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Serial killer John Getreu pleads guilty to 1973 murder of Leslie Perlov

Original post made on Jan 10, 2023

A man convicted of a string of sexually motivated murders of young women pleaded guilty on Tuesday to the 1973 murder of Leslie Marie Perlov, a 21-year-old law librarian, on Stanford University land.

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Posted by Anonymous
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Jan 10, 2023 at 2:38 pm

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Pleased that justice was done here.
Sorry the German court system only gave him a short sentence. Look what came after…(over here). Tragic.

Posted by Anneke
a resident of Professorville
on Jan 10, 2023 at 3:28 pm

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This man is pure evil! What pain he inflicted on his victims, their families, and their friends.

I still wonder if he might have been involved in the disappearance of Ylva Annika Hagner on October 14, 1996. She lived in Palo Alto and attended Stanford University.

I always question how an innocent baby could and can become a killer.

Posted by Kat
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Jan 10, 2023 at 4:05 pm

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I also wondered about Ylva Hagner when I read this article. Her disappearance haunts me. I pray for the sake of her family and friends that her case is also solved someday.

Posted by Jennifer
a resident of another community
on Jan 10, 2023 at 6:18 pm

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This serial killer/rapist monster should've gotten the death penalty a long time ago. He's lived his entire life outside of prison, which is more than you can say for his victims. I'm sure there are other victims as well. Rot in hell Getreu where you belong.

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