Hollywood draws most often from well-known serial killers, mostly American, to fashion their tales of terror and horror. A look at the major movies that have been made about serial killers.
Over a century ago, a well-known rhyme says that, "Lizzie Borden took an axe and gave her mother forty whacks. When she saw what she had done, she gave her father forty-one" — but maybe it wasn’t Lizzie at all. The classic murder tale that may be the most enduring mystery America has ever produced.
Defendants crossed and double crossed by former lovers in court.
A scary collection of classic murder cases in which the ghosts of the victims continue to dwell in the places they were killed.
A look in photos at the Texas mother found not guilty by reason of insanity after drowning each of her five kids in the bathtub, one after the other. In all the murders took under and hour, and when she was done, she called her husband saying, "It’s time."
On July 24, 2004, Mark Hacking told his brothers that he murdered his pregnant wife Lori because she caught him in a lie. He had told her so many lies that admitting to one would have unraveled his tapestry of deceit. In the end it was easier to kill her than to face her.
An excellent example of an intelligent and talented man driven into criminal behavior by horrible parents. When he was sentenced to death for murder, the Supreme Court had already halted executions in the US. His insistence on being executed opened the door for the reinstatement of the death penalty.
Killed for their choice of victim, for snitching, or for just being rude, these serial killers avoided the death penalty, only to be cut down by fellow inmates.
On July 17, 1984, the body of Jane Doe #4873/84 was found burning off a California highway. The body would turn out to be murdered Suesan Knorr, daughter of Theresa Cross, who had tortured and beaten her child, and ultimately driven her to the highway, dumped her and burned her alive. Read the story of Theresa Jimmie Cross, the mother who used her children to murder her children.
Executed July 16, 1936, this black widow and her psychopathic, ladies’ man boyfriend committed pedophilia and arsenic poisoning, not to mention some very bad parenting. They were executed by electrocution, one right after the other, in New York’s Sing Sing prison.