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Man rapes own daughter

A 38-year-old man from Ha-Malelu in Rothe allegedly told his 17-year-old daughter that they should be “lovers as women were giving him problems”, the magistrate’s court heard on Tuesday.
The man, who cannot be named to protect the identity of the minor, allegedly raped the daughter over a period of three months. The teenager was staying with his father and a 13-year-old sister as their mother is late.
‘Mamonaheng Lesofe, a counsellor in the victim-friendly office at the magistrate’s court, told the court that she visited the victim when the matter was brought to her attention on September 28.
Lesofe said the daughter had confided in her that the accused had told her that they should be lovers as women were giving him problems.
“They (daughter and father) had a sexual relationship, they seemed like lovers. But the daughter said they were no longer doing it as some villagers now knew about it,” Lesofe told the court.
She said the daughter had since been admitted at a children’s home in Mazenod and was receiving counselling.
The accused’s lawyer Advocate Lebohang Molapo earlier on told the magistrate’s court that his client should be granted bail as it was his constitutional right.
Molapo said the court should instead impose stringent conditions to ensure that his client did not interfere with the principal witness.
He said his client works at a company that makes tombstones and earns M1 000 a month.
“I therefore ask the court to give him bail not exceeding M500 as he does not earn much,” Molapo asked the court.
Public prosecutor Qinimutsi Tshabalala however opposed the granting of bail saying the accused was facing a serious charge.
“(The accused) is facing a serious case whereby he had sexual intercourse with his daughter,” Tshabalala said.
Tshabalala said the accused cannot be trusted to live with the child as he had abused her physically, mentally and emotionally.
He said the accused had created a pathetic situation for the daughter and was an unrepentant abuser.
He said if ever the court were to give him bail, chances were high that he was going to rape his daughter again.
Maseru magistrate ‘Makopano Taole rejected the lawyer’s appeal for bail.
“After listening to the reasons from your lawyer asking for bail on your behalf and the prosecution giving reasons why you should not get bail, the court refuses to grant you bail,” Taole said.
The case was postponed to November 6.

 

 


Fritzl case

The Fritzl case emerged in April 2008 when a -year-old woman, Elisabeth Fritzl (born April6, 1966, ), stated to police in the town ofAmstetten, Austria, that she had been held captive for 24 years in a concealed corridor part of the basement area of the family home, a condominium-style apartment complex built by her father, Josef Fritzl (born April 9,1935 ), and that Fritzl had physically assaulted, sexually abused, and raped her numerous times during her imprisonment. The incestuous relationship forced upon her by her father resulted in the birth of seven children and one miscarriage.
Elisabeth Fritzl’s confinement
Three of the children were imprisoned along with their mother Elisabeth for the whole of their lives: daughter Kerstin, aged , and sons Stefan, , and Felix, . One child, Michael, died of respiratory problems three days after birth, having been deprived of all medical help; his body was incinerated by Josef Fritzl on his property. The three other children were raised by Fritzl and his wife Rosemarie in the upstairs home. Fritzl engineered the appearance of these children as foundlings discovered outside his house: Lisa at nine months in , Monika at ten months in , and Alexander at  months in . When the eldest daughter, Kerstin, became seriously ill, Josef acceded to Elisabeth’s pleas to take her to a hospital, triggering a series of events that eventually led to discovery.
Josef Fritzl’s arrest

Josef Fritzl, aged 73, was arrested on April ,  on suspicion of serious crimes against family members and went on trial in Sankt Pölten, Austria on March , . He was charged with incest, rape, coercion, false imprisonment, enslavement and the negligent homicide of the infant Michael. After a four day trial from which the public and the media were largely excluded, he was sentenced to life imprisonment.
Case history

Austrian man kept daughter prisoner in cellar for  24 years

Police: Austrian children kept in dungeon were in ‘oppressive’ conditionsTrial date scheduled for Austrian man who kept his daughter in a dungeon for  yearsAustrian man who imprisoned daughter pleads guilty at start of trialJosef Fritzl was born on April ,  in Amstetten, Austria. In , at the age of , he married Rosemarie, , with whom he had seven children: two sons and five daughters including Elisabeth, who was born in . He reportedly began abusing Elisabeth in  when she was  11 years old.
After completing compulsory education at age , Elisabeth started a training course to become a waitress. In January , she ran away from home and, together with a friend from work, went into hiding in Vienna. She was found by police within three weeks and returned to her pare nts. She rejoined her training course and, upon completion in mid-, was offered a job in the nearby city of Linz.
Years of captivity
On August 29,1984 , Elisabeth’s father lured her into the basement of the family home under the pretense that he needed help with carrying a door. He sedated her with ether and moved her into a small concealed underground chamber.
After Elisabeth’s disappearance, her mother filed a missing person report. Almost a month later, her father handed over a letter to the police, the first of several that Elisabeth was forced to write while in captivity. The letter was postmarked Braunau. It stated that she was staying with a friend and was tired of living with her family, warning her parents not to look for her or she would leave the country. Her father told police that she had most likely joined a religious sect.
Over the course of the following  years, Fritzl visited her in the hidden cellar on average once every three days to bring food and other supplies. After his arrest, he admitted that he repeatedly had sexual intercourse with his own daughter and had done so against her will.
Elisabeth gave birth to seven children during her captivity. One child died shortly after birth, and three – Lisa, Monika and Alexander – were removed from the cellar as infants to live with Fritzl and his wife. They adopted Lisa, Monika, and Alexander; they became the three children’sfoster parents with the knowledge of local social services authorities. Officials said that Fritzl “very plausibly” explained how three of his infant grandchildren had appeared on his doorstep. The family received regular visits from social workers, who did not hear complaints or notice anything to arouse their suspicions.
Following the birth of the fourth child in , Fritzl enlarged the prison for Elisabeth and her children from  m ( sq ft) to  m( sq ft). The captives had a television, radio, and video cassette player. Food could be stored in a refrigerator and cooked or heated on hot plates. Elisabeth taught the children to read and write. At times in order to punish them, Fritzl shut off the lights to the basement or refused to deliver food for several days at a time.
Fritzl told Elisabeth and the three children (Kerstin, Stefan, and Felix) who remained in the cellar that they would be gassed if they tried to escape; investigators concluded that this was an empty threat to frighten the captives as there was no gas supply to the basement. Fritzl stated after his arrest that it was sufficient to tell them not to meddle with the cellar door or otherwise they would receive an electric shock and die.
According to his sister-in-law Christine, Fritzl went into the basement every morning at  o’clock, ostensibly to draw plans for machines, which he sold to firms. Often he stayed down there for the night – his wife was not even allowed to bring him coffee. A tenant, who rented a ground floor room in the house for  years, said he heard noises from the basement but Fritzl said it was the gas heating system.
Discovery
On April 19,2008 , Kerstin the eldest daughter, fell unconscious, and Josef Fritzl agreed to seek medical attention. Elisabeth helped Fritzl carry Kerstin out of the dungeon and saw the outside world for the first time in  years. She was then made to return to the dungeon where she would remain for a final week. Kerstin was taken by ambulance to a local hospital (Landesklinikum Amstetten) and admitted in serious condition with life-threatening kidney failure. Fritzl later arrived at the hospital claiming to have found a note written by Kerstin’s mother. He discussed Kerstin’s condition and the note with Dr. Albert Reiter. Medical staff found aspects of the story to be puzzling and alerted the police on April , who then broadcast an appeal via public media for the missing mother to come forward and provide additional information about Kerstin’s medical history. The police then reopened the case file on missing Elisabeth. Fritzl repeated his story about Elisabeth being in a cult, and presented what, he claimed, was the “most recent letter” from her, dated January . It was posted from the town ofKematen.
The police contacted Manfred Wohlfahrt, a church officer responsible for collecting information on religious cults. Wohlfahrt raised doubts about the existence of the cult. He noted that Elisabeth’s letters seemed dictated and oddly written. The news covered some of these issues and Elisabeth watched the story on the cellar television. She pleaded with her father to be taken to the hospital. On April , Fritzl released Elisabeth from the cellar along with her sons Stefan and Felix, bringing them upstairs. Fritzl told his wife that Elisabeth had decided to come back after a -year absence. Governor Lenze told ORF that Fritzl had telephoned him and thanked him and the social services for looking after his family during his granddaughter Kerstin’s illness. Fritzl and Elisabeth went to the hospital where Kerstin was being treated on April , . Following a tip-off from Dr. Albert Reiter, that Fritzl and Elisabeth were at the hospital, the police detained them on the hospital grounds and took them to a police station for questioning.
Elisabeth did not provide police with more details until they promised her that she would never have to see her father again. Then, over the next two hours, she told the story of her  years in captivity. Shortly after midnight, police officers completed the three pages of minutes of the interrogation. Josef Fritzl was arrested on suspicion of serious crimes against family members, facing possible charges of false imprisonment, rape, manslaughter by negligence, and incest. During the night of April , Elisabeth, her children and her mother Rosemarie were taken into care.
Josef Fritzl confessed on April ,  to having imprisoned his daughter for  years and having fathered her seven children. Police said Fritzl told investigators how to enter the basement prison through a small hidden door, opened by a secret keyless entry code. Fritzl’s wife, Rosemarie, had been unaware of what had been happening to Elisabeth.
On April , , it was announced that DNA evidence confirmed Fritzl as the biological father of his daughter’s children.
Fritzl’s defence lawyer, Rudolf Mayer, said that although the DNA test proved incest, evidence was still needed for the other allegations: “The allegations of rape and enslaving people have not been proven. We need to reassess the confessions made so far.”
In their May ,  daily press conference, Austrian police said that Fritzl had forced Elisabeth to write a letter the previous year indicating that he may have been planning to release her and the children. The letter said that she wanted to come home but “it’s not possible yet”.Police believe Fritzl intended to pretend he had rescued his daughter from her fictional cult. In the same press conference, police spokesman Franz Polzer said the investigation would probably last a few months, as police planned on interviewing at least  people who had lived as tenants in the Fritzl apartment building in the previous  years.
Dungeon
The Fritzl property in Amstetten is a building dating from around  and a newer building, which was added after , when Fritzl applied for a building permit for an “extension with basement”. In , building inspectors visited the site and verified that the new extension had been built according to the dimensions specified on the building permit. Fritzl had illegally created additional room by excavating space for a much larger basement, concealed by walls. Around  or , according to his statement, he started to turn this hidden cellar into a prison cell and installed a washbasin, a toilet, a bed, a hot plate and a refrigerator. In , he added more space by creating a passageway to a pre-existing basement area under the old part of the property, which only he knew of.
The concealed cellar had a  m (. yd) long corridor, a storage area, and three small open cells, connected by narrow passageways: a basic cooking area and bathroom facilities, followed by two sleeping areas, which were equipped with two beds each. It covered an area of approximately  m ( sq ft). The ceilings were no more than . m (. ft) high.
The hidden cellar had two access points: a hinged door that weighed  kg (, lb) which is thought to have become unusable over the years because of its weight, and a metal door, reinforced with concrete and on steel rails that weighed  kg ( lb) and measured  m (. ft) high and  cm ( ft) wide. It was located behind a shelf in Fritzl’s basement workshop, protected by an electronic code entered using a remote control unit. In order to reach this door, five locking basement rooms had to be crossed. To get to the area where Elisabeth and her children were held, eight doors in total needed to be unlocked, of which two doors were additionally secured by electronic locking devices.
Key events
The key events, in this case, are as follows:
Date Key event Fritzl begins sexually abusing his -year-old daughter, Elisabeth. to Fritzl begins to turn the hidden cellar into a prison cell.August , Fritzl lures Elisabeth, now  years old, into the basement and imprisons her.November Elisabeth has a miscarriage in the th week of pregnancy. The first child, Kerstin, is born, and lives in the cellar until . Stefan is born. He, too, stays in the cellar until . Lisa is born. In May , when she is nine months old, she is discovered outside the family home in a cardboard box, allegedly left there by Elisabeth, along with a note asking for the child to be looked after.February The fourth child, Monika, is born. Fritzl enlarges the prison for Elisabeth and her children from  m² ( sq ft) to  m² ( sq ft).December Ten-month-old Monika is found in a stroller outside the entrance of the house. Shortly afterwards, a phone call is made to Rosemarie, apparently, from Elisabeth. The caller asks Rosemarie to take care of the child. However, it is assumed that Fritzl was able to use a recording of Elisabeth’s voice to make the call. Rosemarie reported the incident to the police, expressing her astonishment that Elisabeth knew their new and unlisted phone number.May Elisabeth gives birth to twin boys. One dies after three days; Fritzl removes his body from the cellar and cremates it. The surviving twin, Alexander, is taken upstairs when he is  months old. He is “discovered” in circumstances similar to those of his two sisters.December Felix is born. According to a statement by Fritzl, he kept Felix in the cellar, together with Elisabeth and her two eldest children, because his wife was not able to look after another child.April , Fritzl arranges for the critically ill -year-old Kerstin to be taken to a local hospital.April , During the evening, Fritzl releases Elisabeth from the cellar along with her sons Stefan and Felix, bringing them upstairs, informing his wife that Elisabeth had decided to come home after a -year absence. Later that evening, after an anonymous tipoff during a visit to the hospital, Fritzl and Elisabeth are taken into police custody where she reveals her decades-long imprisonment during questioning.March , After a  day trial in the town of St. Pölten, Fritzl pleads guilty to the charges of the murder by negligence of his infant son/grandson, Michael, as well as the enslavement, incest, rape, coercion and false imprisonment of his daughter, Elisabeth, and is sentenced to life imprisonment.Aftermath
Elisabeth Fritzl and her family
After being taken into care, Elisabeth, all six of her surviving children and her mother were housed in a local clinic where they were shielded from the outside environment and received medical and psychological treatment. A local government official speculated on the need to give members of the Fritzl family new identities but emphasized that it was a choice for the family to make.
Owing to their lack of exposure to sunlight, the former captives were extremely pale and could not endure natural light. They were reported to have vitamin D deficiencies and were anemic. They were expected to have underdeveloped immune systems. The clinic head, Berthold Kepplinger, said that the family members needed to stay at the clinic for several months, and that Elisabeth and the two children held captive in the cellar required further therapy to help them adjust to the light after years in semi-darkness. They also needed treatment to help them cope with all the extra space that they now had in which to move about.
In May , a handmade poster created by Elisabeth, her children and her mother at the therapy facility was displayed in the Amstetten town center. The message thanked local people for their support. “We, the whole family, would like to take the opportunity to thank all of you for sympathy at our fate,” they wrote in their message. “Your compassion is helping us greatly to overcome these difficult times, and it shows us there also are good and honest people here who really care for us. We hope that soon there will be a time where we can find our way back into a normal life.”
Kerstin was reunited with her family on June , , when she was awakened from her artificially induced coma. Doctors said she will make a full recovery.
It was revealed that Elisabeth and her children were more traumatized than previously thought. During captivity, Kerstin tore out her hair in clumps, and was reported to have shredded her dresses before stuffing them in the toilet. Stefan was unable to walk properly, due to his height of . m ( ft  in), forced to stoop in the . m ( ft  in)-high cellar. It has also been revealed that normal everyday occurrences, such as the dimming of lights or the closing of doors, plunge Kerstin and Stefan into anxiety and panic attacks. The other three of Elisabeth’s children who were raised by their father are being treated for anger and resentment at the events.
In late July , it emerged that Elisabeth Fritzl ordered her mother Rosemarie out of the villa they have been sharing in a secret location set up for them by a psychiatric clinic. Elisabeth Fritzl was upset about “the huge issue of Rosemarie’s passiveness during Elisabeth’s upbringing — a tortured time when, she says, her brutal father Josef began abusing her when she was just  years old.”
In March , Elisabeth and her children were forced to move out of the family’s hide-away home and returned to the psychiatric clinic where medical staff had started trying to heal the family and unite the upstairs and downstairs siblings during the previous year. She was reported to be distraught and close to a breakdown after a British paparazzo had burst into her kitchen and started taking photographs.
On March ,  Elisabeth Fritzl attended the second day of the criminal trial against her father Josef, in preparation for a book she is to write about her ordeal.
After the trial, Elisabeth and her six children were moved to an unnamed village in northern Austria, where they are living in a fortress-like house. All of the children require ongoing therapy — the “upstairs” children who learned the truth about the lies that their father told them about their mother abandoning them and the abuse they received from their father/grandfather during their childhood, the fact that their siblings were imprisoned in the cellar which none of them knew about at first, and the “downstairs children” for their deprivation from normal development and lack of fresh air and sunshine and the abuse that they also received, as their mother Elisabeth had, from their father/grandfather when he visited them in the basement. All of the children might possibly have genetic problems common to children born of an incestuous relationship. Although Elisabeth is said to be estranged from her mother, Rosemarie — who accepted Fritzl’s story about Elisabeth joining a cult and did not pursue the matter further — Elisabeth allows her three children who grew up in Josef and Rosemarie’s house to visit their grandmother regularly. Rosemarie lives alone in a small apartment.
In June , an Austrian newspaper reported that Elisabeth Fritzl had begun a relationship with one of her bodyguards, identified only as Thomas W. The couple is living together.
Josef Fritzl

Mugshot of Josef Fritzl on the night of his arrest.Biography
Josef Fritzl was born on April ,  in Amstetten, Federal State of Austria, to Josef Fritzl, Sr. and Maria Fritzl. He grew up as an only child raised solely by his working mother. His father had deserted the family when Fritzl was four, and never again came into contact with him. His father, Josef Fritzl, Sr, later fought as a soldier in the Wehrmacht during World War II, and was killed in action in . His name appears on a memorial plaque in Amstetten.
After completing his education at an HTL technical college with a qualification in electrical engineering, he started work at a steel company in Linz. In , at the age of , he married Rosemarie, , with whom he had two sons and five daughters.
In , he served a sentence for raping a woman. After prison, he obtained a job in a construction material firm in Amstetten where he worked from –. Later, he became a technical equipment salesman, traveling throughout Austria.
In , he purchased a guesthouse and an adjacent campsite at Lake Mondsee. He ran it, together with his wife, until .
He retired from active employment when he became  years old in , but continued some commercial activities thereafter.
In addition to the apartment house in Amstetten, where he lived, he owned several other properties which he rented out.
Criminal record
Josef Fritzl was convicted for raping a -year old woman in the city of Linz in  and sentenced to  months in jail. According to an annual report for  and a press release of the same year, he was also named as a suspect in a case of attempted rape and known forindecent exposure. More than  years later, when he applied for the adoption of one child and foster care for two others, of children to whom his daughter Elisabeth had given birth, his criminal record was not made available to local social service authorities since it had been expunged in accordance with Austrian law.
Self-portrayal and psychiatric assessment
After his arrest, Josef Fritzl claimed that his behaviour toward his daughter did not constitute rape but was consensual. His defense lawyer Rudolf Mayer forwarded extracts from the minutes of his talks with his client to the Austrian weekly News for publication. According to these statements, Fritzl said that he “always knew during the whole  years that what I was doing was not right, that I must have been crazy to do such a thing, yet it became a normal occurrence to lead a second life in the basement of my house.”
Regarding his treatment of the family he had with his wife, he stated, “I am not the beast the media make me to be”. Regarding his treatment of Elisabeth and her children in the cellar, he explained that he brought flowers for Elisabeth and books and toys for the children into the “bunker”, as he called it, and often watched videos with the children and ate meals with Elisabeth and the children. Fritzl decided to imprison Elisabeth after she “did not adhere to any rules any more” when she became a teenager. “That is why I had to do something; I had to create a place where I could keep Elisabeth, by force if necessary, away from the outside world.” He suggested that the emphasis on discipline in the Nazi era, during which he grew up, might have influenced his views about decency and good behaviour. The chief editors of News Magazine noted in their editorial that they expected Fritzl’s statement to form the basis of the defence strategy of his lawyer. Critics said his statement may have been a ploy to prepare an insanity defence.
Reflecting on his childhood, Fritzl initially described his mother as “the best woman in the world” and “as strict as it was necessary”.Later, he expressed a negative opinion of his mother and claimed that “she used to beat me, hit me until I was lying in a pool of blood on the floor. It left me feeling totally humiliated and weak. My mother was a servant and she used to work hard all her life, I never had a kiss from her, I was never cuddled although I wanted it – I wanted her to be good to me.” Eventually, he also admitted he had later locked his mother in her room and bricked up her window after telling neighbors that she died, and kept her locked up until her death in .
In a report by forensic psychiatrist Adelheid Kastner, Fritzl’s mother is described as unpredictable and abusive. Fritzl referred to himself as an “alibi” child, meaning that his mother only gave birth to him to prove that she was not barren and could produce children. Fritzl claims that hispathological behaviour is innate. He admits that he planned to lock his daughter up during his prison stint for the earlier rape conviction so that he could contain and express his “evil side”. He said, “I was born to rape, and I held myself back for a relatively long time. I could have behaved a lot worse than locking up my daughter.” The forensic psychiatrist diagnosed Fritzl as having severe combined personality disorder and a sexual disorder and recommended that Fritzl receive psychiatric care for the rest of his life.
Recent reports have brought to light Fritzl’s premeditated plan to lock his daughter up not for discipline but for his own gratification.
Prosecutor’s investigation
In keeping with the agreement that she would never have to see her father again, Elisabeth Fritzl gave a videotaped testimony before Austrian prosecutors and investigators on July , . Christiane Burkheiser, a state prosecutor, and Josef’s lawyer, Rudolf Mayer, in an adjoining room took part in the process. Josef Fritzl was not present but remained in the Sankt Pölten jail. The testimony, which was not made public, was presented at Fritzl’s trial in March .
Judge Andrea Humer, who presided over the trial, stated medical experts reported Elisabeth Fritzl and her children were in “relatively good health”.
Lawyer Christoph Herbst who represents Elisabeth Fritzl and family, said “fortunately, everything is going very well,” as they spend time to answer the hundreds of letters sent worldwide. Felix, Kerstin, and Stefan, brought up underground with their mother, have learned to swim for the first time. And all of Elisabeth’s children attended a four-day summer camp organized by firefighters with , other young campers, in the later part of the summer in August . The children along with their mother also made day trips, including swimming outings, on which care was taken to keep them out of reach of the paparazzi and to protect their privacy.
On November , , authorities in Austria released an indictment against Josef Fritzl. He would stand trial for the murder of the infant Michael, who died shortly after birth, and face between  years and life imprisonment. He was also charged with rape, incest, kidnapping, false imprisonment and slavery, which carry a maximum -year term.
Excerpts of Elisabeth’s diary were leaked to the media on March , . Prosecutors confirmed that the diary was part of their evidence against Josef Fritzl.
Austria’s reputation
Describing the “abominable events” as linked to one individual case, then-Chancellor of Austria Alfred Gusenbauer said he planned to launch an image campaign to restore the country’s reputation abroad.
Trial of Josef Fritzl
The trial of Josef Fritzl commenced on March ,  in the town of Sankt Pölten, presided over by Judge Andrea Humer.

Journalists during the Fritzl trialOn day one, Fritzl entered the courtroom attempting to hide his face from cameras behind a blue folder, which he was entitled to do under Austrian law. After opening comments, all journalists and spectators were asked to leave the courtroom, whereupon Fritzl lowered his binder. Fritzl pleaded guilty to all charges with the exception of murder and grievous assault by threatening to gas his captives if they disobeyed him.
In his opening remarks, Rudolf Mayer, the defending counsel, appealed to the jury to be objective and not be swayed by emotions. He insisted Fritzl was “not a monster,” noting that Fritzl had brought a Christmas tree down to his captives in the cellar during the holiday season.
Christiane Burkheiser, prosecuting her first case since being appointed Chief Prosecutor, pressed for life imprisonment in an institution for the criminally insane. She demonstrated for jurors the low height of the ceiling in the cellar dungeon by making a mark on the door to the courtroom at m  cm ( ft .in), and described the cellar as “damp and mouldy,” passing around a box of musty objects taken from the cellar, whose odor made jurors flinch.
On the first day of testimony, jurors watched an -hour testimony recorded by Elisabeth in sessions with police and psychologists in July . The tape is said to have been so “harrowing” that the eight jurors did not watch more than two hours at a time. Four replacement jurors were on standby to replace any of the regular jurors in case they could not bear to hear any more of the evidence.
Besides the video testimony, Elisabeth’s older brother Harald testified, as did a doctor specialising in neonatal medicine and the court psychiatrist. Josef’s wife, Rosemarie, and Elisabeth’s children refused to testify.
Fritzl’s attorney, Rudolf Mayer, confirmed that a disguised Elisabeth sat in the visitors’ gallery during the second day of proceedings, at the time her video testimony was aired. “Josef Fritzl recognised that Elisabeth was in court and, from this point on, you could see Josef Fritzl going pale and he broke down,” Mayer said. “It was a meeting of eyes that changed his mind.” The next day, Fritzl began the proceedings by approaching the judge and changing his pleas to guilty on all charges.
On March , , Fritzl was sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole for  years. He said that he accepted the sentence and would not appeal. Fritzl is currently serving out his sentence in Garsten Abbey, a former monastery in Upper Austria that has been converted into a prison. He is in a special section of the prison for the criminally insane.

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Confession: Josef Fritzl says he locked his daughter in a cellar for nearly 24 years

 

This is the man who today confessed that he imprisoned his daughter in an underground chamber for 24 years and fathered her seven children.

Elisabeth Fritzl, 42, was raped repeatedly since being lured into the dungeon built below the family home in a small Austrian town. Police said she had been “broken” by the experience.

Josef Fritzl, 73, admitted to police that all the children were his.

Three of them – Kerstin, 19, Stefan, 18, and Felix, five – were held captive with their mother in a series of windowless rooms and never saw the sunlight until they were freed on Saturday.

Incredibly, three others, Alexander, 12, Monika, 14, and Lisa, 16, were raised in the home by Fritzl and his wife. They were adopted by the couple and went to school, leading apparently normal lives.

The other child, a twin, died shortly after birth and the body burned by Fritzl in a boiler. Detectives today revealed details of the complex of rooms where Elisabeth was held since August 1984.

The three children kept prisoner with her were born there and are thought to have spent their entire lives underground.

Franz Polzer, head of the criminal investigations unit in the province of Lower Austria, said: “He has now said that he locked up his daughter for 24 years and that he alone fathered her seven children and that he locked them up in the cellar.”

The case echoes that of Natascha Kampusch who was kept in a cellar by a paedophile in Vienna for eight years from the age of 10 until she escaped last year.

Police are now trying to discover how Fritzl managed to keep his daughter as a sex slave without the apparent knowledge of his 60-year-old wife Rosemarie at the three-storey house in Amstetten, 80 miles west of Vienna.

Elisabeth was this afternoon said to be suffering from a serious physical condition which was deteriorating.

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Bathroom: Bright decorations cannot disguise the ramshackle state of the hiding place 

Sinister: The narrow corridor that leads to the cramped cellar where Elisabeth Fritzl was locked up for 24 years 

Captive: This tiny door led into the sequence of underground rooms where the four were held 

Elisabeth, who was described as pale and malnourished with hair that had turned white, has told police she was held captive since shortly after her 19th birthday, having been abused by her father since the age of 11.

Detectives said she appeared “greatly disturbed” during questioning. She agreed to talk only after authorities assured her she would no longer have to have contact with her father and that her children would be protected.

Fritzl, an electrical engineer, had built a series of connected chambers, less than six feet high, behind a concealed door at the house.

The chambers had areas for sleeping, cooking and washing. Investigators said the basement labyrinth even contained a padded cell.

They refused to show pictures of rooms where the children had been born and hwere the four slept. It is believed the complex extended out beneath a plot of land at the rear of the family home.

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Elisabeth Fritzl, left, as a teenager and Monika, 14, one of her daughters allowed to leave the dungeon 

The only door to the complex was controlled by an electronic lock that only he knew the code for. Fritzl was arrested yesterday and the children have been taken into care.

His wife told detectives she was unaware of the imprisonment and years of sexual abuse taking place in the basement. Amazingly, the couple also rented rooms to lodgers who failed to notice that anything was amiss.

The three imprisoned children were taught to read and write by their mother with Fritzl passing clothing and food through a hatch. A tube provided ventilation.

Their extraordinary captivity only ended when Kerstin fell seriously ill and had to be taken to hospital nine days ago. Police said the 18-year-old had been “surprised” when Fritzl allowed her to go to the hospital.

It was the first time she had left the dungeon.

Doctors found a handwritten note in unconscious Kerstin’s pocket. It was from her mother — begging medics to save her daughter.

Baffled by the illness, the hospital launched an appeal for missing Elisabeth to come forward and provide her medical history. Fritzl freed Elisabeth and the other two children. Kerstin remains in a coma.

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Elisabeth Fritzi is said to have been held hostage in the cellar of this house in  AmstettenDark secret: The banal facade of Fritzl’s house in the Austrian town of Amstetten 

Prison: An aerial shot of the Fritzl house, where Elisabeth was held captive for 24 years 

Today police said that when he was arrested, he initially said “nothing” although he was now co-operating with officers.

“He led a double life for 24 years,” said Mr Polzer. “The family lived upstairs. He had children with his own daughter who lived downstairs.

“He did not want to give any details to officers who investigated it.”

Mr Polzer said of the underground chamber: “There are a number of rooms. Everything is very, very narrow and the victim herself, the mother of these children, told us that this was continually enlarged over the years.”

Police are looking at planning records to see if Fritzl ever notified authorities about the building work.

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Family of mystery: Daughter Lisa, who lived a normal life, Fritzl’s wife Rosemarie and his second son, Alexander at the age of 12 

Fritzl had fooled the authorities over the years by telling them that his ” missing” daughter had mysteriously returned on three occasions – in 1993, 1994 and 1997 – to dump three children on his doorstep.

He claimed each time she had left a note saying she was unable to look after them and persuaded authorities she had left to join a cult.

Fritzl and his daughter were picked up on Saturday close to the hospital where Kerstin is being treated.

He kept Elisabeth prisoner by telling her the cellar was booby trapped to explode if she attempted to escape.

Police took the retired electrician with them to discover not just the secret opening to the underground cell, which only he knew, but to slowly,carefully gain entrance because of the fear of hidden explosives.

Held captive: Natascha Kampusch 

The small, keyless door to the dungeon, barely three feet high and two feet wide, was concealed in a workshop in part of the cellar by a shelf filled with cans of paint and other containers.

“Behind the shelf was a door made of reinforced concrete, secured electronically and running on steel rails,” said local police official Heinz Lenze.

“Only the suspect ( Fritzl) knew the code.”

Once inside astonished police found a labrynth of tiny rooms and tight, narrow stone-lined passageways, with uneven floors and a ceiling no higher than 5ft6ins, that was continually renovated and enlarged over the years as Fritzl’s “family” grew.

The retired electrical engineer, desperate to keep his evil plan secret, dug out much of the basement with his bare hands, making regular trips to local building suppliers for materials. Foam insulation was liberally applied as an effective means of sound-proofing.

“It was a prison which he installed with skill and energy,” said Mr Lenze.

The only source of light for Elisabeth and the children was a harsh striplight overhead.

Quite aside from the appalling mental damage, doctors are also concerned to discover what damage has been done to their eyesight after a prolonged period underground.

A television, video recorder and a large radio were their only contacts with the outside world – apart from the hatch through which Fritzl passed them food that was cooked on ‘small hot plates’ on an ancient cooker, and clothes.

Some toys, paper and glue were also found in the dungeon to provided some distraction for the young captives. Their handwork can clearly be seen in the photo of the bathroom where, in an effort to alleviate their unimaginable torment, various poignant children’s drawings adorn the wall.

Mr Polzer said: “The lives of the three children in the cellar is in no way comparable with the lives of their three siblings.

“Since the day they were born they have never seen the light of day. They never had any doctor to care for them when they were sick.

“They learned to speak from their mother in isolation. They were pale, and experienced having to be nearby during the ordeal their mother was put through.”

The case has prompted widespread disbelief in Austria over how such abuse could have been repeated – and why it went unnoticed for so long by the authorities.

“The entire nation must ask itself just what is fundamentally going wrong,” the newspaper Der Standard said today.

Questions are being asked about how neighbours could have failed to notice what was happening.


partners in crime

Three appalling cases of individuals and even a family that were hired by unwed mothers to take care of their infants while they worked. Instead these “baby minders” either sold the children to childless couples, starved and neglected them, and even murdered the infants.
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The film adopts Karla’s point of view throughout, and if you believe the performance you’ll regard Karla as the prototypical battered wife and compliant accomplice. This can get annoying for anyone familiar with the facts, but in the end it’s made clear that her story is pretty much a self-serving “reorganization” of what happened: she never apologized to victims’ families, never expressed public remorse, and seemed as narcissistic upon her release as she’d ever been.

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    Along with prison-buddy psychopath Roy Norris, Bittaker constructed a van called the Murder Mack and collected pretty teenage girls to rape, torture and kill in the San Gabriel Mountains. In the isolated mountain areas, they went to work on their young victims with vice-grip pliers, urging them to scream into their tape recorder before they snuffed out their voices forever.

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    Angelo Buono and Kenneth Bianchi, the Hillside StranglersIt takes more than a few homicides to get the attention of the people in a city the size of Los Angeles. Murders are a daily occurrence. So when three women living hi-risk lifestyles were found strangled and naked on hillsides very few people lost sleep over it. Only a couple sharp homicide detectives became nervous that this was just the beginning. Everything changed when five “nice girls” were abducted from their middle-class neighborhoods.
    Two psychopathic cousins made torture into an unspeakable art form as they experimented on their young victims, giving new meaning to the concept of “Evil.”
      Robin Gecht & his friends rampaged Chicago in the 1980s. They talked about how they had kidnapped women off the streets, raped them, and stabbed them with knives, razors, tin can lids, and can openers. With piano wire, they then amputated one or both breasts and masturbated onto them. Gecht’s “rippers” took the flesh they had removed from their victims, cut it up, and consumed it as a form of ancient devilish communion.

      The Mansonesque type of killer is rare —the person who can persuade others to kill or harm others for him. According to three confessions, Gecht was exactly that type of person. While Manson’s brood was larger, the three men who followed Gecht were just as deadly, and it’s quite unusual to have four people involved in such an extensive string of sexually sadistic murders.

        Maybe people shouldn’t be surprised that a boy who had to endure the nickname “Pissy” because of a tendency to wet his pants would grow up to be one of America’s most savage spree killers. And it certainly didn’t help that Pissy would go to prison on a robbery charge and emerge two years later with a tendency to dress in women’s clothing and a desire for rough sex. Whatever the reasons, Alton Coleman and his girlfriend Debra Denise Brown will go down in history as a short-lived U.S. version of Great Britain’s multiple sex-slayers Myra Hindley and Ian Brady.
        Ray & Faye Copeland, a serial killer team from America’s heartland, were senior citizens when they began their murder rampage.
        Did this closet homosexual really kill 27 boys or was he the victim of drugged up young men who took advantage of his generosity? This is the true story of treachery, torture, mutilation and murder.
        New York classic story of a black widow and a psychopathic ladies man who create havoc in their community with pedophilia, arsenic poisoning and bad parenting.
          Two career criminals murdered Ian Lamb, a complete stranger for $20, a package e of cigarettes and a couple of gallons of gasoline. Then, for no other reason than that one of the men had once worked for her family as a farm hand, they kidnapped Virginia Morse, a young mother of three, from her home. Morse was raped and tortured repeatedly while Crump and Baker drove to neighboring Queensland. Next, they tied her to a tree and shot her in the eyes.

          Recently, Australian courts have struggled with the constitutionality of real life imprisonment where particularly horrible killers are “never to be released.”

            Career criminal and meth-addicted mommy link up to fulfill Ricky’s lifetime ambition — torturing, raping and killing women on video. Just as police got an important tip, this depraved couple escaped, abducted a young girl and planned their suicide.
            We have a few stock images that spring to mind when we think of serial killers. Maybe we see a Jeffrey Dahmer-type character–quietly savage, a misfit loner who practices his unspeakable avocation under society’s radar. We probably do not, however, associate married couples with our notions of serial killing.
            Gerald and Charlene kidnapped and killed ten people, mostly teenage girls, lured and captured in well-planned schemes, the ultimate goal of which was to provide a steady procession of disposable “love slaves.” Depending on whose story you believe, Charlene Gallego was either a reluctant facilitator of, or a willing participant in her husband Gerald’s tragic extended binge. After the couple’s apprehension, Charlene claimed that Gerald had beaten and intimidated her into helping him, but Gerald, for his part, insisted that she had taken part in the assaults and killings. “We had this sexual fantasy see, so we just carried it out,” Charlene later recounted chillingly. “I mean, like it was easy and fun and we really enjoyed it, so why shouldn’t we do it?”
            During the late 1970s, the city of Columbus, Ohio and outlying areas were plagued by a series of indiscriminate and brutal murders, which claimed the lives of 10 people.

            The “.22-caliber killings,” as they would later be dubbed by the media, began on December 10, 1977, with the murders of two women at Forkers Cafe in Newark, Ohio, some distance outside the city of Columbus. Joyce Vermilion and Karen Dodrill, had been shot multiple times as they walked out the rear door of the cafe, shortly after its closing at 2:30 a.m.

            This and subsequent murders were distinguished by the amount of overkill — the bodies were literally bullet-ridden.

            Finally, in 1978 suspicion focused on two truly weird middle-aged brothers, one very much under the influence of the other.

            Along with psychopath sidekick Ottis Toole, he traveled the U.S. raping, robbing, killing, and mutilating men, women & children. Originally thought to have killed 360 people, some of his confessions are now discredited. Whatever number of murders he & Toole committed, these two serial killers set a new standard in depravity.
            Delusional Australian criminal set out to commit the “Kill Seven” Murders, along with his teenage gang, to bring his dead son back to life. This bizarre mission caused the death of three innocent people before he was captured.

            When McCafferty, called the Australian Charles Manson, was set to be released in 1997 after being imprisoned 23 years, the people of Australia were outraged. Since McCafferty was not an Australian citizen was exported back to his native Scotland, where he continued to be a problem.

            Saddleworth Moor, its long stretches of rugged earth, punctuated by steep valleys, sprawling hills, and rocky streams, was the silent witness of one of Britain’s worst serial murders. Every few months another child would mysteriously disappear as he or she walked the moors between the villages. And so it might have continued for many more years had Myra Hindley’s brother-in-law not seen Ian Brady take an axe to one of his young victims.
            It was a real shocker in an era that could not imagine a woman participating in the brutal murder of children. Myra and Ian were the prototypes for Fred and Rose West, Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka and the other twisted partners in murder that followed them.
            Eighteen-year-old Judith Neelley lured teenagers to a horrible death, but only after they had been raped and tortured. It was the consensus of those who listened to the various witnesses that Judith was the brains behind the most serious of the couple’s offenses. It was she who had persuaded Alvin to participate with her in the brutal crimes, not the other way around. When they had lured Lisa Millican into their car and molested and killed her, it was Judith who injected her with liquid drain cleaner and who then shot her.

            She was also the person who shot John Hancock and left him for dead. The question for a jury was whether she had done so because she herself was psychologically disturbed or whether she had been forcibly subordinated to Alvin in such a manner that she would do whatever he wanted, even when he was not around. They had decided that she was aware of what she was doing and had not been under anyone else’s power.

            Cruel, psychopathic son of wealthy Hong Kong businessman, discharged from the Marines for stealing, and his accomplice kidnapped, raped, tortured and murdered an estimated 25 captives in a fortified bunker in California — all caught on video. When Lake killed himself with hidden cyanide tablets, Ng fled to Canada, setting the stage for one of the most expensive legal battles in U.S. history, dwarfing the O.J. Simpson trial.
            Phoenix’s Serial Shooters hunted humans for fun.
            William Holbert and Laura Reese left murder and mayhem in their wake when they fled from the U.S. to the laid-back beaches of Panama’s Bocas del Toro where they ran a hostel and continued their campaign of lying, stealing and allegedly killing at least seven people.
            It’s hard to imagine that these cases occur so often in recent times, but there are quite a number of them. Dr. Katherine Ramsland looks at some of the most interesting and high-profile cases where individuals and couples have become obsessed with taking sex slaves.

            There are four basic victim types and sometimes their stories lead to the grave and sometimes to freedom. The slave masters are also very diverse psychologically in the way they practice this deadly game of dominance and submission.

            They got drunk together, abused illicit drugs together, and are believed to have committed their first of possibly 20 murders together. One of them is on death row. The other on parole after serving only a few years in prison. Now, an angry public wants to know what went wrong with a system that failed to keep a suspected serial killer behind bars.
            Carol found Doug to be suddenly quite controlling. He demanded that she do what he wanted and threatened to abandon her if she did not comply. He wanted a sex slave, someone who would see to all of his needs, mundane and bizarre. She gave in, expecting that in return he would be true to her. But he soon told her that he was tired of having sex with her and needed something new and more exciting. He brought prostitutes home, and to please him Carol went along with it.

            It was a long hot summer for LAPD. Bodies of young women were found mutilated, even headless, and dumped along the embankments around the freeway ramps.

            Soon a call came into the station from a woman who implicated her boyfriend in the killings but who refused to offer details that could help to locate him. She could have been just a crank caller, but she was correct about how the murders had been done. She knew details that had not been released to the media. But the switchboard cut her off and she did not call back. If she had, some lives could have been saved and she might not have taken the path she did.

            It was no crank call.

            Author Katherine Ramsland looks at famous killing teams, their motives, and the psychology of killing along with a partner.
            Dr. Katherine Ramsland looks at the psychology of several famous killing teams.
            of team killers and some famous murder partners by Dr. Katherine Ramsland.
            They were the typical family next door, or at least they appeared to be. But 1994 witnessed the slow peeling away of the layers of secrets hidden in the ordinary house at 25 Cromwell Street, now known as the Gloucester House of Horrors. Rose was running a thriving prostitution business, bearing illegitimate, mixed race children one after another, while Fred lured young women to stay at the house. While that may have provoked scandal, police discovered that Fred & Rose turned their children and guests into sex slaves and murdered them when they tried to escape.
              Australia’s first serial killer partnership was made up of a charismatic psychopath and a dependent drifter who went on a killing spree that left seven women dead.

              The Lonely Hearts Killers

                The Lonely Hearts Killers

                 

                The Honeymoon Killers (1970) Poster for the cult film about Raymond Fernandez and Martha Beck directed by Leonard Kastle.

                The Honeymoon Killers
                (1970) Poster for the cult film
                about Raymond Fernandez
                and Martha Beck directed by
                Leonard Kastle.

                 

                “I’m no average killer!” Raymond Martinez Fernandez told Michigan cops on the day he was arrested. The slim, smartly dressed, balding man sat in the wooden chair between two detectives as he told a tawdry story of sex, lies and murder. He wiped his sweating forehead every few minutes with a white handkerchief supplied by his co-conspirator and obese sex slave, who looked on with wide-eyed admiration and love. For several hours he described their journey through a maze of deception and betrayal that ended with the deaths of as many as 17 women. “I have a way with women, a power over them,” he said. That power, he claimed, was achieved by the practice of voodoo.

                Raymond Martinez Fernandez, 34, was born in Hawaii of Spanish parents. His rotund girlfriend, Martha Jule Beck, 29, who weighed well over 200 pounds, lovingly brushed his thinning hair back on his head as he told police how they killed their last victims in the town of Byron Center, Michigan on the night of February 28, 1949. Later, when the victim’s two-year-old daughter refused to stop crying over the loss of her mother, Martha drowned her in a tub of dirty water while Raymond looked on. After the murders, they decided to go to the movies where they munched on popcorn and drank a gallon of soda.

                The day-by-day revelations about this bizarre couple had New York City’s press working overtime to keep up with the story that seemed too sleazy even by tabloid standards. Martha’s enormous size was the subject of never-ending speculation by the press who estimated her weight to be anywhere from 200 to over 300 pounds. This constant ridicule caused Martha to write a series of tearful, angry letters from prison to the media complaining of the unfair treatment she received from columnists like Walter Winchell and newspapers like The Daily News and the New York Mirror.

                “I’m still a human, feeling every blow inside, even though I have the ability to hide my feelings and laugh,” she said, “But that doesn’t say my heart isn’t breaking from the insults and humiliation of being talked about as I am. O yes, I wear a cloak of laughter.”

                Fernandez and Beck came to be known as the “lonely hearts killers” in the nation’s press. Their murder trial took place during the scorching hot summer of 1949 in Bronx Criminal Court where the salacious testimony of “abnormal sexual practices” caused a near riot among spectators. The Latino Lothario and the plump, love-sick girlfriend who killed lonely, sex-starved women was a story weirder and more intriguing than anything out of the trashiest pulp magazines of the 1940s.

                Martha

                 

                Martha Beck

                Martha Beck

                 

                She was born Martha Jule Seabrook in 1919 in the town of Milton in northwest Florida. As a small child, Martha developed a glandular condition that caused her to physically mature faster than most children. By the age of 10, she possessed a woman’s body and the sexual drive of an adult. Unfortunately, she was already obese by that age and suffered ridicule from not only her classmates but from her domineering mother as well. It was claimed at Martha’s murder trial in 1951 that her brother sexually assaulted her at an early age. When she told her mother about the incident, she blamed Martha and beat her. Wherever she went thereafter, her mother followed her. If a boy showed any interest in Martha, her mother was sure to chase the boy away with a barrage of insults and threats. Throughout her teenage years, Martha was the focus of cruel jokes and insults which drove her further within herself. She became reclusive, withdrawn and had virtually no friends her own age.

                Later, Martha attended a nursing school in Pensacola where she graduated first in her class in 1942. But because of her appearance, she was unable to gain employment in the nursing field. She was forced to take a job working for a mortician in a local funeral home preparing female bodies for burial. It was a surreal environment for Martha who was already remote and lonely. Tending to the bodies of the dead at all hours of the day and night, she may have found a strange solace in the company of those who could not hurt her with criticism and ridicule. She lived with the dead.

                In 1942, desperate to begin a new life, she moved to California. She soon got a job at an Army hospital working as a nurse. But at night, Martha would frequent the city’s bars where she would pick up soldiers on leave and at times, have sex with some of them. As a result of one of these encounters, she became pregnant. The father was a soldier who was uninterested in her. When he discovered Martha was pregnant he attempted to commit suicide by throwing himself into a nearby bay. Unable to convince the father to wed and deeply ashamed that a man would rather die than marry her, she returned to Florida depressed and alone.

                In Milton, Martha soon realized that she had to explain the pregnancy. She made up a story that she met and married a Navy officer in California. She bought a wedding ring and wore it proudly around town. Her husband would soon return from the Pacific and then everyone would meet him. Of course, that day could never happen so she had to come up with a remedy. She arranged to have a telegram sent to herself announcing that her husband was killed in action. She went into hysterics when she received the “news.” The town mourned for her and the story even appeared in the local papers. Martha received a great deal of attention and sympathy for her “loss.” In the spring of 1944, she gave birth to a daughter, Willa Dean.

                A New Direction

                 

                Raymond Fernandez

                Raymond Fernandez

                 

                He bought passage on another ship headed for Alabama. When the boat arrived at the port of Mobile, Fernandez did a stupid thing. He stole a large quantity of clothing and items from the ship’s storeroom that were clearly marked. When he tried to pass through customs, he was immediately arrested. He had no explanation for his conduct and when he was asked why he committed the theft, he said, “I don’t know. I can’t think. I can’t say why I did it. I just saw other men putting a towel or two in their bags, so I thought I’d do the same. Only I just couldn’t seem to stop.” He was sentenced to one year in the federal penitentiary in Tallahassee, Florida. While he was in prison, Fernandez became cellmates with a Haitian man. This man, a follower of the ancient religion Vodun, introduced Raymond to the practice of voodoo and plunged him into the world of the occult.

                He became convinced that he had a secret power over women that originated with voodoo. His sexual powers were at their peak, he believed, when they were enhanced by the energy of the Vodun. Erroneously described as an evil religion, it is a derivative of several African religions, mostly Nigerian, some of which go back over 5,000 years. Raymond fell into the dark side of voodoo and believed that he was a oungan(priest) who could obtain his mystical powers from the Loa (spirits). He read the notorious “Haiti or the Black Republic,” written in 1884 and the source of a great deal of misinformation about the Vodun religion. It contained lurid descriptions of human sacrifice and tortures, which later captured the imagination of Hollywood filmmakers who produced films that perpetuated that myth. Fernandez told friends that he could make love with women from great distances by placing voodoo powders inside the envelopes. In his letters, he asked his victims to send a lock of their hair, an earring, or some personal item that he could utilize in voodoo rituals to strengthen his supernatural control. Unsuspecting women, he believed, then fell at his feet, consumed by the erotic sexual persuasion of Raymond Fernandez, voodoo houngan.

                In 1946, Raymond was released from prison and moved to Brooklyn to live with his sister. His relatives were upset with his appearance, which had changed dramatically since the accident. He was mostly bald where before he had an abundance of rich, dark hair. The scar from the accident was plainly visible on the top of his head. Raymond locked himself in his room for days at a time and complained of painful headaches. During this period, he began to write dozens of letters to “lonely hearts” clubs where, through the mails, he began to seduce gullible females who were looking for men. Once he gained their trust, he would steal money, jewelry, checks; whatever he could embezzle. Then, he would disappear forever. The victims, often too embarrassed to complain, rarely reported the episodes to the police.

                Dead End in Florida

                After Fernandez built up enough anticipation in Martha and he performed the necessary voodoo ritual, he decided that the time had come for the meeting. He arranged to take a train down to Florida and for Martha to meet him at the station. Of course, Martha, realizing that she was about to confront the lies she told about herself, was extremely nervous, but her curiosity and desire quickly overcame whatever fears she may have had. On December 28, 1947, he arrived in Pensacola, Florida.

                At first, Fernandez must have been surprised at her size but outwardly he gave no signs of his disapproval. When she first saw Fernandez, Martha was thrilled. She couldn’t believe how lucky she was to have such a handsome man. He was everything she dreamed of, and more. She thought he strongly resembled her hero, Charles Boyer. They returned to her home where Martha introduced Raymond to her two children and prepared dinner. Once the children were put to bed, Raymond made his move. Martha, already thrilled that he would pay any attention to her whatsoever, quickly surrendered. For the first time in her life, she attained sexual fulfillment. It was a revelation.

                Fernandez, though, was still thinking of his scheme to fleece the gullible Martha. He was anxious to learn of her assets in order to determine if she was worth the effort. They spent the next day and night together and had sex several times. Martha swore her undying love and wanted him to stay in Florida to marry her. But Fernandez did not want marriage; he wanted to continue his work. He suddenly told Martha that he had business in New York and really should return as soon as possible. Martha protested but Fernandez calmed her by saying he would soon be back or send money so she could join him in New York. Martha interpreted that as a sort of proposal.

                After he boarded the train in Jacksonville, she went back to Milton and told everyone that she was about to be married again. A shower was prepared in her honor, she was happy like she had never been before. Then, on the day of the shower, she received a letter from Fernandez in which he said that she “misunderstood” his feelings for her and he would not be returning to Florida. She was devastated. After Martha attempted suicide, Fernandez relented and agreed to let her visit him in New York. She stayed for a glorious two weeks.

                But when she returned to her job in Florida, she was fired without explanation. When she tried to find out why, her employer refused to elaborate. Martha felt it was because the town had learned about her scandalous affair with a Latin lover from New York. She picked up her last paycheck as Martha Fernandez and went home to pack. She got her two kids dressed, said goodbye to a few friends and got on the first bus to New York.

                When Fernandez answered his door on the morning of January 18, 1948, much to his dismay, he found Martha and her two children standing there. This was a major stumbling block in his career of theft and deception. Fernandez, though, didn’t disapprove of having Martha around. There was something comforting about her, the way she catered to his every need, made his bed, cooked for him. But the kids had to go, he insisted. Martha reluctantly decided that giving up her children was the price she had to pay for Raymond. On January 25, 1948, she dropped off her kids at the Salvation Army and abandoned them. For the next three years, she had no contact with them whatsoever. Not until she was in Sing Sing prison in 1951, did she ever give them another thought.

                Delphine and the Baby

                Beck and Fernandez quickly left Valley Stream and headed west to Grand Rapids, Michigan where the next victim was waiting. For several weeks, Fernandez corresponded with a young widow named Delphine Downing, 41, who also had a two-year-old child, Rainelle. Delphine also knew Fernandez as “Charles Martin,” a successful businessman in the export trade who also had a special love for children. So when “Charles” wrote Delphine and told her that he was coming for a visit to Byron Center, a suburb of Grand Rapids, she was pleasantly surprised. She also didn’t mind when he said that he would be bringing his sister, Martha, along.

                When they met, in late January 1949, Delphine was impressed with “Charles” and may have thought that she had a future with him. She liked his courteous manner and considerate attitude toward Rainelle. Before the month was out, he was having sex with Delphine, a development that had Martha quietly seething with rage. But Delphine’s happiness was short lived. One morning, she entered the bathroom and accidentally observed “Charles” without his toupee. She was shocked at his baldness and the ugly scar on the top of his head.

                She accused Fernandez of fraud and deception. Fernandez turned on the charm to placate her, but nothing worked. Martha was still burning inside but remained quiet, hoping the situation would calm down. She convinced Delphine to take some sleeping pills. While the pills did their work, Rainelle began to cry, perhaps sensing that her mother was not acting normally. Martha, already furious with Delphine and Fernandez, suddenly grabbed the child and began to choke her into unconsciousness causing obvious bruises on her neck. Fernandez was angry.

                “If she wakes up and sees Rainelle, she’ll go to the police!” he said.

                “Do something, Ray!” Martha said. Fernandez went into the next room and retrieved a handgun that belonged to Delphine’s dead husband. He wrapped the pistol in a blanket and placed the muzzle against Delphine’s head. He pulled the trigger, sending a bullet into her brain, which killed her instantly. Rainelle watched the entire event from a few feet away. Then, they wrapped Delphine up in sheets and carried her into the basement. They dug a large hole and dumped the body in. Fernandez covered the grave with cement while Martha dutifully cleaned up the murder scene.

                For the next two days, they made their plans to escape. They cashed in whatever checks that Delphine had and looted the house of all valuables. Meanwhile, Rainelle cried constantly and refused to eat. They talked over what should be done with the little girl but could not agree. Ultimately, Fernandez told Martha to get rid of her.

                “I can’t do it, Ray, I can’t!” she pleaded. But Martha was already in too deep. She was accomplice to several murders and partner to dozens of frauds and thefts. She had no real home and had abandoned her own children to be with her Svengali lover. And now, after burying yet another body to hide their crimes, Fernandez wanted her to do the unthinkable. She may have tried to resist, but his power over her was complete. As Rainelle continued to sob, Beck and Fernandez transferred some of the water that had accumulated in the basement and filled an empty metal tub to the brim. Then, in an act of callous depravity, Martha picked up the child and held her under the water until she drowned. A few minutes later, Fernandez was digging another grave next to Delphine. Only this one was a lot smaller.

                Although they were now free to leave town and move on, they chose not to. Instead, Martha and Raymond went to the movies. Later when they came back to the apartment, they began to pack their bags. There was a knock at the door and when Fernandez opened it, he found two stern-looking cops standing in front of him. Suspicious neighbors had called the police.

                The Arrest

                After they were arrested on February 28, 1949, Beck and Fernandez were brought to the Kent County D.A.’s office where they were questioned by the police and the District Attorney. Perhaps because they were already resigned to their fate, neither asked for an attorney nor did they attempt to avoid questioning. “I’m no average killer,” Fernandez said to investigators. Together they told a salacious story of sex, deception and murder to the police. They signed a 73-page confession in the presence of Kent County D.A. Roger O. McMahon who assured them they would never be turned over to the New York police. Fernandez and Beck were aware there was no death penalty in Michigan and were content to remain in Kent County rather than be extradited back to New York to face charges for the Fay killing.

                “The electric chair scares me!” Martha said. With the promise that if they told the truth, Fernandez could be out of prison in six years with time off for good behavior, they cooperated fully with investigators.

                 

                Martha Beck

                Martha Beck

                 

                The next day, the Lonely Hearts murder case was in the nation’s headlines. It was page one in every big city newspaper. The N.Y. Times wrote, “3 ‘Lonely Hearts’ Murders Trap Pair; Body Dug Up Here.” Wherever Beck and Fernandez went while in custody, the photographers followed, hoping to catch a photo of America’s most dysfunctional couple. And just as soon, the process of dehumanizing Martha Beck began.

                The papers called her “fat,” “simpering,” “Big Martha,” “a 200 lb. figure of wrath,” “the giggling divorcee,” “unattractive,” “a weird woman,” and other humiliating terms. Each newspaper story published during that period included her weight, which was falsely reported in nearly every instance. (Her actual weight at the time of her arrest was 233 pounds.) Unfortunately, the New York press has a long and shameful history of such reporting, particularly in murder cases where the accused is a female. From the time of Ruth Snyder in 1927, a woman convicted of murdering her husband, right up until the modern era, the city’s tabloids often lose every sense of objectivity when it comes to reporting on criminal trials in which the defendant is a woman. Snyder, especially, was vilified by the press in a way that is seldom seen for any criminal defendant, male or female. Her case became the journalism benchmark on how a woman can be totally demonized by newspaper reporting.

                 

                Raymond Fernandez in jail

                Raymond Fernandez in jail

                 

                Headlines such as “Reveal Lonely Hearts Blood Money Dealings,” “Hearts Killer Explodes at Attorney,” and “Fernandez Tells Strange Love Story” built an image in the public’s eye that the two defendants were already guilty and a trial was just a necessary formality. In a startling display of the media’s bias in this case, even just a cursory read of the press coverage before and during the murder trial reveals an expectation, even a demand, that Martha Beck and Raymond Fernandez receive the death penalty. The pressure for them to die was building.

                During the week of March 8, 1949, after several phone calls from New York Governor Thomas Dewey to the state of Michigan, a deal was cut with Kent County prosecutors. They would waive criminal charges for the Downing murders and permit New York to extradite the defendants to face charges in the Janet Fay murder.

                The reason was simple: Michigan had no electric chair.

                The Trial Circus

                 

                Martha Beck, attorney Rosenberg (middle) and Raymond Fernandez

                Martha Beck, attorney Rosenberg (mid-
                dle) and Raymond Fernandez

                 

                Amidst a stunning, deadly heat wave that gripped the nation that summer, the trial of Martha Beck and Raymond Fernandez opened on June 28, 1949. A young Manhattan attorney, Herbert E. Rosenberg, was chosen to represent Martha and Raymond. Of course, one attorney to represent both defendants was a violation of ethics and unfair to the accused, but the decision was allowed to stand. A change of venue from Nassau County, Long Island, where the Fay murder was committed, was granted and the trial moved to the more spacious, more accessible Bronx Supreme Court near baseball’s famous Yankee Stadium. But nothing could save the spectators from the oppressive heat. Over the July 4th weekend in 1949, at least 881 people died nationwide from heat and accidents, a record that still stands today.

                Judge Ferdinand Pecora sat on the bench, a stern but fair jurist who had a reputation of moving things along in his trials. The prosecutor was Nassau County District Attorney Edward Robinson Jr. who was on the case since the very beginning and participated in the deal to extradite the defendants back from Michigan. The prosecution began its case with a barrage of witnesses including the medical examiner, friends of Janet Fay from Albany and the landlord from Janet’s apartment. Michigan investigators followed them to the stand and forensic detectives later explained the substantial physical evidence to the court.

                Raymond Fernandez took the stand on July 11, 1949. He denied any role in the Fay killing and said that he only met Martha a short time before by writing to lonely hearts clubs. He admitted confessing to the Michigan authorities but wished to retract the entire statement because he said he confessed only to save his sweetheart, Martha. In a soft voice and often smiling over at Martha as she nodded approvingly during his testimony, Fernandez appeared the picture of the sophisticated Spanish gentleman.

                “All my statements were made for the purpose of helping Martha,” he said softly, exposing his gold lined front teeth. “I love her. It couldn’t be anything else,” he added.

                But prosecutor Edward Robinson jumped all over Fernandez’s story by bringing up Jane Thompson, Delphine Downing, Rainelle Downing and Myrtle Young, all dead after meeting with Raymond Fernandez. Robinson kept after him in a shouting, blistering examination.

                “Mr. Fernandez is not deaf!” said Martha from her seat after one exchange. But Fernandez scored points also, especially when he described the Michigan interrogation.

                “Everybody was permitted to question me, including the newspapermen,” he said. “I didn’t know if I was coming or going. And the D.A. said that whatever I said would not be used against me.” Fernandez regained his composure and continued on, sensing that this point was one to dwell on. “They would look upon me as a murderer in New York and let her go,” he said. “As a man, I could take it better than a woman. If I cooperated, they said I would do six years and be paroled. Then I could do what I liked. If I didn’t cooperate, I would go to jail for life.”

                Lurid Details

                But the defendants had too much against them. The lengthy confession with all its gruesome detail came back to haunt them many times over. As the statement was read into the record, the courtroom gasped when they heard descriptions of the murders. “I can still hear it! The blood was dripping, dripping, dripping and the sound of it just sounded like it could be heard all the over the house!” Martha had told the Michigan investigators. While Fernandez was strangling Mrs. Fay, she said, her false teeth fell out. They had the presence of mind to dispose of them because “we realized in case her body was found, if the teeth were there, that would be a mode of identification.”

                D.A. Robinson then asked Fernandez if he shot and killed Delphine Downing.

                “That is true,” he said simply. But when asked if he killed Janet Fay, he denied it. At that point, Martha suddenly jumped out of her seat.

                “I think at this time, your honor, I want to take the stand!” she shouted. Judge Pecora admonished her as her attorney pushed her down into the seat. Page after page of their confession, each one more damaging than the last, went on to describe their twisting journey through deception, sex, fraud and murder.

                The testimony of Raymond Fernandez included descriptions of extensive sexual relations he had with his various victims. Much was made of a three-way strip poker game he played with Martha and Esther Henne, one of his victims. The last hand was played for who would have the pleasure of sleeping with Fernandez. Martha won. This type of testimony continued through the morning of July 21 and was so lurid that “unauthorized persons were not permitted to loiter outside the courtroom.” TheN.Y. Times said that “many of the would-be spectators, predominantly women, did without lunch in order not to lose their places.”

                 


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                This is a list of notable serial killers, by the country where most of the murders were committed.

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                [edit]Convicted serial killers by country

                [edit]Argentina

                • Cayetano Santos Godino: AKA “Petiso Orejudo” (“Big Eared Midget”); at 16, killed four children in 1912; died in prison in 1944
                • Robledo Puch: AKA “The Death Angel” and “The Black Angel” killed 11 people before his arrest in 1972; sentenced to life imprisonment in 1980

                [edit]Australia

                [edit]Austria

                [edit]Belgium

                [edit]Brazil

                • Abraão José Bueno: nurse who killed four child patients
                • Pedro Rodrigues Filho: AKA “Pedrinho Matador”; convicted and sentenced to 128 years imprisonment for 70 murders; however, the maximum one can serve in Brazil is 30 years; claimed to have killed more than 100 victims, including 40 prison inmates
                • Edson Isidoro Guimarães: nurse who killed four patients but suspected of 131 deaths in total
                • Anísio Ferreira de Sousa: gynaecologist who was convicted of the murder of three children but linked to the disappearance of a total of 19

                [edit]Canada

                [edit]China

                • Gong Runbo: found guilty of the murders of six children and teenagers aged between nine and 16 from 2005 to 2006
                • Huang Yong: between September 2001 and 2003 killed at least 17 teenage boys; executed in 2003
                • Shen Changyin and Shen Changping: found guilty of the murders of 11 prostitutes
                • Yang Xinhai: confessed to killing 65 people between 2000 and 2003; executed in 2004

                [edit]Colombia

                • Daniel Camargo Barbosa: AKA “The Sadist of El Charquito”, who is believed to have raped and killed over 150 young girls in Colombia and Ecuador during the 1970s and 1980s.
                • Luis Garavito: AKA “The Beast” admitted to murder and rape of 140 young boys.
                • Pedro Lopez: AKA “The Monster of the Andes”; accused of raping and killing more than 300 girls across South America.

                [edit]Croatia

                • Vinko Pintarić: murdered five people, including his wife, between 1973 and 1990. Escaped from custody three times, killed in a 1991 shootout with the police.

                [edit]Czech Republic

                [edit]Denmark

                • Dagmar Overbye: childcare provider who killed between nine and 25 children; sentenced to death in 1921 then reprieved

                [edit]Ecuador

                [edit]Egypt

                • Raya and Sakina: Egypt’s most famous serial killers and the first Egyptian women to be executed by the modern state of Egypt

                [edit]Estonia

                [edit]Finland

                • Antti Taskinen: poisoner of three men; sentenced to life imprisonment
                • Matti Haapoja: convicted murderer of three people, admitted to the murders of 18 probably killed 22–25; sentenced to life imprisonment, hanged himself in a prison cell

                [edit]France

                [edit]Germany

                [edit]Ghana

                [edit]Greece

                • Antonis Daglis: AKA the “Athens Ripper”; convicted in 1997 of the strangulation murders and dismemberment of three women and the attempted murder of six others

                [edit]Hong Kong

                • Lam Kor-wan: sexual sadist who murdered and dismembered four women in the 1980s; sentenced to life imprisonment
                • Lam Kwok-wai: murdered three women

                [edit]Hungary

                [edit]India

                [edit]Indonesia

                • Ahmad Suradji: admitted to killing 42 women; sentenced to death and executed by firing squad on July 10, 2008

                [edit]Iran

                • Mohammed Bijeh: AKA the “Tehran Desert Vampire”; killed at least 16 young boys near Tehran; executed in 2005
                • Saeed Hanaei: AKA “The Spider Killer”; killed at least 16 women around Mashhad; executed in 2002

                [edit]Israel

                • Nicolai Bonner: killed four people in 2005 in Haifa, three of them homeless; sentenced to life imprisonment

                [edit]Italy

                [edit]Jamaica

                • Lewis Hutchinson: Scottish immigrant convicted of shooting dozens of people in the 18th century; executed in 1773

                [edit]Japan

                • Sataro Fukiage: raped and killed at least seven girls in the early 20th century
                • Hiroaki Hidaka: killed four prostitutes in 1996; executed on December 25, 2006
                • Miyuki Ishikawa: murdered an estimated 103, but could have been up to 169 infants in the 1940s
                • Yoshio Kodaira: rapist thought to have killed 11 people in Japan and Chinese people as a soldier
                • Genzo Kurita: killed six women and two children and engaged in rape and necrophilia
                • Hiroshi Maeue: AKA “Suicide Website Murderer”; lured people from suicide clubs promising to kill himself with his victims
                • Futoshi Matsunaga and Junko Ogata: AKA “House of Horror”; tortured and killed at least seven people between 1996 and 1998, including Ogata’s family
                • Tsutomu Miyazaki: AKA “The Otaku Murderer”, “The Little Girl Murderer” and “Dracula”; killed four preschool-age girls and ate the hand of a victim; executed in 2008
                • Seisaku Nakamura: AKA “Hamamatsu Deaf Killer”, murdered at least nine people
                • Akira Nishiguchi: killed five people and engaged in fraud
                • Kiyoshi Ōkubo: raped and murdered eight young women during 41 days in 1971

                [edit]Kazhakstan

                • Nikolai Dzhumagaliev: AKA “Metal Fang”; raped and hacked seven women to death with an axe in Almaty in 1980, then cannibalised them using his unusual false teeth

                [edit]Latvia

                • Kaspars Petrovs: convicted of murdering 13 elderly Riga women in 2005; confessed to killing 38

                [edit]Macedonia

                • Vlado Taneski: crime reporter arrested in June 2008 for the murder of three elderly women on whose deaths he had written articles; committed suicide in police custody; suspected of killing another woman

                [edit]Mexico

                • Juana Barraza: AKA “Mataviejitas” (“Old Lady Killer”); operated within the metropolitan area of Mexico City until January 25, 2006
                • José Luis Calva: cannibal; police found the remains of multiple female victims in his house; committed suicide on December 11, 2007
                • Adolfo Constanzo: AKA “The Godfather of Matamoros”; serial killer and cult leader in Mexico; committed suicide in 1989
                • Delfina and María de Jesús González: AKA “Las Poquianchis”; killed a total of 91; arrested and sentenced to 40 years in prison in 1964
                • Raúl Osiel Marroquín: AKA “El Gato Imperial”; killed four male homosexuals in Mexico City

                [edit]Netherlands

                [edit]New Zealand

                • Minnie Dean: Scottish immigrant baby farmer who killed at least three children by laudanum poisoning and suffocation in the 1890s

                [edit]Norway

                • Arnfinn Nessetgeriatric assistant nurse who poisoned 22 dwellers at the Orkdal Alders- og Sjukeheim institution over a period of years before being convicted in 1984

                [edit]Pakistan

                [edit]Poland

                [edit]Portugal

                • António Luís Costa: ex-GNR officer who murdered three women between 2005 and 2006. Sentenced to 25 years in prison.

                [edit]Romania

                • Vera Renczi: poisoned two husbands, one son and 32 of her suitors in the 1920s and 1930s
                • Ion Rîmaru: murdered and raped young women in Bucharest from 1970 to 1971; executed in 1971
                • Romulus Vereş: convicted of five murders, sent to a mental institution

                [edit]Russia

                • Valeriy Asratyan: arrested in 1990 and convicted of three murders and dozens of cases of sexual abuse; executed
                • Andrei Chikatilo: AKA “The Rostov Ripper”; killed 52 women and children throughout the Soviet Union; arrested, convicted and executed in 1994
                • Sergey Golovkin: AKA “The Fisher” killed 11 boys between 1986 and 1992
                • Vasiliy Kulik: killed 13 people aged between seven months and 75 years; executed
                • Maxim Petrov: AKA “Doctor Killer” and “Doctor Death”; doctor who killed 12 patients
                • Alexander Pichushkin: AKA “The Chessboard Killer”; convicted of 48 murders; confessed to killing 63
                • Sergei Ryakhovsky: AKA “The Hippopotamus”; convicted of the murders of 19 people aged between 14 and 78
                • Darya Nikolayevna Saltykova: 18th century noblewoman who tortured and killed serfs on her estate
                • Anatoly Slivko: convicted of killing seven young boys; executed
                • Alexander Spesivtsev: cannibal convicted of the murders of 19 women

                [edit]Slovakia

                [edit]Slovenia

                • Silvo Plut: killed three women; committed suicide in prison in 2007
                • Metod Trobec: raped and killed at least five women; committed suicide in prison in 2006

                [edit]South Africa

                [edit]South Korea

                • Yoo Young-chul: cannibal; killed 21 people from September 2003 to July 2004, mainly young women and rich men

                [edit]Spain

                [edit]Sweden

                • Thomas Quick: AKA “Sätermannen”; confessed and convicted of eight murders, later recanted confessions

                [edit]Turkey

                • Adnan Çolak: AKA “Artvin Monster”; killed 17 elderly women in Artvan, Turkey from 1992 to 1995. Sentenced to death.
                • Özgür Dengiz: serial killer from Ankara, who killed four people and cannibalized at least one

                [edit]Ukraine

                • Anatoly Onoprienko: AKA “The Terminator”; murdered 52 people from 1989 until his capture in 1996
                • Serhiy Tkach: convicted of raping and murdering 36 women, but claims the total is 100
                • Vladislav Volkovich and Vladimir Kondratenko: AKA the “Nighttime Killers”; charged with shooting, stabbing and bludgeoning 16 victims to death in Kiev between 1991 and 1997; Kondratenko committed suicide in prison during the trial; Volkovich was found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment

                [edit]United Kingdom

                • Beverley Allitt: AKA “Angel of Death”; paediatric nurse who killed four babies in her care and injured at least nine others; sentenced to life imprisonment in 1991
                • Robert Black: Scottish schoolgirl killer; convicted of three murders, suspected of many more
                • Ian Brady and Myra Hindley: AKA “Moors Murderers“; murdered five children, aged between 10 and 17 and buried them in Saddleworth Moor
                • Mary Ann Britland: poisoned her daughter, husband, and the wife of her lover in 1886
                • William Burke and William Hare: notorious body snatchers in Edinburgh in the 19th century
                • George Chapman: poisoned three women; suspected by some authors of being Jack the Ripper
                • John Reginald Halliday Christie: killed at least six women (including his wife) between 1943 and 1953 and hid the bodies in his house. He has been implicated in the murders of one other woman and her infant child, of which Christie’s fellow tenant, Timothy Evans, was convicted in 1950
                • Robert George Clements: doctor who committed suicide when due to be arrested for poisoning his fourth wife. His other three wives all died suspiciously during the interwar period
                • Mary Ann Cotton: British Victorian killer; said to have poisoned more than 20 victims; hanged in 1873
                • Thomas Neill Cream: AKA “Lambeth Poisoner”; began his killing spree in the United States then moved to London; hanged in 1892
                • Frederick Bailey Deeming: in 1891 killed his wife and four children in Britain; remarried and moved to Australia, and then murdered his new wife
                • John Duffy and David Mulcahy: AKA the “Railway Killers”; killed three women near railway stations in the 1980s
                • Amelia Dyer: murdered infants in her care; executed in 1896
                • Kenneth Erskine: AKA “Stockwell Strangler”; sentenced to life imprisonment in 1988 for murdering seven pensioners
                • Steven Grieveson: AKA “The Sunderland Strangler”; murdered three teenage boys in SunderlandTyne and Wear in 1993 and 1994
                • John George Haigh: AKA the “Acid Bath Murderer” and the “Vampire of London”; active in England during the 1940s; convicted of six murders, but claimed to have killed nine; executed in 1949
                • Archibald Hall: AKA the “Monster Butler”; killed five in the 1970s, three with accomplice Michael Kitto
                • Anthony Hardy: AKA the “Camden Ripper”; convicted of three murders; suspected of at least four
                • Trevor Hardy: AKA The Beast of Manchester killed three teenage girls in Manchester from 1974 to 1976
                • Philip Herbert: AKA the “Infamous Earl of Pembroke”; 17th century nobleman convicted of manslaughter but discharged; later killed the prosecutor and pardoned for a third murder
                • Colin Ireland: AKA “Gay Slayer”; killed five gay men in the early 1990s
                • Michael Lupo: AKA “Wolf Man”; convicted of four murders and two attempted murders
                • Patrick Mackay: charged with the murders of five individuals, convicted of three; confessed to killing 11 people
                • Peter Manuel: Scottish murderer of seven, suspected of killing 15; executed in 1958
                • Robert Maudsley: AKA “Hannibal The Cannibal”; killer of four; killed three in prison
                • Peter Moore: businessman who killed four men at random in Wales
                • Raymond Morris: AKA the “A34 Killer”; convicted of one murder, considered to have committed at least two more
                • Robert Napper: AKA the “Green Chain Rapist”; killed two women and a child in the 1990s
                • Donald Neilson: AKA “Black Panther”; killed four people, including heiress Lesley Whittle
                • Dennis Nilsen: killer of 15 (possibly 16) men between 1978 and 1983
                • Colin Norris: nurse convicted of killing four patients in Leeds hospitals
                • William Palmer: AKA “Palmer the Poisoner”; doctor suspected of numerous murders, convicted of one; hanged on June 14, 1856
                • Edward William Pritchard: Scottish doctor who poisoned his wife and her mother in 1865. Two years earlier their maid had died in a mysterious fire
                • Amelia Sach and Annie Walters: murdered an unknown number of babies put up for adoption
                • Harold Shipman: AKA “Dr.Death”; doctor convicted of 15 murders; a later inquiry stated he had killed at least 215 and possibly up to 457 people over a 25-year period
                • George Joseph Smith: AKA “The Brides in the Bath”; killer of three women
                • John Straffen: child killer and Britain’s longest serving prisoner until his death on November 19, 2007
                • Peter Sutcliffe: AKA the “Yorkshire Ripper”; convicted in 1981 of murdering 13 women and attacking seven more from 1975 to 1980
                • Peter Tobin: killer of three women
                • Thomas Griffiths Wainewright: artist considered to have poisoned four people
                • Fred West and Rosemary West: AKA “House of Horrors”; she was convicted of 10 murders; both are believed to have tortured and murdered at least 12 young women between 1967 and 1987, many at the couple’s home in Gloucester; he committed suicide in 1995 while awaiting trial
                • Catherine Wilson: nurse considered to have poisoned seven people in the 19th century
                • Mary Elizabeth Wilson: AKA the “Merry widow of Windy Nook”; convicted of murdering two husbands by poisoning and considered to have killed two others
                • Steve Wright: AKA “The Suffolk Strangler” killed five women in six weeks around Ipswich in late 2006
                • Graham Young: AKA “The Teacup Poisoner”; killed three people from 1962 to 1971

                [edit]United States of America

                • Charles Albright: AKA “The Eyeball Killer”; convicted of murdering three prostitutes in DallasTexas; sentenced to life imprisonment in 1991
                • Rodney James Alcala: AKA “the Dating Game Killer”; convicted rapist and serial killer
                • Amy Archer-Gilligan: poisoned a husband and four of her nursing home’s residents with arsenic or strychnine in Windsor, Connecticut in the 1910s
                • Benjamin Atkins: AKA the “Woodward Corridor Killer”; mission-oriented killer who raped and strangled eleven women in Detroit in 1991 and 1992
                • Joe Ball: AKA “The Alligator Man”; killed at least 20 women in the early 20th century in Texas
                • Herb Baumeister: suspected of killing 20+ men along I-70; fled and committed suicide after remains of 11 were found on his Westfield, Indiana property
                • Bloody Benders: family who killed guests at their inn in Labette CountyKansas in 1872
                • Robert Berdella: convicted of killing six men in 1988 in Kansas CityMissouri; sexually tortured and dismembered his victims
                • David Berkowitz: AKA “Son of Sam” and “The .44 Caliber Killer”; convicted of six murders in New York
                • Kenneth Bianchi and Angelo Buono Jr: AKA the “Hillside Strangler“; killers of 13 women and possibly involved in three other killings
                • Richard Biegenwald: convicted of killing five people in the early 1980s in the Asbury ParkNew Jersey area; suspected in at least six other murders
                • Arthur Gary Bishop: Utah man who murdered five young boys; executed in 1988
                • Lawrence Bittaker and Roy Norris: kidnapped, tortured, raped and murdered five girls in 1979
                • Terry Blair: Kansas City serial killer and rapist; active 1982–2004
                • William Bonin: AKA “The Freeway Killer”; with several accomplices, claimed the lives of 20 boys in California
                • Briley Brothers: three brothers and an accomplice responsible for 11 murders in the 1970s in Richmond, Virginia
                • Jerry Brudos: AKA “The Lust Killer” and “Shoe Fetish Slayer”; killed at least five women in Oregon
                • Ted Bundy: law student who raped and murdered more than 35 women in six states; escaped from prison twice before being executed in Florida State Prison on January 24, 1989
                • Harvey Carignan: AKA the “Want-Ad Killer”; raped and beat four young women to death in 1972 and 1973 having escaped hanging for a 1949 killing on a technicality
                • David Carpenter: AKA the “Trailside Killer”; murdered five women on San Francisco-area hiking trails between 1979 and 1981
                • Michael Bear Carson and Suzan Carson: nomadic hippie killers involved in the counter-culture movement; suspects in 12 homicides; sentenced to life imprisonment for three San Francisco Bay Area murders in 1983
                • Dean Carter: murdered at least four women
                • Richard Chase: AKA “The Vampire of Sacramento”; murdered six people in California the 1970s
                • Thor Nis Christiansen: shot dead and committed necrophilia on four young women in Isla Vista, California in the late 1970s
                • Joseph Christopher: AKA the “Midtown Slasher”; racist who killed twelve African Americans in 1980 and 1981, mutilating two of them
                • Doug Clark: AKA “Sunset Strip Killer”; killed at least seven people during 1980
                • Cynthia Coffman: kidnapped four women by ATMs before accomplice strangled them in five weeks in 1986
                • Carroll Cole: killed 16 people between 1948 and 1980; executed in 1985
                • Alton Coleman: multi-state killer whose killings took place during two months in 1984; convicted of murder in three states
                • John Norman Collins: committed in Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor between 1967 and 1969
                • Ray and Faye Copeland: oldest couple ever sentenced to death in the United States at the ages of 75 and 69; convicted of killing five men; modus operandi was to hire unskilled drifters as farm hands and later kill them
                • Dean Corll and Elmer Wayne Henley: committed the Houston Mass Murders in the 1970s
                • Juan Corona: California killer convicted of murdering 25 men in 1971
                • Richard Cottingham: AKA the “Torso Killer”; convicted of murdering five women in hotels around New York City between 1977 and 1980
                • Andre Crawford a convicted serial killer, who killed 11 women between 1993 to 1997
                • Charles Cullen: nurse in New Jersey and Pennsylvania who killed as many as 40 patients through lethal injection
                • Jeffrey DahmerMilwaukeeWisconsin cannibal who kept heads, skulls and body parts in his apartment for sexual gratification; convicted of 15 murders, but believed responsible for at least two others
                • Westley Allan Dodd: raped and murdered three boys in 1989; executed on January 5, 1993
                • Ronald Dominique: confessed to raping and murdering at least 23 men in Louisiana; sentenced to eight life sentences in 2008
                • Nannie Doss: AKA “The Giggling Granny” and “The Jolly Black Widow”; serial poisoner who killed 11 family members
                • Brian Dugan: convicted of murdering two girls and a woman between 1983 and 1985
                • Paul Durousseau: murdered seven in southeast United States between 1997 and 2003; may have killed while stationed in Germany with the Army
                • Mack Ray Edwards: convicted of murdering three children after confessing to the murders of six in Los Angeles County between 1953 and 1969; claimed at one point to have killed as many as 18
                • Donald Leroy Evans: convicted of two stranglings and police closed the file on another; suspected of another dozen murders but recanted confessions to over 50 more
                • Raymond Fernandez and Martha Beck: AKA the “Lonely Hearts Killers”; killed at least three women and one child in the 1940s but suspected in up to 20 murders in New York and Michigan
                • Albert Fish: AKA the “Werewolf of Wisteria”; sadist and pedophile who cannibalized several children; convicted of one murder, confessed to 2 others,claimed to have molested 100 children
                • Wayne Adam Ford: AKA “Wayward Wayne”; confessed to murdering four women; believed to have killed others
                • Kendall Francois: serial killer from PoughkeepsieNew York who targeted prostitutes; after strangling the women, he would store them in various crawl spaces in and around his home
                • Joseph Paul Franklin: racist serial killer who targeted interracial couples and attempted to assassinate Larry Flynt and Vernon Jordan; convicted of 11 murders and confessed to nine others
                • John Wayne Gacy: AKA “Killer Clown”; killer of at least 33 men and boys; kept bodies buried under his Chicago home
                • Gerald and Charlene Gallego: AKA the “Gallego Sex Slaves Killers”; kidnapped, raped and killed victims in the late 1970s; most of them were teenagers
                • Carlton Gary: convicted of the murders of seven elderly women in Georgia
                • Donald Henry “Peewee” Gaskins: AKA “Meanest Man in America”; convicted of nine murders; confessed to more than 200; executed on September 6, 1991
                • Ed Gein: two known victims, one suspected victim, four missing persons; elements of Gein’s life and crimes have inspired, at least in part, the films Psycho and The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, and the novel/movie The Silence of the Lambs
                • Janie Lou Gibbs: Georgia poisoner who killed five family members
                • Kristen Gilbert: AKA the “Angel of Death”; nurse convicted of killing four by epinephrine injection
                • Lorenzo Gilyard: killed up to 13 prostitutes in the Kansas City area 1977 to 1993
                • Harvey Glatman: Californian rapist and killer of three women; lured women to pose for “bondage photographs”; executed September 18, 1959
                • Billy Glaze: mission-oriented killer convicted of raping and murdering three Native American prostitutes in Minneapolis in 1986 and 1987
                • Gwendolyn Graham and Cathy Wood: Michigan duo who murdered five elderly nursing home residents in their care and claimed to have killed another
                • Dana Sue Gray: convicted of murder of three elderly women and attempted murder of a fourth in California
                • Vaughn Greenwood: convicted of nine counts of murder, including eight of the “Skid Row Slasher” killings in southern California
                • Belle Gunness: Norwegian-born murder-for-profit killer who killed her suitors and children in Indiana
                • Anna Marie Hahn: German-born murder-for-profit killer who poisoned five elderly men; executed in 1938
                • William Hance: AKA “The Forces Of Evil”; soldier who used the murders of Carlton Gary as an excuse for killing four women around military bases in 1977 and 1978
                • Robert HansenAlaskan baker who killed prostitutes at his cabin; convicted of four murders but admitted to 11 others
                • Donald Harvey: AKA “Angel of Death”; hospital orderly; confessed to more than 80 “mercy killings” with 37 confirmed killings
                • Charles Ray Hatcher: convicted of two child murders in 1978 and 1982 having killed another in 1969; also stabbed to death a fellow inmate and another man 20 years apart
                • Dale Hausner: Convicted of killing 6 people in random drive-by shootings in 2006 in Phoenix, Arizona
                • William Heirens: AKA “The Lipstick Killer”; confessed to three murders spanning from June 1945 to January 1946
                • Dr. H. H. Holmes: active from 1890 to 1894 during Chicago’s 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition; convicted of only one murder but definitively tied to at least eight more and confessed to a total of 27
                • Waneta Hoyt: New York woman who murdered her five children
                • Michael Hughes: killed four women in the Los Angeles area between 1992 and 1993; charged in 2008 with raping and murdering four additional women between 1986 and 1993
                • Leslie Irvin: AKA “Mad Dog”; convicted of killing six people in Indiana in the mid-1950s; his Supreme Court case set a precedent for fair trials of highly publicized defendants
                • Phillip Carl Jablonski: killed at least four women in California and Utah
                • Keith Hunter Jesperson: Canadian serial killer convicted in the United States
                • Martha Ann Johnson: convicted of smothering three of her children in Atlanta between 1977 and 1982
                • Vincent Johnson: AKA the “Brooklyn Strangler”; a homeless crack addict who killed at least five prostitutes
                • Genene JonesTexas pediatric nurse who poisoned infants in her care; convicted of only one murder but suspected of 10 or more others
                • John Joubert: AKA the “Nebraska Boy Snatcher”; stabbed three children to death in 1982 and 1983
                • Patrick Kearneynecrophiliac convicted of 21 murders in California and admitted to seven other murders
                • Edmund Kemper: started killing when he was 15 years old in Santa Cruz, California; convicted of six murders and implicated in four others
                • Tillie Klimek: Chicago woman who poisoned five husbands; sentenced to life imprisonment
                • Paul John Knowles: raped and murdered 18 people
                • Randy Steven Kraft: convicted of the murders of 16 young men and boys; suspected of 51 others in California
                • Timothy Krajcir: confessed to killing more than nine women—five in Missouri and four others in Illinois and Pennsylvania
                • Peter Kudzinowski: killed children in New Jersey in the 1920s
                • Leonard Lake and Charles Ng: ex-Marines and survivalists; killed at least 11 people and suspected of 25 in Wilseyville, California; collected and murdered female sex slaves
                • Derrick Todd Lee: AKA the “Baton Rouge Serial Killer”; convicted of two murders; linked by DNA evidence to five others
                • Henry Lee Lucas: convicted of 11 murders and confessed to approximately 3,000 others, although most of his confessions are considered outlandish; a task force set up to investigate his claims suggested that the true number of his murders may be as high as 213
                • Bobbie Joe Long: AKA the “Classified Ad Rapist”; killed 10 women in Tampa Bay, Florida in 1984
                • Kenneth McDuff: AKA the “Broomstick Killer”; death sentence for 1966 triple-murder commuted to life in prison; he started killing three days after his 1989 parole and killed ten more in Waco, Texas up until 1992
                • Orville Lynn Majors: nurse convicted of murdering six patients in Clinton, Indiana; suspected of 130 killings between 1993 and 1995
                • Rhonda Belle MartinAlabama poisoner who murdered six family members; suspected of poisoning at least nine; executed in 1957
                • David Edward Maust: convicted of killing five teenage boys; one in Germany in 1974, another in 1981, and three he buried in his basement in Hammond, Indiana in 2003
                • David Meirhofer: killed three children and an ex-girlfriend between 1966 and 1974; first criminal apprehended by offender profiling
                • Frederick Mors: Austrian who killed 17 elderly patients by poisoning in New York
                • Herbert Mullin: schizophrenic in Santa Cruz, California who killed people to prevent earthquakes; convicted of 10 murders and confessed to three others
                • Earle Nelson: AKA “Gorilla Man”; necrophiliac convicted and hanged for one murder; implicated in about 20 others
                • Marie Noe: murdered eight of her children between 1949 and 1968
                • Gordon Stewart Northcott: AKA the “Wineville Chicken Coop Murders”; California man who confessed to kidnapping, raping and murdering young boys with the aid of his mother, Sarah Louise Northcott in the 1920s; convicted of 3 murders, suspected of perhaps 20, executed in 1930
                • Carl Panzram: murderer, rapist and arsonist; convicted of two murders; confessed to 19 others; executed in 1930
                • Gerald Parker: AKA the “Bedroom Basher” raped and murdered five women and killed the unborn baby of a sixth woman in Orange CountyCalifornia
                • Christopher Peterson: AKA the “Shotgun Killer”, confessed to shooting seven people with a shotgun in a killing spree spanning from October 30, 1990 to December 18, 1990 in Indiana
                • Cleophus Prince Jr.: AKA the “Clairemont Killer”; raped and killed six women in San Diego in 1990
                • Dorothea Puente: convicted of three killings in Sacramento, California during the 1980s; suspected of six others
                • Dennis Rader: AKA the “BTK Killer”; killed ten people between 1974 and 1991 in Sedgwick County, Kansas
                • Richard Ramirez: AKA the “Night Stalker”; terrorized Los Angeles in 1984 and 1985; convicted of 14 murders
                • David Parker Ray: convicted of rape and torture and sentenced to 224 years in prison; FBI believes he was responsible for the deaths of 60 women in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico
                • Paul Dennis Reid: killed seven people during armed robberies between February and April 1997
                • Ángel Maturino Reséndiz: killed nine people in TexasKentucky, and Illinois
                • Gary Ridgway: AKA the “Green River Killer”; convicted of murdering 48 women in Washington state
                • Joel Rifkin: murdered 17 women in the New York City and Long Island areas
                • Harvey Miguel Robinson: teenager who stalked, raped and killed three women in Allentown, Pennsylvania in 1992 and 1993
                • John Edward Robinson: AKA the “Cyber Sex Killer”; lured victims through the internet; convicted of murdering six women in Missouri and Kansas
                • Dayton Leroy Rogers: murdered at least six women in Oregon
                • Danny Rolling: pleaded guilty to murdering five students in Florida; executed in 2006
                • Michael Bruce Ross: raped and murdered seven women in Connecticut; executed May 13, 2005
                • Efren Saldivar: respiratory therapist who killed six patients, possibly as many as 120
                • Altemio Sanchez: AKA the “Bike Path Rapist”; responsible for three murders and numerous rapes spanning a 25-year period in Buffalo, New York; currently serving three consecutive 75 years-to-life sentences for the murders
                • Gerard John Schaefer: Florida police officer who killed up to 34 women and girls
                • Charles Schmid: AKA the “Pied Piper of Tucson”; murdered three teenage girls in 1964 and 1965 and buried them in the desert
                • Heriberto SedaNew York City copycat killer of the “Zodiac Killer” active from 1990 to 1994; convicted of shooting eight individuals, killing three; sentenced to life imprisonment in 1998
                • Tommy Lynn Sells: convicted of only one murder; admitted to murdering dozens of people across the United States, possibly in excess of 70 although only six are confirmed
                • Arthur Shawcross: AKA “The Genesee River Killer”; convicted of 12 murders; confessed to one more
                • Robert Shulman: convicted of murdering five prostitutes between 1991 and 1996
                • Robert Joseph Silveria, Jr.: AKA “Sidetrack”; freight train rider convicted of beating to death four fellow transients in 1995 and confessed to dozens more
                • Lemuel Smith: confessed to the murders of five people, including an on-duty female prison guard
                • Morris Solomon Jr.: handyman who killed six young women between 1986 and 1987 in Sacramento, California
                • Timothy Spencer: AKA the “Southside Strangler”; raped and killed five women in Virginia between 1984 and 1987
                • Gerald Stano: convicted murderer of 41 women; executed in 1998
                • Cary Stayner: killed four women in Yosemite, California
                • James Swann: AKA the “Shotgun Stalker”; schizophrenic who killed four people in drive-by shootings in Washington, D.C. in 1993 because he heard the voice of Malcolm X
                • William Suff: AKA the “Riverside Killer”; killed up to 19 women near Riverside, California
                • Michael Swango: physician and surgeon who poisoned over 30 of his patients and colleagues
                • Marybeth Tinning: New York woman who smothered nine of her children to death
                • Ottis Toole: Henry Lee Lucas’ accomplice; convicted of six murders in Florida; confessed to but never tried for Adam Walsh‘s murder
                • Jane Toppan: nurse and lust murderer who poisoned at least 31 patients and relatives in Massachusetts up to the turn of the 20th century
                • Maury Travis: St. Louis area torture killer of 12–17 prostitutes from 2000 to 2002
                • Chester Turner: murderer of women in Los Angeles, California; convicted of 12 murders and linked through DNA evidence to another
                • Henry Louis WallaceCharlotte, North Carolina killer of at least nine young women from 1992 to 1994
                • Carl Eugene Watts: convicted of two murders; admitted to killing 80 people in Texas and Michigan; possibly guilty of 100 murders
                • Nathaniel White: convicted of stabbing to death six women in the Hudson Valley, New York area from 1991 to 1992
                • Christopher Wilder: AKA the “Beauty Queen Killer”; millionaire Australian realtor who killed eight women in seven weeks in 1984
                • Scott Williams: killed and mutilated three women between 1997 and 2006
                • Wayne Williams: convicted of two murders; police claim his arrest solved 23 in the string of 28 Atlanta Child Murders
                • Randall Woodfield: AKA “The I-5 Killer” and “The I-5 Bandit”; convicted of four murders; believed responsible for 14 others
                • Aileen Wuornos: shot six men dead in Florida; executed in 2002
                • Robert Lee Yates: murdered at least 13 women in Spokane County, Washington

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                [edit]Unidentified serial killers

                This is a list of unidentified serial killers. It includes circumstances where a suspect has been arrested, but not convicted.

                [edit]Australia

                [edit]Brazil

                • Paturis Park murders: AKA the “Rainbow Maniac”; series of 13 gunshot murders of gay men between July 2007 and August 2008 in Paturis Park (Parque dos Paturis) in Carapicuiba

                [edit]Canada

                • Toronto Hospital Murders: digoxin poisonings of at least eight babies at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children in 1980 and 1981

                [edit]India

                • Beer Man: murdered seven people in south Mumbai between October 2006 and January 2007
                • Stoneman: responsible for 13 murders in Kolkata in 1989

                [edit]Mexico

                [edit]Portugal

                [edit]South Korea

                [edit]United Kingdom

                [edit]United States of America

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                mass murders

                The difference between serial killers and mass murderers is that a serial killer kills more than three people who he/she doesn’t know.  Mass murderers kill more than three people at one time (it doesn’t matter whether they know them or not).
                Andrew Kehoe

                Andrew Kehoe
                “Criminals are Made, Not Born.”
                Was found painted at Kehoe’s farm.

                ANDREW KEHOE
                BORN : February 1, 1872
                DIED : May 18, 1927
                KILLED: 45 people
                 Place: Bath, Michigan.

                Andrew Kehoe, a farmer who served as treasurer of the local school board, was furious with new taxes levied to pay for the then 5-year-old school. He openly opposed the creation of the consolidated school in 1924, believing it would create financial problems.

                For much of the spring in 1927, Kehoe strung wires and hid dynamite in the basement of the 250-student school about 10 miles northeast of Lansing.  He was able to do this because school administrators thought Kehoe, known for his penny-pinching ways, was doing odd jobs to save the school the expense of hiring an electrician.

                Kehoe was pushed over the edge when the mortgage on his farm was foreclosed.  It seems that by wiring up the school he was punishing Bath’s citizens. In particular the one’s that had voted for the new tax, a tax that he believed had left him with not enough money to keep paying the mortgage of his farm.

                So, A few minutes before 9:45 on May 18, 1927, apparently a sunny May morning, Kehoe entered the school. Most students were inside, finishing up exams the day before school was to recess for the summer.  It would seem he set a timing device for his ‘gift’ to the townsfolk of Bath.

                The Mass Murderer – Baruch Goldsteen
                Baruch Goldstein
                Arab terrorists kill Israelis constantly – and the terrorists are quickly forgotten. One Jew, Boruch Goldstein, opened fire in a mosque over a year ago… and the world Jewish community hasn’t stopped talking about it. As far as point 1 above is concerned, the Arabs in the Cave Of Machpela on Purim morning a year ago were not engaged in physically attacking any Jews. Arguably, it should be noted that virulent anti-Jewish sentiment is regularly whipped up among the crowds of Moslem worshippers when they go to their Mosques. Anyone who lives in Israel can readily testify to the uneasiness and dread that greets all Jewish Israelis when Friday rolls around. Will the Arabs riot when they come out of the mosque on Har HaBayit (the Temple Mount) ? , is a question whose answer has all to often been anwered with a chilling “yes”.
                Cho Seung-Hui

                 
                Cho Seung-Hui 23 years of age died April 16, 2007 from suicide, but not before he killed 32 innocent people on is way.  Cho Seung-Hui went on a total rampage killing 32 people at the Virginia Tech.  This shameless act by Cho is very disturbing.  Cho Seung Hui was a senior in VT Tech who add little or no friends, plus a girl and his room mates where claming a false sexual harassment suit on him, which was getting him kicked out.  This being, Cho Seung-Hui stupidly went to couple different dorms and started cowardly shooting fellow students, for revenge.  Cho Seung-Hui ruin lots of peoples lives on that Monday.

                Cho Killed more people then any one person has killed in American History.  That being, Cho Sueng-Hui’s behavior was the largest school shooting of all time as well.

                Cho Seung-Hui Videos – The videos of the Cho Seung-Hui School Shooting and Pictures


                serial killer victims

                Serial Killer Victims [a]

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                ABERNATHY Debbie May *../../.. +../../.. US
                WA
                Victim Debbie May ABERNATHY
                Victim of RIDGWAY_gary_leon
                ABIGOSIS Yvonne Marlene *../../.. +../../.. CA
                Vancouver
                Victim Yvonne Marlene ABIGOSIS
                Possible victim of PICKTON_robert_william
                ABOTSWAY Sereena *1971/08/20 +../../.. CA
                Vancouver
                Victim Sereena ABOTSWAYYou were all part of God´s plan. He probably took most of you home. But he left us with a very empty spot.” From a poem written by Sereena ABOTSWAY about her friends that had disappeared from the Vancouver Downtown Eastside.
                Possible victim of PICKTON_robert_william
                ABRAHAM Sharon Nora Jane *1965/09/15 +../../.. CA
                Vancouver
                Victim Sharon Nora Jane ABRAHAM
                Possible victim of PICKTON_robert_william
                ADAMS Gemma *// +2006/../.. UK
                Ipswich
                Victim Gemma ADAMS
                Victim of SUFFOLK Ripper
                Adelina *// +../../.. DE
                Victim Adelina
                Possible victim of HOFFMANN_marc
                AIME Laura *1957// +1974/10/31 US
                UT Salt Lake City
                Victim Laura AIME
                Victim of BUNDY_theodore_robert
                ALLENBACH Elaine *1965/04/26 +../../.. CA
                Vancouver
                Victim Elaine ALLENBACH
                Possible victim of PICKTON_robert_william
                ALLEN Wendy Louise *// +../../.. CA
                Vancouver
                Victim Wendy Louise ALLEN
                Possible victim of PICKTON_robert_william
                ANTOSH Yvonne Shelly *// +../../.. US
                WA
                Victim Yvonne Shelly ANTOSH
                Victim of RIDGWAY_gary_leon
                ARSENEAULT Angela Mary *1977/05/20 +../../.. CA
                Vancouver
                Victim Angela Mary ARSENEAULT
                Possible victim of PICKTON_robert_william
                ASKEW Betty *1945// +1995/../.. US
                Victim Betty ASKEW
                Victim of BRITT_eugene_victor
                ATKINSON Patricia *1945// +1977/../.. UK
                Bradford
                Victim Patricia ATKINSON
                Victim of SUTCLIFFE_peter_william
                AUTHORLEE Martina Theresa *// +../../.. US
                WA
                Victim Martina Theresa AUTHORLEE
                Victim of RIDGWAY_gary_leon
                AVENT Pammy *// +../../.. US
                WA
                Victim Pammy AVENT
                Victim of RIDGWAY_gary_leo

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