On June 16, 1997 Gerd Wenzinger -- the
German torture doctor accused of murdering and torturing up to 19 women
in Brazil and Germany -- hanged himself in his jail cell in Brazil after
a court approved his extradition back to Germany.
Wenzinger, 53, was accused of killing 13 women in
Germany and four more in Brazil. On June 12 Brazil's Supreme Court
approved his extradition which led to his death by hanging four days
Wenzinger first attempted to kill himself after
learning that German police had found a videotape showing him cutting a
woman into small pieces.