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  WABLE John Wesley 1929 1954/09/26 USA ... ... ... 2
1953   PA OH
Verdict/Urteil:

On July 26, 1953, truck driver Lester Woodward was shot in the head and killed as he slept in his truck, parked along the Pennsylvania Turnpike near Irwin. Two days later, trucker Harry Pitts died in identical circumstances, parked near the turnpike's Donegal interchange. [ReadOn]


  WADDINGHAM Dorothea Nancy 1899 1936/04/16 UK ... ... ... 2+
AD 1935 1936
Verdict/Urteil:

Hanged by Tom and Albert Pierrepoint at Birmingham's Winson Green prison. 36 year old "nurse" Waddingham, as she called herself, used morphine to poison one of her elderly patients, 89 year old Mrs. Louisa Baguley and her daughter Ada Baguley, the motive being gain. Hanged 16/04/1936, by Tom and Albert Pierrepoint at Birmingham's Winson Green prison. 36 year old "nurse" Waddingham, as she called herself, used morphine to poison one of her elderly patients, 89 year old Mrs. Louisa Baguley and her daughter Ada Baguley, the motive being gain.


  WAGNER Robert     AUSTRALIA ... ... ... 10+
  BUNTIN John Justin      
  HAYDON Mark Ray      
aka    
Verdict/Urteil:
WAGNER Robert 

In what's become Australia's worst serial murder case, police said they have found the remains of ten people -- eight in vats of corrosive chemicals in a deserted bank vault, and two buried in a suburban backyard of a house once occupied by one of the suspects. [ReadOn]


  WAGNER Waltraud     AUSTRIA ... ... ... 300+
  MAYER Stefanija     Vienna
  LEIDOLF Irene      
  GRUBER Maria      
aka Todesschwestern von Lainz, Death Angels of Lainz    
Verdict/Urteil: Waltraud WAGNER Life (15 murders, 17 attempts of murder); Irene LEIDOLF Life (5 murders, 2 attempts of murder); Stephanija MAYER 15 years (1 murder 2nd degree, 7 attempts of murder); Maria GRUBER 15 years (2 attempts of murder)
WAGNER Waltraud  MAYER Stefanija 
LEIDOLF Irene  GRUBER Maria

In 1989 Waltraud WAGNER and three auxiliary nurses of Vienna´s Lainz hospital confessed on killing more than 40 elderly patients. WAGNER, of "divine" patience and never weak, invented the method, the accomplices called "mouth care": [ReadOn]


  WAINEWRIGHT Thomas Griffiths     UK ... ... ... 4
BB 1828 1837
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  WAITE Dr. Arthur Warren 1889 1917/05/.. USA ... ... ... 2
AD BB 1916   MI
Verdict/Urteil:
 
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  WALDEN Robert Lee jr.     USA ... ... ... 2
1990 1992 AZ
Verdict/Urteil:
 
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  WALDON Billy Ray 1952   USA ... ... ... 4
1985   CA OK
Verdict/Urteil:
WALDON Billy Ray

Billy Waldon scarcely knew his mother . During 1957, at the tender age of five, he was delivered to his grandmother's care, and the older woman raised him as her own around Tahlequah, Oklahoma, teaching him the values that she hoped would guide his steps through life. [ReadOn]


  WALKER Clarence 1929   USA ... ... ... 14
1945 1966 TN OH MI
Verdict/Urteil:

A native of Tennessee, born February 25, 1929, Walker was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to prison at age 14. Paroled after seven years, he adopted a rootless life-style, clashing repeatedly with the law in his travels and serving two prison terms in Ohio, on conviction for armed robbery and grand larceny. [ReadOn]


  WALKER Gary Alan     USA ... ... ... 5
1984   OK
Verdict/Urteil:
 
Prior to embarkation on a spree of rape and murder, Gary Walker managed to compile a record of convictions spanning fifteen years, with charges that included auto theft, burglary, narcotics abuse and firearms violations. As Walker described his own life, "I haven't spent a full year out of jail since I was seventeen years old." [ReadOn]

  WALLACE George Kent 1941   USA ... ... ... 5
Mad Paddler 1976 1990 AR NC OK
Verdict/Urteil:
 
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  WALLACE Henry Louis 1941   USA ... ... ... 11
1993 1994 NC
Verdict/Urteil:
Confessed serial killer Henry Wallace was convicted of murdering nine women, all co-workers at Charlotte- area fast food restaurants, friends of his sister or friends of a former girlfriend. Uncharacteristically Wallace preyed on acquaintances, a very rare trait in serial killing. [ReadOn]

  WALLS Frank Athen 1967   USA ... ... ... 5
1987   FL
Verdict/Urteil:

During the early morning hours of July 22, 1987, in Okaloosa County, a neighbor heard loud noises coming from the mobile home of the victims, Edward Alger and Ann Peterson. When Alger failed to report for duty at Eglin Air Force Base, where he worked, his superior officer Sergeant John Calloway went to Algers home. [ReadOn]


  WALLS Samuel Cornelius 1939   USA ... ... ... 2
1959 1988 NJ
Verdict/Urteil:
 
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  WALRAVEN James Samuel     USA ... ... ... 3
aka     Clarkston
Verdict/Urteil: Life
 
It started on April 15, 1981 when police found 22 year old Louise DalSanto strangled and face down in her bathtub at Woodcreek apartments in Clarkston. She had been sexually assaulted and strangled by hand before her body was dumped face down and covered with scalding water in her bathtub. [ReadOn]

WALTERS Annie => SACH Amelia & WALTERS Annie

  WALTON Edward   1908/07/17 USA ... ... ... 5
1896 1908 AL IL PA OH VA
Verdict/Urteil:
 
A Georgia native, Walton spent most of his life on the road, drifting around the eastern half of the United States and living under a variety of pseudonyms. Along the way, he killed at least five victims, though the widely-scattered crimes would not be linked until the morning of his scheduled execution, when he signed a brief confession in the shadow of the gallows. [ReadOn]

  WALTON Vernon 1950   USA ... ... ... 2
1972 1991 CA
Verdict/Urteil:
 
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  WALUSIMBI Baker ... ... UGANDA ... ... ... ...
... ... Kampala
Verdict/Urteil:
 
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  WANLIN Hu     CHINA ... ... ... 100-190
aka 1970s 1999
Verdict/Urteil:
 
Hu Wanlin is a Sichuan native of China.  He received only a primary school education, and then led a troubled life.  While serving a sentence in jail for intentional homicide, swindling, and abducting and trafficking in women, Hu decided to try something different.  In 1993, while still in jail, he opened a medical practice.  [ReadOn]

  WAQANIVALU Waisale ... ... Serial Killer FIJI ... ... ... ...
aka ... ... Fiji
... : ... ... ... ...
Verdict/Urteil:
Alexander Wayne WATSON
Serial Killer
 
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  WARDELL Gordon 1952   UK ... ... ... 3+
1991 1994
Verdict/Urteil:
 
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  WARDER Dr. Alfred     UK ... ... ... 3
BB 18..  
Verdict/Urteil:
 
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  WARDLAW Virginia     USA ... ... ... 3
  MARTIN Caroline Wardlaw     South
  SNEYD Mary Wardlaw      
1900s    
Verdict/Urteil:
 
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  WARDRIP Faryion Edward ... ... USA ... ... ... 4+
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  WARNER Karl F. 1950   USA ... ... ... 3
1969 1970 CA
Verdict/Urteil:
 
On August 3, 1969, schoolmates Deborah Furlong, 14, and Kathy Snoozy, 15, rode their bikes to a wooded knoll overlooking their homes in the rugged Alameda Valley section of South San Jose, California. They brought a picnic lunch and meant to spend a quiet afternoon alone, unconscious of the fact that they had trespassed on a killer's private hunting ground. [ReadOn]

  WARREN Leslie Eugene     USA ... ... ... 6+
1986 1990 NY NC SC
Verdict/Urteil:
 
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  WARREN Nancy     ... ... ...
aka    
Verdict/Urteil:
 
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  WARSAW Muti Slayer     POLAND ... ... ... 11
1922   Warsaw
Verdict/Urteil:
On March 4, 1922, police in Warsaw publicly announced discovery of eleven mutilated women in a wooded region of the city's suburbs. At the time their report was filed, no trace had been found of the slayer who left his young female victims with torn hair, fractured skulls, and "similar terrible wounds" to their torsos. At this writing, the case remains, apparently, unsolved.

  WARSAW Slayer     POLAND ... ... ... 3+
1993   Warsaw
Verdict/Urteil:
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  WARZECHA Todd ... ... USA ... ... ... ...
... ... TX
Verdict/Urteil:
Alexander Wayne WATSON
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  WASHINGTON Allen 1948   USA ... ... ... 3
1969 1978 IL
Verdict/Urteil:
 
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  WASHINGTON Annette 1958   USA ... ... ... 2
AD 1986   NY
Verdict/Urteil:
Once employed by a home health care service on Long Island, New York, 28-year-old Annette Washington was discharged from her job in July 1986. A single mother with a 9-year-old son to feed, she was also supporting her boyfriend's drug habit on the side. Embittered by the loss of employment , she devised a scheme to solve both problems simultaneously, by the grim expedient of killing off her former patients. [ReadOn]

  WASHINGTON CHILD Murders     USA ... ... ... 2
1983 1985 WA
Verdict/Urteil:
On September 7, 1983, seven-year-old Lea Kimball disappeared after leaving her school bus in rural King County, Washington. She was still missing two years later, when 12-year-old Brenda Gere vanished in strikingly similar circumstances from Clearview, in neighboring Snohomish County. [ReadOn]

  WASHINGTON D.C. GAY Slasher     USA ... ... ... 10
1971   WA
Verdict/Urteil:
On March 3, 1972, police in the District of Columbia announced that ten of 1971's thirty-eight unsolved murders were "homosexually motivated or related." Hesitant to speculate about connections in the crimes, investigators did report that they were searching for a single suspect, pictured in a photograph with victim James Williams, 55, found stabbed to death in his northwest apartment on April 13, 1971. The snapshot had been taken by a photographer known only as "Bill," who ignored official pleas for help in solving the case. At this writing, the murders remain unsolved, the killer (or killers) still at large.

  WASHINGTON PROSTITUTE Shooter     USA ... ... ... 2
1989   DC
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  WASHINGTON PROSTITUTE Slayer     USA ... ... ... 5
1989 1990 DC
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  WASHINGTON Shootings     USA ... ... ... 13
1993 1994 DC
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  WASHINGTON Strangler     USA ... ... ... 3
1988   DC
Verdict/Urteil:
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WATERFIELD Fred => GORE David Alan & WATERFIELD Fred

  WATERS Margaret 1835 1870/10/11 UK ... ... ... 19+
BF 1866 1870 Brixton
Verdict/Urteil:
 
Hanged by William Calcraft at Horsemonger Lane Goal (County of Surrey). Waters, 34, was another baby farmer convicted of murdering an infant.

  WATSON Alexander Wayne ... ... USA ... ... ... ...
aka ... ... ...
Verdict/Urteil:
Alexander Wayne WATSON
 
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WATSON Charles Tex => MANSON Charles Milles

  WATSON James B. 1870 1939/10/15 USA ... ... ... 25+
BB 1918 1920 ID WA CA
Verdict/Urteil:
 
A classic American "bluebeard," Watson led a life of subterfuge and mystery, with question marks beginning at his birth. Christened Charles Gillam, he was born at Paris, Arkansas, sometime in 1870, his father absent at the time of the event. As a child, he was told of his father's death, discovering the truth -- that he had been deserted -- at the age of nine. [ReadOn]

WATSON Mona Lisa => HOWELL Michael Wayne & WATSON Mona Lisa

  WATTS Coral Eugene *1953   USA ... ... ... 22+
Sunday Morning Slasher 1974  
Verdict/Urteil:
Ward WEAVER
WATTS Coral Eugene
Born at Fort Hood, Texas, during 1953, Watts grew up on the move, attending public schools in Texas, West Virginia, and Michigan before finishing high school -- after a fashion -- in Inkster, a Detroit suburb. Despite a tested IQ of 75, he was admitted to Western Michigan University, at Kalamazoo, and was enrolled there when he started acting out his violent fantasies against women in October 1974. [ReadOn]
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  WAYCROSS .22 CALIBER Killer     USA ... ... ... 3
1993   GA
Verdict/Urteil:
 
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  WEAVER Ward F. jr. ... ... USA ... ... ... 2
  ... ... OR
Verdict/Urteil:
Ward WEAVER
Ward Weaver, the Oregon City man accused of killing two of his daughter's friends, then hiding their bodies on his property, pleaded guilty September 2004 to aggravated murder and was sentenced to two consecutive life sentences in prison. [ReadOn]

  WEBB Dennis Duane 1952   USA ... ... ... 8+
1973 1987 CA TX
Verdict/Urteil:
 
A racist drifter with his roots in northeast Texas, Webb would travel widely in the service of the outlaw motorcycle gangs to whom he owed his first allegiance. Jailed for a hometown burglary at age 20, in 1972, he reportedly killed his first victim a year later. The victim was gay, selected at random because, as Webb explained, "I don't like homosexuals." [ReadOn]

  WEBB Emanuel Lovell ... ... USA ... ... ... ...
aka ... ... CT
Verdict/Urteil:
 

  WEBER Jeanne 1875 1910 FRANCE ... ... ... 10
1905 1908
Verdict/Urteil:
WEBER Jeanne
Born during 1875, at a small fishing village in northern France, Weber left home for Paris at age 14, working various menial jobs until her marriage in 1893. Her husband was a drunkard, and by 1905, with two of their three children lately deceased, Jeanne was also drinking heavily, residing in a seedy Paris tenement with her spouse and a seven-year-old son. [ReadOn]

  WEBSTER Robert 1922   USA ... ... ... 2
1946 1963 CA
Verdict/Urteil:
 
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  WEEKS Robert 1929   USA ... ... ... 3
BB 1968 1981 CA NV
Verdict/Urteil:
 
An Alabama native, born in 1929, Weeks graduated from Mississippi Southern College in 1952, after working his way through school as a mortician and parachute stuntman. Two years later, he married his first wife, Patricia, in Minneapolis, moving to Las Vegas in 1955. Weeks prospered there, opening the city's first limousine service in 1960, but his pathological jealousy made Patricia a virtual prisoner at home, where she was frequently beaten, denied permission to even go grocery shopping alone. [ReadOn]

  WEIDENBROEKER Helmut 1965   GERMANY ... ... ... 3-5
1982 1986 Aachen
Verdict/Urteil:
 
A German chemist, born in 1964, Weidenbroeker lived in Broichweiden, while serving his apprenticeship in nearby Aachen. As a student, he had dressed up in his sister's clothes before assaulting elderly women and stealing their purses. Arrested, he confessed but gave no motive for his crimes, earning a sentence of two years in prison. [ReadOn]

  WEIDMANN Eugen 1915 1939/05/18 FRANCE ... ... ... 6+
1935 1937
Verdict/Urteil:
 
On August 7, 1937, 22-year-old Jean de Koven, an American dancer, was kidnapped from her Paris hotel room and murdered. Following receipt of a note demanding $500 ransom, police identified the killer as Eugen Weidmann, a German immigrant, and the manhunt began in earnest. [ReadOn]

  WEITZEL Dr. Robert     USA ... ... ... 5
aka    
Verdict/Urteil:
 
On September, 1999, Dr. Weitzel was arrested in Bay City, Texas, about 75 miles southwest of Houston. The Salt City doctor was accused of killing five elderly patients by prescribing lethal doses of morphine and other drugs between December 30, 1995, and January 14, 1996. [ReadOn]

  WELLS William     USA ... ... ... ...
aka    
Verdict/Urteil:
Zhou WEN
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  WEN XIAN Li     CHINA ... ... ... 13
aka    
Verdict/Urteil:
 
This farmer from the southern Guangdong province in China eportedly strangled and stabbed 13 women and smashed their heads with a hammer out of revenge for being cheated by a prostitute when he first moved to Canton, Guangdong's provincial capital, to work in construction. [ReadOn]

  WEN Zhou     CHINA ... ... ... ...
    Anshan
Verdict/Urteil:
Zhou WEN
 
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  WENZINGER Gerd 1944 1997/06/16 GERMANY BRAZIL ... ... ... 19
AD 1990s    
Verdict/Urteil:
 
On June 16, 1997 Gerd Wenzinger -- the German torture doctor accused of murdering and torturing up to 19 women in Brazil and Germany -- hanged himself in his jail cell in Brazil after a court approved his extradition back to Germany. [ReadOn]

  WEREWOLF Killer     INDIA ... ... ... 16
1996  
Verdict/Urteil:
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  WEREWOLF of CHALONS   +1598/12/.. FRANCE ... ... ... #
1590s   Chalons
Verdict/Urteil:
 
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  WEST Frederick Walter 1942/1953 1995/01/01 UK ... ... ... 12+
  WEST Rosemary Pauline      
1967 1987 Gloucester
Verdict/Urteil:
Zhou WEN
WEST Frederick Walter  WEST Rosemary Pauline
Rosemary and her husband Fred West, were accused of murdering 10 women and young girls over a 16 year period ending in 1987. They enjoyed luring away vulnerable runaways with offers of rides, lodging or jobs as nannies. [ReadOn]

WEST John Coulter => DANIELS Murl & WEST John Coulter

  WEST Ronald Glenn     CANADA ... ... ... 2+
aka    
Verdict/Urteil:
 
While serving a eight-year sentence for robbery Ronald Glenn West, a former Toronto police officer, was charged with first-degree murder in the 1970 sex slayings of nurses Helen Ferguson and Doreen Moorby. He is also under investigation in a 1991 double murder at a picnic site just outside of Blind River, Ontario. [ReadOn]

  WEST SIDE RAPIST     USA ... ... ... 10+
aka 1974 1975 LA
Verdict/Urteil:
 
Within a single year, between November 1974 and October 1975, a vicious prowler terrorized the west side of Los Angeles, raping 33 women and killing at least ten. While all of his victims were elderly, ranging in age from 63 to 92 years, the incessant attacks spread an aura of fear city-wide, boosting gun sales, turning neighbor against neighbor as dark suspicions flourished. [ReadOn]

WHALEY Michael => ISAAC Tommy Lee & WHALEY Michael & WHALEY Terrell

  WHELAN John     AUSTRALIA ... ... ...
aka    
Verdict/Urteil:
 
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  WHIPPS Jeffrey     USA ... ... ...
    Knox County
Verdict/Urteil:
Jeffrey WHIPPS
 
The small town of Vincennes, Indiana is known to many in the Tri-State as the town where murders are rarely solved, but that reputation is now changing. In the last year police believe they've solved three of those cases. As you've probably seen on the news, 23 year old Brian Jones has been charged with two murders. [ReadOn]

  WHISENHANT Thomas     USA ... ... ... 4
1963 1976 AL
Verdict/Urteil:
 
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  WHITE Nathaniel 1960   USA ... ... ... 6
1991 1992 NY
Verdict/Urteil:
 
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  WHITE Richard Paul     USA ... ... ...
aka     CO
Verdict/Urteil:
Alexander Wayne WATSON
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  WHITE Shirley 1932   USA ... ... ... 3
BW 1971 1992 NC
Verdict/Urteil:
 
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  WHITEWAY Alfred C. 1931 1954 UK ... ... ... 2
1953   London
Verdict/Urteil:
 
A British serial slayer, 22-year-old Alfred Whiteway was arrested on July 1, 1953, on a charge of assaulting Patricia Birch in Windsor Park. The victim had been robbed of several shillings on June 12, after an attempted rape, and while Whiteway confessed the assault, he indignantly denied any intention of robbery. [ReadOn]

  WHITNEY Dennis 1943   USA ... ... ... 7
1960   AZ CA FL
Verdict/Urteil:
WHITNEY Dennis
A native of Victorville, California, born in 1943, Whitney began smoking at age eight and drinking at ten. By age 12, he was a veteran of several armed robberies, and five years later, in 1960, he launched a crosscountry murder spree, notching the handle of his stolen .22-caliber pistol for each of the seven victims he killed between California and Florida. [ReadOn]

  WHITT Jimmy Earl 1971 1994/06/28 USA ... ... ... 4
1994   AL MS
Verdict/Urteil:
 
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WIJNAENDTS Eric Marten => BONIN William et al

  WILDER Christopher Bernard   +1984/04/13 USA AUSTRALIA ... ... ... 8+
aka    
Verdict/Urteil:
WILDER Christopher Bernard
Australian born Chris Wilder was a big-spending, jet-setting, race-car driving, bon vivant who was always searching for beautiful women to rape and kill. Using the old I'm-a-photographer-in-search-of-models trick he bagged at least eight victims in a bi-continental rape and murder spree. [ReadOn]

  WILEY Nicholas Lee     USA ... ... ...
aka     NY
Verdict/Urteil:
Nicholas Lee WILEY
WILEY Nicholas Lee
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  WILKEN Stewart 1964   SOUTH AFRICA ... ... ... 11+
aka Boetie Boer 1990 1997 Port Elizabeth
Verdict/Urteil:
Charged with at least 10 murders, five counts of sodomy and possible acts of cannibalism and necrophilia, "Boetie Boer" Stewart Wilken, Port Elizabeth's first and worst serial killer, went on trial for the strangling of his 10-year-old daughter.
The burly fisherman is the prime suspect in a series of sexually motivated killings of at least six prostitutes and four young boys in Port Elizabeth between 1990 and 1997. [ReadOn]

  WILKINS Edward Charles jr. ... ... USA ... ... ... ...
... ... Savannah GA
Verdict/Urteil:
 
In early June 1985, 8-year-old Nichole Lapatta was reported missing from her home in Laplace, Louisiana, 40 miles from New Orleans. Searchers found her body -- battered, raped, and strangled -- on June 6, discarded in some nearby woods that had become a makeshift rubbish dump. [ReadOn]

  WILLE John Francis 1964   USA ... ... ... 6
1980 1985 AL LA FL TX
Verdict/Urteil:
 
In early June 1985, 8-year-old Nichole Lapatta was reported missing from her home in Laplace, Louisiana, 40 miles from New Orleans. Searchers found her body -- battered, raped, and strangled -- on June 6, discarded in some nearby woods that had become a makeshift rubbish dump. [ReadOn]

WILLIAMS Charlene => GALLEGO Gerald Armand & WILLIAMS Charlene

  WILLIAMS George E. 1943   USA ... ... ... 7
1983 1984 IL
Verdict/Urteil:
 
A Chicago native, born in 1943, Williams watched his mother die in childbirth, later witnessing the murder of his infant brother by a sadistic step-mother. Convicted of armed robbery at age 18, he served time in state prison between 1961 and 1963, emerging to "go straight" as a security guard for a hospital in suburban Oak Lawn. [ReadOn]

  WILLIAMS Henry Robert     CANADA ... ... ... 2
1972 1973 Mississauga, Ontario
Verdict/Urteil:
 
Sentenced to life imprisonment on his second conviction for rape and murder, Canadian Henry Williams opted for voluntary castration as a form of alternative treatment proposed for his evident mental disorders. [ReadOn]

  WILLIAMS John   1811 UK ... ... ... 5
Ratcliffe Highway Murderer 1811   London
Verdict/Urteil:
 
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  WILLIAMS John jr.     USA ... ... ... 5
1995 1997 NC
Verdict/Urteil:
 
John Williams Jr., a drifter from Georgia picked up for assaulting a woman about a month ago is believed to be a serial killer responsible for at least four slayings in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina. Williams, 36, was charged on March 19, 1997 with the killing of Patricia Ashe in January 1996. [ReadOn]

  WILLIAMS Laron Ronald ... +1985/07/07 USA ... ... ... 3
... ...  
Verdict/Urteil:
 
Convicted and sentenced to ten years in prison for the murder of a Nashville prostitute, Laron Williams escaped from the Memphis Correctional Center in April 1981. Before his arrest on May 17, Williams shot and killed Memphis police lieutenant Clarence Cox, moving on to murder a Catholic priest, Rev. John Jackson, in Jackson, Tennessee. [ReadOn]

  WILLIAMS Leslie Allen 1953   USA ... ... ... 4
1991 1992 MI
Verdict/Urteil:
 
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  WILLIAMS Phillip ... ... USA ... ... ... ...
aka ... ... ...
Verdict/Urteil:
Nicholas Lee WILEY
Serial Killer
 
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  WILLIAMS Richard     USA ... ... ... 10+
aka     Columbia MO
Verdict/Urteil:
WILLIAMS Richard
Some cases get as far as arrest, indictment, and even a trial, without being resolved.   In Columbia, Missouri, according to Associated Press reports, Richard Williams was indicted in 2002 for killing 10 patients 10 years earlier.  He is a former veteran's hospital nurse and was charged with administering the paralyzing drug, succinlycholine, a derivative of curare, killing nine men and one woman in his care. [ReadOn]

  WILLIAMS Robert 1936 1997/12/02 USA ... ... ... 3
1977   AK IA
Verdict/Urteil:
 
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  WILLIAMS Ronnie Keith 1962   USA ... ... ... 2
1984 1993 FL
Verdict/Urteil:
 
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WILLIAMS Ruth Renee => KNIGHT Robert Wesley & WILLIAMS Ruth Renee

  WILLIAMS Scott ... ... USA ... ... ... ...
...   VA
Verdict/Urteil:
 
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  WILLIAMS Sidney 1972 1989/10/03 USA ... ... ... 3
1989   LA
Verdict/Urteil:
 
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  WILLIAMS Stanley "Tookie" ... ... USA ... ... ... 4
aka Crips Gang ...   Los Angeles
Verdict/Urteil: Death Penalty (1981), today at San Quentin
 
Stanley Tookie Williams was convicted of four murders, those of Albert Owens, a shop clerk killed during the robbery of a convenience store in February 1979, and of Tsai-Shai Yang, Yen-I Yang and Yee-Chen Lin, killed during the robbery of their family-run motel the next month.

  WILLIAMS Wayne Bertram     USA ... ... ... 28
Atlanta Child Murders, Atlanta Kindermorde     GA
Verdict/Urteil:
WILLIAMS Wayne Bertram

The curious and controversial string of deaths that sparked a two -year reign of terror in Atlanta, Georgia, have been labeled "children's" murders even though a suspect, ultimately blamed for 23 of 30 homicides, was finally convicted only in the deaths of two adult ex-convicts. [ReadOn]


  WILLIAMSON Stella *1904 (?1900) 1980/08/.. (?1976) USA ... ... ... 5
1923 1935 PA
Verdict/Urteil:

No one in the small town of Gallitzin, Pennsylvania, gave much thought to Stella Williamson in life. Unmarried and reclusive, seldom speaking even to her closest neighbors, it was clear that Stella loved her privacy. [ReadOn]


  WILLIS Fred 1951   USA ... ... ... 2
1984 1997 NV
Verdict/Urteil:
 
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  WILLIS Rhoda *1870 +1907/08/14 Serial Killer UK ... ... ... 1+
    Cardiff
Verdict/Urteil:
 
On the 14th of August 1907 Rhoda WILLIS was hanged by Henry and Tom Pierrepoint at Cardiff prison. WILLIS (37) was executed for the murder of a child and was another baby farmer. She was an attractive woman and her blaze of golden hair had a profound effect on Henry Pierrepoint.

  WILLOUGHBY John R.     USA ... ... ... 2
1975 1983 IN
Verdict/Urteil:
 
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  WILSON Catherine 1822 1862/10/20 UK ... ... ... 5
BW 1854 1862
Verdict/Urteil:
 
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  WILSON Mary Elizabeth 1891 1961 UK ... ... ... 4
BW 1956 1957 Windy Hook
Verdict/Urteil:
 
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  WILSON Otto Stephen *1911 +1946/09/20 USA ... ... ... 3
LA Ripper 1944 1944 CA
Verdict/Urteil: Death by gas (San Quentin)
 
On 15 November, 1944, in a seedy downtown area, in a run-down hotel at the corner of Fourth and Main streets, a maid discovered the mutilated body of a prostitute, Virginia Lee Griffin, sprawled on a bed. [ReadOn]

WILSON Robert => BURSE Nathaniel & CLARK Michael & JACKSON Garland & MORAN Edward jr. & PATRY Darrell & TAYLOR Donald & TAYLOR Reuben & WILSON Robert

  WILTSHIRE Slayer     UK ... ... ... 3
1986   Wiltshire
Verdict/Urteil:
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  WIMBERLY Anthony 1961   USA ... ... ... 3
1984 1985 CA
Verdict/Urteil:
 
On November 8, 1984, a 12-year-old Oakland, California, girl was accosted by a black intruder who invaded her home, brandished a pistol, and forced her to surrender a jewelry box belonging to her parents. That accomplished, the man bound and gagged his victim, jammed a pillow case over her head and brutally raped her; finished, he pressed a pillow over her face and shot her twice, leaving the girl for dead. [ReadOn]

  WINDHOEK Serial Killer ... ... SOUTH AFRICA ... ... ... ...
... ... Windhoek
Verdict/Urteil:
 

  WINTERS Noel Michael ...   Serial Killer CANADA ... ... ... 4+
1984 ... ...
Verdict/Urteil:
 
Murdered a father and son in February 1984 and stuffed their dismembered bodies in plastic bags. He killed himself in prison after the bodies of a Montreal couple were dug up on his property.

  WIRTH Robert 1960   USA ... ... ... 6-8
1987 1988 WI
Verdict/Urteil:
 
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  WISE Martha Hasel *1885   USA ... ... ... 3
Borgia of America 1924 1925 OH
Verdict/Urteil: Life / Lebenslang

Born in 1885, by age 40 Martha Wise was an impoverished widow, living alone on a farm near Medina, Ohio. She fell in love with Walter Johns, a man much younger than herself, but members of her family were blunt in their denunciation of the May-October romance, heaping ridicule on Martha for her "cradle-robbing." [ReadOn]


WITHERS George => ROBINSON Alonzo & WITHERS George

  WITTMAN Manfred 1945   GERMANY ... ... ... 3+
Beast of Oberfranken 1959 1960
Verdict/Urteil:
 
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WOLF Shirley => COLLIER Cindy & WOLF Shirley

  WOLTER Michael *...   GERMANY ... ... ... 5+
  1980 1983 Frankfurt/Main

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Verdict/Urteil: Life / Lebenslang
 
Twentieth-century German police are no strangers to serial murder. Since 1900, they have dealt with more compulsive killers than all their continental neighbors combined, a lethal phenomenon seemingly unrelated to historical phases of war and peace, depression or prosperity. [ReadOn]

  WONGSIN Sila   1959/06/26 THAILAND ... ... ... 5
1958 1959
Verdict/Urteil: Death
 
On June 26, 1959, authorities in Bangkok announced that Sila Wongsin, leader of a devil-worship cult at Korat, in northeastern Thailand, had been executed without trial on charges of multiple murder. The summary action was taken after Thailand's premier, Marshal Sarit Thanarat, informed a cabinet meeting that Wongsin had slain five provincial officials, chosen as human, sacrifices to his deity. No other members of the cult were publicly identified.

WOOD Catherine May => GRAHAM Gwendolyn Gail & WOOD Catherine May

  WOOD Daniel William ...   Serial Killer CANADA ... ... ... 2+
  1979 1982 Calgary
Verdict/Urteil:
 
Convicted of the sex-slayings of a woman in Calgary in 1979 and a woman in Toronto in 1982.

  WOOD David Leonard 1951   USA ... ... ... 13+
Desert Killer 1987 1988 TX
Verdict/Urteil:
 
Known as the "Desert Killer". In 1992 he was convicted of killing six women and burying them in the desert Northeast of El Paso, Texas. He now resides in Death Row.

  WOOD Frederick G. 1912   USA ... ... ... 5+
1926 1960 NY
Verdict/Urteil:
 
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  WOOD Isaac   1858 USA ... ... ... 7
BB 1858   NY NJ
Verdict/Urteil:
 
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  WOOD James Edward 1947   USA ... ... ... 7+
1967 1992 LA AR ID
Verdict/Urteil:
 
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  WOODFIELD Randall Brent 1950   USA ... ... ... 13+
I-5 Killer 1979 1981 CA WA OR WA
Verdict/Urteil:
WOODFIELD Randall Brent
Born at Salem, Oregon, in December 1950, Randy Woodfield was the classic, all-American boy next door. He made good grades, and high school coaches recognized his natural athletic talents, making him the star of Newport's football team. When Woodfield started to expose himself in public, everybody laughed it off at first, and members of the coaching staff suppressed his first arrest to keep him eligible for the squad. [ReadOn]

  WOODS Martha     USA ... ... ... 7
1946 1969 nationwide
Verdict/Urteil: Life
 
An Army wife who followed her husband around the country from one military base to the next, Martha Woods also suffered from the bizarre mental illness dubbed Munchausens syndrome by proxy.[ReadOn]

WOODWARD Alicia => ESPOSITO John & WOODWARD Alicia

  WOOLONGONG PEDOPHILE Mutilator     AUSTRALIA ... ... ... 2
1998   Woolongong
Verdict/Urteil:
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  WOONSOCKET PROSTITUTE Strangler     USA ... ... ... 3
1990 1991 RI
Verdict/Urteil:
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WORLEY Alva Hank => McDUFF Kenneth Allen & GREEN Roy Dale & WORLEY Alva Hank

WORRELL Christopher Robin => MILLER James William & WORRELL Christopher Robin

  WRIGHT Douglas Franklin 1940 1996/09/06 USA ... ... ... 6+
1991   OR
Verdict/Urteil:
 
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  WRIGHT Dwayne Allen 1972   USA ... ... ... 3
1989   MD VA DC
Verdict/Urteil:
 
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  WUORNOS Aileen Carol   +2002/10/09 USA ... ... ... 7+
Damsel of Death 1989 1990 FL
Verdict/Urteil: Death by Lethal Injection (Florida State Prison)
Nicholas Lee WILEY
WUORNOS Aileen Carol

She has been heralded in tabloid headlines and on television talk shows as Americas first female serial killer. In fact, Aileen Wuornos was neither the first nor the worst, although she did display a curiously masculine tendency to prey on strangers of the opposite sex. [ReadOn]


  WYOMING RODEO Murders     USA ... ... ... 4+
1974 1974 Wyoming
Verdict/Urteil:
The Rawlins, Wyoming, "rodeo murders" occurred in July and August 1974, claiming four lives in the span of seven weeks. Unsolved despite intensive work by local law enforcement agencies, the crimes were similar enough in execution to deserve inclusion here, although three of the victims are still missing, precluding establishment of a homicidal "signature" in the slayings. [ReadOn]

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15 Unsolved Cases
 
  Female suspects / on trial
 
24 Female Serial Killers
 
1 Male suspect / on trial
 
83 Male Serial Killers
 
123 Cases total
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