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Trump has a thing for killers

The first major scandal occurred late last year when renowned twitter troll @feckhead contacted Trump: “My parents who passed away always said you were a big inspiration. Can you please RT for their memory?” Trump happily obliged. Unfortunately, the image actually featured notorious serial killers, Fred and Rose West

After receiving heavy criticism for controversial remarks regarding a Vietnam veteran, Trump retweeted @ConnorBaldwin21’s “My bad ass Vietnam vet dad has balls too which is why he’s voting Trump!”. Helpful Twitter users broke the news to Trump that the picture he had retweeted was of Jeffrey Macdonald, a former US army officer and convicted murderer serving three life sentences. 

In a May 2013 tweet he referenced Jodi Arias, a woman who briefly fascinated the country when she was convicted of killing her boyfriend. “[Arias] stated that she follows me on twitter so I really hate to be saying that she is guilty but sadly, she is as guilty as it gets,” he wrote.  

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Serial killer Fred West pictured with a young baby. Fred and his wife Rose West gained infamy when their crimes came to light in 1994. Police obtained a warrant to dig up the West’s patio after a remark about their daughter Heather, who was missing at the time, ‘being buried under the patio.’ Along with the 11 murders that Fred was charged with (Rose being charged with 10) the West’s also had a history of incestuous sexual abuse. Just 2 years before the murders came to light Fred West had filmed himself raping one of his daughters multiple times, and while the Wests were charged with rape and their children taken into care, they were not convicted as the key witnesses declined to testify.

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The garden of paedophile couple David Williams and his wife Pauline has now been dug up. The couple were friends of famous British serial killer Fred West who killed a total of thirteen people with his wife Rose.

It has not been confirmed by police but a spokesperson of the BBC mentioned that they were looking for a body of a baby. Williams was sentenced to life imprisonment with no chance of parole in 2015 whilst Pauline got 12 years. The couple abused children and young teens between the years of 1989 and 2004, with Williams being found guilty of 10 rapes, 13 indecent assaults, five counts of gross indecency, two of cruelty and one of sexual activity with a child. Pauline was found guilty of  two rapes and five indecent assaults. The pair were also found not guilty of eight other allegations involving two other complainants. (x)

Couples who killed (Charlene and Gerald Gallego | Fred and Rose West | Ray and Faye Copeland | Karla Homolka, Paul Bernardo | Myra Hindley, Ian Brady | Raymond Fernandez, Martha Beck | Gwendolyn Graham, Cathy Wood | David and Catherine Birnie | Charles Starkweather, Caril Fugate)

“I said ‘there’s piss all out there, what you worried about?’ and she said ‘oh yeah, there is’… and I can remember taking a breath and swallowing it… and I said ‘what the flaming hell do you mean?’ She said ‘Heather’s out there.’ Well, I mean, I just fucking died for a minute. You know, I had to sit down, I got a fag and I was trying to light it and god knows what. So I thought- I said ‘what do you mean Heather’s out there?’ She said ‘yeah, Heather’s buried out there’… So I said ‘where?’ and she said ‘at the end of the fence, where the fence used to go across.’ And I said ‘ahh, fucking hell.’ It seemed as though my whole life stopped there. Finished. You know, and I couldn’t think of nothing. I mean, Heather. I thought the bloody world of Heather. So anyway I got to grips with it after a while, and the first thing that came into my mind was… I’m gonna have to take this and sort it out, which I did. All the messes Rose got herself in to, I took the fucking rap for ‘em. So anyway, I said ‘you’ll have to tell me exactly what happened.’ She said that, erm, Heather was cut up. Well, I never felt so ill in all my life. For a few seconds- a few minutes before I could get a grip of myself again, and I said ‘what on earth did you cut her up for?’ She said ‘she wouldn’t fit in the dustbin.’ Now, the thing that makes it hard is that she cut Heather up and chucked her in a fucking dustbin. Our daughter in a dustbin.”

Fred West recollecting a conversation he had with Rose West after finding out that authorities were excavating their garden in 1994. It was later revealed that Fred too was involved. He claimed he had not meant to kill her, just “take the smirk off her face.” Fred West had also told his other children that they would “end up under the patio like Heather” if they misbehaved. (x)

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Evidence being removed from the house of Fred and Rose West, who murdered 11 people and buried a number of bodies in the back garden of their family home. They were caught when one of their children mentioned to a social worker that they’d heard their sister, Heather, was buried under the patio.

“I killed to see if I was as cold as I thought I was. Then it got moreish and I got a taste for it”

Joanna Dennehy is somewhat of a rarity among female serial killers. She is thought to be the only one who dominated her victims, much like the typical male serial killer. Dennehy’s case contrasts all other examples of relationships between killers, including Myra Hindley and Ian Brady and even Fred and Rose West where, despite suggestions to the contrary, both were dominated by the male partner. She acted alone, and had a sadistic personality, which is highly unusual for a female serial killer; most kill for profit or out of jealousy, not for their own pleasure.

Dennehy is the first woman in Britain to be given a life sentence, and was told by the judge that she would die in prison.