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October 9, 1989 | MARK FINEMAN, Times Staff Writer
He strikes only when Calcutta sleeps. His victims are street people, Calcutta's helpless beggars, lunatics and rickshaw pullers who share their muddy concrete beds with the city's rats, garbage and disease. And his is the perfect murder weapon in a crumbling city of broken streets--an anonymous, 50-pound concrete slab that is always taken from near his sleeping victims. He has killed seven people in the past three months, crushing their skulls with a single blow.
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April 9, 1997 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A notorious self-confessed serial killer so coldblooded and cunning that he is nicknamed "The Serpent" flew into Paris on Tuesday, saying he wants to turn over a new leaf and make a movie about himself. After more than 20 years in Indian prisons, Vietnamese-born Charles Sobhraj--intelligent, icily calm and as charmingly successful with women as he was sadistically cruel with many of his victims--arrived at Charles de Gaulle Airport at 6:45 a.m.
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April 9, 1997 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A notorious self-confessed serial killer so coldblooded and cunning that he is nicknamed "The Serpent" flew into Paris on Tuesday, saying he wants to turn over a new leaf and make a movie about himself. After more than 20 years in Indian prisons, Vietnamese-born Charles Sobhraj--intelligent, icily calm and as charmingly successful with women as he was sadistically cruel with many of his victims--arrived at Charles de Gaulle Airport at 6:45 a.m.
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October 9, 1989 | MARK FINEMAN, Times Staff Writer
He strikes only when Calcutta sleeps. His victims are street people, Calcutta's helpless beggars, lunatics and rickshaw pullers who share their muddy concrete beds with the city's rats, garbage and disease. And his is the perfect murder weapon in a crumbling city of broken streets--an anonymous, 50-pound concrete slab that is always taken from near his sleeping victims. He has killed seven people in the past three months, crushing their skulls with a single blow.
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