David & Catherine Birnie (AUSTRALIA)were two codependent perverts who used rape, torture, and murder to spice up their sex life. As is typical in such cases, the man, David, was the instigator, while Catherine was a slavish - if enthusiastic - accomplice, who helped with the murders as a way to please her man. They murdered four young women, but were arrested when a fifth woman managed to escape and gave the police all the details they needed. Both were given life in prison.
Joachim Kroll admitted killing Marion Kettner and gave details of 14 other murders. Kroll said that he often sliced portions of flesh from his victims to cook and eat them, claiming that he did this to save on his grocery bills. He was charged with eight murders and one attempted murder. In April 1982, after a 151-day trial, he was convicted on all counts and was given nine consecutive life sentences. He died of a heart attack in 1991 in a hospital for the criminally insane.
This picture of 14-year-old Regina Kay Walters was taken by serial killer Robert Ben Rhoades, who toured the country in an 18-wheeler equipped with a torture chamber in the back. Rhoades abducted Walters and her boyfriend, Ricky Lee Jones, who ran away together in Texas. This photo was taken in an abandoned Illinois barn, where Rhoades killed Walters after cutting off her hair and making her wear a black dress and heels. Jones’s body was never found. Picture taken by Rhoades before killing her.
Serial killer Characteristics: Juvenile (16-17) - Rubel was intoxicated with gasoline vapours during all his murders Number of victims: 7 Date of murders: September 1997 - June 1998 Date of birth: December 25, 1980 Method of murder: Stabbing with knife - Hitting with an axe Estonia Status: Sentenced as a minor to the maximum punishment allowed by law — eight years of imprisonment — he was released from Tartu Prison on 8 June 2006
Richard Ramirez killed 17, convicted of 13 aka The Night Stalker. The turning point in Ramirez' life, might have been watching his cousin Mike, murder his wife. Mike served as a Green Beret in Vietnam, but the war changed him. He returned home boasting about torturing and mutilating his victims and had Polaroids to prove it. Richard was 13, and he and this cousin, Mike would hang out all day getting high. He was a huge influence in Richard's life.
A serial killer who confessed to several murders in the Pacific Northwest left his bloody mark on a campground outside scenic Coeur D'Alene in May 2005. Joseph Duncan III bludgeoned to death Brenda Kay Groene, 40, her fiance Mark McKenzie, 37, and Groene's son Slade, 13. He kidnapped the two younger children, Dylan, 9, and Shasta, 8. Dylan's remains were later found in Montana. Shasta was found with Duncan on July 2, 2005, after a waitress at Denny's restaurant her from flyers.
Many of Glatman's victims were lured to his hotel room where he claimed he would be taking photos for crime magazines, and ask young women to pose in bondage photos. He would tie them up and take their photos, then kill them. This photo is of Judy Ann Dull, who was 19 at the time of her murder.
LIP - Charles Cullen (born February 22, 1960) is a former nurse and the most prolific serial killer in New Jersey history. Cullen told authorities in December 2003 that he had murdered as many as 45 patients during the 16 years he worked at 10 hospitals in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He is serving several consecutive life sentences in Trenton, New Jersey.