At five foot five, Fritz Honka was extremely sensitive about his height. He liked his women shorter, and he also liked them toothless, to alleviate his fears of mutilation during oral sex. He found relief with aging prostitutes from Hamburg's red light district, killing at least four of them in his small attic room between 1971 and late '74. Disposal was a problem, given Honka's size and basic laziness. He chose to keep the bodies in his flat, and fortified himself with alcohol against the stench. When neighbors griped about unpleasant smells, Fritz doused the place with quarts of cheap deodorant. In January 1975, he torched the flat, but firemen noticed mummified remains among the ashes and police were called. In custody, Fritz said he killed the women after they mocked his preference for oral sex over "straight" intercourse. He was sentenced to life imprisonment, the maximum possible under German law.