October 2, 2012 Case Brief Cupp v Murphy 412 U.S. 291 (1973) Facts: Daniel Murphy was convicted of murdering his wife in the second degree. After he found out of the murder he called the police and voluntarily submitted himself to questioning. In the middle of his questioning the police noticed a dark spot on his finger and they asked if they could get a sample and he refused. The police did not respect his wishes and they took the sample anyways of what was under his fingernail. They processed it and later found out there was traces of his wife’s nightgown, skin, and blood all from the deceased victim.
Strangulation was his preferred method, the same method he often used to kill animals as a child. After the body of his first victim, Taunja Bennett was found, the media’s attention surrounded Laverne Pavlinac, a woman who falsely confessed to killing Bennett with her abusive boyfriend (The serial killer hit list). Jesperson was then upset the he was not getting the attention, so he first drew the smiley face on the bathroom wall where he wrote an anonymous confession for the murder, hundreds of miles away from
On November 30, 2001, he was arrested for the murders of four women whose cases were linked to him through DNA evidence. In November of 2003 he pleaded guilty to 48 counts of aggravated murder, although he says he actually killed 90 women or more, almost all prostitutes. The murders occurred in the early 1980s. As part of a plea bargain, he was spared the death penalty and received a sentence of life imprisonment without
The next day he offered a 13 year old boy 50 dollars for him to pose in a photo shut, but he drugged and then rapped the little kid. He was accused by the boy’s parents and was found guilty. He spent 10 years in jail before being released. After completing his sentence in jail he murdered twelve other people until July 1991. His tactic was always similar, inviting his victims to watch pornography or take some pictures at his home.
Craig Price (also known as the Warwick Slasher, born August 1974) is a serial killer from Warwick, Rhode Island. He was arrested in 1989 for four murders committed in his neighborhood: A woman and her two daughters that year, and the murder of another woman two years prior.  He had a previous criminal record for petty theft.  After he was discovered, Price calmly confessed to his crimes.  Arrested a month before his 16th birthday, he was tried and convicted as a minor.
Edmund worked for the department of transportation in Santa Cruz and began to pick up hitchhikers, bring them to deserted areas, and brutally rape and kill them. He killed a total of six college girls from the area, promptly earning him the title of Co-Ed killer. This all culminated when he decided to kill his mother with a ice pick, beheading her and using her head for oral sex. He later killed his mother’s friend who he had called
Many people forget the real man behind famous movies such was Psycho, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and Silence of the Lambs; that man would later be known as Ed Gein. Ed Gein was found not guilty in his trial for committing multiple offenses such as murder and stealing corpses from graves. The minute Ed Gein was arrested he had made what police thought was a full confession but in reality only confessed to murdering two women, when the police suspected he killed 15. It was very common for Gein to use the skin and bones of his victims for things such as spoons,forks, bowls, lamps, and even chairs. He was later diagnosed from Dr. E.F. Schubert as schizophrenic, necrophilic, and a sexual psychopath which would later explain his obsession with human
Most people believe George Chapman was "Jack the Ripper" because he hated women, killed three of his many wives, and because he was a surgeon. However, many people do not believe that he was the "Ripper" because Chapman poisoned three of his wives and enjoyed watching them suffer as they died. "Jack the Ripper" killed his victims quickly. Every serial killer has a specific signature to his murders, and Chapman's signature does not fit the "Jack the Ripper" profile. According to All Serial Killers, "In 1903, Frederick Abberline, a retired crack detective who had been in charge of the Ripper investigation at the ground level stated that he thought that multiple wife poisoner Severn Klosowski, alias George Chapman, might be Jack the Ripper.
He was born on February 18, 1949 in Salt Lake City, Utah (Biography, 2015). Ridgway’s first murder was committed in 1982 of young teenagers who had left their home and also prostitutes. He brought many of them to his home and strangled them, leaving them in remote sites, most of them ended up in the Green River (Biography, 2015). Ridgway received many life sentences but made a deal with investigators that he would reveal the hidden bodies where his confession would subsidize the consequences. Sigmund Freud’s theory of psychoanalysis was that people’s actions were impacted by their unconscious mind.
However, this was not enough for the newly acclaimed serial killer. He sought out Kathryn Bright on April 14, 1974. This time he stabbed his victim while she was tied up and then strangled her. At first she was not thought of as a BTK victim, until a letter was sent to the Wichita Eagle-Beacon in October of 1974. This is when Dennis Rader took credit for his crimes and taunted authorities with his games and signed the letter BTK (Bind, torture and kill).