'These highly allusive predators are meticulous in planing and disposing of any evidence that will link them to the crime '(Kelleher p. 20). Due to a strong cultural bias, society often disinvolves or denies the very existence of a female serial killer. Whereas the male serial killer has been regularly lionized by his outrageous exploits, the female serial killer is typically ignored, viewed as an anomaly (Kelleher p.xi) Closing: Who are these people? What makes them so different from the rest of us? Why do they commit these shocking crimes?
This is the second most disliked kind of serial killer. A Hedonistic Killer kills purely for either thrill, lust, or comfort. The thrill seekers murder people for the sake of remaining uncaught and eluding the police. These murderers tend to leave clues or letters to make the hunt more interesting. Lust serial killers, as is implied by the name, kills in seek of pleasure.
The trial of John Wayne Gacy started on February 6, 1980. Gacy admitted that he committed the crimes, but said it was his alternate ego “Pogo The Clown”. The people of the courthouse were trying to determine if he should be sentenced or declared insane. In the end, Gacy was found guilty and charged with 33 counts of murder and was declared as one of the most vicious killers in the United States. John Wayne Gacy was sentenced to 12 death sentences and 21 life sentences.
In the sick minds of those who murder, pain and death are twisted into a passion to kill. Unlike a “normal” individual, serial killers rely on murdering to fulfill their craving of their gruesome thrills and addiction. Most of society incorrectly views serial killers because of how they are portrayed on television. For example, Dexter is a handsome serial killer who does lead a normal life but, he takes it upon himself to rid all of the “bad guys” in the world in order to accomplish his need to kill. Then there’s Freddy Krueger, he gets revenge and kills people in their dreams, causing their death in the real world as well.
Serial Killers and Mass Murderers Mass Murderers and Serial Killers are nothing new to today’s society. These vicious killers are all violent, brutal monsters and have an abnormal urge to kill. What gives people these urges to kill? What motivates them to keep killing? Do these killers get satisfaction from killing?
It was not until 21 June 1981 when a 23 year old, black man was charged for the first degree murder of two adults, 27 year old Nathaniel Cater and 22 year old Jimmy Ray Payne. Wayne B Williams was tried and sentenced to life imprisonment as he was also linked to the murder of the other victims1. The evidence against him was strong and it was used to lin... ... middle of paper ... ...ajor breakthrough to an investigation which had seen 29 African- American children and adults murdered in a series of killings came with the arrest of 23 year old Wayne B. Williams, who was convicted of the crimes and sentenced to life imprisonment. This was one of the darkest moments in the history of Atlanta, a period of darkness which will forever live in the minds of both the victims and the people of Georgia. Bibliography Douglas, J., and M. Olshaker.
“Unravelling the making of a serial killer is like aligning a Rubik's cube”. There is a great distinction that separates serial killers from other murderers, and this is their motives to kill. Homicides are generally committed due to moments of rage and anger, or disputes from family problems, financial difficulties, gang violence, and conflicts between lovers and between friends. "A psychokiller, I should make clear, is not a regular murderer. A murderer has a vendetta, a nice specific personal thing against his victim".
Throughout his killing spree, Berkowitz murdered six people and injured seven more, amounting to thirteen shootings overall. Consequently, many theories have surfaced in regard to why David Berkowitz murdered his victims, including theories of a possessed canine and a brutal satanic cult. Although theories exist about the Son of Sam killer, evidence shows that David Berkowitz murdered because of psychopathic issues and mental instability. David Berkowitz, originally born
The years of abuse and the bullying of his fellow classmates helped establish H.H Holmes’ desire to kill and created violent physiological behaviors. (Serial Killer Files) He additionally killed several to silence those who knew too much about his illegal habits and could potentially turn him in. Pearl and her mother, Julia Conner, for instance, were murdered because they had discovered too much of Holmes sick hobbies. (Blanco) Out of all these reasons, H.H Holmes main reason was to gain money and valuables from his victims. He gained life insurance money, money from the bodies he sold, and other possessions.
Tate, her unborn child, and four others were murdered on August 9, 1969 by four members of cult. The next night, Leno and Rosemary LaBianca were killed in their home. Charles Manson was found guilty January 25, 1971 and was sentenced to death March 29, 1971. Before his sentence could be carried out, the death penalty was abolished in California, so he is now serving a life sentence. Charles Manson has been called the “most dangerous man” and the “devil”.