Honor killings and attacks — a domestic crime that stems from the ancient notion that only blood can cleanse a family’s honor.
Serial killer Randy Kraft, a prosperous data processing consultant by day, preyed on teenage boys by night, leaving them dead and mutilated. Convicted of 16 murders, the true count may be closer to 67. On November 29, 1989, he was sentenced to die in San Quentin’s gas chamber.
The most notorious gangsters of London’s East End, Ronnie and Reggie Kray, former boxers known for their violent tendencies, enjoyed mingling with celebrities in their nightclub. Ronnie, a paranoid schizophrenic, was openly bisexual and was allegedly involved in a sexual relationship with a member of the UK’s conservative party.
On November 18, 1994, Walter Hinton became the first victim of Gary Ray Bowles, a serial killer who cruised Florida gay bars seeking sugar daddies to exploit, rob and murder.
On November 1, 1999, Daniel Conahan was executed for a series of murder-mutilations of gay men on Florida’s Gulf Coast called the Hog Trail Murders.
On October 15, 1983, a farmer’s plow turned up skeletal remains of an unidentified murder victim in Jasper County, Indiana, southwest of Rensseler. The bones were notched by knife wounds, indicating death by stabbing. The third victim of the Highway Killer found that month. A few days later mushroom gatherers would stumble across his private graveyard.
On October 8, 1992, Bob Berdella died in prison. Active for four years, the Kansas City Butcher had raped, tortured and murdered six men, but only served only four years behind bars. Some think he was poisoned, but for lack of any evidence, cause of death is listed as natural causes.
On September 30, 1983, Eyler was arrested and incriminating evidence seized. In December, however, his lawyer had it all suppressed, leaving this serial killer of men and boys free to keep on killing.
Randy Kraft was a serial killer active from 1972 to 1983. He is believed to have killed anywhere from 13-67 males, though he was convicted of 16 murders. Many of his victims were former U.S. Marines, like the author of this chilling account, Jay Roberts, who only recently realized that one of the nicest guys he ever met was Randy Kraft.
A lower Manhattan businessman with a zest for life is found dead in his apartment — bound, gagged and robbed. He’d had two interesting habits, one more risky than the other: walking around with his pet cockatoo, and meeting younger men who carried an aura of danger.