Aileen Wuornos: The Monster

“The Monster” is quite the appropriate nickname for Aileen Wuomos. While she was indeed evil, and there was no excuse for her actions, there was a clear time in her life where her evil was created, much like many fictional monsters throughout history.

Wuornos’ background is just about as harrowing as one could possibly be. She never met her father (he was charged with sex crimes against children and hanged himself in prison), was abandoned by her mother, sold herself for food and drugs at the age of 11, got sexually assaulted by her grandfather, was pregnant by 14, dropped out of school at 15, and lived in the woods as a prostitute to support herself.

The mental makeup of any person would be extremely distorted after what happened to Wuornos. Unfortunately, however, she responded about as negatively as one could to that terrible situation. She was arrested for a DUI when she was 18 and escaped the authorities by moving to Florida, where she married a 69-year-old man. Her brother then passed away, and she burned her $10,000 inheritance in less than two months.

After being arrested for armed robbery, she was arrested for car theft, where police found extra ammunition and a loaded gun below the driver’s seat of her stolen car. This was not enough to lock her up for good, however, as she met her soulmate, Tyria Moore, at a gay bar a few months later.

After teaming up with Moore, Wuornos turned to prostitution to provide for them. This is where her murders started. Wuornos murdered seven people, all of whom she claimed were in the process of raping her after they hired her as a prostitute. The victims of criminal activity included a store owner, a rodeo worker, a sausage salesman, and a security guard.

Wuornos and Moore stole the car of Peter Siems, a victim of The Monster’s crimes. When they were in an accident, their likenesses were reported to the authorities, and they were arrested for his murder, along with the murder of several others. In exchange for immunity, Moore was able to persuade Wuornos to confess for her crimes.

Although Wuornos confessed, she stressed that she only murdered men who were attempting to rape her. She was found guilty for sixth death sentences, as Siems’ body was never found, so she was not found guilty of his death. Wuornos was the tenth woman executed in the United States since 1976.

Serial Killers: Carl Panzram

When people think about stereotypical criminals in the early 1900s, young Carl Panzram fits the bill perfectly. He had a bit of an alcohol problem, was always getting into trouble with the police, and ran away from home when he was only 14 years old.

In order to try and escape his troubled past, Panzram enlisted in the US Army, where he was promptly charged with larceny and ordered to serve a two year prison sentence by future president William Howard Taft. Panzram claimed that any shred of good left in him was destroyed in this time.

He was not reformed whatsoever in his time in prison, as after his release he continued his thieving ways. After being caught and imprisoned several times under several aliases throughout the country, Panzram emerged truly evil. His time in prison was full of beatings, as he routinely attacked guards and neglected their orders.

Panzram’s lack of remorse and huge physical frame helped create the monster he decided to become after his time in prison. He described himself as “rape personified” as his lack of remorse and physical strength made him nearly impossible to fend off, even though all of his victims were male. The only time in his life where he didn’t actively engage in crime was during his time as a strikebreaker, until he was dismissed for showing up to work intoxicated.

On June 1, 1995, after burglarizing a house in Oregon, Panzram was arrested while trying to sell stolen items. Panzam was sentenced to seven years in a penitentiary where the warden believed in harsh treatment of prisoners. Panzram was involved in the murder of the warden when he helped a fellow inmate escape. Like the true outlaw he was, Panzram was able to escape himself by sawing through his jail cell and escaping east via freight train.

After his escape, he raided William Howard Taft’s home, stole a gun, and began a murder spree. He would lure sailors outside of bars, get them drunk, and kill them before disposing of their bodies in a body of water. Panzram continued his spree after catching a boat to Africa, as he admitted to killing children and men while he was there.

All in all, Panzram confessed to over 20 murders and thousands of rapes and other personal injury. When he was sentenced to the death penalty, he refused any appeals, and asked his executioner to hurry up. Panzram wrote about his horrifying crimes in detail while on death row, and his story has been made into several movies and documentaries. He is the embodiment of evil.

Tsutomu Miyazaki: The Human Dracula

Tsutomu Miyazaki was the textbook definition of a creepy guy. Even when compared to other serial killers, the things he did to his victims was nothing short of horrifying, from engaging in vampirism to preserving body parts.

Miyazaki murdered four young girls from August 1988 to June 1989 and faced trial for those crimes once he was caught. In his trial, it was revealed that his crimes might be a result of his father’s incestuous relationship with Miyazaki’s sister. On top of this, it was discovered that Miyazaki had hands so deformed that he needed to move his whole forearm just to rotate his hand.

Before he committed his crimes, Miyazaki moved into his parents’ house but did not want to work at his father’s newspaper. He apparently only wanted to be heard by his family, but they were far more concerned with production than emotion.

When his grandmother died in May of 1988, Miyazaki truly entered his most evil state for the first time. This deepened his already pretty damn deep depression, and in an attempt to keep her in this world, ate her ashes. After this, his sister caught him spying on her in the shower, which caused him to attack her.

While nothing will ever absolve him of his enormous crimes, not even CMZ, at least we were able to get some insight as to how someone so terrible could be created.

As for the murders, Miyazaki murdered four young girls between the age of four and seven and consequently violated their corpses. He drank the blood of one and ate the hand of another. Miyazaki then sent letters to the families of the girls he killed. He would send their burnt remains along with cryptic messages, which might have been the evilest part of all.

Miyazaki was caught in a park trying to take inappropriate photos of a schoolgirl and was eventually tracked down by the police after he escaped on foot. The police found thousands of videotapes in his house, which contained many pictures of his victims.

Miyazaki was executed on June 17, 2008, after being sentenced to death on April 14, 1997, which is an incredibly prompt timeframe in the Japanese court system. Many believe that Miyazaki inspired two copycat killers, which was a big reason for the swiftness of his execution.

The Story Of The Grim Sleeper

During the summer of 1985 until 1988, a killing spree began in Southern Los Angeles. It all started when a woman reported that she was raped and shot, describing her killer as African American, aged mid-20s, a little under six feet, about 160lbs, well mannered, educated, pockmarked face and well kept. People were on the look out for the “Southside Slayer.”

As it turns out, the woman was explaining none other than Lonnie David Franklin Jr. After being arrested in 2010 for a crime he committed in 2002, he earned a new nickname: The Grim Sleeper. He earned this nickname because of the length between the crimes in 1988 and 2002.

Most of the victims were African American women (all but one). There is a suspicion that he did murder one African American male but not confirmed. Most of his victims were also sex workers and his victims were murdered by being shot with a .25 caliber gun.

He was finally arrested in 2010 due to new forensic evidence (DNA analysis). Although his DNA was not in the system, his son was convicted of a federal weapons charge and therefore was. They used this DNA to help find Franklin through familiar DNA matching.

The trial took a long time to get under way because the police were still trying to identify all of his victims and secure evidence from over 30 years ago leading to a very long pre-trial length.

His trial began in February 2016 and on May 5th, he was convicted of killing nine women and one teenage girl and one count of attempted murder.  On August 10th 2016 he was sentenced to death 10 times for each person he murder.

We still do not know what caused Franklin to start committing murders again after a 14-year hiatus. Nor are we sure that there were no murders done by him between 1988 and 2002.

You can watch a documentary to learn more about The Tales of The Grim Sleeper here:

3 Famous Serial Killers

In understanding human nature, it is important and perhaps necessary to look at the dark side of humanity. This allows us to understand the spectrum that people fall on and study why a certain person may commit atrocities. This is perhaps why we tend to have a fascination with serial killers. When it comes to studying these serial killers, there are always some whose reputation stands the test of time. Countless books have been written and documentaries made about the serial killers below, so read on to learn which are three of the most infamous serial killers to ever live.

The Zodiac Killer

The zodiac killer set the tone in terms of what we think of related to serial killers for cerebral and leave clues. There is often the idea that a serial killer actually wants to get caught or that they play a cat and mouse game with authorities. The zodiac killer exemplified this in spades, leaving puzzles, riddles, symbols and some of the most intricate traces at the scene of every crime. This is why this killer goes down as one of the most intriguing ever in New York State.

Ted Bundy

Ted Bundy is one of the most infamous serial killers due to the fact that he took his monstrousness never before seen heights by actually performing sexual acts on his victims. He was a necrophile whose acts are considered some of the most darkest in terms of serial killing.

Jack the Ripper

Jack the Ripper is a serial killer who lived in London in the 1800s and was infamous for killing several London prostitutes over a three-year span. He has had many imitators over the years and is one of the most deadly killers in London history.

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