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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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    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 […]

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    The Devil’s Disciple (2013)

    Patrick Mackay is a British serial killer who confessed to murdering eleven people in England in the mid 1970s. As a child, Mackay was frequently a victim of physical abuse at the hands of his violent, alcoholic father Harold. When Mackay was ten, Harold died from complications of alcoholism and a weak heart. His […]

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    The Nightstalker (2012)

    By the age of ten, heavy metal fan Richard Ramirez aka “The Night Stalker” was sleeping in cemeteries. He would go on to spread terror throughout Los Angeles, preying on ordinary citizens as they slept in their homes. The Satan loving, drug fuelled burglar would rape, murder, and mutilate, taking pleasure in making his […]

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    The Sunset Strip Killers (2014)

    Doug Clark, a boiler operator in a soap factory, previously worked at a power station, but was fired due to a high rate of absence and threats of violence he had made against his coworkers. After his marriage failed, he met Carol Bundy in 1980 and began living with her. Clark’s relationship with Bundy […]

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    The Vampire of Sacramento (2006)

    Richard Trenton Chase was a cannibalistic and necrophiliac serial/spree killer who was active in California from December, 1977 to January, 1978. Allegedly abused by his mother while growing up, Chase had already fulfilled the MacDonald triad (bed wetting, animal torture and fire-setting) by the age of 10. In adolescence, he was already an alcoholic […]