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By Diana Franklin

ISBN-10: 0873388747

ISBN-13: 9780873388740

The precise tale of the 1st woman serial killer to die within the electrical chair. Nicknamed "the Blonde Borgia," Anna Marie Hahn used to be a cold-blooded serial killer who preyed at the aged in Cincinnati's Over-the-Rhine district within the Nineteen Thirties. while the nation of Ohio strapped its first girl into the electrical chair, Hahn won a spot within the annals of crime because the nation's first lady serial killer to be achieved within the chair. instructed right here for the 1st time in riveting element is Anna Marie's gripping tale, a nearly unimaginable story of a number of murders, deceit, and greed. Born in Bavaria in 1906, Anna Marie introduced disgrace to her pious relatives while, as undefined, she gave start to an illegitimate son, Oscar. She used to be shipped off to the USA in 1929 the place she at first lived with aged kin in Cincinnati. A yr later she married Philip Hahn, a Western Union telegrapher, with whom she obtained a brand new residence and opened a delicatessen/bakery.Pressed economically via the Great...

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Initially, Anna Filser was listed as the beneficiary, then Mrs. Anna Hahn, then “my estate,” and finally, “my great-niece, Mrs. ” His will was not probated “because there were no assets left in the estate,” his attorney revealed. Anna Marie already had every last cent. 1. During World War I, Anna Marie and her sister, Katti, knitted sweaters, scarves, mittens, and caps for their brothers in service. 2. Oscar’s year of birth is uncertain. Mother and son claimed different dates at different times, ranging from 1924 to 1926, but 1925 seems most likely.

His will was dated April 22, 1933, just fifteen days before he died. An out-of-court settlement was reached when Anna Marie agreed to pay the Kohler family members a total of $4,000, which she secured after mortgaging the house for $9,000. The remainder helped her pay off some bookies and other creditors. Anna Marie was not above accepting small sums from the men that she befriended, if she couldn’t get large ones. Local restaurateur Walter Walther found the diminutive blonde quite charming when introduced to her by a friend.

The sixty-two-year-old teamster’s home at 2950 Colerain Avenue in the Camp Washington area of Cincinnati had a bit of history tied to it. The three-story brick house, its colored windows, high ceilings, and hardwood floors resplendent for its day, was built and owned at the turn of the century by Major Charles H. Blackburn, one of Cincinnati’s most famous criminal attorneys. In the fall of 1932, Kohler lived alone on the third floor and rented out rooms he never used. The Hahns rented two rooms and a kitchen on the second floor at the back of the house.

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