – kidnapped and partially ate an 8-year-old girl.

2009 – Klara Mauerova – Brno, Czech Republic – cult member mother tortured her two young sons mercilessly over a period of six months. She sliced off pieces of one of the boys’ skin and served the flash to other cult members and forced the victim to eat portions of his own mutilated body.

2009 – Olesya Mostovschikova – Irkutsk, Siberia, Russia – murdered a female friend with an axe and with another female friend cooked at ate portions of the corpse. Olesya made a chilling detailed confession of her actions.

2009 – “Sunday” – Southern Sudan – mother who planned to eat her own newborn but ran off when the child was rescued was caught eating the corpse of another child.

2009 – Otty Sanchez – San Antonio, Texas – murdered her baby and ate portions of the child.

2012 – Bruna Oliveira da Silviera & Isabel Cristina Pires da Silviera – Garanhuns, Pernambuco state, Brazil – two women suspected, along with Seňor da Silviera, of murdering, cooking and eating parts of 10 young women. Some were made into food sold to villagers. The three belong to a cult that promotes depopulation. (Serial Killers).

2012 – “Chiang Mai, Thailand Mother” – Chiang Mai, Thailand – butchered and ate her two young sons – aged 1 and 5 – has claimed she was hallucinating and thought they were pigs.

2015 – Catherine Muthoni – Korogocho, Nairobi – Murder victims: Muthoni’s baby boy (1 week); neighbor’s children: Nyambura Gatei (4), Peter Gatei (10 days) “On February 17, 2015, Catherine Muthoni, 20, is alleged to have slit open her son’s belly, removed his intestines and eaten them before going to her friend’s house and killing two other children.” The same day she murdered her neighbor’s two children. [Stella Cherono, “Police detain woman in gruesome Korogocho triple murder,” Daily Nation (Nairobi, Kenya), Feb. 17, 2015] (Serial Killer)

2015 – Tamara Samsonova – St. Petersburg, Russia – On August 5, 2015 the sensational news that Samsonova may have cannibalized her victims appeared in the international media. Police are giving out little about their ongoing investigation, but reports are that the woman had cut out the lungs of those she murdered and consumed the organs. (Serial Killer) 

2017 – Natalia Baksheeva Krasnodar, Russia

2018 – Patricia Martinez Bernal Ecatepec, Mexico

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Sunday, June 16, 2019

The Widow Thuri, Serial Killer Black Widow – Silesia, 1899


FULL TEXT (translated from German): From Budapest, 23. d. M., is telegraphed: In Sobotka yesterday the widow of the reformed preacher Ludwig Thuri was arrested on the basis of anonymous tips under the belief that she sent three deceased spouses from the world by means of poison. She denied it, but found a large amount of poison in a search of her apartment.

[“Three-Time Husband-Murderer.” Das Vaterland. Abendblatt. (Vienna, Austria), 24. Mai 1899. p. 3]

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FULL TEXT: Aus Budapest, 23. d. M., wird telegraphirt: In Sobotka wurde gestern die Witwe des reformirten Predigers Ludwig Thuri auf Grund anonymer Anzeigen unter dem Ver dachte verhaftet, daß sie ihre dre verstorbenen Gatten durch Gift aus der Weltgeschafft habe. Sie leugnete zwar, doch fand man bei einer Durchsuchung ihrer Whonung größere Mengen Giftes vor.

[“Dreifacher Gattenmord.” Das Vaterland. Abendblatt. (Vienna, Austria), 24. Mai 1899. p. 3]

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Sobótka is a town in Wrocław County, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, in south-western Poland. It is the seat of the administrative district called Gmina Sobótka. Sobótka is located about 30 km southwest of Wrocław on the northern slope of Mount Ślęża, part of the Central Sudetes mountain range.

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Johanna Biedermann, Triple Black Widow – Austria, 1933


FULL TEXT (translated from German): The aged woman who stands before the Kremse jury today is accused of having committed a single, albeit terrible, murder of her stepson twelve years ago.

The woman hanged her annoying, crippled and feeble-minded stepson with her own hand on her farm.

As for the three men who have been husband of this woman in succession, the mystery of the deaths they have suffered remains unresolved until further notice.  Serious suspicion exists that the 70-year-old defendant Johanna Biedermann also killed her three husbands with poison.

Apart from the information provided by two convicts From Stein, two relatives of the defendants, there are no other indications.

The terrible accusations that these two men made against the 70-year-old woman culminated in the assertion that Johanna Biedermann staged a true hanging scene when she discarded her stepson, 35-year-old Franz Miksch on the day of the murder. She carried The act on June 25, 1921.

Johanna Biedermann was arrested on 9 January this year. She also made a confession and stated the following: Since she had to care for four other people besides Franz Miksch, who had been a mentally weak cripple since childhood, she was tired of caring for the extremely disabled invalid and got the idea to finally put an end to it.

On June 25, 1921, she asked Franz Miksch to go to Litschau with her. As she made her way through the courtyard, she stopped in front of a ladder leading up to the barn floor. She took a rope from the stable door, made a noose at one end, and attached it to the other end on a high rung.

To give the boy courage to try, she first put the noose around her own neck. At last Franz Miksch came to join in this "joke." He climbed onto the platform half a meter from the ground and let his stepmother put his head in the noose, but the further course of the execution is not entirely clear.

She left the corpse hanging.

Everything was thinking of suicide.

The prosecution finds itself forced to conduct a prosecution based on circumstantial evidence, because Johanna Biedermann has revoked her confession soon after her entry into the Krems district court.

OLGR [Court of Appeal] will preside over the hearing. Dr. Kolazy, the prosecution represents first prosecutor Notz.

["The Murder Secret of a Seventy-Year-old Peasant Woman," The Evening (Vienna, Austria) September 5, 1933, p. 3]

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FULL TEXT: Die Greisin, die heute vor den Kremser Geschworenen steht, ist angeklagt, eineneinzigen, wenn auch furchtbaren Mord an ihrem Stiefsohn vor zwölfJahren begangen zuhaben.

Die Frau hatden ihr lästigen, krüppelhaften und schwachsinnigen Stiefsohn mit eigener Hand auf ihrem Bauernhof gehenkt.

Bezüglich der drei Männer, die hintereinander Gatten dieser Frau gewesen sind, ist das Geheimnis des Todes, den sie erlitten haben, bis auf weiteresunge löst. Wohl spricht die Anklagedavon, daß schwerwiegende Verdacht gründe dafür vorhanden sind, daß die 70jährige Angeklagte Johanna Biedermann auch ihre drei Gatten durch Gift aus dem Leben geschafft habe.

Außer den Angaben, die zwei Sträflinge aus Stein, zwei Verwandte der Angeklagten, gemacht haben, liegen aber sonst hiefür keine Anhalts punkte vor.

Die furchtbaren Beschuldigungen, die diese beiden Männer gegen die heute 70jährige Frau erhoben, gipfelten in der Behauptung, daß Johanna Biedermann eine wahre Henkersszene veranstaltete, als sie sich ihres Stiefsohnes, des am Tage der Ermordung 35 Jahre alten Franz Miksch, entledigte. Die Tat wurde am 25. Juni 1921 von ihr ausgeführt.

Am 9. Jänner dieses Jahres wurde Johanna Biedermann verhaftet. Sie ließ sich auch zu einem Geständnis herbei und gab folgendes an: Da sie außer für Franz Miksch, der schon von Kindheit an ein geistere schwacher Krüppel gewesen ist, noch für vier weitere Personen zu sorgen hatte, sei sie der Pflege des sehr unreinlichen Krüppels überdrüßig geworden und auf den Gedanken gekommen, endlich mit ihm Schluß zu machen.

Am 25. Juni 1921 forderte sie Franz Miksch auf, mit ihr nach Litschau zugehen. Auf dem Wege durch den Hof machte sie vor einer Leiter halt, die hinauf auf den Scheunenboden führte. Von der Stalltür nahm sie einen Strick, machte an einem Ende eine Schlinge und befestigte ihn mit dem anderen Ende an einer hochgelegenen Sprosse.

Um dem Burschen Mut für die Probe zu machen, legte sie sich zuerst selbst die Schlinge um den Hals. Endlich lieh sich Franz Miksch herbei, gleichfalls diesen “Scherz" mitzumachen. Er stieg aufdie einen halben Meter vom Boden angebrachte Plattform und lieh sich von der Stiefmutter den Kopf in die Schlinge stecken. Der weitere Verlauf der Hinrichtung ist nicht ganz geklärt.

Den Leichnam ließsie hängen.

Alles dachte an Selbstmord.

Die Staatsanwaltschaft sieht sich genötigt, einen Indizienprozeß zu führen, denn Johanna Biedermann hat ihr Geständnis bald nach ihrer Einlieferung in das Kreisgericht Krems widerrufen.

Den Vorsitz in der Verhandlung führt OLGR [Oberlandesgericht.]. Dr. Kolazy, die Anklage vertritt erster Staatsanwalt Dr. Notz.

[“Die Mordgeheimuisse einer siebzigjährigen Bäuerin,” Der Abend (Vienna, Austria) 5. September 1933, p. 3]

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