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Stephanija Meyer was born in Austria in 1960.
It is believed that Meyer was recruited by Waltrud Wagner, along with Irene Leidolf and Maria Gruber, to murder patients under their care. The murder series began in 1983, at the age of 23, until 1989. Together, these women would cause the patients to overdose on morphine, insulin, Rohypnol or drown them.
Wagner taught the women how to commit the murder and would often request their help when drowning a patient. Wagner later claimed that she began her murder series when she wanted to help ease the pain of her patients. This motive changed when Meyer and the other women began to murder if a patient annoyed them. The patients were left at the scene of the crime and their causes of death were never seen as unusual.
In 1989, Meyer and her accomplices went into a local pub and began discussing their past murders and how they helped their patients go into the light. A doctor was sitting in the same pub, understood what they were discussing and went to the police station. The women were arrested 6 weeks later. Meyer was found guilty of manslaughter and attempted murder and sentenced to 15 years in prison. Both Wagner and Leidolf were sentenced to life in prison and Gruber was sentenced 15 years in prison. Although Meyer was charged with manslaughter, it is thought that she murdered between 48 and 200 people.
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Stephanija Meyer was charged with manslaughter and attempted murder, though she and her friends Maria Gruber, Irene Leidolf and Waltraud Wagner are thought to have been involved in the murders of between forty-eight and two-hundred people. We do not currently have information on any of her victims.Continue reading...