Henry Lee Lucas began his life in the same way as most serial killers begin. He was horribly abused as a child along with his fetish for bestiality and torturing animals in his teens. He even engaged in incest with his half brother. All these terrible acts committed only in his early teenage years to say the least.
Henry claims that his first murder was at the age of fourteen where he kidnapped a seventeen year old girl from a bus stop. He says that he beat her heavily in the head then dragged her into a secluded area where he continued with his urges to rape her. The girl began to scream and fight him off as best she could. Henry Lee Lucas became infuriated and just strangled her at this point. This story has never been confirmed as Henry tends to lie a lot.
After a breaking and entering arrest, Henry spent a short time in Beaumont training school for boys located in Virginia. He was considered highly disruptive during his stay. He claims that on the next day after his release that he raped his twelve year old niece. Lucas was in and out of jail until his release in 1959 where he then moved to Tecumseh, Michigan to start over with the help of his half sister.
Lucas killed his mother that year in a blind rage after a family dispute. She died fifty hours later of the wounds that she received. He was found and arrested in Toledo, Ohio where he was sentenced to 20-40 years in Southern Michigan State Prison for second degree murder.
Over crowding of the jail forced his release in 1970. Henry claims he killed two women soon after and even left one of the women close to the prison so someone could find it. Still unproven. He was then arrested again for attempted kidnapping of a young girl and served another four years to be released in 1975.
Henry became a traveler at this point where he went from Wilmington, Delaware to Hurst, Texas. He married for a period of time but was forced to leave because he was accused of molesting the woman's children. He then moved back after some more time of roaming in with his other sister Almeda. Almeda offered Henry Lee Lucas work at her husbands wrecking yard. However, he was quickly accused of molesting her granddaughter. He then ran away the next day after asking Almeda if he can borrow the truck to pick up some materials to take to the junk yard. They never saw him again but the truck ended up in Jacksonville, Florida.
Henry Lee Lucas met the man named Ottis Toole here. Lucas slept with Ottis and his daughter. All until Ottis became sick one day on a trip to Delaware and was hospitalized. Lucas took Ottis's children and headed for Maryland. He was caught however and spent about two months in jail. Lucas went back to Jacksonville when he was released and Ottis joined him later when he was well again.
Together, Henry Lee Lucas and Otis Toole began stealing anything they could get their hands on and on occasions robbing banks. Lucas confessed to shooting a store clerk and watching Toole molest the corpse. Lucas and Toole committed more crimes on day when they noticed a young guy and girl walking down the Texas Interstate one day. Ottis jumped out of the vehicle and shot the guy nine times while Lucas forced the girl in the car. Ottis jumped in the drivers seat and sped off while Lucas repeatedly raped the girl until Ottis dragged the girl out and shot her six times, leaving her on the interstate.
They continued murdering for cars, sex and fun. Lucas was credited for 20 murders in California, Michigan, Texas and Maryland. He confessed to 600 "free lunches"? though.
The two were then approached by a man that offered them a contract killing but on the terms that they must join a satanic cult. They met the guy and the cult in Miami and the guy introduced himself as Don Meteric. In order to join the cult they had to kill. Toole lured a man to a beach where Henry Lee Lucas ripped his throat. They met back up with the cult and cooked the man in a "Black Mass"? ritual. They then began kidnapping babies to sell as slaves. They kidnapped and drugged children and teenagers to star in porno movies that the cult distributed. However, not a trace of this cult is to be found.
Henry then took some time off from the cult and returned to Jacksonville where he met back up with Ottis's daughter, Becky, where they moved to California. They stayed together until when Becky wanted to become his real wife and not just a fake wife. Lucas refused and Becky called him a homosexual. Henry was so pissed that he raped and killed a woman later that night while Becky slept.
Meteric then contacted Lucas and offered him the job of killing a lawyer in Beaumont, Texas. Lucas befriended the man then persuaded him to take a couple drinks while the man tilted his head back to drink Lucas slit his throat. Later going to Oregon, and Washington, Lucas raped and killed continually.
Lucas and Becky continued side by side until a couple converted Becky to Christianity and Lucas got really upset. He stabbed her to death, raped the corpse, chopped her up and Stuffed the remains into three pillowcases and left her in a field. He buried her two days later.
Kate Rich sheltered the couple but became suspicious of Becky leaving abruptly. Rich met Lucas and questioned him to get the response that Becky ran off with a truck driver. Rich didn't believe and Henry Lee Lucas murdered again. He stabbed her, carved an inverted cross into her chest only to proceed minutes later with having sex with the corpse then through the body in a ditch. He came back later and chopped her up and threw the parts in garbage bags. Then he burned her in a wood burning stove. The family of Kate Rich contacted the authorities and said that Lucas was the last to see her alive. The sheriff pulled his records and found all the rapes and murders on there but by that time, Lucas was long gone.
He started stealing again o survive while moving from Oklahoma to Amarillo to Texas. He returned to California to continue his previous job there working for Jack Smart. Smart had put the disappearance of Kate Rich and Henry Lee Lucas and quickly devised a plan to trap Lucas. He phoned the police while Lucas was unawares. The police came and took him into custody. Lucas was released again this time on the lack of evidence. Lucas was out again to run wild.
He stayed mostly in the central states and continued his murders. In Illinois he kidnapped a woman, slashed her to death then raped the corpse. Cleaned all the possessions from the corpse then dumped the corpse in a grove. He then drove to Texas and dumped the car then started to hitchhike back north. Lucas was desperate for money and called another ex-employer named Ruben Moore who lured Lucas with $100.00 to work on the Moore Ranch. The police arrived the next morning. They could only hold him for left of a vehicle in Maryland. He released again but later came back into the authorities hands to be captured for the final time.
One day men will look back and say that I gave birth to the Twentieth Century.
Jack the Ripper - 1888
Jack the Ripper is a true story about what seems to be a demon from Hell coming out and then poof!!...vanish into thin air, never to be seen or heard from again. Many speculations arise on this crafty old (or young) Jack the Ripper. I will do my best to present all the facts on this page. Along with some speculations as to whom he may have done these foul deeds. Was he mad, well educated, royalty, poor, sport, fun, or just an average Joe who just flipped out one day to become the world's most infamous serial killer and left the world asking â€œWho did it?â€
There is one important fact that will be mentioned here first. Jack the Ripper was the first sex killer in the modern sense of the word. This is also pointed towards the rise in pornography in the early nineteenth century. However, Jack wasn't simply just an everyday killer, he was well calculated. That is what produced such panic and fear in the Whitechapel area of East London in the autumn of 1888.
It was dark on the morning of September 1, 1888 when a cart driver named George Cross walked down Bucks Row on his way to work. In the dim light Cross saw what seemed to be a bundle of tarpaulin. It was in fact a woman lying on her back with her skirt over her waist. Cross then decided that the woman may have been raped and left for dead. Cross left to call a policeman. The local patrol policeman, Police Constable John Neil, walked through the same alley way a few minutes after Cross had left. Mr. Neil had a lantern which revealed that the woman's throat had been cut so deeply that the vertebrae were exposed.
An hour later the body of the middle-aged woman lay in the yard of a local mortuary. Two paupers from a workhouse next door were given the job of stripping the remains while a police inspector observed and took notes. After pulling off the petticoats, the inspector saw the most unusual...the woman's abdomen had been slashed open with a jagged incision that ran from the bottom of the ribs to the pelvis.
The woman was later identified as Mary Ann Nicholls. She was a prostitute who had been living at a common lodging house in Thrawl Street - one of the worst slums even in that poverty stricken area. A few hours before her death she had went back to the lodging, drunk, and lacking the money needed for a bed. The keeper turned her away. She went looking for a man who would grant the money needed for the bed in exchange for the uncomfortable act of intercourse on the pavement of some back alley. The police surgeon inferred that the customer had strangled her into unconsciousness. Bruises on her neck supported this hypothesis. Next, Jack the Ripper had cut her throat with two extremely powerful slashes that had almost severed the head from the body (this is difficult to do and requires a very thorough cutting apparatus). Then he raised her skirt to stab and slash at her stomach region in a kind of frenzy.
The murdering of prostitutes was nothing of surprise. Numerous murders were committed right before this case. For that reason, there was little alarm to another prostitute being killed. This case wasn't published in any newspaper. But, this all changed when after eight days another woman was found murdered in the backyard of a barber's shop in Hanbury Street, Whitechapel. Prostitutes often frequented this place with their customers. However, at about 5:30 am on the morning of Saturday, September 8, 1888; a neighbor saw Annie Chapman talking to a dark-looking man of "foreign appearance", dressed in shabby genteel clothes and wearing a deerstalker hat. Half an hour later, John Davis saw the body of a woman lying against the fence with her above her waist and her legs bent at the knees. The stomach was cut open and some of the intestines were pulled out. The same as Mary Ann Nicholls, the cause of death was due to a deep gash in the throat. Jack the Ripper placed the woman's rings and some pennies at her feet along with a torn envelope near her head. Further medical examinations revealed that the killer removed the uterus and the upper part of the vagina.
On September 29, 1888, the Central News Agency received a letter which started: "Dear Boss, I keep on hearing the police have caught me but they won't fix me just yet". It also stated: "I am down on whores and I shan't quit ripping them till I do get buckled" and promised: "You will soon hear of me with my funny little games". Signed "Jack the Ripper" - the first that this now well known name was to be used. The writer also requested: "Keep this letter back till I do a bit more work, then give it out straight". The Central News Agency granted his request.
On that Saturday night, Jack the Ripper killed again - this time killing two prostitutes in a single night. At 1:00 am on Sunday morning Louis Diemschutz drove his pony and cart into the backyard of a club in Berner Street. Diemschutz found the body of a woman. The woman's throat had been cut. There had been an attempt to cut off her ear. After further investigation, she was identified as an alcoholic Swedish prostitute named Elizabeth Stride.
Jack the Ripper hadn't had the time to finish disemboweling Elizabeth. He ran up Berner Street in time to find Catherine Eddowes and lead her into Mitre Square, a small square surrounded by warehouses. The square was patrolled every fifteen minutes. When he passed at 1:30 am everything was normal. At 1:45 am he found the body of a woman lying on her back with her dress pushed up around her waist along with her face being slashed. She was gashed open from the base of the ribs to the pubic region, and the throat was cut. Further examination revealed that a kidney was missing and half of an ear was cut off.
The letter was finally released to the public. Early on Monday morning, Jack the Ripper sent another message to the Central News Agency - this time a postcard. It read: "I was not codding [joking] dear old boss when I gave you the tip. You'll hear about Saucy Jack's work tomorrow. Double event this time. Number one squealed a bit. Couldn't finish straight off. Had not time to get ears for police. Thanks for keeping last letter back till I got to work again".
Jack the Ripper took a break until the early hours of November 9th; this was to be his best. Mary Jeanette Kelly, a twenty-four year old Irish-woman living in a cheap room in Miller's Court, off Dorset Street. At about two o'clock that morning she was reportedly seen talking to a man with a heavy mustache, well dressed and had a gold watch chain. They entered the narrow alleyway that led to her room: room 13.
At 10:45 the next morning the rent collector came to collect rent but found something more gruesome. The body lay on the bed, with mutilations so time consuming they must have taken an hour or more. One of her hands was found in her stomach. The head and left arm had been virtually removed to the point where they dangled on by a peace of skin. The breasts and nose had been removed while the skin from the legs were stripped off. The heart was laying on a pillow beside the victim and the intestines were draped around a picture. Further analysis concluded that Jack the Ripper had not taken away any of the organs from the victim unlike previous occurrences.
History Fair project on one of the most influential and curiously overlooked serial killers in America's history. Holmes did much of his criminal work in Chicago during the 1893 World's Fair. This fascinating true story will give you chills! Produced by Stephen Beemsterboer and Megan Daniels. The project advanced thru the school, city, city/suburbs, and finalists of city/suburbs levels of history fair but didn't advance to the state history fair, a definite injustice!
Luis Alfredo Garavito Cubillos, aka "La Bestia" ("The Beast") or "Tribilin" (born 25 January 1957 in Génova, Quindío, Colombia) is a Colombian rapist and serial killer. In 1999, he admitted to murder and rape of 140 young boys. The number of his victims, based on the locations of skeletons listed on maps that Garavito drew in prison, could eventually exceed 300. He has been described by local media as "the world's worst serial killer" because of the high number of victims.
Once captured, Garavito was subject to the maximum penalty available in Colombia, which was 30 years. However, as he confessed the crimes and helped authorities locate bodies, Colombian law allowed him to apply for special benefits, including a reduction of his sentence to 22 years and possibly an even earlier release for further cooperation and good behavior.
In subsequent years, Colombians have increasingly felt that due to Garavito's approaching early release, his sentence is not sufficient punishment for his crimes. Colombian law originally had no way to extend the sentence, as cases of serial killers like Garavito had no legal precedent in the country and thus the legal system could not properly address this case.
In late 2006, however, a judicial review of the cases against Garavito in different local jurisdictions found that his sentence could be extended and his release delayed, due to the existence of crimes he did not admit to and for which he was not previously condemned.
Luis Alfredo Garavito was born on January 25, 1957 in Génova, Quindío, Colombia. He is the oldest of seven brothers, and apparently suffered physical and emotional abuse by his father. In his testimony, he expressed being a victim of sexual abuse when young.
The victims were poor children, peasant children, or street children, between the ages of 6 and 16. Garavito approached them on the street or countryside and offered them gifts or small amounts of money. After gaining their trust, he took the children for a walk and when they got tired, he would take advantage of them. He then raped them, cut their throats, and usually dismembered their corpses. Most corpses showed signs of torture.
Garavito was captured on 22 April 1999. He confessed to murdering 140 children. However, he is still under investigation for the murder of 172 children in more than 59 counties in Colombia.
He was found guilty in 138 of the 172 cases; the others are ongoing. The sentences for these 138 cases add to 1,853 years and 9 days. Because of Colombian law restrictions, however, he cannot be imprisoned for more than 30 years. In addition, because he helped the authorities in finding the bodies, his sentence has been decreased to 22 years.
As Garavito served the later years of his reduced sentence, many Colombians began to gradually criticize the possibility of his early release, some arguing that he deserved either life in prison or the death penalty, neither of which are applicable in Colombia.
In 2006, local TV host Pirry interviewed Garavito, which aired on June 11 of that same year. In this TV special, Pirry mentioned that during the interview, the killer tried to minimize his actions and expressed intent to start a political career in order to help abused children. Pirry also described Garavito's conditions in prison and commented that due to good behavior, Garavito could probably apply for early release within 3 years.
After the Pirry interview aired, criticism of Gavarito's situation gained increased notoriety in the media and in political circles. A judicial review of the cases against Garavito in different local jurisdictions found that his sentence could potentially be extended and his release delayed, because he would have to answer for unconfessed crimes separately, as they were not covered by his previous judicial process.
Today before you think of saying an unkind word. Think of someone who can't speak. Before you complain about the taste of your food. Think of someone who has nothing to eat. Before you complain about your husband or wife. Think of someone who's crying out to God for a companion. Today before you complain about life. Think of someone who went too early to heaven. Before you complain about your children. Think of someone who desires children but they're barren. Before you argue about your dirty house, someone didn't clean or sweep. Think of the people who are living in the streets. Before whining about the distance you drive. Think of someone who walks the same distance with their feet. And when you are tired and complain about your job. Think of the unemployed, the disabled and those who wished they had your job. But before you think of pointing the finger or condemning another. Remember that not one of us are without sin and we all answer to one maker. And when depressing thoughts seem to get you down put a smile on your face and thank God you're alive and still around. Life is a gift, Live it, Enjoy it, Celebrate it EMBRACE IT and fulfill it And while you are at it give love to someone today. Love someone with what you do and the words you say. Love is not meant to be kept locked inside of us and hidden So give it away "Give Love to someone today!" Remember to live each day to the fullest.
"Kata mereka yang tahu, berfikir dengan akal untuk membuat keputusan, bukan dengan hati yang hanya akan mengikut perasaan."
Jeffrey Dahmer killed seventeen men between 1978 and 1991. Most of his victims were young, homosexual or bi-sexual black men, whom Dahmer subjected to sexual assault prior to murdering them.
He achieved notoriety after his arrest, following the discovery of his victims' decaying bodies in acid vats in his apartment, including severed heads in his refrigerator and other human body parts around his home, an altar of candles, and human skulls. Dahmer took photos of each stage of his victim's death, including the sexually explicit acts he performed on his victims at each stage.
The explanation offered by Dahmer himself was that he was attempting to remove free will from his victims to create an "automaton", compliant to his wishes and his sexual desires.
Many people were later outraged to find out that police returned one of Dahmer's naked, dazed, bleeding, still alive victims, Laotian teenager Konerak Sinthasomphone, to Dahmer after he had escaped. Dahmer told officers that Konerak was his adult homosexual lover, who was 19, and had had too much to drink. The boy was only 14 years old.
In 1991, another man, Tracy Edwards, was able to escape from Dahmer's apartment and flag down a police car. Police were led back to Dahmer's apartment, where the remains of eleven victims were found.
After being charged with fifteen counts of murder, he entered a plea of guilty but insane. During the trial the list of his deviances were catalogued and included: Skulls in locker, cannibalism, sexual urges, drilling holes into the skulls of his living victims, necrophilia, and drinking alcohol all the time, trying to create a shrine from human remains, lobotomies, defleshing, taxidermy and going to grave yards. A court in Milwaukee sentenced Dahmer to fifteen consecutive life sentences, which required a minimum of 936 years imprisonment.
In prison he was paired up with two highly dangerous men on a work detail: Jesse Anderson, a white man who had murdered his wife and blamed it on a black man, and Christopher Scarver, a black delusional schizophrenic who thought he was the son of God, who was in for first-degree murder.
The morning of November 28, 1994, these three men were left alone to do their work. Twenty minutes later, the guards came back to find Dahmer's head crushed, and Anderson's fatally injured body nearby. Scarver claimed that God had told him to murder these men. Jeffrey Dahmer was pronounced dead at 9:11 A.M.