Convicted serial killer Elisabeth Wiese is executed

February 2, 1905 Berlin, Germany “Angel maker” Elisabeth Wiese (51, pictured) is executed Elisabeth began a career as a midwife, though when she found herself unwed and pregnant, she switched professions to better provide for herself and her child. Elisabeth (whose surname was Berkefeld at the time) picked up the mantle of abortionist, which was…

Teen goes on shooting spree, kills 15, self, injures 9

March 11, 2009 Winnenden and Wendlingen, Germany Tim Kretschmer (17) goes on a shooting spree, killing 15 and injuring 9 before killing himself At approximately 9:30 a.m., Kretschmer entered Albertville-Realschule, a secondary school he had left the year before. He headed straight to a classroom during a chemistry class and immediately began shooting students in…