On March 4, 1980, Angel Lenair, 12, finished her homework, left her family’s apartment and disappeared. Their worst fears were confirmed on March 10 when her body was found tied to a tree, gagged with another’s underwear, an electrical cord around her neck. She was the fifth victim of the controversial Atlanta Child Killer.
Crime writer Denise Noe discusses why she writes letters to famous inmates like Charles Manson, Eric Rudolph and Carlton Michael Gary.
On Valentine’s Day 2007, Robert McDaniel got the kinky sex he had been promised by his new girlfriend, Tiffany Sutton. She started by tying him up, but to his shock began cutting him repeatedly and drinking his blood. McDaniel survived the encounter, which was most definitely not the Valentine’s Day surprise he had envisioned.
Many serial killers take photos of their victims–both dead and alive–to keep a record of their work, to refer to later for self-pleasure, and sometimes to taunt police. Here are a few images taken by serial killers of their victims while they were still alive. Most know they’re doomed, others are still unaware of what’s to come. Warning: Photos are not pleasant.
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.
William Holbert and Laura Reese left murder and mayhem in their wake when they fled the U.S. for the sunny beaches of Panama. There they have been accused of running a hostel for the purpose of continuing their campaign of deceit, theft and serial murder.
On December 23, 1990, Karla and her husband Paul Bernardo, aka Canada’s "Ken and Barbie Sex Killers" took their first victim: Homolka’s young sister Tammy. Tammy’s virginity was to be Paul’s Christmas present from Karla, who no longer had her own to give. Doped with halothane, Tammy died of an overdose while they raped her.
On Monday, December 10, 2001, Serial killer Loren Herzog was sentenced to 78 years in prison, which at the time no one imagined would mean that he would be released on September 18, 2010. This miscarriage of justice soon turned to the public’s favor as Herzog’s partner killer Wesley Shermantine was ready to tell authorities where all the bodied were buried.
In November 2006 a jury convicted Robert Bruce Spahalski of murder, just as his identical twin brother had been convicted of murder 34 years earlier. The bizarre story of an upstate New York serial killer and his homicidal identical twin.
November 2000 saw the beginning of the trial for the largest serial killing case in Australian history. The victims, who were found dismembered in barrels of acid, were being killed for their “crimes,” alleged pedophiles, drug abusers, homosexuals, or for simple obesity. Evidence showed that they had been extensively tortured with everyday tools such as pincers, pliers and clamps, combined with genital electrocution.