Johalis Castro. She was found dead and burned on September 10, 1997. She was nineteen and had emigrated from the Dominican Republic to the Bronx. She had a young daughter and was studying computer science at a community college. Her murderer, Arohn Kee, was sentenced to life in prison in January 2001.

Known as the Wemmer Pan Killer, Cedric Maake is a serial killer from South Africa who committed 27 murders between 1996 and 1997. How He killed his victims with different instruments such as: guns, rocks, a knife and a hammer. In some cases he killed his victims with a rock, in others he shot them, and in others he murdered tailors with a hammer. He was convicted and sentenced to 27 life sentences.

Herman Webster Mudgett (May 16, 1861 – May 7, 1896), better known under the alias of Dr. Henry Howard Holmes, was one of the first documented American serial killers in the modern sense of the term. In Chicago at the time of the 1893 World's Fair, Holmes opened a hotel which he had designed and built for himself specifically with murder in mind, and which was the location of many of his murders. While he confessed to 27 murders his actual body count could be as high as 200.

Patrick Kearney confessed to killing a total of 32 young men from 1975 to 1977 and dumping their bodies on highways and desserts between Los Angeles and Mexico. He was convicted of 21 of the murders and received 21 life sentences in exchange for a full confession.

Rasheeda Washington. An artistic young fashion student who worked at a clothing boutique. She was killed by Ahron Kee three days after her 18th birthday.

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John Norman is a serial killer who was found guilty for one of the "Michigan Murders", as they came to be called by various media sources and locals. He is allegedly responsible for all but one of the other murders. The Michigan Murders were a series of highly publicized killings in the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area of Michigan between 1967 and 1969 that terrified Washtenaw County for over two years. The murders began with University student Mary Fleszar on July 10.

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Beverley Gail Allitt is a well-known serial killer who murdered four children and injured nine others that were in her care while working as a pediatric nurse. Her main method of murder was to inject the child with potassium chloride or insulin. Although convicted with death in nine cases, Allit attacked thirteen children over a sixty day period before being caught red-handed. She was sentenced to life

Paola Illera. She was thirteen and a Colombian immigrant living in East Harlem. She loved America, English, New Kids on the Block, and hopscotch. She was mature for her age and wanted to be a lawyer. She wrote poetry; she had written a poem on January 24, 1991, the day she died. She never made it home from school; she was murdered by Arohn Kee. He was not caught until 1999.

Christina Walters was convicted in the August 17, 1998 murder of two women age 18 and 21. The murders were done as a gang initiation and the victims were chosen at random. She is serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole on December 12, 2012.

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.

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.

Charlie Manson, who never touched his victims or murdered them

Elmer Wayne Henley (pictured here in 1997) is serving six life sentences in Texas. With Dean Corll, from 1970-73, Henley lured, raped, tortured and killed at least 28 teenage boys. Among Henley's victims was Corll who he shot and killed in 1973.

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.

James Vlassakis is an Australian serial killer currently serving four consecutive terms of life imprisonment with a non-parole period of 26 years for his role in the Snowtown murders. Vlassakis confessed to four murders, including the murder of his stepbrother, David Johnson and half-brother Troy Youde.

In 1998, 14 yr 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 the first degree murder, and sentenced to life in prison without chance of parole.

Face of evil: Convicted sex offender who raped and murdered pensioner, 74, in her home is sentenced to prison for 21 years.

Darlene Gentry; On the morning of November 5, 2005 Darlene called 911 and reported that her husband had been shot during a home invasion. The first thing that struck investigators was that being a register nurse, she made no effort to save her husband. She was sentenced to 60 years in prison for his death.

Murderer, Erik Menendez given "Life" in prison for killing his mother and father with help from his brother Kyle.