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Crime History: D.C.-born 'Brooklyn Vampire' executed in Sing Sing

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On this day, Jan. 16, in 1936, a District of Columbia-born serial killer known as the "Brooklyn Vampire" was executed in New York. Albert Fish grew up in a D.C. orphanage where he was frequently whipped and discovered that he enjoyed pain. He became fascinated by sadomasochism before moving to New York. In 1928, Fish strangled 10-year-old Grace Budd and cannibalized her corpse. Six years later,...

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