Schmidt Planned to Sail

Schmidt Planned to Sail.

Priest Murderer Intended to Return to Bavaria.

Aschaffenburg, German, Sept. 15. – The parents of Hans Schmidt, the priest who has confessed the murder of Anna Aumuller, received a post card from him a few days ago indicating that he intended soon to return to his home in Bavaria.

The parents of Schmidt consider him abnormal morally. There is said to have been several cases of insanity in the family. Schmidt was born in 1881 and was ordained a priest in 1904. When he was 20 years old, it is learned, his character seemed to undergo a peculiar transformation, and during the three years following his ordination he occupied several curacies, but remained only a few months in each place.

According to information here, Schmidt only took holy orders in accordance with the wishes of his mother.

Schmidt Planned to Sail, 16 September 1913, The Sun, page 2, column 2.

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