Serial Killers

Samuel Little - America’s most prolific serial killer
Samuel Little was a career criminal, in and out of jail his entire adult life. In 2018, he opened up to a Texas Ranger who questioned him about a killing Little didn’t commit. His DNA linked him to three California killings. It was then when Little began recounting his other slayings. In 2018, the FBI stated that Little "chose to kill marginalized and vulnerable women who were mainly drug addicts, sex workers and poor."
A month before Little’s death, cops revealed that two women who were slain in Miami during the ‘70s were killed by Little. The number of murders he confessed to, if confirmed, would make him the most prolific serial killer in United States history.
Richard "The Iceman" Kuklinski
Fellow mobsters called him 'the one-man army' or 'the devil himself'. Richard Leonard Kuklinski (April 11, 1935 – March 5, 2006) was a hitman and serial killer. He was convicted of murdering six people, but confessed to far more. He was associated with the DeCavalcante crime family, and the Five Families of New York. He was given the nickname 'The Iceman' for his method of freezing a victim to mask the time of death. His favorite method of murder was a nasal-spray bottle filled with cyanide.
"This guy is just doing stuff because he likes it. There is nothing that's driving him to this. He just likes killing people."Kuklinski recalled in an interview:
"By now you know what I liked most was the hunt, the challenge of what the thing was. The killing for me was secondary. I got no rise as such out of it ... for the most part. But the figuring it out, the challenge—the stalking and doing it right—that excited me a lot. The greater the odds against me, the more juice I got out of it." A psychiatrist said Kuklinski was a bipolar psychopath with paranoid personality disorder.
Kuklinski used guns, knives, explosives, tire irons, fire, poison, asphyxiation, and even beatings "just for the exercise". He favored cyanide, since it killed quickly, wasn't blood-messy and was hard to detect. He fed living human beings to cave rats in Pennsylvania and recorded footage in order to collect torture contracts. Upon viewing one of the tapes, Mob Boss Roy DeMeo could not finish watching and said Kuklinski 'had no soul'. Kuklinski said the rats disposed of a body in about 2 days, leaving no trace.
DeMeo would later became one of his victims. Kuklinski was sentenced to life imprisonment in 1988 for 5 murders, with an additional 30 years added on for murdering a mob-corrupted police officer. He died in prison at age 70 on March 5, 2006.

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Somkid Phumphuang - “Kid the Ripper”
The Khon Kaen Provincial Court has passed the death sentence on paroled serial killer Somkid Phumphuang, 55, for the murder of a woman in 2019. The premediated murder of the woman included torturing her, theft and concealment of her body. Phumphuang, dubbed “Kid the Ripper” was sentenced to death in 2005 for killing five women in a six-month period.
The sentence was reduced to life imprisonment after he pleaded guilty. He was paroled and let free on May 17, 2019. The Corrections Department said he was a "model prisoner".
Dorothea Helen Puente
Dorothea Helen Puente was an American serial killer. In the 1980s, Puente ran a boarding house in Sacramento and murdered elderly and mentally disabled boarders before cashing their Social Security checks. Her toll reached nine confirmed murders, with six unconfirmed.
The serial killer, dubbed the "Death House Landlady," was charged with the murders of nine people but she was convicted of only three of them in 1993: A jury could not decide on the other six deaths. she died in prison in 2011 at the age of 82. She maintained that all the boarders died of natural causes. The remains of seven tenants were eventually found in her backyard.
I-5 strangler killed in jail
Jason BudrowFirst-degree murder charges have been filed against Jason Budrow, 40. Budrow strangled Roger Reece Kibbe, whose body was discovered on Feb. 28 in their shared cell at Mule Creek State Prison southeast of Sacramento. Kibbe, dubbed the "I-5 strangler" pleaded quilty to 7 murders. Budrow is already serving life without parole for strangling his girlfriend in 2011. Budrow said he killed Kibbe on the same day they became cellmates, initially so he would have a cell to himself. Roger Reece Kibbe, "I-5 strangler"
Richard Francis Cottingham - The torso killer
Richard Cottingham,74, is a serial killer from New Jersey, active in New York between 1967 and 1980. He was nicknamed The Torso Killer due to his habit of dismembering his victims with surgical precision, usually leaving nothing but a headless torso behind. He pleaded guilty to two 1974 murders, closing the cold case deaths of 2 teenage girls. Officially convicted of 11 murders, his real toll is unknown.
He was arrested in 1980 when a motel maid heard a woman screaming inside his room. Authorities found her alive, but bound with handcuffs and suffering from bite marks and knife wounds.
Larry Eyler - The Highway Killer
Human remains found at a northwestern Indiana farm have been identified as a victim of the late serial killer Larry Eyler. John Ingram Brandenburg, Jr. of Chicago was among four young men found on an abandoned farm on October 18, 1983. Two others, Michael Bauer and John Bartlett, were identified, leaving one victim still nameless. Eyler confessed to at least 21 killings before dying in an Illinois prison in 1994 from AIDS. He was on death row for the 1984 murder of Danny Bridges, a 15-year-old.
Victim Daniel Dewey “was bound alive with [an] elaborate rigging. Knotted ropes lashed him wrist-to-wrist, ankle-to-ankle, wrists-to-ankle. Another cord was wrapped around his neck to his feet. The more the victim squirmed to break free, the tighter the ropes constricted his breathing until he was asphyxiated.”

For 29 years his headstone read simply: “Unidentified Homicide Victim.”
Chicago serial killer Paul Frederick Runge
Paul Frederick Runge, 51, is an American serial killer who sexually assaulted and murdered at least six women and one girl between 1995 and 1997. Runge was charged with seven counts of murder. He was convicted and sentenced to death in 2006. That sentence was later changed to life without the possibility of parole.
Prosecutors named him the "face of the death penalty". In 2011 capital punishment was abolished in Illinois.