The Complete List of Serial Killers

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NameYears activeProven victimsPossible victimsStatusNotes
Adam Leroy Lane200722+Sentenced to 50 years
Aileen Wuornos1989 - 199077Executed 2002Also known as the "Damsel of Death". She shot seven men to death in Florida between 1989 and 1990.
Albert Fish1924 - 193238Executed 1936Also known as the "Werewolf of Wysteria". A sadist and pedophile who cannibalized several children.
Alfred Leonard Cline1930 - 1945911Died in prisonMurdered his wives with poisoned buttermilk after persuading them to will their possessions to his name.
Altemio Sanchez1990 - 200633Incarcerated, 75 years to lifeKnown as the "Bike Path Rapist"; responsible for three murders and numerous rapes spanning a 25-year period in Buffalo, New York
Alton Coleman198488Executed 2002Multi-state killer who along with his accomplice murdered a man and injured another, murdered four women and three young girls, and raped a young girl
Alvin Neelley198222Died in prisonCommitted murders with wife Judith Neelley
Amy Archer-Gilligan1910 - 19171050Died in Connecticut Hospital for the InsanePoisoned a husband and residents of her nursing home
Andre Crawford1993 - 19991111Sentenced to life imprisonment
Andrew Cunanan199755Committed suicide while a fugitive
Andrew Kokoraleis1981 - 19821818Executed 1999Member of the satanic cult and organized crime group known as Ripper Crew or Chicago Rippers
Andrew Urdiales1986 - 199655Sentenced to death; commuted to life imprisonment without parole
Ángel Maturino Reséndiz1986 - 19991016Executed 2006Also known as The Railroad Killer/The Railway Killer/The Railcar Killer
Angelo Buono Jr.1977 - 1978910Died in prisonAlong with accomplice Kenneth Bianchi, known as the "Hillside Stranglers"
Anna Marie Hahn1933 - 193755Executed 1938German-born murder-for-profit killer who poisoned five elderly men
Anthony Cook1973 - 198199Sentenced to life imprisonmentCommitted crimes with his brother Nathaniel Cook
Anthony Allen Shore1986 - 199544Executed 2018Also known as the "Tourniquet Killer";
Anthony Kirkland1987 - 200956Sentenced to death
Anthony Sowell2007 - 20091111Sentenced to deathAlso known as the "Cleveland Strangler" and the "Imperial Avenue Murderer"
Arthur Gary Bishop1979 - 198355Executed 1988
Arthur Shawcross1972 - 19891214Died in prisonAlso known as the "Genesee River Killer"
Audrey Marie Hilley1975 - 198014Died in prisonPoisoned her husband; suspected of poisoning her mother, mother-in-law and a child she was looking after
Belle Gunness1900 - 19082540UnknownNorwegian-born murder-for-profit killer who killed her suitors and children
Bender Family1869 - 18721111+UnknownFamily of serial killers who lived and operated in Labette County, Kansas
Benjamin Atkins1991 - 19921111Died in prisonAlso known as the "Woodward Corridor Killer"
Bertha Gifford1900 - 1928317Died in Missouri State Hospital #4Found not guilty by reason of insanity
Bill Longley1869 - 18783232Executed 1878Racist gunfighter who killed unarmed slaves and Mexicans
Billy Glaze1986 - 1987320Died in prisonGuilt has come into question by the discovery of DNA evidence excluding Glaze and implicating another man
Billy Gohl1902 - 19102100+Died in prisonUnion official linked with the disappearances of over 40 sailors in Aberdeen, Washington in the early 20th century
Blanche Taylor Moore1968 - 198934+Sentenced to death
Bobby Jack Fowler1973 - 1996120Died in prisonConvicted of one murder, suspected of up to 20 more.
Bobby Joe Long19841010+Sentenced to deathAlso known as the "Classified Ad Rapist"
Boone Helm1850 - 18641111+Executed 1864Known as the "Kentucky Cannibal"
Brian Dugan1983 - 198523Sentenced to life imprisonment
Briley Brothers19791120Executed 1984 & 1985Three brothers and an accomplice responsible for 11 murders
Bruce Mendenhall200719Sentenced to life imprisonmentSentenced to additional 30 years in prison for soliciting murder while in jail
Carl Panzram1920 - 1929522Executed 1930murderer, rapist, and arsonist; convicted of two murders; confessed to 19 others
Carl Eugene Watts1974 - 198222100Died in prisonKnown as the "Sunday Morning Slasher"
Carlton Gary1977 - 197877Executed 2018
Carol M. Bundy198077Died in prisonWith accomplice Doug Clark, known as the "Sunset Strip Killers"
Carroll Cole1948 - 19801635Executed 1985
Cary Stayner199944Sentenced to death
Cathy Wood198756Incarcerated 20 – 40 yearsEligible for parole since 2005
Cesar Barone1991 - 199344+Died in prison before he could be executedKilled four women around the Portland area
Charlie Brandt1971 - 200436+Committed suicide to avoid apprehension
Charles Albright1990 - 199113Sentenced to life imprisonmentAlso known as the "Eyeball Killer"
Charles Cullen1988 - 20031040+Incarcerated 127 yearsA nurse in New Jersey and Pennsylvania
Charles Ray Hatcher1969 - 1982216Committed suicide in prisonConvicted of two child murders in 1978 and 1982, also stabbed to death a fellow inmate and another man 20 years apart
Charles Schmid196434Murdered in prison by unknown assailantsAlso known as the "Pied Piper of Tucson"
Charles Ng1983 - 19851125Sentenced to deathAlong with accomplice Leonard Lake, they are also known as the "Operation Miranda Killers". They collected women as sex slaves before killing them. They killed a number of men and children as well.
Chester Turner1987 - 19981516Sentenced to deathConvicted of murdering ten women and a viable unborn baby in South Los Angeles
Christine Falling1980 - 198266Sentenced to life imprisonmentEpileptic who strangled infants because of voices in her head
Christopher Peterson199047Incarcerated 120 yearsAlso known as the "Shotgun Killer"
Christopher Wilder1984815Killed by police during apprehensionAlso known as the "Beauty Queen Killer"
Cleophus Prince Jr.199066Sentenced to deathAlso known as the "Clairemont Killer"
Craig Price1987 - 198944IncarceratedConvicted as a minor; scheduled for release in May 2020
Cynthia Coffman198644Sentenced to deathKidnapped four women by ATMs before accomplice strangled them
Dale Hausner200688Committed suicide in prisonConvicted of killing people in random drive-by shootings
Dallen Bounds199944+Committed suicide to avoid apprehension
Dana Sue Gray199433Sentenced to life imprisonment
Daniel Conahan1993 - 1996114Sentenced to deathConvicted of one murder, but was associated with more than a dozen instances of torture and murders
Daniel Lee Corwin198733Executed 1998Abducted and killed three women around Texas
Daniel Lee Siebert1979 - 1986812Died in prisonKilled nine people across America in three months
Danny Barber1978 - 198044Executed 1999
Danny Rolling1989 - 199088Executed 2006Pleaded guilty to murdering five students
Darren Deon Vann2013 - 201477Sentenced to life imprisonment
David Alan Gore1981 - 198366Executed 2012One of the pair known as the "Killing Cousins"
David Berkowitz1976 - 197766Sentenced to life imprisonmentAlso known as the "Son of Sam"
David Carpenter1979 - 1981610Sentenced to deathAlso known as the "Trailside Killer"
David Edward Maust1974 -200355Committed suicide in prisonConvicted of killing five teenage boys; one in Germany in 1974, another in 1981, and three he buried in his basement
David Mason1980 - 198246Executed 1993Killed four elderly neighbours in 1980 and his cellmate in 1982 while imprisoned on lesser charges; suspected of shooting dead his boyfriend
David Meirhofer1967 - 197444Committed suicideFirst serial killer to be apprehended via usage of offender profiling
David Parker Ray1950s - 1999360Died in prisonConvicted of kidnapping and torture in 2001, but never convicted of murder
Dayton Leroy Rogers1983 - 198768+Sentenced to death
Dean Corll1970 - 19732828+Killed by accomplice Elmer Wayne HenleyCrimes referred to as the "Houston Mass Murders"
Debra Denise Brown198488Sentenced to death, commuted to life imprisonment
Delphine LaLaurie1834??Died in Paris, FranceTortured and maimed her slaves
Dennis Rader1974 -19911010Incarcerated - life imprisonmentAlso known as the BTK Killer
Derrick Todd Lee1992 - 200327+Died in prison awaiting executionKnown as the "Baton Rouge Serial Killer"; convicted of two murders; linked by DNA evidence to five others
Diane O'Dell1982 - 198534Sentenced to life imprisonmentMurders of her illegitimate babies
Donald Harvey1970 - 19873780Died in prison, killed by unknown assailantKnown as the "Angel of Death"
Donald Henry Gaskins1953 - 19829100+Executed 1991Convicted of nine murders; claimed to an author to have killed more than 100
Donald Leroy Evans1985 - 1991370Died in prison; murdered by a fellow death row inmateSuspected of another dozen murders but recanted his confessions to over 70 more
Dorothea Puente1982 - 1988915Died in prisonConvicted of three killings; suspected of six others
Doug Clark198077Sentenced to deathWith accomplice Carol M. Bundy, known as the "Sunset Strip Killers"
Earle Nelson1926 - 1927122Executed 1928Known as the "Gorilla Man"
Ed Gein1954 - 195727Died while incarcerated at Mendota Mental Health InstituteKnown as the "Plainfield Ghoul". Gein's life and crimes have inspired, at least in part, the novels/films, Psycho and The Silence of the Lambs, and the 1974 movie, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.
Edmund Kemper1964 - 1973610Sentenced to Llfe imprisonmentKnown as the "Co-Ed Killer"
Edward Edwards1977 - 1996515Died in prison awaiting executionSentenced to death for shooting his foster son in 1996 insurance murder
Edward H. Rulloff1844 - 187035Executed 1871Known as the "Genius Killer"
Edward J. Adams1920 - 192177Killed by police during shootoutCriminal who murdered seven people, including three policemen
Edward Spreitzer1981 - 19821818Sentenced to life imprisonmentMember of the satanic cult and organized crime group known as Ripper Crew or Chicago Rippers
Efren Saldivar1988 - 1998650+Sentenced to life imprisonment
Elias Abuelazam2009 - 201015Sentenced to life imprisonmentKnown as the "Flint Serial Slasher" and the "Flint Serial Stabber"
Elizabeth Van Valkenburgh1833 - 184522Executed 1846Self-confessed poisoner who killed her alcoholic husbands
Elmer Wayne Henley1970 - 197366Sentenced to life imprisonmentCrimes referred to as the "Houston Mass Murders"
Eric Beishline1992 - 199313Sentenced to life imprisonmentSuspected of murdering up to three elderly people
Faryion Wardrip1984 - 198655Sentenced to deathDeath sentence currently under appeal
Faye Copeland1986 - 1989512Died in prison awaiting executionAlong with her husband, Ray Copeland, the oldest couple ever sentenced to death in the United States
Felipe Espinosa18633232Killed by Tom Tobin
Frederick Mors1914 - 191588Fate unknownCommitted to Hudson River State Hospital, escaped in May 1916.
Gary Evans1985 - 199755Committed suicide to avoid apprehension
Gary M. Heidnik1986 - 198722Executed 1999Held 6 women prisoner in his basement in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Gary Ray Bowles1994625Sentenced to death
Gary Ridgway1982 - 19984990+Sentenced to life imprisonmentKnown as the "Green River Killer"
Genene Jones1977 - 1982260+Awaiting trial for additional countsTexas pediatric nurse who poisoned infants in her care; was due to be released March 2018; however, prosecutors charged her with two additional murders
Georgia Tann1924 - 19501919+Died of uterine cancer before she could be arrestedChild trafficker who sold kidnapped children to the black market
Gerald Gallego1978 - 19801010Died awaiting executionAccomplace Charlene Gallego released 1997
Gerald Parker1978 - 197866Sentenced to deathKnown as the "Bedroom Basher"
Gerald Stano1969 - 19802241+Executed 1998Guilt has been questioned
Gerard John Schaefer1969 - 1973234Murdered in prison by fellow inmate Vincent RiveraFormer police officer
Glen Edward Rogers1993 - 199545Sentenced to deathDeath sentence currently under appeal
Gordon Stewart Northcott1926 - 1928320Executed 1930His mother, Sarah Louise Northcott, was implicated as an accomplice.
Gwendolyn Graham198756Sentenced to life imprisonment
H. H. Holmes1891 - 1894927+Executed 1896Convicted of only one murder, but definitively tied to at least eight more. Confessed to a total of 27
Hadden Clark1986 - 199222+Sentenced to 70 yearsCannibal convicted of two murders; confessed to many more
Harpe brothers1797 - 18043950+Murdered/executedBrothers or cousins; America's first known serial killers
Harrison Graham1986 - 198777Sentenced to life imprisonment
Harry T. Hayward189414Executed 1895
Harry Powers193155Executed 1932Known as the "West Virginia Bluebeard"
Harvey Carignan1949 - 197425Incarcerated 150 yearsKnown as the "Want-Ad Killer"; escaped hanging for a 1949 killing on a technicality
Harvey Glatman1957 -195834Executed 1959Known as the "Lonely Hearts Killer"; lured women to pose for "bondage photographs"
Harvey Miguel Robinson1992 - 199333Sentenced to deathTeenager who stalked, raped and killed
Helen Golay1999 - 200522Sentenced to life imprisonment without paroleKilled vagrants with her partner-in-crime, Olga Rutterschmidt
Henry Lee Lucas1960 - 198311200+Died in prisonConfessed to approximately 3,000 murders, although most of his confessions are considered outlandish
Henry Louis Wallace1990 - 19941010Sentenced to deathKnown as the "Taco Bell Strangler"
Herb Baumeister1980 - 19961120Committed suicide while a fugitiveResponsible for murdering at least 11 victims who were found buried on his property
Herbert Mullin1972 - 19731113Sentenced to life imprisonmentEligible for parole in 2021
Heriberto Seda1990 - 199333Sentenced to life imprisonmentNew York City copycat of the "Zodiac Killer"
Herman Petrillo1930s - 1938114114Executed 1941Italian immigrant; leader of the Philadelphia poison ring
Howard Allen1974 - 198733Incarcerated for 60 yearsDeath Sentence Commuted
Israel KeyesLate 1990s - 2012311Committed suicide while in custody3 confirmed victims; linked to 11 victims in 4 states
J. Frank Hickey1883 - 191133Died in prisonKnown as the "Postcard Killer"
J.C.X. Simon1973 - 19741573+Died in prisonPart of the "Death Angels" cult responsible for the Zebra murders
Jack Owen Spillman1994 - 199533Sentenced to life imprisonmentKnown as the "Werewolf Butcher"
Jake Bird1930 - 1947246Executed 1949Sentenced to death for the murders of two people; confessed to 44 other murders
James Dale Ritchie201655+Killed by police during apprehensionKnown as the "Anchorage Serial Killer"
James Swann199344Found not guilty by reason of insanity and confined to Saint Elizabeths HospitalKnown as the "Shotgun Stalker"
Jane Toppan1895 - 19011231Found not guilty by reason of insanity and committed for life to the Taunton State Hospital
Janie Lou Gibbs1966 - 196755Died in prison
Jeffrey Dahmer1978 - 19911717Murdered by inmate Christopher ScarverMilwaukee cannibal who retained various body parts of his victims
Jerry Brudos1968 - 196944+Died in prisonKnown as the "Lust Killer" and "Shoe Fetish Slayer"
Jesse Pomeroy187429Died in prisonKnown as the "Boy Torturer"
Jessie Lee Cooks1973 - 19741573+Sentenced to life imprisonmentPart of the "Death Angels" cult responsible for the Zebra murders
Joe Ball1936 - 1938220Committed suicide to avoid apprehensionKnown as the "Alligator Man"
Joel Rifkin1989 - 1993917Incarcerated for 203 years to life
Johann Otto Hoch1890 - 1905115+Executed 1906Known as the "Stockyard Bluebeard"
John Allen Muhammad2002717Executed 2009With accomplace Lee Boyd Malvo perpetrated the D.C. sniper attacks
John Bittrolff1993 -24+Sentenced to 25 years to lifeSuspect in Long Island serial killer case
John Edward Robinson1984 - 199938+Sentenced to deathSometimes referred to as "the Internet's first serial killer"
John Floyd Thomas Jr.1972 - 1986715+Sentenced to life imprisonmentKnown as the "Southland Strangler" and the "Westside Rapist"
John Johnson1843 - ??300+Died 1900Known as "Liver-Eating Johnson"; mountain man who allegedly ate the livers of Crows he'd slain
John Joubert1982 - 198333Executed 1996Known as the "Nebraska Boy Snatcher"
John Norman Collins1967 - 196917Sentenced to life imprisonmentKnown as the "Co-Ed Killer"
John Wayne Gacy1972 - 19783334Executed 1994Known as the "Killer Clown"
Jonathan Preston Haynes1987 - 199322Sentenced to death; commuted to life imprisonmentKnown as the "Aryan Beauty Killer"
Joseph Christopher1980 - 19811212+Died in prisonKnown as the "Midtown Slasher"
Joseph E. Duncan III1996 -200557Sentenced to life imprisonmentRaped at least 17 young boys and three young girls
Joseph Kallinger1974 - 197533Died in prisonCommitted these crimes with his 15-year-old son Michael
Joseph Roy Metheny1976 - 1996510Died in prisonAlso known as the "Cannibal". Butchered his victims and served them at BBQ at his roadside stand.
Joseph "Mad Dog" Taborsky1950 - 195777Executed 1960
Joseph Naso1977 - 1994610Sentenced to deathAlso a suspect in the Alphabet murders case
Joseph Paul Franklin1977 -19801122Executed 2013Also attempted to assassinate Larry Flynt and Vernon Jordan
Josephine Sedita1930s - 1938114114Sentenced to life imprisonmentItalian immigrant; member of the Philadelphia poison ring
Juan Corona19712525+Sentenced to life imprisonmentMajority of victims had been transient workers
Juan Covington1998 - 200523Sentenced to life imprisonment
Juan Segundo1986 - 199547+Sentenced to death, awaiting an October 2018 execution date
Judith Neelley198222Death sentence commuted to life imprisonmentCommitted murders with husband Alvin Neelley
Judy Buenoano1971 - 198333+Executed 1998Caught in 1983 after poisoning and car bombing a fiancée
Karl F. Werner1969 - 197133Sentenced to life imprisonment
Keith Hunter Jesperson1990 - 199588+Sentenced to life imprisonmentKnown as the "Happy Face Killer"
Kendall Francois1996 - 1998810Died in prison
Kenneth Bianchi1977 - 19781212Sentenced to life imprisonmentAlong with accomplice Angelo Buono Jr., known as the "Hillside Stranglers"
Kenneth McDuff1966 - 1992914+Executed 1998Known as the "Broomstick Killer"; death sentence for 1966 triple-murder commuted; killed three days after 1989 parole
Kimberly Clark Saenz2008510+Sentenced to life imprisonmentKilled five patients by injecting bleach into their dialysis lines
Kimberly McCarthy1997 - 199813Executed 2013Crack addict who murdered a neighbour; suspect in two similar murders
Kristen Gilbert1989 - 199644Sentenced to life imprisonmentInduced cardiac arrest in patients and would then respond to the coded emergency, often resuscitating the patients herself
Larry Eyler1982 - 1984223Died in prison awaiting executionKnown as the "Interstate Killer"
Larry Green1973 - 19741573+Sentenced to life imprisonmentPart of the "Death Angels" cult responsible for the Zebra murders
Lawrence Bittaker197955Sentenced to deathWith accomplice Roy Norris known as the "Tool Box Killers"
Lee Boyd Malvo2002717Life imprisonment without parole (overturned on May 26, 2017; awaiting resentencing)With accomplice John Allen Muhammad, perpetrated the D.C. sniper attacks
Lee Roy Martin1967 - 196844Died in prisonKnown as the "Gaffney Strangler"
Lemuel Smith1958 - 198156Sentenced to death; commuted to life
Leonard Lake1983 - 19851125Committed suicide while in custodyAlong with accomplice Charles Ng, they are also known as the "Operation Miranda Killers". They collected women as sex slaves before killing them. They killed a number of men and children as well.
Leslie Irvin1954 - 195566+Died in prisonHis Supreme Court case set a precedent for fair trials of highly publicized defendants
Linda Hazzard1908 - 1911113Served 2 yearsDied in 1938
Lizzie Halliday1890s47Died in Matteawan State Hospital for the Criminally InsaneFirst woman sentenced to be executed by the electric chair
Lonnie David Franklin Jr.1985 - 20071025+Sentenced to deathKnown as "Grim Sleeper"; charged after DNA evidence linked him with ten murders in Los Angeles since 1985
Loren Herzog1984 - 1999319Committed suicide awaiting parole releaseAlong with accompliace Wesley Shermantine known as the "Speed Freak Killers"
Lorenzo Gilyard1977 - 19931213Sentenced to life imprisonmentKnown as the "Kansas City Strangler"
Louise Peete1913 - 194433Executed 1947Convicted of murdering a man and woman decades apart; four other acquaintances died suspiciously and four husbands committed suicide
Louise Vermilya1893 - 191199Charges dismissed
Lowell Amos1979 - 199414Sentenced to life imprisonmentConvicted of murdering his third wife, the other two and his mother died under suspicious circumstances
Lyda Southard1915 - 192066Released in 1941Known as "Flypaper Lyda"; serial poisoner who killed four husbands, a young daughter and a brother-in-law
Lydia Sherman1863 - 18771212Died in prison
Mack Ray Edwards1953 - 1970318Committed suicide awaiting execution
Manuel Moore1973 - 19741573+Sentenced to life imprisonmentPart of the "Death Angels" cult responsible for the Zebra murders
Maria Carina Favato1930s - 1938114114Sentenced to life imprisonmentItalian immigrant; member of the Philadelphia poison ring
Marie Noe1949 - 196888Sentenced to 20 years probation in 1998Murdered eight of her children; two others died of natural causes
Marion Albert Pruett198155Executed 1999Committed his crimes while in the United States Federal Witness Protection Program
Mark Goudeau2005 - 200699Sentenced to deathKnown as the "Baseline Killer"
Martha Ann Johnson1977 - 198234Sentenced to death; commuted to life
Martha Beck1947 - 1949120Executed 1951Along with accomplace Raymond Fernandez, became known as the "Lonely Hearts Killers"
Martha Wise1924 - 192533Died in prisonPoisoned 17 members of her own family
Mary Frances Creighton1920 - 193514Executed by electric chairPoisoned her lover's wife; suspected of poisoning her mother in-law, father in-law, and younger brother
Marybeth Tinning1972 - 198529Sentenced to 20 years to life
Maury Travis2000 - 2002217+Committed suicide awaiting trial
Melvin Rees1957 - 195959+Died in prisonKnown as the "Sex Beast"
Michael Bear Carson1981 - 1983312Sentenced to 75 years to life
Michael Bruce Ross1981 - 198488Executed 2005
Michael Gargiulo1993 - 2008310Awaiting capital murder trial
Michael Hughes1986 - 199377+Sentenced to deathKnown as the "Southside Slayer"
Michael Lee Lockhart1987 - 198846+Executed 1997Received death sentences in three states; executed by the state of Texas
Michael Madison2012 - 201333Sentenced to death
Michael Swango1981 - 1997460Sentenced to life imprisonmentPhysician and surgeon
Michelle Knotek1994 - 20032322 years in prisonTortured and abused boarders in her home with her husband
Milton Johnson1983 - 19841010+Sentenced to deathVictims included two deputy sheriffs
Montie Ralph Rissell1976 - 197755Sentenced to life imprisonment
Morris Bolber1930s - 1938114114Sentenced to life imprisonmentRussian-Jewish immigrant; member of the Philadelphia poison ring
Morris Solomon Jr.1986 - 198767Sentenced to deathKnown as the "Sacramento Slayer"
Nannie Doss1927 - 1954811Died in prisonKnown as the "Giggling Granny" and the "Jolly Black Widow"
Nathaniel Cook1973 - 198199Sentenced to life imprisonmentCommitted crimes with his brother Anthony Cook
Nathaniel White1991 - 199266Sentenced to 150 years to life in prisonConfessed to beating and stabbing six women to death while on parole
Olga Rutterschmidt1999 - 200522Sentenced to life imprisonment without paroleKilled vagrants with her partner-in-crime, Helen Golay
Orville Lynn Majors1993 - 19956130Died in prison
Ottis Toole1976 - 198366+Died in prisonAccomplice of Henry Lee Lucas
Patrick Kearney1965 - 19772143Sentenced to life imprisonment
Patty Cannon1802 - 1829425+Died in prison awaiting trialGang leader who kidnapped slaves and free blacks to either sell or torture them
Paul Dennis Reid199777Died in prison awaiting executionKnown as the "Fast Food Killer"
Paul Durousseau1997 - 200399+Sentenced to death (overturned on January 31, 2017; awaiting resentencing)German authorities suspect Durousseau may have killed several local women when he was stationed there with the Army during the early 1990s.
Paul John Knowles19741835Killed by police attempting to escape from custodyKnown as the "Casanova Killer"
Paul Michael Stephani1980 - 198233Died in prisonKnown as the "Weepy-Voiced Killer"
Paul Petrillo1930s - 1938114114Executed 1941Italian immigrant; leader of the Philadelphia poison ring
Peter Kudzinowski1924 - 192833Executed 1929
Phillip Carl Jablonski1978 - 199155Sentenced to death
Randall Woodfield1979 - 1981120Sentenced to life imprisonment plus 165 yearsKnown as the "I-5 Killer" and the "I-5 Bandit"
Randy Steven Kraft1971 - 19831667Sentenced to deathKnown as the "Scorecard Killer" and the "Freeway Killer"
Ray Copeland1986 - 1989512Died in prison awaiting executionAlong with his wife, Faye Copeland, the oldest couple ever sentenced to death in the United States
Raymond Fernandez1947 - 1949120Executed 1951Along with accomplace Martha Beck, became known as the "Lonely Hearts Killers"
Rhonda Belle Martin1926 - 195116Executed 1957
Ricardo Caputo1971 - 197746Died in prison
Richard Angelo1987410Sentenced to 50 years to life in prison
Richard Biegenwald1958 -1983511Died in prison
Richard Chase1977 -197866Committed suicide awaiting executionKnown as the "Vampire of Sacramento"
Richard Cottingham1967 - 1980685-100Sentenced to life imprisonmentKnown variously as the "Butcher of Times Square", the "Torso Killer", the "New York (city) Ripper", and the "Times Square Torso Ripper"
Richard Evonitz1996 - 199733Committed Suicide to avoid apprehension
Richard Kuklinski1948 - 19865100 - 250Died in prisonMafia associate known as the "Iceman"
Richard Laurence Marquette1956 - 197533Sentenced to life imprisonmentFirst 11th person named on FBI 10 Most Wanted
Richard Ramirez1984 - 19851314Died in prison awaiting executionKnown as the "Night Stalker"
Ricky Lee Green1985 - 1986412Executed 1997Bisexual drifter; his wife helped in two of the murders
Robert Anthony Buell1981 - 198313Executed 2002
Robert Ben Rhoades1975 - 1990350Sentenced to life imprisonmentKnown as the "Truck Stop Killer"
Robert Berdella1984 - 198766+Died in prison
Robert Charles Browne1970 - 199522+Sentenced to life imprisonmentMissionary convicted for two murders; confessed to murdering 49 women
Robert Hansen1971 - 19831721+Died in prisonKnown as the "Butcher Baker"
Robert Joseph Silveria Jr.1981 - 1996914+Sentenced to life imprisonmentKnown as the "Boxcar Killer", alleged member of Freight Train Riders of America
Robert Lee Yates1975 - 19981316Sentenced to death
Robert Nixon1937 - 193835Executed 1939Nixon served, in part, as the basis of the character of Bigger Thomas in Richard Wright's 1940 social protest novel Native Son.
Robert Rozier1981 - 198647Serving 25 years to life on a conviction for check kiting under a third strike lawFormer NFL player; sentenced to 22 years for murder after agreeing to testify against Yahweh ben Yahweh's organization
Robert Shulman1991 - 199655Died in prison
Robert Zarinsky1958 - 1974210Died in prison
Robin Gecht1981 - 19821818Incarcerated for 120 yearsMember of the satanic cult and organized crime group known as Ripper Crew or Chicago Rippers
Rodney Alcala1971 - 1979850-130Sentenced to deathSometimes called the "Dating Game Killer" because of his 1978 appearance on the television show The Dating Game in the midst of his murder spree
Roger Dale Stafford1974 - 197899Executed 1995
Roger Kibbe1977 - 198777Sentenced to life imprisonmentKnown as the "I-5 Strangler"
Ronald Dominique1997 - 2006823Sentenced to life imprisonment
Ronald E. Clark196729Died in prison
Ronald Gray1986 - 198744Sentenced to death
Rory Enrique Conde1994 - 199566Sentenced to deathKnown as the "Tamiami Trail Strangler"
Rose Carina1930s - 1938114114Sentenced to life imprisonmentItalian immigrant; member of the Philadelphia poison ring
Roy Norris197955Sentenced to 45 years to lifeWith accomplace Lawrence Bittaker known as "Tool Box Killers"
Samuel Dieteman2005 - 200688Sentenced to life imprisonmentAccomplice Dale Hausner committed suicide in prison
Samuel Green1817 - 182122+Executed 1822
Samuel Mason1797 - 18032020+Killed/Died from injuries received during a shoot-outRiver pirate associated with the Harpe brothers and other outlaws
Sante Kimes1996 - 199823Died in prisonCriminal who's responsible for numerous crimes committed with her son, Kenneth Jr.
Scott Erskine1989 - 199333+Sentenced to death
Scott Lee Kimball2003 - 200445+70-year sentenceFBI Informant; Proposed as a suspect in the West Mesa murders
Scott William Cox1980s - 1990220Granted parole in 2013
Scott Williams1997 - 200633Sentenced to life imprisonment
Sean Sellers1985 - 198633Executed 1999One of 22 persons in the United States since the reinstatement of the death penalty in 1976 to be executed for a crime committed while under the age of 18, and the lone to have been executed for crime committed under the age of 17
Sean Vincent Gillis1994 - 200488Sentenced to life imprisonment
Sharon Kinne1962 - 196433Escaped from prison 1969
Shawn Grate2005 - 201625Sentenced to death
Sheila LaBarre2004 -200624Sentenced to life imprisonment without paroleClaimed she was an angel sent by God to punish pedophiles
Shirley Winters1980 - 200627Sentenced to 8 1/3 to 25 years
Stephen Morin1969 - 1981448Executed 1985Suspected in over 30 unsolved violent crimes across the country
Stephen Richards1876 - 187899Executed 1879Known as the "Nebraska Fiend"
Steven Brian Pennell1987 - 198825Executed 1992Known as the "Route 40 Killer"
Steven David Catlin1976 - 198433Sentenced to death
Suzan Carson1981 - 1983312Sentenced to 75 years to life
Ted Bundy1961 - 19782830+Executed 1989
Terri Rachals1980 - 198669Sentenced to 17 years imprisonment; Released 2003Former nurse
Terry Blair1982 - 200479Sentenced to life imprisonmentSentenced 25 years imprisonment for one murder, released on parole after serving 21 years and committed additional murders upon release
Theodore Durrant189522Executed 1898Known as the "Demon of the Belfry"
Theresa Knorr1984 - 198523Sentenced to two life sentencesHer sons, William and Robert Jr., were accomplices
Thomas Dillon1989 - 1992555 terms of 30 years to life
Thomas Kokoraleis1981 - 19821818Awaiting ReleaseMember of the satanic cult and organized crime group known as Ripper Crew or Chicago Rippers
Thor Nis Christiansen1976 - 197944Murdered in prison by unknown assailant
Tillie Klimek1914 - 192157Died in prison
Timothy Krajcir1977 - 198299Sentenced to life imprisonment
Timothy Wilson Spencer1984 - 198855Executed 1994Known as the "Southside Strangler"
Todd Kohlhepp2003 - 201677Sentenced to life imprisonment
Tommy Lynn Sells1980 - 1999622Executed 2014Confessed to murdering dozens of people, possibly in excess of 70, only six are confirmed
Tony Costa1968 - 196948Committed Suicide in prison
Vaughn Greenwood1964 -19751111Sentenced to life imprisonmentKnown as the "Skid Row Slasher"
Velma Barfield1971 - 197816Executed 1984
Vincent Johnson1999 - 200055Sentenced to life imprisonmentKnown as the "Brooklyn Strangler"
Walter E. Ellis1986 - 200777Died in prisonKnown as the "Milwaukee North Side Strangler"
Waneta Hoyt1965 - 197155Died in prisonExonerated under New York law because she died before her appeal
Wayne Adam Ford1997 - 199844+Sentenced to death
Wayne Nance1974 - 198605+Killed by intended victim
Wayne Williams1979 - 19812531Sentenced to life imprisonmentHas maintained his innocence from the beginning and conviction is considered controversial
Wesley Shermantine1984 - 1999319Sentenced to deathAlong with accompliace Loren Herzog known as the "Speed Freak Killers"
Westley Allan Dodd198933Executed 1993
William Bonin1979 - 19802136+Executed 1996Known as the "Freeway Killer"; was know to murder with several accomplices
William Clyde Gibson2002 - 201233Sentenced to death
William Dale Archerd1947 - 196636Died in prisonFirst person convicted of using insulin as a murder weapon
William Dathan Holbert2007 - 201055+Sentenced to 47 yearsCommitted murders with his ex-wife Laura Michelle Reese
William Devin Howell20037Sentenced to life in prisonConvicted of killing 7 people in 2003. Believed to be the most prolific serial killer in Connecticut history.
William Henry Hance1977 - 197844Executed 1994Known as the "Forces of Evil"
William Heirens1945 - 194633Died in prisonKnown as the "Lipstick Killer"
William Richard Bradford198423+Died in prison awaiting execution
William Suff1974 - 19921222Sentenced to deathKnown as the "Riverside Prostitute Killer"

We present this list as the complete list, as compiled from the web, books, newspapers, and a few primary sources.

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