Britain ended the practice of capital punishment after one of the unjust execution of Timothy Evans for the murder of his wife and daughter. Evans accused his neighbor of committing the crime, who was discovered to be a serial killer years later. He had killed six other women.
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Serial killer Ed Kemper befriended the very police officers investigating his murders, and would socialize with them at a bar called the “Jury Room”. They called him “Big Ed” and never suspected him. When he initially confessed, they thought he was pulling a prank.
A Pakistani serial killer, Javed Iqbal, was sentenced to be dismembered in 100 pieces, strangled in front of the victims’ family and then burned in acid, the same way he killed over 100 16 year old boys. He was found dead in his cell before the execution could be carried out.
Robert Pickton, known as the Pig Farmer Killer of Canada killed 49 women. He would feed their bodies to his pigs, grind up the bodies with pork and sell it to meat processing businesses. He would also give the mixed meat to family members, friends and even some to local police.
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In 1996, after his arrest, the serial killer Joseph Metheny claimed that he sold his victims’ remains in barbecue sandwiches to the customers of his beef stand.
The owner of Ray’s Sausages spent nearly $30,000 to combat the foul smell said to be coming from his sausage shop. It was then discovered that the smell was coming from next door where a serial killer had stored the rotting corpses of his victims.
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The last words of serial killer Peter Kürten were “Tell me… after my head is chopped off, will I still be able to hear, at least for a moment, the sound of my own blood gushing from the stump of my neck? That would be the pleasure to end all pleasures.”
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A female serial killer named “Phantom of Heilbronn” was linked to 40 crimes, six of which were murders. In 2009 it was discovered that she didn’t exist and her DNA was simply contamination from the cotton swabs used at the crime scenes.
Psycho, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Silence of the Lambs, and American Horror Story all have characters that were based on serial killer Ed Gein,·who was so devastated by his mother’s death that he·began to make·a ‘woman suit’ so he could become her and literally crawl into her skin.’
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