By Diana Britt Franklin
Nicknamed the Blonde Borgia, Anna Marie Hahn used to be a cold-blooded serial killer who preyed at the aged in Cincinnati's Over-the-Rhine district within the Thirties. whilst the country of Ohio strapped its first girl into the electrical chair, Hahn won a spot within the annals of crime because the nation's first girl serial killer to be finished within the chair. informed the following for the 1st time in riveting aspect is Anna Marie's gripping tale, a virtually incredible story of a number of murders, deceit, and greed. Born in Bavaria in 1906, Anna Marie introduced disgrace to her pious relations whilst, as undefined, she gave delivery to an illegitimate son, Oscar. She used to be shipped off to the US in 1929 the place she at the beginning lived with aged family members in Cincinnati. A yr later, she married Philip Hahn, a Western Union telegrapher, with whom she got a brand new apartment and opened a delicatessen/bakery. Pressed economically by way of the good melancholy, the ever-resourceful, Anna Marie came upon alternative ways to get the cash to help her passionate pasttime - making a bet on horses. She attempted burning down the home, then the deli, for the assurance; and she or he attempted killing her husband, additionally for the coverage. lifestyles reductions sooner than feeding them arsenic with lethal effects. For weeks, her Cincinnati trial for the best mass homicide within the background of the rustic used to be a front-page sensation around the state. 1000 or extra interest seekers got here day-by-day to the court-house to attempt to get only a glimpse of her. approximately a hundred witnesses gave damning testimony opposed to her, and the jury's to blame verdict positioned her at the route to the electrical chair. eventually, after a yr, all appeals have been exhausted, and Anna Marie, age 32, was once completed on December 7, 1938, on the nation penal complex in Columbus. actual crime buffs, historians, lawyers, and others looking a unprecedented tale will locate The see you later Door a compelling addition to actual crime literature.
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