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A.K.A.: "Terror of Moravia"
Classification: Serial killer
Characteristics: Highway robberies
Number of victims: 11
Date of murders: January 19, 1927 - September 25, 1927
Date of arrest: April 23, 1927
Date of birth: October 31, 1900
Victims profile: 10 policemen and a prison officer
Method of murder: Shooting
Location: Moravia, Czech Republic
Status: Executed by hanging on October 6, 1927

Martin Lecián (October 31, 1900 – October 6, 1927) was a Czech serial killer who murdered 10 policemen and a prison officer. He was executed on October 6, 1927.


Body "Broom for Devil," Slayer Says on Gallows

Reading Eagle

October 9, 1927

Olmeutz, Moravia, Oct. 8 (AP). - After a wild career of crime Martin Lecian, a 19-year-old Czechoslovakian, was hanged today. Pleading that acute tuberculosis would allow him only a few years more of life, Lecian was on the point of a reprieve by President Masaryk, of Czechoslovakia, until a few days ago when he killed in cold blood a warden of the prison where he was confined.

Lecian had murdered six men and one woman and participated in 54 highway robberies and numerous other crimes.

As the 70-year-old hangman adjusted the noose, Lecian shouted, "In an hour the devil will be cleaning the chimney with my body. I'll make a good broom for him."


Martin Lecian



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