Monday, April 25, 2016



Johann "Jack" Unterweger, an Austrian, was convicted of murder but gained his release as a rehabilitation example in 1974. But he kept killing, at least 11 more women died.

During this time, he became a journalist and was asked to write about the differences between U. S. and European attitudes toward prostitution. During his time in Los Angeles, and while investigating his story the police escorted him through the red light district. He killed three LA prostitutes.

Austrian police finally figured him for their unsolved murders and ordered his arrest. He escaped but they finally caught him and sentenced him to life in prison without possibility of parole.

That night, he committed suicide by hanging. It's reported that he used an intricate knot identical to that found during the murders. He died before he could appeal the verdict, and under a technicality of Austrian law, Unterweger is officially innocent.


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  1. As long as he is no longer in a position to be killing people, I think the technicality is fine. As long as they are sure.
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  2. This is terrible. He should have been in prison. It is really sad that justice and laws do not protect the innocent and this man was in no ways innocent. He was a killer.

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    1. The law eventually, well sometimes, does catch them, but it's always too late. No one should die at another's hands. But we have killers all around us!

  3. Unbelievable. The shocking thing about so many of these killers is their persistence! And the fact that he is technically innocent is hard to fathom.

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  4. Visiting again from the A-Z. It may not have been the best idea for me to read your blog just before I'm due to begin preparing the evening meal!

    1. Oh dear, never, ever do that with a blog titled Murderous Imaginings!

  5. Innocent? Crikey! Why did they let him out in the first place?

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  6. I don't care that he is officially innocent, but I am glad he isn't around any more to become guilty or guiltier.

  7. That is crazy that he was released to kill some more!

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    1. I know, and it happens all the time. The innocent fry, the guilty are set loose!

  8. Whoa! That astounds me. Technically innocent. Mysterious ways afoot.


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