Serial Killers

Oct 14, 2009
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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...
Oct 14, 2009
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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...
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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...
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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...
Oct 14, 2009
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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...
Oct 14, 2009
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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...
Oct 14, 2009
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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...
Oct 13, 2009
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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,...
Oct 13, 2009
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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 most...
Oct 13, 2009
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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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