Category: Infamous Serial Killers
They said he was sane. He stood trial for 56 murders as he sang, talked gibberish and exposed himself to jurors. They shot him
He killed at least fifteen men in gruesome circumstances and was known to retain corpses for sex acts. Then he'd flush them
Angelo Buono was a born loser and a man who fancied himself a lady killer. He lived up to that reputation ten times
He was one half of the Hillside Strangler team with cousin Angelo Buono. Was he also the Alphabet Killer?
Lawrence 'the Pliers' Bittaker took the torture of his victims to the extremes. Weapon of choice? His pliers
His real wife thought he was working. The money was coming from the other 'wives', he was drowning along the way
Arthur Gatter, a little known serial killer nicknamed "The Hammer-Killer of Frankfurt" was a German serial killer who killed the homeless with a hammer
In the world of psychology, the dark triad refers to the personality traits of narcissism, psychopathy and machiavellianism. And Ted Bundy was the poster child!
Steven Pennell, aka "The Corridor Killer", "The Blue Fiber Killer", "The Route 40 Killer " was, by age 34, a monster
He and his side kick Junko tortured, murdered, and disposed of at least seven people between 1996 and 1998.
After he was finally caught and arrested, Volker Eckert said: "I am so crazy that I am alleviated for the arrest".
John Robinson is serial killer who admitted to 8 murders. He met his victims on-line and is called the Internet's first serial killer.
Levi Bellfield had a massive ego to feed. He thought he was God's gift to everyone. Seems he really wasn't.
Hinckley, Utah, is a tiny desert town with less than 700 residents and the one time stalking ground of Utah's infamous child killer
Was Carl Brandt a secret serial killer who murdered his way through life undetected until he finally decapitated his 'Victoria Secret' fantasy?
Was his motive for murdering all those old people really so he could retire early and leave the country?
He murdered women all over the USA. He's confessed to 90 and law enforcement says they believe he's telling the truth.
He reeked havoc on Cincinnati for nearly a year. Beating, raping and strangling to death seven women.
He worked for a municipal water department. He also murdered at random while pretending he was a multi-millionaire.
She said she had an overwhelming need to shop. But others saw only an overwhelming need to kill
He said "it was the power, the domination and seeing the fear that drove his serial killing crime spree forward.
The dead prostitute was hanging like a pig ready for the slaughter when the cops showed up. No meat for the street no more!...
He pickled their flesh in jars then sold it on the Wrocław market as pork. And he had no trouble finding buyers!
He was said to have an odd twitch but that didn't stop him from murdering eight women
His sexual frustration finally got to him by the time he reached fifteen. By 23, he was sentenced to 140 years in prison
Darren Dee O'Neall was a pathological liar with a taste for violent sex. And he didn't mind using a hammer to get it
The excerpts told how he stalked, sexually assaulted, murdered then photographed his victims in sexual poses with mannequins
In his youth, Mark Rowntree had been rejected by a girl. And the complex kept festering. Until one day! Then - Ka-BOOM!
Serial killer Donald Neilson was the most wanted man in Britain for the kidnap and murder of 17 year old Lesley Whittle
He murdered seven women (including two who were pregnant) in the southeast United States between 1997 and 2003.
The authorities believe he knows more than he's saying, but he's not budging. He'd get the death penalty if he talked.
Before his execution, he would also confess to a 1950 murder bring the number of killings to seven
His trophy room held handcuffs, a leather gag, two "slave" collars, a switchblade, pills and a pistol. He was ready to kill
He said he got tired of family life so murdered the problems as he saw fit. Brain cancer would prompt his confessions
He was suspect in over 16 murders, one of which on the Highway of Tears. His DNA was found on one of the bodies...
The State Prosecutor said Michaela had killed 'to assert and satisfy her own feeling of superiority' as 'master over life and death.'
A belief that the government had brought him to Mumbai to commit thefts and made him commit criminal acts of murder.
The police reported that Siswanto mutilated and removed the internal organs of all of his 12 victims.
He went by Baekuni, but the street kids called him "Babe", an affectionate term for "Dad. Little did they know
He just started crying, and he said, "I didn't mean to kill any of them." But he never tired of talking about it.
He buried his victims, facing toward his home, up to their waists in the ground as part of a ritual then strangled them
He was sentenced to 2,410 years in maximum security for 38 murders, 40 rapes and 6 robberies.
He acknowledged in testimony that the murders, dating from 1980, had been "animal-like", but offered no more explanation.
He explained that the killings started after he had returned from the army and found his girlfriend had married someone else
He had an atypical sexual fetishism which is that he cannot achieve sexual excitement unless he strangles people.
He insisted he was innocent through it all. But the facts said differently and a death sentence was the results.
He earned the title Angel of Death and received 127 years behind bars.
No one could decide if he was sane or not, so they locked him up and never set a trial date. He's still there!...
The law suspected him of murdering a nineteen year old. Six dead women later they knew they had a serial killer in hand
Known as "The French Ripper" in the Rabbit Fur Hat who had to be dragged to the gallows
Charles Rathbun - A Well Known Photographer - Not So Well Known Killer
He was spotted by a mob as he was trying to steal a car. Police had to save him from being beat to death....
As a full blown alcoholic, she couldn't help herself. So, in order to supply her need, she became a serial killer
His girlfriend Beryl, wanted her ring back. Jarabo decided murdering five people for it was the cheapest way to go.
He was the leader of the "Flatheads" gang, who committed the first-ever armored car robbery, on March 11, 1927.
While in jail for an attempted robbery, he started confessing to unsolved murders with facts he should not have known
He was convicted on 2 counts of rape and murder but believed responsible for 36 more.
He was hailed as a "great example" and a "clear case of rehabilitation". This serial killer who buried the corpses in his garden.
He himself was a rapist and serial killer who also claimed to have been a John Wayne Gacy victim.
He had a thirst for dominating others combined with general irritability. He killed out of personal dislike of the homeless.
He said that he went to meet the prostitutes for sex but suddenly the voices in his head ordered him to kill
He hid the bodies in the house that he shared with his parents.
She became involved in a master/slave relationship with a serial killer. After that, things went straight to hell!
She was called "Death Row Granny," and was the first woman to be executed in the US since 1962.
He started out as a small time thug. But in the end, he would murder over and over again, even his own brother
After allowing a complete stranger to rape his 19 year old girlfriend at knife point, he stabbed her 157 times.
She strangled 10 children, including her own, before being caught and shipped off to the insane asylum.
He pleaded guilty to manslaughter, confessing to picking up four unsuspecting boys and burying their bodies.
He raped and murdered, which was bad enough. But then he burned the corpses in an attempt to hide his crimes.
He found his wife with a lover and had slain them both, hiding their bodies, and subsequently 24 more, in pickling barrels.
After strangling them, he would dismember the bodies in his bathtub and put the parts out in every day trash bags
He was diagnosed as a psychopath before he was 15 and it was predicted he would grow up into a 'cold blooded killer'.
For two months in 1983, Joliet and surrounding communities were terrorized by a series of random "weekend murders."
Like Sowell, Michael had wrapped the corpses in plastic and littered them around his own property. The smell gave him away.
He wasn't even a suspect in a serial murder investigation. But to beat a DUI, he gave up DNA. Bad idea!
She was executed by guillotine in 1905 for the murder of five small children.
The couple would kidnap the young girls from the bus stops or streets and torture them for days before killing them!
She got the idea of eliminating patients in pain, and she just couldn't help but share playing God with a few friends
John Christie was an English serial killer active in the 1940's and 1950's. He was arrested, tried and hanged for murder in 1953.
Emile Louis confessed to murdering seven mentally challenged young girls in 2000. He got life! Seven lives too late
On November 4, 1942, General Douglas MacArthur personally signed the order of execution for Edward Leonski
Angus Sinclair has been described as Scotland's worst serial killer. He is said to have killed six women, in seven months
He surrendered while under questioning and decided to show the police where the bodies were. But said he was innocent
"I have hate crawling through my system. I'm one who seriously hates human life and would kill again."
His wife said John wasn't guilty of rape or murder, but was just "a kinky sort of guy." Boy, was that an understatement!
He put his hands on her throat and squeezed the life from her tiny body. And she would only be the first
He was driven to murder by his hatred for pedophiles and homosexuals and was soon Australia's most prolific serial killer
He played the rich and beloved writer. In reality he was a serial killer who murdered prostitutes all over the world
A Belgian serial killer and child molester, convicted of kidnapping, torture and abuse of six girls
He first attempted rape at the age of 12. It didn't work out so well. By the time he was twenty he had it...
He was sentenced to death by firing squad in July, 1995. After hearing the verdict he said: 'I will be back'.
He blamed his split from his wife Carla as the catalyst for the killings.
He told the courts that he committed the brutal murders because there was an evil spirit following him. They said too bad!
One of Ivan's own brothers said "wherever Ivan has worked, people have disappeared"
He was a notorious sexual serial killer who was beheaded via the guillotine for the murder of 27 boys and young men.
He was one demented individual and his beheading was greeted with a wave of relief by the people of the city of Dusseldorf,
He ultimately confessed to the rapes and the murders. But he had no remorse or regret.
He was weird from the very start. But as time went on, he became downright, out of control creepy!
He said the only thing he felt bad about was that he hadn't murdered who he really set out to kill. His ex wife!
He was handsome, intelligent, and compassionate. Unless you were a little girl. Then he was a monster waiting to pounce
He once told a therapist that he had raped 13 younger boys by the time he was 16. Some one just shoot him!
At the time Morris was murdering women on one end of the city, another serial killer was working the other.
Seven bodies were found buried in her yard. She got life without parole. So...she wrote a cook book.
She was a perverted Pied Piper who lured her loved ones to their doom
Five guards at all times and completely isolated from human beings Was he bad. Or just plain mad.
When the law searched his place they found photographs of sixty missing women. Were they all his victims?
After his death, a copy of 'The Collector' was found among his murder kit.
His first jail term was at age 16 for sexual assault. The beast had just began to grow. It would be a downhill spiral.
He told the authorities he'd give them the dead bodies they were looking for. And in return, they would pay cash to his wife....
He wanted his horrific, murderous acts to be seen as what he believed they really were: an illness that he could not control.
He wanted a big family and figured, since the first four women ran away with the kids, he'd put the rest in chains.
One by one she picked them off yet swore each died of natural causes. And doctors couldn't agree on any of the deaths
"I didn't want them to die," she told police. "I just wanted them to quiet down." Well that sure shut them up!...
Long before there was Match Dot-Com dating, there was "lonely hearts clubs." And serial killers who knew the game!
He could face decapitating a live human as he screamed out in agony. But jail? ugh! "Shoot me now!" he ordered.
He could have risen to fame with the Green Bay Packers. But rape and murder was the only game he wanted to play! ...
Had he been given life without parole, for the first rape and murder, others would have been spared. But that was not the case...
He was called the Mutilator because he would batter the corpse of his victim before making souvenirs of their genitals.
He asked for help but was failed by psychoanalysts of half a dozen states. They said he was a harmless fake....Wrong!
This lunatic spent so much time in and out of prison one would have thought he had a revolving door with his name on...
Weird Wayne left the husband for dead and set to rape the wife. But hubby wasn't dead. Meaning Weird Wayne was about to be....
He never shopped for his victims in his own back yard. But one night he got lazy and that got him caught
America gave him life without parole? Wonder what Israel would have done to this freakin loser....
He would meet his "prospects" in gay bars, offer sex in exchange for a place to stay, then murder them!
From the beginning, she used her position to gain her lovers attention. Too bad so many died in that pursuit of happiness.
The guillotine blade dropped at 5:05 a.m. Dr. Marcel Petiot was smiling as his head tumbled into the basket.
It was all a sex game with Herb. Or was it? Asphyxiation was just part of the thrill. The second part was the kill....
He'd received every kind of abuse possible before the age of twelve. Now there was no taming the monster within
He would be murdered himself in the exact fashion he killed each of the little children. No appeals. No mercy for this child killer
He decided that he got more of a high out of killing than molesting. But he loved both. So both it would be.
Many saw Joe feed helpless kittys to his pet gators. But what about the ladies in his life that suddenly vanished. Gator food too?...
He was "spoon fed" the intimate details of unsolved homicides. He claimed them all. Was he a killer or a coerced parrot?
He often studied his Bible, using it to keep his victim at ease. But once he gained their trust, it was game over
He was a successful hit man for several Italian-American crime families for better than 30 years.
He was struggling with homosexual desires that both thrilled and chilled him. But, like John Wayne Gacy, he learned to deal with it.
This woman set a goal and went after it with a vengeance! I guess wicked goes way back to when!
He would schmooze his way into the beds of blond or redheaded bar flies. Those who fell for his charm landed in the morgue.
He may not have been the Zodiac but he was working hard to earn himself a name.....And the gas chamber !
The doctor ran from state to state, then country to country, murdering all along the way.
Detectives were shocked at the savagery of the murders. It was hard to believe the perp was only 15 years old
He possessed the "earmarks of a psychopath in his makeup." But they set him free on society anyway. Not a good move!
In his confession, concerning the rape and murder of Aree Hunt, he told police he wanted 'to hear the sound of a neck breaking.'
When he was finally caught, he jumped off the bridge and plunged to his death into the Hudson River 60 feet below.
He was a torture murderer with a few strange fetishes. And sex with a dead woman was right up there with them.
His drug of choice was Paraquat. An herbicide so lethal that its use was banned in the United States.
The authorities knew he was a serial killer. Problem was proving it. But they did. And they did it without a body
He determined that after killing, undetected and unsuspected, 15 times, it was his right to kill. And so he did!
He saw himself as ridding society of vermin and for this he craved recognition as a superior person.
In 1976, cousins David and Fred put their heads together and decided to combine their favorite 'sports' by hunting women.
How ironic that an all-female jury convicted him and decided his fate. Steve the Gambler gets death. And justifiably so.
He was a diagnosed psychopath, who molested dozens of children and managed to murder three, before he got caught.
Some neighbors said he was a nice guy. Some filed restraining orders and moved away. What was the garbage man doing?
So he accidentally murdered them then burnt the bodies to remove the evidence. All because he was bisexual. Idiot. No one cares
He was found guilty after a trial lasting less than an hour. His execution took less time than that!
He was the most prolific serial killer in New Jersey history, murdering 45 patients during the 16 years he worked as a nurse
He admitted to all of the burglaries and the murders. He also swore he only raped them after they were dead.
He would hang them in the tree and butcher them. Until two got away and blew the whistle. How many hadn't been that lucky?
He has been convicted of killing three young Florida women and sentenced to death — twice. Appeal again...Win again
Something about him set him apart that made him natural prey to all manner of cruelties. So he turned the tables
He was responsible for at least 18 murders and five nonfatal shootings in 11 states. And there was so much more
He finally gave into the voices in his head. They would tell him when to kill. He could chose the who
The satanist who came to harvest souls for His Dark Master. He wrote "I kill winos to put them out of their misery." ...
He disappeared for ten years. When he returned however, bums, drunks and derelicts started dropping like flies
With at least three guys, who would share in his killing adventures, William Bonin was constantly on the prowl to murder boys
His victims were practically an invisible class. Derelics right there in his own back yard. Easy prey for a serial killer
He was the father of four daughters and a son. He was also a man who spent his secret hours murdering prostitutes in Spokane...
Tillie Klimek claimed she dreamed about the demise of those around her. In reality, she was simply scheduling their deaths.
Both husbands became targets of her greed and died by her hand. But then so did 46 more of her clients.
Through tears of fear, she pleaded. " I don't want to die." The Judge was not moved and upheld the sentence of death
He said he sliced portions of flesh from his victims to eat them because it helped him save on his grocery bills.
Nicknamed "the Serpent" and "the Bikini killer" for his skill at deception and evasion. He allegedly committed at least 12 murders.
Sentenced to death for the disembowelment of one of his wives. Not to mention all of the other crimes he commited
Peter Tobin was driven by the menstrual cycle. Something long suspected as the motive behind the Bible John murders.
Because his attorney's wasted time challenging evidence against him when they should have focused on sparing him death.
Robin Gecht was the ring leader of a small band of misfits that followed his satanic lead. Even into Cannibalism
He thought if he drank the blood of dead women, it would transform him into one.
Charlie met Leonard Lake in 1983 and the two went on a murder spree for the next two years killing between 11 and 25...
They found plenty to do in their old age. Like write bad checks, resell sold cattle and bury the body of their latest victim....
He believed a locked door meant he was not welcome. By the same token, an unlocked door meant come on in. And he did!
Once the law started following his articles on the murders, they knew they had their man
Life started out rough but Richard turned to the thrill kill. Then his best friend started to talk.
From October 1989 to April 1991, Schmidt murdered five women and an infant. Schmidt is a transsexual.
He walked into the sheriff's station, pulled a severed breast from his pocket and admitted to killing four women.
He dug the graves in advance. That way he could move the corpse quickly into hiding.
Vietnam became a wonderful, living fantasy of horror and gore for Arthur Shawcross.
"I've destroyed her with acid. Every trace is gone. How can you prove murder if there's no body?"
She made soap out of her victim. Then gave the soap bars to her friends.
Carl Watts may very well be the most prolific serial killer in America. He is suspected of over 100 murders
Derrick Todd Lee just kept slipping through the cracks. Then DNA started singing like a canary
Richard was fascinated with his cousin Mike and the rapes and murders he'd committed.
He was brave enough to rape, torture and murder but too scared to face the consequences of his crimes.
He chose to murder the little girls because they were virgins and "because they cried."
He would only eat part of them. The rest of his victim he would save for his dinner parties and guests
Tommy Sells appears to be doomed from the very start. And then things really got ugly and stupid
Christopher Wilder was a serial killer who abducted and raped at least 10 women during a three month murder spree.
John Glover was called the 'Granny Killer' for killing at least 6 elderly women near Sydney, Australia between 1989 and 1990
In 1983 Orange County officers pulled a driver over for weaving. When officers walked to the car they found a dead man.
She had a marked sexual perversion that was expressed in the consumption of her victims blood.
Donald 'Pee Wee' Gaskins believed he had "a special mind" that gave him "permission to kill."
A man who had no problem beating someone half to death. Or just killing them. Whatever fit the need at the time.
John Childs murdered six people in cold blood then cremeted the bodies in his fire place
Thomas Huskey said his evil alter ego hated him and wanted to destroy his life. I think KYLE won.
Melissa Moore is the daughter of a serial killer. She learned that horrifying truth when she was just 15 years old.
Police now believe that Darren Vann may play a role in dozens of other murder cases stretching over the last 20 years
She said she doesn’t want to get out of jail and that she would kill again if she were released. She said she had...
Shawn Grate could now be linked to the deaths of up to five women. The whispered 911 call was just the beginning
Officer Miller saw a naked woman chained to the wall. She wore a horse harness and she was screaming for her life.
John Cameron, a retired cop, has a theory on who killed Halbach, and it's not Avery
Exacting revenge took on a life of it's own and Pedro Filho was having no problem with the deadly results.
He smashed her brains to smithereens with a rock. The coroner testified that her skull resembled a “bag of ice.”
Everyday tools, from a common toolbox, were the murder weapons of choice by the two men who hated girls.
Arsenic was her weapon of choice. Her targets were family and friends.
Debra Brown became involved in a master/slave relationship with serial killer and rapist Alton Coleman. And the games was on.
His mother once sold him for a pitcher of beer. No, seriously, She did!
His whole life was just one insane mess after the other!