The Catholic church has not been with out controversy in the previous few many years, however up to now there has solely been one priest in america that has been executed for his crimes.
Hans Schmidt was not accused of sleeping with youngsters, however he did illegally marry, and proceeded to brutally homicide his lover whereas she was pregnant together with his baby. It appears sustaining the phantasm of piety drove him to disobey one among Christianity’s most essential Commandments.
Hans Schmidt was born in Bavarian metropolis of Aschaffenburg, and was ordained as a minister in both 1904 or 1906.
Disagreements together with his superiors within the church led him to be re-situated to St. John’s Parish in Louisville, Kentucky.
Battle with yet one more priest pressured his switch to St. Boniface Church in Manhattan.
That is the place he met a stupendous Austrian housekeeper named Anna Aumüller. They shortly started to have an affair in secret.
The 2 fell deeply in love, a lot in order that Schmidt ordained his personal marriage to Anna.
He knew full nicely that in the event that they have been came upon, it will imply the top of his priesthood.
Then, issues acquired darkish. When Schmidt came upon that Anna was pregnant, he slit her throat with a blade.
Then, the monster proceeded to noticed her physique into a number of items, disposing of them into the East River. The post-mortem later discovered that Anna had prematurely given delivery proper earlier than she was murdered.
When items of the physique have been discovered, they have been traced again to Schmidt due to the pillowcases they have been wrapped in, which bore the letter “A” and had been ordered to the house Schmidt had rented for Anna.
When questioned by the detective inside Schmidt’s blood soaked condominium, he immediately confessed. “I beloved her. Sacrifices must be consummated in blood.”
Hans Schmidt was convicted of first-diploma homicide and was executed by electrical chair at Sing Sing Jail on February 18, 1916
Additional investigations led to the idea that Anna and her child might not have been Schmidt’s solely homicide.
A physique of a 9-yr-previous woman was discovered beneath his previous parish in Louisville, which was dismembered in an eerily comparable style as Anna. St. John’s janitor was initially convicted of the crime, and had been serving a life sentence.
It was reported that Schmidt had a second condo which was used as a manufacturing unit to counterfeit cash.
Not solely that, however is believed he was additionally in correspondence with a doctor. They have been discussing a plan to homicide individuals and gather their insurance coverage (just like what serial killer H. H. Holmes did). Even again in Aschaffenburg, Schmidt had proof towards him in a separate homicide cost, however was executed earlier than he might be questioned.
It is superb that such a disgusting, ungodly man would ever turn into a priest.