Tag: Serial Murders

Samuel Little, America’s Most Prolific Serial Killer, Dies at 80

Samuel Little, who surpassed even such lethal predators as Ted Bundy and John Wayne Gacy to become the most prolific serial killer in U.S. history while going undetected for decades, died at a Los Angeles-area hospital on Wednesday, California corrections officials said. He was 80. No cause of death had yet been determined for Mr. […]

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He Spent 20 Years in Prison, Until a Serial Killer Confessed to the Crime

SEOUL, South Korea — A man in South Korea who spent 20 years in prison for the murder of a 13-year-old girl was acquitted in a retrial on Thursday after the country’s most infamous serial killer confessed to the crime last year. The acquitted man, Yoon Sung-yeo, 53, was sentenced to life in prison in […]

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California Governor Blocks Release of Manson Follower Leslie Van Houten

A Charles Manson follower who is serving a life sentence for her role in the grisly double murder of a Los Angeles couple more than 50 years ago has lost her latest bid at freedom after California’s governor overrode a parole board’s decision granting her release. The convicted murderer, Leslie Van Houten, was 19 when […]

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Devil in the Details: How David Tennant Played a Serial Killer

LONDON — David Tennant has been aware of his “passing physical resemblance” to the British serial killer Dennis Nilsen for a while, he said in a recent telephone interview. But when it came to portraying Nilsen in the true crime mini-series “Des,” which premieres on Sundance Now on Thursday, he didn’t rely on looks alone. […]

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The Gilgo Beach Murders Were a Cold Case. Then a New Police Chief Arrived.

It was just a few days after Memorial Day — the start of a summer like no other, a pandemic shutting down all signs of life outside of homes and hospitals. But there, in a video message released to the public on May 29, was Commissioner Geraldine Hart of the Suffolk County Police Department, standing […]

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Golden State Killer Sentenced to Life in Prison Without Parole

A former police officer who pleaded guilty to a series of rapes and murders that terrorized California for decades was sentenced on Friday to multiple terms of life without parole after more than 45 victims and family members testified over three days to the pain and anger caused by the man known as the Golden […]

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