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Classification: Serial killer
Characteristics: Parricide - "Bluebeard"
Number of victims: 7
Date of murders: 1920's
Date of arrest: September 22, 1930
Date of birth: ???
Victims profile: Women (his seven wives)
Method of murder: ???
Location: Athens, Greece
Status: Sentence unknown

Arrested on September 22, 1930, moments before his eighth marriage, Greek "Bluebeard" Peter Kulaxides was charged with slaying his first seven wives. In custody, Kulaxides admitted killing wife number seven, after she "told him lies," but he staunchly denied murdering the first six. 

His incredible run of bad luck had begun, he informed detectives, when his first wife collapsed from excitement and joy on receiving the news of Peter's release from prison, where he was incarcerated on felony charges. From there, it was all downhill, with one wife after another succumbing to "natural causes." The court rejected his sad story, and Kulaxides was convicted of murder charges.

Michael Newton - An Encyclopedia of Modern Serial Killers



Monday, Dec. 01, 1930

In Athens, Greece, Peter Kulaxides, about to take to himself his eighth bride, was arrested & charged with having done to death the preceding seven. He explained: Wife No. 1 died of excitement & joy when he was released from jail after a long incarceration. The next five he did not kill. Wife No. 7 he murdered because she had told him lies.



MO: "Bluebeard" slayer of wives

DISPOSITION: Confessed one count, Sept. 1930; sentence unknown.



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