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Dirk C. Gibson
The case of Christa Lehmann is a poignant and ironic one. In a nutshell, she
accidentally murdered her best friend with poison intended for the mother of her best
friend. This case unfolded in postwar Germany immediately after World War II. In this
chapter the killer was described, and her other juvenile crimes noted. The murders were
described, with respect to the MO, motive, victimology, time frame, number of victims
and the victims themselves. Serial killer communication was described. The
investigation was discussed, and an account of the trial provided.
Absentee mother, Alcoholism, Alzey Mental Hospital, Christa
Ambrose, Depression, Dysfunctional family, E-605, Exhumations, Extramarital
affairs, Germany, Annie Hamann, Institute of Forensic Medicine, Christa
Lehmann, Mentally incompetent, Pesticide, Petty criminality, Phosphorous,
Suicide, Unsupervised childhood, Worms.
The University of New Mexico USA.