Female Killers · Italy · Serial Killers

Serial killer who sacrificed women to keep her son safe while at war, and who turned victims’ bodies into cakes and soap, dies while incarcerated

October 15, 1970 Pozzuoli, Naples, Italy Serial killer Leonarda Cianciulli dies Cianciulli had 17 pregnancies, though three ended in miscarriages and 10 of her children died young. Fiercely protective of her four surviving children, she became convinced the only way to protect her eldest son during his service in the Second World War was through… Continue reading Serial killer who sacrificed women to keep her son safe while at war, and who turned victims’ bodies into cakes and soap, dies while incarcerated

Executions · Italy · Serial Killers

The execution of Italian serial killer who murdered and dismembered at least three women

October 13, 1933 Sarzana, Italy Serial killer Cesare Serviatti is executed Serviatti employed the use of newspaper advertisements to come in contact with women seeking marriage, only to rob, kill, and dismember them. On November 3, 1930, the body of a woman, chopped to pieces and stuffed in a suitcase, was pulled from the sea.… Continue reading The execution of Italian serial killer who murdered and dismembered at least three women

Michigan · Serial Killers

Serial killer Carl Eugene Watts dies in prison

September 21, 2007 Jackson, Michigan Serial killer Carl “Coral” Eugene Watts dies in prison Watts had begun killing in 1974 at the age of 20, primarily targeting white girls and women between the ages of 14 to 44, and employing various methods of murder including drowning, strangulation, stabbing, and bludgeoning. He managed to evade arrest… Continue reading Serial killer Carl Eugene Watts dies in prison

Executions · Serial Killers · South Carolina

“The Meanest Man in America” executed

September 6, 1991 Columbia, South Carolina Serial rapist and killer Donald Henry “Pee Wee” Gaskins is executed Gaskins had a troubled life starting at birth, punctuated by neglect from his mother. As young as 8, Gaskins began a string of crimes including robbery and rape. He was sent to a reform school where he was… Continue reading “The Meanest Man in America” executed

Crime Scene Photography · Ohio · Serial Killers

The possible first victim of the Cleveland Torso Murderer is found

September 5, 1934 Cleveland, Ohio A woman’s lower torso and upper thighs are found on the shore of Lake Erie The woman’s body was found in a rough and reddened, suggesting chemicals had been applied to her skin. Her head was never found, and because of this, she has never been identified. She was dubbed… Continue reading The possible first victim of the Cleveland Torso Murderer is found