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The Sons of Sam

I recently binge-watched The Sons of Sam: A Descent into Darkness on Netflix. If you haven’t already watched it, I recommend it. It’s a fascinating four-part documentary. If you’re looking for an in-depth documentary about David Berkowitz a/k/a The Son of Sam a/k/a/ the .44 Killer, this isn’t it. The first episode is a recap of the case, and full of actual news broadcasts and interviews. This show is about a journalist named Maury Terry, and how his obsession with Berkowitz and the theory that he didn’t act alone, basically ruined his life…

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Dorothea Puente

Dorothea Puente was a sweet old woman that rented rooms in her house to elderly and disabled people. She was happy to take care of them, give them their meds, and even hold their hands if they needed it. Oh yeah, and she was also happy to murder them, bury them in her backyard, and steal their social security and pension checks…

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Richard Cottingham – The Torso Killer

Richard Cottingham did not have the traumatic childhood that’s usually associated with serial killers. He was born in the Bronx and moved to New Jersey when he was 12. He struggled a little after the move, but by high school, he had friends and was more social. He graduated, got a job, got married, and had kids. He appeared to be living a normal life, but was hiding a dark secret – he was a serial killer….

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Belle Gunness a/k/a “Lady Bluebeard”

Belle Gunness was not a typical female serial killer. The most common murder weapon of a female serial killer is poison (with a few exceptions). Although a female serial killer gets pleasure out of watching her victims slowly suffer and die, as a whole, their murders are less blood and guts than men. We like to keep things neat, what can I say?

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Ed Kemper Part 3 – Life In Prison

Like I’ve said – Kemper is just fascinating.  On one hand, he had a horrible childhood that completely screwed him up and may have contributed to him becoming an uncontrollable killer.  On the other hand, he knew exactly what he was doing and why…

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Ed Kemper Part 2 – The Co-Ed Killer

Okay, we all know that hitchhiking isn’t safe.   Even worse is getting into a strange man’s car when girls are disappearing and body parts are turning up all over. Unfortunately,  that’s exactly what was happening in California in the early 1970s…..that’s when The Co-Ed Killer started hunting….

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Ed Kemper – The Beginning

Kemper is such a fascinating case.  There is so much that made him what he is, that is, that putting in in one post was impossible.  He is such a complex combination of a seemingly nice, friendly guy and evil….


The Dragon Lady

Have you ever heard of The Dragon Lady?  No?? I’m surprised. She was one hell of a serial killer.  She killed her first five victims when she was 11. By the time she was done, she had murdered more than 20 victims, 11 of them were babies….