July 10, 2008 Indonesia Ahmad Suradji is executed for the murders of at least 42 women and girls who were buried facing his house The victims, whose ages ranged from 17 to 40, sought Suradji out due to his reputation of being a dukun or shaman, looking to achieve desires such as wealth, beauty, love,… Continue reading Man executed for murdering over 40 women after the ghost of his father told him to drink the saliva of dead, young women
July 3, 1976 Germany Joachim Kroll is arrested for the murder of a 4-year-old girl after investigators find the girl's hand simmering in a pot Kroll's IQ was 76, putting him in the minority of serial killers. (Typically, those with lower IQs do not make successful serial killers as they do not possess the skills… Continue reading Serial killer and cannibal arrested following the murder of 4-year-old whose hand was cooked and intestines clogged sewer
Famous Last Words Peter Kürten Cologne, Germany July 2, 1931 "Tell me... after my head is chopped off, will I still be able to hear, at least for a moment, the sound of my own blood gushing from the stump of my neck? That would be the pleasure to end all pleasures." Kürten was executed… Continue reading FLW: will I be able to hear my blood gushing from my neck?
June 26, 1957 Near Annapolis, Maryland Melvin Rees (pictured) kills his first known victim Rees found Margaret Harold and her boyfriend, an unnamed soldier, parked at a lover’s lane. Rees showed them he had a gun, entered the backstreet of the car, and demanded money and cigarettes. When Harold told her boyfriend not to give… Continue reading The first victim of the so-called “Sex Beast” serial killer is murdered
June 23, 1902 New Hampshire Jane Toppan is found not guilty by reason of insanity for the morphine overdose murders of 31 patients Toppan tended to the Davis family who were afflicted with a bout of bad luck: Captain and Mrs. Davis and their 2 adult daughters all died within 6 weeks of each other… Continue reading Female serial poisoner found not guilty by reason of insanity, sentenced to mental hospital