Introduction Henry Lee Lucas is widely regarded as one of the most prolific serial killers in recent history. Since his arrest, Lucas has confessed to killing more than 100 people. Lucas’s killing history is long and complex, starting early in his life, and continuing in a manner that lacked any real pattern. Lucas’s adolescence and early adulthood were riddled with violence, crimes and prison sentences. In 1951, by the age of 15 Lucas reported having already committed his first murder.
He later stated that his mom “always wanted people to look up to her”. Kemper ended up killing six hitchhikers or college students from May 1972 to February 1973, all receiving the same acts. He was usually on the prowl after arguments with his mom, which might have been his motive to kill her too. In April 1973, while Kemper’s mother was sleeping, he beat her in the head with a pick hammer. Kemper then cut off her head and raped his mother’s body.
Laying about eighteen or twenty feet past the front door of the house, Voytek Frykowski had been shot twice, beaten over the head with a blunt object thirteen times, and stabbed fifty-one times. Also discovered on the lawn was coffee heiress Abigail Folger, stabbed twenty-eight times. Inside the home, in the living room, were the bodies of Jay Sebring and Sharon Tate. Sebring, a hair stylist, had been stabbed seven times and shot once, dying of exsanguination. Tate, who was eight months pregnant at the time of her death, was stabbed sixteen times in the chest and back (Fillmer par.
After getting back, he took one of his guns, shot his father in the back of the head, killing him on the spot. He moved his father’s body into the bathroom and then covered him with a sheet. He waited throughout the day for his mother to come home. When his mother finally pulled into the driveway and began walking into the house, he killed her as well. He shot her five times in the head, and once in the heart.
"I just wondered how it would feel to shoot Grandma" (Leyton: 1995, 46). This is what Edmund said to the police when they arrived at the farm after he shot and killed both his grandmother and grandfather. He said that he felt an overwhelming rage, like he ... ... middle of paper ... ...d, he had intercourse with dead corpses, decapitated heads (his mothers was said to be put on the mantel at one point) and he even handcuffed the corpses (Leyton: 1995). After killing the girls he made an attempt to ensure that the girls were of the upper class, this was a very important point with him (Leyton: 1995, 66). "I didn't want to kill all the coeds in the world", this quote may give some insight into who Kemper is now as he sits in an institution and is said to be a 'happy' man, he has challenged all the problems in his life that bothered him and now after the issues have been resolved he appears to be content (Leyton: 1995, 77).
A few days later he went to the police in Wales and told them of the murders- he blamed his neighbor John Christie however he was charged and tried for both murders and hanged in 1950. John Christie had also fled his flat but a tenant found three dead prostitutes hidden in Christie's kitchen. Upon further examination they found Mrs. Christie under the floorboards in the bedroom and body parts and bones in the garden. When he was found he confessed to have killing his wife and eventually others. Altogether he was charged with 9 murders and hanged on July 15th, 1953.
He did leave footprints and bullets that matched previous murders and this was the point in time when it was recognized that there was a serial killer on the loose. After another two months, he killed another couple, shooting the... ... middle of paper ... ...brary/crime/serial_killers/notorious/ramirez/delays_8.html Ramsland, K. (n.d.). Night Stalker: Richard Ramirez, famous satanic serial killer ” New Chapter - Ramirez and Satan: Perfect Together? Actuality.. Retrieved December 11, 2011, from http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/serial_killers/notorious/ramirez/together_10.html Richard Ramirez - Biography. (n.d.).
The last murder was Gloria Jean Davy. He raped her on the bed, as Amurao hid beneath a bed across the room, covering her mouth to keep herself from breathing too loudly. Speck grabbed Davy from the bed and continued his assault on a couch downstairs, where he stabbed her (Fornek). Now alone in the large bedroom, Amurao agitatedly crept across the floor to hide under another bed, one with a blanket draped over the side. About 45 minutes after he h... ... middle of paper ... ... Richard Speck's sister: “She said they were afraid people would desecrate the grave if they had him buried out there.” Krieger also stated that the sister told her kids, “‘You can never tell people Richard Speck was your uncle.’” He was cremated, and his ashes were scattered in a location known only to Krieger, his chief deputy, a pastoral worker and Joliet Herald News columnist John Whiteside, who has since died.
Lisa stole the baby and fled to her house in Kansas. Unfort... ... middle of paper ... ...ot into a fight and he stabbed a man eighteen times. He ended back in prison. Illinois has had many murders and gangs pass through it through the years. The two murders in Skidmore happened in two different years.
Manson visited the house asking for Melcher, but was turned away as Melcher had moved. On August 9, 1969 Manson and his “family” returned to the house and killed Tate, her unborn child and four guest that were visiting Tate at the time. Her husband was on vacation at this time. This murder was one of the most world wide known murders out of all of Mansons murders.