The history of the Leonards Cianciulli, serial killer, turns his victims into soap and cupcakesPictolic
According to the stereotypes, Italian mom, Granny, caring and loving, always watching to their child was well fed and treated kindly. Well, Leonard Cianciulli was clearly from another test. Of course, she adored their children, but when in 1939, learned that her eldest and most beloved son want to take in the army, decided that his rescue is necessary... human sacrifices.
In the period from 1939 to 1940 the strange woman was sent to the light three innocent ladies. Scheme was always the same: Leonard lured lonely neighbors to itself, hocus wine with the drug, and then killed with an axe. The corpses were dismembered and dissolved by caustic soda, then boiled the remains of the soap. And the blood used to prepare the cupcakes, which they treated their relatives and neighbors. For their murder Cianciulli received 30 years in prison and three years in a mental hospital for criminals.
It is unclear at what point in its tragic life, full of superstition and mysticism, this poor woman was crazy, but in the history of the criminal it all went down.
Known by the nickname soap-boiler, of Correggio, Cianciulli Leonard was born in 1894. Her childhood was more than unhappy: the girl born of rape to his mother, who, according to the memoirs of the Leonards, had always hated her with all my heart. Teenage Leonard twice tried to commit suicide. Later all their failures in life, she explained that her mother left her a curse.
In 1914 she married a minor official Raffaele Pancardi to which her parents were regarded with disapproval, since he occupied a higher position in society. Cianciulli claimed that after the wedding, the mother cursed her and condemned to life in misery.
Under the pressure of the curse, in her opinion, left a mother, and predictions Leonard Cianciulli became very superstitious. Perhaps, if life is so filled with superstition, curses and fortune tellers, she would never kill.
In 1939, the woman learned that her eldest and most beloved son of Giuseppe needs to join the Italian army. Determined to protect him at any cost, Cianciulli suddenly decided that it requires human sacrifice, and I chose three of my neighbors, middle-aged women. Some sources claim that Leonard practiced sorcery, and these ladies came to her for advice; others say that women came to her, just neighborly. Whatever it was, she began to plan their murders.
The second victim, Francesca Soave, believe the statement made by the Leonards that found her a job at a school for girls in Piacenza. Like Setti, Soave wrote to family and friends about your move. And also drank goodbye by Cianciulli unusual wine. And also turned into soap and cakes. The murder occurred on 5 September 1940. On Soave killer-mylovar earned 3 thousand lire.
Though Cianciulli and thought I had everything covered, something she missed. Unlike his first two victims, who had a limited social circle, the Cacioppo had a sister-in-law, and it is very interesting. She did not believe the letters, telling about the sudden departure, and saw Cacioppo entered the house Cianciulli that night when he had to leave. Their suspicions she reported to the police, and soon Leonard was arrested.
Leonard Cianciulli died of cerebral stroke in the women's mental hospital for criminals in Pozzuoli 15 October 1970. Objects passing in her case, including the pot in which the cooked sacrifice, exhibited at the Criminological Museum in Rome.