Archivi categoria : Serial Killer

Serial Killer Myth Number One: Mentally Ill or Evil Geniuses

The sensationalized images of serial killers presented in the news and entertainment media suggest that they either have a debilitating mental illness such as psychosis or they are brilliant but demented geniuses like Dr. Hannibal “The Cannibal” Lecter in the iconic film The Silence of the Lambs. Neither of these two stereotypes is quite accurate. Instead, serial killers are…
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Charles Manson e la musica

Di Alessandra Toffanin   Considerato da molti (a torto) un serial killer, Charles Manson è indissolubilmente legato alla musica. Nell'ambito musicale, icona di tutti i serial killer è Charles Manson: noto criminale statunitense, famoso per esser il mandante (tra le tante malefatte) della strage avvenuta, il 9 agosto 1969, a Cielo Drive (Los Angeles) in cui persero la…
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Serial Killing for Cash: money as a motive for murder

Apparently, serial murder for money isn’t as “sexy” as other motives because we rarely hear about it.  And, yet, nearly one-quarter of serial murders are motivated by one of the most mundane motives of all criminal activity:  money. This statistic is closer to 50% when we focus on female serial killers. A family in Russia apparently…
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A trio of serial killers with strange inspirations defies typical databases

By Katherine Ramsland    As I wade through literature on serial killers, sometimes I come across unique motivations. I offer three such cases below: 1) Across a period of 3 weeks back in May 1942, three women were found in Melbourne, Australia, strangled, bruised, and dumped on the streets. Their clothing was disheveled or torn to shreds.…
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