Serial Killers · Washington

Two women killed with axe by serial killer

October 30, 1947 Tacoma, Washington Serial killer Jake Bird kills Bertha Kludt and her 17-year-old daughter Beverly June with an axe Bird was apprehended on the night of October 30, shoeless and covered in blood, when officers Evan “Skip” Davies and Andres “Tiny” Sabutis responded to a call about a woman screaming. When Bird spotted… Continue reading Two women killed with axe by serial killer

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