Tuesday, October 7, 2014

German Woman Eats Boyfriend’s Heart - 1913


FULL TEXT: Berlin, July 26. – The existence of  cannibalism in Germany came to light in the recent trial of a widow named Kockeritz, who was sentenced to death for murdering her lover, mutilating the body, baking the heart of her victim and eating of it.

The woman confessed to the crime, saying that her actions were in keeping with an old superstition, in which the eating of the heart of the victim is supposed to prevent his spirit from returning and haunting the murderer.

[“Murderess Eats Victim’s Heart – German Widow Confesses to a Terrible time.” The Toronto Sunday World (Canada), Jul. 27, 1913, p. 12]

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For more cases see: Cannibal Murderesses

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