Joseph Michael Swango (born October 21, 1954) is an American serial killer and former licensed physician. It is estimated that Swango has been involved in as many as 60 fatal poisonings of patients and colleagues, though he admitted to only causing four deaths. He was sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole, and is serving that sentence at the ADX Florence supermax prison in Florence, Colorado.
This is Fritz Haarmann, aka The Vampire of Hannover. Life in post WWI Germany was hell. No jobs, money or food. Fritz survived by killing young men he met at the rail station (by biting their necks). He would then sell their clothes and belongings. Oh, he also sold their flesh in the black market to Hannover's starving population. He was convicted of killing 27 people, but police estimated he may have been responsible for many other disappearances. 600 young men went missing in a single year.
Eduard Krebsbach immediately before his execution in Landsberg prison. 28.05.1947. He was a former German physician and SS doctor in Mauthausen concentration camp and was responsible for initiating mass killing by lethal injection to the heart on handicapped and sick prisoners.
Meiwes was a depraved and pathetic individual from Roteburg, Germany. In 2001 he posted an ad on an internet site, “looking for a well-built 18 to 30-year-old to be slaughtered and then consumed”. Unbelievably Meiwes received a serious response from a willing participant. The two men met on Christmas Day and proceeded to commit and videotape some of the most unimaginable acts on earth. Meiwes was arrested after revealing details of his crime. He is serving a life sentence in a German prison
In 1983 David Alan Gore picked up 17-year-old Lynn Elliott and a friend. He took them to the home of his vacationing parents and repeatedly assaulted them. Gore shot Elliott in the head as she ran down his driveway with her hands tied, trying to escape. A boy riding by on his bicycle witnessed the naked Gore shoot Elliot and drag her back to the house, then called 911. Gore was caught and the other girl was rescued. He was found to have killed 6 women. He was executed April 2012.
Elizabeth Ann Duncan hired two men to kill her pregnant daughter-in-law in Nov. 1958, jealous that the young mother-to-be threatened her incestuous relationship with her son Frank, 30. Duncan is one of four women executed in California's gas chamber.
Baruch Goldstein was an American-born Israeli settler who perpetrated the notorious Cave of the Patriarchs massacre, in 1994. In an incredibly short amount of time, Goldstein managed to shoot 29 people to death and wound over a hundred more. According to witnesses, he stood rigid, without moving from his original spot, and tried his hardest to injure as many people as possible by spraying bullets in all directions. the massacre came to an end when he was beat to death with a fire extinguisher.
Clarence Ray Allen (January 16, 1930 – January 17, 2006) was an American murderer who was executed by lethal injection at San Quentin State Prison in California for the murders of three people. At age 76 in 2006, he became the second-oldest inmate to be executed in the United States since 1976
Judias "Judy" Buenoano (born Judias Welty, also known as Judias Goodyear, also known as Judias Morris) (April 4, 1943 - March 30, 1998), was a convicted murderer who was executed for the 1971 murder of her husband James Goodyear. She was also convicted for the 1980 murder of her son Michael Goodyear, and of the 1983 attempted murder of her fiancé John Gentry. She is also acknowledged to have been responsible for the 1978 death of her boyfriend Bobby Joe Morris in Colorado.
David Dawson broke into a family's Billings, Montana motel room on 18 April 1986. He forced the Rodstein family to go to his room at the motel. He bound the family of four with tape, gagged them, and took their money. Over the next two days, Dawson strangled three of the four family members: David Rodstein, his wife Monica, and their 11-year-old son Andrew. Their 15-year-old daughter Amy was found alive in Dawson's motel room two days after the murders. Executed 11 Aug. 2006.
Barbara Graham (dubbed "Bloody Babs" by the press) was a prostitute, drug addict and a murderess who was executed in the gas chamber at San Quentin in 1955 along with two accomplices. Graham beat an elderly woman to death when a robbery went bad. When she was strapped into the gas chamber by Joe Feretti, the man in charge of her execution, he told her, "Now take a deep breath and it won't bother you" to which she responded, "How would you know?"
Marie Porter was 37 years old when went to the electric chair in Illinois on January 28, 1938. She had ordered the murder of her brother for $ 3,300 in life insurance. He was killed on his wedding day, hours before his fiancée would have replaced Porter as beneficiary.
In 1993 Lynda Lyon was on the run after having stabbed her ex-husband. Upon being stopped by the police, she and her common-law husband George Sibley shot a police officer. Lynda was condemned to die in Alabama's infamous electric chair, called "Big Yellow Mama". Lynda never used her options to appeal. She would rather endure electrocution despite she considered this method "gruesome", than to compromise her anti-government principles.
Wanda Jean Allen, 41, was executed by lethal injection on January 11, 2001 in Oklahoma. Twenty-four relatives of murder victim Gloria Leathers and manslaughter victim Detra Pettus traveled to McAlester for the execution. She stuck her tongue out and smiled at her appeal lawyer, Steve Presson, who had become her friend. He says she was "dancing on the mattress, while they tried to kill her." She was pronounced dead at 9:21 p.m.
In June, 2007, eight-year-old Amarjeet Sada of India, was arrested for allegedly killing three babies, two of them his cousins. According to police, Amarjeet strangled his first victim, a six-month-old cousin, and bludgeoned the head of a second cousin, also under a year old. Police say both killings were kept under wraps by the family; however, the case came to light when neighbors suspected Amarjeet in the death of their six-month-old daughter.
A convicted child sex offender was executed Wednesday, 28 March 2012 for the beating death of a 10-month-old boy he was baby-sitting at a home in Dallas. Jesse Joe Hernandez smiled and laughed at times before receiving a lethal injection for the slaying of Karlos Borja 11 years ago.
Edna "Rabbits" Murray (1898–1966) was a Depression-era outlaw and partner of Volney Davis during the early 1930s. Although popularly known to the press as the "Kissing Bandit" for her habit of kissing male robbery victims, she was known in the underworld as "Rabbits" for her skill as an escape artist. Her sister Doris O'Connor (or Vinta Stanley) lived with outlaw Jess Doyle, a member of the Barker Gang.
Elizabeth Escalona, 23, pleaded guilty on July 12, 2012, to injury to a child and faced up to life in prison. However, she was sentenced to 99 years in prison for beating her two-year-old daughter and gluing the child's hands to a wall on Friday, October 12, 2012. A doctor has testified that the Texas mother of five glued her 2-year-old daughter's hands to a wall and beat the toddler so badly that she suffered significant brain trauma and bleeding inside her skull.