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    David Gore and Fred Waterfield: The Killing Cousins (2014)

    On the eve of his death penalty trial for the 1983 abduction, rape and murder of a Vero Beach High School senior, David Alan Gore told authorities what they had long suspected: Lynn Elliott, 17, wasn’t his first killing. She was his sixth, Gore, then 29, confessed to prosecutors in November 1983. Gore, 58, […]

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    David Parker Ray : The Sex Chamber (2011)

    On March 22, 1999 a woman, stripped bare save for a metal collar around her neck, was found running down a road in New Mexico. The explanation for the sequence of events was every bit as horrible as might be expected. She was the latest victim of David Parker Ray, a psychopathic sexual sadist […]

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    DC Sniper: John Allen Muhammad (2015)

    One of the D.C. sniper’s ex-wives said Thursday that she has fully healed from the abusive marriage she endured with him, and is helping her children cope with knowing their dad won’t be a part of their lives. Mildred Muhammad, 49, told The Associated Press in a phone interview that she and her three […]

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    Dead End in Baton Rouge (2014)

    On March 21, 1994, Gillis murdered his first victim, 81-year-old Ann Bryan, whose residence (an exclusive retirement home) he entered when she left the door unlocked for her nurse. He tried to rape her, but when she started screaming after he touched her, he quickly slashed her throat and then stabbed her repeatedly, nearly […]

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    Dennis Nilsen: In Love With Death (2009)

    By October 1981, job centre worker and former police officer Dennis Nilsen had got really good at killing.And getting away with it. His murder spree began in winter 1978. Within three years he’d butchered around 12 men in his house, 195 Melrose Avenue, Muswell Hill, north west London.He preyed on young, homeless gay men […]

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    Ed Gein: The Ghoul of Plainfield (2004)

    Ed Gein was an American murderer and body snatcher. His crimes, committed around his hometown of Plainfield, Wisconsin, gathered widespread notoriety after authorities discovered Gein had exhumed corpses from local graveyards and fashioned trophies and keepsakes from their bones and skin. Gein confessed to killing two women – tavern owner Mary Hogan on December […]

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    Edmund Kemper: The Co-ed Killer (2011)

    American serial killer Edmund Kemper III stalked co-eds in California at the height of the era of peace and free love, dismembering his victims and tossing their body parts in remote areas around Santa Cruz. As pieces of young women began washing up on shore and turning up alongside rural highways, female residents – […]

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    Face of Evil: The Charles Manson Murders (2015)

    The documentary traced the biography of Charles Manson, said to be the most “evil man of all time” (compared to Hitler or Stalin?) now in prison for life at age 80, having been spared the death penalty by a Supreme Court ruling in 1972. Manson was convicted for murders he plotted without committing with […]

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    FBI Files: Hunter’s Game (1999)

    Serial Killer Robert Hansen took the term “hunt” to a sick new level during his 12-year murder spree. A married dad who ran a bakery in downtown Anchorage, in the US state of Alaska, Hansen managed to hide his depraved extra-curricula activities from those close to him. Those activities involved the kidnapping, raping and […]

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    Five Daughters – Mini Series (2010)

    Five Daughters: The BBC’s dramatic reconstruction of the horrendous killing spree of Steve Wright (The Suffolk Strangler) in Ipswich 2006 is a benchmark of how to tell a story with sensitivity. Ironically, the actual factual journalistic coverage of the time was less sensitive, focusing on Wright’s victims as merely ‘prostitutes’ rather than people; sisters, […]

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    Friendly Fire (2012)

    Gary Evans makes his living robbing antique stores throughout New York State and is well known by police in the area. After two years of having no contact with him, police are thrust back onto his path in late 1997 – a path that is littered with bodies of his former associates and a […]