In the name of Chikatilo, we are usually scared. From bloodthirsty maniacs, Jack-the-Ripper, never found, comes to mind. Meanwhile, in history there are many examples of how the cunning, resourcefulness of the criminal and apathy of the authorities allowed dozens of murders. Acts of these bloodthirsty maniacs do not cease to shock even now. And they, fortunately, are reliably isolated from society. John Wayne Geysi Jr. (1942-1999).
Only 6 years of this maniac outraged, but during this time he managed to rape and kill at least 33 young men. Gaisi’s involvement in the remaining murders remained unproven. After the criminal was arrested, the police found 27 dead bodies in the basement of his home in Illinois. The rest of his victims were found in the river a little later. Some of them were in obscene poses, with faloimittators or members in their mouths. Maniac loved to earn extra money on children’s festivities, dressing up as a clown in a red wig. For this, Geisy was nicknamed “Clown Pogo” and “Clown Killer”. At the heart of the series of murders was a sexual motive. In 1980, the criminal was sentenced to death, but the verdict was executed only 14 years later with the help of a lethal injection.
Theodore Robert Bundy (1946-1989).
The execution of the criminal was accomplished in 1989 with the help of an electric chair. But the memories of his brutal activities, which started back in 1974, are still terrifying. When the maniac was caught, he confessed to more than thirty murders. But the investigation suggested that the number of victims could be more than a hundred. In this case, the maniac not only coolly and quickly killed his victims – he liked to first strangle people doomed to perish. Bundy also raped the people he captured, while he did not know the prohibitions in his sexual activity. His sex was committed not only with living people, but also with the already dead.
Sergei Tkach (born 1952).
This case turned out to be quite difficult for the investigators. After all, it was in the bodies of internal affairs that Tkach served in his time. From 1980 to 2005, he raped and then killed 29 girls and girls. Several victims of rape were lucky to stay alive. The maniac himself claims that he has killed 80 to 100 people. For crimes committed by him, several people were convicted and served a prison term. In 2008, Tkach was sentenced to life imprisonment. In his own aggression to the female sex, the maniac accuses his former wives, who turned him into a monster. The unusual cunning of the assassin helped him for a long time to go unpunished. For example, he carefully concealed his tracks, and from the crime scene went on sleepers, so that the dogs could not take his mark.
Donald Harvey (born 1952).
Now his life sentence Harvey is serving in the colony of Northern Idaho. And before he went to jail, he worked in the hospital. The maniac called himself the “Angel of Death”. After twenty years of work in medicine, he helped to die 87 of his patients. So he claims, and the investigation ascribes Harvey from 36 to 57 murders. He killed people with a cyanide, insulin and arsenic. As a result, the victims died long and painfully. At the same time, the killer did not limit himself in the methods of violence. Some of his victims he choked, and sometimes even pierced their entrails with a pointed end of the hanger, infected hepatitis and disconnected life support devices.
Moses Sithole (born 1964).
This maniac received his nickname “South African Strangler” for his bloody activities. He was awarded a total of 2410 years in prison. In his secluded hideout, Sithole was able to torture and kill 38 people. The offender also carried out 40 more rapes. It is clear that the murderer will not be able to sit all the time in prison. And he will not live to be old. After all, he was diagnosed with AIDS in 2000, which would significantly shorten his life. The glory of the maniac brought a small gap between his crimes. All of them he did in just one year.In 1994, SitHole left prison, in 1995 he was imprisoned there again. This time forever. Bell Sorenson Gunness (1859-1908).
. Maniacs are not only men. This woman was in charge of several decades, during this time, her victims were about 40 people. Native Brinhild became a true symbol of female madness and cruelty. She herself did not spend a single day at work, and received money from life insurance companies. They compensated her for the death of her loved ones, not suspecting who skillfully killed them. Bell herself was a very impressive lady, weighing in at 91 kilograms and growing at 173 centimeters. She started her business cold-bloodedly with her husband and children, then potential suitors began to come into her paws. In those days, these forms of the body were considered quite attractive for men, as evidenced by the number of victims of the cold-blooded killer. Bell herself was nicknamed “The Black Widow”. But her death is shrouded in mystery. Once she simply disappeared, the police after some time discovered her headless corpse. Until now, it is not clear whether the criminal was herself, or she so staged her death. After all, at the time of the examination of the material, DNA was not enough to confirm the death of a bloody killer.
Ahmad Suraji (1951-2008).
This herder from Iran confessed to the murder of 42 women. All of them were of different ages, and the blood chain stretched for 11 years. His victims maniac first tracked, and then vigorously killed. In doing so, he used his own cruel rite. Suraji buried women in the ground at the very throat, and then strangled them with a piece of cable. Help the killer in his actions had three wives who were also convicted. Ahmad himself said that he was pushed by such prophetic dreams at such atrocities. In it, he appeared to his father, who foretold the glory of the healer, if a man kills 70 women and tries their saliva. The son was not able to doubt these words and more than half realized what he had planned. In 2008, the authorities shot the perpetrator.
Alexander Pichushkin (born 1974).
After the end of the trial, the media dubbed the maniac “The Murderer with a chessboard”. The fact is that the maniac intended to kill exactly 64 people, according to the number of cells on the chessboard. After each victim, one of her cells was closed. According to the murderer, he almost realized what was planned, depriving 61 people of life. The court proved the involvement of Pichushkin in 48 murders, which was enough for a life imprisonment maniac. The first murder he committed at age 18, the victim was a classmate of Alexander. Finally the psyche of the maniac took shape after the trial of Chikatilo, Pichushkin realized that he wanted to be like that and even surpass the number of victims. The killer deployed his activities on the territory of the Bitsevsky forest park. He lured deeper into the homeless and alcoholics, promising them a free drink, and then broke their head with a bat. Soon the maniac began to hunt acquaintances, as to kill them it was especially pleasant to him.
Gary Leon Ridgway (born 1949).
This maniac, nicknamed “River Man,” claims that over 16 years in the state of Washington was able to kill more than 90 women. As a result, the court was able to prove 48 murders, in their commission the criminal confessed. The methods used by him were really cruel. First of all, he quenched his sexual passion and tormented the victims, then he strangled them with ropes, cable or fishing line. Even necrophilia was in his way. If the maniac did not have time during the life of the victim to possess it, then he entered into sexual intercourse with a corpse. In 2003, Ridgway fully confessed to the atrocities, and his death penalty was replaced by life imprisonment.
Anatoly Onoprienko (born 1959).
The maniac nicknamed “Terminator” admitted that in six years of his hunt for people killed 52 people. Onoprienko calculated that the points of accomplishment of his acts on the map of Ukraine should be crossed. According to the maniac, all his actions are controlled by certain voices that are heard in his head.When Onoprienko was arrested, he was found with a gun, which appeared in his early murders, and personal belongings of the killed people. He himself attacked people on the tracks and in remote houses. Maniac in 1999, the court sentenced to death, but soon she was replaced by life imprisonment.
Andrei Chikatilo (1936-1994).
This maniac also has a Ukrainian origin. For his actions, he received the nickname “Red Ripper”, “Rostov Butcher” and “Rostov Ripper”. The murderer operated from 1978 to 1990, during this time he deprived the lives of 52 people. Most often, women and children became victims. Chikatilo tried to rape them, but it was not always possible. But sexual pleasure he received, watching the suffering of dying people. Death to his victims maniac brought, trying to commit sexual intercourse with them. In 1994, the murderer received what he deserved – a shot in the back of the head, the death penalty interrupted his life. Pedro Alonso Lopez (born 1948).
This Colombian killer still continues to frighten people, because he remained uncaught. His whole life is a complete drama. Lopez himself was a victim of corruption, had sex with his sister, visited a brothel of a pedophile. When the boy grew up, he began to beat, rape and corrupt, as if in revenge of life. Even in his teens, Lopez became a killer, the first victim was his master. With him, as well as with three other of his clients, the killer also tore off his skin. As a result, the number of victims of the maniac exceeded all known cases. He was nicknamed the “Monster of the Andes.” At the interrogation, Lopez indicated the burial places of his 110 victims, claiming that he killed more than 300 people. But in Ecuador, where the court passed, there is no death penalty. As a result, Lopez served 16 years in jail, leaving in 1999. His current whereabouts are unknown. Lopez even got into the Guinness Book of Records, as the most bloody maniac in the world.
Yang Xinhai (1968-2004).
This Chinese maniac for 4 years of his activity was able to kill 67 people. The criminal life of Xinhai began with the work of a petty thief, but soon he went from stealing to violence and murder. Maniac often penetrated into residential houses and cut out entire families. From the weapon he had a saw and an ax. Jan killed children and raped pregnant women, for his inhumanity, the Chinese gave him the nickname “Monster-killer.” In the country he traveled by bicycle. When Xinhai was arrested, he said that the killings gave him pleasure. On the verdict of the trial maniac was shot in 2004. Pedro Rodriguez Filho (born 1954).
This maniac is called “Little Pedro-killer”. After all, he killed over a hundred people for his life. Most of them stayed with Filho in prison, being prisoners, like himself. In 2003, the murderer went to jail after confessing to the murder of 70 people. Among them was the father of a maniac. The court summarily sentenced Filho to 128 years in prison, but the laws of Brazil will not allow the maniac to be behind bars for more than 30 years.
Elizabeth Bathory (1560-1614).
This woman went down in history as the Bloody Duchess. The Duchess was working with her four assistants. The court found her guilty of killing 600 women. Most of them were virgins. The thirst for blood appeared in Bathory after her husband died of fighting wounds. Personally, the duchess was found guilty of killing 80 women, but she did not officially appear before the court. The noble family decided not to bring the matter to public hearings, simply imprisoning Elizabeth in the cave of her castle. Four years after the hearing, the duchess died. But the case could not be hushed up, throughout Europe the glory of a bloody tormentor spread. Her count was assigned to the successors of Count Dracula’s case. Immediately appeared many legends about Bathory. So, they said that she adored bathing in a bath filled with the blood of virgins. The Duchess believed that this would help her to rejuvenate.As a result, Bathory entered the history of mankind, as the most cruel female murderer. Javed Iqbal (1956-2001).
This maniac chose to commit suicide. In 2001, his body was uncovered in one of the prisons of Pakistan, the body found traces of numerous brutal beatings. At one time, the court found Iqbal guilty of raping and killing more than one hundred children. But the matter is far from over. After all, after the death of the maniac, it turned out that many of the victims attributed to him are alive. Iqbal himself confessed to the murder of hundreds of children. The criminal told me that he first strangled them, and then cut the corpses apart, destroying the evidence in acid. At the scene of the crime, the maniac indicated to the investigation, were found the remains of bodies, their photographs and things. Given the killer’s method, it is impossible to accurately determine the number of victims.
Tag Behram (1765-1840).
It is believed that this maniac killed a thousand people. He operated in India from 1790 to 1840. Behram stood at the head of the cruel band Tagi Kult. This bloody community attacked the weary travelers and strangled them with a special, ritual piece of cloth. Bandits believed that only after the commission of such a death ritual you can rob the dead.
Louis Alfredo Garavito Cubillos (born 1957).
Maniac received a very eloquent nickname – “Beast”. Now he is serving time in Colombia, the court sentenced him to 22 years in prison. In 1999, the perpetrator confessed that he had committed 140 rapes, and then the murders of boys. And according to rumors, in fact, the number of victims was twice that. But Cubillos went to cooperate with the investigation and pointed out the whereabouts of the remains of his victims, and also provided evidence for his crimes. That is why the maximum for 30 years in terms of local laws was reduced by 8. But in the country not so long ago, changes in the criminal law were adopted, which allows increasing the duration of the imprisonment of a maniac. I must say that for this there are all prerequisites. After all, the police believe that Cubillos committed far more murders than was previously proven.
Gilles de Re (1404-1440).
This nobleman, marshal and alchemist went down in history as well as Joan of Arc’s companion. It is believed that it was he who served as a prototype for the fairy-tale character “Bluebeard”. The judges accused Gilles of killing two hundred children, whom he allegedly sacrificed to the devil. De Re was excommunicated, hanged, and his body burnt. It should be noted that historians have doubts about the de facto attribution of the murders. After all, he up to the last refused accusations, confessing only under the threat of torture.
Harold Frederick “Fred” Shipman (1946-2004).
This criminal had the longest list of proven murders. It is his right to be considered the bloodiest serial killer in history. The court proved 218 murders committed by him, but the exact number can be much larger. Once Shipman was an ordinary family doctor, respected in the district. But later he became “Doctor Death.” The killer made his patients with lethal heroin injections, with most of the victims being women. Although Shipman was sentenced to life imprisonment, he decided not to wait for his natural death. In the cell, the killer spent only six years, after which he hanged himself. After a high-profile case, the English legislation has been amended significantly in the field of medicine on health protection.