Let's go trek through France in the late 1850's, shall we? Martin Dumollard witnessed his father's brutal torture and execution at the age of 4 and from that moment on, he became an unfeeling machine of mayhem. He robbed, assaulted and murdered his way through adulthood until finally, his terrorizing reign came to a fitting end.
Thank you to the majestic David White for research assistance!
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