He was in the mental hospital until he was released (MacLeod 2). The doctors advised him to not go back to stay with his mother, yet Ed did go back to his mother (MacLeod 2). Ed then started murdering people while he lived with his mother, who lived in Santa Cruz, California (MacLeod 2). Ed Kemper actually operated the same time as two other serial killers named Herbert Mullin and John Linley Frazier (MacLeod 2). These three killer gave Santa Cruz the nickname, “The Murder Capital of the World” (MacLeod 2).
The path leading to the house was lined with blood, the two dead bodies of Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman laid on the floor with multiple stab wounds; leaving one to question, who did it. The O.J. Simpson murder case is a very well-known case. A famous man was accused of murdering his ex-wife out of jealousy, but was released as not guilty at the end of the trial. Many people wonder if race was a factor in the court's decision.
Gary believe he would be able to kill as many prostitute without getting caught. Based on information Charles Whitman and Gary Ridgway victims were typical victims of Mass murders and serial killers. Mass murderer usually kill people they are familiar with as in the case of Whitman, who killed his mother and sister then schoolmate. Serial killers in the case of Ridgway victims were a specific group he chose prostitutes. No obvious similarities in both killers’ victims were
In this paper I will be applying the psychological theories to serial killer Ed Gein. Ed Gein was a prolific serial killer in the 1950’s. He murdered and robbed graves for body parts to make furniture and clothing. He was apprehended in 1957, where he stood trial and was institutionalized. Edward Theodore “Ed” Gein was born August 27th, 1906 to George and Augusta Gein.
Serial killer- a person who commits a series of murders, often with no apparent motive and typically following a characteristic, predictable behavior pattern. Jack the Ripper was a serial killer in the Whitechapel district of London. He killed five women who were all prostitutes. The world knows this, but what the world doesn’t know is who was Jack the Ripper? The mystery behind Jack the Ripper can be summed up in two theories: Jack the Ripper was a woman or H.H.
John Wayne Gacy is a cruel serial killer. Looking at the murders of Gacy is enough to keep a fearless man awake at night. Gacy was a murderer in the making. “Gacy was born March 17, 1942, in Chicago, Illinois to an alcoholic, often abusive World War I Veteran and a homemaker.” Gacy’s cruel murders stemmed from, not only pure evil, but also from his childhood. Gacy was often beat with a razor strop for anything that was seen as wrong in his father’s eyes.
An example of a visionary killer is David Berkowitz, known as Son of Sam. He committed a total of 6 murders and wounded so many. He was arrested in August 10,1977 after a witness discover a detail that would help the police. During questioning Berkowitz stated that his neighbor Sam is the devil and Sam sent a message to him through his dog, telling him to kill (Berkowitz, 2014). Mission-oriented killers are not generally psychotic, but often have an explanation for the crime they are committing.
In December of 1978, he committed his first murder, a 9 year old girl called Yelena Zakotnova whom he had lured into his secretly purchased house where he choked the girl and stabbed her thrice in the abdomen, he then strangled her and threw her body into a river, after this event Chikatilo was only able to attain sexual arousal by fatally cutting or stabbing children and women. Chikatilo’s victims were often found with damage to eye sockets, several knife wounds, or would be found eviscerated, and also some victims were found strangled to death. Chikatilo would lure children or women into a forest or a place where they would be alone, where he would then murder them for
Throughout the film we see murder, blackmail and even illegal nuclear weapons. Murder is heavily present in ‘Kiss Me Deadly’. Most of the murders are committed in the film are by Dr. Soberin and his thugs. Christina is murdered in the first few scenes, we hear about the murders of two other individuals who knew the secret, Nick is murdered by the gang and Dr. Soberin is murdered by someone we thought he trusted, Lilly. Murder in the film enhances the sense of danger, betrayal and sets a dark tone for the whole movie.
Capone’s men were instructed to monitor their targets’ habits and whereabouts, so they rented an apartment opposite from the Moran Headquarters on North Clark Street. Capone’s men were disguised as “police” to start a raid at the headquarters of their rival gang. The men lined the victims up along a wall and shot them all with machine and shotguns without a struggle in broad daylight. Ordinary citizens in Chicago were horrified and blamed Al Capone for this Massacre, which ultimately destroyed his reputation completely. (Source A and F).