Category: All About Serial Killers

Tommy Lynn Sells “Coast to Coast Killer”

Tommy Lynn Sells was a serial killer who claimed responsibility for over 70 murders across the United States, earning him the nickname “Coast to Coast Killer.” Sells  was convicted of only one murder, but this single conviction was enough to land him on Texas’s death row. In 2014, he was executed in the Allan B. Polunsky Unit near Livingston, Texas. Childhood Tommy Lynn Sells and his twin sister Tammy Jean were born in Oakland, California on June […]

Aileen Wuornos

In 2002, the state of Florida executed the 10th woman to receive the death penalty in the United States since the 1976 reinstatement of capital punishment. The woman’s name was Aileen Wuornos, a former prostitute who had killed seven men she picked up while working the highways of the state in 1989 and 1990. If a psychologist was challenged to invent a childhood that would predictably produce a serial killer, Wuornos’ life would have been […]

Long Island Serial Killer

The man alternately known as the “Gilgo Beach Killer” or “Craigslist Ripper” killed 10 to 16 people associated with prostitution over 2 decades. His crimes were discovered in 2010 when 24-year-old escort Shannan Gilbert went missing in Oak Beach. Although she was found months later, having drowned in a nearby swamp, a related search unearthed a woman’s remains in a burlap sack along Ocean Parkway, with several more found soon thereafter. By April 2011, many […]

Mary Flora Bell, Killer Child

Bell’s mother Betty (née McCrickett) was a prostitute who was often absent from the family home, travelling to Glasgow to work. Mary (nicknamed May) was her first child, born when Betty was 17 years old. It is not known who Mary’s biological father was. For most of her life she believed it to be Billy Bell, a habitual criminal who was later arrested for armed robbery, but Bell married McCrickett when Mary was a baby. Independent accounts […]

Jack The Ripper

Jack the Ripper terrorized London in 1888, killing at least five women and mutilating their bodies in an unusual manner, indicating that the killer had a substantial knowledge of human anatomy. The culprit was never captured—or even identified—and Jack the Ripper remains one of England’s, and the world’s, most infamous criminals. All five killings attributed to Jack the Ripper took place within a mile of each other, in or near the Whitechapel district of London’s […]

Green River Killer

Born Feb. 18, 1949, in Salt Lake City, Utah, Ridgway was the middle son of Mary Rita Steinman and Thomas Newton Ridgway. From an early age, Ridgway was sexually attracted to his domineering mother. When he was 11, the family moved from Utah to Washington State. First of all men obsessed with their mothers are crazy as shit.. cough cough Ed Gein Ridgway was a poor student, with a below average I.Q. of 82 and […]

Edmund Kemper

Edmund Kemper III, a psychopathic serial killer and necrophile who became known as “The Co-ed Killer,” was born December 18, 1948, in Burbank, California. He was arrested in April of 1973, at the age of twenty-four, after murdering six female students, his own mother, and her mother’s best friend. During childhood, Kemper was physically and emotionally abused by his alcoholic mother, Clarnell, who was divorced from his father. Clarnell frequently locked her son in a dark basement alone at […]