I ask you this: How is it police manage to apprehend and incarcerate extraordinarily dangerous serial killers/ mass murderers/spree killers and vigilantes of Caucasian decent yet cannot manage the capture of unarmed citizens of ethnic lineage without executing them?
A serial killer is typically defined as a person who murders three or more people over a period of more than 30 days, with a “cooling off” period between each murder, and whose motivation for killing is largely based on psychological gratification.
A mass murderer is the intentional and indiscriminate murder of a large number of people by government agents; for example, shooting unarmed protestors, lobbing grenades into prison cells, and randomly executing civilians.
A spree killer is someone who kills two or more victims in a short time in two or more locations without a cooling-off period; the lack of a cooling-off period marking the difference between a spree killer and a serial killer.
A vigilante is a member of a self-appointed group of citizens who undertake law enforcement in their community without legal authority, typically because the legal agencies are thought to be inadequate.
The identity of a serial killer is generally unknown until he is caught, the mass murderer’s identity is learned only after he has committed his crime and the identity of the spree killer, on the other hand, usually becomes known by police while his spree continues, and he is sought as a fugitive. The vigilante masquerades as doing their civil duty by proclaiming a private law enforcement attitude made possible by the Castle Doctrine, otherwise known as Stand Your Ground Law/Make My Day Law, coupled with a permissive Concealed Carry Law (24 states). The vigilante claims they feared imminent bodily harm.
Most serial killers, mass murderers, spree killers and vigilantes are male, white, conservative and come from relatively stable, lower-middle-class backgrounds. They are not usually adopted, illegitimate or institutionalized as children. They are usually people who aspire to more than they can achieve. They see their ambitions thwarted, and blame other people for keeping them down. They feel excluded from the group that they wish to belong to, and develop an irrational, eventually homicidal, hatred of that group. Invariably, they choose to die in an explosion of violence directed at a group they feel oppresses, threatens, or excludes them.
There are three types of mass murderers/serial killers: the family annihilators, the paramilitary enthusiasts, and the disgruntled workers. They all tend to be young, white, males with easy access to weapons. Unemployment, loneliness, a family breakup, or just a tongue lashing from a supervisor can trigger their deadly rage.
Cases where police were able to kill a Caucasian, they opted to use none-lethal force as opposed to people of ethnic origin are murdered even though a majority are unarmed.
So I’ll ask again: How is it police manage to apprehend and incarcerate extraordinarily dangerous serial killers/ mass murderers/spree killers and vigilantes of Caucasian decent yet cannot manage the capture of unarmed citizens of ethnic lineage without executing them?
1. George Zimmerman murdered unarmed Trayvon Martin 17
2. Michael Dunn murdered unarmed Jordan Davis 19
3. Theodore Wafer murdered Renisha McBride 19
4. James Holmes murdered 21 people
5. Adam Lanza Fatally shot twenty children and six adult staff members in a mass murder at Sandy Hook Elementary School
6. David Berkowitz murdered 6 wounded 7
7. David Burke followed his ex-boss onboard a Pacific Southwest Airline jet with his mind set on revenge. He shot the man in mid-flight and caused the plane to crash, killing all forty-three people onboard.
8. Charles Whitman killed sixteen people and wounded thirty others.
9. Pat Sherrill killed fourteen co-workers and wounded six others
10. Mark O. Barton pummeled his family to death, then headed to two brokerage offices were he opened fire, killing nine people and wounding 12.
11. Charlie Starkweather and Caril Ann Fugate Murdered eleven people and 2 dogs.
12. James Ruppert killed his mother, brother, sister-in-law and eight nieces and nephews
13. James Edward Pough killed a prostitute and her pimp. The next morning, at the GMC office, he randomly killed eight and wounded five others.
14. Richard Speck slaughtered eight student nurses,
15. Carl Brown shot eight people.
16. Dr Harold Shipman 250 plus murders being positively ascribed to him.
17. Albert Fish Although he was a suspect in five killings, he stated that he “had” around 100 children in all states.
18. Andrew Kehoe Blew up a school in Bath, Michigan, killing 45 people, 37 of them children.
19. Timothy J. McVeigh and Terry Nichols killed 168 people and injured over 800
20. Terry Nichols and Timothy J. McVeigh killed 168 people and injured over 800
21. Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris murdered a total of 12 students and one teacher. They injured 21 additional students.
22. Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold murdered a total of 12 students and one teacher. They injured 21 additional students.
23. Adolph Hitler His racially motivated ideology resulted in the deaths of at least 5.5 million Jews and millions of other people deemed racially inferior.
24. Joseph Stalin had hundreds of thousands executed.
25. Ariel Castro kidnapped 3 females held captive 10 years – pled guilty to 937 criminal counts of rape, kidnapping, and aggravated murder as part of a plea bargain.
26. Phillip Craig Garrido kidnapped Jayce Dugard held captive 10 s. –
27. Bernie Goetz shot four young black men – Jury found him not guilty of all charges except for one count of carrying an unlicensed firearm, for which he only served eight months of a one-year sentence.
28. Ted Bundy: law student who raped and murdered more than 35 women in six states; escaped from prison twice before being executed in 1989
29. Otis Toole multiple murders
30. Henry Lee Lucas: convicted of 11 murders and confessed to approximately 3,000 others, although most of his confessions are considered outlandish; a task force set up to investigate his claims suggested that the true number of his murders may be as high as 213
31.John Wayne Gacy: also known as “The Killer Clown”; killer of at least 33 men and boys; kept bodies buried under his Chicago home; executed in 1994.
32. Edmund Kemper 8 counts of murder – received life imprisonment without the possibility of parole
33. Larry Bittaker murdered 5 young women –
34. Roy Norris murdered 5 young women
35. Ian Brady sexually assaulted and killed 5 children
36. Kenneth Bianchi Hillside Stranglers terrorizing, violating, raping and murdering 10 girls –
37. Angelo Buono Hillside Stranglers raping and murdering 10 girls –
38. Dennis Rader the BTK Killer murdered 10 people –
39. Donald Henry Gaskins claimed to have killed eighty to ninety people –
40. Richard Ramirez: also known as “The Night Stalker”; terrorized Los Angeles in 1984 and 1985; convicted of 14 murders; 5 attempted murders, 11 sexual assaults and 14 burglaries died in prison 7 June 2013
41. Jeffrey Dahmer a known sex offender raped, murdered and dismembered 17 men and boys – Milwaukee, Wisconsin cannibal who kept heads, skulls and body parts in his apartment for sexual gratification; murdered 4 men and 13 young boys.
42. Gary Ridgway convicted of 48 separate murders and later confessed to nearly twice that number
43.Charles Ng murdered between 11 and 25 victims
44.Leonard Lake murdered between 11 and 25 victims
45. Tommy Lynn Sells claims to have killed at least 70 people
46. Ed Gein: La Crosse, Wisconsin; grave robbing, murder, necrophilia, and cannibalism committed his crimes in Plainfield, Wisconsin ; two known victims, one suspected victim, four missing persons; elements of Gein’s life and crimes have inspired, at least in part, the filmsPsycho and The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, and the novel/movie The Silence of the Lambs
47. Charles Albright: also known as “The Eyeball Killer”; convicted of murdering three prostitutes in Dallas, Texas; sentenced to life imprisonment in 1994
48. Rodney Alcala: also known as “The Dating Game Killer”; convicted rapist and serial killer
49. Howard Arthur Allen: killed three elderly people, as well as assault, burglary, and arson.
50. Richard Angelo: Also known as “The Angel of Death”. New York nurse convicted of 4 murders, linked to 6 other deaths. Suspected of killing up to 25 people.
51. Benjamin Atkins: also known as “The Woodward Corridor Killer”; mission-oriented killer who raped and strangled eleven women in Highland Park, MI in 1991 and 1992
52. Joe Ball: also known as “The Alligator Man”; killed at least 20 women in the early 20th century in Texas
53. Herb Baumeister: suspected of killing 20+ men along I-70; fled and committed suicide after remains of 11 were found on his Westfield, Indiana property
54. Robert Berdella: convicted of killing six men in 1988 in Kansas City, Missouri; sexually tortured and dismembered his victims
55. Richard Biegenwald: convicted of killing five people in the early 1980s in the Asbury Park, New Jersey area; suspected in at least six other murders
56. Jake Bird: Sentenced to death for the murders of two people; confessed to 44 other murders.
57. Arthur Gary Bishop: Utah man who murdered five young boys; executed in 1988
58. Lawrence Bittaker and Roy Norris: kidnapped, tortured, raped and murdered five girls in 1979
59. Terry Blair: Kansas City serial killer and rapist; active 1982–2004
60. William Bonin: also known as “The Freeway Killer”; with several accomplices, claimed the lives of 20 boys in California
61. Dallen Bounds: killed two strangers, his girlfriend and her ex-husband in 1999
62. Gary Ray Bowles: beat and strangled six men to death to steal their credit cards in 1994
63. Briley Brothers: three brothers and an accomplice responsible for 11 murders in the 1970s in Richmond, Virginia
64. Jerry Brudos: also known as “The Lust Killer” and “Shoe Fetish Slayer”; killed at least 4 women in Oregon
65. Ricardo Caputo: also known as “The Lady Killer”; strangled 4 women across North America in the 1970s becoming one of the FBI 10 Most Wanted
66. Harvey Carignan: also known as “The Want-Ad Killer”; raped and beat 4 young women to death in 1972 and 1973 having escaped hanging for a 1949 killing on a technicality
67. David Carpenter: also known as “The Trailside Killer”; murdered 5 women on San Francisco-area hiking trails between 1979 and 1981
68. Michael Bear Carson and Suzan Carson: nomadic hippie killers involved in the counter-culture movement; suspects in 12 homicides; sentenced to life imprisonment for three San Francisco Bay Area murders in 1983
69. Dean Carter: murdered at least 4 women
70. Richard Chase: also known as “The Vampire of Sacramento”; murdered 6 people in California in the 1970s
71. Thor Nis Christiansen: Shot dead and committed necrophilia on 4 young women in Isla Vista, California in the late 1970s
72. Joseph Christopher: Also known as “The Midtown Slasher”; racist who killed 12 people, all but one of them African Americans, in 1980 and 1981, between upstate New York and Georgia, mutilating 2 of them.
73. Douglas Clark and Carol M. Bundy: also known as “The Sunset Strip Killers”; killed at least 7 prostitutes during 1980.
74. Alton Coleman: Multi-state killer who along with his accomplice murdered a man and injured another, murdered 4 women, 3 young girls and raped a young girl.
75. John Norman Collins: also known as “The Co-Ed Killer”; Murdered 3 women and 3 young girls, beat his own sister very badly, had an obsession with mutilation and excessive gore.
76. Rory Enrique Conde: also known as “The Tamiami Trail Strangler”. Killed 6 prostitutes in Florida. Sentenced to death on March 7, 2000.
77. Ray and Faye Copeland: oldest couple ever sentenced to death in the United States at the ages of 75 and 69; convicted of killing 5 men; modus operandi was to hire unskilled drifters as farm hands and later kill them
78. Dean Corll and Elmer Wayne Henley: Along with David Owen Brooks, committed the Houston Mass Murders in the 1970s; abducted, raped, tortured and murdered 5 men and 25 young boys.
79. Juan Corona: California killer convicted of murdering 25 men in 1971
80. Tony Costa: killed, dismembered and mutilated 4 women in Cape Cod in the late 1960s; linked to at least 4 other deaths and disappearances.
81. Richard Cottingham: also known as “The Torso Killer”; convicted of murdering 6 women around New York City between 1967 and 1980.
82. Juan Covington: Shot and killed 2 men. Shot 2 other men.
83. Andre Crawford: Murdered 11 women between 1993 to 1999.
84. Charles Cullen: A nurse in New Jersey and Pennsylvania who killed as many as 40 patients through lethal injection
85. Thomas Dillon: Serial sniper who killed 5 men in southeastern Ohio between 1989 and 1992
86. Westley Allan Dodd: Raped and murdered three young boys in 1989; executed in 1993
87. Ronald Dominique: Confessed to raping and murdering at least 23 men in Louisiana; sentenced to eight life sentences in 2008
88. Brian Dugan: convicted of murdering 2 girls and a woman between 1983 and 1985
89. Joseph E. Duncan III: Raped at least 17 young boys. Molested a young girl. Murdered; a man and 2 boys, woman and 2 young girls. Suspected of a murder of a young boy.
90. Paul Durousseau: Brutally raped and murdered 3 women, 2 of whom were pregnant and 1 young girl. May have killed while stationed in Germany with the Army
91. Edward Edwards: Shot a young couple in 1977 and stabbed and strangled another in 1980; died months prior to execution for shooting his foster son in 1996 insurance murder
92. Mack Ray Edwards: Molester. Murdered 2 young girls and 4 young boys. Claimed at one point to have killed as many as 18
93. Walter E. Ellis: also known as “The Milwaukee North Side Strangler”; convicted of killing 7 prostitutes in Wisconsin between 1986 and 2007.
94. Scott Erskine:At the age of 10, he started molesting his 6-year-old sister, forcing her to perform oral sex upon him. He soon began abusing her friends, threatening to kill them if they told anybody. Convicted of raping and murdering a woman in 1989 and the torture-murders of 2 boys in 1993. At 15, Erskine escaped from a juvenile detention facility, pulled a knife on a 13-year-old girl and raped her. The next morning, he assaulted a 27-year-old female jogger with a knife. 1980, while on his way to interview for a camp counselor’s position, Erskine beat a 14-year-old boy unconscious during an attempted rape. He also raped another inmate while imprisoned. Erskine invited a woman, who was waiting for the bus, into his home and held her hostage for several days, repeatedly raping and sodomizing her before letting her go. 2001, the San Diego Cold Case squad reopened the investigation of the unsolved murders of nine-year-old Jonathan Sellers and 13-year-old Charlie Keever. 2003, Erskine went on trial for the two murders. The jurors were shown photos of the crime scene: Jonathan was at the entrance of the makeshift fort hanging from a castor bean tree branch. He was naked from the waist down, his legs and arms bound with rope, and his mouth gagged. His genitals showed obvious signs of sexual assault, and a noose was tied around his neck. On the ground laid Charlie, his head resting on a pile of his and Jonathan’s clothes. He was also naked from the waist down, legs and arms bound, his mouth gagged, and his genitals were bleeding from extensive bite marks. He, too, had a rope around his neck. The pathologist determined Charlie was alive when the bite marks were inflicted. Florida investigators matched Erskine’s DNA in the unsolved case of 26-year-old Renee Baker, who was murdered on June 23, 1989.
95. Donald Leroy Evans: Murdered a young girl and two women. Suspected of another dozen murders but recanted confessions to over 70 more.
96. Gary Evans: antique thief who shot to death two shop owners and three accomplices who he suspected of stealing from him between 1985 and 1997
97. Richard Evonitz: abducted and killed 3 girls in Spotsylvania County, Virginia in 1996 and 1997
98. Larry Eyler: also known as “The Interstate Killer”; convicted of murdering 2 young men and confessed to stabbing and mutilating 20 more in 1982 and 1983
99. Raymond Fernandez and Martha Beck: also known as “The Lonely Hearts Killers”; killed at least 3 women and 1 child in the 1940s but suspected in up to 20 murders in New York and Michigan
100. Wayne Adam Ford: also known as “Wayward Wayne”; confessed to murdering four women; believed to have killed others
101. Bobby Jack Fowler: convicted of one murder, suspected of up to 20 more.
102. Kendall Francois: serial killer from Poughkeepsie, New York who targeted prostitutes; after strangling the women, he would store them in various crawl spaces in and around his home
103. Joseph Paul Franklin: racist serial killer who targeted interracial couples and attempted to assassinate Larry Flynt and Vernon Jordan; convicted of 11 murders and confessed to nine others; executed in 2013.
104. Gerald and Charlene Gallego: also known as “The Gallego Sex Slaves Killers”; kidnapped, raped and killed victims in the late 1970s; most of them were teenagers
105. Carlton Gary: convicted of the murders of seven elderly women in Georgia
106. Donald Henry “Peewee” Gaskins: also known as “The Meanest Man in America”; convicted of nine murders; confessed to more than 200; executed in 1991
107. Alfred Gaynor: Crack cocaine addict. Killed nine women in Massachusetts. Sentenced to life in prison on May 19, 2000.
108. Sean Vincent Gillis: convicted of killing and mutilating seven women in Baton Rouge in competition with Derrick Todd Lee between 1994 and 2004
109. Lorenzo Gilyard: killed up to 13 prostitutes in the Kansas City area 1977 to 1993
110. Harvey Glatman: also known as “The Lonely Hearts Killer”; Californian rapist and killer of three women; lured women to pose for “bondage photographs”; executed in 1959
111. Billy Glaze: mission-oriented killer convicted of raping and murdering three Native American prostitutes in Minneapolis in 1986 and 1987
112. Billy Gohl: union official linked with the disappearances of over 40 sailors in Aberdeen, Washington in the early 20th century
113. Kermit Gosnell: ran an abortion clinic and charged with murder, along with several other employees.
114. Mark Goudeau: also known as “The Baseline Killer”; convicted of nine murders in Phoenix, Arizona
115. Vaughn Greenwood: convicted of nine counts of murder, including eight of the “Skid Row Slasher” killings in southern California
116. Samuel Green: Robber and serial killer; executed in 1822.
117. William Hance: also known as “The Forces Of Evil”; soldier who used the murders of Carlton Gary as an excuse for killing four women around military bases in 1977 and 1978
118. Robert Hansen: Alaskan baker who killed prostitutes at his cabin. Also know as: “The Butcher Baker” for abducting and hunting down women in the wilderness during the state’s oil pipeline construction boom in the 1970s. Confessed to killing 17 women, mostly dancers and prostitutes, during a 12-year span and raping another 30 in that time. Sometimes he would let the women go free in the wilderness and then hunt them with his rifle. Convicted of four murders and admitted to 11 others. Serving a 461-year sentence until he died at age 75 on Thurs. 8-21-2014
119. Harpe Brothers: also known as “Bloody Harpes”; Micajah “Big” Harpe (1768? – August 1799) and Wiley “Little” Harpe (1770? – January 1804), America’s first known serial killers were credited with the murders of 40 men, women, and children.
120. Donald Harvey: also known as “The Angel of Death”; hospital orderly; confessed to more than 80 “mercy killings” with 37 confirmed killings
121. Charles Ray Hatcher: convicted of two child murders in 1978 and 1982 having killed another in 1969; also stabbed to death a fellow inmate and another man 20 years apart
122. Dale Hausner: Convicted of killing 6 people in random drive-by shootings in 2006 in Phoenix, Arizona
123. William Heirens: also known as “The Lipstick Killer”; confessed to three murders spanning from June 1945 to January 1946
124. Loren Herzog and Wesley Shermantine: also known as “Speed Freak Killers”; California duo initially convicted of 7 murders, and suspected in the deaths of as many as 15 people from 1984 to 1999
125. Johann Otto Hoch: also known as “The Stockyard Bluebeard”; German who married dozens of US women around the turn of the 20th century, before poisoning them with arsenic
126. Michael Hughes: killed six women and a schoolgirl in the South Los Angeles area between 1986 and 1993, including a Southside Slayer victim
127. Leslie Irvin: also known as “Mad Dog”; convicted of killing six people in Indiana in the mid-1950s; his Supreme Court case set a precedent for fair trials of highly publicized defendants
128. Phillip Carl Jablonski: killed at least four women in California and Utah
129. Keith Hunter Jesperson: also known as “The Happy Face Killer”; killed 8 women between 1990 and 1995
130. Robert “Willie” Pickton of Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada: former multi-millionaire pig farmer and serial killer convicted in 2007 of the second-degree murders of six women. He was also charged in the deaths of an additional twenty women, many of them prostitutes and drug users from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside
131. Milton Johnson: also known as the “The Weekend Murderer” killed 10 people
132. Vincent Johnson: also known as “The Brooklyn Strangler”; a homeless crack addict who killed at least five prostitutes
133. John Joubert: also known as “The Nebraska Boy Snatcher”; stabbed three children to death in 1982 and 1983
134. Joseph Kallinger: murdered three people and tortured four families with his 13-year-old son Michael.
135. Patrick Kearney: preyed on young men in California during the 1970s. He is sometimes referred to as “The Freeway Killer”, a nickname he shares with two other – separate – serial killers necrophiliac, convicted of 21 murders in California and admitted to seven other murders (claiming possibly as many as 43 victims) incarcerated at California State Prison, Mule Creek
136. Edmund Kemper: also known as “The Co-Ed Killer”; started killing when he was 15 years old in Santa Cruz, California; convicted of six murders and implicated in four others
137. Israel Keyes: 3 confirmed victims. Linked to 11 victims in 4 states. Committed suicide on December 2 2012
138. Scott Lee Kimball: also known as “Joe Snitch”; FBI informant who pleaded guilty to two of at least four murders in Colorado including those of his uncle and three female acquaintances
139. Roger Kibbe also known as The I-5 Strangler, killed 7 women between 1977 and 1987
140. Paul John Knowles: Child killer, rapist; murdered five young girls, seven women, two men
141. Anthony Kirkland killed 5 women between 1987 and 2009
142. Randy Steven Kraft: “Scorecard Killer” convicted of the murders of 16 young men and boys; suspected of 51 others in California. Between 1971 and 1983, Randy Kraft is believed to have killed a total of 67 victims. Imprisoned San Quentin State
143. Timothy Krajcir: confessed to killing more than nine women—five in Missouri and four others in Illinois and Pennsylvania
144. Peter Kudzinowski: killed children in New Jersey in the 1920s
145. Richard Kuklinski: American serial killer that joined the mafia as a contract killer for financial support.
146. Leonard Lake and Charles Ng: ex-Marines and survivalists; killed at least 11 people and suspected of 25 in Wilseyville, California; collected and murdered female sex slaves
147. Derrick Todd Lee: also known as “The Baton Rouge Serial Killer”; convicted of two murders; linked by DNA evidence to five others
148. Bobbie Joe Long: also known as “The Classified Ad Rapist”; killed 10 women in Tampa Bay, Florida in 1984
149. Michael Lee Lockhart killed people in multi-state
150. Orville Lynn Majors: nurse convicted of murdering six patients in Clinton, Indiana; suspected of 130 killings between 1993 and 1995
151. Richard Laurence Marquette: first 11th name on FBI 10 Most Wanted for killing, mutilating and dismembering a woman in 1961; killed two more with same MO upon 1973 release
152. Lee Roy Martin: also known as “The Gaffney Strangler”; killed two women and two girls in South Carolina in 1967 and 1968
154. David Mason: strangled four elderly neighbours in 1980 and his cellmate in 1982 having been imprisoned on lesser charges; suspected of shooting dead his boyfriend
155. David Edward Maust: convicted of killing five teenage boys; one in Germany in 1974, another in 1981, and three he buried in his basement in Hammond, Indiana in 2003
156. Kenneth McDuff: also known as “The Broomstick Killer”; death sentence for 1966 triple-murder commuted; killed three days after 1989 parole and ten further times in Waco, Texas until 1992; executed in 1998
157. David Meirhofer: killed three children and an ex-girlfriend between 1967 and 1974; first serial killer apprehended byoffender profiling
158. Stephen Morin: killed three women and was suspected in over 30 unsolved crimes; executed in 1985
159. Frederick Mors: Austrian who killed 8 elderly patients by poisoning in New York
160. John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo. Also known as “The Beltway Snipers”. Duo who terrorized the Washington D.C. area with a series of sniper attacks.
161. Herbert Mullin: schizophrenic in Santa Cruz, California who killed people to prevent earthquakes; convicted of 10 murders and confessed to three others
162. Joseph Naso: killed four women in California, suspect in another 6; also considered a person of interest in the New YorkAlphabet murders
163.Robert Nixon: killed 5 women in the 1930s
164. Earle Nelson: also known as “Gorilla Man”; necrophiliac convicted and hanged for one murder; implicated in about 20 others
165. Gordon Northcott: also known as “The Wineville Chicken Coop Murders”; California man who confessed to kidnapping, raping and murdering young boys with the aid of his mother, Sarah Louise Northcott in the 1920s; convicted of 3 murders, suspected of perhaps 20; executed in 1930
166. Carl Panzram: murderer, rapist and arsonist; convicted of two murders; confessed to 19 others; executed in 1930
167. Gerald Parker: also known as “The Bedroom Basher” raped and murdered five women and killed the unborn baby of a sixth woman in Orange County, California
168. Louise Peete: convicted of murdering a man and woman decades apart, four other acquaintances died suspiciously and four husbands committed suicide
169. Steven Brian Pennell: also known as “The Corridor Killer”; convicted of torture-murdering two women, pleaded no contest to two more and suspected of a fifth in Delaware in 1987 and 1988
170. Christopher Peterson: also known as “The Shotgun Killer”, confessed to shooting seven people with a shotgun in a killing spree spanning from October 30, 1990 to December 18, 1990 in Indiana
171. Alfredo R. Prieto: linked up to 9 murders in Virginia and California by dna and ballistic tests, currently in death row.
172. Craig Price: also known as “The Warwick Slasher”; teenager who stabbed two women and two children in Rhode Islandin the late 1980s
173. Harry Powers: also known as The West Virginia Bluebeard killed two women and three children in 1931
174. Cleophus Prince Jr.: also known as “The Clairemont Killer”; raped and killed six women in San Diego in 1990
175. Marion Albert Pruett: killed four women in three states; executed in 1999
176. Dennis Rader: also known as “The BTK Killer”; killed ten people between 1974 and 1991 in Sedgwick County, Kansas
177. David Parker Ray: convicted of rape and torture and sentenced to 224 years in prison; FBI believes he was responsible for the deaths of 60 women in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico
178. Melvin Rees: also known as “The Sex Beast”; shot and defiled a woman in 1957, torture-murdered a family of four in 1959 and suspected in four other killings
179. Paul Dennis Reid: killed seven people during armed robberies between February and April 1997
180. Ángel Maturino Reséndiz: killed nine people in Texas, Kentucky, and Illinois
181. Robert Ben Rhoades: killed 3 people in 1990, also kept a torture chamber inside his truck
182. Joel Rifkin: murdered 17 women in the New York City and Long Island areas
183. Harvey Miguel Robinson: teenager who stalked, raped and killed three women in Allentown, Pennsylvania in 1992 and 1993
184. John Edward Robinson: also known as “The Cyber Sex Killer”; lured victims through the internet; convicted of murdering six women in Missouri and Kansas
185. Dayton Leroy Rogers: murdered at least six women in Oregon
186. Glen Edward Rogers: known as the “Cross Country Killer” and “Casanova Killer”. Rogers operated around the United States between 1995 and 1999
187. Danny Rolling: pleaded guilty to murdering five students in Florida; executed in 2006
188. Michael Bruce Ross: raped and murdered seven women in Connecticut; executed in 2005
189. Robert Rozier: former NFL player that confessed to seven murders while a member of the Nation of Yahweh.
190. Robert Zarinsky killed people between 1958 and 1974
191. Efren Saldivar: respiratory therapist who killed six patients, possibly as many as 120
192. Altemio Sanchez: also known as “The Bike Path Rapist”; responsible for three murders and numerous rapes spanning a 25-year period in Buffalo, New York; currently serving three consecutive 75 years-to-life sentences for the murder
193. Gerard John Schaefer: Florida police officer who killed up to 34 women and girls
194. Charles Schmid: also known as “The Pied Piper of Tucson”; murdered three teenage girls in 1964 and 1965 and buried them in the desert
195. Heriberto Seda: New York City copycat killer of the “Zodiac Killer” active from 1990 to 1993; convicted of shooting eight individuals, killing three; sentenced to life imprisonment in 1998
196. Tommy Lynn Sells: convicted of only one murder; admitted to murdering dozens of people across the United States, possibly in excess of 70 although only six are confirmed; executed in 2014
197. Arthur Shawcross: also known as “The Genesee River Killer”; convicted of 12 murders; confessed to one more
198. Anthony Allen Shore: also known as “The Tourniquet Killer”; convicted of strangling a woman with an unusual ligature in 1992 and confessed to killing three girls including two with same MO
199. Robert Shulman: convicted of murdering five prostitutes between 1991 and 1996
200. Daniel Lee Siebert: convicted of 1979 manslaughter; killed nine people across America in three months in mid-1980s including two children and a Southside Slayer victim
201. Robert Joseph Silveria, Jr.: also known as “Sidetrack”; freight train rider convicted of beating to death four fellow transients in 1995 and confessed to dozens more
202. Lemuel Smith: confessed to the murders of five people, including an on-duty female prison guard
203. Morris Solomon Jr.: handyman who killed six young women between 1986 and 1987 in Sacramento, California
204. Anthony Sowell: also known as “The Cleveland Strangler” and “The Imperial Avenue Murderer”; convicted of raping and murdering 11 women between 2007 and 2009, leaving their bodies in his house in Cleveland
205. Timothy Wilson Spencer: also known as “The Southside Strangler”; raped and killed five women in Virginia between 1984 and 1987
206. Jack Owen Spillman: also known as “The Werewolf Butcher”; killed two girls and the mother of one of them in Washington State in 1994 and 1995
207. Edward Spreitzer: also known as “The Chicago Rippers”; as part of a satanic cult, raped and mutilated at least four women and also killed a man in Chicago
208. Gerald Stano: convicted murderer of 41 women; executed in 1998
209. Cary Stayner: killed four women in Yosemite, California
210. Paul Michael Stephani: also known as “The Weepy-Voiced Killer”; killed 3 women in the cities of Saint Paul andMinneapolis, Minnesota
211. William Suff: also known as “The Riverside Prostitute Killer”; killed 12 women near Riverside, California
212. Michael Swango: physician and surgeon who poisoned over 30 of his patients and colleagues
213. James Swann: also known as “The Shotgun Stalker”; schizophrenic who killed four people in drive-by shootings inWashington, D.C. in 1993 because he heard the voice of Malcolm X
214. Joseph Taborsky: Joseph “Mad Dog” Taborsky was sentenced to death after a string of brutal robberies and murders in Connecticut during the 1950s.
215. John Floyd Thomas, Jr.: also known as “The Southland Strangler” and The “Westside Rapist”; convicted of raping and murdering seven elderly women in Los Angeles between 1972 and 1986 and suspected of 10-15 more
216. Ottis Toole: Henry Lee Lucas’ accomplice; convicted of six murders in Florida; confessed to but never tried for Adam Walsh’s murder
217. Maury Travis: St. Louis area torture killer of 12–17 prostitutes from 2000 to 2002
218. Chester Turner: convicted of murdering ten women and a viable unborn baby in South Los Angeles between 1987 and 1998
219. Abdul Latif Sharif: raped and murdered women in the USA and Mexico
220. Andrew Urdiales: savagely murdered 8 women in the USA
221. Henry Louis Wallace: Charlotte, North Carolina killer of at least nine young women from 1992 to 1994
222. Faryion Wardrip: killed five young women around Wichita Falls, Texas between 1984 and 1986
223. Karl F. Warner: convicted of murdering three teenage girls, in two separate incidents (between 1969–1971), in the San Francisco Bay Area communities of San Jose and Saratoga
224. Coral Eugene Watts: convicted of two murders; admitted to killing 80 people in Texas and Michigan; possibly guilty of 100 murders. Died of prostate cancer only eight days after going to prison
225. Nathaniel White: convicted of stabbing to death six women in the Hudson Valley, New York area from 1991 to 1992
226. Christopher Wilder: also known as “The Beauty Queen Killer”; millionaire Australian realtor who killed eight women in seven weeks in 1984
227. Scott Williams: killed and mutilated three women between 1997 and 2006
228. Wayne Williams: convicted of two murders; police claim his arrest solved 23 in the string of 28 Atlanta Child Murders
229. Randall Woodfield: also known as “The I-5 Killer” and “The I-5 Bandit”; convicted of one murder and linked by DNA to six others; believed responsible for an additional 14 murders
230. Robert Lee Yates: murdered at least 16 women in Spokane County, Washington
231. Chester Turner: On April 30, 2007, he was convicted of the murders of 10 women in Los Angeles, and was also found guilty in the death of the unborn child of one of his victims. He was convicted of 4 additional murders on June 19, 2014. Prosecutors have called Turner “one of the most prolific serial killers in the city’s history”. On July 10, 2007, Turner was sentenced to death for the 11 murders he was originally convicted of committing. On June 26, 2014, Turner was sentenced to death a second time for the 4 additional murders.
232.Herman Webster Mudgett aka HH Holmes aka Dr. Henry Howard Holmes. One of the first documented American serial killers in the modern sense of the term. In Chicago at the time of the 1893 World’s Fair, Holmes opened a hotel which he had designed and built for himself specifically with murder in mind, and which was the location of many of his murders. While he confessed to 27 murders, of which nine were confirmed, his actual body count could be as high as 200. On May 7, 1896, Holmes was hanged at Moyamensing Prison.
1. Velma Barfield: two husbands and two boyfriends died mysteriously with two proving to be arsenic poisoning; confessed to killing three more including her mother
2. Cynthia Coffman: Kidnapped 4 women by ATMs before accomplice James Gregory Marlow strangled them in five weeks in 1986.
3. Carol M. Bundy and Douglas Clark: also known as “The Sunset Strip Killers”; killed at least 7 prostitutes during 1980.
4. Carroll Cole: Murdered a young boy and 6 women, suspected of a further 9 murders.
5. Nannie Doss: also known as “The Giggling Granny” and “The Jolly Black Widow”; serial poisoner who killed 11 family members
6. Martha Beck and Raymond Fernandez: also known as “The Lonely Hearts Killers”; killed at least 3 women and 1 child in the 1940s but suspected in up to 20 murders in New York and Michigan
7. Janie Lou Gibbs: Georgia poisoner who killed five family members
8. Bertha Gifford: found not guilty of three arsenic poisonings by reason of insanity and suspected of 14 other killings, mostly of children, in Missouri
9. Kristen Gilbert: also known as “The Angel of Death”; nurse convicted of killing four by epinephrine injection
10. Dana Sue Gray: convicted of murder of three elderly women and attempted murder of a fourth in California
11. Belle Gunness: Norwegian-born murder-for-profit killer who killed her suitors and children in Indiana
12. Anna Marie Hahn: German-born murder-for-profit killer who poisoned five elderly men; executed in 1938
13. Linda Hazzard: Attributed to 13 deaths (which she claimed was medical treatment) and was convicted of manslaughter in one death, in which she additionally forged the victim’s will and stole her valuables.
14. Rhonda Belle Martin: Alabama poisoner who murdered six family members; suspected of poisoning at least nine; executed in 1957
15. Tillie Klimek: Chicago woman who poisoned five husbands; sentenced to life imprisonment
16. Genene Jones: Texas pediatric nurse who poisoned infants in her care; convicted of only one murder but suspected of 10 or more others
17. Martha Ann Johnson: convicted of smothering three of her children in Atlanta between 1977 and 1982
18. Shirley Winters: confessed in 2008 to killing 2 children; suspected of killing her two older children in a 1979 fire and suspected in a separate fire that killed 3 children of a friend in 1979.
19. Aileen Wuornos: shot six men dead in Florida; executed in 2002
20. Waneta Hoyt: New York woman who murdered her five children
21. Lydia Sherman: poisoned 4 husbands and 7 children.
22. Kimberly Clark Saenz: killed five patients by using syringes to inject bleach into their dialysis lines.
23. Ma Hindley female sexually assaulted and killed 5 children
24. Dorothea Puente: convicted of three killings in Sacramento, California during the 1980s, Puente ran a boarding house in Sacramento, California, and cashed the Social Security checks of her elderly and mentally disabled boarders. Those who complained were killed and buried in her yard. Newspapers dubbed her death house landlady.
25. Amy Archer-Gilligan: poisoned a husband and four of her nursing home’s residents with arsenic or strychnine inWindsor, Connecticut in the 1910s; total could possibly be 48 to 60.
26. Judy Buenoano: poisoned her husband, boyfriend and son with arsenic in the 1970s; drowned the son in 1980 but caught in 1983 after poisoning and car bombing a fiancée
27. Gwendolyn Graham and Cathy Wood: Michigan duo who murdered five elderly nursing home residents in their care and claimed to have killed another
28. Marie Noe: murdered eight of her children between 1949 and 1968
29. Lyda Southard: first and fourth husbands’ ‘typhoid’ deaths due to arsenic; first husband’s brother poisoned and daughter died; two other husbands died of ‘flu’
30. Marybeth Tinning: New York woman who smothered nine of her children to death
31. Jane Toppan: nurse and lust murderer who poisoned at least 31 patients and relatives in Massachusetts up to the turn of the 20th century