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Tuchlin: The Scorpion 

Between 1975 and 1983, brutal sex killer Pawel Tuchlin terrorised the region around Gdansk, Poland. Known as 'The Scorpion' for the swift deadliness of his attacks, he targeted women ... See full summary »

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... Pawel Tuchlin
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Craig Brinkley ... Teen Tuchlin
Stefan Chrzanowski ... Himself
Andrzej Gawrys ... Himself
David Holmes ... Himself
Jerzy Pobocha ... Himself
Zbiegniew Zukowski ... Himself
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Between 1975 and 1983, brutal sex killer Pawel Tuchlin terrorised the region around Gdansk, Poland. Known as 'The Scorpion' for the swift deadliness of his attacks, he targeted women walking alone. Tuchlin struck without warning, felling his victims with hammer blows to the head before molesting their bodies. He killed 9 women and left 11 more gravely injured. But Tuchlin is also a thief: it was his greed and the theft of 4 piglets which eventually led police to his farm, and sent the Scorpion to the gallows. Written by Sky Vision [gb]

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Tuchlin: The Scorpion
30 September 2015 | by See all my reviews

Just in case you thought all serial killers were American or British, this documentary is a salutary reminder that spiritual sickness is universal. Pawel Tuchlin was a particularly depraved individual who preyed on young women in Poland over an eight year period, murdering nine, while eleven others might be considered lucky to have escaped with their lives.

Three decades on, the men who worked on the Scorpion task force face the camera through an interpreter, and a picture is built up with official records and a fair amount of psychobabble from one of the usual suspects.

Tuchlin had an unhappy childhood, he was beaten by his father, and used to wet the bed until well into his teens, which resulted in girls laughing at him in his village. Boo hoo. The fact that he married twice and sired a child by each of his wives tends to undermine any claims that his father was somehow to blame, even if he did physically abuse his son. Whatever, he was found fit to stand trial and was executed in May 1987, a fitting end for an individual who was only slightly less depraved than Ted Bundy.


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