The serial killer I chose was Nanny Hazel Doss also know as “The Giggling Granny”. Her birth name being Nancy Hazel. She was born on November 4, 1905 and then later died on June 2, 1965. Her birthplace was Blue Mountain, Alabama. Her parents were James and Lou Hazel. In her early years she would avoid her father as he was abusive and was the leader of their family. When Nannie was seven, she was a passenger on a train that came to a halt. She hit her head, then proceeded to have migraines,blackouts, as well as depression. In the sixth grade, she dropped out due to the lack of family support throughout the school. As a child before reaching her middle teens, Nancy was molested by some men from her area.
The Zodiac Killer was one of the most elusive copycat killers in the history of the United States. The Zodiac was eventually figured out to be Heriberto Seda after he tried to kill his half-sister and had a shoot off with multiple police officers (Fried, Joseph). The Zodiac Killer was one of the biggest fears of citizens of the United States during the 60’s, because of both his ability to evade the police and also generate media attraction through sending letters and calling the police to give them hints, and locations, of his murders.
The Zodiac killer is one of the most infamous killers in American history. He murdered at least five people between the 1960s and 1970’s. His victims were often couples who were in secluded places around San Francisco. He received widespread media attention due to his habits of taunting the police and newspapers with coded messages. He signed his letters with his symbol, which was a circle with a plus sign over it. Although several suspects have been identified, the cases involving the zodiac killer have never been solved.
In discussion of In Cold Blood, one controversial issue has been Perry’s plea. Was justice served correctly by sending Perry to death row? On the one hand, it is an eye for an eye, which interpretates revenge. On the other hand, he should have been sentenced on a insane plea which would have resulted in on keeping him alive, and treat his psychological illness. Truman Capote demonstrates the trial in his book In Cold Blood. On November 15, 1959, Perry Smith and Richard Hickcock both, broke into the Clutter’s home hoping to find a safe. Unfortunately, there was no safe and Richard who was the mastermind behind this massacre felt best to murder the witnesses so they wouldn’t go to the police the next day. Richard Hickcock and his companion
There have been many serial killers over the years, one in fact is a man named Jeffrey Dahmer.
To start with, Betty Lou Jensen and David Faraday, the first known Zodiac victims, was just a step for the infamous killer to come to light. The Zodiac killer, a mysterious serial killer from the 70’s, was told to be a short, heavily built white man with glasses and brown hair (Katz 2). Accordingly, the Zodiac Killer has claimed anywhere from five to thirty seven lives, only a few that the police are aware of have been proved to be victims of the Zodiac (Olsen 2). The killer has severely injured two people
Irony may appear in difference ways within literature. Irony changes our expectations of what might happen. It can create the unexpected twist at the end of a story or anecdote that gets people laughing or crying. Verbal irony is intended to be a humorous type of irony. Situational irony can be either funny or tragic. Dramatic irony is usually an over the top, tragic form of irony. Both Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart” and Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery” are great examples of an ironic situation. Every expresses the common theme in their own way. Although both of these literally pieces provide us with the theme of irony, Edgar Allen Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart" gives the reader a sense of suspense with the irony that proves to be more effective.
Ted Bundy was a notorious serial murderer who’s reign of terror lasted from 1974 to 1978. Bundy was convicted of three homicides and was sentenced to death for all three charges. However, at the time of his execution, Bundy confessed to 30 murders however the exact number of victims is still unknown. Bundy’s crimes evolved over time but he was both a sexual sadist and a necrophiliac serial killer. At the beginning of his rampage, Bundy would sneak into the victims house in the middle of the night, violently attack them while they were sleeping with a blunt object and then Bundy would usually sexually assault them. However, as Bundy evolved, he utilized several different ruses (such as being injured or as an officer of the law) to lure the
Criteria: Describe the criteria for a serial killer and what did the person do to qualify as a serial killer?
“What is one less person on the face of the earth, anyway?” This quote was said by Ted Bundy (Beale). He had no remorse of what he did, and felt no pain while doing so. Ted Bundy was born on November 24th 1946, and his star sign is Sagittarius. His real name was Theodore Robert Cowell and lived in vermont for most of his life. During his college years, he went to study law and psychology in Pennsylvania at Temple University, and later got a degree in psychology. Ted Bundy was one of the most psychotic serial killers of all time because of how he killed his victims, the insane psychological side of him, and how many he killed in total.
His first signature is a symbol that he would leave with his victims. This symbol was a circle with a cross through it, usually created with black paint. The Zodiac Killer also wrote a total of twenty-one letters that were sent to both the police and local newspapers. These letters were coded in a way that only the Zodiac Killer was able to read. It took law enforcement, professional code breakers, and criminologists five decades to crack this code. One letter read “I like killing because it’s so much fun.” He usually signed the letters with his symbol or a capital
Humans are creatures of emotion and these emotions are what fuel the decisions we make. We began as predators, killing for survival, and throughout time we have evolved, and we no longer need to hold on to such animalistic instinct. Some of us however, hold on to that instinct and let it grow into something more, some would call it a passion, others could say it was for pleasure. It is believed that some people kill because they like doing so. These people are labeled as serial killers in today’s society. One ruthless serial killer known as Richard Ramirez, or the “Night Stalker”. Ramirez grew to become Los Angeles’ worst nightmare.
According to the author of the book “The forensic psychology of criminal minds” Ramsland mentions that, “in criminal minds, we see not only the activity of crime scene analysis and reconstruction variety of criminal psyches.” (8) On the show psychopathic murders are portray as cold-blooding, lacking of rumour, and emotionless. On an episode of criminal minds the “Zodiac killer” is depicted as person that was very calculated in the way he committed crimes. This serial killer send letters to the newspaper describing how he killed his
The so-called Zodiac killer, who was active in 1960s-1970s and killed at least 5 people and also kept contact with the police “The Zodiac’s dialog with investigators and the media involved telephone calls and many untraceable letters that teased police and the public with cipher messages. At least twice the killer telephoned the police to report the slayings.” (Guillen, 2002) One might think JTR is so famous because of his brutality, yet nearly no one knows the story of Fritz Harmann who slaughtered 24 boys between 1918 and 1924 in Hanover. His killings included biting his victims trough their throat. This cruelty earned him the name “The butcher of Hannover”. As written above, JTR was not even the first case of a serial murder just 16 years before the rippers first appearance, Mary Ann Cotton was hanged for the poising and killing of twenty people. (Tilstra) Yet, Jack the Ripper is more known than all those killers combined. Jack The Ripper is more than just a killer. JTR stands for London during the Victorian era, with all its perks but also catastrophes. This Essay aims at drawing a connection between him and the Victorian London thus reviling JTR as Victorian
Even though the Zodiac’s identity is still uncertain to this day there are some truths that investigators have confirmed. To begin with, the Zodiac would occasionally send letters to newspaper companies, and the first one he sent was on August 1, 1969 (“Zodiac Killer Biography”). Many investigators believe he was sending letters to newspaper companies because he wanted to intimidate the public and taunt the police for not being able to catch him. In addition to that, he would also include cryptic ciphers in his letters that contained hidden messages about his addiction to killing people (Newton 412). Furthermore, the Zodiac has been “directly linked to at least 5 murders in Northern California” (“Zodiac Killer Biography”). He would monitor the total number of people he has allegedly killed in the letters he would occasionally send (Newton 414). Even though he has confessed to murdering all those people it was never confirmed. The taunting letters and unthinkable body count