In Killer Clergy, trusted religious leaders commit crimes and betray their congregations.

Killer Clergy - Netflix

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2016-08-26

Killer Clergy - András Pándy - Netflix

András Pándy (1 June 1927 – 23 December 2013) was a Belgian-Hungarian serial killer, convicted for the murder of six family members in Brussels between 1986 and 1990. Originally from Hungary, Pándy is believed to have killed his wife, ex-wife, two biological children, and two step-children who disappeared mysteriously, with the assistance of his daughter, Ágnes. Additionally, he had started abusive incestuous relationships with Ágnes and a third step-child who survived. In 1992, Belgian and Hungarian police began investigating Pándy, which resulted in his arrest in 1997, and conviction in 2002. Furthermore, the skeletal remains of seven more unknown women and one man were found in one of his houses. A religious teacher and clergyman, he was dubbed “Father Bluebeard” by some of the Belgian press. Pándy had been serving a life sentence without parole when he died on 23 December 2013.

Killer Clergy - Possible additional murders - Netflix

After his arrest, further investigation speculated that Pándy and Ágnes may have committed several additional murders of non-relatives, before and during the killing of their family members. On November 26, 1997, a month after his arrest, the Hungarian newspaper Népszava reported that Pándy had fostered an unknown number of Romanian children—orphan refugees from the 1989 revolution that toppled communist dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu—at his home in Brussels. The children were supposedly recruited by a charity called YDNAP (Pándy spelled backwards), and Népszava reported that “nobody knows what happened to them or if they returned home” to Romania. Police also linked Ágnes to the 1993 disappearance of a 12-year-old girl whose mother was romantically involved with Pándy. Hungarian authorities had searched interconnected basements of Pándy's former home at Dunakeszi, north of the Hungarian capital Budapest. The findings were concealed, but suggested that an “old family tragedy” might have been responsible for Pándy's killing spree. In fact, they suggested that the prisoner in Belgium might not be Pándy at all, but rather a sibling of the real Pándy, whose death had been officially recorded in 1956, the same year of Pándy's migration to Belgium.

Killer Clergy - References - Netflix