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.
With hundreds of unsolved murders, many of them could be put to rest with the death of Ted Bundy. He will always be regarded as one of the most gruesome murders in history. Some of these murders including the Chi Omega and Leech murders could have been prevented had Ted not been such a witty criminal. Citations- Marshall, Sarah “The Earthly Remains: Revisiting Ted Bundy." The Order of the Good Death.
Even though it was an accident, the victim’s death occurred while Trevor intended armed robbery and was accused of felony murder and will spend the rest of his life in prison. Jacob Ind was sentenced to life without parole. At the age of fifteen, he killed his mother and stepfather in order to put an end to the all kinds of abuse they were putting him through. The jury did not recognize the fact that it was primarily self-defense and accused him of first degree murder, which carries a mandatory life sentence. These are the cases of only three kids who got life without parole but there are so many more.
Some people tend to think of adult people, but there is a lot of young serial killers. Jon Venables and Robert Thompson became England’s youngest convicted murderers in 1993 when they were sentenced for the murder of two years old James Bulger. The boys took James to an area near some railroad tracks, they beat him with bricks and an iron bar, and weighing him down across railroad tracks so that he couldn’t move out of the way of an incoming train. Both went to jail and were released in 2001 when they turned 18. In 2007, eight years old Sade stunned people worldwide when it was discovered that he killed three children including his sister.
Lucas was notorious for his series of rape and murders both alone and with his partner in crime: Ottis Toole. While Lucas spent most of his life in and out of jail for being linked to murders, he would continually be released for lack of evidence or good behavior. After finally being convicted and sentenced for life, Lucas admitted to a number of murders that surprised most authorities. Henry Lee Lucas eventually confessed to an alleged 500 murders. While many are bewildered by the actions of Henry Lee Lucas, there is always some explanation for the things he did and the reasons for which he did them.
He escaped custody at least twice before he went on a murderous rampage. He murdered 2 women in Chi Omega at FSU and was caught due to bite marks he left on one of the victims. In the end, Ted Bundy was sentenced to 3 death penalties and was executed on January 24, 1989 by electric
Edmund Emil Kemper III: Serial Killer Edmund Emil Kemper III was raised by a verbally abusive mother and her succession of abusive husbands. He was 6'9'' and therefore there was really no where that he could hide once the police caught on to his murderous activities. At a young age Edmund tortured and killed animals and had fantasies that combined sex and violence (crime library, 2000). Edmund's younger sister said that "he would stage his own execution in the form of a childhood 'game' in which he had her lead him to a chair, blindfold him, and pull and imaginary lever, after which he would writhe about as if dying in a gas chamber" (Leyton: 1995, 43). By the time that Edmund was finally apprehended by the police he had killed ten people by strangulation , stabbing an shooting.
Even though there were over 300 suspects investigated the police had insufficient evidence to ever prove anyone guilty. Jack the Ripper is one of the most Mysterious and infamous serial killers for his sick public figure and the lies the press spread to make a story out of it.
Rodrigues searched for his revenge by killing many gang members in a failed attempt to find who killed his girlfriend. By the age of 18 years old, he had left a trail of ten bodies and was soon arrested and sentenced to 30 years in jail. While in jail, he killed over 47 people. Rodrigues watched his father kill his mother with a machete. He suffered from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), likely due to watching this traumatic event.
Division and Classification of Serial Killers Serial killers have been a cause of concern since the dawn of the civilized world. A serial killer is traditionally defined as someone who kills more than three people in a time span of over a month. Even though we can put a definition on the term “serial killer” it is a blanket term used for all people that kill. However, there are many types of killers out there such as cannibals, cult killers, and mercy killers; all three very different, but kill for the same season of personal gratification. Cannibalism has been in practice since before the Persian empire and has been enticing people of all different cultures.