Romulus Veres a Romanian serial killer known as The Hammer Man or The Man with the Hammer. He would kill his victims with a hammer or by stabbing them with a knife. One victim was pregnant and found in a pool of blood, the neighbors thought she had given birth. Discovering that the woman had been hit in the head, she was rushed to the hospital and later survived. Veres set fire to the bodies of two of his later victims and was known to have raped at least one victim. Veres blamed the Devil for his actions, he suffered from schizophrenia which was used as the grounds of insanity. In 1976, Romulus Veres was institutionalized in the Stei Psychiatric Hospital in Romania where he died from liver disease in 1993.
Serial Killer Romulus Veres (aka) The Hammer Man, The Man with the Hammer, was active for 1 year in 1970, known to have ( 5 confirmed / 5 possible ) victims. This serial killer was active in the following countries: Romania
Romulus Veres was born on January 23rd 1929 in Cluj-Napoca, city in Cluj County, Romania.
Romulus Veres a male citizen of Romania.
In 1970 (Age 40/41) Romulus Veres started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to rob, stalk, rape, mutilate, and murder his victims. He was known to kill at the home of the victim. He would keep personal items from the victim after the crime.
He was arrested on February 14th 1974 (Age 45), convicted on February 2nd 1976 (Age 47), sentenced to preventively detained at the Stei Psychiatric Hospital in Romania.
Romulus Veres died on December 13th 1993 (Age 64), cause of death: natural causes, liver disease at the Stei Psychiatric Hospital in Romania.
Romulus Veres has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 8 months ago.
The unlawful killing of two or more victims by the same offender(s), in separate events. Serial Killer as defined by the FBI at the 2005 symposium.
Rape is usually defined as having sexual intercourse with a person who does not want to, or cannot consent.
Stalking means following someone secretly to watch them. Serial Killer Stalkers stalk victims prior to killing them.
|Nickname:||The Hammer Man, The Man with the Hammer|
|Victims:||5 - 5|
|Years Active:||1970 - 1970|
|Ages Active:||40/41 - 40/41|
|Life Span:||1929 - 1993|
|Astrological Sign:|| ♒ Aquarius |
Jan 20 - Feb 18
|D.O.B.:||Jan 23, 1929|
|Birth Location:||Cluj-Napoca, city in Cluj County, Romania|
|Arrested:||Feb 14, 1974 (Age 45)|
|Convicted:||Feb 2, 1976 (Age 47)|
|Prison Location:||the Stei Psychiatric Hospital in Romania|
|Death Date:||Dec 13, 1993 (Age 64)|
|Cause of Death:||natural causes, liver disease|
|Death Location:||the Stei Psychiatric Hospital in Romania|
|Killed In Prison:||FALSE|
The 11 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Romulus Veres. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.
|Jan 23 1929||Romulus Veres was born in Cluj-Napoca, city in Cluj County, Romania. #19290123|
|Jan 23 1949|
|Jan 23 1959|
|Jan 23 1969|
|Romulus Veres started his serial killing spree. #1970|
|Romulus Veres ended his serial killing spree. #1970|
|Feb 14 1974|
|Romulus Veres arrested. #19740214|
|Feb 02 1976|
|Romulus Veres was convicted and sentenced to preventively detained at the Stei Psychiatric Hospital in Romania. #19760202|
|Jan 23 1979|
|Jan 23 1989|
|Dec 13 1993|
|Romulus Veres died. cause of death: natural causes, liver disease at the Stei Psychiatric Hospital in Romania. #19931213|
The following serial killers were active during the same time span as Romulus Veres (1970-1970).
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|kill at victims home||TRUE||318|
|totem personal item||TRUE||350|
|killed in prison||FALSE||210|
|kill at killers home||FALSE||315|
|sex with body||FALSE||427|
|ate part of body||FALSE||446|
|totem body part||FALSE||361|
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|1733630619||Serial Killer Rapists||Kevin Smith|| 266 Total Including |
Ramadan Abdel Rehim Mansour
|0307761045||Bury Me Standing||Isabel Fonseca||Romulus Veres||1|
|0521483662||Remus||Timothy Peter Wisema...||Romulus Veres||1|
|6139130808||Romulus Veres||Benton Zacharie Larr...||Romulus Veres||1|
|0416402305||Selected Poetry and Prose||Andrew Marvell||Romulus Veres||1|
|5392066259||Blue beard||Charles Perrault||Romulus Veres||2|
Romulus Vereş (Cluj, January 23, 1929 – Ştei, December 13, 1993) was a notorious Romanian serial killer, better known as "The Man with the Hammer". During the 1970s, he was charged with five murders and several attempted murders, but never imprisoned on grounds of insanity; he suffered from schizophrenia, blaming the Devil for his actions.
Romulus Veres is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database