Stories tagged: serial killer
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 29, 2017, 4:53 p.m.
Arrest of suspected killer puts Tampa neighborhood at ease
After enduring almost two months of fear, a Tampa neighborhood breathed a sigh of relief Wednesday after authorities announced the arrest of a suspected serial killer, a recent college graduate …
Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 2:09 p.m.
Police hunt killer after 4th slaying in Tampa neighborhood
Police and federal agents with rifles checked car trunks, banged on doors and gathered forensic evidence in a Tampa neighborhood Tuesday as they hunted for the killer believed responsible for …
Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 2:56 p.m.
Russian ‘cannibal couple’ may have drugged, killed and eaten as many as 30 people, police say
Investigators believe a Russian couple knocked their victims out with sedatives, then skinned them alive. Afterward, police say, they ate parts of their victims, froze the remains or packed them …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 9:53 p.m.
Police: Craigslist attacker intended to become serial killer
A 24-year-old woman has pleaded guilty to attempting to kill a man she met on Craigslist, telling authorities she had plans to become a serial killer.
Tue., Aug. 29, 2017, 1:28 p.m.
Prosecutors expect to charge German nurse with more killings
German officials expect to bring new charges against a nurse already serving a life sentence for two murders after determining that he might have killed another 84 patients, if not …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 4:34 p.m.
Nurse killed at least 86 patients, German prosecutors believe
A male nurse who was convicted of killing patients in Germany with overdoses of heart medication is now believed to have killed at least 86 people – and the true …
UPDATED: Mon., July 24, 2017, 11:33 p.m.
Serial killer Donna Perry sentenced to life without parole
Convicted serial killer Donna R. Perry entered the hearing Monday that would permanently take away her freedom with a smile. She shared small talk with the attorneys who tried to …
UPDATED: Wed., July 19, 2017, 5:01 p.m.
16-year-old from Minnesota ID’d as victim of John Wayne Gacy
An Illinois sheriff’s office said Wednesday that it has identified a Minnesota runaway as one of the victims of serial killer John Wayne Gacy.
UPDATED: Thu., June 29, 2017, 10:43 p.m.
Jury convicts Donna Perry of serial killings
More than 27 years after their bodies were found discovered, a Spokane jury convicted Donna Perry of murdering Yolanda A. Sapp, Nickie I. Lowe and Kathleen A. Brisbois.
Tue., June 13, 2017, 7:56 a.m.
Cops: Suspect in 3 deaths may be involved in 2 more killings
A man suspected of killing a mother and her two college-age daughters may also have been involved in the slayings of a married couple in a nearby city, police said …
UPDATED: Mon., June 5, 2017, 11:17 p.m.
Jury selection set to begin in trial of Donna Perry, suspected Spokane serial killer
Donna R. Perry strode into the courtroom Monday with long graying hair and ill-fitting clothes. The 65-year-old woman, who was Douglas R. Perry before a 2000 gender reassignment surgery, had …
Thu., June 1, 2017, 8:58 a.m.
Canadian former nurse pleads guilty to 8 murder charges
A former nurse has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the deaths of eight nursing home residents, one of the worst serial-killer cases in Canadian history.”
Mon., May 22, 2017, 7:50 a.m.
Convicted killer of 11 women appeals to US Supreme Court
A Cleveland man sentenced to die for killing 11 women and hiding the remains in and around his home has appealed his case to the U.S. Supreme Court.
UPDATED: Wed., May 10, 2017, 5:12 p.m.
Families ask why arrest in Phoenix serial shooter case took so long
Graciela Beltran broke down in tears in her west Phoenix living room as she recounted the life and death of her son, one of the victims in a serial shooting …
UPDATED: Tue., May 9, 2017, 12:59 p.m.
Phoenix serial killings suspect: ‘I’m innocent’
For more than a year, Phoenix police were stumped by a string of killings in which a shooter stalked victims after dark and gunned them down as they stood outside …
UPDATED: Wed., April 12, 2017, 4:47 p.m.
Photos of serial killer Ted Bundy found in old Colorado safe
A Colorado newspaper has discovered 40-year-old photos of serial killer Ted Bundy that had been locked in an antique safe.
Thu., March 30, 2017, 1:40 p.m.
‘Angel of Death’ serial killer dies after attack in prison
A former nurse’s aide dubbed the “Angel of Death” after he admitted killing three dozen hospital patients in Ohio and Kentucky died Thursday, two days after he was attacked and …
UPDATED: Wed., March 29, 2017, 4:44 p.m.
‘Angel of Death’ serial killer badly beaten in Ohio prison
Authorities say a serial killer who admitted killing three dozen hospital patients in Ohio and Kentucky during the 1970s and `80s has been badly beaten inside in prison cell.
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016
Authorities hope new clue will identify serial killer victim
Authorities hope a facial reconstruction of a girl who was slain by a Seattle-area serial killer will help identify the victim.
Fri., Nov. 25, 2016, 8:14 a.m.
British serial killer gets life sentence for murdering 4 men
British serial killer Stephen Port was sentenced to life in prison without parole on Friday for the murders of four young gay men whom he met online.
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 8:49 a.m.
U.K. serial killer convicted of murdering 4 men he met online
A British chef was convicted Wednesday of murdering four young men whom he met online, plied with lethal drug-spiked drinks and raped, before leaving their bodies in and around a …
Thu., Nov. 3, 2016, 5:54 p.m.
Detectives search near Duvall for Green River victim remains
Detectives have searched a wooded area northeast of Seattle looking for the remains of a victim of one of the nation’s most prolific murderers.
Mon., June 6, 2016, 2:54 p.m.
‘Grim Sleeper’ serial killer should get death sentence, jury says
A serial killer known as the “Grim Sleeper” should be sentenced to death for murdering nine women and a teenage girl over more than two decades in South Los Angeles, …
Fri., May 20, 2016, 8:24 a.m.
Osama bin Laden, Ted Bundy among 10 Most Wanted in past
The FBI had hunted dangerous fugitives for years when a United Press International reporter asked in 1949 for the names of the “toughest guys” to catch. The subsequent story about …
Thu., May 5, 2016, 2:03 p.m.
Los Angeles man guilty in 10 ‘Grim Sleeper’ serial killings
A jury has convicted a former Los Angeles trash collector in the “Grim Sleeper” serial killings that spanned more than two decades and targeted vulnerable young black women in the …
Fri., July 10, 2015
Washington Supreme Court rejects Robert Yates’ petition to overturn sentence
The Washington Supreme Court on Thursday again rejected an effort by serial killer Robert Yates to overturn his convictions and death sentence. Yates contended he received ineffective counsel during his …
Fri., March 21, 2014
Serial killer Yates firmly on death row despite sentencing error
OLYMPIA – Serial killer Robert Yates is technically correct that the sentences he received for two murders were calculated improperly, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday. But that doesn’t mean …
Thu., March 20, 2014, 11:52 a.m.
Robert Yates could face the death penalty in Spokane after challenging his sentence
OLYMPIA — Spokane serial killer Robert Yates is technically correct that the sentences he received for two murders was wrong, but he can’t withdraw his guilty pleas on those two …
Sat., Feb. 15, 2014
Shawn Vestal: Killers’ fates shows injustice of death penalty
It is not hard to understand why someone might want Robert Lee Yates Jr. to die. I want him to live, miserably, as long as possible. I want him to …
Fri., May 17, 2013, 7:04 a.m.
Serial killer Yates appealing death sentence
SEATTLE — Serial killer Robert Yates, whose death sentence has been upheld by the state Supreme Court, is seeking an appeal through the federal court system.