Leonarda Cianciulli

Leonarda Cianciulli

Handmade soaps or homemade cookies are often welcomed gifts, whether from friends, neighbours or family members, but in this case from 1930s Italy shows that sometimes these can have some disturbing things inside them, more disturbing than questionable chemicals or ocean polluting micro-beads, this is the case of “La saponificatrice di Correggio” or “The soap [...]

Herbert Mullin

Herbert Mullin

Some of the most common motives for murder are the urge to protect, revenge, jealousy, money, hate, sex, to keep a secret, personal vendettas, drugs and substance abuse, political reasons, and even property disputes. In the case of Herbert William Mullin, a serial killer that murdered 13 people in California in the early 1970s, the [...]

Joshua Phillips

Joshua Phillips

This is the fourth child killer that I have written about, the first three being Mary Bell, Jon Venables and Robert Thompson, although Venables and Thompson were partners in their crime. The idea of a child killing is always horrifying, whether it is school shootings, gang murders involving young members or a sinister murder just like [...]

The murder of Dee Dee Blanchard

The murder of Dee Dee Blanchard

You can’t really put into words how much of a phenomena this case really is, you look at how horrible stories of extreme Munchausen’s by proxy can be and how horrible a case of a young woman killing her mother is and what’s even more shocking to see one lead into the other, here is [...]

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Aileen Wuornos

Aileen Wuornos

This is a face that needs no introduction, we all recognise the mugshot of a woman almost smirking at the camera with little remorse for the seven murders that she'd committed to get there. Wuornos was born Aileen Carol Pittman on 29th February 1956 in Troy, Michigan. Her mother Diane Wuornos was 14-years-old when she [...]

John Wayne Gacy

John Wayne Gacy

I've been thinking of the appropriate way to give this piece the introduction I believe it deserves, but this case is such a big one. John Wayne Gacy is up there with some of the worst of all time and this has been gruelling to write and research, the only thing I can really say [...]