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    Albert DeSalvo (2012)

    On November 25, 1973, Albert DeSalvo, the man popularly believed to be the serial rapist and murderer known as “The Boston Strangler,” died from stab wounds at the maximum security Massachusetts Correctional Institution then known as Walpole. Another inmate stood accused of the murder, but his trial resulted in a hung jury. No one […]

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    Briley Brothers (2013)

    Linwood Earl Briley was the oldest brother, the calculating leader of the Briley brothers gang. As far as police know, he began his murderous career at age 16 when he shot and killed a 57-year-old neighbor, Orline Christian, on Jan. 28, 1971. She was hanging laundry in her backyard. She had just buried her […]

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    David Carpenter (2014)

    David Carpenter a.k.a. the Trailside Killer, is an American serial killer known for stalking and murdering women on hiking trails near San Francisco. On August 20, 1979 Edda Kane disappeared while hiking in Mt. Tamalpais State Park, near San Francisco. She was found the following day, killed by a bullet to the back of […]

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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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    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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    Gerald and Charlene Gallego (2014)

    SEPT. 10, 1977. Gerald Gallego met a young, two time divorced woman, Charlene Adell Williams, at a poker club in Sacramento, CA. The two immediately hit it off and within a week of their first encounter, Charlene moved in with Gerald. Thus began the couple’s infamous relationship, resulting in one of the worst serial […]

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    John Linley Frazier: The Killer Prophet (2013)

    In October 1970, the bodies of Dr Victor Ohta, his wife Virginia, their two sons and the medic’s secretary were found dumped in the swimming pool of their California home. Many believed that a murderous hippie cult was on the rampage, but the killer turned out to be reclusive 24-year-old John Linley Frazier, who […]

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    Levi Bellfield (2014)

    Levi Bellfield is one of the most dangerous serial killers to have ever stalked Britain. No one knows when he began hating women, particularly blonde women. Or when he started preying at them: stalking lone females, tracking them down, sexual abusing and slaughtering them. But as time went by, Bellfield’s hatred intensified, and his […]

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    Robert Napper: The Plumstead Ripper (2014)

    He probably watched her for a little while. Almost certainly, he would have walked towards her at first, just to check her face. Maybe he even smiled.This was the way Robert Napper stalked his prey before turning back to pounce on them from behind, usually with a knife at their throat. Sometimes, in the […]

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    Serial Killing Saviour (2012)

    Serial Killing Saviour – Born to Kill: The psychology of Herbert Mullin who murdered 13 people in southern California in the early 1970s but claimed his victims were sacrificed to save the lives of others. The programme explores how investigators brought an end to his crimes and experts discuss what might have driven him […]

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    The Cross Dressing Cannibal (2013)

    The strange sight of 47-year-old handcuffed Hadden Clark surrounded by police walking through the woods while wearing a woman’s wig must have puzzled many Cape Cod residents on the morning of April 9, 2000. The man, a cross-dressing cannibal killer convicted in Maryland of two murders, was looking for the graves of two women […]