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"Serial Killing". Google shows the definition as someone who kills three or more people over a period which spans more than one month. They commit murder for some psychological benefit. Well, google knows it all. But how about one finds another? How about being partners in crime is taken to a whole new level? Match made in hell? Let's take a look at 10 such "deadly duos".
This American serial killers duo killed five elderly women in a suburb of Michigan. These girls met each other in a nursing home. They quickly became friends, then lovers in 1986. Two years later, they both faced murder charges for allegedly smothering five elderly women, which they stated they were doing as a part of their "love bond". According to Wood, their first murder was in January 1987, when Graham killed an old lady having Alzheimer's. That appeared to be Natural and no autopsy was performed. Soon they started killing more women aging from 65 to 97. They followed the pattern of killing by counting each murder as a "day," as in the phrase, "I will love you for forever and a day." The murder investigation began in 1988 after Wood's ex-husband, whom she had told about the murders, went to the police. They both were arrested afterwards.
These two had one of the most disturbing psychological cases ever. Rosemary met Fred and started dating him when she was only 16. After a few years they moved in together and Rosemary became pregnant. Rosemary often had sex with her father which was fully approved by Fred. Fred also encouraged her for prostitution. It is heard that Fred had made a special chamber for her 'business' which had a peephole. Fred enjoyed watching his wife having sex with other men. In the meantime Fred had raped his eight year old daughter and killed her. This continued with all their daughters. Rosemary killed Charmaine, Fred's daughter from his previous marriage. Their crimes mainly occurred between 1973 to 1979. They were finally caught in 1994, when police investigated the disappearance of one of their daughters.
This duo terrorized Sacramento, California between 1978 to 1980. They killed 10 teenager girls, whom they kept as their 'sex slaves' before killing. Charlene was a drug addict. She previously married a few men but apparently, none of them worked. She then met Gerald and Married him. Charlene was obsessed with lesbian sex and often got Gerald into threesome. they both thus started abducting young girls whom they treated as pets and after they got bored with the girls, husband and wife killed them. They really got strong with it, until they abducted a girl on gunpoint and killed her boyfriend. Other people saw that and reported to police which finally got them arrested in 1984. Gerald died in Prison with rectal cancer while Charlene agreed to plead guilty to murder and receive a sentence of sixteen years and eight months in Nevada.
Fondly called 'Badland Killers', Starkweather and Fugate met each other when Charles was 19 and Caril was 16. Caril's parents didn't approve of this relationship which got Charles outrageous and he killed Caril's father and mother as per the records say. They both then went for a road trip of 60 days which was practically a murderous one. Starkweather and Fugate killed most of their victims by shooting them with a .22 rifle, a 12-gauge shotgun, a handgun or by stabbing them. They killed 11 people and 2 dogs in the process. Finally in 1958, Fugate's grandmother grew suspicious about them and called the police. They both were tried in Nebraska. Charles was sentenced to death. Fugate's life sentence was commuted and she spent 17 years at the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women in York, Nebraska before being released early for good behavior.
A lonely hearts killer is a journalistic term that refers to a type of killer who lures in victims after contacting them when they post or answer classified or personal newspaper ads. This briefly explains Raymond Fernandez and Martha Beck. Raymond believed himself to be an expert in voodoo which he started using to woo women, having sex with them and robbing them. Things were going on like this for him, before Martha showed up to him with two kids. Martha didn't like Raymond sleeping with other girls so eventually they started killing girls out of Martha's rage after Raymond was done having sex. They together killed more than 20 girls. Lastly they killed one young widow. They were living in that widow's apartment when police came. They were made to sign a 73 page confession.
The Copelands targeted hitchhikers and drifters aged in their twenties, whom Ray would kill after he gained their trust and had them purchase cattle using checks that he would later get from the accounts they established on his request. When they killed their victims, Ray would shoot them execution-style in the back of the head with a .22-caliber Marlin bolt-action rifle, and afterwards, they would bury the bodies on their property or the property of another barn Ray used. After twelve killings, they employed 57-year-old Jack McCormick, who soon caught on to their illegal activities. Both of them were tried and given death penalty in 1990. Faye tried to say that she was battered and psychologically abused by Ray. But her alibi would prove faulty, when investigators found a quilt she had made using the clothes of one of the dead drifters. 76 years old Ray passed away while waiting for execution and Faye's death sentence was commuted for life. Finally, on December 30, 2003, Faye passed away at the age of 82.
an Brady and Myra Hindley, a.k.a. "The Moors Murderers", were a young couple who killed five people, three of them children, together in the 1960s. Brady and Hindley abducted their victims, who were boys and girls aged 10-17, with simple ruses. After forcing them into their car, Brady would rape them (with the exception of their last victim, Edward Evans) and then kill them, either by strangling them with a piece of string (possibly a shoelace) or by slashing their throats. The bodies were then buried on the Saddleworth Moor. Brady and Hindley started dating on early 1960s, who both were deeply affected by books on Hitler and Nazism. Soon Brady planned a perfect murder and Hindley was easily convinced with the idea. Between 1963 and 1965, five children were abducted by the couple, sexually tortured, and savagely murdered. Finally Hindley's sister turned them to police. Their trial began on April 27, 1965 and ended with both of them being found guilty of murder. They were both sentenced with life imprisonment. In 2002, Hindley died of bronchial pneumonia at the age of 60. Brady is still alive and continues to serve his sentence.
Henry Lucas bragged being a murdered which made him "The Confession Killer". Lucas met Toole in a soup kitchen and fell in love with each other shortly. in 1983 Lucas was arrested for weapon charges, but he confessed his murders then, bragging about them. Toole first denied being involved, but later he also confessed being a killer and they both confessed to have killed nearly 600 people. Although they helped police in finding 246 missing people, they were charged with murders and it was proved by evidence. Henry was charged with 11 and Toole was charged with 5 killings. They were given life sentences after trial. Toole died of liver failure in 1996 and Lucas died in 2001 of heart failure.
The Carsons converted to Islam after meeting each other. They went on a killing spree with the name of their religion and killed those from whom they got "evil vibes or energy". They proudly called themselves "vegetarian Muslim warriors". In 1981 they first killed their roommate. Then they murdered at least two more people. When they were caught a list of 'people to be killed' was recovered from them. They wanted to break evil spells according to them by these killings. They both were prisoned for life.