Danny ‘The Gainesville Ripper’ Rolling
Danny Harold Rolling was born on May 26th, 1954 in Shreveport, Louisiana he was the eldest of two boys to father James Rolling and his wife Claudia. His father was a police officer who quite obviously should not have been; he regularly beat both his sons and supplemented these beatings with bondage and blindfolds as punishment for indiscretions.
Adolfo and His Cauldron of Blood
Adolfo de Jesus Constanzo was born in Miami on November 1, 1962. He was the younger of two sons to a teenage Cuban immigrant and was still an infant when his father died. Having been widowed, the family moved to Puerto Rico where Adolfo’s mother quickly found a new man and remarried. Shortly after he was baptised Roman Catholic and even served as an altar boy for a time, supposedly accepting the standards of the Roman Catholic faith. When he was 10 the family moved back to Miami and a year later he would lose his stepfather also; but to their advantage this left them well off financially.
Ivan ‘The Backpacker Murderer’ Milat
For those of you that don’t know, Ivan Milat was one of Australia’s most prolific and evil serial killers. He still to this day maintains his innocence, and there are a number of theories out there that actually suggest he was not the only killer involved in the slayings (a number of theories suggest that other members of his family were involved but none have been proven).
Death Penalty Racial Bias?
I used to be all for the death penalty – i figured that the legal system did such a great job that never in my wildest dreams would innocent people be sent to prison, let alone be sentenced to death. Naive, i know, but i was young, misinformed and maybe even in a little bit of denial? But these days, although i’m still happy to see certain offenders ‘get whats coming to them’ i’m a lot more cautious. Cases such as the highly controversial ‘West Memphis Three’ as well as other cases i’ve read about over the past few years where death row inmates have been exonerated after years on death row have made me start questioning the criminal justice systems effectiveness for extraditing the truth.
Six Death Sentences To One Defendant, Making a Point Maybe?
36 year old Dale Hausner has already been sentenced to six… yes that’s right, six, death sentences for his instigator role in the 14 month killing spree in Phoenix. Said spree left 6 people dead and 19 others injured with the victims including pedestrians, cyclists, dogs and even horses but this week co-defendant Samuel Dietman, who is the primary witness against Hausner and who has pleaded guilty to sometimes joining him on the crimes is pleading for leniency, hoping to avoid the death penalty.
Joseph 'The Kimberley Killer' Schwab
Back in 1987 an individual dubbed ‘The Kimberley Killer’ by the media (due to the location the crimes were being committed) was on the loose murdering people in Western Australia and the Northern Territory’s outback. In total he killed only 5 people but did so more in an extended ‘spree killing’ style.
The Uiryeong Massacre
For a reason that i have been unable to put a finger on, six of the top seventeen cases of murder/mass murder/serial killing have taken place in Asian countries (China, Japan, Korea). This could be due to any number of reasons, the first one that comes to mind is population size, but i’ve not done any research into this so it is simply guess work at the moment.