Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Tuba S., Serial Killer - Germany, 2016

 
 
GERMAN WIKIPEDIA: Tuba S. (Born 1981 in Aachen) lived in casting and is a German serial killer who for triple murder to life imprisonment with subsequent preventive detention was condemned.
 
Her father is a car mechanic, her brother is a wholesale trader. After graduating from a university of applied sciences, she studied medical technology, exmatriculated after eight years without a degree and began training as a nurse. She was fired for alleged theft. The criminal career continued with counterfeiting recipes. As a cashier, she was fired from a Cologne supermarket for fraud.
 
Tuba S. was arrested on May 25, 2016 on suspicion of killing her former neighbor Erich Noll, known by his stage name "Riconelly", in Gießen on April 2, 2016. While the investigation was still ongoing, Tuba S. murdered two other people in Düsseldorf.
 
After the murder in Giessen, the investigators focused on her because she knew the victim and had already been convicted of theft to the detriment of Erich Noll. Tuba S. got caught up in contradictions in her statements, whereupon the murder investigators searched her apartment in Aachen. There they also found various EC bank cards that clearly could not be assigned to Tuba S. During the further investigations it was found that the owners of the bank cards, Jole G. and Silvia F., mother and daughter, had not been alive since May 7, 2016. The death of the two women was initially from the criminal police in Düsseldorf for an extended suicide been held. Further clues were the objects seized in S.'s apartment, which were unequivocally assigned to the victims, as well as DNA traces from Tuba S. at both crime scenes.
 
In the program Aktenzeichen XY unsolved on December 14, 2016, several photo cameras were shown that had been found in Tuba S.'s apartment. The police have not yet been able to determine whether these were just stolen by Tuba S. or obtained in connection with other homicides and are therefore looking for the rightful owner.
 
~ Motives for the crimes ~
 
Tuba S. killed mainly out of greed. Her financial situation was very tight and she regularly had to borrow money from friends. She submitted numerous loan applications and forged her bank statements. She also committed theft repeatedly.
 
~ Trial and sentencing ~
 
During the trial, she was classified as a psychopath by an expert reviewer. The short period of time in which Tuba S. developed from a thief to a murderer, the lack of empathy and emotion as well as the manipulative behavior during the investigation made him come to this conclusion.
 
Also because of this report Tuba S. was in January 2018 to life imprisonment, which for because of the "special weight of the debt" not after 15 years of probation, sentenced exposed with subsequent preventive detention. The judgment was confirmed by the Federal Court of Justice and is final. Tuba S. will be one of the few women in Germany who is not released early on parole.
 
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TV documentary 
Crime Time: Auf den Spuren einer Serienmörderin (“Crime Time: “In the footsteps of a serial killer”); 2020; Director: Markus Cebulla, Production: Timeline Film + TV. Hessischer Rundfunk 
 
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CHRONOLOGY
 
1981 – Born in Aachen.
2001 – Tuba S. tells her mother at the age of 20 that she was a lesbian, the relationship between the two deteriorated permanently.
April 2, 2016 – Erich Noll (79), alias “Riconelly,” magician, murdered. 
May 7, 2016 – Jole S. (86), a wealthy lady from Düsseldorf-Bilk and her daughter Silvia F. (58) become victims by chance. The perpetrator was staying with a friend in Düsseldorf on Saturday, 
May 25, 2016 – arrested. 
Jan. 17, 2017 – trial begins, the charged with three murder. 
Jan. 30, 2018 – sentenced to life in prison. 
Jan. 29, 2019 – caught stealing toiletries from prison store.
 
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Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Esther Acosta Cuba, Serial Killer – Argentina & Paraguay, 2015

In early September 2020 Esther Acosta Cuba (39) was arrested at Caazapá, Paraguay on the charge of murdering her niece, Emilia Beatriz Acosta López (20), in the Flores neighborhood of Buenos Aires, Argentina in March 2015. The motive was theft of money and jewelry. The woman’s body was discovered by her Bolivian boyfriend. Emilia had been strangled. Police looked at footage from security cameras, allowing them to identify the perpetrator. She was soon arrested, yet escaped from the Argentine prison where she was serving time. She went underground, sheltered in Ciudad del Este, by several drug traffickers, however, she made sporadic visits to her mother's house located in the Sagrado Corazón de Jesús.  It was in her mother’s home that police finally located the fugitive.

Previous to the murder of her niece for which she is accused, Esther Acosta Cuba had already been convicted of two homicides. in 2001, in the city of San Lorenzo she was convicted of a robbery-murder of a veteran of the Chaco War, fought between Bolivia and Paraguay in 1932-35 over control of the northern part of the Gran Chaco region. For this crime Ms. Cuba was imprisoned for 6 years, and was released on parole. was convicted of manslaughter, death in a traffic accident, was sentenced to two years, but was given a suspended sentence.

[Source: Antonio Caballero, “Crimen en Argentina: Detienen en Caazapá a mujer que supuestamente mató a su sobrina,” Suceso Radio & TV, Sep. 9, 2020]

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CHRONOLOGY

2001 – murder committed during San Lorenzo, Paraguay, sentenced to 6 years.

Mar. 26, 2001 – "El Buen Pastor" women's penitentiary in Asunción.

May 11, 2006 – released from prison Paraguay.

Feb. 19, 2008 – convicted of manslaughter, death in a traffic accident, was sentenced to two years, but was given a suspended sentence.

Mar. 3, 2015 – Murders Emilia Beatriz Acosta López, 20 (daughter of the brother of the apprehended) niece; Flores neighborhood, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2016 – Esther Acosta Cuba was arrested, but managed to escape from a prison in Argentina and hid in Ciudad del Este, protected by several drug traffickers, however, she made sporadic visits to her mother's house located in the Sagrado Corazón de Jesús. 

Sep. 9(?), 2020 – arrested at Caazapá, Paraguay.

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Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Maria Nazaré Félix de Lima, Serial Killer – Brazil, 2017

 
On July 26, 2014, Maria Nazaré Félix de Lima, 62, was arrested in Ielmo Marinho, Police say that she had during her long homicidal romantic career killed a total of five husbands and boyfriends over the years. In her home town of 12 thousand inhabitants she was a legend, known as “The 'Black Widow' of Rio Grande do Norte.”
 
Coming from a family of nine children, Nazaré lived in a mud house in the countryside outside the small city. As a teenager, she worked as a maid and had been sexually abused by her employers.
 
In 1991, the 39-year-old woman beat her first husband to death, while drunk. When Victor Micael fell asleep, she killed him with an axe and quickly surrendered herself to the police. She spent 10 months in the local jail for the killing and once released violated the terms of her parole and sent to João Chaves Penitentiary. From there she escaped.
 
She killed again [ca 1992-5] in the Pernambuco city of Salgueiro, where she murdered Luis Batista with a shotgun. Her lover had killed his own father and was a drug trafficker. Maria Nazare claimed to have heard that he was going to kill her and throw her body into the river.
 
In 1995, Maria beat her boyfriend Luis Rodrigues to death. She did it, she said, because he had raped her sister. She served five years for this crime.
 
In 2002 she stabbed a woman in the chest, puncturing a lung, after being expelled from a bar. She was in a coma for a long time at Hospital Santa Catarina in Natal, but survived. In 2007, when freed again the victim’s brothers Adenilson Costa and Ednaldo Barbosa de Lima (no relation) attempted, unsuccessfully, to murder Maria Nazaré.
 
In 2014, a group of radio and TV students from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN) made a documentary about her life.
 
~ Final murder ~
 
On Jul. 26, 2015, Maria killed Francisco García da Silva (“Tico”), her fifth partner, in the municipality of Ielmo Marinho, in Grande Natal, Brazil, having already attempted to murder him before.
 
According to her statement to police, Maria was drinking with her boyfriend, Francisco García da Silva, 59, and that she and the victim were drinking, when after Tico attempted to hit her with a knife, she waited and, using a piece of wood, struck him several times when Tico was sitting on the bed smoking a cigarette.
 
[Robert St. Estephe; based on: “'Viúva negra' é condenada pelo assassinato do quinto companheiro no RN,” Rio Grande Do Norte, May 18, 2017; Nathallya Macedo, “Em depoimento, 'Viúva Negra' detalha morte de namorado a pauladas no RN Rio Grande Do Norte, Jul. 28, 2015]
 
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Maria Nazaré Félix de Lima; “Viúva Negra do Rio Grande do Norte”; 4 of a supposed 5 murders are included here:
 
Ca 1952 – Maria Nazaré born.
1991 – Victor Micael, first husband, murdered, beaten to death while drunk. (murder #1)
1990s – Luis Batista, murdered with shotgun; Pernambuco city of Salgueiro (murder #2)
1995 – Luis Rodrigues, paramour, murdered; beaten to death, since she alleged that the victim had raped her sister. (murder #3)
2000 – released from prison.
2002 – woman stabbed in lung, survived; she stabbed their sister of brothers Adenilson Costa and Ednaldo Barbosa de Lima (no relation) after being expelled from a bar.
Jul. 26, 2014 – Arrested.
2014 – a group of radio and TV students from the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN) made a documentary about her life: “Lenda De Ielmo Marinho:  Viúva Negra.”
Jul. 26, 2015 – Francisco García da Silva (“Tico”) murdered, 5th partner, in the municipality of Ielmo Marinho, in Grande Natal, Brazil. Previously attempted to murder him. (murder #4)
May 18, 2017 – convicted for the murder of Francisco García da Silva.
Jun. 11, 2020 – died (59).
 
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For links to other cases of woman who murdered 2 or more husbands (or paramours), see Black Widow Serial Killers.
 
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