The police thought he was a macabre impostor, and when he finally led them to the graves of 57 of his victims, they finally believed him.


The police thought he was a macabre impostor, and when he finally led them to the graves of 57 of his victims, they finally believed him.

Stunk in the executive suite: Even the dream start against Augsburg could no longer mend the cracks in the management committee at the second division soccer club FC Energie Cottbus. Manager Steffen Heidrich drew the conclusions from the smoldering conflict with the new coach Claus-Dieter Wollitz and resigned after three years in office. Energie Cottbus has impressively reported back to the 2nd Bundesliga after being relegated from the upper house of football.

The team of new coach Claus-Dieter Wollitz prevailed after a good performance at home against FC Augsburg 3-1 (2-1). The 2nd Bundesliga has a few attractions poorer, but even without dazzling stars and box office magnets, fans can look forward to an exciting season. The extradition of Karlheinz Schreiber is the culmination of his career for Augsburg’s Chief Public Prosecutor Reinhard Nemetz.

Relentlessly and persistently, he has pulled out all the stops in the past ten years to bring clerks to court in Augsburg. New stadium, new players and a football boss with big dreams – FC Augsburg is knocking on the door of the Bundesliga. If the coaches of the 2nd Bundesliga have their way, then the FCA will even play in its neat arena in the upper house next year. Ex-gun lobbyist Karlheinz Schreiber, a key figure in the CDU donation affair, has to swap the vastness of Canada for a cell in the Augsburg JVA. He is charged with tax evasion and bribery.

The robot and system manufacturer Kuka got even deeper into the maelstrom of the global car doldrums in the second quarter. A sustained decline in orders from the industry, which is crucial for Augsburg, led to the numbers being deep in the red. “News and information at a glance. Collection of articles by on the subject of the 2nd Bundesliga soccer team. Hamburger SV is determined to return to the Bundesliga. During the first days of the match everything looks as if this goal will be achieved with confidence.

But now mistakes creep in. Against Heidenheim, Hamburg collects the second bankruptcy in a row. Greuther Fürth is the beneficiary.

Some players have already exceeded their limits, but coach Hansi Flick can hardly take that into account. That can be seen clearly against VfB Stuttgart. Nevertheless, the team solves the task in the Bundesliga, as is expected from FC Bayern.

In case of doubt, there is still Robert Lewandowski: FC Bayern wobbles for one half at VfB Stuttgart, Leipzig is struggling with promoted Bielefeld. Union starts furiously against Frankfurt, but has to save itself in the end. And Borussia Dortmund plays inexplicably.

The Würzburger Kickers remain the bottom of the 2nd Bundesliga. In Regensburg, the newcomer is weakened with a red card, which is the turn for the worse. Karlsruher SC continues its upward trend, while Aue aggravates the crisis at SV Sandhausen. Eintracht Braunschweig is going through a half-time to forget at SV Darmstadt, almost everything goes wrong. The Hessen jump temporarily into the first half of the table.

There VfL Osnabrück is back on a direct promotion place for at least one night. In his first season, Uwe Koschinat leads SV Sandhausen to the best result in the club’s history, the second season ends after just eight match days: The second division sacked their coach and his assistants took over. For almost a month, 1. FC Nürnberg was without a win in the 2. Bundesliga. The “” Club “” ended this series with a clear victory, of all things, with the previous surprise team from Osnabrück. VfL missed the return to second place.

The video assistants in the Bundesliga hold back as instructed and follow a high intervention threshold. That makes sense in principle, but sometimes also borderline. Like on this match day in Bielefeld and Berlin, when it comes to dismissals and penalties. By Alex Feuerherdt Hamburger SV loses on matchday 8 for the first time in this second division season. Against VfL Bochum, the leader of the table is clearly inferior, initially has mega-duds and is then duped by a dream goal.

Greuther Fürth is still in excellent shape. A slapstick own goal by goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky almost costs Bayer Leverkusen the next victory at the Bielefelder Alm. Aleksandar Dragovic ironed out the goalkeeper’s mistake late. Incidentally, the Finn’s curious dropout was not the first of its kind. “When people draw a vision of absolute horror, many images of gruesome serial killers arise in their heads: they are without pity for their victims, torture and kill in the most cruel ways. One the prototype of the serial killer is Jack the Ripper. 125 years ago he hit London unsafe.

This is how the police imagine the British killer today. He kills at least five prostitutes and brutally mutilates them. The first victim is generally considered to be Mary Ann Nichols. She was born on 31.

Found August 1888. Mary Jane Kelly, killed on November 9, 1888, is considered to be the last. In between and afterwards there was a panic in London, cheered on by the tabloids. Above all, the unbelievable brutality that showed itself in the mutilated corpses was shocking. At least five other murders are counted among the “” Whitechapel Murders “”, but not clearly Jack the Ripper. The authorities never get hold of him, a myth about the killer emerges that continues to this day. Other serial killers end up where they belong : in prison. Many of them far surpass Jack the Ripper in the severity of their guilt.

With five fatalities, the Victorian killer is more of a small fish, while one of the most murderous serial killers in history is British Harold Shipman. Shipman is a practicing doctor in Manchester. In rows, he murders his patients, who are healthy except for minor complaints, with overdoses of morphine or heroin.

His fatal behavior brings Shipman the name “” Dr. Death “”. 459 of his patients die in Shipman’s time as a doctor. Up to 250 of them bring “” Dr. Death “” in his practice. The motives for this are still not entirely clear.

Presumably he is mainly concerned with a feeling of omnipotence. In at least one case, however, he is also concerned with money. His actions are revealed when it is discovered that he has forged the will of one of his victims in a clumsy manner in his favor. “” Dr. Death “” subsequently has to answer to court, and in January 2000 he was sentenced to 15 life imprisonment in 15 cases for murder. But until the end Shipman protested that he had done nothing wrong. When he realizes that he will have to stay behind bars for the rest of his days, he takes his own life in prison. One of the worst serial killers in decades is Colombian Luis Alfredo Garavito Cubillos.

When children kept disappearing in the South American country in the late 1990s, extensive investigations began. The authorities finally find out about the man. He wins the trust of street children in at least 140 cases by pretending to be a trader, beggar, monk, or disabled person, and then cuts, abuses, and dismembles his victims’ throats. Garavito, from now on only called “” El Loco “” or “” La Bestia “” in his homeland, confesses his actions. The investigators gradually find the mass graves. Most of the time, “” El Loco “” doesn’t even bother to bury his victims.

A total of 110 bodies are found, Garavito admits 140 murders in Colombia. And there could be more. The man also spends some time in neighboring Ecuador. It has not yet been clarified whether similar cases can be attributed to him. At one of the places where the children’s bodies are found, a work of art commemorates the victims.

So far, Garavito has only been tried for one murder. He was sentenced to 52 years in prison. Another Colombian is Pedro Alonso Lopez, better known in his homeland as the “” Monster of the Andes “”. He travels through the mountainous regions of Colombia, Peru and Ecuador and assaults Indian girls in dozens of cases. Eventually he is recognized and arrested in a market in Ecuador, and Lopez kills with sadistic pleasure.

He is said to have strangled his victims after he raped them, staring them in the eyes. During interrogation he claims to have “” killed 110 girls in Ecuador, perhaps 100 in Colombia and many more than 100 in Peru. The police thought he was a macabre impostor, and when he finally led them to the graves of 57 of his victims, they finally believed him. In 1980, Lopez was sentenced to life imprisonment in Ecuador.

After 14 years he is extradited to Colombia. After three years in a psychiatric facility, he was released in 1998 as cured. Nobody knows where he is today. This is the “” Ripper of Rostov “”, Andrei Chikatilo. When Chikatilo realizes at a young age that he is impotent, he begins to develop a troubled relationship with women.

In Soviet Russia he eventually became a teacher. In 1978 he committed his first murder. He lures a nine-year-old girl into his dacha, tries to rape her and kills her, and from then on he continues to kill unmolested in the Rostov area.

By 1990 he had 53 proven acts. The investigators also grope in the dark for so long because Chikatilo does not limit himself to a single victim type. He murders girls, boys, women – he only leaves men out.

The authorities are desperate. In 1984 the plan was even discussed to dissolve the city of Shakhty, where he lived, and to distribute the 200,000 inhabitants in the USSR in order to put an end to the deeds. In November 1990, Chikatilo was caught. Little by little, the cruel details of his deeds come to light.

So he often lures his victims into forest areas, where he stabs and cuts them up. He often gouges their eyes out because he believes that the murderer’s face is eating into the retina of a dying person. He bites off the nipples of some victims and eats their genitals. A court sentenced him to death for 52 murders. He was shot dead in mid-February 1994.

His story serves as the basis for several films, including “Citizen X”, which appeared in 1995. According to his own statement, the role model Chikatilo drives Alexander Pitchushkin to do his things. He wants to oust Chikatilo as Russia’s worst serial killer. Pitchushkin goes down in crime history as the “lunatic from Bitsa Park”. He kills at least 48 people in Moscow’s park and, at the beginning of his series of murders, encourages the homeless or disabled to drink until they are defenseless. Then he drowns her in a sewer.

But not all of his victims die, as Pitchushkin realizes through re-encounters on the street. From then on, he attacks his victims with a hammer and smashes in their skulls. In July 2006, the investigators arrested him. In the subsequent trial he confesses to 63 murders.

With that he would have achieved his goal of lapping Chikatilo. However, only 52 crimes are proven, for 48 of them he is finally convicted. Pitschuschkin is also called the “” chessboard murderer “”. During the interrogation he stated that he wanted to kill 64 people – as many as there are spaces on a chessboard. Pitchushkin has been imprisoned for life since October 2007. Anatoly Onoprijenko killed a total of 52 people in Ukraine between 1989 and 1996.

He travels the country by train, sneaks into remote courtyards at night and shoots residents with a shotgun or kills them with a knife or spade. Most of the time, he robbed the property and set everything on fire to cover his tracks. Whole regions lived in fear for years. Onoprijenko is christened the “Terminator of Chernobyl” “by the press in the country undergoing political upheaval.” The militia and the National Guard searched for the seaman in large-scale operations for weeks, and in April 1996 the authorities caught him on the border with Poland. Onoprijenko was sentenced to death in the following trial.

However, the death penalty has not been carried out since Ukraine joined the Council of Europe. To this day, Onoprijenko has been incarcerated in the maximum-security prison in Zhytomyr. Gary Ridgway has remained hidden for years until investigators track him down. He is the wanted “” Green River Killer “”, named after the river in Washington State where he prefers to lay his murder victims. The first body is found in 1982. This police photo of Ridgway is from this year. Dozens more dead appear. But no one assigns the deeds to Ridgway.

With the possibility of DNA analysis, he was finally convicted in March 2001. Ridgway admits to having killed 48 young women. He chooses prostitutes and runaways as victims because he hates women. Most of the time, he strangles women as slowly as possible before abusing them, and then bursts into tears when confronted with the relatives of his victims in court.

Kings County High Court found him guilty in November 2003. Since then he has been in the Walla Walla correctional facility. John Wayne Gacy lives a completely unsuspicious life in a suburb of Chicago. His construction company enjoys a good reputation, as a local politician he is a respected man. He played the clown for the children at charity events.

Later, when his deeds became known, it earned him the name “” Killer Clown “” In 1972 Gacy committed his first murder. After divorcing his wife, Gacy begins to get out of hand. Again and again he kidnaps boys who he holds captive in his house, rapes them and then kills them.

He hides his victims under his house. In 1978 he was transferred to the police. When his house was demolished, the workers uncovered 33 bodies. Gacy dumped four other victims in a nearby river.

In court, Gacy tries to talk his way around a split personality. It was not him, but his other self who committed the murders. It is of no use to him: Gacy is sentenced – and this is an official Guinness record – to 21 life sentences and 12 times the death penalty. After his execution, scientists extract his brain. Nothing special can be determined. Probably the most famous German serial killer is Fritz Haarmann. The Hanoverian killed at least 24 boys between 1918 and 1924.

He had sexual intercourse with most of them beforehand. His method of murder is spectacular. He bites his victims in the neck, in his day he was called the “Vampire of Hanover”. In the summer of 1924, children playing found skulls and bones on the banks of the Leine.