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Unterweger, JackMit einem Knoten zu Tode stranguliert: Am Ende starb der mutmaßliche neunfache Prostituiertenmörder Johann "Jack" Unterweger wie seine. In den 90ern verliebt sich Strafverteidigerin Astrid Wagner (57) in Österreichs berühmtesten Frauenmörder – Jack Unterweger. Mit Weekend. Johann „Jack“ Unterweger war ein wegen Mordes verurteilter österreichischer Straftäter, der in der Haft als Schriftsteller bekannt wurde. Für neun weitere ihm zur Last gelegte Morde, die er nach seiner vorzeitigen Haftentlassung begangen haben.
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He was an Austrian killer involved in several murders of sex workers in some countries. His first conviction was in when he killed a prostitute and was released in after a successful rehab program.
For a short while, he ventured into journalism before engaging in several serial killings after months of acting upright.
Jack Unterweger was convicted of nine murders and sentenced to prison where he took his life by hanging himself. He died on June 29, , aged forty-three.
Jack fully was known as Johann Jack Unterweger was born on August 16, , in Judenberg, Styria, Austria. He was also now serving time in prison for life.
Inspector Schenner had known that Unterweger was incredibly manipulative and used such skills to influence those around him.
On investigation he discovered that the killer had secured a parole board and managed to get himself released only fifteen years into his sentence.
Not only had Unterweger been freed early but in the time he had also become a best selling novelist and celebrity. After his incarceration in , Unterweger who was originally illiterate spent his time in jail learning to read and write.
After countless interviews with the press, Unterweger, now showing that he was a reformed man, found himself at the centre of a public campaign to release him.
On the 23rd May, his endeavours to hoodwink the authorities and members of the public saw him become a free man once again. One of the most bizarre and disturbing aspects of this case is that while Unterweger was being feted by the chattering classes and invited to glitzy soirees and parties, he was also been asked for his opinions and advice on the latest disappearance of prostitutes that he alone was responsible for.
In reality, while the devious Unterweger was basking in the spotlight of celebrity and seeing his books rise up the best sellers list, he was still continuing his sickening obsession with brutalising women.
Certain police investigators had become suspicious of Unterweger, but they had to tread carefully as the former killer was now a popular literary figure and symbol of redemption for a liberal community.
A discreet surveillance was kept on the killer. It was just a question of getting the right evidence. Records showed that Unterweger was in Graz when Brunhilde Masser was found strangled and also in Bregenz when victim Heidemarie Hammerer disappeared off the radar.
A witness also testified that Unterweger was similar to a man she had seen with Hammerer just before she disappeared and that he had been wearing a brown leather jacket and red scarf.
Sightings of Unterweger with the other victims in Vienna were also established. Because so many people had taken a great risk in believing that Unterweger was a reformed character they supported him in his crusade against the police.
It was important that Dr Ernst Geiger collected as much circumstantial evidence that he could, which he did from various Austrian prostitutes who Unterweger had visited under the pretext that he was a journalist.
Dr Geiger was able to carry out forensic tests on a BMW that Unterweger had bought on his release from prison.
A hair fragment was found and DNA tests proved that it belonged to Blanka Bockova, the first victim from Prague. They also came across a menu and receipts from a Malibu seafood restaurant, together with home snapshots of Unterweger posing with female members of the Los Angeles Police Department.
Geiger, on a hunch, thought that something might also turn up in LA. He contacted the police there and discovered that they were in the throes of investigating three killings of prostitutes.
A Killings. Geiger discovered that all of the murders in LA were identical to those in Austria. They had all been killed while Unterweger was in the city masquerading as a journalist and requiring the LA police to assist him with his research.
One worrying development for the police was that Unterweger had acquired an impressionable girlfriend, Bianca Mrak, who was now missing from home.
It now became an urgent crusade to track down Unterweger before anything happened to her. Tipped off by friends that the police were now searching for him Unterweger left Austria with Mrak and managed to enter into America.
He then started a campaign to make him look like a victim of police persecution and contacted the Austrian press.
The manipulative Unterweger managed to persuade Austrian newspapers to publish his case for defence.
Playing the wronged man role and a victim of police vindictiveness, some of the papers agreed and even paid him for an exclusive article.
Mrak herself revealed that she was happy to be with Unterwegger and the picture created was that they were fugitives facing persecution from the Austrian police who had singled him out as a scapegoat.
The Arrest. Because Unterwegger had lied to get into the US, he could technically be arrested for this alone.
After Mrak collected the money she and Unterwegger walked out of the building while the marshals followed.
But Unterwegger twigged something was up and bolted. He was chased through a restaurant, but finally cornered in a back parking bay, handcuffed and arrested.
It is alleged that when the police officers informed him he was wanted for murders in Austria, Unterwegger broke down and wept.
The police also recovered a diary written by Unterwegger which suggested he had plans to dispose of Mrak.
Unterwegger preferred to be tried in California as he knew that he would be facing a charge of murder against just three victims as opposed to many in Austria.
However, realising that he could also be facing the gas chamber he quickly agreed to extradition. Unterweger was deported on the 28th May, Unterwegger played on logic to defend himself.
Why as he pointed out would a man such as himself, who had been rewarded so well with fame and money, suddenly decide to destroy his privileged life by murdering women?
But before the court case commenced, Dr Geiger enlisted Thomas Mueller, Chief of the Criminal Psychology Service in the Federal Ministry of the Interior, to accompany him to America and learn all they could about the psychology of compulsive serial killers.
Through a briefing with the Behavioural Science Unit BSU at Quantico, Virginia, Geiger and Mueller discovered that there were standard forms of behaviour relating to murderers like Unterwegger, who also displayed deviant sexual obsessions that usually followed a pattern.
Although most serial killers rarely move from one country to another the details of the deaths of the LA prostitutes were too close to those in Austria to be purely coincidental.
But there was more tangible evidence to come against Unterwegger when analysis on the knots to tie ligatures on the three LA prostitutes, matched the pantyhose knots used on the victims in Austria.
The Trial. In June , in Graz, Austria, the trial began. Unterweger as an Austrian citizen was to be tried of all murders in LA, Prague and Austria.
But Unterweger was still unrepentant. Two and a half months later even the most supportive press of Unterweger began to change their views. The devious sociopath also began to lose support from the literary establishment and his girlfriend, Bianca Mrak.
Jack Unterweger was found guilty of nine counts of murder—the Prague victim, all three Los Angeles victims, and five in Austria. The court sentenced him to life in prison.
He took the opportunity while guards were out of sight to hang himself using the string from his prison jumpsuit. Ironically he used the same knot he had so cruelly practiced on his victims.
Johann "Jack" Unterweger August 16, - June 29, was an Austrian serial killer who murdered prostitutes in several countries. Born to a Viennese prostitute and an unknown American soldier, Unterweger grew up in poverty with his abusive, alcoholic grandfather in a one-room cabin.
He murdered year-old German Margaret Schäfer in by strangling her with her own bra, and was sentenced to life in prison. While in prison, Unterweger became an author of short stories, poems, plays, and an autobiography, Fegefeuer — eine Reise ins Zuchthaus.
He was released on May 23, , after only 14 years of his life term, thought to have been successfully "resocialized". Upon his release, he hosted television programs which discussed criminal rehabilitation.
His release followed numerous petitions of Austrian intellectuals, including Nobel Prize winner Elfriede Jelinek, to pardon Unterweger.
Law enforcement later found that Unterweger killed six prostitutes in Austria in the first year after his release.
In , Unterweger was hired by an Austrian magazine to write about crime in Los Angeles, California, and the differences between U.
Unterweger met with local police, even going so far as to accompany them on their patrols of the city's red light districts. During Unterweger's time in Los Angeles, three prostitutes — Shannon Exley, Irene Rodriguez, and Sherri Ann Long — were beaten, sexually assaulted with tree branches, and strangled with their own brassieres.
In Austria, Unterweger was suggested as a suspect for the prostitute murders. In the absence of other suspects, the police took a serious look at Unterweger and kept him under surveillance until he went to the U.
Law enforcement eventually had enough evidence for his arrest, but Unterweger was gone by the time they entered his home. After law enforcement chased him through Europe, Canada and the U.
While a fugitive, he had called the Austrian media to try to convince them of his innocence. Back in Austria, Unterweger was charged with 11 homicides, one of which occurred in Prague during the time he was visiting and was identical to the murders of the other prostitutes.
The jury found him guilty of nine murders by a majority sufficient for a conviction under Austrian law at the time. On June 29, , Unterweger was sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole.
That night, he took his own life by hanging himself with a rope made from shoelaces and a cord from the trousers of a track suit. He is reported to have used an intricate knot identical to that used on the murdered prostitutes.
Because he died before he could appeal the verdict, under a technicality of Austrian law, Unterweger is officially to be considered as innocent, despite the original guilty verdict; Unterweger's case was one of those considered in a review of this Austrian legal principle.
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Jack Unterweger was a model prisoner. He was living proof that, no matter what a man had done in his life, it was never too late for him to turn things around.
After a life of crime including sexual assault and murder, this Austrian convict finally saw the light while serving his life sentence for that killing in , when he was only in his early 20s.
He was proof that anyone could change — or so his supporters that campaigned for his early release thought. But all of that went up in smoke when, shortly after his release in , Jack Unterweger went on a killing spree that ended the lives of at least nine women.
Biography Jack Unterweger speaking at a press conference. In , Jack Unterweger was arrested for the murder that earned him his life sentence.
While in prison, he learned to read and write, eventually earning literary respect both inside and outside the prison.
Convinced that he was a reformed man, the state released him on parole in After his release, Unterweger became a literary celebrity, appearing on talk shows and booking speaking engagements.
Not everyone was convinced of his transformation, however. After a string of prostitute murders matched the details of the Schaefer crime, police put Unterweger under surveillance.
After his release, he became a minor celebrity and worked as a playwright and journalist, but within months he resumed killing women. Unterweger hanged himself in prison after being convicted of nine more murders in June Jack Unterweger was born in   to Theresia Unterweger, a Viennese barmaid and waitress, and Jack Becker, American soldier whom she met in Trieste , Italy.
After his mother was arrested again in , Unterweger was sent to Carinthia to live with his grandfather,  who was known as a "rough fellow" who regularly used his grandson to help him steal farm animals.
Unterweger was in and out of prison for much of his youth. He worked as a waiter, but between and he was convicted sixteen times, mostly for theft-related offences, but also for pimping and sexual assault on a sex worker; he spent most of those eight years in jail.
In , Unterweger murdered year-old German citizen Margaret Schäfer by strangling her with her own bra , and in he was convicted and sentenced to life in prison.
While imprisoned, he wrote short stories , poems , plays , and an autobiography , Purgatory or The Trip to Prison — Report of a Guilty Man ,  that later served as the basis for a documentary.
In , a campaign to pardon and release Unterweger from prison began. Unterweger was released on 23 May , after the required minimum fifteen years of his life term.
Upon his release, his autobiography was taught in schools and his stories for children were performed on Austrian radio.
Unterweger himself hosted television programs which discussed criminal rehabilitation,  and he worked as a reporter for the public broadcaster ORF , where he reported on stories concerning the very murders for which he was later found guilty.