Johann Unterweger was an Austrian serial killer. While in prison, he wrote a bestselling autobiography titled, Fegefeur (Purgatory). In 1990, he convinced the prison system that he was a reformed man. The state released him on parole, and Unterweger became a literary celebrity. Four years later, he was found guilty of nine murders. Shortly after sentencing, he committed suicide by hanging.

Jack Unterweger was born in Austria in 1950 and spent his youth in and out of jail for petty crimes. It wasn't until 1974 that Jack finally discovered his true passion, which was strangling prostitutes to death with their own bras.

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Jack Unterweger aka Vienna Woods Killer - complicated and interesting case

Johann "Jack" Unterweger (16 August 1950 – 29 June 1994) was an Austrian serial killer who murdered prostitutes in several countries. First convicted of a 1974 murder, he was released in 1990 as an example of rehabilitation. He became a journalist and minor celebrity, but within months started killing again. He committed suicide following a conviction for several murders.

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Johann "Jack" Unterweger

Johann "Jack" Unterweger -- The Underwear-Strangling Wordsmith

Jack Unterweger, born to Theresia Unterweger, a Viennese barmaid & prostitute had a difficult childhood, which helped shape him into a brutal mass murderer.

Jack Unterweger, born to Theresia Unterweger, a Viennese barmaid & prostitute had a difficult childhood, which helped shape him into a brutal mass murderer.

Jack Unterweger  Nicknames: Jack the Writer, The Vienna Strangler When It Happened: 1974-1992 Number of Victims: 10-15 Punishment: Life Imprisonment (Committed suicide by hanging) How He Did It: Unterweger killed prostitutes by strangling them with their own undergarments. After entering prison for such crimes, he was discovered to be an excellent writer, and many campaigned for his release from prison. After his minimum 15 years were served, he was released and once again began killing in…

Jack Unterweger Nicknames: Jack the Writer, The Vienna Strangler When It Happened: 1974-1992 Number of Victims: 10-15 Punishment: Life Imprisonment (Committed suicide by hanging) How He Did It: Unterweger killed prostitutes by strangling them with their own undergarments. After entering prison for such crimes, he was discovered to be an excellent writer, and many campaigned for his release from prison. After his minimum 15 years were served, he was released and once again began killing in…

Jack Unterweger (Jack the writer)

Jack Unterweger: author and sexual sadist; convicted of 10 murders; believed to have killed 12 women

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"We loved Jack Unterweger". Astrid Wagner & Bianca Mrak

"We loved Jack Unterweger".

Johann "Jack" Unterweger (1950-1994)

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John Malkovich in der Rolle des Jack Unterweger (im Bild mit Sopranistin Laura Aikin). Mehr dazu hier: http://www.nachrichten.at/nachrichten/kultur/Casanova-und-Psychopath-John-Malkovich-ist-60;art16,1258235 (Bild: APA)

John Malkovich in der Rolle des Jack Unterweger (im Bild mit Sopranistin Laura Aikin). Mehr dazu hier: http://www.nachrichten.at/nachrichten/kultur/Casanova-und-Psychopath-John-Malkovich-ist-60;art16,1258235 (Bild: APA)

Jack Unterweger, born to Theresia Unterweger, a Viennese barmaid & prostitute had a difficult childhood, which helped shape him into a brutal mass murderer.

Jack Unterweger, born to Theresia Unterweger, a Viennese barmaid & prostitute had a difficult childhood, which helped shape him into a brutal mass murderer.

Jack Unterweger was and remains an enigma, elevated to celebrity status and acclaimed for his underworld-plunging poetry and fiction before being charged with the murders of 11 prostitutes in Austria and abroad.

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Jack Unterweger was and remains an enigma, elevated to celebrity status and acclaimed for his underworld-plunging poetry and fiction before being charged with the murders of 11 prostitutes in Austria and abroad.

Jack Unterweger, born to Theresia Unterweger, a Viennese barmaid & prostitute had a difficult childhood, which helped shape him into a brutal mass murderer.

Jack Unterweger, born to Theresia Unterweger, a Viennese barmaid & prostitute had a difficult childhood, which helped shape him into a brutal mass murderer.

Jack Unterweger wrote his way out of a lifetime sentence for murder. Paroled in 1990, and now a famous crime writer himself, he embarked on ...

Jack Unterweger wrote his way out of a lifetime sentence for murder. Paroled in and now a famous crime writer himself, he embarked on .

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