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Top 10 Infamous Serial Killers in America (REDUX)

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We'll be counting down the top 10 most chilling real-life serial killers in American history

Let me do the same over one more time cause I know you guys pre-tape and your clip and stuff number 10 Aileen Wuornos

She is one of the only female serial killers

Wuornos was abused during childhood and eventually became a prostitute to support herself she went to jail multiple times for robbery

assault and more

But her murders began in 1989

while her story often changed Wuornos claimed all her victims tried to rape her before she shot them by

1993 she was convicted of six murders

And she was executed by lethal injection nine years later in 2003 warren else's life

Story made it to the big screen with Charlize Theron taking on the role of a monster to me

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But evil and all of us are full of evil one way or another number 9 Albert DeSalvo

The Boston Strangler while DeSalvo took the fall for these crimes evidence suggests they were committed by more than one person

panic-struck Boston in the early 60s when 13 single women between the ages of 19 and

85 were sexually assaulted and strangled in their homes the terror ended in 1964 when DeSalvo was arrested for rape

He soon confessed to being the Boston Strangler and was sentenced to life in prison in

1967 to this day some proclaim his innocence, but he was found murdered in jail in

1973

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number eight the Zodiac killer

identity unknown

the Zodiac killer plagued

California in the late 1960s and early 70s by stabbing and gunning down innocent people

During the spree the killer sent letters to local newspapers and police in which he claimed responsibility

For a total of 37 murders though police only credited him with five stabbings and shootings

zodiac also left coded messages

He claimed revealed his true identity

But they were never cracked the most prominent suspect in this case was Arthur Leigh Allen who died of kidney failure in?

1992 however most experts agreed he was not the killer the case remains unsolved

number seven David Berkowitz the Son of Sam or the 44 caliber killer

the Son of Sam crimes terrified, New York in the mid-1970s

Around the same time Berkowitz allegedly joined a cult, and he later claimed his fellow

Cult members actually committed some of the crimes for his own motive

He asserted that his neighbor's demon-possessed dog instructed him to kill

He cryptically explained this to police and media in a series of letters

Finally after receiving a parking ticket near one of his shootings Berkowitz was captured in

1978 he was sentenced to

365 years in prison for six murders and seven attempted murders he has since become a born-again

Christian and is a counselor for disturbed prisoners

number six Ted Bundy the campus killer or lady killer

Law student Bundy used his charm and good looks to lure multiple women to their deaths the turning point in his life

Came when he was dumped by his first love his first confirmed murders took place in the mid-1970s

And he continued to evade police

Across multiple states for years by using his forensic knowledge to gain his victims trust

He dressed as an authority figure or with a cast

He then hit them over the head raped and then strangled them Bundy blanked pornography for his crimes

And he admitted to over 30 murders though many have not been confirmed

He died in the electric in 1989

I've met a lot of men who were motivated to commit violence just like me and without exception every

One of them was deeply involved in pornography without question number five Dennis Rader the BTK killer

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On the exterior Raiders life was normal. He was married had kids and held down steady jobs. However in

1974 the BTK or bind torture kill killer began murdering people in Kansas by various means

Shortly thereafter he taunted authorities with letters that described his crimes Raiders last-known murder was in

1991 and over a decade later the case went cold with no suspect

however in

2004 BTK resumed communications and made a number of mistakes that got him caught

Rader was sentenced to 10 consecutive life sentences with no possibility for parole for

175 years

Number 4 Gary Ridgway the Green River Killer guilty he proved you can get away with murder for a while

Ridgeway was violent in his youth at age 16. He stabbed a six-year-old who survived. He eventually began frequenting prostitutes

Despite unwavering religious beliefs in fact many of his murder victims from the 80s and 90s were prostitutes or Runaways whom he picked up

Had sex with strangled then dumped near the Green River

after being suspected and cleared early in the investigation

Ridgeway was finally arrested in

2001 he then confessed to 71 unconfirmed murders and was sentenced to 48 consecutive life terms in

2003

number 3 Ed Gein the Plainfield ghoul or the mad butcher

This Wisconsin native inspired not one

But three of the most famous movie killers

The effeminate game grew up with a deep attachment to his abusive mother

And he eventually decided he wanted to become a woman only three murders were actually attributed to him

But he was terrifying because he robbed raised and murdered in order to form a woman suit

He could wear when authorities searched his house after his capture they found paraphernalia made of human body parts littering his home

game died of cancer while incarcerated for one murder in a mental institution in

1984

Number 2 John Wayne Gacy the killer Klown Gacy is why we're all afraid of clowns

This seemingly upstanding citizen dressed up as Pogo the clown for local children's parties

However behind the scenes he molested teens who work for him in addition to other crimes

He spent 18 months in jail for sodomy before he moved and continued assaulting young boys

The murders began in 1972 he mostly assaulted

Then strangled employees of his landscaping company and other male youths then buried them around his house

He was finally arrested at the end of 1978 and was convicted of 33 murders two years later

Gacy was executed by lethal injection in

1994

Number one Jeffrey Dahmer the Milwaukee cannibal the Milwaukee monster

Dahmer first became known to police as a registered sex offender however the murders began in 1978

Dahmer often picked up his male victims in gay bars and had sex with them before drugging and killing them

When the police finally searched his apartment they found

Decomposing corpses and body parts as well as photos of his victims in various states of torture

Dahmer is also said to have engaged in both necrophilia and cannibalism in

1992 he was sentenced to 15 life terms

But he was beaten to death by a fellow inmate two years into his term

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