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Fred & Rose West
Rose was 15 when she met Fred. Rose and Fred, ran a cheap rooming house and were respected by their neighbors. Rose a bisexual who preferred women also as a prostitute. Addicted to sexual sadism, Rose and Fred lured female hitchhikers, runaways, even a student to their cellar to be tortured to death for days.
November 22, 1995, after a seven-week trial in Winchester, England, a housewife, and mother of eight, Rosemary West, 41, of Gloucester, England was convicted of killing 10 girls and a young women, including
her 16-year-old daughter, Heather; her step-daughter, 8; and an eight-month-pregnant
woman staying with her. She received 10 life sentences. Nine bodies were found under the patio, cellar, and
bathroom. Another body was found in her former home. Over 20 years earlier, Fred's first wife and another woman
were buried in a vacant lot 20 km away. All were decapitated and
dismembered. Rope binding, adhesive tape, a
breathing tube, were used in the deaths. Rose's husband and partner in crime, Fred, a builder, was accused of all 12 murders, Fred, 53, Fred claimed 20 more bodies not found. He hung himself in his prison cell on New
Year's Day - 1995.
Ten years later ...
- The Unprinted Interview
-- The transcript of a chilling police interview with Rose. Heather, Fred and Rose's daughter's body was discovered
dismembered, buried beneath a patio in the garden, 2 days later.
fights to clear name - Rose's fight to blame the crimes solely on her dead husband.
West officer sues - Lynn Armstrong, a former prison officer "encouraged to
befriend" Rose is
suing because she was so traumatized
she believed Rose was innocent.
of Innocence by Jim Conover A predator pedophile serial killer on the loose for many years.
16 young boys disappeared under similar circumstances and 14 murdered.
This predator made the Midwest his killing field 1972 - 1979 when
lawmen caught his track.
Encyclopedia of Serial Killers by Michael Newton --Cases of serial murder, law enforcement
agent techniques, factors that contribute to the development of
a serial killer, and how society punishes vicious criminals. The
realities of serial murder versus myths depicted in film and television,
key figures on both sides of the law, pivotal cases and events
that shape law enforcement response.
A-Z Encyclopedia of Serial Killers by Harold Schechter, David Everitt Collection of
information about serial killers, black widows, bluebeards, killer
couples, Lustmord, Nazi buffs, power tools, pyromania and trophies.
Cross-indexed, bw illustrations.
Hillside Stranglers by Darcy O'Brien -- For weeks in the
fall of 1977, as the body count of sexually violated murdered
young women escalated, the Los Angeles newspapers headlined the
serial killer they named the Hillside Strangler. But another year
passed and the mysterious disappearance of 2 women in Seattle
before the police arrested Kenny Bianchi-and discovered the strangler
was two men, Bianchi and his cousin Angelo Buono.
Poison by M. William Phelps In Northampton, Massachusetts, at the Veterans Affairs Medical
Center, Kristen Gilbert was a dedicated nurse so why were her
patients dying? So many sudden deaths occurred colleagues called
her the "Angel of Death." Gilbert's facade concealed a liar and
narcissistic sociopath. She sabotaged patients to strike back
at staffers. She engaged in an obsessive affair with hospital
security guard, James Perrault. When her husband objected, she
tried to kill him with a lethal injection. August 1995 - February
1996, helpless patients trusted a killer, her weapon a drug capable
of causing fatal heart attacks. Kristen may be responsible for
40 deaths. As law closed faking suicide attempts, harassing witnesses,
stalking her ex-boyfriend, and terrorizing the hospital with bomb
Intent by Sue Russell That
rarest of serial killers - a woman - Aileen 'Lee' Wuornos always
craved fame. Long before she was hunted and caught by Florida
law enforcement, long before she confessed to killing seven men,
she told friends that she wanted to do something "no woman
has ever done before" and to have a book about her life. Lethal
Intent reveals Aileen's devastating double abandonment by her
mother before she was age two, the crimes of her father, and the
myriad events that helped set her path of destruction. It even
contests the widespread superficial judgment of Wuornos as a "man-hating
lesbian" via new insights from men with whom she shared sexual
and romantic relationships. Lethal Intent also explores the dynamics
of her fateful relationship with Tyria Moore, the lesbian lover
who knew Aileen was killing yet stayed by her side, and how those
dynamics moved Aileen closer to a life of murder. Packed
with exclusive material that sheds a different light on this cold-blooded
serial killer, Lethal Intent contains new insights and intimate
memories from her family, friends and childhood peers. (Peers
who lost their virginities to Aileen, who began prostituting herself
at a horribly early age.)
Execution of a Serial Killer: One Man's Experience Witnessing
the Death Penalty by Joseph D. Diaz. Diaz exposes
the mind of a deranged and violent serial killer and the origins
of the criminal's deadly urges. He transports the reader to inside
the death chamber of the Florida State Prison. It describes the
life and the death of a serial killer, and the impact his execution
had on a witness the killer never even knew.
Killers by Robert D. Keppel, William J.
Birnes . Compelling insights into the murderer, whose key characteristic
is he kills multiple people, and leaves
a signature behind at every crime scene. Keppel's been involved
in more than 2,000 murder investigations, 50 high-profile serial
cases. He covers "the essence of torture," "the anger-retaliation
signature," "the picquerism signature," "the psychological imprint
of a sadist," "the retaliation-to-excitation continuum," and why
Jeffrey Dahmer is "the black hole at the end of the continuum."
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