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Vampire of Dusseldorf found guilty and given nine death sentences

A stock image of a guillotine
Image: | Above: A stock image of a guillotine


The sexual sadist Peter Kurten had been killing since the age of nine and on arrest, he confessed to 79 crimes ranging from child rape to kidnap but he was only tried and sentenced for nine murders.

He was executed by guillotine but unusually, he was said to be looking forward to the experience.

He wanted to hear what his blood would sound like when it gushed from his neck…