Serial killings

In this Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 photo, Tonya Maslar holds an old photograph of her mother Roberta Tandarich taken before her death in 1991 in Ravenna, Ohio. Tandarich's body was found dumped at Firestone Metro Park in 1991. A sketch of Tandarich drawn by serial killer Samuel Little, who claims Tandarich was one of his many victims, lies in the background. (Jeff Lange/Akron Beacon Journal via AP)
October 13, 2019 - 11:37 am
Most of the women in Samuel Little's hand-drawn portraits seem to be frowning. Their hair is short and curly or long and straight. They stare straight ahead or slightly off to the side. Some wear lipstick and jewelry. Little, whom the FBI identified this month as the most prolific serial killer in...
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Minnie Hill holds a photo of her late daughter, Rosie Hill, as she speaks to a reporter in her home on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 in Memphis, Tenn. Rosie Hill was found dead in Florida in 1982. In 2018, after Texas authorities began tying Samuel Little to murders around the country, Marion County, Fla., Sheriff’s Detective Sgt. Michael Mongeluzzo joined police from several states who flew to a Texas prison, where Little was temporarily being held, in efforts to bring closure for their cold cases. The sheriff’s office said “Little confessed to killing Rosie Hill and dumping her body,” and even “told Sgt. Mongeluzzo that he killed Rosie because God put him on this earth to do it.” (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz)
October 11, 2019 - 1:57 pm
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The faded photo of Rosie Hill shows a smiling teenager with her hands on her hips and a pink hat on her head, standing on the front porch of her mother's house. More than 35 years after the image was taken, her mother sits on the couch of that same house in Memphis, Tennessee...
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FILE - In this March 4, 2013, file photo, Samuel Little appears at Superior Court in Los Angeles. Little, pronounced by the FBI the most prolific serial killer in U.S. history, has confessed to more than 90 slayings committed across the country between 1970 and 2005. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
October 08, 2019 - 12:07 pm
Serial killer Samuel Little's depravity is matched only by his prodigious memory. Little, a 79-year-old California inmate, has been pronounced by the FBI the most prolific serial killer in U.S. history. He has confessed to 93 slayings committed across the country between 1970 and 2005, recounting...
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FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 26, 2018 file photo, Samuel Little, who often went by the name Samuel McDowell, leaves the Ector County Courthouse after attending a pre-trial hearing in Odessa, Texas. The Federal Bureau of Investigation says Little, who claims to have killed more than 90 women across the country, is the most prolific serial killer in U.S. history. In a news release on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019 the FBI said Samuel Little confessed to 93 murders. Federal crime analysts believe all of his confessions are credible, and officials have been able to verify 50 confessions so far. (Mark Rogers/Odessa American via AP, File)
October 07, 2019 - 2:45 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The inmate who claims to have killed more than 90 women across the country is now considered to be the most prolific serial killer in U.S. history, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said. Samuel Little, who has been behind bars since 2012, told investigators last year...
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FILE - In this June 20, 2019 file photo, Deangelo Martin stands for a probable cause hearing, in Detroit. Murder charges could be announced against Martin suspected of killing at least four women and stowing their bodies in vacant houses in Detroit. Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy is expected Wednesday, Sept. 18, to discuss the case against 34-year-old Martin. (Todd McInturf/Detroit News via AP, File)
September 18, 2019 - 8:54 am
DETROIT (AP) — A prosecutor announced murder charges Wednesday against a 34-year-old man in the slayings of four women whose deaths Detroit police have characterized as the work of a serial killer. Deangelo Martin is charged with four counts of first-degree murder and four counts of felony murder...
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REMOVES AGE REFERENCE - Dave Aronberg, state attorney for Palm Beach County, Fla., speaks during a news conference on Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, in West Palm Beach, Fla. Palm Beach County Sheriff's officials said they arrested Robert Hayes for first degree murder in Rachel Bey's death. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
September 16, 2019 - 2:55 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Three women shot in the head, each dumped a month a part — the 2006 killings scared Daytona Beach's street people so badly that they memorized suspicious men's license plate numbers and gave them to police. And then suddenly the slayings stopped. Ten years later, a...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019 file photo, Michael Gargiulo smiles as his attorney presents closing arguments during his trial in Los Angeles. A Los Angeles jury on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, determined that Gargiulo was sane when he fatally stabbed two women and tried to kill a third inside their Southern California homes. Jurors will now be asked to determine Gargiulo’s fate at a penalty phase that is scheduled to begin on Sept. 9. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, Pool, File)
August 22, 2019 - 12:26 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jurors on Thursday found a man prosecutors have dubbed "The Boy Next Door Killer" was sane when he fatally stabbed two women and tried to kill a third inside their Southern California homes. The decision was announced after less than a day of deliberations in the sanity phase of...
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In this undated photo provided by the Florida Department of Corrections, Gary Ray Bowles is shown. Bowles is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection at Florida State Prison on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, for the murder of Walter Hinton in Jacksonville Beach in November 1994. (Florida Department of Corrections via AP)
August 21, 2019 - 10:19 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A serial killer who preyed on older, gay men during an eight-month spree that left six dead on or near the U.S. East Coast a quarter century ago is scheduled to be executed Thursday evening. Gary Ray Bowles, 57, is set to receive a lethal injection at Florida State Prison...
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In this undated photo provided by the Florida Department of Corrections, Gary Ray Bowles is shown. Bowles is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection at Florida State Prison on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, for the murder of Walter Hinton in Jacksonville Beach in November 1994. (Florida Department of Corrections via AP)
August 20, 2019 - 12:19 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Milton Bradley was a 72-year-old World War II Navy veteran living in Savannah, Georgia, in May 1994 when he met Gary Ray Bowles, a serial killer who had already taken the lives of two men and was looking for his next victim. Bradley had suffered a severe head injury when...
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In this undated photo provided by the Florida Department of Corrections, Gary Ray Bowles is shown. Bowles is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection at Florida State Prison on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, for the murder of Walter Hinton in Jacksonville Beach in November 1994. (Florida Department of Corrections via AP)
August 20, 2019 - 10:43 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — People in Savanah, Georgia, still talk about the 1994 homicide of Milton Bradley, a 72-year-old World War II veteran who was one of six people slain by serial killer Gary Ray Bowles. The 57-year-old Bowles is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection at Florida State...
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