Egidius Schiffer (aka the Aachen Strangler) has died at Bochum prison in Germany. The 62 year-old was sentenced to life imprisonment in 2008 for the rape and strangling of several women between 1983 and 1990.
According to a prison spokeswoman, Candida Tunkel, he died of heart failure: “He removed a cable from his bedside table lamp. Then he wound it around his nipples and his penis and stuck the end in a power socket.”
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