I decided to let my indoor cat outside for some recreation… and she proceeds to kill without remorse. #goodbye #gecko #hello #gnarly #jolene #murdermeow

Albert Desalvo, “Boston Strangler”

In the early 1960s 13 woman had been murdered in their apartments in Boston, strangled with articles of clothing and sexually assaulted. DeSalvo was arrested when he was identified after he had entered a woman’s home in 1964 claiming to be a detective before assaulting her then leaving. Originally arrested for rape, he confessed to the murders and was sentenced to life imprisonment in 1967. He was murdered in his cell in 1973.

Ian Brady

Was jailed for life in 1966 for the Moors murders. Couple, Ian Brady, and Myra Hindly, embarked on a killing spree in the early 1960’s in and around Manchester, England, burying their victims on nearby moors. Brady was convicted of five killings and sentenced to life imprisonment. Brady, has since been declared insane and incarcerated in Ashworth Hospital in Merseyside, where he has made several attempts on his own life.

Charles Cullen

Former nurse, age 43 ckaimed to have killed 30 to 40 patients since 1987. Cullen was charged with murder in Superior Court in Somerville, NJ, December 15th, 2003. When Cullen was arrested he was charged with the murder of a Roman Catholic clergyman who was a patient at Somerset Medical Center. He was also charged with the attempted murder of a 40-year-old woman at the same hospital. He was subsequently pleaded guilty to 13 murders and is serving a life sentence in prison.

Marc Dutroux

Convicted Belgian rapist abducted and sexually abused girls, and the bodies of two slain eight-year-olds before confessing that he was involved in the kidnapping of the two other teenagers. It was believed that the kidnapping cases were linked to a pedophile ring. Dutroux was convicted in 2004 of kidnapping, torturing and sexually abusing six girls,  four whome died, and sentenced to life imprisonment. His case became a national scandal in Belgium as it revealed incompetence and corruption amongst Belgium authorities, compounded by a brief escape from Dutroux for a few hours in 1998.

Robert Black

U.K child killer Black, an Ex-long distance delivery driver sentenced to 10 life sentences in 1994 following conviction for abducting and murdering three young children in the 1980s. He has since been questioned again by the police about the disappearance in the 1970s of a 13-year-old newspaper girl, Genette Tate and the murder of Northern Ireland schoolgirl Jennifer Cardy. Both girls vanished while out cycling.

Gary Mark Gilmore

Gilmore has spent most of his life in prison and was convicted of murdering a motel manager in 1976. He presented no defense at his trail and was executed by firing squad on January 7th, 1977. He was the first person to be legally executed in the U.S following the reinstatement of the death penalty. 

John Christie

In his Rillington Place, London, Christie used his home to murder his victims in the late 1940s and early 1950s. Police made a series of grim discoveries at his home at 10 Rillington Place, Notting Hill, West London in 1949. The bodies of three woman were hidden in a bricked up pantry, his wife Ethel’s corpse was hidden beneath the floorboards, and there were human bones in the garden. His neighbor Timothy Evans confessed to the murders and was hanged for the crimes in 1950. However, in 1953 Christie, who had been a central prosecution witness at Evan’s trial, and who has been arrested for further murders, confessed to killing eight female victims at 10 Rillington Place. Christie too was hanged in 1953.

David Carpenter, “Trailside Killer”

Was convicted for the murders of two hikers in Santa Cruz County and for            five murders in Marin County. Carpenter was given the death sentence and was executed in the gas chamber in San Quentin goal on July 6, 1984. He was subsequently convicted of further murders and his death sentence was upheld April 28, 1997, in the Supreme Court.

Kenneth Erskine, “Stockwell Strangler”

In London, England, was charged for the murders of Janet Cockett and William Downs, both from Stockwell, London. Erskine had broken into the homes of the elderly victims and robbed and strangled them during 1987. He was found guilty of seven murders and one attempted murder. He was sentenced to life imprisonment.