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Return to Book Page. Preview — Arthur Shawcross by Rowan Wilson. The Exaggerating Cannibal by Rowan Wilson. Curiously for a serial killer and self-proclaimed cannibal, Arthur Shawcross's confessional accounts of his crimes were only partially believed. His stories changed frequently as he spoke with different people and almost everyone who interviewed him thought that he was exaggerating some of the time. So, although teeth marks were found on some of his victims, was the "Genes Curiously for a serial killer and self-proclaimed cannibal, Arthur Shawcross's confessional accounts of his crimes were only partially believed.
So, although teeth marks were found on some of his victims, was the "Genesee River Killer" telling the truth when he confessed to eating parts of his victims? The Murder Files is a series of individual titles, giving condensed accounts of some of the most appalling and notorious killers of all time. Kindle Edition , 20 pages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Arthur Shawcross , please sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Valerie Robinson rated it it was amazing Jul 26, Her body was found two days later in an abandoned house.
Then in January of , 16 year old Hazel Wilson was found murdered in the exact same manner as Mena had been. The innocent man was released. Arnold did not attack again until five years later in January of In this case Arnold was questioned and found not to be a suspect. Again an innocent man was charged with the murder, but authorities realized their mistake sooner this time and not quite as much damage was caused. One year later Arnold took out a fourth girl, 6 year old June Rushmer.
Other than this witness account, there were not many leads. Only two days later Arnold was in jail with a lynch mob nipping at his heels. He proved himself guilty beyond all reasonable doubt when he showed authorities his special method of strangling his victims, explaining the previously unexplainable, unique bruising around the girl's necks. Also, seeing as he had lured his victims with sweets he was able to confirm what the victim's last meal had been.
He pleaded insanity, but was convicted and hanged on January 1, The Beast of the Black Forrest, otherwise known as Heinrick Pommerencke made the careless mistake of leaving his gun a murder weapon behind after leaving a tailor shop. The tailor reported it to police and they were able to trace it back to Heinrick.
Born in Bentwich, Heinrick claims as a child he had no friends. In he was forced into voluntary exile to Switzerland where he was arrested anyhow on other charges. He was charged in countless rape cases, served a year in jail for robbery, and assaulted two young English women in Austria.
In he attacked Dagmer Klinek who was asleep and alone in a railway carriage. When she resisted he shoved her off the train and then signaled a stop. He hopped off and ran down the track to find Dagmer unconscious lying on the ground. She was first raped then stabbed to death. Heinrick claimed he felt compelled to kill after watching a movie called the Ten Commandments.
At the age of 23 Pommerencke was sentenced to 6 life terms and years imprisonment. Before that day Ed Gein was perceived as just a quiet, if slightly strange sort of guy. Of a very strange sort Ed definitely was, his character molded and formed by the worlds most over-bearing mother. Even though he only killed twice he has become one of the most talked about serial killers. Edward was born in In his father died and in his brother died leaving 38 year old Ed alone with Augasta.
Despite the fact that she criticized him for everything he did, his mother probably was the only person who showed him any type of love. He missed her sorely. The bedrooms of his dead relatives were boarded up and Ed stayed home alone becoming what he is so well-known to be. He led a life of loneliness solved by grave robbing and little hobbies like making lampshades, chair covers, and vests out of human flesh. He had nine heads mounted on his wall, only one of which was one of his victims. The discovery of Ms. It hung upside down, beheaded and gutted, handled much the same as a hunter might a deer.
Her head was found under a bed half made ready to be hung on the wall with the others. Gein was for obvious reasons found insane and was institutionalized for the rest of his life.
Arthur Shawcross: The Exaggerating Cannibal by Rowan Wilson
He died of natural causes at the age of 78 and was buried next to his mom. As a patrolman you are taught to expect the unexpected, but when Randy Kraft the Scorecard Killer was pulled over for drunk driving, the officers on duty that night were in for quite a surprise. When they approached his car there was a strangled corpse in the passenger seat. By day Randy was a computer consultant, by night he was a crazed killer who sometimes castrated his victims before death as one of many cruel torture methods. One victim had his eyes burned out with a cigarette lighter. Often times foreign objects were found shoved in the rectum and more then once he had chewed the nipples off of his victims.
He began killing in and carried on until he was pulled over that night in He is suspect number one in 67 cases of murder however he was only charged with 16 counts of murder, 9 counts of sexual mutilation and 3 of sodomy. Arthur Shawcross the Genesee River Killer was caught not once but twice because he could not resist the urge to return to the scene of the crime to relive his heinous killings and relish how really horrible of a person he was. He grew up in a home where incest ran rampant. His childhood upbringing practically guaranteed he would become a disturbing individual.
According to his recollections he was molested by an aunt, sodomized by his mother, raped by a pedophile in grade school, participated in incest with his sister and cousin, forced to give oral sex to a girlfriends brother, and practiced bestiality on many types of animals, some as small as chickens others as large as horses. At 23 years of age Arthur was drafted and sent to Vietnam. During his time there he claims to have raped, slaughtered, and cannibalized two peasant women.
Though likely, there is no evidence to collaborate his story. He also claims to have murdered many prostitutes in Saigon. He was discharged in after less then a year of service and suffering from a case of posttraumatic stress disorder. He returned to his home in New York where an army psychiatrist recommended he spend some time in a mental hospital. He was sentenced to five years for that mess, but was released after only two years when he saved the life of a prison guard caught in a sticky situation.
Then on June 4, , less then a year after his release Arthur killed for the first time that he has proof of anyway. While strolling through the woods one day he came across Jack Blake, a ten year old neighbor boy who was stuck waste deep in a mud hole and crying for help. At first Arthur responded as any normal person would and helped Jack out of the pit. Once the boy was on dry land Arthur orders him to go home and clean up. Instead Jack follows Arthur deeper into the wood.
When Jack becomes a nuisance Shawcross lashes out at him and throws a fatal blow into the boy's throat. Afterwards he was raped and strangled. Arthur cannibalized his penis, genitals, and heart. Yet Arthur, who never got enough, insisted on returning to the crime scene to relive the kill and commit necrophilia on the corpse. The boy was buried in a degradingly shallow grave. About three months later in September of he struck again.
This time his victim was 8 year old Karen Ann Hill. The helpless little girl was raped and buried alive. Leaves and wet mud were crammed in her mouth and nose to suffocate her. Later that same day, true to character, Arthur returned to the scene and sat there happily licking an ice cream cone.
He confessed to the murder of Karen and Jack and was sentenced to 25 years. Amazingly enough, he was paroled in only 15 years. His parole officer wrote: Yet, the system released him anyway. As a result 11 more people died at the hands of Arthur Shawcross. In January he picked up a 27 year old prostitute.
She was strangled to death and her body flung into the Genesee River. He targeted hookers mostly, sometimes eating their sex organs and always returning for necrophilia. One of his victims was a slightly retarded woman of 30 he was casually acquainted with. Again his compulsion to return to the kill sight proved to be his demise. In June of he was spotted by a helicopter, masturbating over the same bridge he threw bodies over.
He was convicted and sentenced to 10 consecutive 25 year terms. The very infamous Son of Sam also damned himself with a stupid and careless mistake. His cowardly method of attack was to approach cars and shoot its occupants suddenly, and then run off like a thief or murderer in the night. His first shootings were on July 29, All victims had been shot with a.
He struck again on January 30 of Christine Freund was killed, John Diel was unharmed. Again on March 8 this time the victim was randomly selected and shot dead while she walked along the street. April 14 Valentina Suriani and Alexander Esau were both killed in a car. This time David left a letter in which he scuffed at the nickname the press came up with and suggested his own, Son of Sam. June 26 Salvator Lupo and Judith Plecido were wounded in a car.
July 31, Stacy Moscowitz was killed and Robert Violante was blinded. When he returned to his car after this attack he found a parking ticket left on his car and in a fit of rage cursed and threw the ticket on the ground. A woman walking her dog just so happened to see the whole thing. She thought it rather odd and told police about it. A trace of tickets issued the night before in her area brought up the name David Berkowitz. When confronted he confessed willingly. On August 23, he was sentenced to years in Attica prison, NY.
Dennis Nilsen was born November 23, After a troubled childhood, an awkward time growing up, and years of military service, Dennis took to luring young men back to his apartment and murdering them. He began killing in and was not caught until by a stupid yet huge mistake. He thought it might be a good idea to flush the dismembered remains of his victims down the toilet. Shortly thereafter the whole apartment building was having plumbing problems.
Plumbers were called and upon inspection of the sewer drain they found what they felt sure were human remains. The plumber on duty spoke with Dennis and asked if he ever flushed dog food down his toilet. Dennis shrugged him off. Overnight Dennis went out to the manhole, climbed in, and began to collect, with his bare hands, the chunks of human flesh. He dumped them in bags which he then carried out and dumped them behind a garden hedge.
Two of his neighbors had heard him moving about and tampering with the manhole. The next day when the plumber returned with his manager and once in the sewers again he was furious and flabbergasted to find the change. Determined to prove he was not crazy he plunged his hand in and fished through the feces and came up with a hand full of flesh and bone. The plumber questioned neighbors who told him about Dennis toying with the manhole the night before.
Immediately police were called. They approached Dennis with their find and he tried to fake surprise and disgust. He confessed to16 murders and was charged with 6 counts of murder and 2 counts of attempted murder. He was sentenced to a mandatory life. Some of the mistakes made were truly careless mistakes.
More often then not, after one gets away with murder time and again they feel everything is under control, their control, and fate is on their side. Yet sometimes killers have claimed that they were careless on purpose because they wanted to be caught. For the most part, that is a pretty typical image. Serial killers within the United States are generally single, white males. Most killers come from unstable families, and they are typically abandoned by their fathers and raised by domineering mothers, which leads to a mistrust of their parents. Their families have a history of criminal activities, psychiatric problems, and alcoholism.
The killers may have spent time in an institution as a child. Serial killers have high rates of suicide attempts, and from an early age, they are very interested in voyeurism, fetishism, and sadomasochistic pornography. As children, they have a fascination with fire starting and the sadistic activity or torturing of small animals.
Not every serial killer fits nicely into the characteristics. There are serial killers who are not white, and every continent with the exception of Antarctica has had a serial killer. Some serial killers are female. Not every serial killer is going to fit nicely into the characteristics that describe them, there are always exceptions to the rules, but the majority of serial killers fit the majority of the characteristics that is why they were created!
Even though the characteristics can be applied to serial killers, they are generally not noticed until after the killer has been caught. Serial killers know how to elude capture; it is part of their character. It is used to define a person who kills two to three or more people over a period of more than 30 days. The number of victims attributed to serial killers is highly debatable; the FBI insists that a minimum of three is required to constitute a serial killer while others claim that two or more murders on separate occasions is sufficient.
Most serial killers are creatures of habit or ritual, and their murders are attempted or completed in a similar fashion. Sometimes, but not always, the victims will have something in common. The typical serial killer is controlled, aware of what they are doing, and avoids being arrested. They are meticulous in choosing their victims and ritualistic in carrying out the murder.
Serial killers are addicted to killing. The first murder, whether it was intentional or accidental, starts an intense cycle that begins with a homicidal sexual fantasy. They desperately search for victims, murder them brutally, then return to daily life. Like any other addiction, the serial killer discovers that they need to kill more victims more often to sustain the high they felt with their first victim.
This causes them to become more frenzied, and the frequency and brutality of the murders escalates until they are either caught or grow weary of killing. At one point in time, serial killers were classified in the same category as mass murderers, but as law enforcement and experts FBI profilers, psychologists, psychiatrists, sociologists learned more about them, serial killers were moved into their own category. The major difference between serial killers and mass murderers is that serial killers kill on separate occasions, and they have no intentions of getting caught.
Mass murderers usually kill several people at one time and are either killed by the police or kill themselves. Mass murder may be committed by individuals or organizations. Most mass murderers come from stable, lower-middle-class families. Unlike serial killers, they are not usually adopted, illegitimate, or institutionalized as children.
Most mass murderers aspire to be more than they can achieve, and when they fail, they blame other people for keeping them down. This leads to feelings of exclusion, and eventually an irrational hatred develops that leads to homicide. There are three classes of mass murderers: Those who committed shootings required a lot of ammunition, and the shooters generally had more than one gun. Those who kill with bombs have to build the device and wire it so that it goes off as planned.
Like serial killers, they claim a lot of victims, they just do it in a shorter amount of time. Mass murderers are like fireworks: Serial killers are like those snakes: Despite the distinctions between the groups, they all have one thing in common: The FBI classifies serial killers into three categories: Organized nonsocial, disorganized asocial, and mixed individuals who display organized and disorganized characteristics. Organized nonsocial offenders generally have an above average IQ mean of and plan their murders methodically.
They usually abduct victims and kill them in one place and dispose of their body in another. Organized killers maintain a high degree of control over the crime scene. They follow their crimes in the media, and usually have some knowledge of forensic science, allowing them to cover their tracks. Organized killers are very socially adept, and usually have friends, lovers, and occasionally a spouse and children. Ted Bundy was an organized nonsocial killer.
He would often put on a fake cast and ask women to help him carry something to his car. Once there, he would beat them unconscious with a crow bar and carry them away. Gary Ridgway, the Green River Killer, was also an organized killer. He specifically targeted prostitutes because they would voluntarily go with him under the pretense that he was a customer. After he strangled the women, he placed their bodies in clusters and would litter the crime scene with evidence that would confuse or lead investigators away from him. Disorganized asocial killers have a below average IQ less than 90 , and they usually commit their crimes impulsively.
The disorganized killer murders when the opportunity arises, and usually leaves the body in the same place they found the victim. It is rare that a disorganized killer will cover their tracks, but that does not mean they are easy to catch. They evade capture because they have a level of cunning that keeps them on the move, and their erratic behavior makes it difficult for police to narrow down a suspect.
Disorganized killers tend to be introverted with few friends, and they may have a history of mental problems. An example of a disorganized serial killer is Miguel Rivera. Known as Charlie Chop-Off to the local children, he would attack young boys in apartment buildings in New York.
He would kill them by stabbing them multiple times before chopping of their genitals. His victims were found in hallways, on rooftops, and in basements. When he was apprehended, he exhibited severe signs of mental illness, and claimed that God told him to transform little boys into girls. It seems, for a serial killer, it just might be the norm For the purposes of this larger piece sexual homicide will be broken down into stages that relate to the standard sexual interaction, using them to compare the average male to the male who commits sexual homicide for simplicity's sake we'll stick with heterosexual males throughout the piece.
There's the fantasy, the seduction, the foreplay, the act, and the aftermath. Of course, the average person doesn't suddenly go from normal sexual appetites to macabre ones over night no matter what a serial killer might claim later. No demon enters their body, nor do they suddenly "snap" and go about getting their jollies killing others. Ever found yourself suddenly having sex with another person for no particular reason, having never thought about that person sexually before? Serial killers and those committing sexual homicide fantasize beforehand just like everyone else.
Fantasy is a key element to the killer throughout his life Like a person developing a normal i. That, however, is about where the similarities end. The average child, when very young, may play superhero with their action figures and, when they get a bit older, daydream about being a sports star. As they grow up and hit puberty, their attentions will likely turn to sex and the desire to be intimate with those they find most attractive.
For the serial killer the fantasy starts early and there is almost always a linkage of sex and violence and those two things forever represent the same thing to them Little boys who grow up to be killers frequently recall having early childhood thoughts about violent sex acts. As the budding killer gets older his fantasies grow in scope, number, and specificity, as does the amount with which he is aroused by the fantasies.
While the average teenage Johnny is masturbating to thoughts of Jane down the lane coming out of the pool dripping wet, serial-killer-to-be Tommy is masturbating to thoughts of Jane covered in blood weeping for the mercy he won't give her because he has the power not to. Now the average young man will probably spend a few days thinking and planning before asking a woman out. He'll debate how to approach her, what to say when he does, and try to figure out all the ways in which he can increase the likelihood of getting her to say yes. He'll imagine what will happen when he does ask her Say yes, she'd love to, and really always liked him but was too shy to ask him out herself?
Even for those men only aiming to sleep with a woman he met at a club the idea of fantasizing beforehand fits. The approach, what's said, ways to get her to agree, and her possible reaction are all played out in the guy's mind, there just might not be as prolonged a period between the fantasy and the seduction stages. The everyday guy will probably go through his fantasy scenario with the woman a fair amount of times, but never as much as a killer. A serial killer is no different in thinking and planning for his kills. He'd think of possible ways to lower any nerves she might have in going off alone with a stranger and consider every possible reaction she could give — the screaming, the crying — once she realized his true sadistic intentions.
Will she call out for help, for her parents, or beg for her life? How long can he torture his female victims before she succumbs to blood loss and the life finally leaves her eyes? Before he even steps out of his house Bundy, like other serial killers and those who commit sexual homicide, will have gone over every single detail in his mind probably thousands of times.
For the purposes of comparison the interaction from then until the walk to the door that would normally be considered the end of a date all cover the seduction stage. The seduction starts, at its bare bones, with how the man appears. He'll be clean, well shaven, and dressed to impress, whether this is in a suit or something else depends on both the girl he's trying to attract and the circumstances of date. After appropriate appearance comes behavior and interaction. In wanting to make a good impression a man on a date may do a number of things Those more into "picking up" women than dating them may also use pick-up lines, special moves or ploys like those involving a "wing-man" , or even wear certain clothes to vastly accentuate something they consider a good aspect of themselves and distract from more negative ones a.
Whatever tactics are used the goal is ultimately the same, to get the young woman to feel comfortable, even enamored with him, enough to trust and get close to him. With serial killers the goal of seduction stage is almost disturbingly similar, it's actually pretty much the same. Like the average gentleman it starts with their appearance.
What they decide to look like depends greatly on what they think will work best to attract the type of victim they wish assuming they have a preference and their hunting grounds. A nice suit will work wonders in trolling for victims around an upscale neighborhood or in a business district where the killer can mix in with those going to and from work.
Going into a lower socioeconomic part of society? Jeans and a tee shirt might just do the trick. And, if they want to get fancy, pretending to be disabled or putting on some kind of uniform police officer, repairman, etc can work wonders for a killer. Presuming they're not drooling, staring like a complete psycho, or making a big scene most have the correct behavior down just fine. After that there's the "pick-up" line, which can usually be any of a number of things including; "Need some help? Ah, foreplay, the beginning of measurable pleasure that can last a few minutes or even hours if paced right.
The main point in foreplay is, naturally, to build up the arousal between presumably two people Which "juices" flow and why depend on if it's two lovers or a killer and his victim. In this section the average male foreplay will cover from the first kiss to sexual activity for the sole purpose of orgasm as opposed to arousal. For the killer it'll cover the moment he reveals his "true self" to the victim and the violent activity done for the sole purpose of orgasm — which is typically the killing of the victim. It starts, typically, with a kiss Hearts start to pickup their pace and breathing begins to grow heavy with anticipation.
Joe shrugs his jacket from his body as his female companion steps out of her shoes. His body heats next to hers and her reactions - the labored breathing, the moaning, that look of pleasure in her eyes - all work together to make Joe's blood pound through his body in excitement.
As both parties shed more clothes and more access to one another's bodies is allowed Joe may begin to feel himself getting further aroused, his member swelling and hardening with desire. Noting his arousal, seeing it, feeling it, may cause his mate's own to increase to the point where she is sufficiently lubricated enough to allow him to enter her which, in turn, may increase Joe's and thus a cycle begins Depending on the couple there may also be different methods used to arouse one another or simply to prolong the foreplay.
Roleplaying with or without costumes , sex toys vibrators and such , changing pacing or position of the lovers, and even just starting up only to stop, cool down, and start up again during intercourse are all possibilities. And all these things that work to arouse the lovers fall under the umbrella of foreplay. It starts, typically, with the killer revealing his true intentions and that first reaction his victim gives when she realizes she's made a terrible mistake in trusting him and her fear begins to show.
Like the first moan for the average guy the first gasp or sob from a victim can be intoxicating to the killer. The killer's heart begins to pump faster, his breathing can grow labored, and his urge to get more fearful and pained reactions grows. The victim's heart rate may also increase, her breathing may also labor, though obviously for very different reasons as she's progressing from scared, to terrified, to both terrified and in pain.
If stabbed the victim may begin to scream, cry, and moan in pain, all of which, including her blood flowing and looking up at her attacker in fear, is likely to cause the killer to begin to feel himself start to swell and harden into a full-on erection. At this point, depending on the killer, he may rape the victim or simply to build up his own lust and her terror by torturing her with increasing cruelty and depravity.
A word on rape: Depending on the killer certain techniques and implements might be used rape, in sexual homicide, falls into this category. The Zodiac Killer used a number of different things to manipulate, terrorize, and gain control over his victims. There were at least two weapons he used, a gun and knife, both of which were used for a few purposes during his killer foreplay - increase the fear in his victims, gain control of his victims, and cause his victims pain.
The Zodiac Killer also had his letters to the press and police, which were a way for him to exude power and control and get a rush at the expense of law enforcement and even the public at large. From the end of the foreplay stage to orgasm really isn't that long, just a moment or so.
But that single moment is one of pure bliss, something that a person will want to experience again and again. Whether it's with the same person or not is a matter of preference. So is, exactly, what pushes the person over the edge and into orgasm. For the average male the act as a stage covers the end of foreplay up to, and including, orgasm; for the killer committing the actual murder or whatever specific act pre or post that which brings him to orgasm qualifies as the act stage. For those that get their sexual gratification post crime, like David "Son of Sam" Berkowitz, it'll be whatever part of the crime they're thinking about when sexual release occurs.
Some men can orgasm through just intercourse with their partner; some simple adjustments in pace and force of thrusts and they're all good. Others, however, might require something extra or something more specific to push them over the edge. For some men it's a phrase or word or even just a sound from their partner and for others it's a certain "move" - stroking or pulling of the hair, soft kiss or bite of the neck, etc - they or their partner makes that sends them over the edge.
Of course it could also just be the look of love, attraction, and arousal in their lover's eyes that causes the man to climax Whatever it is that pushes them to the moment of orgasm, when it occurs, it's an incredible release of pressure that'd been building since the first stage of the fantasy.
Similar to the average male some killers are just fine getting off with the straight up act of killing by whichever method they might prefer the preference can be part of the fantasy or simply because one method is easier than another for the killer. Most need a great deal more than that though, probably because they have a richer fantasy stage than any normal person would.
Generally they need to act out a whole scenario, one that's started in action in the foreplay stage. However, like the average Joe, there can still be one thing that really sends them over into ecstasy. Still others it's actually something that occurs after the murder itself - like the mutilation of the victim's body or a provocative pose they put the body in postmortem, for instance. No matter what it is that brings the killer to climax it's the power they feel over their victim that's at the core And, like with the typical male, the moment of orgasm is an incredible release of pressure that'd been building since their fantasy phase started in their youth.
Everything that occurs after sexual release for the average male and the kill for those committing sexual homicide falls under the aftermath and, whether a typical guy or a serial killer, what's felt and done in the aftermath depends a great deal on how the act stage worked out. Did it live up to the fantasy?
Or was it just a great big disappointment?? Of course it also depends on logistics as well. Much of what is done during this stage could very well all depend on whether or not the sex was enjoyable for the typical man. Let's say that it was everything that was fantasized and more He may engage in sex again later or simply remain content sleeping with his lover in his arms. Should he have to leave due to logistics he's likely to call and arrange another meeting whether it be a date or "booty call" at another time.
If sex was not enjoyable he may create an excuse to leave right after or catch a nap if he's tired and the bed's there, why not? Rarely, if ever, is the average guy turned off from sex as a whole after a bad experience, instead they're simply turned off from the girl herself and so move on to pursue other women. Let me first say that no serial killer who commits sexual homicide is completely satisfied with the act stage.
The act itself can never really live up to their elaborate fantasies and this is one of the reasons they kill again and again; they're trying to perfect a fantasy and, as most anyone can tell you, nothing is completely perfect. That being said they can be reasonably satisfied enough to feel mighty good about themselves after. However, unless the murder occurred somewhere the killer was ensured privacy and it's his preference, it is highly unlikely he'll just relax by the body afterwards.
Instead he might have a whole lot of practical issues to deal with — clean-up of both himself and the murder site , body disposal, and getting himself a believable alibi are all top priorities. How killers celebrate their triumph over their victim in a sexual homicide varies; some take souvenirs from their victims, some take pictures of their victims, some return home to remember the crime and get off on it either again or for the first time, with or without a partner , and some just go out for a nice meal.
Let's focus on the souvenirs, which are usually taken for two reasons. The first is so the killer can look at them later and relive what he did to his victim in his head, just like the average Joe might buy a souvenir if he went on vacation with a loved one whether it was something for them to display in the house or for the woman to wear some other time. If the average guy puts in a lot of effort and hard work he might get a trophy for a sports activity or a nice award from his job; the killer feels he puts in the effort to make a successful kill and does a good job he might just take a trophy for himself in the form of something belonging to the victim.
Like average Joe placing his trophies on the mantel or hanging up an award the killer committing sexual homicide might just show off his trophy at his home, job the one outside his killing, if he has it , or by having his significant other wear it…the killer may also get an added feeling of power and control in having his souvenirs, his trophies, hiding in plain sight, considering himself very clever for openly displaying evidence of his kills with no one the being the wiser about it. On a lazy Sunday afternoon, there's nothing better than taking some time for you.
You might want to while away the hours cramming long needles in the space between your anus and scrotum. Or, if that doesn't tempt you, you might want a mouthful of your own crap, washed down with hot, salty urine. Anybody even hear voices? If there's one thing about Albert Fish that seems painfully obvious, it's this: He was nuttier than squirrel shit.
What else can you say about a man who was a pedophile, a sadist, and a masochist? What other conclusion can you draw about a man whose obsessions included castration, cannibalism, coprophillia, urophillia and piquerism? I'll save you the trouble of going to Wikipedia to find out what those last three mean. In short, Albert was obsessed with feces, urine, and stabbing both himself and others. His favorite method of flagellating his own body involved a paddle filled with nails. He would often beat himself into a bloody mess. He first realized he was a few rounds short of a clip when he was still a child.
After his father died, his mother put him in an orphanage where he was beaten unmercifully. So were all the other children. The difference was Albert liked the beatings. He enjoyed them so much they gave him erections. This gave the other children hours of entertainment at Albert's expense. It probably did wonders for his self esteem in the process. It was much later, after his wife had left him, when Albert began to hear "angels" telling him to dash out the brains of children.
That would have been cruel enough. Crueler still was what he actually did to them. He beat them for hours. He cut off ears. He extended smiles up the sides of faces. He removed noses, heads, limbs and anything else that would come off. He sucked the blood from their punctured stomachs.
Then, he feasted on them for days, taking great pains to make the preparation process long and involved, lengthening the experience. Once, for good measure, he wrote a letter to the family of one of his victims. Grace Budd's mother couldn't read, so her son had to read the letter detailing the awful things Albert had done. This ultimately proved to be his downfall. He supposed he "just had a mania for writing. When asked why he had done such a horrible thing to young Grace, Albert said, "You know, I never could account for it.
His legal defense entered an insanity plea. It seemed like a sure fire way to keep him from being executed. Most normal people wouldn't mind seeing Albert take a nice long dirt nap, but doctors and psychiatrists would likely have wanted the chance to examine him further. He was, after all, a perfect storm of mental illness. A run-of-the-mill psychopath is just plain boring in comparison. If you raised your hand, you are of the same opinion as the United States government.
Legally, Albert Fish is perfectly sane and completely responsible for the atrocities he committed. You see, in order to be criminally insane in the U. Note that it doesn't say you have to care. It doesn't say you have to feel guilty about it afterwards. Executed by lethal injection in Murdered at least six prostitutes in London and may have been responsible for the deaths of two others before that.
Handyman who killed six young women between and in Sacramento, California. Murdered women aboard train cars; suspected of more murders; executed Berdella abducted, raped, tortured, and murdered at least six men. Died of a heart attack in , age Murdered 2 young girls and 4 young boys. Claimed at one point to have killed as many as Hanged himself in prison in German who strangled and robbed American dancer Jean de Koven , shot a former accomplice, and shot dead and robbed four other people around Paris in Killed seven of her newborn babies and sentenced to 15 years in prison.
Known as "El Coqueto"; raped and murdered women in Greater Mexico City ; sentenced to years in prison. Schizophrenic known as "The "Vampire of Sacramento", he was convicted of six murders performed in the span of a month after being released of a psychiatric hospital where he had been committed for killing and eating the raw meat of several animals. In addition to killing his victims, he often raped the women's bodies and drank their blood, or took their organs home and ate them.
Committed suicide in prison in The "Son of Sam", he would shoot couples in their cars, killing six and wounding seven. Received 6 life sentences. Strangled women around KwaZulu-Natal. Murdered 6 people in the Eastern Cape , Known as "The Mad Dog Killer"; Killed six people in robberies in the mids; his Supreme Court case set a precedent for fair trials of highly publicized defendants.
He was intoxicated on gasoline vapour during his murders. Sentenced as a minor to the maximum punishment allowed by law — eight years imprisonment — he was released in Killed street women, usually addicts, prostitutes and runaways. He would tie, rape, and kill them in a forest. Known as "The Tamiami Trail Strangler". Killed 6 prostitutes in Florida.
Sentenced to death on March 7, Convicted of stabbing to death six women in the Hudson Valley, New York area from to Confessed to the murders of five people, including an on-duty female prison guard. Sentenced to death on June 10, Commuted to life in Raped and strangled six young women and girls in Washington, D. Epileptic who strangled children because of voices in her head; sentenced to life imprisonment. Strangled four elderly neighbors, his cellmate when imprisoned on lesser charges; shot his boyfriend.
Beat and strangled six men to death to steal their credit cards in Killed six people and executed in Known as "The Hammer-Killer", German police officer who was found, after his suicide in , to have committed several bank robberies and murders. Juvenile delinquent who brutally murdered six people; committed to a psychiatric clinic. Known as the "Beast of Beelitz ". Killed five women and a 3 month old baby from to Currently in a psychiatric hospital.
Airport security guard who shot random people with a Russian TT pistol , killing six and injuring three. Nicknamed "the Deck of Cards Killer" by the press while he was still at large, after it was reported that an ace of cups had been found near his second victim. He surrendered himself at a police station after six months and was sentenced to years in prison. Gasworks employee who robbed and killed six people. Killed six young boys.
Known as the " Kopeysk Strangler"; mentally ill rapist who killed raped and strangled women; sentenced to compulsory treatment. Poisoned women with cyanide; India's first convicted female serial killer; sentenced to death, but commuted to life imprisonment. Known as the "Monster of Merano "; extremist who killed Italians out of hatred; committed suicide during a police shootout.
Killer operating in New York and New Jersey who often targeted prostitutes and utilized mutilation as well as dismemberment in his killings. Known as the "Torso Killer", convicted of five murders. He made claims of victim count as up to a hundred, however, there was no evidence to support this and is considered unsubstantiated. Remains unsolved but open in the California jurisdictions the 5 certain Zodiac murders occurred.
Potentially 37 total victims claimed but unverified. Serial murderer and rapist with one of the longest criminal careers in the US. United States Portuguese Angola. From to , he claimed in a posthumous autobiography to have committed over 22 killings, and sodomy of more than 1, young men.
Hanged on September 5, Murdered five prostitutes, all of whom worked in Ipswich in There are possible links to previous Suffolk prostitute killings. Made money smuggling people across the Czechoslovakia - Germany border, but killed most of his customers. Total number of his victims is unknown. Butchered his victims, then served them at BBQs at his roadside stand; died in prison. Convicted of killing five women in the Montreal area of Quebec, although he claims to have killed four others.
Serving a life sentence in West Canada. Known as "The Sex Beast"; shot and defiled a woman in , torture-murdered a family of four in and suspected in four other killings. Killed teenage boys; caught when bodies of three boys were found in the concrete floor of his basement in Hammond, Indiana. Known as the "Hesse Ripper"; killed and mutilated women's bodies, supposedly due to his sadistic nature.
Known as the "Gainesville Ripper"; murdered five students in August Executed on October 6, Shortly before his execution, he gave a handwritten confession to authorities for a triple homicide of an elderly man, his adult daughter, and young grandson that occurred years earlier in Rolling's hometown of Shreveport, LA.
Although Rolling was never officially charged or extradicted to LA to stand trial for the "Grissom Murders", Shreveport Police had confirmed even before the confession that Rolling had long been considered the lone suspect and the case was closed. Occultist who murdered people and then stole their possessions. Convicted of killing five people in the Miramichi area, New Brunswick. Legere is now serving a life sentence Canada's only super maximum prison Special Handling Unit.
Convicted of killing a California boy in and 4 members of an Idaho family in Confessed to two murders in Washington state, but has not been formally charged. Currently on United States federal death row. Known as "The Cul-de-sac Killer". Considered mentally ill, Akinmurele had a "pathological hatred" of old people and had committed crimes against them since he was Killed himself in prison.
Known as "The Want-Ad Killer"; raped and beat 4 young women to death in and ; escaped hanging for a killing on a technicality. Shot a young couple in and stabbed and strangled another in ; died months prior to execution on April 7, for shooting his foster son in insurance murder. Murdered five people, including his wife, between and Escaped from custody three times, killed in a shootout with the police.
Known as "Wild Bill"; American expatriate who had the bodies of five other Americans buried on his property. He would kill people to get their money and properties. His wife, Laura Michelle Reese, was also arrested. Predator who raped and killed five women; suspected of more murders. Guest worker who killed people near railways; sentenced to 25 years of penal labour. Known as the "Angel Maker of St. Pauli"; baby farmer who poisoned her grandchild and four others with morphine and burned their bodies in a stove in and Known as "Stumpfarm"; killed former friends and lovers with a carbine. Known as the "Strangler of Aachen "; killed women, sexually abusing 3 of them.
Murdered derelicts in Sydney and Brisbane between and ; sentenced to five consecutive life sentences. Shot five men in southeastern Ohio: Known as the " Gypsy Hill killings "; five unsolved killings, of young women in San Mateo County, California during early Raped and strangled five young women in Hawaii in and Kirkland murdered four females between and , three of them children, following a year prison term for the murder of another woman.
Serial killer convicted of having kidnapped, tortured and sexually abused six girls ranging in age from 8 to 19, four of whom he murdered; also tortured and murdered his accomplice, Bernard Weinstein. Murdered and mutilated five women, placing their body pieces in bags and disposing of them near the town of Mons. Arrested in and sentenced to 69 years in prison in Killed two women and three children in Quiet Dell, West Virginia. Arrested after the bodies were found buried near his garage in and hanged in German-born murder-for-profit killer who poisoned five elderly men; executed in Killed 5 women in the s with bricks.
Executed by electrocution in Illinois on June 15, New York woman who murdered her five children. Georgia poisoner who killed five family members. Died in prison on February 7, Known as the " Flat-Tire murders ". Killed 5 women in Rapist who killed five women in his hometown of Alexandria, Virginia ; sentenced to life imprisonment. Known as "The Bedroom Basher" raped and murdered five women and killed the unborn baby of a sixth woman in Orange County, California. Convicted of killing five women in California and Utah between and Sentenced to death in Utah man who murdered five young boys; executed in Killed five young women around Wichita Falls, Texas between and Known as "The Southside Strangler"; raped and killed five women in Virginia.
Executed in the electric chair on April 27, Antique thief who shot to death two shop owners and three accomplices who he suspected of stealing from him between and Fugitive who killed five people during a three-month period, including fashion designer Gianni Versace and Chicago real estate developer Lee Miglin. Convicted of murdering five prostitutes between and Known as "The Serial Slasher".
Israeli-Arab immigrant that stabbed victims to death. Sentenced to life on June 25, Known as "Scorpio"; killed people with a silenced submachine gun; sentenced to life imprisonment. Known as "The Vampire of Bytom" or "Frankenstein", who murdered five women between and Called "The Monster Butler ". Called "The Gay Slayer". A highly organized serial killer, Ireland picked passive masochist gay men in the Coleherne public house , accompanied them home, and murdered them after they were voluntarily restrained.
He then cleaned the house of forensic evidence and left when he was sure of not appearing suspicious. Convicted of murdering 5 old women between August and January Raped, killed and cremated five women in his home. Also tried to murder two other immates while in prison before committing suicide in his cell in Known as "The Hammer Man". Fraudster, murdered two people while engaging in confidence scams and killed three others while on the run from justice. Known as "Student Hunter"; committed 15 sexual assaults, including 5 murders, on girls and young women from to Known as "The Hunter of Babies": Known as "The Nailing Killer": Murdered at least five women between and , with all murders related to the National Road B1.
Known as the "Anchorage Serial Killer"; murdered upwards of five people during early hours throughout Was shot dead while engaged in a firefight with police. Killed his wife in , then killed 4 more in an allotment garden by burning down cottages; committed suicide while in custody. Taxi driver who killed people for minor quarrels; committed suicide while in custody. Child killer who lured his victims away from popular festivals, strangling them afterwards; sentenced to life imprisonment.
Shot and killed people around Sarzana ; arrested and released in ; committed suicide in Dominican national who abducted and murdered five Asian youths. Seminole Heights serial killer. Shot and killed four people, seemingly at random, in the Seminole Heights neighborhood of Tampa , Florida. Committed suicide by hanging after murdering his wife and niece. The latter was also decapitated and eviscerated in a manner strongly similar to 26 unsolved murders of women in Florida, starting in , the year Brandt moved to the state.
Brandt was later considered the culprit in one of these murders, due to his strong resemblance to a suspect who was filmed by a traffic camera near the place where one body was found. He could not be officially tied to the other crimes due to lack of evidence. Previously, when he was 13 years old in , he attempted to murder his whole family with a gun, for no apparent reason. His mother who was pregnant died in this attack, but his father survived, and his sister escaped.
Convicted of kidnapping, raping and murdering four girls aged between 5 and Suspect in other earlier child murders in the UK and other European countries. Died weeks before he was to be charged with a fifth child murder. Murdered people who approached his home; died of cardiac arrest in Pedophile who raped and killed young boys; initially sentenced to life, but changed to the death sentence.
Bisexual drifter who killed people he met in bars; his wife assisted in two of the murders; executed Convicted of the murders of four females; believed to have murdered eight. Dismembered and mutilated four women in Cape Cod in the late s; linked to at least 4 other deaths and disappearances. Rapist and murderer linked to the deaths of three other women; sentenced to death. Former NFL player that was convicted of four murders but confessed to seven as a member of the Nation of Yahweh.
Serial rapist and pedophile who murdered four women in Rockhampton. Sentenced to five consecutive life sentences plus 25 years without the possibility of parole; died in prison of a heart attack in Surrendered himself to justice in and died of cardiac arrest in prison three years later. Murdered couples in the remote community of Mineral, Washington.
Known as "The Tourniquet Killer"; convicted of strangling a woman with an unusual ligature in and confessed to killing three girls including two with same MO. Murdered four, possibly five, women in Daytona Beach, Florida between and Suspected by investigators of more murders, but only four could be proven. Killed at least four victims in the Province of Udine , Italy. Convicted in for the murders of three native women. Oakland County Child Killer. Also known as "The Babysitter". Responsible for the murders of four or more children in Oakland County, Michigan in and Killed women around the Portland area; died in prison before he could be executed.
Killed 4 people in South Carolina. After killing two acquaintances, he barricaded himself with two women and committed suicide on December 23, Confessed to murdering four women; believed to have killed others. Poisoned four people most of them relatives with thallium hidden in tea and scones she had given them in Sydney. Sentenced to five consecutive life sentences including one for attempting to poison another family member ; died from peritonitis in Also called the "Schoolgirl Strangler", because he preyed on girls between the ages of He lured at least two of his victims by offering to buy them ice cream and offered another victim a ride on his bicycle.
Convicted and hanged in Killed 3 policemen and 1 prison officer and attempted to kill 7 other policemen. Snowtown murderer and stepson of John Justin Bunting; sentenced to four consecutive life sentences with a non-parole period of 26 years. Sexual sadist and child rapist. Killed three young children in Toronto in the s. Sentenced to a psychiatric facility, where he murdered a fellow inmate in Known as the "Monster of Port-Rouge". Canadian sex offender and serial killer who was active in Quebec. Sentenced to hang but stabbed to death on November 17, by fellow inmate named Normand "Lawrence d'Arabie" Champagne, who was found not guilty by reason of insanity.
Taxi driver and one of Hong Kong's only two known serial killers. Famous for keeping body parts in his parents' home. Mother convicted of murdering her three infant children and the manslaughter of a fourth child. Sentenced to 30 years imprisonment with a non-parole period of 25 years. Killed three children and an ex-girlfriend between and ; first serial killer apprehended by offender profiling. Electronics technician who bludgeoned and strangled four young women while dressed up in women's clothing.
Stabbed young boys and cut off their genitals in attempt to transform them into girls in East Harlem and on the Upper West Side of New York. Known as "Charlie Chop-Off". Known as "The Forces of Evil"; soldier who killed four women around military bases in and Shot dead and committed necrophilia on four young women in Isla Vista, California in the late s. Stabbed to death in prison on March 30, ; killer unknown.
Killed women during break-ins; executed Soldier who raped and killed women near the base where he was stationed; sentenced to death. Known as "The Warwick Slasher"; teenager who stabbed two women and two children in Rhode Island in the late s. Known as "The Yosemite Killer". Killed four women in Yosemite , California. Brother of kidnapping victim Steven Stayner. Known as "Joe Snitch"; FBI informant who pleaded guilty to two of at least four murders in Colorado including those of his uncle and three female acquaintances.
Killed four women in Atlantic City , New Jersey. Mutilated and killed four girls, aged between four and seven, and sexually molested their corpses. He drank the blood of one victim and ate her hands. Known as the "Strangler of Tacuba "; strangled women in the Tacuba neighborhood; became a national celebrity after his case became infamous; moved to the US, where he died of natural causes in Lured men in gay bars and strangled them, abandoning their bodies inside suitcases all over Mexico City.
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Two other victims were released after demanding a ransom from their families. Kill four women from to Killed and mutilated children; first criminal on whom a blood type test was applied. Poisoned family members to claim life insurance; also ttried poisoning other people around Frankfurt. Murdered four women in Hamburg and kept the bodies in his apartment. Sentenced to life in prison in , released in , and died on October 19, Killed four, one escaped; died by wrongful overdose during castration surgery. Known as Petiso Orejudo "the Big-eared Midget".
Teenage arsonist, animal killer and child murderer with congenital syphilis. Arrested at age 16 in for killing four children, although he tried to kill seven more, the first one when he was seven himself. Interned in in a reformatory , where he tried to kill other immates, and from in prison. Died in jail in Stabbed and mutilated four men. Imprisoned for life since Armed robber and rapist. Murdered four boys in an attempt to conceal his homosexuality. Called himself "The Wolf Man ". Murdered four men after being diagnosed with HIV , died in prison in Killed three fellow inmates while being held in a mental institution for his first murder.
In solitary confinement since Armed robber and murderer known as the "Black Panther". Nurse convicted of killing four patients in Leeds hospitals. Sentenced to a whole life order in prison for four counts of homicide involving the use of firearms—including killing two police officers—and three separate counts of attempted murder. Known as "the Vampire Rapist" killed 4 women between —; died in prison Committed four murders from to Known as "The Vampire of Bucharest ".
Attacked 15 lone waitresses as they returned from work with a hammer, hatchet, knife or iron bar, always after midnight and under unusual weather snowstorms, fog, hard rain, etc. Killed his mother in the United States in , then killed his mistress and her two children in Denmark 9 years later; Sentenced to life imprisonment. Killed and robbed four women. Born in Moldova , Bonner beat to death four fellow immigrants from the former Soviet Union, three of whom were homeless, and then tried to set them on fire.
Black widow who poisoned her family and relatives with spiked food and drinks; acquitted of the murders, but sentenced to 34 years imprisonment for other crimes. Killed his first wife in , son in , and second wife and brother in law in Laso had adulterous affairs at the time of the murders which are believed to be the motive.
Confessed to four murders committed between and in the Stockholm region. Raped and murdered at least four men in Barking, London. Poisoned three family members and a lodger in her house with thallium. Murdered women, including his mother; Also has kidnapped and raped victims; Currently appealing his conviction. Malagasy -born stonemason who raped and killed women, mainly hitchhikers. Killed people during motorcycle drive-bys. Ruthless criminal who killed people for robbery and while intoxicated; executed Murdered women and kept the corpses in his apartment; also attempted to poison his wife; executed Murdered children after each time he was released; sentenced to 28 years imprisonment; expected to be released in Rapist and zoophile who raped and killed four women; sentenced to 50 years in prison.
Known as the " Bataysk Maniac"; brutally murdered four girls; executed Known as the "Koptevsky Maniac"; robbed and killed elderly women; sentenced to life imprisonment. Rapist who killed young blonde women; sentenced to life imprisonment. Former fugitive who is suspected of four murders; captured in Claimed mob hitman for hire.
Convicted of murdering three women in Texas and Illinois between and Scottish rapist and serial killer known to have killed at least three young women. Also a suspect in the Bible John murders, committed in Glasgow during the late s. Known as "Butcher Knife Billy". Killer convicted of raping and murdering three Native American prostitutes in Minneapolis in and Found not guilty by reason on insanity of three arsenic poisonings by insanity and suspected of 14 other killings, mostly children, in Missouri.
Killed women near highways; confessed to a total of 16 murders.
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Known to have killed three prostitutes, but claims to have killed 14 to beat "Yorkshire Ripper" Peter Sutcliffe. Dubbed himself the "Crossbow Cannibal" as he killed his victims with a hammer and crossbow and then later ate parts of them. Dutch serial killer convicted of abducting, torturing, raping and killing three girls. Suspected of killing a further three to nine girls and young women in the s. Ran a boarding house in Sacramento where she poisoned tenants and buried them in the yard in order to steal their social security checks. Convicted and executed for the kidnapping, rape, murder and cannibalization of three children in New York , suspected of the deaths of six more children and teenagers.
Likely insane though his insanity plea was denied to make possible his execution , Fish boasted that he "had children in every state" and at one point claimed victims. Unidentified serial killer of prostitutes in Lisbon. Known to have planned killings years in advance and to have used planes and rented cars to kill all over the Lower 48 and Alaska without suspicion; his victims were completely random. Committed suicide after his arrest. Convicted of killing three young men between and Committed suicide in Killed his neighbor and multiple prostitutes, but is suspected of killing more due to the familiarity with the area in which the murders took place.
Multi-state serial killer who received death sentences in three states Florida, Indiana, and Texas. He was executed in in Texas. Poisoned family members; first person convicted of using insulin as a weapon; died in prison. Notable for allegedly killing Ashton Kutcher 's former girlfriend Ashley Ellerin. Sexual sadist from Melbourne, who murdered three women and is suspected of at least three further killings. Was convicted of 16 separate acts of sexual violence before his first murder charge.
Serving three consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole. Belgian truck driver who killed children around Assen ; sentenced to 20 years imprisonment; died of severe burn injuries during an accident in Burglar suspect of 12 violent murders during robberies, charged with five and convicted of three. Bragged that he had killed 11 people. In prison for life. Poisoned her husband, boyfriend and son with arsenic; drowned the son in but caught in after poisoning and car bombing a fiance. The "Scarborough Rapist", later gained national infamy when he moved into torturing and killing teenage girls, assisted by his wife, Karla Homolka.
The "Frankston Killer", sentenced to three consecutive life sentences with a non-parole period of 30 years. Convicted of the murder of Kirsty Harty at Upper Beaconsfield in , and of the Moorabbin Police murders 14 months later to avoid arrest for a string of armed robberies; sentenced to three consecutive life sentences plus 27 years without the possibility of parole. Poisoned family members by putting parathion in bilberry pudding; sentenced to life imprisonment, but released due to health reasons.
Wore a mask while killing three and sexually assaulting at least 40 children. Known as "The Black Widow". Poisoned victims and inherited possessions. Died from a brain tumor on 18 November in a Vienna hospital. Pedophile who abducted young boys throughout Southern California to bring them back to his isolated chicken ranch located in modern-day Mira Loma to rape and torture them.
The torture quickly escalated into murder and three boys were killed and buried on the ranch by Northcott and his unwilling accomplince: Police considered Northcott a suspect in the disappearance of as many as 20 missing boys in the area that Northcott admitted to have molested, but not murdered. According to Clark, only three boys were held and murdered in Northcott's property; the three children whose remains were found and for whom Northcott was hanged, and an unidentified teenage Mexican boy that Northcott shot, beheaded, and disposed of near La Puente, California. Murdered her husbands by poisoning them with arsenic; suspected in other murders as well; sentenced to death.
A crime journalist, Taneski came under suspicion when his articles on the rape and murder of three elderly women included information that had not been disclosed by the police. All the victims were poor, uneducated cleaners and knew Taneski's mother. Taneski killed himself in prison before he could be interrogated for the murder of a fourth woman. Convicted and executed for the murder of an adult in Scranton, Pennsylvania and two children in New Jersey. Also suspect in the death of two other children in New York City , although Albert Fish later confessed to have murdered one of them himself.
Known as "The Lonely Hearts Killer"; Californian rapist and killer; lured women to pose for "bondage photographs"; executed in the gas chamber on September 18, Convicted of smothering three of her children in Atlanta between and Sentenced to life in prison on May 5, Murdered her illegitimate children; sentenced to life imprisonment. Convicted of murdering a man and woman decades apart, four other acquaintances died suspiciously and four husbands committed suicide. Killed three women and executed by Texas on March 13, Was also suspected in over 30 unsolved crimes.
Dodd had an extensive arrest record for molesting children by the time his behavior escalated to include murder. Refusing to appeal his death sentence, he stated that he "should be punished to the full extent of the law, as should all sex offenders and murderers", and that if he ever escaped, he would immediately return to "killing and raping kids". Executed in ; his hanging was the first in the United States in 28 years. Convicted of raping and murdering a woman in and the torture-murders of two boys in May be linked to other murders. Murdered a young girl and two women.
Suspected of another dozen murders but recanted confessions to over 70 more. Stabbed to death by another death row inmate on January 5, Abducted and killed three girls in Spotsylvania County, Virginia in and Murdered at least three people and dumped their bodies on the railroad tracks; lynched by a mob of around women.