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Classification: Murderer
Characteristics: Rape - Robbery - The last prisoner executed in West Berlin
Number of victims: 1
Date of murder: April 22, 1947
Date of birth: 1925
Victim profile: Eva Kusserow, 61
Method of murder: Strangulation
Location: West Berlin, Federal Republic of Germany
Status: Executed by guillotine in Moabit Prison, West Berlin, on May12, 1949

Berthold Wehmeyer (* 1925, " 12. May 1949) was the last prisoner executed in West Berlin. It became to 12. May 1949 in the institute for remand Moabit by the drop hatchet killed.

Only few days later (to 23. May 1949) was abolished with announcing the Basic Law the death penalty in the Federal Republic of Germany. In West Berlin, which formally did not belong until 1990 to the area of application of the Basic Law, the death penalty was legally abolished on 20 January 1951.

Berthold Wehmeyer was executed because of murder with robbery. He had shot a cashier at a food shop with a hand-held weapon and had captured then approx. 100 DM from the cash.

It became 24 years old.



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