Serial Killers

 
June 20 2010, 0 Comments
Jeffery Dahmer by Laura Schultz, MFT “You feel the last bit of breath leaving their body.  You’re looking into their eyes. A person in this situation is God. Sometimes I feel like a vampire...
 
June 26 2012, 0 Comments
David Berkowitz, “the Son of Sam,” terrorized New Yorkers during a 13-month long killing spree in 1976-1977 before a parking ticket at his last crime scene led to his capture.  Now a born-...
 
October 29 2012, 0 Comments
Jack the Ripper's "From Hell" Letter From Jack the Ripper through B.T.K. in Wichita, Kansas, certain serial killers crave media attention to chronicle their infamous deeds. by Ben Johnson The...
 
January 24 2013, 0 Comments
“Il Monstro” or “The Monster of Florence” killed and mutilated eight couples in the Italian countryside between 1968 and 1985. Although the crimes took place sporadically over 17 years, there were...
 
April 25 2013, 0 Comments
 Steve Wright The murders of five prostitutes by the Suffolk Strangler in 2006 set off one of the largest manhunts in British history. DNA evidence led to the arrest and conviction of a man...
 
August 12 2013, 0 Comments
Colin Ireland Colin Ireland was a nobody who wanted to become a somebody by becoming a serial killer. Like two serial killers before him, he trolled the Coleherne Pub in Earls Court for gay men to...

Adoptees Who Kill: Examining the Psychological, Societal and Criminal Justice Ramifications of Adopted Child Syndrome

April 7 2014, 0 Comments
Although only a small percentage of adoptees commit violent acts, adoptees are far more likely to commit suicide, kill one or both adoptive parents, or become serial killers than people raised by...

The Real Lady Macbeth: Countess Erzsébet Báthory

January 13 2014, 0 Comments
Jan. 13, 2014Countess Erzsébet Báthoryby David RobbLady Macbeth is perhaps the most famous fictional female villainess in all of literature, but in 1606, while William Shakespeare was creating her...

Pro Bono: The 18-Year Defense of Caril Ann Fugate

October 21 2013, 0 Comments
Oct. 21, 2013An excerpt from Pro Bono: The 18-Year Defense of Caril Ann Fugate by Jeff McArthur (Bandwagon Books).  An account of how her trial lawyer – who believed in her innocence – continued...
Wed, 10/14/2009 - 00:30
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November 5, 2003 Richard Ramirez Richard Ramirez was a spineless, gutless punk who terrorized Los Angeles for five months in 1985. His frenzied nighttime murder spree of random targets was as senseless and pointless as his life. by David Lohr Richard Ramirez's...
Wed, 10/14/2009 - 00:28
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August 20, 2003 Richard SpeckSpeck's murders of eight young women -- all in nurse's training and rooming together in a quiet apartment house on Chicago's Southside -- stands as one of the most horrific and shocking crimes in U.S. history. During the mayhem of the...
Wed, 10/14/2009 - 00:27
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October 6, 2002 Ted BundyTed Bundy didn't have it all but he had most of it: good looks, charm, smarts, and ambition. He could have been anything he wanted to be. Instead he became the poster boy for serial killers, killing as many as 40 young women and girls as young as...
Wed, 10/14/2009 - 00:25
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Henry Louis WallaceSerial killers are among the most reckless of murderers. Their need to keep killing far outweighs their need to be cunning or discreet. What allows many serial killers to keep killing is that their carelessness is dwarfed by police and investigative...
Wed, 10/14/2009 - 00:24
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The site of Gacy's home in Des Plaines, Ill., where Gacy buried the bodies of 28 of the known 33 teenage boys he murdered. (Gacy's home on this site was leveled by the authorities following the discovery of the mass graves beneath it.) Serial killer John Wayne Gacy was a born...
Wed, 10/14/2009 - 00:22
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Dayton Leroy RogersFor serial killers, prostitutes make easy targets. Dayton Leroy Rogers bound and stabbed to death at least eight of them before his rampage ran its course.by David Lohr In the early morning hours of August 7, 1987, serial-killer Dayton Leroy Rogers picked...
Wed, 10/14/2009 - 00:20
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Henry Lee LucasHenry Lee Lucas is frequently touted as the ultimate serial killer, because he ultimately claimed to have killed more than 600 people.  This in-depth story, by Bonnie Bobit, editor of the Death Row series of books, not only brings Lucas into sharp focus...
Tue, 10/13/2009 - 23:53
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December 02, 2007 Daisy de Melker, mugshot 1932 Daisy killed the old fashion way, with arsenic and strychnine. by Marilyn Z. Tomlins No one present at the birth of Daisy Louisa Hancorn-Smith had reason to believe that she would one day be famous or, for that matter,...
Tue, 10/13/2009 - 23:51
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October 07, 2007 Main street, village of Villeneuve-sur-Yonne. It was here that Dr. Petiot murdered for the first time. Sixty-one years after Dr. Marcel Petiot, dubbed "Dr. Satan" by French newspapers, was guillotined for the murder of 26 people, he remains France's...
Tue, 10/13/2009 - 23:39
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Victims attributed to Jack the Ripper (L-R): Mary Ann Nicholls, Annie Chapman, Elizabeth Stride, Catharine Eddowes, and Mary Jane Kelly.Jack the Ripper lives in lore, an icon of butchery, the most infamous murderer in history. But what of his hapless victims? Who were they...

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