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There are certain, ah, areas where serial killing is state-backed.
Pol Pot and his foul regime comes to mind.
 

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A really disturbing case.

Authorities in El Salvador are excavating a clandestine cemetery at the house of a former detective which is believed to contain as many as 40 bodies – most of them thought to be women.

The remains of at least 24 people have been recovered so far at the house in the municipality of Chalchuapa, about 48 miles (78km) north-west of the capital, San Salvador. Exhuming the bodies could take another month, officials said.

The search began after the former officer, Hugo Ernesto Osorio Chávez, 51, was detained earlier this month for killing a woman and her daughter. The suspect, who had previously been investigated for sex crimes, confessed to killing the two.

But when forensic teams searched his house, they discovered at least seven pits containing bodies, some of which may have been buried as long as two years ago.

Prosecutors have issued arrest warrants for nine other suspects who may have acted as accomplices. ...

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/may/20/el-salvador-mass-grave-ex-detectives-house
My bolding of quotes (later half of article)…Possible 40 bodies in two years? And possible 9 accomplices! This is beyond a serial killer. This is another realm altogether, though what word covers something like this, I don’t know of one. Discusting.
 

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"Honour" Serial Killers.

An Iranian couple have been arrested for drugging, murdering and dismembering their film-maker son, Babak Khorramdin, 47, and also confessed to killing their daughter and son-in-law in the same way years earlier.

The case has stunned Iran, where it has been splashed across the front pages of newspapers with headlines including “Society in shock” and “Occupants of terror house”.

It also prompted intense discussion on social media about a legal system that offers relative leniency to parents who kill their offspring. Murder is usually a capital offence in Iran but people who kill their children face a maximum of 10 years in jail.
Khorramdin’s parents could still face the death penalty, however, if they are put on trial for the murder of their son-in-law.

The film-maker’s murder was discovered in the early hours of Sunday morning. Police were called to the Tehran suburb of Ekbatan after someone spotted human body parts in a bin, local media reported, quoting the judge, Mohammad Shahriari, the head of the Tehran criminal court.

Police found human remains, including two hands, and used fingerprints to identify the victim. They then went to the house of Khorramdin’s parents.

Iran Khorramdin, 74, and Akbar Khorramdin, 81, told police they had used sleeping tablets to knock their son out before suffocating and stabbing him, and cutting up his body, the Hamshahri newspaper reported.

After being taken into custody, the couple confessed they had also killed their son-in-law 10 years previously, and their daughter three years ago, in the same way. Some of the discussion of the case on social media focused on why the couple’s disappearance had not prompted an investigation. ...

Court officials said the parents seemed largely of sound mind but they needed to investigate further. They are also reportedly looking into whether any other family members might be missing in suspicious circumstances. ...

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2...nian-couple-arrested-for-of-film-maker-son-47
 

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Those who enjoy watching serial killers incognito on TV shows may like this creepy appearance from Rodney Alcala.
Those who take satisfaction in the deaths of bad people will be pleased to know Rodney Alcala died, though he was not executed as a result of the multiple death sentences given him.
'Dating Game Killer' Rodney Alcala dies at California hospital

Rodney James Alcala, a convicted serial killer known as the "Dating Game Killer," died of natural causes early Saturday morning in a California prison, corrections officials said.

The California Department of Corrections said Alcala, 77, died of natural causes at 1:43 a.m. Saturday at a hospital near the Corcoran State Prison, where he was being held on death for the murders of four women and a 12-year-old girl. ...

Alcala, who was dubbed "Dating Game Killer" due to his 1978 appearance as a contestant on TV series The Dating Game, was originally sentenced in death in 1980 ...
FULL STORY: https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/202...ney-Alcala-dead-natural-causes/8611627167421/
 

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Well, anno domini an' all that.
Death sentence by execution or restraint until natural causes, the only debate is cost and morality.
 

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This is horrifying; five elderly couples who were ruled to have died in murder/suicide incidents are now believed to have possibly been murdered by a third party. There may be more victims.
How harrowing for their families. It would have been bad enough at the time but to have it all raked up again must be traumatic.

Cheshire police examine serial killer theory in five couples' deaths

Seems the whole thing was a figment of someone's imagination so I dunno what's gone on!

Coroner’s officer faces sack after warning of ‘secret’ serial killer

An investigator who raised questions about police inquiries into the deaths of elderly couples has been suspended and may face charges

A senior coroner’s officer who sounded the alarm about a possible serial killer of elderly couples is now being investigated by police.

Stephanie Davies, an investigator who works for Cheshire police under the direction of the coroner, raised concerns about two cases where husbands were thought to have gone berserk and murdered their wives before killing themselves.

She was so concerned about a multiple murderer that she examined the cases herself and wrote a detailed report highlighting inconsistencies in the original police investigations.

After evaluating the cases using modern techniques and consulting forensic experts, she found both were more likely to have been double murders and identified three further suspicious murder-suicides of elderly couples in northwest England.
 

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I read a while back that the age expectancy of young black men on death row in LA was higher than those on the street.
I didn't see the article, but I imagine that much hinges on the definition of "those on the street."

No all young black men are part of that sub culture that carries the attendant risks of drugs and violence.

Maybe it is true that a young black man who is part of that particular sub culture lives longer on average if he is caught and sent to Death Row than if he is left to fight and die in a world of gangs and drugs.

That would sort of make sense: removal from a situation of daily risk and hostility into a situation in which, if anything, supporters are fighting to save or at least prolong your life.
 

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Man convicted for killing 2 women 10 years apart

He was violent & controlling with his partners.

In 2007 when he’d be about 18 his ex-girlfriend who’d taken out a protection order against him, vanished.

In 2016, after being released from prison on drug trafficking charges, he met another woman at a party. She vanished & her car was found burnt out in a remote area.

Seven months later, mushroom pickers found human remains. The bones were found to be the two women buried close together.

He went on trial this year, tried to blame his half-brother who’d committed suicide in prison. He’d previously admitted setting fire to the car.

In April this year, the jury found Yust not guilty of first-degree murder but guilty of manslaughter for Kara’s death and second-degree murder for Jessica’s death.

Yust, now 32, got the maximum 15 years for Kara’s death and life for Jessica’s.

In Missouri, a life sentence is capped at 30 years and his terms will run consecutively – meaning a total of 45 years behind bars.
 

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A confession left in a suicide note by a former military policeman may have solved a notorious French serial killers of the 80's and 90's identity.

"For decades the crimes of a notorious serial killer have haunted the Paris crime squad.

But now a former military police officer is said to have confessed to being the man known as Le Grêlé - the pockmarked man - before he died.

In a suicide note, the man, named by French media as François V, said he was the killer whose crimes shocked Paris in the 1980s and 1990s.

The killer is suspected of being behind several murders and rapes.

DNA tests are yet to confirm that the man is Le Grêlé, but the dead suspect's confession could mark the end of one of France's most notorious uncracked cases."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-58749596
 

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A confession left in a suicide note by a former military policeman may have solved a notorious French serial killers of the 80's and 90's identity.

"For decades the crimes of a notorious serial killer have haunted the Paris crime squad.

But now a former military police officer is said to have confessed to being the man known as Le Grêlé - the pockmarked man - before he died.

In a suicide note, the man, named by French media as François V, said he was the killer whose crimes shocked Paris in the 1980s and 1990s.

The killer is suspected of being behind several murders and rapes.

DNA tests are yet to confirm that the man is Le Grêlé, but the dead suspect's confession could mark the end of one of France's most notorious uncracked cases."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-58749596
UPDATE.

DNA tests confirm ex-military policeman to be serial killer.

"For decades the crimes of a notorious serial killer have haunted the Paris crime squad.

But now a former military police officer is said to have confessed to being the murderer known as Le Grêlé - the pockmarked man - before his death.

Named locally as François Vérove, his DNA has been matched to several crime scenes linked to Le Grêlé.

His murders and rapes shocked Paris between 1986 and 1994 but until now were never solved.

Among the shocking crimes attributed to him was the murder of 11-year-old Cécile Bloch. She was reported missing after failing to show up to school in Paris in 1986."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-58749596
 

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UPDATE.

DNA tests confirm ex-military policeman to be serial killer.

"For decades the crimes of a notorious serial killer have haunted the Paris crime squad.

But now a former military police officer is said to have confessed to being the murderer known as Le Grêlé - the pockmarked man - before his death.

Named locally as François Vérove, his DNA has been matched to several crime scenes linked to Le Grêlé.

His murders and rapes shocked Paris between 1986 and 1994 but until now were never solved.

Among the shocking crimes attributed to him was the murder of 11-year-old Cécile Bloch. She was reported missing after failing to show up to school in Paris in 1986."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-58749596
So he's been self-identified by a confession after his death and was a policeman.
 

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A Texas man invited people into his motel room. Then he sacrificed them and set them on fire, police say.


Outside of the Mid City Inn in Euless, Texas, Jason Alan Thornburg was often seen reading his Bible, talking about God and expressing a desire to help people. He would pass out religious fliers and invite people into his room, denizens of the inn told local news stations.

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But now police allege Thornburg's room is where, in a matter of days, he killed three people, dismembered their bodies and stored their remains in plastic containers. Police also said Thornburg, 41, is believed to have transported the remains to a dumpster 25 miles away from the inn where he set them on fire, according to an arrest affidavit. He described the killings to police as "sacrifices," the affidavit states.

Thornburg has been charged in the killings of the three people - a 42-year-old man named David Lueras and two women police have not publicly identified. But the killings were not Thornburg's first, he told police in an interview before his arrest on Monday, according to the affidavit. Thornburg said that, in May, he sacrificed his roommate by slicing his throat in Fort Worth and setting their home ablaze, the affidavit states. Police had been investigating the death of the roommate, 61-year-old Mark Jewell.

When police asked if he had committed more sacrifices, Thornburg said he had also sacrificed the body of his girlfriend in Arizona, according to the affidavit.


Around Sept. 17, Lueras showed up at Thornburg's room, No. 113 at the Mid City Inn, and stayed with him, according to the affidavit. But Thornburg told investigators that he believed Lueras needed to be sacrificed. So Thornburg cut his throat and dismembered his body using a straight blade in the room's bathtub, Thornburg told police, the affidavit states. Thornburg allegedly kept the remains in plastic storage bins.

About two days later, a female acquaintance of Thornburg's stopped by, and Thornburg told police he believed she, too, needed to be sacrificed, according to court records. So he cut her throat, dismembered her body and stored her remains in storage tubs, according to the affidavit.

Two days later, another woman showed up. Thornburg told police he strangled her after initially trying to stab her, according to the affidavit. Like the others, he dismembered her body and placed the remains in storage tubs, the affidavit states.

Neighbors began noticing a strong odor wafting up from Thornburg's room, WFAA reported.

On Sept. 21, late at night, police believe Thornburg transported the remains of all three victims to a dumpster and set it on fire.

The next morning, police found the mutilated bodies.

https://www.chron.com/news/article/A-Texas-man-invited-people-into-his-motel-room-16501500.php

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Can anyone tell me why the media coverage of Lucy Letby has been fairly quiet?

Is it some legal thing?
 

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Can anyone tell me why the media coverage of Lucy Letby has been fairly quiet?

Is it some legal thing?
There hasn't been much to report. Until a trial begins there's nothing much to say that's not speculation and therefore contempt of court.

There are a website and Twitter account set up by her supporters though.
 

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A Vampiric Serial Killer escapes from jail.

A man who confessed to killing more than 10 children in Kenya has escaped from police cells in Nairobi.

Masten Wanjala was due to appear in court on Wednesday over the murders of at least 14 boys in the capital, and areas of eastern and western Kenya. Police say they noticed he had disappeared during the morning roll call. He was being detained during police investigations into the series of child killings that shocked the nation.

Three police officers who were on duty at the time of his escape from Jogoo Road police station, in the Eastlands area of Nairobi, have been arrested. Authorities have launched a hunt for the man they have described as extremely dangerous.

Mr Wanjala was arrested in July and confessed to drugging and killing the young boys, as well as drinking their blood in some cases.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-58907441
 

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A Vampiric Serial Killer escapes from jail.

A man who confessed to killing more than 10 children in Kenya has escaped from police cells in Nairobi.

Masten Wanjala was due to appear in court on Wednesday over the murders of at least 14 boys in the capital, and areas of eastern and western Kenya. Police say they noticed he had disappeared during the morning roll call. He was being detained during police investigations into the series of child killings that shocked the nation.

Three police officers who were on duty at the time of his escape from Jogoo Road police station, in the Eastlands area of Nairobi, have been arrested. Authorities have launched a hunt for the man they have described as extremely dangerous.

Mr Wanjala was arrested in July and confessed to drugging and killing the young boys, as well as drinking their blood in some cases.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-58907441
UPDATE

Escaped Kenyan serial killer beaten to death by mob.

"A mob in western Kenya has killed a self-confessed serial killer who escaped from custody two days ago, police say.

Masten Wanjala was traced by villagers to a house in Bungoma town and beaten to death, they say.

Authorities had launched a massive manhunt for the fugitive who admitted to killing more than 10 young boys during a five-year period.

He also confessed to drugging them and in some cases drinking their blood.

He reportedly returned to the home of his parents - who have disowned him - and was subsequently strangled by neighbours who found out he was there, an eyewitness told Kenya's Standard newspaper."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-58923592
 

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UPDATE

Escaped Kenyan serial killer beaten to death by mob.

"A mob in western Kenya has killed a self-confessed serial killer who escaped from custody two days ago, police say.

Masten Wanjala was traced by villagers to a house in Bungoma town and beaten to death, they say.

Authorities had launched a massive manhunt for the fugitive who admitted to killing more than 10 young boys during a five-year period.

He also confessed to drugging them and in some cases drinking their blood.

He reportedly returned to the home of his parents - who have disowned him - and was subsequently strangled by neighbours who found out he was there, an eyewitness told Kenya's Standard newspaper."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-58923592
He was only 20 and confessed to killing at least 10 kids! And started killing when he was 16. Can't imagine what his childhood might have been like.
 
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