Gary Ridgway-Essay #1 Sacha R Gary Leon Ridgway, also known as the Green River Killer (McCarthy, 2002), is known as one of the most infamous and notorious serial killers to have prowled the United States. Gary Ridgway killed at least 49 women, and some investigators believe he killed up to 90 (McCarthy, 2002). Gary’s preferred method of killing was through strangulation, often using his hands, or sometimes using ligatures. How did a boy named Gary come to become the highly feared and very hard to trace Green River Killer? This essay will describe and assess Gary Leon Ridgway’s story, from childhood to his darker days.
John Mariotti 12/13/12 Extra Credit Assignment: Zodiac Killer The Zodiac Killer was a serial killer who stalked parts of Northern California from December 1968 through October 1969. Through a series of cryptic letters he sent to the press and others he offered clues, future murder plots and adopted the name Zodiac. He took responsibility for murdering as many as 37 people, but police investigators confirmed that seven people were attacked by the Zodiac of which five died. He was never caught. Like every serial killer he had a pattern to his killings.
However, some estimates are said to be as high as 230 victims. On May 7, 1896 Holmes was hanged at the Philadelphia County Prison. What led H.H. Holmes to becoming a psychopath was the life-insurance fraud. Holmes helped out Benjamin Pitezel fake his own death so that his wife could collect the $10,000 policy.
Pickton gave away thousands of dollars which attracted more hangers-on. Serial killers tend to kill with an element of sexual gratification attached to it. This is exactly what Willy did as he raped his victims then killed them. They need the excitement of killing someone like we need water or food. Serial killers normally take breaks or pauses between their killings; this is what Willy tried to do before being convicted.
Erikson, E. H. (1950). Childhood and society. New York: WW Norton. The purpose of this paper is to research the lifespan development and personality of Jeffrey Dahmer. Dahmer was a serial killer who killed 17 people before he was caught and imprisoned for life.
Argumentative Essay In the United Kingdom, Timothy Evans was tried and executed in 1950 for the murder of his baby daughter Geraldine. An official inquiry conducted 16 years later determined that it was Evans's fellow tenant, serial killer John Reginald Halliday Christie, who was responsible for the murder. Evans was pardoned posthumously following this, in 1966. Derek Bentley was a mentally challenged young man who was executed in 1953, also in the United Kingdom. He was convicted of the murder of a police officer during an attempted robbery despite the fact that it was his accomplice who fired the gun, and Bentley was under arrest at the time of the shooting.
John Charles Chitat Ng, is serial killer of Chinese descent. He and his friend Leonard Lake went on a rampage of abduction, rape and murder. Together they are suspected of murdering somewhere between 11 to 25 people. Ng was ultimately convicted of 11 murders in a California court. He is currently on death row at San Quentin State Prison.
Robert William "Willie" Pickton (born October 26, 1949) of Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada is a former pig farmer and serial killer convicted of the second-degree murders of six women.  He is also charged in the deaths of an additional twenty women, many of them prostitutes and drug users from Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. In December 2007 he was sentenced to life in prison, with no possibility of parole for 25 years —the longest sentence available under Canadian law for murder. During the trial's first day of jury evidence, January 22, 2007, the Crown stated he confessed to forty-nine murders to an undercover police officer posing as a cellmate. The Crown reported that Pickton told the officer that he wanted to kill another woman to make it an even 50, and that he was caught because he was "sloppy".
Among many things Jeffery Dahmer had many titles a serial killer, necrophiliac, cannibal and psychopath. Dahmer murdered seventeen men and boys between 1978 and 1991, with the majority of the murders occurring between 1989 and 1991. His murders were particularly gruesome, involving rape, necrophilia and cannibalism. Cannibalism is a person who eats the flesh of other humans. Cannibalism is done in situations of famine or insanity.
Uguer Sperti 7 Honors psych America’s first documented serial killer Herman Webster Mudgett otherwise known as H. H. Holmes was America’s first documented serial killer. Holmes was estimated to have killed over 200 men and woman in his career. At an early age Holmes was exceedingly smart. Holmes took on an interest in medicine and human anatomy at a young age as well. During Holmes’s collage career he stole dead bodies from the school morgue and used them in various insurance scams.