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Crime History: Countess of Transylvania's bloody crimes are discovered

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On this day, Dec. 26, in 1610, the bloodthirsty crimes of Hungarian Countess Elizabeth Bathory were uncovered. Bathory, who was born in Transylvania, is possibly the most prolific serial killer in history and has been compared to Vlad the Impaler of Wallachia, on whom the fictional Count Dracula is partly based. Bathory stuck needles under the fingernails of servant girls, bit off flesh from...

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