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A common political practice of 1040 AD Scotland was parricide (killing of a parent) and example of parricide is Lizzie Borden, who was accused of murdering her father and step mother but was found not guilty.

Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer (May 21, 1960 – November 28, 1994), the Milwaukee Cannibal, was a serial killer who committed the rape, murder and dismemberment of 17 men and boys between 1978 and 1991, Many of his later murders involved necrophilia, cannibalism and the preservation of body parts. Dahmer was sentenced to 15 terms of life imprisonment in 1992. Dahmer was beaten to death by a fellow inmate at the Columbia Correctional Institution.

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Britain's worst ever serial killer: The Victorian 'Angel Maker' who murdered 400 babies

Angel of death: Victorian serial killer Amelia Dyer is believed to have killed up to 400 babies

Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer was an American serial killer and sex offender. Dahmer murdered 17 men and boys between 1978 and 1991. His murders involved rape, dismemberment, necrophilia and cannibalism. Dahmer pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. On November 28, 1994, he was beaten to death by an inmate at the Columbia Correctional Institution, where he had been incarcerated.

Richard “The Iceman” Kuklinski is one of the most prolific contract killers ever to have worked for the Mafia. Having taken his first life when was just 13, he claimed to have personally committed as many as 250 murders.

Jeffrey Dahmer apartment in room 213 where he murdered most of his victims from 1978 to 1991. Twenty-three young men in all, the youngest being 14. Dahmer was killed in prison on November 28, 1994.

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Aileen Carol Wuornos

Aileen Wuornos was one of America’s most notorious serial killers.Beginning in 1989 and lasting through 1990, her killing spree left at least seven men dead across the state of Florida. Wuornos claimed the men had raped or attempted to rape her as she worked as a prostitute. She was convicted of six counts of first degree murder in 1992 and received six death sentences.Aileen Wuornos was executed by the state of Florida in 2002.Her life inspired films and books,most notably the 2003movie…

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Anna Marie Hahn

Anna Marie Hahn (July 7, 1906 - December 7, 1938) was an immigrant from Bavaria who was the first female serial killer to die in the electric chair in the U.S. Hahn was executed for the murder of 73-year-old Jacob Wagner, but was suspected in poisoning several other elderly men from 1933 until her death.

Elisa Baker was found guilty on September 14, 2011 for the killing and dismemberment of her 10 year old step-daughter in 2010. It is unknown why or how the child was killed, since some of her body parts has yet to be found. Her prosthetic leg was found on October 27, 2010, her head was found 2 years later. Baker was sentenced to 18 years in prison and a additional 10 years on drugs related charges.

Charles Manson crazy man I remember reading about the Sharon Tate murders in Life magazine. First experience with serial killers. Frightening then and now that there are people like that in the world.

Jeffrey Dahmer murdered 17 men and boys between 1978 - 1991. In 1994, Dahmer was killed by fellow inmate Christopher Scarver. Much controversy surrounded both the decision to allow Dahmer such a privilege as work detail, as well as the pairing of Dahmer with Scarver, a man with a history of brutality who was in for murder. The fact that Scarver was black (and that most of Dahmer's victims were black) did not escape note by critics.

The front page of the April 16, 1912 evening edition of the Boston Globe, detailing the Titanic disaster, was among a collection of newspapers put up for auction by Bonhams during their Titanic: 100 Years of Fact and Fiction auction. Picture: AP

LIP - Christine Paolilla was convicted of shooting four of her friends to death on July 18, 2003 in what became known as the Clear Lake murders. She was 17 at the time of the shootings. Three years went by before her arrest was made through an anonymous tip to the police. In October of 2009 she was sentenced to life in prison for her crime. She will be eligible for parole in 2046.

In 1998, 14-year-old Josh Phillips murdered his neighbor, 8-year-old Maddie Clifton. He said he had accidentally hit her in the head with a baseball while playing. He panicked, took her to his room, and beat and stabbed her to death. His mother found Maddie's body under her son's waterbed a week later and called the police. He was convicted of Maddie's first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison without chance of parole.