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Richard Trenton Chase, who was nicknamed the 'Vampire of Sacramento' was responsible for killing six people with the short span of one month How Chase was an American schizophrenic serial killer who drank his victims' blood and cannibalized their remains. He had a habit of killing and drinking the blood of animals as well Chase was found guilty of all his crimes and sentenced to die in the gas chamber. Chase was eventually found dead in his prison cell on December 26, 1980

Waldemar Hoven was an SS physician at Buchenwald concentration camp.Hoven was involved in medical experiments regarding typhus and the tolerance of serum containing phenol, and which led to the deaths of many inmates.He was also involved in T4 euthanasia program aiming to exterminate "unfit" people, like psychiatric patients and the retarded.After the war he was sentenced to death for war crimes and hanged on June 2, 1948 at Landsberg prison in Bavaria.

July 27, 1981: 6-year-old Adam Walsh kidnapped from a Sears store in Hollywood, Florida, and later strangled and decapitated. Confessed murderer Ottis Toole was never tried for the killing due to loss of evidence and a recanted confession, but died of liver failure while incarcerated for other crimes. Coincidentally, Jeffrey Dahmer is also believed to have been present at the Sears store that day, and was for a time considered a suspect.

Jeffrey Dahmer American serial killer and sex offender. Dahmer murdered 17 men and boys between 1978 and 1991, with the majority of the murders occurring between 1987 and 1991. His murders involved rape, dismemberment, necrophilia and cannibalism.

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10 Horrifying Serial Killers

Henry Lee Lucas: killed at least 350 people, then 108 more with Ottis Toole, whom he befriended after being released from prison.

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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

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 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.

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Top 10 historical hideouts of evil people

Jeffrey Dahmer's apartment: “As they walked down the blue-carpeted hallway on the second floor of the apartment building, the officers became starkly aware of an awful, putrid stench that grew stronger with each step that took them closer to apartment 213. The smell was almost unbearable by the time they reached the door of the apartment, and when the lone occupant opened it, the odor nearly overwhelmed both lawmen.”

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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.

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.