A Collection of True Crime Short Stories —
A Pair Of Chilling Confessions
“The Confession of ‘Texas Jim’ Baker” & “The Vampire of Dusseldorf”
The first half of episode 132 is a first person account of the crimes of James “Texas Jim” Baker, who is said to have killed, usually by poison, nine men around the world. His gleeful rendering of his story was published after his capture in 1930. The second half is culled from a pair of Sunday magazine articles that includes copious quotes from the sworn confession of the man dubbed “The Vampire of Dusseldorf” as told in court.