Cannibal Killers: The Impossible Monsters by Moira Martingale--
The cannibalism phenomenon from the 16th century including the Sawney Bean family, Fritz Haarmann, Jeffrey Dahmer, Edward Gein, Andrei Chikatilo
Peter Manuel, Serial Killer by Hector McLeod and Malcolm McLeod--This American-born killer is remembered by those who lived through his two year murderous rampage in Glasgow. Manuel was charged with eight murders but is reputed to have killed many more. In his Glasgow High Court "trial of the century," defending himself, he exposed major underworld figures and Glasgow's gangster activities. He fired his legal team and defended himself.
extensive research and
interviews with five notorious
serial killers, author
Joel Norris demonstrates
that serial killers have
specific biological and
genetic makeups that can
be identified as early
as five years of age.
A compelling read for
both the curious layman
and the concerned professional.
Hillside Stranglers by
Darcy O'Brien -- Fall
1977, the body count of
brutally murdered women
escalated from the Los
Angeles Hillside Strangler.
After the disappearances
of 2 women in Washington
police arrested Kenny
Bianchi and discovered
his cousin Angelo Buono.
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.
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.
Martha Jule Beck and Raymond Martinez Fernandez aka Honeymoon Killers, Lonely
Hearts Slayers and
Lonely Hearts Killers --
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
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
Brady -- Myra
Hindley -- The 1960s "Moors
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.
Bianchi & Angelo Buono- The
Hillside Stranglers strangled
12 women in LA, CA between October
1977 and February 1978.
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.
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
Trenton Chase -- In 1978,
Richard Chase killed 6 people including a pregnant
woman and young child. He drank the blood of his
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.
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.
Cunaan-- On July 23, 1997,
it Cunanan went on a
killing spree of 5 men, including
Gianni Versace, then took his
Dahmer-- Had an obsession
with death and cannibalism
that began in childhood.
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.
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.
DeSalvo -- The Boston Strangler
- between 1962 and 1964,
in , DeSalvo killed 12
Boston women. All were sexually assaulted
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.
Dutroux kidnapped six girls
between 1995 and 1996. Only
two were found alive.
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).
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
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.
Fish -- Sadist, masochist,
flagellant, castrator, exhibitionist,
voyeur, vampire, pedophile,
serial killer and cannibal.
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.
Fugate & Charlie Starkweather --
Her parents disapproved of him,
so he shot them and strangled
Caril's baby sister.
in the house with the bodies of her family for 2 days
before going on the run.
Wayne Gacy, Jr. -- A politically
active businessman, he was
once photographed with Rosalyn
was involved making his community
a better place. He was generous,
friendly, hardworking, and
devoted to community. Warning disturbing photos.
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.
River Killer case In Seattle
the nations most prolific serial
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.
Wayne Glover (1932 - 2005) a convicted Australian serial
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
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.
Hall aka Roy Fontaine "the
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.
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.
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.
D. Huskey, "Zoo Man" 38, is the accused
killer of four women in Tennessee.
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.
the Ripper -- Jack the
Ripper killed five women between
late August and early November
Kaczynski - Unabomber
-- A highly intelligent but socially
withdrawn man due to paranoid
Kemper III-- Picked up
young female hitchhikers. After
he killed them, he concealed their identities
and got rid of the evidence.
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.
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.
(Eddie) Joseph Leonski was born December
12, 1917 in New York. He was easy going
but a heavy drinker.
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?
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.
Manson -- He had power
over his followers who did
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.
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
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
Ralston the "Angel
of Death." stopped killing
for 6 years while he worked
in a morgue because he was satisfied.
Stalker -- Richard Ramirez surprised his victims in
their home in the dark.
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
Rifkin, the "New York Ripper,"
murdered seventeen women from the
streets. He also confessed to killing
a woman and tossing her head in
Hopewell, NJ but was never prosecuted
on that charge.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
Waydrip stopped killing
for 2 years (until he was arrested
for crimes occurring many years
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
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
Fred & Rose
West -- Rose West, housewife,
mother and serial killer was responsible
for the murder of her daughter
and nine other young women. Fred
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.
Serial Killers: The Method and Madness of Monsters by Peter Vronsky--The psychological, investigative and cultural aspects of serial murder beginning with Ancient Rome, up to notorious contemporary cannibal and necrophilia cases of Ed Kemper, Henry Lee Lucas, Ted Bundy and serial rampage killers such as Andrew Cunanan. Transcripts of interviews with killers. Theories on what makes a serial killer and suggestions on how to survive an encounter with one
of Innocence by Jim Conover
A predator pedophile serial killer on the
loose for years. More than 16 boys throughout
the Midwest, California, Oklahoma and Arizona
disappeared and 14 had been murdered. This
pedophile predator made the Midwest his killing
field from 1972 until 1979 when lawmen caught
Killers -- Through extensive
research and interviews with 5 notorious
serial killers, Joel Norris demonstrates
serial killers have biological and
genetic makeups that can be identified
as early as five years of age.
of New York: Stories of Crooks,
Killers, and Corruption from the
World's Toughest City (Adrenaline
Classics Series)by Client Willis -- New York is a world capital
of finance, fashion, media, and criminal activity.
Draft rioters, prohibition beer barons, art
thieves, Wall Street insiders, Boss Tweed,
Dapper Don, personify the dark side of the
most diverse city on earth. The life of David
Berkowitz, aka Son of Sam, killing 6 women,
the Manhattan millionaire whose marriage dissolved
in drug abuse and ended in murder; teen killer
Cape Man Salvatore Agron.
Homicide Where It Is Least Expected
by Gregory K. Moffatt
Citing cases of workplace, school, and domestic
homicides, Moffatt debunks the myth that murders
happen "out of the blue." He includes
information on predicting and preventing tragedies.
Gilbert -- Perfect
Poison by M. William Phelps -- In
Northampton, Massachusetts Veterans
Affairs Medical Center, Kristen was
called the "Angel
of Death." Gilbert, a manipulative liar
and narcissistic sociopath sabotaged patients
to strike back at staffers. She tried to
kill her husband by lethal injection. Gilbert may have
been responsible for as many as 40 deaths.
As the law closed in, she faked
suicide attempts, harassed witnesses, stalked
her ex-boyfriend and terrorized the hospital
with bomb threats.