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Fun Fact Because I Don’t Have Time To Write About Someone Today
Miguel Rivera (Charlie Chop-Off)
Time Active: (1972-1974)
Miguel Rivera was deemed “Charlie Chop-Off” by local children of East Harlem and the Upper West Side of New York, due to him killing and cutting off the gentiles of little boys in those areas. After his arrest in May 1974, he claimed that God told him to transform little boys into little girls. Having four victims and exhibiting severe signs of mental illness, he was sent to a mental institution without a trial.
Richard Ramirez (The Night Stalker)
Time Active: (1984-1985)
Probably the most well-known serial killer in Southern California, Richard Ramirez would rape and brutally kill his victims. Though he never admitted to killing any of his victims, it is believed he killed at least fourteen people. He used guns and knives, but no matter what he used there was much brutality and bloodshed. He was also a Satanist and drew a pentagram on his hand and raised in court saying “Hail Satan”. Following his capture by citizens of East Los Angeles, he stood trial and was sentenced to death by gas chamber. He didn’t live to his execution, instead he died from cancer on 7 June 2013.
Raymond Fernandez & Martha Beck (Lonely Heart Killers)
Time Active: (1947-1949)
They had three victims, the first was hit in the head with a hammer by Beck and was strangled by Fernandez, the second was shot in the head while in her sleep, the third and final victim was, the two year old daughter of the second victim, was drowned. They were arrested on 28 February 1949 and executed 8 March 1951.
Dr. Marcel Petiot (Doctor Satan)
Time Active: (1942-1944)
He lured Jews into his home with promises of a safe passage way from France to South Africa during WWII. He then murder them, steal their belongings, and lit them on fire. In order to kill his victims, he’d inject cyanide into them. He killed at least twenty seven people, until he was caught on 31 October 1944. After his capture, he was sent to trial and later received death by guillotine on 25 May 1946, at the age of 49.
Andrei Chikatilo (Butcher of Rostov)
Time Active: (1978-1990)
A soviet serial killer, he confessed to a total of fifty-six. He targeted only women and children, promising the women alcohol or money and the children candy and toys. Often times he’d attempt intercourse but was unable to become erect, which led to murderous rage. After his arrest in September 1990, he was found guilty and was sentenced to death for each of his killings. He was executed on 14 February 1994, he was shot behind his right ear.
Harold Shipman (Dr. Death)
Time Active: (1974-1998)
He was one of the most prolific serial killers. He killed anywhere between 15 to 297 victims, 80% of which were women. Attention was drawn to the police after Deborah Massey expressed concerned from the alarming death rate. The police made an attempt of an investigation, but it was abandoned due to incapability of finding efficient evidence. He was eventually arrested on 7 September 1998, he then stood trial where he was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison. He hung himself in his cell on 13 January 2004, a day before his birthday.
Fred and Rose West
Time Active: (1965-1987)
They would work as a team to rape and murder their victims. After killing their victims, Fred would bury the bodies in their garden, to prevent being caught he’d claim he’s making home improvements. He was often caught stealing supplies which brought him up on the police’s radar many times. Their more devious crimes were finally detected by the police after Fred videotaped himself raping his own daughter. Fred admitted to committing the murders by himself to protect Rose. On New Years Day Fred hung himself and died. Rose eventually was first charged with rape then murder. She was found guilty of 10 of the murders and sentenced to life in prison.