Iranians Mohammed Bijeh and accomplice Ali Baghi were convicted for killing 19 to 22 children. Now Bijeh, dubbed the "desert vampire," has been hanged in public for these crimes. He was flogged 100 times before he was hanged.
He was nicknamed the "desert vampire" because he would lure kids into the desert by saying he was going to hunt animals, poisoned the kids, sexually molested them and then placed their bodies into shallow graves. The accomplice got 15 years prison.
This public hanging was not a swift execution as it is customary in Iran to hang people by cranes. This does not cause the neck to break. The brother of a victim stabbed him before he was executed. A victim's mother got to put the nylon rope on him.