Mrs. Laura Bell Devlin, 72 - Murdered her husband. She chopped him up & scattered the parts in her backyard. Professed dislike for jail & protested vehemently when fingerprinted "that ink will make my hands dirty". (1947)
1992: Gotti is convicted on 13 racketeering counts, including the ordering of the murder of Paul Castellano, and sentenced to life in prison. Ten years later, he will die of throat cancer in a prison hospital.
Fourteen-year-old Michael Hernandez was found guilty of first-degree murder for the 2004 killing of his friend and classmate, 14-year-old Jaime Rodrigo Gough in Miami-Dade County, Florida. A look into Hernandez' life revealed a young man who, while he appeared normal and polite to others, harbored a fixation on violence and kept a journal in which he outlined his plans to commit mass murder.
Edmund Emil "Big Ed" Kemper III, also known as "The Co-ed Killer" - American serial killer and necrophile who was active in California in the early 1970s. He started his criminal life by murdering his grandparents when he was 15 years old. Kemper later killed and dismembered six female hitchhikers in the Santa Cruz area. He then murdered his mother and one of her friends before turning himself in to the authorities days later.
Jack The Ripper. Tied to the murder of five women, Jack the Ripper's handiwork earned him a reputation that has extended into three centuries. More than 100 suspects have been named, but the murderer has never been identified. There are theories that the gruesome butcherings were the work of a wide-ranging plot, including a Royal coverup implicating Queen Victoria's grandson.
Madame LaLaurie (1775 – 1842?) was a socialite serial killer known for the torture and murder of slaves. LaLaurie maintained a prominent position in the social circles of New Orleans until April 10, 1834, when responders to a fire at her Royal Street mansion discovered bound slaves who showed evidence of torture over a long period. LaLaurie's house was then sacked by an outraged mob of New Orleans citizens. It's thought that she fled to Paris, where she is believed to have died.
Edmund Emil "Big Ed" Kemper III (born December 18, 1948), also known as "The Co-ed Killer", is an American serial killer, necrophile, and cannibal who was active in California in the early 1970s. He started his criminal life by shooting both his grandparents when he was 15 years old. Kemper later killed and dismembered six female hitchhikers in the Santa Cruz area. He then murdered his mother and one of her friends before turning himself in.
Suddenly One Sunday: The Port Arthur Massacre by Mike Bingham. Fascinating and horrific account of the worst mass murder in Australian history. Martin Bryant killed 35 people (incl. children) and wounded another 23 before being caught by Tasmanian police. This book discusses the murders, the murderer, the heroes who saved so many lives and the police who captured Bryant. Highly recommend!!