“It was horrific,” the man said. “My worst ever. I’d never seen it before. The poor woman lost it completely. The guards had to drag her across the floor to the podium…
Murder Most Foul No. 92
William Butler had brooded for weeks. His love for Florrie had been scorned and he had been thrown out of the house like a dog. On top of it all he was being dragged into court in a case he had to win. But for that to happen he needed a good solicitor and they cost money. His problem was how to get some. A double-killing from Monmouthshire.
“It was horrific,” the man said. “My worst ever. I’d never seen it before. The poor woman lost it completely. The guards had to drag her across the floor to the podium. She fought and pulled and bit right to the very end. It was a relief to pull the lever, an absolute relief. It broke me though, it broke me…I resigned soon after that.” Who was the executioner talking about? The story of the last woman hanged in Prague.
We crime devotees have our Bluebeard in France, Peter Kurten in Germany and Jack the Ripper in England. What about the Italians, you might wonder? Do they have a notorious national killer too? Indeed they do. Embark on a journey through the Italian countryside while we hunt down one of Europe’s most gruesome killers.
The official tally is 12. However, some said it was 20; others put it as high as 40 when all the human remains were gathered up. Whatever the number of victims the butcher was an extraordinary killing machine who left not a single meaningful clue about himself.
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