September 30, 2018
In 1972, Kuno Hofmann was a deaf mute German labourer, a cripple who had spent nine years in mental institutions. According to the public prosecutors, he was perfectly sane and fully accountable for his actions. But his actions were…strange, by any normal standards. What sort of actions, you might ask? Oh just forced entry into graveyards and mortuaries near his home in Nurenberg, looking for freshly dead bodies. He chose his victims from death notices in the newspapers, and methodically made his way to a new corpse, stabbing into it with razor blades or a knife. Sometimes, he cut the head off, sometimes he drank the blood. From his prison cell, Hofmann explained, that he did it to make himself "good looking and strong”. Spoiler….it didn’t work.