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.
The first person she killed was a man named Richard Mallory; he was found in a junkyard with five more men’s bodies (College). 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
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.
Charles Manson is one of the most notorious cult leaders whose “family” carried out several murders in America in the late 1960’s. Even though he didn’t engage in any of the crimes, he still was considered America 's most popular serial killer. Manson gathered a group of followers who shared the same beliefs as him and four out of a hundred of them were involved in the infamous killing of Sharon Tate, Leno, and Rosemary
The Mystery Behind Jack the Ripper Murder. The unlawful premeditated killing of one human by another. Jack the Ripper is a serial killer phenomenon that has stunned everyone since his first attack. With a target of prostitutes and an obsession of eating organs, he has amazed everyone with the reasoning for his job. It was hard for the police to catch him in his act.
The Infamous Mystery of the Zodiac Killer “I am not sick. I am insane.” This bone chilling statement was spoken by the famous Zodiac. The Zodiac was a murderer from the late 1960s to early 1970s who was known for messing with the cops. There have been many theories as to who he was, the actual identity remains a mystery to this day. Ross Sulivan and Earl Best are two suspects surrounding the mystery behind the Zodiac Killer.
In the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, San Francisco and parts of the Bay Area faced one of the most mass unknown murders that is still unsolved until this day. The murder, who exemplified himself as the “Zodiac,” kept in contact with the police and area newspapers using notes, confirming that he has murdered yet another citizen. Although the police were never able to identify the zodiac, they were able to gather information about him through letters he was sending to the police and newspapers. The zodiac killed up to about 40 people, but the police is estimating about 50, therefore the amount of killings still remains unknown. The zodiac was very creative at his killings, so everytime the police thought they had gained knowledge on his strategies, Zodiac would change his ways and leave the police speechless.
Her and her younger sister spent most of their childhood with their very traditional grandparents because their parents couldn’t support them and eventually wound up getting divorced in 1924 when Amelia was 27 years old. The fact that her parents couldn’t support made Amelia’s drive to succeed even bigger.
Murder. The unlawful premeditated killing of one human by another. Jack the Ripper is a serial killer phenomenon that has stunned everyone since his first attack. With a target of prostitutes and a habit of eating organs, he has amazed everyone with the reasoning for his job. The mystery behind the gruesome, cannibalistic murders from Jack the Ripper can be summed up by two suspects: Aaron Kominski and Severin Klosowski.
Sarah makes a living restoring antique quilts and renting out some of the rooms in her house. One of the biggest mysteries in her family is the disappearance of her grandmother Molly in 1920 leaving behind a six-year-old boy and a husband. The young woman had disappeared without a trace and Hart’s grandmother had been under a cloud of suspicion ever since, with many townspeople believing he had something to do with it. In what could be termed a lucky break, Sarah’s granddaughters stumble upon a secret passageway in the old family home. The passageway leads to a room that has a quilt that belonged to her father – the then six-year-old boy.
Kenneth Bianchi, was born on May 22, 1951, in Rochester, New York. Kenny was almost six feet tall and was a trim, muscular man, he had well-groomed dark hair and he wore a mustache. He is known to many as the Hillside Strangler, serial killer. Bianchi teamed up with his cousin Angelo Buono for a spree of kidnappings, rapes, torture, and murders that claimed 12 victims, mostly in and around Los Angeles, between October 1977 and January 1978. The men posed as policemen targeting prostitutes to begin with, moving on to middle-class women and girls ages 12-28.
His main targets were young girls from the ages of 9-12. The reason he is known as the Monster of the Andes is because he murdered his victims in that range; he would rotate from Ecuador, Peru, and Colombia. He has admitted to murdering at least 300 innocent young girls. Lopez killed on a regular basis killing two, sometimes three girls every week. Pedro Lopez was arrested in April of 1980.
Melvina claims seeing Nannie stick a hatpin in the baby 's head, and the family agrees, but the doctors could not give an exact explanation. After that grandbaby’s death the two grieving parents drifted apart, and Melvina began dating a soldier. Nannie disapproved of the man and it was a constant argument between Nannie and Melvina. After a pretty bad fight between the two, Robert mysteriously died under Nannie’s care on July 7, 1945. The death was said to be asphyxia from unknown causes and Nannie collected $500 from Robert’s life
Diane Neely, a woman who had helped with the killing of Silas Yates, and her boyfriend decided to blackmail Gaskins. 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.
How To Get Away With Murder Have you ever seen the TV show How to Get Away with Murder and wondered how many celebrities have murdered someone and got away with it? There have been plenty of celebrities that have committed a crime such as a murder or a tragic car accident. Due to their celebrity status many of those cases have been dropped and got no justice. One of those many celebrities is famous football player Ray Lewis. Ray Lewis was found not guilty for stabbing Jacinth Baker and Richard Lollar due to his celebrity status.