Category Archives: Serial Killing

Serial Killers Aren’t All White Males: Debunking 5 Murder Myths

As true crime fans, we all have a picture in our minds when we imagine serial killers: Many of us would picture a real-life version of Buffalo Bill from Silence of the Lambs — a young, dysfunctional white male who

Donald “Pee Wee” Gaskins: Rape, Cannibalism, Serial Killing — & No Regrets

COLUMBIA, SC — In the hours leading up to September 6, 1991, Donald Henry “Pee Wee” Gaskins, 58, slit his wrists with a razor he had smuggled into his death row cell by swallowing it days earlier. Execution loomed just

Lust Murderer Joanna Dennehy: “Better A Serial Killer Than Fat & Ugly”

CAMBRIDGESHIRE, ENGLAND — Over the course of two weeks in March 2013, 31-year-old Joanna Dennehy knifed three men she knew to death in what is best described as “hot blood.” Related: Candice DeLong — 9 Survival Tips From 350 Cases

Killer Couple: “The Sunset Strip Killers” Doug Clark & Carol Bundy Terrorized L.A.

LOS ANGELES, CA — In 1980, “Tinseltown” looked to be transforming into “Murder City, USA,” as more than 1,200 homicides were committed within the city limits of Los Angeles. Many of those L.A. crimes also proved to be particularly bizarre

Killer Couple: Murderous Lesbian Teens Holly Harvey & Sandra Ketchum

FAYETTEVILLE, GA — By summertime 2004, 15-year-old Holly Harvey had unquestionably lived a difficult life. Abused from birth by a multiply addicted single mom who had recently gone to jail, Holly relocated that April to live with her grandparents, Carl

Killer Couple: Serial Killing Seniors Ray & Faye Copeland Made Quilts From Their Victims’ Clothes

While most grandparents take up knitting or fly fishing in their golden years, elderly couple Ray and Faye Copeland had other ideas — the couple became serial killers in their seventies, and were the oldest couple in the United States

Killer Couple: Charlene & Gerald Gallego, “The Sex Slave Killers”

Between 1978 and 1980, married sexual sadists and serial murderers Charlene Adelle Gallego and Gerald Armond Gallego killed a total of 10 victims in and around Nevada and northern California. All but one of those who fell prey to the

Serial Killer Carpenter Tony “Chop Chop” Costa & His Garden Of Horror

PROVINCETOWN, MA — Antone Charles “Tony” Costa, who would grow up to become a serial-killing carpenter whose string of murders attracted international attention, was born in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, on August 2, 1944. Related: Carpenter Found Guilty Of Killing Long

Close Friend Of Serial Killer Ted Bundy Speaks Out For The First Time

For the first time, a woman who was best friends with Ted Bundy’s long-term girlfriend has revealed the details of her close friendship with the serial killer. Related: Meet A Woman Who Helped Stop Ted Bundy And Nearly Died In

Was The Unabomber Also The Zodiac & The Tylenol Killer?

The Unabomber, Zodiac, and the Tylenol Killer — that’s about as unholy a trinity as one could ever hope to never come across Related: Crime History — “Unabomber” Ted Kaczynski Pleads Guilty, Gets 8 Life Sentences Each notorious slayer became

Pat Allanson, The Sadistic Southern Belle Who Allegedly Got Away With Multiple Murders

On the night of July 3, 1974, while the residents of Zebulon, Georgia, were busy celebrating Independence Day with picnics and fireworks, prominent local couple Walter and Carolyn Allanson were viciously gunned down in the basement of their home. Earlier

A Look Back: Necrophiliac Serial Killer Joel Rifkin Arrested, Confessed To Killing 17 Victims

MINEOLA, LONG ISLAND — On June 28, 1993, Joel Rifkin, the unemployed landscaper who had killed 17 women and was driving around with one of their corpses in the back of his truck, was arrested. State troopers, after noticing Rifkin’s vehicle didn’t

“The Internet’s First Serial Killer”: John Edward Robinson, The “Internet Slavemaster”

KANSAS CITY, KANSAS — To his neighbors, John Edward Robinson was a churchgoing family man. But on June 2, 2000, Kansas City police arrested Robinson at his farm after a woman filed a sexual-battery complaint against him, and another charged

Real-Life American Psychos Who Murder For Money: The Rise Of The Red-Collar Criminal

Currently, the FBI and law-enforcement agencies define white-collar criminals as “nonviolent” offenders whose primary motive is money. But experts have identified another subset of criminals who commit financial crime, and then resort to extreme violence when their fraud is exposed. Just

“Facebook Killer” Ordered McNuggets During His Final Moments; Abused Pet Bird As A Child

New details are being revealed about the last moments and disturbing childhood habits of Steve Stephens, the gunman who reportedly killed an elderly Cleveland resident in cold blood and posted footage of the murder on Facebook. Stephens, 37, allegedly gunned down

Could Polish Serial Killer George Chapman Have Been Jack The Ripper?

On April 7, 1903, Polish serial killer George Chapman — who some experts believe could have been Jack the Ripper — was executed by hanging at Wandsworth Prison after police connected him to the poisoning deaths of three women. Chapman, who was

“Tiger Woman” Louise Peete, Who Left Trail Of Bodies In Her Wake, Gets The Gas Chamber

On April 11, 1947, Louise Peete took her final seat in the death house at California’s San Quentin State Prison. Despite overwhelming evidence, comically unbelievable alibis, and the unmistakable fact of dead bodies piling up repeatedly in her wake, the

Crime History: Jason Massey, Serial Killer Fan Turned Teen Murderer, Executed In 2001

On April 3, 2001, Jason Eric Massey, 28, spoke his last words in the death chamber of the Texas State Penitentiary at Huntsville. Related: Karla Faye Tucker Was the First Woman Executed in Texas Since 1863 While awaiting execution, Massey

Prison Records Reveal Suspected Serial Killer Todd Kohlhepp Was A Seriously Disturbed Teen

Newly released records from the Arizona Department of Corrections reveal details about alleged South Carolina killer Todd Kohlhepp’s criminal history, which stretches back to the time he was arrested for rape at only 15 years old. Kohlhepp was arrested last year after police

Crime History: A Look Back At “Killer Clown” Serial Killer John Wayne Gacy

On March 12, 1980, a jury found serial killer John Wayne Gacy, Jr., guilty of murdering 33 teenage boys and young men in Illinois. Gacy became known as the “Killer Clown” because he was known for dressing up for children’s