Monsters in skirts: She buried a newborn baby alive in a freezer, another she encased in concrete in a bucket. She was afraid that her boyfriend would leave her

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September 3, 2022 • 8:00 p.m

Gertraud Arzberger could clearly be described as the mother from hell, although she doesn’t actually have any children. She killed all four immediately after birth! Due to financial difficulties, her partner informed her that he did not want children. But when the woman became pregnant, the only way out for her was murder. Everything came to light when a neighbor found the corpses in the common freezer!

Gertraud Arzberger made a living as an accountant, and lived in social housing in Graz with her friend Johann Genser. They shared some equipment with their neighbors, such as a washing machine or large freezers. And it was in it that one of Gerta’s neighbors found a suspicious package. While looking for ice cream for the children, he pulled out the body of a newborn wrapped in a sack from the freezer.

And with that, the appalling murder of four newborns that happened in the house was revealed. The police found another and a baby, according to experts’ estimates, the corpses could have been in the freezer for up to three years. An autopsy revealed that the killer put them in the freezer while they were still alive. And it soon became clear who the culprit was. Thirty-three-year-old Gertraud also described to the police the desperate reasons for the murder. Due to financial difficulties, her partner did not want children, and he told her this very emphatically.

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August 11, 2022 • 06:55

When Gertraud became pregnant, she believed that Johann would leave her. So she killed the children in the bathtub immediately after giving birth. At least four times in total! The police discovered two more bodies – encased in concrete in buckets – near the garden house near the apartment buildings. It was suspected that Gertraud was pregnant a total of five times, but no other body was found.

Gertraud defended that she never knew she was pregnant until she gave birth, she confessed to the murders. Johann pleaded that he was innocent and that he had no idea of ​​his girlfriend’s pregnancy and would have prevented the murders. Neighbors claimed, however, that the young woman’s pregnancy was completely obvious even to the public and it is nonsense that her partner would not have noticed it.

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August 11, 2022 • 07:28

The bodies of the two children encased in concrete were so damaged that the medical examiners could not determine whether one of them was already dead at birth. That’s why Gertraud got “only” three life sentences, Johann got fifteen years.


The article is in Czech

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