On May 10, 1991, serial killer Rodger Reece Kibbe, aka the I-5 Strangler, was sentenced to 25 years to life after pleading guilty to killing six women. On the way to his cell, he admitted to an officer that he had killed a few women, adding, "What’s the big deal? "
A jury in 1994 found Rifkin guilty of killing nine women, though he is suspected in as many as 17 murders. During the trial, Rifkin’s lawyer described him as, “a paranoid schizophrenic who lived in the twilight zone, overwhelmed by violent, irresistible compulsions that took control of his life.” The jury disagreed, instead finding him responsible for his actions. He is serving a 203-year sentence for his crimes.
On February 23, 1998, Wilken was sentenced to seven life sentences for the 10 murders with which he was charged. Wilen was not your typical serial killer in that he prayed on boys and women, white and black, living and dead.
A probing analysis of the case of Arthur Shawcross, paroled early for two child murder convictions, only to become the Genesee River Strangler. Ultimately convicted of murdering 12 women and sentenced to 250 years to life, Shawcross will be eligible for parole on January 10, 2240.
On November 16, 2004, Watts’ defense made its closing statements. Considered America’s most prolific serial killer, Watts is suspected in as many as 100 murders. Known as The Sunday Morning Slasher, he abducted and tortured his victims before brutally killing them. Watts was the first serial killer almost released from prison.
Convicted on October 10, 1990, Edward Humphrey was the prime suspect in the brutal and bloody Gainsville Ripper murders until Danny Rolling was sentenced in 1994. Until then his name was never cleared, nor did he receive any public apology for the pain and anguish inflicted on him and his family. The day Humphrey was convicted, Rolling sent his mother a Christmas card.
On September 24, 2003, Lee was formally indicted with the first-degree murder of Trineisha Dené Colomb of Lafayette, La. Though it is common for serial killers to choose easy targets, like prostitutes or drug addicts, Lee was known for targeting beautiful women and abducting them from their homes.
Drifter, sexual predator and serial killer O’Neall enjoyed confining his victims and terrorizing them for his sexual pleasure. He knew it was wrong, but didn’t care, and he did it over and over again.
Arrested September 1, 1998, this troubled young serial killer lured eight women to his home, murdered them and kept their bodies in the walls.