Michel Peiry, The Sadist of Romont | Switzerland

Episode 125
Jan 31, 08:30 PM

The Sadist of Romont, Michel Peiry, told police he was glad they caught him because he would never have stopped.

Michel Peiry is said to have committed as many as 11 murders in the 1980s. He’s also known as the Sadist of Romont, or the Swiss Hitchhiker Killer. He picked up teenage hitchhikers, restrained them, beat them, sexually assaulted them, and then burned their bodies. Some of his victims were burnt alive. When he was arrested he said that he was glad police caught him, because he didn’t think he’d be able to stop otherwise. He advised the police to lock him up and throw away the key.
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