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She would knock on their doors and pretend to be a government worker. Once she gained the trust of her victims, Barraza would attack and strangle them with phone cables or items of clothing. Unbeknownst to the families of her patients, Toppan was injecting lethal amounts of morphine and atropine into them, both for hedonistic and experimental purposes. Top editors give you the stories you want — delivered right to your inbox each weekday.

Scott Peterson, 46, who was convicted in 2004 for murdering his wife Laci and his unborn son Conner, originally reported his wife was missing on Christmas Eve, 2002. Peterson was sentenced to death in 2005 and is currently held at San Quentin Prison. Rodney Alcala, 75, is known as the «the Dating Game Killer» for his 1978 appearance on «The Dating Game,» was convicted of killing seven women and girls. Five of the victims were in California, and two were in New York.

A man who was accused of killing two men he met through the dating app Grindr died last month in what authorities believe is an apparent suicide. She’d killed them, as Jones would later tell the police, because she thought the hospital needed a pediatric intensive care unit and, apparently, that was worth the lives of 46 babies. In mid-19th century France, a domestic servant named Hélène Jégado managed to murder 27 people over the course of 18 years. Jégado murdered the people she was asked to care for by sneaking arsenic into their food. She slaughtered her own family and nearly every person who dared to employ her.

When they finally checked her home, they found 138 of the serfs under her care had died, all under suspicious and brutal circumstances. Darya Saltykova, an 18th-century Russian noblewoman, would brutally beat and torture the young girls who worked for her so badly that more than 100 of them died at her hands. Their families cried out for justice, but because they were just peasants and Saltykova was connected with royalty, it took years before anyone even bothered to look into it. In August 2014, a New Zealand woman named Warriena Wright met an Aussie man named Gable Tostee at a high-rise apartment building called Surfer’s Paradise. Gay Brooklyn man killed by car after being robbed and chased by four males.

Found guilty and given 13 life sentences in 1993 for four murders, three attempted murders, and six counts of attempting to cause grievous bodily harm with intent. Occurred on federal grounds, but the jurydecided in 2001 that she should spend the rest of her life in prison. She is serving out her sentence at Federal Medical Center, Carswell, in Texas. He is thought to have been murdered on 19 March, although his body was not discovered until days later. It is one of the few clues she has offered into her mindset.

Each of the three children were injured, and Carradine did not survive her injuries. Eight weeks later, Williams went after Medearis at a dice game in Berkeley and shot him in the back. He was sentenced to death in 2016 and remains at San Quentin Prison.

An arrest warrant was issued Sunday charging him with murder and setting his bond at $500,000. Two men aged 32 and 37 and a woman aged 27 have been arrested on suspicion of murder and remain in police custody. They allege Wheeler-Weaver dumped her body in an abandoned house not far from his own house in Orange, near Newark, and set the house on fire. She was killed within the next few hours, prosecutors said. A fourth woman who survived an attack and testified in the trial also provided crucial information that helped investigators, since the details of her attack were similar to those of the other victims. In a brief statement on Wednesday, Wheeler-Weaver denied responsibility, telling Superior Court Judge Mark S. Ali that he was framed.

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Police dubbed the man the «shopping cart killer» and said that he is suspected in the deaths of four women. Female serial killers are more rare than their male counterparts, but they aren’t nonexistent; about one in six serial murderers is a woman. “I think society is in denial that women are capable of such hideousness,” Marissa Harrison, an evolutionary psychologist at Penn State Harrisburg, said. The list of serial killers who have preyed on women and children throughout history is so unbearably long that it seems almost commonplace. Much rarer is the serial killer who seeks out male victims, which is why it’s all the more interesting to uncover the motives and mindsets of these devious, vicious killers.


Posing as a woman, he lured another man via to his garage in October 2008, whereupon he murdered him and cut him to pieces. In one film shown to the jury during his murder trial, Dwyer stabbed O’Hara repeatedly in the abdomen as he plowed her from behind, eventually cumming onto her back and saying, “Now that wasn’t bad, was it? Hours before the Bridgeport police chief announced the opening of a criminal investigation, Crosland made another press statement. The autopsy results didn’t excuse the police department’s lack of progress, the attorney noted. As a result of a botched investigation, this morning we are left with more questions than answers,” Crosland said.

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She and her colleagues started, an online encyclopedia of serial killers and mass murderers. They ultimately identified sixty-four female serial killers who were active between 1821 and 2008. The researchers then used reputable news sources to compile a profile of each murderer, noting her age, birthplace, ethnicity, relationship status, religion, and more.

On Tuesday, Bridgeport police chief Rebeca Garcia said in a statement that the department would look into “the factors that to her untimely death,” according to Buzzfeed News. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration planned to aid detectives in Bridgeport’s narcotics and vice division, Garcia added. West’s mother, Anita Mason, described a sometimes headstrong young woman who often showed a softer side. Khalil Wheeler-Weaver, 25, sat motionless as the judge gave the sentence in state court in Newark. The sentencing was preceded by emotional statements by family members of victims Robin West and Sarah Butler.

Katie was killed by strangulation, and Carl was arrested hours after his confession to his mother. Hunsaker said that the two had met up at a bar, and they went back to his home to have sex. He woke up, saw Ashlyn sleeping next to him, and began choking her. Hunsaker then got a pocket knife and began stabbing the woman as she lay on his bedroom floor. So far, Hunsaker has given no reason as to why he murdered the woman.

«The defendant believed these victims were disposable. They were killed and then he went on about his day as if nothing had happened,» he said. The Essex County prosecutor’s office had credited friends of Butler, a college student from Montclair, with using social media to help police find Wheeler-Weaver. In California, Drayton was charged with attempted murder, forcible rape, sexual penetration by foreign object and false imprisonment, Los Angeles prosecutors said. Joseph James DeAngelo, 73, is accused of being the «Golden State Killer» but has not yet been tried.