Thursday, September 22, 2011

Enriqueta Martí, Spanish Serial Killer, Pedophile Pimp & Cannibal - 1912



FULL TEXT: Barcelona, Oct. 18. – Enriqueta Marti, the woman who kidnapped six or more children, murdered them and made alleged love philtres from their blood, was sentenced to-day to eleven months in prison. A small fine was also imposed.Cables reaching New York from Barcelona last March stated that Barcelona was greatly agitated over the disappearance of several children. The police arrested a woman named Enriqueta Marti, aged 60, who, although married, was childless.

Investigation showed that the woman, with a .number of accomplices, kidnapped the children and later murdered them, using the infantile blood for love philtres.

One infant was rescued from the house of the woman and the body of another was found at the woman's former residence.

The little girl who was rescued was called Angelita and she said that at one time she was made to eat the flesh of a child who had perished a short time before.

[“11 Months For Child Murder. - Spanish Woman Who Made Alleged Love Philtres Sentenced.” The Sun (New York, N.Y.), Oct. 19, 1912, p. 3]

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Wikipedia: Enriqueta Martí i Ripollés (Sant Feliu de Llobregat 1868 – Barcelona 12th of May 1913) was a Catalan child murderer, kidnapper and procuress of children. She was a self-styled serial killer who made her living through the sale of charms and potions made with human remains, and prostituting little children. Enriqueta was arrested by police in Barcelona the 27th of February of 1912 on charges of abducting several local children. Enriqueta Martí was imprisoned in the penitentiary for women “Reina Amalia” (establishment closed and demolished in 1936).

Enriqueta Martí i Ripollés (Sant Feliu de Llobregat 1868 – Barcelona 12th of May 1913) was a Catalan child murderer, kidnapper and procuress of children. She was a self-styled serial killer who made her living through the sale of charms and potions made with human remains, and prostituting little children. Enriqueta was arrested by police in Barcelona the 27th of February of 1912 on charges of abducting several local children. Enriqueta Martí was imprisoned in the penitentiary for women “Reina Amalia” (establishment closed and demolished in 1936).

Her last victims, two young girls named Angelita and Teresita Guitart Congost, were rescued alive from the killer’s flat, horrifying police with a tale of murder. Angelita was witness to how Enriqueta killed a kidnapped five-year-old boy called “Pepito” on the kitchen table of the flat. Her flat was in the 29, 1st floor of Ponent Street (today Carrer de Joaquim Costa [or Joaquim Costa Street in English] in El Raval. But she had more flats in Barcelona, about three where she hid the remains of her victims or she stored them alive to be later used in her potions. In a Ponent Street flat the police found several human remains, jars with greasy and coagulated blood, bones, an ancient book of potions, and a notebook written by Enriqueta in Catalan with recipes and potions. In the other flats skulls, and many types of bones were found, legs, hands, hair, ribs. As ultimately pieced together by authorities, Enriqueta’s local crimes claimed at least twelve victims. But it is thought there were more victims because she kidnapped, prostituted, and killed children over a twenty year time period. After murdering the children, she would boil their bodies down for use as prime ingredients (blood, fat, ground bone) in her expensive “love potions,” or potions to treat tuberculosis, syphilis, and other diseases.

Rich people of the city of Barcelona paid great amounts of money for these potions. Also, rich paedophiles contracted the services of Enriqueta, an expert at procuring children. She had been arrested in 1909 with a very rich young man, accused of running a brothel with children. But her contacts with the high society of Barcelona prevented her from being judged for the crime. Enriqueta Martí was killed one year and three months after her arrest in February of 1912, by her prison companions. Because of her death the judgment never was celebrated.

She was buried in a common grave at the Montjuïc Cemetery, located in the Montjuïc hill, Barcelona. [Wikipedia]

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• Known and possible victims of Enriqueta Martí.

DEATHS (or missing)

  • A girl of 2 months, kidnapped in 1908. Taken from the arms of his mother, Manuela Lancho Fuster.
  • An unidentified boy, about two years. His remains were found in one of the residences of Martí.
  • Alexander, a boy alleged son of Juan and Enriqueta Pujaló.
  • A boy of about six years, seen accompanying Enriqueta while she was buying clothes and food. His garments stained with blood in the house of Enriqueta, he was not indentified.
  • A boy names Jacinto, the Enriqueta dead in home.
  • Pepito, a blond boy of five years old, killed between 24 and 27 February of that year. according to Enriqueta, Pepito was out because of a disease.
  • Messenger Benedicta, daughter of Francisca Pujaló, sister of Joan Pujaló, the niece Enriqueta.
  • Benito Claramunt, Pujaló son of Mary, another sister of John Pujaló.
  • Antonio Pujaló, another nephew of Enriqueta.
  • Four other girls: Maria Ortega, Angelita Cuevas, Maria del Val and Maria Enriqueta Blanch.
SURVIVED:

  • Angelita (kidnapping), supposed daughter of Mary Pujaló.
  • Teresita Guitart (Guitard), the final kidnap victim, miraculously saved by gossipy neighbor.
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Rich people of the city of Barcelona paid great amounts of money for these potions. Also, rich paedophiles contracted the services of Enriqueta, an expert at procuring children. She had been arrested in 1909 with a very rich young man, accused of running a brothel with children. But her contacts with the high society of Barcelona prevented her from being judged for the crime. Enriqueta Martí was killed one year and three months after her arrest in February of 1912, by her prison companions. Because of her death the judgment never was celebrated.

She was buried in a common grave at the Montjuïc Cemetery, located in the Montjuïc hill, Barcelona. [Wikipedia]

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For more cases see: Cannibal Murderesses

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For more cases of this type, see: Occult Female Serial Killers

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http://unknownmisandry.blogspot.com/2012/11/ogresses-female-serial-killers-of.html

For more Real Life Ogresses see: Ogresses: Female Serial Killers of the Children of Others


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2 comments:

  1. Las fotos que has puesto al principio y que muestran cadáveres son falsas, dos pertenecen a un cartel republicano y son niños muertos en Madrid bajo las bombas alemanas , la otra pertenece a un album de fotos de niños muertos, ya que era costumbre e en el siglo XIX y comienzos del XX el fotografiar los familiares cuando morían, el álbum está a disposición de los internautas y se denomina Introducción a la fotografía post mortem. No hay ningún cadáver que pudiera adjudicarse a Enriqueta Martí- Y es inmoral adjudicar los crímenes del franquismo también a Enriqueta Martí.

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    1. Gracias. This error has been corrected.

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