Serial Killers Around the World: The Global Dimensions of Serial Murder

Serial Killers Around the World: The Global Dimensions of Serial Murder

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Serial Killers Around the World: The Global Dimensions of Serial Murder compiles serial murder case studies from several countries - from Australia to Great Britain, and from Japan to Pakistan. The ...
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Christa Lehmann

Pp. 59-69 (11)

Dirk C. Gibson

Abstract

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.

Keywords:

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.

Affiliation:

The University of New Mexico USA.