Serial Killers

Jul 5, 2012
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Special to Crime Magazine An excerpt from The Case of the Drowning Men: Investigating the Smiley Face Serial Murder Theory by Eponymous Rox. The police are calling them accidents. They say young men are simply drinking too much and meeting a tragic end in icy lakes and...
Jun 26, 2012
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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-again Christian, he calls himself “the Son of Hope.” by Mark Pulham The year was...
May 7, 2012
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May 7, 2012Dennis Lynn Rader, "The BTK Killer"Over the years, thanks to movies like The Silence of the Lambs, public perception about serial killers has become more mythical than factual.  In reality, there is no real profile for this rare breed of killer. by Erin Geyer...
May 7, 2012
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May 7, 2012Lawrence Sigmund Bittaker Repeated psychiatric evaluations conducted by various prison doctors showed that Lawrence Bittaker was a psychopath who should not be paroled. Yet he was paroled time and time again before being convicted of brutally raping, torturing and...
May 7, 2012
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May 7, 2012 Fritz Harrmann Over a six-year period, Fritz Haarmann sodomized and murdered up to 50 young men and boys in Hanover, Germany, by clamping his teeth on their throats and biting through their windpipes.  He then drank their blood. by Mark Pulham The Great War...
Feb 20, 2012
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John Reginald Halliday Christie Serial Killer Reg Christie pinned one of his eight murders on the witless Timothy Evans before he was discovered to be the “Monster of 10 Rillington Place.”  Evans’s execution by hanging – and his posthumous pardon – helped lead to the...
Nov 21, 2011
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Dr. Harold Frederick Shipman During the last quarter of the Twentieth century, Dr. Harold Shipman killed his patients and got away with it.  In the process, he became the most prolific serial killer not just in Great Britain but in the Western World.  It eventually...
Nov 14, 2011
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Marie Besnard In France, in the 17th Century, alchemists became wealthy grinding arsenic rock into a colorless and odorless powder and selling the powder to their countrymen who wanted to do away with a wealthy old parent, grandparent, uncle or aunt. There was even an “...
Oct 31, 2011
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Special to Crime Magazine:  An excerpt from David A. Gibb’s book, Camouflaged Killer: The Shocking Double Life of Canadian Air Force Colonel Russell Williams.  By day Williams commanded the largest military base in Canada; by night he stalked single women in their...
Sep 27, 2011
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Ian Brady and Myra Hindley Myra Hindley was, for the British public, evil personified, and was the most hated woman in Britain from the time of her arrest in 1965 until the day she died in 2002 for murdering children with her boyfriend and burying them on the Moors. by...

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