What goes on inside the mind of a killer? No one knows, but it’s no secret that humanity has the capacity for two things—as much as they have the capacity for great evil, they can counter it with an even greater good. Some, however, just don’t have it in them to do the right thing. […]
What goes on inside the mind of a killer? No one knows, but it’s no secret that humanity has the capacity for two things—as much as they have the capacity for great evil, they can counter it with an even greater good. Some, however, just don’t have it in them to do the right thing.
These men went the other way. When people would rather help, they took, they pillaged, and they struck fear in the hearts of both normal people and lawmakers alike.
The Ripper of Craigslist
People have taken to Craigslist because it’s a readily available market of information. They could find what they needed there; this killer, however, found unwilling victims were abundant in the online directory. The killer has 17 women to his name and most of them reminiscent of the London Ripper’s victims—many were either involved or willing to work in the sex trade.
Harold Shipman started young. He was supposed to be saving lives, but instead, he took great pleasure in killing them. He was put away for 15 proven murders but it is speculated that the number was nearer 250. He used diamorphine for his patients, and then modified their medical records to indicate they were under the spell of death. He escaped by suicide.
Shooter in Phoenix
A killer who was only recently famous, this ‘shooter’ was dubbed the ‘Serial Street Shooter’. He was responsible for 7 kills while wounding 2. The victims’ ages ranged from their late teens up into the early 60s. His weapon of choice was a semi-automatic handgun and he always chose to commit his crime under the cover of darkness—he killed at night.
This killer had a fetish for women. It was during 2005-2007 when he was active in the Daytona Beach, Florida area. His target were likely prostitutes and he has anywhere between 4 to 7 women to his name. His tactic was classic—lured them into a car purported to be a Mercury Sable or a Ford Taurus then shot them execution-style. A single shot to the head with a .40 caliber.
Crime Beat Reporter turned Real-life Criminal
Vlado Taneski was a reported who went in too deep in his research—his articles were so strangely accurate, and the articles he wrote—of three elderly women raped and murdered—became so detailed. These victims were poor, uneducated, and the common theme between them was they knew his mother. He also killed himself in prison while in the process of being interrogated for a fourth murder.
Like in the movies, these people did terrible things, although ‘great’ is not a word used to describe their deeds. You must be vigilant enough to spot people who are lurking in your neighborhood with the capacity for harm such as them.