ByStephanie, writer at

Last where we left off, I asked you guys who you would like to see in my next list. So here it is another Top 11 Best Of The Worst Serial Killers. (side note, sorry if your suggestion (s) is not in here).

11.Ed Gein

Edward Theodore "Ed" Gein

August 27, 1906[1] – July 26, 1984) was an American killer and body snatcher.

His crimes, committed around his hometown of Plainfield, Wisconsin, gathered widespread notoriety after authorities discovered Gein had exhumed

corpses from local graveyards and fashioned trophies and keepsakes from their bones and skin. Gein confessed to killing two women – tavern owner

Mary Hogan on December 8, 1954, and a Plainfield hardware store owner, Bernice Worden, on November 16, 1957. Initially found unfit for trial, after

confinement in a mental health facility, in 1968 Gein was found guilty but legally insane[2] for the murder of Worden and was confined in psychiatric institutions.

He died at Mendota Mental Health Institute of cancer-induced liver

and respiratory failure on July 26, 1984. He is buried in the Plainfield Cemetery, in a now-unmarked grave.

10.Adolfo De Jesus

Born on November 1, 1962, Adolfo Constanzo was a serial killer in the 1980s, whose religious cult performed ritual murders. In 1983,

Constanzo traveled to Mexico City, where recruited his first disciples. After multiple killings, he managed to evade police by hiding out at

his Mexico City ranch until a 1989 raid,

during which he asked his fellow cult member to shoot him dead.

Serial Killer. Born Adolfo de Jesus Constanzo in Miami, Florida, on November 1, 1962,

to 15-year-old Cuban immigrant Delia Aurora Gonzalez del Valle. Constanzo was the oldest of three children, all of whom had different fathers.

At six months old, Gonzalez had her son blessed by a Haitian priest who observed "palo mayombe," an offshoot of mainstream

West African religions. The practice, which involves drinking a liquid in which human bones have been boiled, is often used for casting

spells of wealth or power. Gonzalez and her first husband believed their son was "a chosen one" who was "destined for great power."

9.Ricky Lee Green

The New York Times

October 9, 1997

A convicted serial killer tied to four murders in Texas and suspected of at least eight more deaths was executed today for a sexual mutilation

slaying almost 11 years ago.

The inmate, Ricky Lee Green, 36, was pronounced dead at 6:31 P.M., central daylight time, seven minutes after a dose of lethal drugs was

released into his right arm.

In his final statement, Mr. Green thanked ''the Lord above,'' his friends and his fellow death-row inmates. He also noted that

he had been in prison for eight and a half years,

the last seven on death row, and had caused no trouble.

Mr. Green addressed four relatives of his victims, who watched through a window a few feet away, and said he was ''really sorry, but this

to me is another killing and it's not going to solve nothing.''

As the lethal solution took effect, he gasped several times before he stopped breathing. Only one needle was used on Mr. Green

instead of the customary two. Prison officials were unable to locate a suitable vein in the left arm of the longtime drug user.

Mr. Green, a radiator repairman portrayed by prosecutors as a psychopath, was condemned for the Dec. 27, 1986, death of Steven Fefferman,

an advertising executive with Fort Worth television station KXAS.

8.Ivan Milat

The backpacker murders were a spate of serial killings that took place

in New South Wales, Australia during the 1990s, committed by Ivan Milat. He was born on 27 December 1944 at

Guildford, New South Wales, Australia as son of Yugoslav emigrant Stjepan Marko (Steven) Milat (1902–1981) and his

Australian wife Margaret Milat (1920–2001). The bodies of seven missing young people aged 19 to 22 were discovered partly

buried in the Belanglo State Forest, 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) south west of the New South Wales town of Berrima. Five of the

victims were foreign backpackers visiting Australia (three German, two British), and two were Australian travellers from Melbourne.

Ivan Milat was convicted of the murders and is serving seven consecutive life sentences as well as 18 years without parole.

Criminal penalty 7 consecutive life sentences plus 18 years without parole

7.Robert Pickton

Robert William "Willie" Pickton (born October 26, 1949) of Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada is a former multi-millionaire pig farmer

and serial killer convicted in 2007 of the second-degree murders of six women.

He was also charged in the deaths of an additional twenty women,many of them from Vancouver's

Downtown Eastside, however these charges were stayed by the crown in 2010.

In December 2007 he was sentenced to life in prison, with no possibility of parole for 25 years – the longest sentence then available

under Canadian law for murder.

During the trial's first day of jury evidence, January 22, 2007, the Crown stated he confessed to 49 murders to an undercover police officer

posing as a cellmate. The Crown reported that Pickton told the officer that he wanted to kill another woman to make it an even 50, and that

he was caught because he was "sloppy".

6.Peewee Gaskins

On March 13, 1933, Donald Gaskins was born in Florence County, South Carolina. At a young age,

Gaskins was teased and given the nickname “Pee Wee” as a result of his small body frame. Violence and ridicule followed

him from his home where his stepfather beat him to his school where he fought with the other kids daily. This would ultimately

lead him to become the most

prolific serial killers in South Carolina.

Gaskins was also a hired hit man. That same year, Suzanne Kipper, paid him $1500 to kill her ex-boyfriend, Silas Yates. John Powell

and John Owens handled the communication between Gaskins and Kipper concerning the arrangement of the murder. On February 12, 1975, Diane Neely

lured him out of the house by claiming to have car trouble. Gaskins then kidnapped and murdered Yates while Powell and Owens watched. All three helped bury him.

Diane Neely and her boyfriend decided to blackmail Gaskins. They asked for $5000 in hush money;

Gaskins quickly got rid of them after he arranged a meeting for the payoff. Around the same time, Gaskins had tortured

and killed other people he knew, such as Kim Ghelkins, a 13-year-old who rejected him. Two locals robbed Gaskins’ repair shop

without knowing about his bad side. He eventually killed and buried these two with the other locals in his private cemetery.

Once again, he called on Walter Neely to help him bury the two bodies. While there, Gaskins even showed Neely where he had buried other locals.

After the disappearance of Kim Ghelkins, the authorities began to become suspicious of Gaskins.

After searching his apartment, they found clothing that had been worn by Ghelkins. Gaskins was indicted for

“contributing to the delinquency of a minor.” Neely cracked under pressure while waiting for the trial and showed

the police Gaskins’ private cemetery. In the cemetery, they found the bodies of the following: Sellars, Judy, Howard,

Diane Neely, Johnny Knight, Dennis Bellamy, Doreen Dempsey and her child. On April 27, 1976, Gaskins and

Walter Neely were charged with eight counts of murder. On May 24, 1976, a jury convicted Gaskins of the murder of

Dennis Bellamy and he was sentenced to death. In an attempt to avoid additional death sentences,

he later confessed to seven more murders.

5.Aileen Wuornos

Aileen Carol Wuornos (February 29, 1956 – October 9, 2002) was an American serial killer

who killed seven men in Florida between 1989 and 1990. Wuornos claimed that her victims had either raped or attempted

to rape her while she was working as a prostitute, and that all of the homicides were committed in self-defense.

She was convicted and sentenced to death for six of the murders and was executed by the State of Florida by lethal injection on October 9, 2002.

4.Albert Fish

Hamilton Howard "Albert" Fish[1] (May 19, 1870 – January 16, 1936) was an American serial killer. He was also known as

the Gray Man, the Werewolf of Wysteria, the Brooklyn Vampire, the Moon Maniac, and The Boogey Man.A child rapist and cannibal, he boasted

that he "had children in every state", and at one time stated the number was about 100. However, it is not known whether he was referring to

rapes or cannibalization, nor is it known if the statement was truthful.He was a suspect in at least five murders during his lifetime.

Fish confessed to three murders that police were able to trace to a known homicide, and he confessed to stabbing at least two other people. He was

put on trial for the kidnapping and murder of Grace Budd, and was convicted and executed by electric chair

3. Zodiac

The Zodiac Killer was a serial killer who operated in northern California in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The Zodiac murdered victims in Benicia, Vallejo,

Lake Berryessa, and San Francisco between December 1968 and October 1969. Four men and three women between the ages of 16 and 29 were targeted.

The killer originated the name "Zodiac" in an August 7, 1969 letter to the local Bay Area press, which was

just one in a series of taunting letters. These letters included four cryptograms (or ciphers). Of the four cryptograms

sent, only one has been definitively solved.

Suspects have been named by law enforcement and amateur investigators, but no conclusive evidence has surfaced. In April 2004,

the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) marked the case "inactive", yet re-opened the case at some point prior to March 2007.

The case also remains open in the city of Vallejo, as well as in Napa County and Solano County. The California Department of Justice has

maintained an open case file on the Zodiac murders since 1969.

2.Elizabeth Bathory

Countess Elizabeth Báthory de Ecsed (Báthory Erzsébet in Hungarian; 7 August 1560 – 21 August 1614) was a countess from the renowned Báthory family of nobility in the Kingdom of Hungary known for being a serial killer.

She has been labelled by Guinness World Records as the most prolific female murderer,though the precise number of her victims

is debated. Báthory and four collaborators were accused of torturing and killing hundreds of young women between 1585 and 1610.

The highest number of victims cited during Báthory's trial was 650. However, this number comes from the claim by a woman named Susannah

that Jacob Szilvássy, Countess Báthory's court official, had seen the figure in one of Báthory's private books. The book was never revealed,

and Szilvássy never mentioned it in his testimony.Despite the evidence against Elizabeth, her family's influence kept her from facing trial.

She was imprisoned in December 1610 within Csejte Castle, Upper Hungary, now in Slovakia, where she remained immured in a set of rooms until her death four years later.

1. Jack The Ripper

Jack the Ripper is the best known name given to an unidentified serial killer or killers generally believed to have been active in the largely

impoverished areas in and around the Whitechapel district of London in 1888. The name "Jack the Ripper" originated in a letter written by someone

claiming to be the murderer that was widely disseminated in the media. The letter is widely believed to have been a hoax, and may have been written

by journalists in an attempt to heighten interest in the story and increase their newspaper's circulation. Within the crime case files as well as

contemporaneous journalistic accounts the killer was called "the Whitechapel Murderer" as well as "Leather Apron".

Attacks ascribed to Jack the Ripper typically involved female prostitutes who lived and worked in the slums of

London and whose throats were cut prior to abdominal mutilations. The removal of internal organs from at least three of the

victims led to proposals that their killer possessed anatomical or surgical knowledge. Rumours that the murders were connected

intensified in September and October 1888, and letters from a writer or writers purporting to be the murderer were received by media outlets and Scotland Yard. The "From Hell" letter, received by George Lusk of the White chapel Vigilance Committee, included half of a preserved human kidney, purportedly taken from one of the victims. Mainly because of the extraordinarily brutal character of the murders, and because of media treatment of the events, the public came increasingly to believe in a single serial killer known as "Jack the Ripper".

Which Landed him on number 1 of the best of the Worst Serial Killers.

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