Victims of the 'Freeway Killer' William Bonin an American serial killer and twice-paroled sex offender. He committed the rape, torture and murder of a minimum of 21 boys and young men in a series of killings spanning between 1979 and 1980 in southern California. Bonin is also suspected of committing a further fifteen murders. He was convicted of 14 of these murders and subsequently executed in 1996. en.wikipedia.org/...
William George Bonin (January 8, 1947 – February 23, 1996) was an American serial killer and twice-paroled sex offender, also known as the Freeway Killer who committed the rape, torture and murder of a minimum of 21 boys and young men in a series of killings spanning between 1979 and 1980 in southern California. Bonin is also suspected of committing a further fifteen murders. He was convicted of 14 of these murders and subsequently executed in 1996.
Jonestown mass-suicide/mass murder- November 18, 1978: The Peoples Temple "cult leader" Jim Jones convinced 909 Temple members to commit a mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana. Over 200 children were murdered at Jonestown by being forced to drink cyanide by the Temples "highest members."
Top 10 Famous Ghosts - n November 1974, Ronald DeFeo shot six members of his family dead at his home in Ocean Avenue, Amityville. In December the following year, the Lutz family moved in but left after just 28 days after reportedly being terrorized by banging noises, oozing green slime and sinister eyes peeking through the window. Their experiences inspired the novel ‘The Amityville Horrors’ and later, two films. Read more: www.toptenz.net/...
Gerard Schaefer was first a teacher & then a police officer. He was convicted of 2 murders, though he was guilty of far more - though without evidence. Schaefer admitted to more than 100 murders. In prison, Schaefer published a collection of violently pornographic stories called "Killer Fiction." The stories are an unparalleled insight into the mind of a serial killer with a virulent hatred of women. His life ended in Dec. 1995 when another inmate slashed his throat & stabbed him in both eyes.
The four girls killed in the racially motivated bombing at 16th Street Baptist Church, Birmingham, Alabama on September 15, 1963. I grew up in Birmingham a decade after the 16th Street bombing. By then, racial tension had settled to a low simmer. That racial undercurrent has never abated. It is still common to see rebel flags, kkk miscellanea, and to overhear casual conversations that include every racial slur imaginable. Times may change, but people rarely do.
Willie Pickton of British Columbia, Canada was a pig farmer and serial killer convicted of murdering six women. He was also charged in the deaths of twenty more women, many of them prostitutes and drug users from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. In December 2007 he was sentenced to life in prison, with no possibility of parole for 25 years – the longest sentence available under Canadian law for murder. Police found human body parts in freezers used to store unsold meat.
Heaven’s Gate was an American UFO religion based in San Diego, California, founded and led by Marshall Applewhite (1931–1997) and Bonnie Nettles (1928–1985). On March 26, 1997, police discovered the bodies of 39 members of the group who had committed suicide in order to reach an alien space craft which they believed was following the Comet Hale-Bopp.
R - Pauline Parker, 16, and Juliet Hulme, 15, were two friends who killed Pauline's mother Honorah because they believed she would force them apart by not letting her daughter join Juliet, who was leaving the country with her parents. On the afternoon of June 22, 1954, the girls lured Honorah to Victoria Park in Christchurch's Port Hills, under the pretence of a walk. Down a secluded path, they bashed her to death by hitting her more than 20 times with a half-brick inside a stocking.
The Bloody Benders were an alleged family of serial killers who owned a small general store and inn in Osage township, Labette County, Kansas from 1871 to 1873. The inn was a simple one room house divided into living quarters and the kitchen and store area. The family consisted of John Bender, Mrs. Bender, son John Jr. and daughter Kate. They killed 11 victims.