Zodiac killer The zodiac killer was a serial killer who functioned in northern California in 1960 and 1970. The zodiac kills various victims in Benicia, Vallejo, lake berryessa and San Francisco between December 1968 to October 1969. The killer identity remains unknown. He kills four men and three women between the age of 16 and 29. The killer originated the name zodiac in a series of taunting letters sent to local bay area press.
The Zodiac killer’s first two victims were Betty Lou Jensen, 16, and David Arthur Faraday, 17. On December 20, 1968 they were parked at a secluded spot located on Lake Herman Road on the eastern side Vallejo, California. They were discovered lying outside their bullet-riddled car. Betty Lou was found several feet from the car, dead from five gunshot wounds in the back. David was found next to the car.
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".
June 10, 2013 Reflection on “The Murder of Emmett Till” The 2003 documentary video “The Murder of Emmett Till,” depicts the story of the murder of a 14-year old African American boy in Mississippi in 1955. Emmett Till, from Chicago, was visiting his family in Money, Mississippi. Two white men, Roy Bryant, and J. W. Milam, kidnapped Emmett for whistling at Roy’s wife, Carolyn Bryant, a few days before at a grocery store. Emmett was then brutally beaten, shot and killed by Bryant and Milam. His body was later found in a river.
His first trial date was June 25, 1979, in Miami, Florida. The case centered on the brutal attacks on the Chi Omega sorority sisters. The second trial took place in January 1980 in Orlando, Florida, where Ted was to be tried for the murder of Kimberly Leach. Both trials resulted in less-than-favorable outcomes for Ted; however it was the Chi Omega murder case that would seal his fate forever. In Ted’s eleventh hour during his last day alive, he decided to confess to crimes to the Washington State Attorney Dr. Bob Keppel.
A 20-year-old college student had killed a woman at his Ladera Ranch home and had set out on a killing spree that stretched through the heart of Orange County. He had killed a businessman and stole his BMW. A few minutes later, he killed a plumber and took a work truck. He shot randomly at the morning commuters on the 55 Freeway, which had hit at least three cars. The authorities were surprised at the "senseless violence," which had spanned about 25 miles.
Police Shootings In South Phoenix former police officer Carlos Ledesma, 34, was killed in August 2010. He was shot during an undercover drug deal, he went in alone and as he called for backup, the suspect which is un-named shot him twice in the chest and killed him instantly on the scene. He had been with the Chandler Police Department for nearly three and a half years before this incident. The suspect was sentenced to 35-50 years in prison. Ledesma left behind two children and a wonderful wife (EBSCOhost page 1, source 1).
On December 18, 1997, Farley was found dead, at the age of 33, in his apartment in the John Hancock Center[->6] in Chicago. An autopsy later revealed that Farley had died of a drug overdose of cocaine and morphine early that morning. Chris Farley's death is often compared to the death of his SNL idol John Belushi[->7], who also died at age 33 of an accidental drug overdose[->8] consisting of cocaine and heroin. On August 26, 2005, Farley was posthumously awarded the 2,289th star on the Hollywood Walk of
He escaped twice from county jails before his final apprehension in February 1978. Bundy was executed by electric chair for his last murder by the state of Florida in January 1989. After more than a decade of vigorous denials, he eventually confessed to over 30 murders, although the actual total of victims remains unknown. Estimates range from 26 to over 100, the
It appears that Bird caught his victims off guard and executed them. “He entered his brothers farm in Frizlington, Cumbria, where David was half dressed and in bed... including two shots that were fired into the victims head...” “Five hours later Bird was laying in wait for his second victim...He executed his victim with two .22 shots to the head.” where as the third and subsequent killings were done by getting the victims attention and shooting them once in the face or other parts of the body, in some cases using the butt of his gun to cause facial damage. 4)Did Birds MO remain consistent over the course of the shootings? Why? No, according to reports Birds MO changed over the course of the shootings going from executing his first two victims, single shot gun blast to the face in other victims and random shots causing bodily damage for example “Mr Kennedy suffered such severe injuries that his lower arm was later amputated.” and “Next, Bird stopped alongside Fiona Moretta, who leaned into his passenger window, believing he was going to ask her for directions.