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The trial of Henri Désiré Landru begins

7th November 1921

Henri Désiré Landru's trial took place in November 1921 at Versailles and was attended by a number of leading celebrities, including the novelist Colette, Rudyard Kipling and the actor and singer Maurice Chevalier. On 30 November 1921 Landru was found guilty by a majority verdict of all 11 murders and sentenced to death.

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