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UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019, 2:47 p.m.

German nurse who murdered 87 patients given life sentence

Niels Hoegel liked to bring about cardiac arrests in his patients by injecting them with overdoses of heart medication and other drugs because he enjoyed the feeling of being able …


UPDATED: Thu., May 23, 2019, 8:01 p.m.

Serial killer who took 10 women’s lives executed in Florida

A serial killer who terrorized Florida with a 1984 spree that claimed 10 women has been executed, his lethal injection witnessed by the woman who survived one of his attacks …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019, 5:42 p.m.

Ted Bundy’s murderous charm still polarizes, decades later

Thirty years after his death in Florida’s electric chair, serial killer Ted Bundy’s murderous charm continues to captivate and perplex


Canada prosecutor: Serial killer staged photos of victims

Serial killer Bruce McArthur staged photos of some of his victims after they died, posing at least two corpses with cigars in their mouths, a prosecutor said Monday as the …


Former landscaper pleads guilty to 8 murders in Canada

A former landscaper charged with killing eight men with ties to Toronto’s Gay Village district has pleaded guilty to eight counts of first-degree murder


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 28, 2019, 8:55 p.m.

Spokane cold cases solved: Detectives planned to arrest sheriff’s deputy for 1967 killings. He died last week.

A former Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy was under investigation for the cold case murders of three women – two of them believed to be pregnant – in the summer of …


Social worker who served Yates’ victims supports end of death penalty

Before investigators learned the name of Spokane serial killer Robert Lee Yates Jr., fear gripped the women who worked as prostitutes on East Sprague Avenue.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 15, 2018, 2:54 p.m.

Sheriff: U.S. Border Patrol agent suspected of killing 4 women

A U.S. Border Patrol agent suspected of killing four prostitutes was arrested early Saturday after a fifth woman managed to escape from him and notify the authorities, law enforcement officials …


Suspect in serial killings in court amid fight over records

A 72-year-old former police officer accused of being one of California’s most elusive serial killers appeared in a courtroom cage used for defendants in jail Monday as a judge put …


UPDATED: Fri., April 27, 2018, 2:29 p.m.

Use of DNA in serial killer probe sparks privacy concerns

The genealogy website used to find the man accused of being California’s Golden State Killer had no idea its database was tapped in pursuit of a suspect who eluded law …


Canadian alleged serial killer facing 8th murder charge

Canadian alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur is now facing an eighth murder charge – the death of a Sri Lankan man who had not been reported missing.


Unexpected victim may have revealed Canadian serial killer

Some of the known and suspected victims of alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur fit a pattern: people on the margins of Canadian society whose disappearance attracted little attention. But then …


Canadian police charge alleged killer with another murder

Canadian police charged an alleged serial killer on Friday with another murder, bringing the total to six.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 8, 2018, 7:37 p.m.

Toronto police: remains of 6 found in serial killer probe

Police in Toronto have recovered the remains of at least six people from planters on a property connected to alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur, officials said Thursday.


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 …


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 …


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.


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.


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 …


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.”


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.