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Convicted serial killers by country


  • Cayetano Santos Godino - aka Petiso Orejudo; killed four individuals before he turned 17. Died in jail in 1944, presumably beaten to death by inmates after killing a prison's pet
  • Carlos Eduardo Robledo Puch - aka El ángel de la muerte; killed 11 people before his arrest in 1972; found guilty in 1980, he is serving a life sentence


  • David Birnie and Catherine Birnie - couple responsible for the murders of four women
  • Eric Edgar Cooke - killed at least seven people; last person to be hanged in Western Australia
  • Paul Denyer - aka Frankston Serial Killer
  • Peter Dupas - serving three life sentences for multiple murders and rape charges
  • Kathleen Folbigg - murdered four of her infants
  • Leonard Fraser - convicted of killing three people in Rockhampton, Queensland
  • John Wayne Glover - aka North Shore Granny Killer; committed suicide in 2005
  • Caroline Grills - aka Auntie Thally; serial poisoner of at least four family members
  • Mark Jefferies - responsible for the murders of four people
  • Eddie Leonski - aka Brownout Murderer; killed at least four people
  • William MacDonald - aka the Sydney Mutilator
  • Ivan Milat - aka Backpacker murders; killed at least seven tourists
  • James Miller and Christopher Worrell - the Truro murders; convicted of killing six victims
  • The Snowtown Murders (John Justin Bunting, Robert Joe Wagner, Mark Ray Haydon, James Spyridon Vlassakis) - convicted of (or in relation to) killing 11 victims


  • Elfriede Blauensteiner - poisoner of three individuals
  • Lainz Angels Of Death - Maria Gruber, Irene Leidolf, Stephanija Meyer, and Waltraud Wagner; nurses at the Lainz General Hospital in Vienna who admitted to murdering 49 patients
  • Jack Unterweger - author and sexual sadist; convicted of ten murders; believed to have killed 12 women


  • Marc Dutroux - child molester and killer
  • András Pándy - aka Vader Blauwbaard; convicted of the murders of his two wives and four children


  • Paul Bernardo - aka the Scarborough Rapist; Ontario man who killed three teenage girls (including his wife's sister) with the aid of his wife Karla Homolka
  • Wayne Boden - serial killer active from 1968-1971
  • John Martin Crawford - convicted in 1996 for the murders of three women
  • William Fyfe - convicted of murdering five women; confessed to killing four more individuals in Quebec
  • Russell Johnson - killer of seven women; confined to a mental institution since 1978
  • Gilbert Paul Jordan - Killed between eight and 10 women, by alcohol poisoning
  • Allan Legere - aka Monster of the Miramichi; killer of five individuals
  • Clifford Olson - murdered 11 children in British Columbia
  • Robert Pickton - aka "Willie" Pickton - charged with the first degree murders of 26 women; allegedly confessed to 49 murders. Convicted December 9, 2007 of six charges - reduced to second degree murder
  • Peter Woodcock - murdered three children in 1956 and 1957 and a fellow psychiatric institute patient in 1991


  • Shen Changping and Shen Changyin - found guilty for the murders of 11 prostitutes
  • Gong Runbo - was found guilty for the murders of six children and teenagers aged between 9 and 16 from 2005 to 2006
  • Yang Xinhai - confessed to killing 65 individuals; executed in 2004
  • Huang Yong - between September 2001 and 2003 killed at least 17 teenage boys; executed in 2003
  • Shi Yuejun - between September 24, 2006 and September 29, 2006 he murdered 12 people and wounded four others
  • Yang Zhiya - between 1999 and 2003 he tortured and killed at least 65 persons 'in revenge' after his girlfriend left him


  • Luis Garavito - aka The Monster of the Andes; 360 alleged victims (also killed victims in Ecuador)
  • Pedro López - admitted to killing and raping 172 persons (also killed victims in Ecuador)

Czech Republic

  • Václav Mrázek - convicted of the murders of seven women; executed in 1957
  • Marie Fikáčková - female nurse who was executed by hanging in 1961 for the murders of 10 babies
  • Petr Zelenka - male nurse who is convicted for seven murders to 'test' doctors


  • Dagmar Overbye - childcare provider who killed between nine and 25 children; sentenced to death in 1921 then reprieved


  • Daniel Barbosa - aka The Beast of the Andes; 71 alleged victims


  • Antti Taskinen - poisoner of three men; sentenced to life imprisonment
  • Matti Haapoja - convicted murderer of three individuals, admitted to the murders of 18


  • Marie-Madeleine-Marguerite d'Aubray, Marquise de Brinvilliers - French poisoner; executed in 1676
  • Pierre Chanal - serial killer who committed suicide in 2003
  • Michel Fourniret - confessed to nine murders; allegedly killed 10 more
  • Francis Heaulme - serving life for 20 murders between 1984 and 1992
  • Hélène Jegado - domestic servant who poisoned at least 23 people between 1833 and 1851; executed in 1852
  • Henri Désiré Landru - killed 11 people; inspired the character of Monsieur Verdoux played by Charlie Chaplin
  • Émile Louis - preyed on young handicapped women
  • Christine Malèvre - nurse sentenced for the murders of at least 30 terminally ill patients
  • Thierry Paulin - aka the Beast of Montmartre; preyed on the elderly in the 1980s
  • Marcel Petiot - doctor who killed 63 would-be refugees from the Nazis; executed in 1946
  • Gilles De Rais - 15th century demonolator and child-killer
  • Joseph Vacher - aka The French Ripper; 19th century serial killer of 11 individuals
  • Jeanne Weber - serial killer who was convicted for the murders of 10 children


  • Jürgen Bartsch - killed four, one escaped; died by wrongful overdose during castration surgery
  • Karl Denke - cannibal; allegedly killed 30 people
  • Volker Eckert - he is accused of 19 murders between 1974 and 2006
  • Gesche Gottfried - serial poisoner who murdered 15 individuals in Hanover and Bremen; publicly executed in 1831
  • Karl Grossmann - killed women and sold their flesh on the black market
  • Fritz Haarmann - preyed on young men and boys; executed in 1925
  • Fritz Honka - murdered four women in Hamburg and kept the bodies in his apartment
  • Joachim Kroll - claimed 13 victims over three decades
  • Peter Kürten - the Vampire of Düsseldorf; executed in 1932
  • Stephan Letter - male nurse who killed 29 patients; was arrested in 2006
  • Marianne Nölle - female nurse who killed 7 patients
  • Norbert Poehlke - police officer and serial killer
  • Peter Stumpp - self-proclaimed werewolf who killed 16 people during the 1500s
  • Anna Maria Zwanziger - Bavarian poisoner, killer of 4 individuals; executed in 1811


  • Charles Quansah - convicted of the strangulation deaths of nine women in Accra, suspected of killing 34; sentenced to death in 2003


  • Antonis Daglis - aka the Athens Ripper; convicted in 1997 of the strangulation murders and dismemberment of three women and the attempted murder of six others

Hong Kong

  • Lam Kor-Wan - sexual sadist who murdered and dismembered four women in the 1980s; sentenced to life imprisonment
  • Lam Kwok-Wai - murdered three women


  • Erzsébet Báthory - countess who killed servant girls; rumored to have killed more than 600
  • Béla Kiss - murdered at least 24 women; escaped justice in the confusion of World War I


  • Surender Koli and Moninder Singh Pandher - Koli confessed the murders of 19 women and girls aged 4-26, but Pandher denies any involvement in the crimes
  • Raman Raghav - killed homeless people and others in their sleep


  • Ahmad Suradji - a serial killer who admitted to killing 42 women


  • Mohammed Bijeh - aka the Tehran Desert Vampire; killed at least 16 young boys near Tehran, Iran; executed in 2005
  • Saeed Hanaei - aka The Spider Killer; killed at least 16 women around Mashhad, Iran; executed in 2002


  • Nicolai Bonner - killed four people in 2005 in Haifa, Israel; most victims were homeless


  • Wolfgang Abel and Mario Furlan - German-Italian duo found guilty of 10 of 27 counts of murder in 1987
  • Donato Bilancia - responsible for the murders of 17 people in 7 months between 1997 and 1998
  • Luigi Chiatti - aka the Monster of Foligno; victims were children
  • Leonarda Cianciulli - aka Soap-Maker of Correggio; murderess of three women
  • Pietro Pacciani - aka the Monster of Florence; victims were young couples
  • Roberto Succo - murdered at least five individuals, including his parents


  • Sataro Fukiage - raped and killed at least seven girls in the early twentieth century
  • Hiroaki Hidaka - killed four prostitutes in 1996; executed on December 25, 2006
  • Miyuki Ishikawa - murdered an estimated 103, but could have been up to 169 infants in the 1940s
  • Kiyotaka Katsuta - alleged 22 murders but convicted of eight; executed in 2000
  • Yoshio Kodaira - serial killer, rapist thought to have killed 11 people in Japan and have killed Chinese people as a soldier
  • Genzo Kurita - killed six women and two children and engaged in rape and necrophilia
  • Hiroshi Maeue - aka Suicide Website Murderer; lured people from suicide clubs promising to kill himself with his victims
  • Futoshi Matsunaga and Junko Ogata - aka House of Horror; tortured and murdered at least seven people between 1996 and 1998, including Junko's family
  • Tsutomu Miyazaki - aka The Otaku Murderer, The Little Girl Murderer, and Dracula; killed four preschool-age Japanese girls and ate a hand of a girl; executed in 2008
  • Norio Nagayama - killed four people with a handgun at the age of 19, and was a novelist in prison
  • Seisaku Nakamura - aka Hamamatsu Deaf Killer, murdered at least nine people during teenage
  • Akira Nishiguchi - killed five people and engaged in fraud
  • Kiyoshi Okubo - raped and murdered eight young women during 41 days in 1971


  • Nikolai Dzhumagaliev - aka Metal Fang; cannibal and rapist thought to have killed nearly 50 individuals


  • Kaspars Petrovs - convicted of murdering 13 elderly Riga women in 2005; confessed to killing 38


  • Juana Barraza Samperio - aka Mataviejitas ("Old Lady Killer"); operated within the metropolitan area of Mexico City until January 25, 2006
  • Gregorio Cárdenas Hernández - aka Goyo aka strangler of Tacuba; raped and killed four women in 1942. Hailed as a successful case of rehabilitation and pardoned in 1976
  • Delfina and María De Jesús González - aka Las Poquianchis; killed a total of 91; arrested and sentenced in 1964
  • Raúl Osiel Marroquín - aka El Sádico; killed four male homosexuals in Mexico City including Kevin Ferris
  • Abdul Latif Sharif - Egyptian alleged to be responsible for dozens of murders in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico
  • José Luis Calva - cannibal and serial killer; the police found the remains of multiple female victims from his house. Committed suicide on December 11, 2007


  • Lucia De Berk - nurse, convicted of killing at least seven and attempting three murders in the 2000s
  • Maria Swanenburg - killed 27 with arsenic in the 1880s


  • Arnfinn Nesset - Geriatric assistant nurse who poisoned 22 dwellers at the institution "Orkdal alders-og sjukeheim" over a period of some years before being convicted in 1984


  • Javed Iqbal - believed to have killed 100 boys


  • Julian Koltun - raped and murdered women in eastern Poland
  • Zdzisław Marchwicki - aka Zagłębie Vampire; convicted of murdering 14 women; executed in 1976
  • Władysław Mazurkiewicz - aka The Gentleman Killer; killed up to 30 women
  • Stanisław Modzelewski - murdered seven women in Łódź during the 1960s; executed in 1970
  • Leszek Pękalski - aka the Vampire of Bytów; killed up to 17 women
  • Łucjan Staniak - aka The Red Spider and The Red Ripper; killed up to 20 women


  • António Luís Costa - police officer found guilty in 2007 of the slayings of three women


  • Vera Renczi - poisoned two husbands, one son and 32 of her suitors in the 1920s and 1930s
  • Ion Rîmaru - murdered and raped young women in Bucharest from 1970 to 1971; executed in 1971


  • Valeriy Asratyan - was arrested in 1990 and convicted for three murders and in dozens of cases of sexual abuse. He was executed
  • Andrei Chikatilo - aka The Rostov Ripper and Hannibal Lecter; killed 52 women and children throughout the many countries of the former Soviet Union before being arrested, convicted, and executed in 1994
  • Vasiliy Kulik - he killed 13 people aged between seven months and 75 years old. He was executed.
  • Sergei Ryakhovsky - aka The Hippopotamus; was found guilty for the murders of 19 people aged between 14 and 78
  • Alexander Pichushkin - aka The Chessboard Killer; found guilty of 48 murders, claims to have killed 63
  • Darya Saltykova - 18th century countess who tortured and killed serfs on her estate
  • Anatoly Slivko - found guilty of seven murders of little boys; was sentenced to death and executed
  • Sasha Spesivtsev - cannibal convicted in the murders of 19 women
  • Alexander Tchayka - he killed four women between January, 1994 and February, 1994


  • Silvo Plut - killed three women, committed suicide in prison in 2007
  • Metod Trobec - raped and killed at least five women, committed suicide in prison in 2006

South Africa

  • Daisy De Melker - poisoner; killed two husbands and one son; executed in 1932
  • Cedric Maake - aka the Wemmer Pan Killer; murdered at least 27 people. Also serial rapist
  • Moses Sithole - believed to have killed at least 38 young women
  • Sipho Thwala - aka the Phoenix Strangler; raped and murdered 19 women in sugarcane fields from 1996 to 1997
  • Gert Van Rooyen - abducted at least six girls from 1988-1989 who were never found
  • Elias Xitavhudzi - was a serial killer who murdered 16 people in Atteridgeville, South Africa in 1960s

South Korea

  • Yoo Young-chul - raped or killed 23 people from September 2003 to July 2004, mainly young women and rich men


  • Francisca Ballesteros - female serial killer who between 1990 and 2004 killed her family and attempted to kill her other son
  • Francisco Garcia Escalero - beggar convicted for 11 murders
  • Enriqueta Martí - self-proclaimed witch who murdered and cannibalized six children in Barcelona; executed in 1912
  • José Antonio Rodriguez Vega - raped and killed at least 16 women
  • Manuel Delgado Villegas - alleged 48 murders but convicted in eight


  • Thomas Quick - child molester and alleged serial killer
  • Patrik Jansson - child molester, rapeist from Fredriksberg and alleged serial killer.....true story


  • Anatoly Onoprienko - aka The Terminator; murdered 59 people from 1989 until his capture in 1996

United Kingdom

  • Beverley Allitt - aka Angel of Death; paediatric nurse who killed four babies in her care and injured at least nine others, convicted in 1991
  • Levi Bellfield - aka The Bus Stalker Killer, murdered two female students, attempted to kill a third, and is suspected of up to 20 more attacks and murders. Is the prime suspect in the murder of schoolgirl Milly Dowler
  • Robert Black - Scottish schoolgirl killer; convicted of three murders, suspected of many more
  • Ian Brady and Myra Hindley - aka Moors Murderers - murdered five children, aged between 10 and 17 years old, and buried them on Saddleworth Moor.
  • Leslie Bailey - killed at least three young boys in and around London in the 1980s
  • William Burke and William Hare - notorious body snatchers in Edinburgh in the 19th century.
  • George Chapman - poisoned three women, suspected by some authors of being Jack the Ripper
  • John Childs - murdered six individuals; jailed 1980
  • Robert George Clements - doctor who murdered one wife but committed suicide before being arrested; three previous wives died in suspicious circumstances
  • John Christie - aka The Necrophile who killed seven women (including his wife) and disputably one infant between 1943 and 1953 and hid them in his house and garden at 10 Rillington Place
  • Mary Ann Cotton - British Victorian killer, said to have taken more than 20 victims
  • Thomas Neill Cream - aka Lambeth Poisoner, began his killing spree in the United States then moved to London. Hanged 1892
  • Amelia Dyer - murdered infants in her care; executed in 1896
  • Kenneth Erskine - aka Stockwell Strangler; jailed in 1988 for murdering seven pensioners
  • Steven Grieveson - aka The Sunderland Strangler, murdered three teenage boys in Sunderland, Tyne & Wear in 1993 and 1994
  • John George Haigh - aka the Acid Bath Murderer and the Vampire of London. Active in England during the 1940s. Was convicted of six murders, but claimed to have killed 9. Executed in 1949
  • Anthony Hardy - aka the Camden Ripper; convicted of three murders; suspected of at least four
  • Trevor Hardy - aka The Beast in the Night; killed three teenage girls in Manchester from 1974 to 1976
  • Colin Ireland - aka Gay Slayer; killed five victims in the early 1990s
  • Michael Lupo - aka Wolf Man; convicted of four murders and the attempted murder of two others
  • Patrick Mackay - confessed to killing 11 people
  • Peter Manuel - Scottish murderer of seven, suspected of killing 15; executed in 1958
  • Robert Maudsley - killer of four; killed three in prison
  • Peter Moore - businessman who killed men at random in Wales
  • Donald Neilson - aka Black Panther; killed four people including heiress Lesley Whittle
  • Dennis Nilsen - killer of 15 (possibly 16) men between 1978 and 1983
  • Colin Norris - nurse convicted of killing four patients in Leeds hospitals[1]
  • William Palmer - aka The Rugeley Poisoner
  • Mark Rowntree - 19 year old who killed four people at random
  • Amelia Sach and Annie Walters - murdered an unknown number of babies put up for adoption
  • Harold Shipman - doctor convicted of 15 murders; a later inquiry stated he had killed at least 215 and possibly up to 457 people over a 25 year period
  • George Joseph Smith - aka The Brides in the Bath killer
  • John Straffen - child-killer and Britain's longest serving prisoner until his death on 19th November 2007
  • Peter Sutcliffe - aka the Yorkshire Ripper; convicted in 1981 of the murders of 13 women and the attacks on seven more from 1975 to 1980
  • Fred West and Rosemary West - aka House of Horrors murderers in Gloucester. She was convicted of 10 murders and are both believed to have tortured and murdered at least 12 young women between 1967 and 1987, many at the couple's home in Gloucester, England. He committed suicide in 1995 while awaiting trial
  • Steve Wright - aka The Suffolk Strangler; killed 5 women in six weeks around Ipswich in late 2006
  • Graham Frederick Young - aka The Teacup Poisoner; killed three individuals from 1962 to 1971

United States Of America

  • Charles Albright - aka The Collectionist; known for surgically removing the eyes of victims and keeping them in his house as trophies
  • Richard Angelo - aka The Angel of Death; nurse who killed 25 patients
  • Joe Ball - aka The Alligator Man, killed at least 20 women in the early 20th century in Texas
  • Martha Jule Beck and Raymond Fernandez - the Lonely Hearts Killers, killed at least three women and one child in the 1940s but suspected in up to 20 murders
  • David Berkowitz - aka Son of Sam and The .44 Caliber Killer; convicted of six murders
  • Bloody Benders - a family who killed guests at their inn in Labette County, Kansas, in 1872
  • Robert Berdella - convicted of killing six men in 1988 in Kansas City, Missouri, undoubtedly killed others, sexually tortured and dismembered his victims
  • Kenneth Bianchi and Angelo Buono Jr. - aka the Hillside Stranglers; killers of 13 women and suggested as possibly involved in three other killings
  • Richard Fran Biegenwald - convicted of killing five people in the early 1980s in the Asbury Park, New Jersey area. He is suspected in at least six other murders
  • Arthur Gary Bishop - Utah man who murdered five young boys; executed in 1988
  • William Bonin - aka The Freeway Killer; with several accomplices, claimed the lives of 20 boys in California
  • Robert Charles Browne - Convicted of two murders in Colorado, but says he has killed 48, some of which have been corroborated
  • Jerry Brudos - aka The Shoe-Fetish Slayer, killed at least five women
  • Theodore Bundy - aka The Campus Killer, Lady Killer, South Hill Rapist and Chi Omega Killer; law student who raped and murdered more than 35 women in several states
  • Michael Bear Carson and Suzan Carson - nomadic hippie killers involved in the counter-culture movement, they were suspects in 12 homicides and they began life sentences for three murders in 1983
  • Dean Carter - murdered at least four women
  • Richard Chase - aka the Vampire of Sacramento; murdered six people in the 1970s
  • Ray Copeland and Faye Copeland - oldest couple ever sentenced to death in the United States at the age of 69 and 75. Ray and Faye were convicted of killing five men. Their modus operandi was to hire unskilled drifters as farm hands and later kill them
  • Dean Corll, Elmer Wayne Henley and David Brooks - committed the Houston Mass Murders
  • Juan Vallejo Corona - California killer convicted of murdering 25 men in 1971
  • Andrew Cunanan - murdered five people, including fashion designer Gianni Versace, in a cross-country journey during a three-month period in 1997, ending with Cunanan's suicide, at the age of 27
  • Charles Cullen - nurse in New Jersey and Pennsylvania who killed as many as 40 patients through lethal injection
  • Jeffrey Dahmer - Milwaukee cannibal who kept heads, skulls and body parts in his apartment; convicted of 15 murders, but believed responsible for at least two others
  • Albert DeSalvo - aka The Boston Strangler; convicted of strangling 13 women
  • Nannie Doss - aka The Giggling Granny; serial poisoner who killed 11 people: four husbands, two children, her two sisters, her mother, a grandson and a nephew
  • Mack Ray Edwards - convicted of murdering three children after having confessed to the murders of six in Los Angeles County between 1953 and 1969. He claimed at one point to have killed as many as 18
  • Albert Fish - aka The Cannibal, The Moon Maniac and The Werewolf of Wisteria; sadist and pedophile who cannibalized several children; convicted of one murder, confessed to two others and suspected in two other killings
  • Wayne Adam Ford - aka Wayward Wayne; confessed to murdering four women, believed to have killed others
  • Kendall Francois - serial killer from Poughkeepsie, NY who targeted prostitutes. After strangling the women, he would store them in various crawl spaces in and around his home
  • Joseph Paul Franklin - racist serial killer who targeted interracial couples and attempted to assassinate Larry Flynt and Vernon Jordan; convicted of 11 murders and has confessed to nine others
  • John Wayne Gacy Jr. - aka Killer Clown; killer of at least 33 men and boys who kept bodies buried under his Chicago home
  • Gerald Gallego Jr. and Charlene Williams - aka the Sex Slaves Killers, kidnapped and killed victims in the late 1970s, most of them were teenagers
  • Carlton Gary - Georgia murderer convicted of the murders of seven elderly women
  • Donald Henry Gaskins Jr. - aka "Pee Wee" Gaskins and Meanest Man in America; executed on September 6, 1991; convicted of nine murders but confessed to over 200
  • Edward Gein - two known victims, one suspected victim, four missing persons; elements of Gein's life and crimes have inspired, at least in part Psycho, The Silence of the Lambs and The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
  • Janie Lou Gibbs - Georgia poisoner who killed her three sons, a grandson, and her husband
  • Kristen Gilbert - Angel of Death serial killer, convicted of killing four by injection of epinephrine while working as a nurse
  • Harvey Glatman - Californian rapist and killer of three women; lured women to pose for "bondage photographs" and would rape and murder them.
  • Jeffrey Gorton - convicted of two rape-murders in Michigan, suspected of more
  • Dana Sue Gray - convicted of murder of three elderly women and attempted murder of a fourth in California
  • Belle Gunness - murder-for-profit killer who murdered her suitors and her own children in Indiana
  • Robert Hansen - Alaskan baker who killed prostitutes at his cabin; convicted of four murders but admitted to 11 others.
  • Donald Harvey - aka Angel of Death; hospital orderly, confessed to more than 80 "mercy killings" with 37 confirmed killings
  • William Heirens - aka The Lipstick Killer confessed to three murders spanning from June 1945 to January 1946
  • Waneta Hoyt - New York woman who murdered her five children
  • Philip Carl Jablonski - killed at least four women in Utah
  • Keith Hunter Jesperson - Canadian serial killer convicted in the United States
  • Vincent Johnson - aka the Brooklyn Strangler; a homeless crack addict who killed at least five prostitutes
  • Genene Jones - Texas pediatric nurse who poisoned infants in her care. Convicted of only one murder but suspected of 10 or more others
  • Patrick Kearney - necrophiliac convicted of 21 murders in California and admitted to seven other murders
  • Edmund Kemper - started killing when he was 15 years old in Santa Cruz, California; convicted of six murders and implicated in four others
  • Tillie Klimek - Chicago woman who poisoned five husbands; sentenced to life imprisonment
  • Paul John Knowles - raped and murdered 18 people
  • Randy Kraft - convicted of the murders of 16 young men and boys but strongly suspected of 51 others in California
  • Timothy Krajcir - confessed to killing over nine women, five in Missouri and four others in Illinois and Pennsylvania
  • Peter Kudzinowski - killed children in New Jersey in the 1920s
  • Leonard Lake and Charles Ng - ex-marines and survivalists, killed at least 11 people and perhaps as many as 25; collected and murdered female sex slaves
  • Derrick Todd Lee - aka the Baton Rouge Serial Killer; convicted of two murders but linked by DNA evidence to five others
  • Henry Lee Lucas - convicted of 11 murders and confessed to about 3000 others, although most of his confessions are considered outlandish; a task force set up to investigate his claims suggested that the true number of his murders may be as high as 213
  • Rhonda Belle Martin - Alabama poisoner who murdered six family members, suspected of poisoning at least nine; executed in 1957
  • Herman Mudgett - active 1890-1894 during Chicago's 1893 World's Columbian Exposition; convicted of only one murder but definitively tied to at least 8 more and confessed to a total of 27. He is also known as H.H. Holmes
  • John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo - Washington D.C. area snipers; Muhammad is convicted of seven murders so far and awaiting prosecution for nine others, Malvo is convicted of, plead guilty to, or confessed to at least nine murders
  • Herbert Mullin - schizophrenic in Santa Cruz, California who killed people to prevent earthquakes; convicted of 10 murders and confessed to three others
  • Earle Nelson - aka Gorilla Man; necrophiliac serial killer; convicted and hanged for one murder but definitively implicated in about 20 more
  • Marie Noe - murdered eight of her children between 1949 and 1968
  • Carl Panzram - murderer, rapist, arsonist; executed in 1930; convicted of two murders but confessed to 19 others
  • Dorothea Puente - convicted of three killings but directly implicated in six others
  • Dennis Rader - aka the BTK Killer; killed ten people between 1974 to 1991
  • Ricardo Ramírez - aka the Night Stalker; terrorized Los Angeles in 1984 and 1985; convicted of 14 murders
  • David Parker Ray - convicted of rape and torture and sentenced to 224 years in prison. FBI believe he was responsible for the deaths of 60 women in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico
  • Ángel Maturino Reséndiz - killed nine people in Texas, Kentucky, and Illinois
  • Gary Ridgway - aka The Green River Killer; convicted of murdering 48 women in the state of Washington
  • Joel Rifkin - murdered 17 women in the New York City and Long Island area
  • John Edward Robinson - aka the Cyber Sex Killer; lured victims through the internet; convicted of murdering six women in Missouri and Kansas
  • Danny Rolling - pleaded guilty to murdering five students in Florida
  • Michael Ross - raped and murdered seven women in Connecticut
  • Efren Saldivar - respiratory therapist who killed six patients, and possibly as many as 120
  • Altemio Sanchez - aka the Bike Path Rapist/Killer who was responsible for three murders and numerous rapes spanning over a 25 year period in Buffalo, New York. He is currently serving three consecutive 75 years-to-life sentences for the murders
  • Heriberto Seda - a copycat killer of the serial killer the Zodiac Killer
  • Gerard John Schaefer - aka The Killer Cop and The Florida Sex Beast; police officer who killed up to 34 women and girls
  • Tommy Lynn Sells - convicted of only one murder; admitted to murdering dozens of people from all over the United States, possibly in excess of 70 although only a total of six are firmly established
  • Arthur Shawcross - aka the Genesee River Killer; convicted of 12 murders and has admitted to another.
  • Robert Shulman - convicted of murdering five prostitutes between 1991 and 1996
  • Lemuel Smith - confessed to the murders of five people, including that of an on-duty female prison-guard
  • Morris Solomon Jr. - handyman killed six young women between 1986 and 1987 in a Sacramento, California, neighborhood
  • Gerald Stano - convicted murderer of 41 women; executed in 1998
  • Cary Stayner - aka the Yosemite Murderer who killed four women
  • Michael Swango - physician and surgeon who poisoned over 30 of his patients and colleagues
  • William Suff - aka the Riverside Killer who killed up to 19 women near Riverside, California
  • Marybeth Tinning - New York woman who poisoned nine of her children
  • Ottis Toole - Henry Lee Lucas's accomplice; convicted of six murders in Florida
  • Chester Dwayne Turner - murderer of women in Los Angeles, California; convicted of 12 murders and linked through DNA evidence to another
  • Henry Louis Wallace - Charlotte, North Carolina, serial killer of at least nine young women over a two year period from 1992 to 1994
  • Coral Watts - aka The Sunday Morning Slasher; although only convicted of two murders, at one point admitted to killing 80 people in Texas and Michigan; possibly guilty of 100 murders
  • Nathaniel White - Hudson Valley, New York, convicted of six murders from 1991 to 1992
  • Wayne Williams - aka the Atlanta Child Murderer; convicted of two murders but the police claim his arrest solved 23 others in a string of 29
  • Gwendolyn Graham and Catherine May Wood - Michigan duo who murdered five elderly nursing home residents in their care and claimed to have killed another
  • Randall Woodfield - aka the I-5 Killer; convicted of four murders but believed responsible for 14 others
  • Aileen Wuornos - shot six men dead in Florida; executed in 2002
  • Robert Lee Yates Jr. - murdered at least 13 women in Spokane County, Washington


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