Category Archives: Psychos

Vincent Johnson 1999-2000

“I didn’t see strangling her as something wrong” THE CRIME: Born on 6 January 1969, Vincent Johnson was just 1.6 m (5 ft 3 in) tall. He was also a tramp and a crack addict. On 26 August 1999 someone — later dubbed the Brooklyn Strangler — began killing prostitutes in the Williamsburg and Bedford-Stuyvesant… Read More »

Alexander Pichushkin – 1992-2006

“A life without murder is like life without food” THE CRIME: Alexander Yuryevich Pichushkin was born on 9 April 1974 in Mytishchi, Moscow Oblast. His father was not interested in the boy and walked out when he was still young. Pichushkin committed his first murder in 1992 when he was 18 years old, killing Sergei,… Read More »

Beverley Allitt – 1991

Despite the preponderance of fatalities and near-fatalities around Allitt, no one questioned her THE CRIME: Since the days of Florence Nightingale, nurses have been regarded as angels of mercy. Sadly, that opinion is sometimes misplaced and never more so than in the case of Beverley Gail Allitt. Born on 4 October 1968, one of four… Read More »

Ivan Milat – 1990-1994

“There is no reason to doubt the correctness of the verdict” THE CRIME: The Backpacker Murders began in the autumn of 1992. On Sunday 20 September a decaying corpse was found in the Belangalo State Forest at an area called Executioner’s Drop. The next day the remains of two British backpackers, Caroline Clarke and Joanne… Read More »

Aileen Wuornos – 1989-1990

“There’s no sense in keeping me alive. This world doesn’t mean anything to me” THE CRIME: Aileen Pittman was born in Rochester, Michigan, on 29 February 1956. Her father was a child molester and on 18 March 1960 her maternal grandparents Lauri and Britta Wuornos legally adopted Aileen and her big brother, Keith. When she… Read More »

Richard Angelo – 1987

“I’m going to make you feel better” THE CRIME: Richard Angelo worked the night shift (11pm-7am) as supervisor in the intensive-care unit at Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip on Long Island in New York, beginning in April 1987. Most of his patients were old and frail and had heart or breathing problems, so it… Read More »

Sara Aldrete – 1987

“He’s dead! He’s dead!” THE CRIME: On 14 March 1987 four friends from the University of Texas arrived in Matomoros, a city 1000 km (621 mi) from Mexico City and 570 km (354 mi) from Houston. The quartet went on a bar crawl and during the outing 21-year-old Mark Kilroy disappeared. The Kilroy family hired… Read More »

Daniel Camargo Barbosa – 1986-1988

“Because they cried” THE CRIME: Colombia-born Daniel Camargo Barbosa’s first offence occurred on 10 April 1964 when he learned that the woman he was in love with was not a virgin, so he raped her. Jailed, Camargo decided that any of his future victims would not live to tell their tale. On 3 May 1974… Read More »

John Edward Robinson – 1984-1999

The Slave Master THE CRIME: Born in Cicero, Illinois on 27 December 1943, John Edward Robinson was a conman and thief who worked his way up the criminal food chain to become a serial killer. In 1969 Robinson was convicted of theft and was sentenced to three years’ probation. Between his first offence and 1991… Read More »

Waltraud Wagner – 1983-1989

“It’s a small step from killing the terminally ill to the killing of insolent, burdensome patients” THE CRIME: Lainz General Hospital is the biggest of its kind in Vienna and many of its patients are old or suffering from terminal illnesses. It would, therefore, not be too difficult for a determined killer to get away… Read More »