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The Daily Dispatch: December 13, 1862., [Electronic resource], A fearful Chapter in criminal history. (search)
A fearful Chapter in criminal history. [From the Chicago Times.] The criminal court at Custrin, in Pomerania, (Prussia,) has for a fortnight been occupied with a case 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 hundred robberies, of which he confesses himself guilty. The number of his transgressions is, however, probably, far greater than that indicated in the crowded list already made out against him. Among modern criminals, Dumollard alone, who was executed some months ago in France, can be compared in the enormity of his crimes with the monster Maasch. Not only was Maash, like Dumollard, guilty of the most cold-blooded cruelty in the numerous murders which he seemed to take fiendish delight in perpetrating, but the hideous manner in which he treated the still warm bodies of his female victims sinks him far below the level of