Murder is the frightful and unlawful killing of one person to a person with intention to do injury or malice or alice aforethoght generally based on the mens rea or state of mind. And these state of mind and noted murder from other form of killing or unlawful homicide like manslaughter, killing of a person in legal term, considered by the law of morally and ilegally responsible or culpable, than committing murder. Here are some gruesome murder that we may have forgotten or maybe just have learned from an old newspapers, or even in some documentary film shown on televisions.
1) Gruesome murder of Leiby Kletzky
On July 2011 afternoon, Leiby Kletzky, the 8 year-old boy was on his way home from a summer camp, and for the first time he walked alone by himself and got lost. He then approached the 35 year old Levi Aron nearby and asked direction on how to meet his parents. Aron asked Kletzky to get inside his 1990 Honda Accord, but instead brought the boy home into his attic, and brutally murdered him. Aron was identified by the surveillance camera tape, and he admitted of the gruesome murder of the 8 year old Kletzky. He claimed he panicked learning that the entire Orthodox Jewish Community and the Brooklyn police is searching for the missing boy. After Aron was arrested he pointed out the dismembered remains of Kletzky inside the refrigerator, then the police found the bloody chopping board knives with the remains.
2) Gruesome murder of Bobby Kent
Bobby Kent (May 12, 1973 – July 15, 1993) was an American who was by his best friend Martin Joseph “Marty” Puccio, Jr. (born March 21, 1973, an Italian-American) and other six accomplice of Marty. Bobby Kent and Marty Puccio was a bodybuilder, which both of them used steroids. Bobby Kent from Hollywood, South Florida, was murdered by seven friends including his childhood best friend, Marty Puccio, Jr. aimed, after Kent’s steroid session he become aggressive and having erratic behavior. Puccio and his parents claimed that Bobby Kent used to hit him and return home always with bruises from Kent. Lisa Connely, Marty’s girlfriend, which later Lisa was annoyed by the “closeness and inseparable duo” of Kent and her boyfriend, Puccio. Lisa then planned for a murder plot against Kent and sought the help of other friends. On the night of July 14, 1993, Bobby was invited by Marty and company in a construction site, that her former girlfriend, Alice “Ali” Willis is waiting for him. Bobby and Alice talked privately, and later joined by Heather Swallers. Then Donny Semenec, approached Bobby and stabbed him with knife in his neck. Bobby then cried for help to Marty, but instead, Marty stabbed him in the stomach. Then Derek Kaufman hit Bobby with a baseball bat. Derek Dzvirko, helped dumped the body after the gruesome murder. Marty Puccio was convicted and sentenced to execution but reduced in 1997 for life sentence, Donny Semenec with life sentence, Derek Kaufaman with life sentence plus 30 years, Lisa Connely with life sentence but reduced to 22 years in prison, and later gave birth to a baby she claimed of Marty, but the DNA result showed Bobby Kent is the father of her baby, Alice Willis, Kent’s former girlfriend serving 17 years and was released in 2001, Derek Dzvirko served 6 years in the state prison, and Heather Swaller served 5 years in jail and was released in 1998 on parole.
3) Mark Allen Macphail, murdered officer
Troy Anthony Davis was accused of shooting Officer Mark Allen MacPhail on August 19,1989 in a parking lot of the nearby Burger King where off-duty officer MacPhail is working as a security guard. On the night of August 18,1989, Troy Davis and a friend Collins was attending a party at the pool hall, just near the parking lot of Burger King. Davis and Collins went to the parking area where another friend, Sylvester “Redd” Coles was pistol whipping Larry Young, a homeless man over an alcohol argument. During that time, MacPhail tried o intervene Coles, but MacPhail was shot through his heart and in his face and died. Coles pointed Davis to the police of having the 38 caliber and shot MacPhail. Troy Davis was sentenced and executed on September 21,2011 through Lethal Injection, and his final words to the MacPhail family that he was innocent and never killed MacPhail.
4) Ed Gein, The Serial Murderer
Edward Theodore “Ed” Gein, his first victim and ‘experiment’ is the corpse of a woman in a fresh grave he dug through the help of his psychotic friend Gus. He skinned the corps, dismembered and kept the organs in his refrigerator and ate them afterwrds. He was doing this act in ten years. And later he was obsessed of murdering women and after killing them, he perform sex or necrophilia. He never mentioned to Gus that he is obsessed to become a woman, and the skin he is collecting from the corpses he would think to cover him and he will become a woman. He was then arrested for his crime, In his dark house they found human noses, ten female heads, full woman body-suit made of human skin with breast, Bernice Worden’s heart in a pan, a refrigerator full of human organs, and fifteen women bodies and shrunken heads including his mom’s head. He was sentenced and died of cancer at the age of 78 on July 26, 1984.
5) Ted Bundy
Theodore Robert “Ted” Bundy or born with real name Theodore Robert Cowell, was an American serial killer, and admitting killing more or less 30 women, a serial killer, rapist, cannibal and necrophilia. A psychopathic neurotic murderer, committing his crime for pleasure. This ruthless evil died in the electric chair at Raiford Prison in Starke, Florida.
6) Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer
Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer was an American sex offender, serial killer murdered 17 men and young boys between the year 1978 to 1991. He murdered, raped dismembered, eat the parts thus he was named cannibal and a necrophilia, performing seucal act to the dead victims. He was arrested when a victim was able to escape, and was sentenced. He was beaten to death by an inmate named Christopher Scarver, also a convicted murderer, who killed serial killers Jeffrey Dahmer and Jesse Anderson, and claimed as ‘the work of god’. Jesse Anderson was sentenced and convicted for murdering and stabbing his wife 37 times. and he died with Dahmer.
7) Rodney Alcala Dating Game Finalist and serial killer
Rodney James Alcala (real name is Rodrigo Jacques Alcala Buquor), aka John Berger, is a convicted rapist and serial killer, estimated to more or less 50 murdered women, and was sentenced to death penalty on 2010. He was also known as the “Dating Game Killer” because of his 1978 Dating Game participation (which that time he is already committing murdered young boys. He was also named by the police as a ‘killing machine’ and compared to serial killer Ted Bundy.He is now in a death row at the San Quentin State Prison.
8) Hadden Clark, Convicted Serial Killer
Hadden Clark is an American cannibal and serial killer, psychopath serial killer, dismemberment and cannibal of young children especially young girls. He was diagnosed as paranoid schizophrenic. He was sentenced double 30 years imprisonment.
9) Michael McLendon, Mass Murderer
Michael McLendon, the gunman in the Geneva County Massacre which occured on March 10, 2009, resulting in killing 11 people and injuring others. It began when McLendon killed his mother and other family member and set fire on their house. He then attacked another family members and relatives and went on a rampage shooting around Geneva and Samson communities, and McLendon was killed in a shoot-out. according to his letter, he admitted killing his own mother and some family members because of a legal issues of his own family.
10) Westley Allan Dodd, Cild molester and serial killer
Westley Allan Dodd, a child molester and serial killer, and know as the “evil killer in history”, and was executed by by hanging on January 5, 1993, at his own request. He was in his teens when he began abusing children including his own cousins. all his victims are below 12 years old, and said his desires of eating the genitals of his victims.
11) Ray and Faye Copeland, Oldest Serial Killer couple
Ray and Faye Copeland, tagged as the oldest serial killers at the age of 76 and 69 respectively, and oldest couple to be sentenced to death for the killing of 5 drifters or people wandering from one place to another without permanent homes and jobs. They are also accused of killing 7 more drifters, but bodies was not found. In 1989, bodies in decomposing state was found inside Copeland’s farmhouse, and autopsy report showed that all the dead bodies, was shot at the back of their heads. In 1999 Faye’s sentence was commuted from death to life imprisonment. On August 10, 2002, Faye suffered from a stroke, and was granted parole at age 82 and was transferred in a nursing home until her death at age 83 on December 30 2003 of natural cause. While her husband died in 1993, while awaiting for his execution in a death row.
12) Richard Trenton Chase, Serial Killer
Richard Trenton Chase, an American mass murderer and schizophrenic serial killer, killing 6 people in a span of a month in Sacramento, California. He was named the ‘Vampire of Sacramento’ because he cannibalized and drank the blood of his victims. Chase was suffering from so called Macdonald Triad: zoosadism (pleasure from cruelty and abusing animals), pyromania (setting fire to relieved his tensions and anger) and enuresis (inability to control urination or bedwetting). He was described as schizophrenic murderer. He was sentenced to die n a gas chamber in 1979. On December 26, 1980, he was discovered dead inside his cell from overdose of medications.
13) Dean Arnold Corll, Serial Killer
Dean Arnold Corll, the 33 year old from Houston Texas, an electrician, involved for abducting, raping and murdering 27 young boys. Corll was named as pedophilia and serial killer with his two teen accomplices, Elmer Wayne, his childhood bestfriend and David Brooks. Henley and Brooks claimed they are being paid $200 per recruitment of Corll. Henley shot Corll twice in his body trying to stop Corll for committing crime. Henley and brooks pointed to the police the graves of the young boys victims of Corll, buried mostly in his boat shed.
14) Charles Manson, serial killer and murderer of Sharon Tate
Charles Milles Manson, a criminal, he was also known as the Manson family , a quasi-commune that rise in 1960′s and was found guilty for the crimes committed, the Sharon Tate, gruesome murders and the LaBianca murders. He was denied for parole.
15) Jerome Henry “Jerry Brudos, American Serial Killer
Jerome Henry ;Jerry; Brudos, was an American serial killer a necrophiliac and called the “Lust Killer” and the Shoe Fetish Slayer”, his fetish for women shoe began when he was five years old. Between the year 1968 and 1969, he strangled and murdered four women, he was wearing a woman’s dress. On March 28, 2006 Brudos died of liver cancer while still in prison.
16) Kenneth Alessio Bianchi, the Hillside Stranglers
Angelo Buono, Jr was an American -Italian with cousin Kenneth Bianchi, they are called as the Hillside Stranglers . Bouno persuaded his cousin, Bianchi and in the year 1977, they started to kill women and claimed they have killed 10 women. Buono died of heart failure September 21, 2002 inside his cell. While Bianchi is still serving his term at Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla, Washington.
17) Alton Coleman and Debra Brown, serial killers
Alton Coleman was an African-American serial killer and was executed by the state of Ohio for the murder of Marlene Walters, 44 years old of Norwood, Ohio in 1984. Coleman died on April 26, 2002 by Lethal Injection. His partner in crime, Debra Denise Brown, her death penalty was commuted to life imprisonment.
18) William Bonin, serial killer of young boys
William George Bonin, an American serial killer and sex offender, twice paroled, also called the Freeway Killers, a nicknamed shared by other two serial killers. Bonin tortured, raped, and murdered 21 young boys and suspect for more 15 murders. On February 23, 1996, he was executed by Lethal injection, for his 14 murders committed.
19) Kristen Gilbert or Kristen Strickland, the serial killer nurse
Kristen Gilbert or as Kristen Strickland, was convicted of three first degree murder , one second degree murder and two attempted murders, of the Veteran’s Affair Medical Center, by injecting her old patients of epinephrine a non-controlled substance causing the patient a heart attack. She was sentenced to life imprisonment without chance of parole.
20) Beverly Gail Allitt , Killer nurse of babies
Beverly Gail Allitt, an English serial killer, convicted for murdering four children, attempted murder for the three children and grievous harm for six other children. She administered high dosage of insulin to her innocent patients. She was arrested and convicted, and sentenced for 13 life imprisonment. Allitt was found suffering from factitious disorder and Munchausen syndrome by proxy.
Charles Edmund Cullen
Charles Edmund Cullen , age 53, a former nurse who is the most known New Jersey’s gruesome murderer and serial killer in history and is suspected to be the gruesome serial killer in American history. Cullen admitted to authorities that he killed up to 40 patients during his 16 years course of his nursing career. However, according to experts they have estimated that Charles Cullen may be responsible for some 400 murders, making Cullen the most high profiled serial killer in American history. Cullen claimed how he killed his patients to help them end their agony and sufferings from their illness, by administering overdoses to patients to spare them from any medical procedure that led into cardiac or respiratory arrest and being listed as a Code Blue (generally used to indicate a patient is required resuscitation procedures or in need of immediate medical attention, commonly as the result of a cardiac or respiratory arrest) emergency. He also claimed that he administered overdoses to patients so that he could end their “suffering” and prevent the patients from “inhuman treatment from hospital personnel”, but many of his patients were not terminal cases and in fact were to be released from the hospital soon. On December 12, 2003, Cullen was arrested at a restaurant charged with one count of murder and one count of attempted murder. Cullen pleaded guilty in April 2004, in a New Jersey court admitting to killing 13 patients and attempting to kill two other patients killing them by lethal injection, while employed at Somerset. Cullen was incarcerated in July 2005 at the Somerset County Jail in New Jersey while the authorities continued to investigate the possibility of his involvement in other numerous patient’s deaths. Charles Cullen is currently serving a life in prison sentence without parole for over 100 years, to be served with his other sentences consecutively in Pennsylvania. On March 2, 2006, Charles Cullen was sentenced on March 2, 2006, to 11 consecutive life sentences in New Jersey, and is ineligible for parole for 397 years. Currently, Cullen is held at New Jersey State Prison in Trenton, New Jersey. Cullen’s wife Adrianne filed for divorce in January 1993, citing for two domestic violence complaints against him and a request for a restraining order but was denied by court. Charles Cullen moved to Shaffer Avenue in Phillipsburg in a basement apartment sharing custody of their daughters. According to Cullen, in 1993, he wanted to quit nursing, but was forced to continue working because of the child support payments ordered by the court.
Richard Ramirez, Satanic Serial Killer
Ricardo Leyva “Richard” Muñoz Ramírez, American serial killer, rapist, and burglar, convicted serial killer awaiting for his execution at San Quentin State Prison death row. He was dubbed as the Night Stalker. In 1985, Doreen Lioy a freelance magazine editor, wrote him nearly 75 letters during Ramirez incarceration. Ramirez proposed to her in 1988, and were married on October 3, 1996, in San Quentin State Prison in California. Doreen Lioy vowed she will commit suicide if Ramirez will be executed. However, Ramirez and wife Doreen Lioy separated and at the time of his death, Richard Ramirez was engaged to a twenty-three year old writer who was living between Los Angeles, California and New York City. Ramirez died of complications secondary to B-cell lymphoma at Greenbrae, California Marin General Hospital on June 7, 2013. Ramirez was 53 years old at the time of his death, and had been on death row for more than 23 years, awaiting execution by the state of California.