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Vampire of Dusseldorf zoophile rapist sadist Peter Kurten on trial

A photograph of a courtroom gavel


Born into poverty, by the age of nine he was having sex with dogs and drowning his friends. He later learnt to stab the farmyard animals he was having sex with to increase the pleasure.

He left home just before his father was jailed for raping his 13-year-old daughter. His first documented murder was 10-year-old Christine Klein.

But his trial for multiple murders was not inevitable and there was a period when the love of a prostitute and a good job made him into a model citizen...