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Charles Albright of Texas was born was born August 10, 1933, and later adopted from an orphanage by a domineering schoolteacher. He murdered Shirley Williams, in 1991, Mary Pratt in 1990 and Susan Peterson in 1991. The victim's eyes were surgically removed. He was sentenced to 3 life sentences without the possibility of parole.

Joshua Andrews -- Rage in his heart? Wanting to be noticed? Imani Taymullah wonders why her son would do this.

Richard J. Angelo, a nurse at Long Island Good Samaritan Hospital, was convicted of murdering four patients through poisoning by injection or IV. Psychologists testified he had disassociative identity disorder (DID). After he injected patients, another personality took over rendering him unaware of his actions. Angelo passed a polygraph test. The prosecution agreed that the ''monster in nurse's whites'' had a personality disorder but knew right from wrong. He was sentenced to from 50 years to life in prison on January 25, 1990.

Joseph D. (Joe) Ball aka Alligator Man, Butcher of Elmendorf and Bluebeard of South Texas (b. January 7, 1896 - d. September 23, 1938). Ball is believed to have killed over twenty women in the 1930s. His Sociable Inn Saloon in Elmendorf, Texas, featured a pond of five alligators. People paid to watch them be fed live cats and dogs. Then women started missing, including his barmaids, former girlfriends and wife. A handyman named Clifford Wheeler led authorities to the remains of Hazel Brown and Minnie Gotthard. The alligators ate the evidence of twenty other women. Two Barmaids, Five Alligators and the Butcher of Elmendorf.

Mark Barton ---- A 44-year-old day trader at All-Tech Investment Group slaughtered nine people in Atlanta's business district after murdering his family. Atlanta's burning He fits the profile of a sadistic borderline personality with explosive psychopathy (Millon & Davis, 1998) or explosive sadism (Millon, 1996). "There Is No Reason for Me to Lie Now . . . " Notes left by Mark Barton. Barton tried to collect $600,000 in insurance on his first wife before she and her mother were murdered in 1993. Murder At The Office: A Survivor's True Story by Brent C. Doonan.

Elizabeth Bathory Erzsébet Báthory1560 – 1614-- Elizabeth a vampiress from an aristocratic European family and niece of the King of Poland had seizures as a young child that caused psychotic behavior. Csejthe Castle, her mountain top fortress was the site of blood orgies where servants, peasant girls and many others became her victims. The Blood Countess of Transylvania Infamous Lady: The True Story of Countess Erzsébet Báthory by Kimberly L. Craft.

Martha Jule Beck and Raymond Martinez Fernandez aka Honeymoon Killers, Lonely Hearts Slayers and Lonely Hearts Killers -- Raymond Fernandez and Martha Beck lured victims through personal ads.They killed at least 3 women and one child in the 1940s.Lonely Hearts Starring John Travolta, James Gandolfini, Salma Hayek, Jared Leto and Laura Dern, based on Martha Beck and Raymond Martinez Fernandez

The Shark Net: Memories and Murder by Robert Drewe, Broken Lives by Hardie Grant. Cooke was the basis for Thomas Harris' serial killer Francis Dolarhyde.

The Bender family, John, his wife Kate, his son and daughter, owned a general store and inn in Labette County, Kansas from 1872 to 1873. Their daughter was a self-proclaimed psychic who lured guests to their death. As the guests rested, Bender or his son hid behind a curtain waiting to bludgeon them with a hammer or slash their throat before throwing them down a trap door to the cellar to be undressed before burial. A property search turned up over 20 bodies. Nobody was tried for the murders. Kate Bender, The Kansas Murderess: The Horrible History Of An Arch Killer

Bible John was Glasgow Scotland's unidentified serial killer in the late 1960s. His victims, Patricia Docker, Jemima McDonald and Helen Puttock, were murdered within 20 months of each other. They were enjoying a night out when they vanished. Many believe that Peter Tobin is Bible John. DNA evidence is unlikely to establish a link between Bible John and Peter Tobin.William Burke and William Hare came to Scotland for work. They robbed graves and murdered over 15 victims in 1829. The Infamous Burke and Hare: Serial Killers and Resurrectionist of Nineteenth Century Edinburgh by R. Michael Gordon DVD: Horrors of Burke and Hare, Burke and Hare

David Berkowitz -- From July, 1976 to August, 1977, NYC was terrorized by "Son of Sam." He shot 6 people to death and wounded 7. He shot young couples in lovers' lanes with a .44-cal. revolvers which earned him the title "44-caliber killer."

Paul Bernardo & Karla Homolka -- A pair of killers accused of 43 sex attacks and a string of killings, including Karla's young siste

Ian Brady -- Myra Hindley -- The 1960s "Moors Murderer" Brady, 27, and Hindley, 23, seemed like any other couple. Hindley was jailed for in 1966 for murdering Lesley Ann Downey, 10, and Edward Evans, 17, and an accessory to the murder of John Kilbride, 12. In 1987 she confessed her role in the killings of Keith Bennett, 12, and Pauline Reade, 16. Brady claimed that they tortured and killed children as an "existential exercise" but they had decided to stop and planned to turn to armed robbery.

Kenneth Bianchi & Angelo Buono- The Hillside Stranglers strangled 12 women in LA, CA between October 1977 and February 1978.

Theodore Robert or Ted Bundy -- The mind of a man obsessed with destroying women.

Cayetano Santos Godino, alias "Petiso Orejudo" (meaning "big ear pest") was born in Buenos Aires, in 1896. He terrorized Argentina when he was sixteen, murdering 4 children, attempting to murder another 7 children and set fire to 7 buildings. He died in Ushuaia, November 1944.

Eric Edgar Cooke "Cookie" (1931–1964) was the last person hung in Western Australia. Cooke had a cleft lip and was bullied as a child. He married and had seven children. In 1963 he attacked 20 people and killed eight. He murdered at random, running people over in the street or knocking on doors and shooting strangers. He was convicted of murder and executed in 1964.

Richard Trenton Chase -- In 1978, Richard Chase killed 6 people including a pregnant woman and young child. He drank the blood of his victims.

Andrei Chikatilo --Forest Strip Killer murdered over 50 girls and boys in Russia from 1978 to 1990.

John Reginald Christie -- One of the most notorious serial killers in British criminal history, born near Halifax in 1898.

Cleveland Torso Killer killed at least 16 people in the 1930s, but was never caught, despite the efforts of Elliot Ness. In the Wake of the Butcher: Cleveland's Torso Murders by James Jessen Badal -- During the Depression, Cleveland's East Side was filled with the homeless in shantytowns where the remains of the Torso Killer's victims were found.

Andrew Cunaan-- On July 23, 1997, it Cunanan went on a killing spree of 5 men, including Gianni Versace, then took his own life.

Jeffrey Dahmer-- Had an obsession with death and cannibalism that began in childhood.

James Mitchell Debardeleben -- A serial sex offender killer videotaped himself torturing women. He was involved in forgery and counterfeiting which lead to his capture in 1983 by the Secret Service. Debardeleben is an "Anger-Excitation Rapist," the most dangerous type of serial sex offender .Lethal Shadow: The Chilling True-Crime Story of a Sadistic Sex Slayer by Stephen G. Michaud Profiles -- James Mitchell De Bardeleban, from his arrest as a counterfeiter to the discovery he was a kidnapper, torturer and sex murderer responsible for 20 years.

Paul Charles Denyer (b. 1972) an Australian serial killer is known as the Frankston Serial Killer for crimes in Frankston Victoria. He is serving life in HM Prison Barwon for the murders of Elizabeth Stevens, 18, Debbie Fream, 22, and Natalie Russell, 17 in 1993.

Albert DeSalvo -- The Boston Strangler - between 1962 and 1964, in , DeSalvo killed 12 Boston women. All were sexually assaulted and strangled.

Peter Norris Dupas born 6 July 1953 is an Australian serial killer serving two life sentences for murder. His violence lasted more than 30 years. After each prison release he committed increasingly violent crimes against women. He removed the breasts of female victims. In 2006, he was convicted of two murders and is a prime suspect in three or more murders in Melbourne.

Marc Dutroux kidnapped six girls between 1995 and 1996. Only two were found alive.

Every Move You Make by M. William Phelps -- Gary C. Evans, 35, a master of disguise and career criminal befriended David "Son of Sam" Berkowitz. Evans is suspected of five killings over 13 years when he led a group of jewelry and antiques thieves. Evans confessed to his involvement in Jouben's and Berry's death and led police to the graves of Rysedorph, Cuomo and Falco (MSNBC News).

Colin Ferguson-- December 7, 1993, Colin Ferguson, 34, a Jamaican immigrant opened fire on helpless commuters aboard a Long Island Railroad train, killing six and wounding 19 before he was subdued. With so many witnesses, the only defense was insanity, which Ferguson's attorneys did. They claimed exposure to racism drove him into a "Black Rage." Ferguson fired his lawyers, claiming he was not insane, and insisted on the constitutional right to defend himself. His performance in court reinforced the validity of the insanity plea. Extensive footage of the court proceedings, news coverage and interviews with witnesses, attorneys and jurors. Long Island Railroad Massacre

Gian Luigi Ferri -- On July 1 1993, Ferri entered 101 California Street, a San Francisco high-rise office building, armed with two semiautomatic assault weapons manufactured and distributed by Navegar, Inc. (Navegar), 250 rounds of 9- millimeter ammunition, as well as a third weapon, a .45-caliber semiautomatic pistol. Proceeding to the 34th floor law firm he held a grudge against. Ferri opened fire in the offices and hallways of three floors, killing eight people and wounding six others before shooting himself fatally in the stairwell.

Albert Fish -- Sadist, masochist, flagellant, castrator, exhibitionist, voyeur, vampire, pedophile, serial killer and cannibal.

Michel Fourniret, the "Ogre of the Ardennes" killed nine people, mostly young women and girls between France and Belgium.

Lonnie Franklin Jr., a South Los Angeles mechanic, is suspected of being the Grim Sleeper serial killer in Los Angeles, CA, between 1982 and 2007. Franklin had a history of car thefts. He was indicted for the gruesome murders of ten females between the ages of 14 and 36 and the attempted murder of another. Most were sexually assaulted. Their bodies were as trash near his home.He is a suspect in six more murders. The first woman went missing in 1982. He pleaded not guilty to 10 counts of murder and one of attempted murder.

Caril Fugate & Charlie Starkweather -- Her parents disapproved of him, so he shot them and strangled Caril's baby sister. They stayed in the house with the bodies of her family for 2 days before going on the run.

John Wayne Gacy, Jr. -- A politically active businessman, he was once photographed with Rosalyn Carter.and was involved making his community a better place. He was generous, friendly, hardworking, and devoted to community. Warning disturbing photos.

Donald "Pee Wee" Henry Gaskins said,``I felt safer doing my killing and burying in my home state. I guess I'm just a Carolina Southern boy at heart." He is believed to have tortured and killed more than 100 victims, mostly hitchhikers. He was executed in the electric chair September 19, 1991. Pee Wee Gaskins America's No. 1 Serial Killer

Luis A. Garavito, 42, the worst serial killer in Colombian history lured children to their deaths by offering them food and drink. They were found mutilated.

Eddie Gein -- Born at the turn of the century in a small farming community, Gein's domineering mother taught him sex was an evil sin.

Maksim Gelman, 23, obsessed with dental assistant, Yelena Bulchenko, killed four people and wounded five others in 28-hours in Brooklyn, NY. He is accused of four murders, two assaults and two robberies. He was arrested ten times in the last eight years for graffiti and crack cocaine possession. After demanding to borrow his mother’s companion's car, he stabbed him 11 times with a kitchen knife, took the car and drove to Yelena's home. She was not there but he fatally stabbed her mother, Anna Bulchenko. As he sped off, he rammed into a car and stabbed the driver. He struck and killed a pedestrian. Six hours later, he ambushed and killed Yelena in her home. He slashed someone on the hands as he stole their car and assaulted a subway passenger. Gelman, reportedly a drug user/dealer, emigrated from Hungary as a child, with his mother. His troubles were rooted in his home life, physical appearance and aggression.

Green River Killer case In Seattle the nations most prolific serial killer, Gary Leon Ridgway, plea bargained his way out of the death penalty. Guy Georges, 38, is a self-confessed serial killer. He was described by a prosecutor as "the incarnation of evil." Psychiatrists claim he cannot be cured. He is sentenced to life in prison for the rape and murder of seven young women in Paris between 1991 and 1997.

John Wayne Glover (1932 - 2005) a convicted Australian serial killer was sexually obsessed with elderly women since his mother's death. He began with molesting and robbing them until he was 57, then became "The Granny Killer." He beat his victims on the head with a hammer until near death, then strangled them with their underwear. His spree began in March 1989 and lasted for a year. He was found by police near the body of a victim after a suicide. He was convicted of six murders and a prime suspect in many others. He received a life sentence but hung himself on September 9, 2005.

Mark Goudeau, The Baseline Killer was a construction worker had been married for more than a decade. His wife, Wendy Carr, who married him when he was incarcerated previously for burglary said that she and her husband liked to hike, bike and go to the movies. She describes their marriage as "idyllic" and "perfect." From the summer of 2005 to the summer of 2006 he wore disguises and stalked women. If they didn't give in to him sexually, he shot them in the head.

Archibald Hall aka Roy Fontaine "the killer butler"

Michael Hughes was convicted of killing four women and accused of killing four more. It took Los Angeles police years to catch him. He was most active when at least four other serial killers were working the same area. He will be sentenced on March 30, 2011.

Myra Hindley -- Ian Brady -- The "Moors Murderer" -- In the 1960s, Ian Brady, 27, and Myra Hindley, 23, seemed like any other couple. In 1966 Hindley was jailed for for murdering Lesley Ann Downey, 10, and Edward Evans, 17, and an accessory to the murder of John Kilbride, 12. In 1987 she confessed her role in the killings of Keith Bennett, 12, and Pauline Reade, 16. Brady claimed that they tortured and killed children as an "existential exercise" but had decided to stop and turn to armed robbery.

Michael Hughes, Southside Slayer, murdered six women and a teenage girl in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Police attributed the killings to the "Southside Slayer" but lnow believe that at least three serial killers were stalking women during a crack cocaine epidemic. DNA evidence linked Hughes to killings for sexual gratification. Hughes' abusive childhood doesn't mitigate the severity of his crimess. He was found not to be insane.

Thomas D. Huskey, "Zoo Man" 38, is the accused killer of four women in Tennessee. He was sentenced to 66 years in prison for raping four women in 1991 and 1992, at the Knoxville Zoo, where he was employed. February 15, 1999, a mistrial was declared in his quadruple murder trial because the jury couldn't agree if he was insane.

Jack the Ripper -- Jack the Ripper killed five women between late August and early November 1888.

Theodore Kaczynski  - Unabomber -- A highly intelligent but socially withdrawn man due to paranoid schizophrenia.

Edmund Kemper III-- Picked up young female hitchhikers. After he killed them, he concealed their identities and got rid of the evidence.

David and Michelle Knotek -- Pacific NW husband and wife serial killers in a small harbor town.

Frankie Gilbert Koehler was a slight, handsome, dark-haired, impressively dressed man. He left home at age thirteen, after the death of his criminal father. He was 15 years old when the army discovered his age and court-martialed him. Children's court remanded him back to military control. Koehler went AWOL and was arrested for burglary in NYC. He shot a sixteen-year-old boy to death, surrendered, confessed and pleaded guilty. He was sentenced to five years at the Elmira Reformatory. He was free for nine months, before being apprehended for the armed robbery of a bar and grill. When his picture appeared in the news, he was recognized as a gunman in a payroll robbery. Koehler admitted to the crimes, was sentenced and served 11 1/2 years in Green Haven Prison. In 1962, at the age of thirty-three he was paroled. Koehler married and stayed gainfully employed. In February 1970, while having drinks at the Channel Seven restaurant, he got into an argument with the owner, Pete McGinn and McGinn's friend, Richie Glennon. Koehler had impregnated the wife of a mutual friend serving time in prison, infuriating McGinn and Glennon. Koehler spit in McGinn's face which lead to a fight outside, where Koehler took a beating. He returned with a gun went to McGinn's apartment under the pretense of burying the hatchet. Instead Koehler shot both men dead. He moved to Northern California. In May, 1999, he was sentenced by the New York Supreme Court, with eligibility for parole in 2003. A Cold Case.

Leonard Lake and Charles Ng Leonard Lake, serial killers working together, were arrested near San Francisco. Lake and Charles Ng were responsible for brutal crimes against women in California and the Pacific Northwest during the mid-1980s. They kidnapped young women to live in a secluded bunker to be sex slaves. They killed a couple and their infant during a burglary.

Private Edward (Eddie) Joseph Leonski was born December 12, 1917 in New York. He was easy going but a heavy drinker. He moved to Melbourne when he was 24. Ivy Violet McLeod, 40, was found beaten and strangled to death. Six days later, Pauline Thompson 31, was strangled to death. Gladys Hosking, 40, was murdered walking home from work. He was recognized, arrested and charged with three murders. He confessed and was sentenced to death in an American military court on November 4, 1942 and hung five days later.

Is Cody Legebokoff a typical teenager from British Columbia or say cops, a dangerous killers who women like prey and dumped their bodies in the woods?

Henry Lee Lucas

William MacDonald --Between June 1961 and April 1963 Sydney, Australia was terrorized by the "Sydney Mutilator." He mutilated random males. He claimed he was a teenage victim of homosexual rape and sentenced to life at the Cessnock Correctional Centre in New South Wales. MacDonald was born in Liverpool, England, in 1924.

McVeigh, Timothy James OKC Bombings -- The Face of Terror "Before the Government tries to convict someone, they try first to demonize him." — Trial lawyer Gerry Spence -- The Oklahoma City Bombing and the Politics of Terror by David Hoffman

John Allen Muhammad and juvenile accomplice John Lee Malvo. DC Sniper: Addicted: Obsessed With Killing?

Charles Manson -- He had power over his followers who did his killing.

Kenneth Allen Mc Duff, 52, responsible for 14 murders was executed in Texas in 1998. He was the only condemned inmate in the US to be paroled and then returned to death row for another murder.

Ivan Milat "Backpacker Murders" was born December 27, 1944 in Guildford Australia to a close family with 14 children. They were loners who enjoyed firearms. In 1971, he was acquitted of a rape charges. His older brother claims, "Wherever Ivan has worked, people have disappeared.” He believes Ivan killed, "about 20 or so...” During the 1990s, He was responsible for the murders of hikers and tourists. May 30, 1994, he was charged with the murder of seven people. The trial lasted from March to July 1996. He received a life sentence for each victim. He is a suspect in up to 10 unsolved murder cases. In 2005, his lawyer, John Marsden, claimed Milat had an accomplice. Sins Of The Brother: Australian Story: Into the Forest Part 1 | Part 2

Dennis Rader -- BTK Serial Killer

Larry Ralston the "Angel of Death." stopped killing for 6 years while he worked in a morgue because he was satisfied.

Night Stalker -- Richard Ramirez surprised his victims in their home in the dark.

Gary Ridgway The Green River Killer He spared his life by confessing to 48 murders, making him the United States most prolific serial killer. The search for victims continues. He claims the last date he murdered was in 1998.

Joel Rifkin, the "New York Ripper," murdered seventeen women from the Long Island streets. He also confessed to killing a woman and tossing her head in Hopewell, NJ but was never prosecuted on that charge.

John E. Robinson Sr. "Slavemaster" -- He pleaded guilty to the deaths of Suzette Trouten, 27 and Izabela Lewicka, 21, whose bodies were found on his rural Kansas property. He was convicted of 1st-degree murder of Lisa Stasi, 19, whose body was never found and arranging the fraudulent adoption of her baby.

Daniel Harold Rolling -- He murdered five college students. Crime profiler John Philpin, who co-authored a book about the 1990 murders, said when he spoke with Rolling on the phone, Rolling attempted to reveal compassion. "He made an effort to be very charming," Philpin said. "I very quickly realized everything with this man was a manipulation." The persona Rolling has created of multiple personalities is not consistent with the premeditated crimes he committed.

Tommy Lynn Sells -- On Dec. 30, 1999, he broke into a home in Del Rio, Texas, and killed Kaylene Harris, 13. Krystal Surles, 10, survived her throat being slit. Sells confessed to 12 murders in 7 states, using guns, knives, bat, shovel, ice pick and his bare hands.

Wesley Shermantine Jr is guilty of 4 counts of murder.

Harold Shipman, a physician and Britain's worst serial killer, murdered 215 patients. He is suspected of killing another 45 victims. He began murdering in 1975. He was arrested in 1998 and was jailed for life.He hung himself in Wakefield prison in January 2004.

In 1966, Richard Speck, a twenty-four-year-old sailor waked into a female student nurses dormitory and systematically murdered eight students. A survivor hid under a bed. Denise Noe

Cary Stayner -- 37 year old brother of child kidnap victim, Steve Stayner, admitted to murdering 4 women in Yosemite National Park while working as a handyman.

Michael Swango --"If Swango (is) legally connected to all the suspicious deaths of patients under his care since he began his residency with Ohio State University's medical program in 1983, it would make him the most prolific serial killer in history." - A press release issued by Swango's alma mater.

Police believe Maury Travis killed at least 12 prostitutes in the St. Louis area. Travis killed himself in jail after his arrest.

Chester Turner, a pizza deliveryman, was convicted in 2007 and sentenced to death for killing 10 women and a fetus in Los Angeles in the 1980s and '90s but has been charged with four additional killings and ordered to stand trial.

Coral Eugene Watts confessed to stabbing, strangling, hanging and drowning 12 women in Texas and one in Michigan, in 1982. He is suspected in 26 other slayings. Watts was to be released from a Texas prison April 2006 as part of a deal. He received immunity for the 12 killings in Texas and the one in Michigan. Mandatory release laws and the appeals court reduced his sentence by 35 years. November 2004, he was found guilty of stabbing Helen Dutcher, 36, to death in a Detroit suburb in 1979 and faces a sentence of life without parole.

Faryion Waydrip stopped killing for 2 years (until he was arrested for crimes occurring many years prior).

The Ward Weaver Story: On a stormy winter morning, Ashley Pond, 12, a seventh-grader at Gardiner Middle School, headed for the school bus stop in Oregon City, OR about 8 a.m. on Jan. 9, 2002. Ashley did not make it to school. Two months later on March 8, 2002, 13-year-old Miranda Diane Gaddis, disappeared after she left her apartment at 8 a.m. for the school bus. Ashley and Miranda attended the same school, rode the same bus, were in the same dance class and had a common friend.

The Truro murders was the name given to the remains of seven young women found near Truro, South Australia in 1976 - 1977. Christopher Worrell was a charismatic sociopath. James Miller, a laborer, was a drifter, dependent on Worrell for support. They looked for local females to have sex with Worrell. Miller chauffeured them to private areas for sex, where Worrell occasionally raped and murdered women. Miller never murdered. Worrell was killed in a car accident in 1977. In 1978, the remains of Veronica Knight, 18 and Sylvia Pittman, 16, were found. Miller told a woman about Worrell's killings. She collected a $40,000 AUD reward that lead to Miller's arrest. Miller was found guilty of six murders as part of a joint criminal enterprise.

Fred & Rose West -- Rose West, housewife, mother and serial killer was responsible for the murder of her daughter and nine other young women. Fred her husband was her partner. He hung himself in prison in 1995.

Aileen Wuornos committed seven murders while working as a prostitute. She was executed by the State of Florida.

Robert L. Yates Jr. -- Murder In Spokane -- Over a 2 year period more than a dozen women were killed in Spokane. Robert Yates Jr. was arrested.

The Zodiac Killer -- some think that there may have been a Unabomber connection.

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