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Victim Studies 014: Karla Homolka

on March 8, 2012 at 11:32 am in Serial Killers, Victim Studies, Victimology by | No Comments

Karla Leanne Homolka, also known as Leanne Teale, is a serial killer who was found guilty on two counts of manslaughter for the murders of two young women in Ontario, Canada. In 1993, Homolka was only found guilty of manslaughter because the plea bargain that was offered to her to…

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Victims of the Gautung Serial Killer

on March 6, 2012 at 12:14 pm in Unsubs, Victimology by | 4 Comments

The Gautung Serial Killer is believed to have killed at least eight gay men between 2010 and 2012. We have information on the eight known victims and one possible victim. Jim Cathels Jim was found bound and strangled in his home in December 2010. Manolis Veloudos Manolis was murdered in…

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Victim Studies 013: Paul Bernardo

on February 28, 2012 at 2:17 pm in Serial Killers, Victim Studies, Victimology by | No Comments

Paul Bernardo, otherwise known as Paul Jason Teate, is a serial killer who was charged with two first-degree murder charges, two sexual assaults, two counts of forcible confinement, two counts of kidnapping and one count of performing an indignity on a human body. He was found guilty on September 1,…

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Victim Studies 012: Beverly Allitt

on February 20, 2012 at 7:23 am in Serial Killers, Victim Studies, Victimology by | No Comments

Beverly Allitt was charged for murdering 4 children and injuring 9 others. While employed at Grantham and Kesteven Hospital, Lincolnshire, it is believed that Allitt began her murder series in 1991, at the age of 23, and was caught 59 days later in England. Although she was convicted for murdering…

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Victim Studies 011: Robin Gecht

on February 8, 2012 at 7:07 am in Serial Killers, Victim Studies, Victimology by | 1 Comment

Robin Gecht was not found guilty of committing any murders, but was found guilty of attempted murder, rape, deviate sexual assault, aggravated battery and armed violence in the United States. Although Gecht was not charged with murder, he is suspected have murdered at least 7 people and to have been…

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Victim Studies 010: Joel Rifkin

on January 30, 2012 at 8:08 am in Serial Killers, Victim Studies, Victimology by | No Comments

Joel Rifkin is known for being New York’s most notorious serial killer. Rifkin was formally charged for the murders of nine women, but is suspected of and confessed to the murders of 17 women. His known murder series spanned from 1989, at the age of 30, until his arrest in…

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Victim Studies 009: Robert Pickton

on January 19, 2012 at 7:56 am in Serial Killers, Victim Studies, Victimology by | No Comments

Robert Pickton was found guilty for the murder of six women in British Columbia, Canada. Although he was charged with second-degree murder for murdering the six women, it is believed that he murdered over 60 people during his murder series. Pickton’s known murder series is thought to have spanned from…

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Alleged Victims of Itzcoatl Ocampo

on January 16, 2012 at 11:26 am in Alleged Serial Killers, Victimology by | No Comments

Itzcoatl Ocampo has been arrested in connection with the Orange County Homeless Murders, and has been charged with four killings. The four alleged victims are: James Patrick McGillivray James, 53, was stabbed to death near a shopping center in Placentia, California on December 20, 2011. Lloyd Middaugh Lloyd, 42, was…

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Victim Studies 008: Jeffrey Dahmer

on January 6, 2012 at 7:24 am in Serial Killers, Victim Studies, Victimology by | 3 Comments

Jeffrey Dahmer was convicted for the murders of 15 people in the United States, though it is believed that he was involved in 17 murders. Dahmer’s murder series began when he was 18, on June 6, 1978, and continued until June 19, 1991. Dahmer was arrested on July 22, 1991…

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Victim Studies 007: John Wayne Gacy

on December 27, 2011 at 7:40 am in Serial Killers, Victim Studies, Victimology by | 1 Comment

John Wayne Gacy was convicted for murdering 33 people in the United States, but may have been involved in additional murders. Gacy’s known murder series is thought to have spanned from 1972, at the age of 30, until his arrest in 1978. There is still an ongoing investigation into Gacy’s…

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