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  • 1974, year old Jack Hunter, Vaguer stands in court and receives a life sentence for the brutal murder of an 18 year old girl.

  • 15 years later, he's celebrated by politicians and intellectuals for the stories, poems and plays.

  • He's written behind prison walls.

  • We will never find a prisoner so well prepared for freedom states.

  • The prison ward.

  • Oh, he was wrong.

  • So very, very wrong.

  • Jack, under vaguer born johann onto bigger, didn't just kill again.

  • He went on a murder spree that took him across countries and continents, ending with a face off with U.

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  • Marshals on Miami Beach.

  • But let's go back to the start of this incredible, almost unbelievable story on surveyor was born on august 16th 1950 in a beautiful part of the world.

  • A small town in Austria called Edinburgh after Nazi Germany annexed Austria During the war, the town was home to a sub camp of the Mauthausen concentration camp.

  • The war ended, but it wasn't easily forgotten in that town.

  • You Edinburgh was still dealing with the fallout from the war.

  • When Jack came to life.

  • He was a product of a one off encounter of the night.

  • That was when his mother, Teresa met an american soldier.

  • This g I wasn't interested in fatherhood and no sooner than he was told what had happened.

  • He turned his back, Teresa who worked as a prostitute.

  • Wasn't exactly up for taking care of a child either.

  • She sent Jack to live with his violent alcoholic grandfather when he was just too, sometime later, his mother was murdered and Jack knew there was no escape from his horrible grandfather before he was 10.

  • He was an avid and fiber of schnapps and still barely able to read or write.

  • He soon started stealing and then moved on to pimping, spending much of his youth behind bars.

  • The angry young man couldn't keep his hands to himself As he got older, he took to assaulting women.

  • The crescendo of that violence came in 1974 when he was 24 1 night in west Germany, he lost the plot and strangled a girl with her own bra.

  • She was 18 year old Margaret Schaefer.

  • He later said that when he pulled on the straps he could see his mother's face and the dying girl over the years he read and he read voraciously taking a particular liking to people you might call literary rascals intellectual writers who chronicled the life of crime such as jean genie.

  • Other bigger read about the american prisoner, Jack Abbott, who had written wonderfully about the life of crime.

  • From solitary confinement under vaguer read about how Abbott's book in the Belly of the Beast was hailed by american literary critics.

  • He wrote short stories, poems and plays himself, culminating in 1983 with his autobiography, purgatory or the trip to prison report of a guilty man.

  • Now, europe had a celebrated intellectual behind bars and like what happened over in the U.

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  • The european literally extolled the works of the downtrodden and the vega artists and writers and even politicians went to visit him.

  • They wrote pieces in the newspaper about how this man had reformed and become an asset to society and his writing and the vigor freely admitted he'd once been a beast stating in one chapter, I wielded my steel rod among the prostitutes and pimps of Hamburg Munich and Marseille.

  • I had enemies and conquered them through my inner hatred.

  • But now he changed.

  • He was rehabilitated.

  • Art had saved him.

  • Austrian intellectuals often talked about how rare it is for a violent criminal, a killer no less, to have access the antiquities of his mind and discovered the root of his anger.

  • Others joined in the course of celebration signing petitions for the release of other baker.

  • One of his vocal supporters was Alfreda Olynyk, a future winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature.

  • He later said about the imprisoned under vega.

  • He was so tender at that moment we decided we had to get him pardoned.

  • It was a travesty of justice to keep him locked up.

  • People said it was like clipping a wounded bird's wings, like hiding from the world.

  • One of its wonders.

  • One intellectual that signed the petitions later remarked about this metamorphosis from ugly killer To wondrous artist.

  • We want to believe him very badly.

  • Then in 1990 the prison warden said these words, we will never find a prisoner so well prepared for freedom and intellectual wrote that his release was a triumph of the individual over all the social and political pathologies into which he'd been born.

  • The thing was all those supporters only had to look at what happened to Jack Abbott.

  • People had also gotten behind him after his book garnered praise from the public and media alike.

  • People screamed for his release too.

  • But some prison officials didn't think Abbott was ready for the outside world.

  • One of them said, I thought that Mr Abbott was a dangerous individual.

  • I didn't see a changed man, his attitude, his demeanor indicated psychosis.

  • About six weeks after Abbott was released from prison, he went to eat in a Manhattan restaurant.

  • He needed to pee but was told the bathroom was for employees only the kind waiter showed him a place out back where he could urinate, whereupon Abbott stabbed him to death.

  • This was nine years prior to and the vaguer being released but oh God did it serve as a warning to fraser wouldn't just kill again.

  • He'd become an international serial killer.

  • No sooner than he was out.

  • He became a celebrity, His plays hit the streets, he gave readings from his book and other stories all over Austria and beyond wherever he went.

  • Artists and writers wanted to meet him.

  • Even had a regular spot working as a reporter for Austria's national news service, the more tv shows he ended up on the more money he got.

  • He drive around town in a flashy ford mustang only eating at the best restaurants while he pulled up outside.

  • Everyone knew it was him.

  • His license plate read W.

  • Jak one.

  • Just a few months after his release he was in Czechoslovakia to research the red light district in the capital.

  • Prague maybe he was, but he was also planning to murder again.

  • In fact, if you read his poetry, you might have guessed that he was one such poem infused with the stench of murder.

  • You still seem strange and distant and lively death.

  • But one day you will be close and full of flames.

  • Come love her.

  • I am there, take me I am yours.

  • Maybe that's what he was thinking when he murdered a check prostitute named blanca bobkova, she was found strangled by her own underwear.

  • That was the same.

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  • As under Vader's first murder.

  • Still, police didn't even look into him after all.

  • He was now a star.

  • He went back to Austria where he killed at least another six prostitutes, all of them garroted with their own bras and dumped usually in the woods.

  • He became a suspect at this point, but with no forensic evidence or other evidence tying him to the murders.

  • Police didn't go after him.

  • That would be left up to the american cops variable experts on serial killing.

  • After seeing two decades of blood spattered bedroom walls on to bigger was still barely out of prison and he likely would have kept on killing in europe.

  • But then he was handed a key to make a dream come true.

  • That was to visit the U.

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  • The place where his father had come from.

  • He'd been given an assignment from a magazine to write about crime in the US, which in 1991 was making headlines around the world but he wasn't going to cover gang violence.

  • Instead he was going to talk about his favorite thing.

  • Red light districts under vaguer chose Los Angeles as his place to put pen to paper and in the meantime secretly murder women.

  • The LAPD was told about his arrival and so on occasions he was given rides around the city by cops so he could get a first hand view of the poorest parts where women plied what's called the world's oldest trade.

  • When he wasn't out patrolling the streets, he was actually doing a bit of writing from his hotel room.

  • That hotel was none other than the cecil hotel.

  • A place not far from Skid Row, a place which has gained quite the reputation over the years.

  • An american writer later said that Andre vega really immersed himself in the lifestyle around the mean streets of L.

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  • But unfortunately he also murdered three women while on that working vacation.

  • All three were sex workers.

  • The first victim was 35 year old Shannon exley whose body was found beaten and strangled in the Boyle Heights neighborhood.

  • The murder weapon was her bra.

  • just 10 days later in the same neighborhood, 33 year old Irene Rodriguez was found dead.

  • Her injuries were not too different from the previous woman's.

  • The third victim was 26 year old Peggy Buth discovered in Malibu canyon.

  • She'd been beaten and strangled with her own bra.

  • This is part of an article under vaguer wrote while he was in L.

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  • Real life in L.

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  • Is dominated by a tough struggle for survival, by the broken dreams of thousands who come to the city and an equal number who leave sometimes dead.

  • No kidding Jack.

  • He returned home to Austria to finish his writing on the crime infested Usa where no man or woman is safe and it is when he was there, Interpol heard about the L.

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  • Murders.

  • The european cops talked at length to the L.

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  • Cops.

  • It soon became very apparent that wherever underweight her latest hat, women were killed in a very similar way.

  • It didn't take a Columbo to figure out the connection and after some more investigating Austrian police secured a warrant for his arrest.

  • The problem was he left the country that could only mean one thing more murders on to bigger first headed to Switzerland with his girlfriend Bianca rock and soon after they took off to paris and from there they headed to the US Again destination.

  • Miami apparently because his girlfriend loved that Tv show Miami Vice, he knew the cops were after him back home and on occasions he contacted them.

  • One newspaper ran the headline.

  • Hello it's me.

  • The mass murderer murat got a job as a stripper and earn some extra cash from selling her story to the tabloids.

  • That story was headlined Bianca's exclusive love story.

  • The girl and the murder suspect on to bigger did what he did best after killing that is and settled down with an old typewriter to tell some of his tales his life as an Austrian Charles.

  • Bukowski didn't last long.

  • The pleasures of the damned were stopped in their tracks when U.

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  • Marshals arrested under vaguer on Miami beach after he went to collect some cash from the USa money exchange.

  • Apparently he cried all the way to the police station but he didn't remain locked up in the US for long.

  • He was extradited to Austria to face the music there.

  • His deportation by the way was only down to his not having told us authorities about his felony conviction.

  • Nonetheless, he was first asked about why he was in the US and told he was being investigated for murder too.

  • That he gave the statement.

  • I went to L.

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  • To write stories on prostitutes and homeless people While I was in L.

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  • I dated the receptionist at the hotel cecil a girl named Carolina.

  • I also dated three prostitutes, one white, the other two Latina.

  • I killed no one in Los Angeles.

  • He still had support back home though much of it coming from those intellectuals that had supported him years before his release.

  • Remember from the time of his release to this point was only just over a year and a half, Some people said the authorities didn't want to believe in his transformation.

  • Maybe they said he was being set up.

  • One intellectual who still believed in him, told the Guardian newspaper.

  • If he was the killer, he would be one of the cases of the century.

  • Statistically the chance that I would know one of the cases, the centuries.

  • So unlikely that therefore I think he is not guilty.

  • Entre banker was charged with 11 murders in total.

  • Three in the US.

  • The rest in europe in court.

  • He admitted that he was no angel, but he said he wasn't guilty of those murders.

  • He said in one declaration was a rat, a primitive criminal who grunted rather than talked an invertebrate liar.

  • The prosecutors right?

  • I consumed women rather than love them.

  • But I'm counting on my acquittal because I'm not the culprit, your decision will affect not only me but the real murderer because he's laughing up his sleeve.

  • Police had managed to find one of the cars he had used in his travels in europe and in it they found some human hairs onto Riggers lawyers then told them if they can conduct the D.

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  • Test, then the devil is going to catch you yet again on to bigger claimed he was innocent after hearing the evidence.

  • The jury found him guilty and he was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole.

  • For those of you that study the mind and what can go wrong, you won't be surprised to hear that.

  • A psychiatrist said on to Vegas suffered from narcissistic personality disorder.

  • Still you have to ask some questions about the evidence.

  • Those hairs that were genetically matched to one of the victims were found in a car that was then 11 years old and had had four different owners after anther Vaguer.

  • It was this evidence to that cemented his guilty verdict.

  • Much of the other evidence was circumstantial.

  • Sure people were murdered in the same way wherever under Vaguer winds.

  • But could that have just been a really strange coincidence.

  • He also didn't have an alibi for the murders.

  • Not one of them, but this is what under baker's lawyer said about that.

  • It's always a coincidence.

  • If one has an alibi, such an intelligent man would certainly have taken care to have one if he needed it.

  • It's also worth noting that while he didn't have an alibi, not one person ever came forward and said they'd seen him with one of the victims.

  • That's why two jurors wanted to acquit him but the majority of them were against him and the sentence was passed.

  • That was the last anyone saw of Jack onto bigger he was found dead in his cell on his first night in jail.

  • Now you need to watch how Tylenol became the perfect murder weapon or have a look at the coder who became a criminal mastermind, paul Larue.

1974, year old Jack Hunter, Vaguer stands in court and receives a life sentence for the brutal murder of an 18 year old girl.

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