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Serial killer Johann Otto Hoch...

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February 02, 1905

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Feb. 2, 1905

* Johann Otto Hoch - The Bluebeard Murderer
* German born serial killer - wife murderer

Near the bottom of the front page is a one column heading: "BLUEBEARD'S WIFE WAS POISONED" with subhead. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile from this era in paper.
Complete with 6 pages, two small library stamps within the masthead, generally nice.

wikipedia notes: Johann Otto Hoch (also known as The Bluebeard Murderer) is the most famous and last-used alias of a German-born murderer and bigamist, John Schmidt. He was found guilty of the murder of one wife but is thought to have killed more, perhaps up to 50 victims. He was hanged.

Category: The 20th Century