Jack the Ripper has left a mystery since his first horrific murder; the information that has been gathered helps narrow him down to specific suspects. In the time between August and November of 1888, in Whitechapel, 5 prostitutes were mutilated by a knife (“The Hunt”). The women who were known to be killed by him are Annie
Jack the Ripper has left a mystery since his first horrific murder; the information that has been gathered helps narrow him down to specific suspects. In the time between August and November of 1888, in Whitechapel, five prostitutes were mutilated by a knife (“The Hunt”). The women who were known to be killed by him are Annie Chapman, Elizabeth Stride, Polly Nichols, Catherine Eddowes, and Mary Jane Kelly
The true definition of serial killing is that a person who murders numerous of victims at different time and goes off from one places to another with cooling-off periods of time in between the killing. In order for an individual to be label as a serial killer is that the FBI has stated it takes three cases of killing, they also define serial killers as a person who kills repeatedly (Davies, 2008). One of the most top serial killing cases of all the history of humankind is the infamous story of the Zodiac Killer happened in San Francisco in the late 1960’s. Although the zodiac killer had killed only five victims, the reason why he was famous is because after killing the victims he would send a hand written letter to an editor telling where and when he had commit the murder. Shooting and stabbing are the methods that were chosen by him to murder his victims.
Alias Grace caught my eye because I watched another show inspired by one of Margaret Atwood’s novels, called The Handmaid 's Tale. Alias Grace is a short series about a woman murderer, Grace Marks, who is referred to as a murderess. Usually shows depict a man playing the role of a murderer, and that’s what makes this show so different from other murder mysteries. It is set in the 1850s and during this time, women were not taken seriously and their roles were mainly maids and housewives. It was such a big deal that a woman actually murdered someone, or was thought to have murdered someone anyways.
Aaron Kosminski was a Polish Jewish barber who has “a great hatred toward women, especially the prostitute class” and “strong homicidal tendencies” (Selwood). Kosminski showed symptoms of Schizophrenia, Paranoia, Delusion and Incoherency (“Aaron Kosminski”).In addition,Kosminski was put in a mental hospital until his death in 1919 (Newton 19).Thereafter, Russell Edwards obtained a shawl, it belonged to Catherine Eddowes: the DNA matched relatives of both the victim and Kosminski when the DNA was tested (“Jack the Ripper Biography”;Siciliano). With this evidence, it’s hard to think that Kosminski wouldn’t be the Ripper. Finally, Chief Inspector Donald Swanson and Dr. Robert Anderson, both strongly suspected Kosminski (Selwood). Without a doubt, the circumstances surrounding Kosminski’s case seem quite
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.
Aileen Wuornos was found out and convicted with the death sentence; even if her sanity was questioned she was executed by lethal injection in 2002. On the psychological side of the scale, both Nature and Nurture are present in this case. Aileen had a very bad upbringing being abused, and abandoned which in tow would seem as if the nurture of her past drove her over the edge to commit those murders, but on the biological side of things her dad had some sort of problems as well, her father being a child molester that it could be argued that he gave her traits of being a molester, through heredity. This being said, in this case both nature and nurture had some play in part to why Aileen Wuornos became a serial
In the short story Stone Mattress revenge is the key theme to the story as the character Verna murders someone who ruined her life in her past. In the short story it is also mentioned that she has had multiple husbands and that she has murdered them for her personal gain. She does this because she was damaged in her early life as a teenager when she was raped by her formal date .
In the book “The Landlady” by Roald Dahl the landlady is a serial killer. She is a serial killer because she addicted to killing young good looking men. Another reason why she is a serial killer is because she uses the same techniques as the other serial killers. The landlady is a serial killer because all serial killers are addicted to killing people and they select the victims from the same place. To begin, the landlady is a serial killer because she is addicted to killing handsome boys.
Terry Blair The name of the serial killer I chose is Terry Blair Terry Blair was born September 16, 1961. He is in prison for life with no possibility for parole. Blair was born in Kansas City, Missouri. Terry Blair was the fourth child in a family of ten siblings.
The most notable ghost has to be the ghost of Room 311, Annalisa Netherly. There are three different stories explaining the cause of her death. The first one states that she was a prostitute who was murdered by a Confederate soldier and left in the room.
The corpse of a woman named Dawn Marie Birnbaum was discovered by a motorist. When the investigators arrived to the scene, they noticed that the victim was strangled and they also discovered a set of tire tracks leading away from the dump stop. These tracks were later determined to be left by a large truck or semi. During the autopsy of the body, not only it was confirmed that the victim was raped, but also two strands of black hair were discovered amongst the victim’s blonde hair. Investigators discovered that this murder was similar to the murder of eight other women that had been found near Ohio interstate truck stops, all of them being strangled and raped.
They demanded money for their silence. Gaskins quickly took care of Diane and her boyfriend. On April 27, 1976, Gaskins and Neely were charged with many accounts of murder. Come May 24, 1976 Gaskins was also convicted of murdering Dennis Bellamy and was sentences to death.