Crimes That Shook the World

The Vienna Strangler

Series 1 - Episode 4 The Vienna Strangler



The case of Austrian Jack Unterweger who, after serving a 14-year spell in jail for the murder of a girl in 1974, went on to become a celebrated media figure and an example of the reform system's effectiveness. However, it then transpired he had killed up to 11 more people across Europe and America and he hanged himself in his cell after being given a life sentence without parole.