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1920: Albert Fournier

February 25th, 2014 Headsman

Warning: Disturbing Images Below

Albert Fournier was guillotined on this date in 1920 in Tours, by France’s ubiquitous early 20th century headsman Anatole Deibler.

The previous August, Fournier murdered a M. Monmarche, his sister Mme. Vouteau, and their servant Marie Thillier, also raping the latter victim’s corpse.

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5 thoughts on “1920: Albert Fournier”

  1. klesk says:

    Good the execution! Have done well to make see the body after beheading!

  2. Vagn Lyhne says:

    Thank you, headsman. It was kind of you.

  3. Vagn Lyhne says:

    Dear friends. – I have studied the life and crimes of Albert Fournier in archives in Tours, Angers and Melun (France). I am at present writing an article on Fournier, his career as a young man, his stay in prisons and service as a corporal in the First World War, until he formally was degraded and humiliated. Further on his return to Chambray-lès-Tours after another stay in prison, now broken in body and mind, violent, dangerous, aiming to kill. – I have seen one of the pictures from the anatomical auditory – the picture at the top, the most clear of them – but never the photography below. It is not represented neither in the Archives of Indre-et-Loire, situated at Tours (where he was executed), nor in the Archives of the Prefecture of Police in Paris, from where the three other existing pictures of Fournier stem. I would be very happy if our headsman or one of the visitors to this excellent blog might be able to inform me of the origin of the picture below. – Throw out the life belt, folks. Vagn Lyhne, Denmark.

  4. Kevin M. Sullivan says:

    Someone should have given him a “heads up” that crime doesn’t pay.

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