The dirty-dozen looks at infamous criminals who take crime to a different level. The best way to describe this dozen is that their acts were utterly abhorrent.
1. The Zodiac Killer
This killer remains elusive to this day the authorities have yet to catch him. In a series of taunting letters, he sent to the Bay Area press in the 1960’s, he coined the term “zodiac killer.”
The puzzles he sent to the press
In a few of the letters he sent to the media, he included puzzles that led to clues about his crimes. He claimed to have killed 37 victims, yet, the newspapers confirmed only seven victims.
2. Ted Bundy: The Loopy Necrophile
Ted Bundy indeed had the ingredients of evil within him. He was a kidnapper, a rapist, a murderer, a serial killer, and a necrophile. He mercilessly murdered young women and girls in the 1970’s. In the irony of ironies, Bundy married Carole Ann Boone for six years and had a daughter.
In his confession, he admitted to killing thirty girls. He also boasted that he decapitated twelve of his victims and would keep their heads as trophies. When he died by means of an electric chair, his parole officer said, “Ted, was the very definition of heartless evil.”
3. Luis Garavito: The Beast
He was known as Le Bestia, (The Beast) by the media because this Colombian might be one of many world’s worst serial killers. He confessed to the torture, rape, and homicide of 147 young boys.
The number of his victims is believed to be over 300, although he was only found to be responsible for 139 of those murders. He was sentenced to 1,853 years in jail. However Columbian regulation limits its sentencing to 30 years. His sentencing happened in 1999. He could also be released early for cooperation and moral conduct.
4. Ahmad Suradji: The Sorcerer
The cattle-breeder from Indonesia admitted to killing 42 women and girls between 1986 to 1997. As part of his ritual, he used to bury them waist deep.
Recovery of bodies
Officers recovered their bodies in a sugarcane field with their heads facing his house, by doing this, he believed this could give him extra energy. Suradji was sentenced to demise by a firing squad in 2008.
5. Alexander Pichushkin: The Chessboard Killer
He was often known as the ‘Chessboard Killer’ and the ‘Bitsa Park Maniac.’ His victims mainly consisted of homeless males whom he enticed to his home with vodka. He’s believed to have killed 49 people, most of them were killed with repeated hammer blows to their heads. After that, he inserted a vodka bottle into the gaping cranium wound.
6. Andrei Chikatilo: The Butcher
This creep was accountable for sexually assaulting, killing and mutilating 53 girls and kids between 1978 and 1990 in Russia. After being captured in 1992, he was executed by a firing squad in 1994.
7. Patrick Wayne Kearney: The Trash Bag Killer
Additionally referred to as the Trash Bag Killer, he operated between 1975 -1977. Kearney had an extreme IQ however as soon as captured, he confessed to 32 murders of gay males.
How he got his name
Kearney would dump their our bodies alongside California highways and wrapped them in trash bags, and that is why he is called the “trash bag killer”. Later he got convicted of the 21 murders, but, was sentenced to life imprisonment because of his confession.
8. Dennis Raider: BTK Assassin
Between 1974 and 1991, Dennis Raider murdered ten individuals in Wichita, Kansas. He even despatched letters to police taunting them underneath his alias title BTK which stood for ‘Bind, Torture, Kill.’ His method was to stalk his victims and then break into their properties, binding their limbs and at last strangling them.
He disappeared in 1988, however, remerged in round 2005 when he despatched a floppy disk to the press which later got traced back to him. He confessed to the offenses and is serving ten consecutive life sentences. His earliest release date is February 26, 2180, meaning he will essentially die in prison.
9. John George Haigh: Acid Tub Assassin
John George Haigh was often known as the ‘Acid Tub Assassin’ and operated throughout the 1940s. He was condemned for the murders of 6 people, though he claimed to have killed 9.
Method of operation
John enticed well-to-do individuals into to a warehouse, where they would meet their demise. Later he would dissolve their our bodies in sulphuric acid then forge papers to get their possessions and financial savings. He was sentenced by hanging in 1949.
10. Aileen Wuornos: The Monster
Her story allowed Charlize Theron to win an Academy Award. Aileen who worked as a prostitute killed seven males in Florida for cash and she later confessed to capturing them, claiming all of them had both raped or tried to rape her. She died in 1992 at the hand of a lethal injection.
11. Jeffrey Dahmer: The Milwaukee Cannibal
Charming as he might look, this man had a whole dispensary of evil motives in his arsenal. He was culpable for dismembering 17 people between 1978 and 1991. Dahmer additionally indulged in necrophilia with the corpses and cooking body parts of his victims and then eating them. He is the king of the dirty dozen indeed.
Finally, the regulation caught him after a potential sufferer managed to overpower him. Dahmer was sentenced to life imprisonment in 1992.
12. John Wayne Gacy: The Burial King
Gacy mainly operated between 1972 and 1978 in Chicago, Illinois. He sexually assaulted and murdered 33 teenage boys and younger males. Gacy would seduce his victims to his house with the promise he would give them cash and would later kill them by strangulation using a tourniquet.
He buried 26 of his victims in the crawl spacing underneath his home and later disposed of their bodies in the Des Plaines River. He was convicted of 33 murders and was executed by a lethal injection in 1994.