The Word’s Worst Serial Killers In History

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The list of worst serial killers can go on and on and on without a break. However, there are some individuals living amongst us who have taken killing and murder as their hobby. They do these without regret or remorse.

Most people tend to think of these killers are mentally ill or going through some psychological challenges that are beyond the control or human knowledge. Here, we enlist some of the worst serial killers all around the world. Check them out.

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Worst Serial Killers

Mikhail Popkov

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Mikhail Popkov is very famous as Russia’s worst serial killer in the world’s history. He is an ex-Siberian policeman who was found guilty of his crime(murder) somewhere in December 2018. At that time, he was 54 years of age. Mikhail was guilty of 56 murders and was already in jail for about 22 killings.

Also, between 1992 and 2007, it was recorded that, Mikhail Popkov had raped and murdered women with an axe, sometimes, a hammer after giving them a ride later that night. He does all these sometimes in the police car he drove in. Among his crimes, he had a record of killing a colleague male policeman.

Samuel Little

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Samuel Little is also famous as America’s worst serial killer. The 78-year-old drifter openly confessed to the murder of about 90 individuals between 1970 and 2005 sometime in November 2018.

There is a record that law enforcement officials have corroborated over 40 of them. However, if all the 90 confessions are rightly confirmed, the serial killer would be the most prolific serial killer ever known in the United States of America.

Samuel Little, the ex-boxer who was apprehended by the police in 2012, is known to have targeted prostitutes and drug addicts and as per records, most of his victims have not been identified to date.

Alexander Pichushkin

According to records, Alexander Pichushkin was sentenced to life in prison for 48 murders in Moscow between 2002 and 2006. Alexander Pichushkin, at the age of 33 years, during his trial, wanted to assassinate each of the 64 squares on a chessboard and crossed out a square for every murder hence, his nickname. History has it that most of his victims were elderly alcoholic adults he met in a park.

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Yang Xinhai

Yang Xinhai is recorded to have been executed in the year 2004 in China after he was found guilty of killing 67 people in three years which suddenly ended with his arrest in 2003. He was 35 years. He was seen to be an introverted drifter who cycles from one murder location to another.

Yang usually enters homes in rural areas and mostly slaughters the whole family with a hammer, spade or axe. According to sources, the serial killer seem to enjoy what he was doing.

Gary Ridgway

Gary Ridgway was a former truck painter who faced about 48 life sentences in the year 2003 confessing to murdering 48 runaways and sex workers between 1982 and 1984.

His actions really shook and terrified Seattle, United States. The killer was just 48 years of age during his conviction. Gary is currently the most prolific serial killer in the history of the United States of America.

Harold Shipman

As a professional doctor, Harold Shipman was sentenced to life imprisonment after he was convicted of murdering about 15 of his patients by giving them fatal doses of morphine. It is recorded that, he hanged himself in prison at the age of 57 in the year 2004.

It was, however, discovered in the following year that, the serial killer had murdered about 250 patients between 1971 and 1998. This record made him America’s worst-ever serial killer.

Luis Alfredo Garavito 

Luis Alfredo Garavito was a travelling salesman who was jailed for 835 years at the age of 42 in the year 2000 for murdering 189 boys aged 8 and 16 in just 5 years until he was finally arrested in 1996. According to sources, the serial killer mostly met his victims by posing as a charity worker, monk, disabled man and salesman.

He would mostly lure them with drinks and food and mostly cut their throats after he had raped and mutilated them. In some stories, it is said that, some of his victims were beheaded.

Andrei Chikatilo

The Russian serial killer, Andrei Chikatilo was sentenced to life in prison for 52 sexually motivated murdering of children, women and young adults between 1978 and 1990. Andrei Chikatilo was a former teacher who is famously known by the name Butcher of Rostov. He was executed in the year 1994.

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