These are a list of our top 10 most notorious, heatless and prolific American serial killers in the history of the United States of America. They have caused quite a huge problem to the country, its states and all the individuals who escaped their clasps and fury and to those who unfortunately perished in their hands. Check out the list of American serial killers in history.
American Serial Killers
Joseph James DeAngelo
Joseph James DeAngelo was an ex-police officer who is believed to have been involved in at least three crimes sprees from the kid 1970s through the MIS 1980s respectively. This famous American serial killer was part of a deal to avoid the death penalty in June 2020.
However, he pleaded guilty to 13 counts of 1st-degree murder and also, 13 counts of kidnap. Later, Joseph James DeAngelo was given a consecutive life sentence without the possibility of parole.
Robert Lee Yates
Robert Lee Yates, an American born pleaded guilty to the murder of 13 women in Spokane, Washington, United States of America. He had killed and thrown their bodies in the rural areas.
He was convicted of some two other murders. Robert Lee’s death sentence was commuted to life in prison after the state was reported to have abolished the death penalty.
Angel Maturino Resendiz
Angel Maturino Resendiz was born and raised in the United States of America. He was also known as The Railroad Killer. He is recorded to have killed at least 15 people across the United States and Mexico in the 1990s. According to sources, the serial killer would mostly jump off trains and murder people who lived nearby.
He attacks with a knife, rocks, pick axe and some other blunt objects. At times too, he would ransack their belongings and rape the female victims. His execution happened in the year 2006 in Texas, United States of America.
Charles Ray Hatcher
According to the history surrounding Charles Ray Hatcher is that he is one of the most famous and prolific American serial killers. e is recorded to have raped and murdered about 16 people mostly young boys and men in Missouri, California and Illinois, the United States of America between 1969 and 1982. Charles Ray Hatcher hanged himself in prison.
Zebra Murders have made it to the list of most notorious and ruthless serial killings in the United States of America. Between October 1973 and April 1974, there were reports of racially inspired killings that terrorised San Francisco, California. Those crimes were dubbed Zebra Murders after a police radio band used that to invest in the killings.
Fortunately, 4 men namely, Manuel Moore, Larry Green, Jessie Lee Cooks, and J.C.X. Simon were all convicted of killing about 15 people. The four members of the group dubbed themselves Death Angels but authorities chose to call them members of a cult.
Carroll Cole has a record of strangling at least 15 women and one boy in separate states in the United States of America between 1948 a d 1980. Cole confessed to the killings. According to him, there would have been more because, at most times of the killings, he was usually drunk. Cole was executed in the year 1985.
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Robert Hansen has recorded kidnapping prostitutes and releasing them into the Alaskan woods to hunt them like prey. Hansen admitted to all 17 murders which happened between 1971 and 1983. Hansen is reported to have died in the year 2014 in prison.
Jeffrey Dahmer is recorded to have raped, murdered and dismembered 17 boys and men between 1978 and 1991. His later murders mostly included acts of necrophilia and cannibalism.
According to sources, the serial killer also kept some parts of his victim’s bodies in his Milwaukee apartment. Jeffrey was sentenced to life where he was beaten to death by his colleague inmate in 1994.
Randall Woodfield also identified as The I-5Killer was lined for 18 murders in Washington, Oregon and California, the United States of America between 1979 and 1981.
Sources claim that the serial killer might have had as many victims as 44. He mostly sexually assaulted his female victims. Currently, the killer is serving life in prison at Oregon State Penitentiary in Salem.
Gerald Stano is recorded to have confessed to the killing of some 41 women mostly in New Jersey and Florida, the United States of America. In most cases, he would say in the 1970s but his thirst for killing may have started even earlier than known by everyone.
Gerald Stano was executed in the Florida electric chair in the year 1998 after he was found guilty of nine murders. Before he took his last breath, he proclaimed his innocence.