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Frank Schmökel

German serial killer
The basics
Date of birth Strausberg, Märkisch-Oderland, Brandenburg, Germany
The details

Frank Schmökel (born August 19, 1962 in Strausberg, a suburb of then East-Berlin) is a German felon with a murderer conviction known to have escaped German prison custody numerous times. Schmökel, a psychiatric patient since early childhood claims his grandparents are holocaust survivors and has argued numerous times in court that he is entitled to rape and murder Germans, especially their children.

Violent acts and escapes

In 1988 he attempted to rape a 13-year-old female child and was sentenced to 18 months of imprisonment. In 1989 he was released on good time. After renewed sexual crimes after being discharged from prison, he was sentenced 1993 to 5 years and 6 months imprisonment. In 1994 Schmökel escaped from prison and raped and then attempted to kill an 11-year-old female child. He was subsequently sentenced to 14 years of imprisonment. In 1995 and 1996 he again escaped from prison but was caught again. In 1997 he escaped yet again but voluntarily turned himself in at a police station after being at large for a week. Schmökel escaped again in another incident in the same year and was apprehended the next day.

On October 25, 2000 he visited his mother while accompanied by prison guards. During that visit he escaped again, causing great harm to his mother and the guards. On the November 2, 2000 he killed a 60-year-old male pensioner and stole his car. He was apprehended in the town of Saritsch near Bautzen, East Saxony on November 6 and sentenced in 2002 to life in prison to be followed by indefinite security detention (Sicherheitsverwahrung). A final appeal was denied by the Federal Court of Justice of Germany in 2003.

General reference

  • Frank SCHMÖKEL, hg. von Tomas A. HARTMANN: Wenn Hexen Monster gebären. Die wahre Geschichte eines Scheusals, Hartmann: Halle 2004. ISBN 3-00-013948-6.
  • Thomas A. HARTMANN: When Witches give Birth to Monsters. The True Story of a Reprehensible Being, Hartmann: Halle: 2004. ISBN 3-00-013948-6

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