The Chair of Genipperteinga
"...He would randomly murder and dismember random voyagers … His downfall came after capturing and imprisoning the daughter of a local barrel-maker. The prisoner eventually escaped and recalled the horrific ordeal to her influential father.
The killer’s home was ransacked for evidence, where were uncovered years of clues of his years-long murderous and pillaging rampage. In June 1581, he was executed by the “breaking wheel,” which some declared was ‘a slap on the wrist.’ ..."