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  WEIDMANN Eugen 1915 1939/05/18 FRANCE ... ... ... 6+
1935 1937
On August 7, 1937, 22-year-old Jean de Koven, an American dancer, was kidnapped from her Paris hotel room and murdered. Following receipt of a note demanding $500 ransom, police identified the killer as Eugen Weidmann, a German immigrant, and the manhunt began in earnest. Traced to a remote villa, Weidmann was arrested following a wild brawl with police. In custody, he readily confessed to killing half a dozen victims for their pocket change or minor ransoms. Tried for murder and convicted on the basis of his own confession, Weidmann was guillotined in Paris on May 18, 1939.
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