On February 15, 1994, convicted serial killer Chikatilo, aka the Rostov Ripper, his appeal denied, was taken to a special soundproof room and executed with a gunshot to the back of the head.
Emilio Mendoza, 27, of Stamford, Conn., has been arrested after a fight with his cousin Ruiz Clemente-Perez, 29, left Clemente-Perez in serious need of a doctor and a prosthetic earlobe.
A psychiatric hospital on the banks of the Volga river houses a serial murderer who killed, cooked and ate at least 19 young women and girls. In the 16 years Alexander Spesivtsev has been away, his apartment has only been entered three times by workers. Even his mother, who served 13 years in prison for helping him, hasn’t gone inside.
When Chinese cannibal Zhang Yongming was executed, it was for murder, but his acts go far beyond just killing. Yongming ate his victims. He also dried and cured the leftover human flesh and sold it in the southwestern village market of Kunming as ostrich meat.
Police in Albuquerque, New Mexico, arrested Jaime Lynn Vigil, 21, after responding to a call early on November 27, 2012, about a disturbance at the Imperial Inn. They arrived to find Vigil, who witnesses had reported wandering through the hotel complex, covered blood. On further investigation they found a room in disarray, with the door open and an unidentified dead man in it.
Hadden Clark is a cross-dressing serial killer, necrophile and cannibal. He was convicted of the murders of Michelle Dorr, 6, and Laura Houghteling, 23, though he has confessed to many more, and claims to have killed his first victim, another boy, at the age of 14, and covered it up with the help of his father.
New York City Police Officer Gilberto Valle, 28, a six-year veteran of the force, was arrested yesterday, and charged with conspiracy to kidnap, which hardly describes the extent of what he seems to have been up to. According to the criminal complaint, he was planning to kidnap women in order to rape, torture, kill, cook and cannibalize them — not necessarily in that order.
In a scene all too reminiscent of the attack of Rudy Eugene, aka the Causeway Cannibal, on Ronald Poppo, in Florida this May, Richard Cimino Jr., 20, of Doylestown, Penn., was arrested after a crazed, animalistic, zombie-like attack on a woman in Hawley, but it is questionable whether pending blood tests will yield any real answers in this case either.
Last week serial killer Zhang Yongming received a death sentence — for the second time in his life. This time he was convicted of murdering, cannibalizing and selling the meat of 11 victims, mostly young boys, though he is a suspect in as many as 20 missing person cases.
On June 28, 1989, police found the body of missing prostitute Kimberly Lyttle, 28, yest another victim of the serial killer also known as the Lake Elsinore Killer. The trail of bodies would eventually lead to Bill Suff, a county stock clerk with a 1974 conviction for beating his two-month-old daughter to death, a penchant for impersonating police officers, and a love of chili cook-offs. Believed to have killed from 12-22 prostitutes, he is thought to have cooked the breast of one of his victims in a prize-winning batch of chili.