Serial Killers, what are they? Criminals, Psychopaths, and Charming? Believe it or not, most serial killers share traits of charm, kindness, and charisma. Some can use these traits in their favor, seducing victims and the public alike. These combined traits mimic their humanity and empathy for other human beings, making them the most dangerous and sinister predators of all. Here are some of the most charming serial killers that we have seen so far.
A woman was sexually assaulted near her coffee shop on Monday in Chicago. It was a typical day for Allison Howe. She headed to her usual coffee shop in the Wicker Park neighborhood around 10:00 am. Not owning a car, Howe walks anywhere she needs to go. As she walked towards the coffee shop near the Damen Blue line stop, she got assaulted from behind, reports CBS Chicago.
The only reporter who’s talked to Samuel Little tells how he was caught — and why he almost got away.
“Despite the stigma attached to sex trafficking survivors they decided to stand up.”
A Utah man who was in a love triangle and mistakenly killed a Virginia elementary school teacher was sentenced Friday to 22 years in prison.
Ed Shaw, 72, was sentenced after pleading guilty in October to second-degree murder in the death of Caroline Hendrix, The Virginian-Pilot reported.
The eleventh of fourteen siblings, Briell Decker grew up in the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS)—an offshoot of the Mormon church that practices polygamy and upholds a belief that only one living person can share God’s word with the faithful.
The police have cracked the mystery of the murder of the intermediate student who was found with her throat slit in her home on February 10 and arrested her father for the crime.
A 19-year-old intermediate first-year student was found dead in her house, in Vidyanagar locality of the town, with her throat slit and three tolas of gold and ₹ 99,000 cash missing from the house on February 10.
The Karimnagar Commissionerate of Police used latest technology, including German technology FARO 3D scanner, 3D crime scene photography and videography and body fluid kits to crack the gruesome killing of the girl. A total of 75 police personnel in eight teams have worked 21 days to crack the case.
Five people were charged with trafficking — three of them accused of federal crimes and two charged with violating Florida law. Another 34 suspected accomplices or possible traffickers were arrested on trafficking-related charges, such as money laundering or drug possession. In addition, eight suspected “Johns” or sex buyers were arrested, Fernandez Rundle said.
The Brookside Police Department on Sunday rolled back part of their original story from Friday, Jan. 31 about a woman who was held in forced prostitution by two men in an abandoned house.
A NINE-HOUR hostage crisis in a village in UP’s Farrukhabad, where 23 children were held overnight by a 40-year-old man identified as a murder convict out on bail, ended with his killing by police. His wife died later in hospital early Friday after she was assaulted by a mob of local residents, police said.
A case of murder has been opened following the gruesome discovery of the body of a 15-year old girl in an open veld between Brug Street and the N17 in Elsburg, west of Ekurhuleni, Gauteng police said.
The discovery of a missing Native American teenager’s body has sparked national outrage in the US over a crisis of indigenous women and girls going missing.
Authorities say a pregnant woman was stabbed to death at her home near the Texas capital and her brother has been charged in her murder.
The body of missing teen Selena Not Afraid was found Monday morning within a mile of the I-90 rest area where she was reported last seen, according to Big Horn County Sheriff Lawrence Big Hair.
A woman was stabbed repeatedly in front of her child in an unprovoked attack in Streatham, south London, police have said.
The 36-year-old was pushing her child in a pram in Downton Avenue, Streatham Hill, when she was stabbed three times from behind by a lone attacker.
A woman has been killed and two men are fighting for life in hospital after a shooting in Melbourne’s inner-west. Emergency services were called to Salisbury Street in Yarraville on Tuesday.
Mexican authorities have arrested a municipal police chief for his suspected links to the killing of three women and six children of US-Mexican origin in northern Mexico last month, local media and an official said on Friday.
On Dec. 17, police in The Colony, a Dallas suburb, issued a missing person’s report for Viridiana Arevalo, a 23-year-old Hispanic female, Her boyfriend had reported her missing.
Friends of Heidi Broussard, 33, gathered for an informal service in Texas on Sunday, releasing heart-shaped helium balloons into the air as the sun set.
Police say a 19-year-old Texas man has been charged with capital murder after confessing to killing his pregnant sister and leaving her body in an alley.
A new trial date has been set for a woman accused of dressing as a clown and fatally shooting her lover’s wife in Florida in 1990.
The death of an American teacher in the Dominican Republic is being investigated as murder. Police say they found Patricia Anton in her apartment in Puerto Plata. Her hands and feet were bound. Officials say the 63-year-old was strangled. Jericka Duncan reports.
Patricia Ann Anton, 63, was found dead in her apartment with her hands and feet tied, Dominican Republic National Police said.
The man accused of murdering British backpacker Grace Millane told police she asked him to choke her during sex because she was a fan of the 50 Shades of Grey films.
The ABC has apologised for a blunder which saw the names and faces of abuse victims identified in a preview for an upcoming documentary about the Me Too movement without their consent.
The boy, 17, is on trial accused of the attempted murder and rape of the girl, the mother of his child, who was 16 at the time.
Jorge Israel Villafuerte Elizalde was arrested Tuesday night in Mexico City after he ‘stabbed and burned’ his six children, killing his 12-year-old daughter.
Protests have erupted in Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro after an eight-year-old girl was allegedly killed by police, as the number of victims in operations by security forces continues to rise.
Wesley Streete, 19, will appear before magistrates in Staffordshire in the morning after he was charged with the murder of Keeley Bunker who went missing after attending a concert on Wednesday.
A Quebec mother convicted in the killings of her two young daughters was clearly suffering from mental illness even if she was found criminally responsible for her act, a Quebec Superior Court justice ruled Wednesday as she sentenced Adele Sorella to a minimum of 10 years in prison.
Clarisa Figueroa, 46, her daughter Desiree, 24, and Clarisa’s boyfriend Piotr Bobak, 40, all entered not guilty pleas on Wednesday for the deaths of Marlen Lopez and her baby Yadiel.
Lawsuits allege a Dallas man already charged in the deaths of 12 elderly women also killed six additional elderly people, which would bring the number of his victims to 18.
A jury sentenced a North Texas father Wednesday to life in prison in the 2017 death of his 3-year-old daughter, whom he claims choked on milk before he panicked and placed her body in a culvert.
Alberta’s police watchdog is investigating after an officer shot and killed a woman in Calgary.
A couple who tortured and killed their nanny before burning her body on a bonfire in their garden have lost a Court of Appeal challenge.
According to an initial investigation, the child was beaten to death with a coconut leaf stalk and a PVC pipe, they said.
A 19-year-old Barrhead man is facing an attempted murder charge after he allegedly assaulted his mother, leaving her in critical condition. RCMP responded to a Barrhead home at about 7:40 p.m. Friday after receiving a request for assistance from paramedics who were treating a 45-year-old woman with serious injuries. She remains in critical but stable condition, RCMP said.
The final defence witness for a former New Zealand politician accused of drowning his Canadian wife while on a B.C. vacation in 2010 described the couple on Monday as “lovebirds” and the alleged victim as a troubled woman hesitant to accept help.
A B.C. Supreme Court jury found Trudy Gail Hunter, 62, guilty of the November 2013 second-degree murder of Christine Docherty, 61.
A grand jury has formally charged a 22-year-old man with capital murder and rape in the death of Nabra Hassanen, who was killed on her walk back to a Virginia mosque.
The alleged killer of a retired nurse cycled away from the crime scene on a “Boris bike” after beating her to death and setting fire to her home, the Old Bailey heard.
“I’ve been in law enforcement for 18 years and this case is a first for me,” one investigator said.
Jessica Reid testified she met Perez Cleveland, who is accused of killing 42-year-old Jennifer Barrett, in 2015 when she was buying methamphetamine and their relationship soon turned romantic.
WINNIPEG – One of five women involved with a man accused of killing one of them testified Thursday that the death came after days of the victim being tortured and abused.
“He was beating her up with cords, a hammer, knives,” Jessica Reid, 36, told jurors Thursday at Perez Cleveland’s first-degree murder trial.
whispers apparently stem from the murder of 26-year-old Elizabeth Candice Nichole Laird, whose body was found in a dumpster outside an apartment building on the city’s east side on Wednesday. “There is false information circulating on social media that there is a serial killer at large in downtown Detroit, and that five to six female victims have been found in dumpsters prior to the May 15 homicide … and that Detroit Police have failed to communicate this information to the public,” police officials said on Facebook.
Two Chicago women accused of strangling a pregnant teen and cutting out her unborn baby used Facebook to find and their target, authorities said.
A Chicago woman lured a pregnant 19-year-old mother into her home and distracted her with a photo album before strangling her and cutting out her unborn baby, court documents show.
Detroit Police Chief James Craig told reporters at an impromptu afternoon news conference that minutes earlier detectives had taken the suspect, James Quill Cockerham, into custody in the death of 26-year-old Elizabeth Candice Nichole Laird. “I appreciate our friends in the media for really dispelling a horrible rumor that was circulating across the city that there was a serial killer and that he had dumped five bodies in dumpsters across the city,” Craig said.
Holley Sullivan told a jury there were “jealousy issues” among the several women who shared a home with Perez Cleveland, who is accused of killing one of them.
An arrest was made in the fatal shooting of Michelle Washington, said Philadelphia police. No arrests yet in the death of Muhlaysia Booker, said Dallas police.
A Florida man has been sentenced to life in prison for his wife’s murder, which was witnessed by their then-toddler son who found his mother’s buried body 21 years later.
When a popular teacher was gunned down in her parents’ driveway on Mother’s Day 2018, a quiet Pennsylvania city was left scrambling for answers — who would want the young woman dead? As it turns out, there might be quite a few people.
CALGARY – Edward Downey was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for 50 years for the 2016 killing of a Calgary mother and her young daughter.
He joins a list of multiple murderers who have been sentenced to serve more than 25 years before they are eligible for parole.
Police in Dallas say they are investigating whether the killings of two transgender women and an assault on a third are connected.
The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency announced Tuesday that it had sought custody of two MS-13 members accused of beating and stabbing a 14-year-old girl to death in Maryland last month.
“Every time you went home at night, you would think about if we don’t catch this guy, someone else is going to be murdered,” one investigator said.
A Mississippi city has fired a police officer charged in the killing of a woman with whom he was romantically involved.
The woman and her baby were allegedly inside a home at Mount Prichard, in Sydney’s southwest, when bullets were fired just before 10pm on Wednesday night.
A bill to change Scotland’s post mortem policy in honour of murdered teenager Paige Doherty has officially been launched.
A 102-year-old is thought to have battered and strangled her 92-year-old female neighbour.
The suspected killer is now in a psychiatric hospital. Earlier she told one of the carers that she had “killed someone”, a prosecutor said.
William Kydd, 54, had befriended frail 73-year-old Carole Harrison, from Teddington, London and may have begun a relationship with her just weeks before her death, jurors heard.
Britain’s oldest court witness gave evidence at a murder trial that heard she may have been the next victim.
Mr Field, 28, a church warden, and Mr Smith, 32, a magician, are accused of co-conspiring to murder retired lecturer Peter Farquhar, 69, in Maids Moreton, Bucks. Mr Field is accused of attempting to murder retired teacher Ann Moore-Martin, 83. Both were allegedly targeted in a “gaslighting” plot.
A 68-year-old man who was convicted three decades ago of suffocating his wife with a large plastic garbage bag, a crime he blamed on an inmate on work release, is scheduled to be executed on Thursday in Tennessee.
WYTHEVILLE, Va. – A Nova Scotia woman survived a knife attack on the Appalachian Trail by playing dead after being beaten and stabbed — and then ran 10 kilometres for help, police in Virginia say.
James Jordan, 30, of West Yarmouth, Mass., is charged with murder and assault.
Authorities in the Dallas area are looking at hundreds of cases of elderly people dying unattended to see if any may be linked to the suspect, Billy Chemirmir.
WINNIPEG – One of five women who lived with a man accused of killing one of them has testified that she was locked in a laundry room when he got jealous to teach the others a lesson.
Jessica Reid, 36, says she didn’t leave Perez Cleveland because she was dependent on him for a place to live.
Authorities say a Dallas man previously arrested in the death of an 81-year-old woman is responsible for killing six other elderly women whose jewelry and other valuables he stole.