Tag: serial killers
In November 2018, serial killer Samuel Little, 78, confessed to murdering 90 women. While the number may be astonishing, the duration of Little's homicidal behavior, and the ages at which he committed his crimes, are also noteworthy.
The United States may have churned out the highest number of serial killers in the world over the years, but it certainly doesn't hold exclusive rights on brutal murders. Learn about some international serial killers and how their respective countries handled their crimes.
Nicknamed 'The Dating Game Killer' after his 1978 appearance on the TV show 'The Dating Game' while in the middle of a killing spree, Rodney Alcala is currently on death row. Although he was convicted of seven murders, investigators speculate there are actually many more unidentified victims.
Doctors who murder are a rare breed, but perhaps because their entire mission is to do no harm, they are among the most chilling kind of killers. Texas surgeon Dr. Christopher Duntsch is one such physician who violated his oath so profoundly by intentionally botching surgeries that he became known as 'Dr. Death.'
For Jeffrey Dahmer, it was watching certain movies. Dennis Rader, known as the BTK Killer, set the mood by pretending he was a spy. Ted Bundy liked drinking alcohol before some of his slayings. Not every serial killer has a signature routine, but some of them do engage in some sort of ritual or preparation before a killing.