Ucciero, Sergio - Akiyoshi Umekawa, Akiyoshi - Unterweger, Jack - Unwin, Stephen & William McFall - Urdiales, Andrew - Urick, Sam & Ted Young -
UCCIERO SERGIO: Evil Up Close TV - The Local online -
Platform One of Bologna Railway Station resonates deeply in the Italian conscience. It’s the scene of a terrorist atrocity. Thirty-two years on from that day and passengers were to witness another tragedy. This time involving a man who ran a bookshop, but beneath his literary image a man on the edge of a precipice ... The message on the phone was from his wife’s lover ... Sergio Ucciero stood on platform one with a knife in his hand. Evil Up Close s5e5: Murder on Platform One, 2012
Had Sergio Ucciero lost control of his mind as he slaughtered his wife’s lover? Or was he sane? ibid.
A man was jailed for over 16 years on Monday for murdering his wife’s lover at Bologna train station.
Sergio Ucciero, 55, was found guilty of stabbing 53-year-old Alessandro Porrovecchio to death on platform one at Bologna train station in October 2012.
Ucciero killed Porrovecchio after spotting him with his wife, from whom he was separated, in Bologna. Ucciero had followed her there from their hometown in Marche and was seen on CCTV following his wife with a newspaper in hand, concealing the murder weapon, La Repubblica reported. His wife had only recently started the new relationship.
Ucciero was also ordered to pay €280,000 in compensation to each of the victim’s two daughters; €200,000 to Porrovecchio’s parents and €100,000 to his sisters. The Local online article 18th June 2013
UMEKAWA, AKIYOSHI: The Mitsubishi Bank Heist 1979 -
On a cold winter afternoon a young man walked into an unsuspecting Osaka bank and set in motion what was to become one of the most bizarre robbery attempts of all time. This is the true strange case of the Mitsubishi bank heist. The Mitsubishi Bank Heist 1979: 42 Hours of Terror, 2021
The robber [Akiyoshi Umekawa] angrily shouted to the bank employees, ‘Get the money out! Get it out or I’ll kill you! Count 1,000,000 yen at a time and get out 50,000,000!’ and threw the red rucksack over the counter. ibid.
The robber shot him [teller] with buckshot in the face and the neck thus ending his life. ibid.
320 police officers surrounded the building and closed off road within a 50 metre radius. ibid.
Now there were 39 hostages (& 5 concealed). ibid.
The robber forced all women to be naked and made them sit on top of desks. ibid.
This man had a violent crime-ridden past and unbelievably this bank robbery was not the first time Akiyoshi committed murder. ibid.
He was shot three times at very close range. ibid.
4 men died including 2 officers in the line of duty. ibid.
UNABOMBER: see KACZYNSKI, THEODORE JOHN
UNTERWEGER, JACK: Crimes that Shook the World TV - Biography online - World’s Most Evil Killers TV -
He was a serial killer hunted across the world. He murdered eleven women under the nose of the police. The case shocked the people who knew him best. No single piece of evidence proved he did it. But who was Austria’s first serial killer? Crimes that Shook the World: Vienna Strangler, BBC 2006
Austria’s crime rate is among the lowest in the world. Murder is rare. ibid.
Ten thousand kilometres away in Los Angeles the police also had a spate of prostitute murders. ibid.
The police knew they had a serial killer – one of six hundred that American authorities deal with every year. ibid.
Unterwegger won parole in June 1990. He gave readings from his autobiography in cafés and theatres around the country. ibid.
He disappeared. It caused a sensation. ibid.
The colour of the scarf fibres and the crime-scene fibres matched. ibid.
It was Austria’s crime of the century. ibid.
He was sentenced to life with no chance this time of parole. ibid.
Unterweger killed himself ... The knot he used for his own noose matched those of the eleven victims. ibid.
Jack Unterweger was an Austrian serial killer who murdered several women before committing suicide in 1994.
Born on August 16, 1950, in Styria, Austria, Jack Unterweger, abused and abandoned as a child, went on to murder an 18-year-old sex worker. While in prison, he became a writer and was championed by some Austrian intellectuals. He was released only to kill nine more sex workers in Europe and Los Angeles. He was convicted of the murders and found dead on June 29, 1994, having committed suicide. Biography online article
In May 1990 a convicted killer was released from a prison in Austria having only served 15 years 4 months behind bars. His name Jack Unterweger. A masterful manipulator Unterweger was living the double life of a celebrated writer and that of a serial killer. Once released from prison he went on to kill 9 women and was suspected of a further 2 in just over a year. His victims all died in the same way: each strangled using the same knot. World’s Most Evil Killers: Jack Unterweger, Sky Living 2018
He played the role of the model rehabilitated prisoner: Unterweger had them all fooled … ‘the darling of café society.’ ibid.
UNWIN, STEPHEN: see McFALL, WILLIAM
URDIALES, ANDREW: People’s Magazine Investigates TV -
‘He attacked my sister and proceeded to stab her 41 times.’ People Magazine Investigates s3e13, brother, ID 2020
With crime scenes over 2,000 miles apart, the centre of it is a murderer whose desires to kill are so deep-seated he’ll go to any lengths to stalk his prey. ibid.
Andrew Urdiales is the prime suspect for the serial murders of three women. ibid.
Despite pleading not guilty by reason of insanity, Urdialis is found guilty of all eight murders in three trials. ibid.
URICK, SAM & TED YOUNG: Crime Stories TV - Dallas Observer News -
A baffling disappearance. A desert full of secrets. And an international manhunt that would test investigators. Crime Stories: Interview with the Devil
Two days after Gary [Patterson] disappeared, Waco police launch a missing persons investigation. But none of Gary’s co-workers know how to reach the mysterious Ned Wright. ibid.
Investigators run a background check on Ted Young. ibid.
[Sam] Urick [Gary’s father-in-law] is far more than a corrupt businessman; federal agents say he’s suspected of helping two rogue CIA agents ship 40,000 pounds of C4 explosive to Libyan terrorists in the mid-1980s. ibid.
Soon he was back in Waco with a new plan: Could Patterson fly to El Paso, where another development was under way, and meet with the company’s CEO, who would be visiting the site there? The meeting would be little more than a formality, Wright assured. They had already discussed matters and were prepared to offer him a job with an increased status, salary, and additional benefits – as well as a signing bonus of a new Chevrolet Suburban. Over lunch, Wright gave Patterson four $100 bills with which to purchase a plane ticket for the quick get-acquainted trip. If he took the job – ‘Which we’re certainly hoping you will,’ Wright told him – he could drive the Suburban back to Waco to give notice and begin putting his affairs in order. If not, they would fly him home in the corporate jet ...
Yet it began as a routine missing person’s case, filed the Monday morning after the young man’s departure. A grim-faced D C Patterson appeared at the Waco Police Department and immediately made it clear that he was convinced his son had been the victim of foul play. Also, he strongly suspected that a mean-spirited man named Sam Urick, Gary’s former father-in-law, was somehow involved. Dallas Observer News 26th October 2000