Jack Unterweger  

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Johann "Jack" Unterweger (16 August 1951 – 29 June 1994) was an Austrian serial killer who murdered prostitutes in several countries. First convicted of a 1974 murder, he was released in 1990 due in part to a campaign by intellectuals and politicians, who regarded Unterweger as an example of rehabilitation. He became a journalist and minor celebrity, but within months of his release started killing again. He committed suicide following a conviction for several murders.

In a 2008 performance, actor John Malkovich, together with chamber group Musica Angelica, portrayed Unterweger's life in a one man show entitled Seduction and Despair.

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