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The Daily Dispatch: December 13, 1862., [Electronic resource], A fearful Chapter in criminal history. (search)
which may be said to be without a precedent in the annals of Prussian crime. A workman named Karl Maasch has been accused of having been concerned in the commission of thirteen murders and many hundm bodies of his female victims sinks him far below the level of the savage or the brute. Karl Maasch was, it appears, the leader of a band of wretches, consisting of himself, his brother Martin, One of the most horrifying atrocities which they committed was on a night in May, 1861, when Karl Maasch and some of his band broke forcibly into the house of a miller named Baumgart, at Carsdorf, mbrandy, and had himself become intoxicated. He finally confessed that he was the long sought Karl Maasch, and had only just come from committing a fresh murder and robbery, in which he had taken then one hundred and forty witnesses were examined, and great numbers of depositions were read. Karl Maasch confessed to having committed the thirteen murders himself, and sought to have his fellow-pri