Historical depiction of the crime, for which Joseph Reichenstetter and Antonia Brown Kipfenberg were sentenced to death.

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Title

Historical depiction of the crime, for which Joseph Reichenstetter and Antonia Brown Kipfenberg were sentenced to death.

Description

Geschichtliche Darstellung des Verbrechens wegen welchem Joseph Reichenstetter und Antonia Braun von Kipfenberg zum Tode verurtheilt worden sind. Caption title; "Kipfenberg den 29. Mai 1826"--P. [4]

Source

Michigan State University Library Special Collections XX folioKK270.7.R45G4 1826

Publisher

Königliche Appellationsgericht für den Regenkreis

Date

1826

Format

Fraktur. [4] p.; 23 cm.

Language

German

Coverage

Kipfenberg

Abstract

Joseph Reichenstetter, a married tailor, and Antonia Braun, the wife of a roofer, have a long-standing affair. The extra-marital relationship and lack of money cause conflict in the Braun home. Martin Braun is alleged to have threatened his wife on several occasions. Antonia talks to Reichenstetter about her wish to have her husband killed but then she and Martin reconcile. The following year, the relationship between Martin and Antionia deteriorates and she once again asked Joseph Reichenstetter to kill her husband. He agrees and Antonia hides him in the Braun home for 5 hours until her husband returns from work and goes to bed. While Braun sleeps, Reichstetter sneaks into the man's bedroom, strangles him, then arranges the scene to look as though Martin had hanged himself. An autopsy finds the victim met a violent death. Reichenstetter is charged with murder and Antonia Braun is charged with being an accomplice to murder. Both are found guilty according to the Criminal Code (Strafgesetzbuch) and are sentened to beheading by the sword. Additionally, each must spend 30 minutes in the pillory directly before their executions.

Date Created

1826

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Reference

Historical depiction of the crime, for which Joseph Reichenstetter and Antonia Brown Kipfenberg were sentenced to death., Königliche Appellationsgericht für den Regenkreis, 1826

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“Historical depiction of the crime, for which Joseph Reichenstetter and Antonia Brown Kipfenberg were sentenced to death.,” "Poor Sinners' Pamphlets", accessed November 17, 2019, http://courses.cal.msu.edu/al340ss16/psp/items/show/188.

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