June 30, 2000 - Possible Ghana Serial Killer - Responding to complaints from the irate citizenry, Ghana's National Security minister Kofi Totobi Quakyi said that there has been no major breakthrough in investigations into the murders of up to 25 women. The killings started in the Ghanan capital of Accra about two years ago. The seeming police inaction has led to a public outcry for the resignation of the Inspector-General of Police and the Interior Minister.
June 30, 2000 - Edward Joseph Wielkiewicz - Five people died in a murder-suicide in Chesterfield County, Virginia. The suspected killer Edward Joseph Wielkiewicz, lived in the same house with his ex-wife, her new husband, and two children, one of them fathered by another man who was no longer even in the picture. Police believe the 36-year-old divorcee killed his ex-wife, Tracy Lynn Wielkiewicz, then went from room to room, gunning down his own daughter, 14-year-old Christina Marie; 33-year-old Sean Bakhtari; and 8-year-old Jonathan Tucker Wielkiewicz. Then he turned the gun on himself.
June 30, 2000 - Angel Maturino Resendiz - In true Texas Ranger fashion, Sargeant Drew Carter accepted national acclaim and accolades for cracking the Angel Maturino Resendiz case when in fact he was not the first person to link the cases and realize they were looking for a serial killer. For his -- as has now been revealed -- less than stellar efforts, Carter was awarded an Officer of the Year award. Mark Moorhead, a former Department of Public Safety special crimes services investigator in El Paso, said he told Carter on May 9, 1999, that he believed the murders of a couple and a female physician in Houston were the work of the same person.
In interviews with the Houston Chronicle, Carter never mentioned Moorhead's role in linking the two cases. Carter said he and Texas Ranger Brian Taylor, who was investigating a double murder, had come to the conclusion that there was a serial killer at work after they compared notes from their investigations. Since Moorehead spoke up Carter, strangely, has refused to confirm or deny Moorhead's role in the investigations. Unwilling to share the acclaim, and perhaps even his Officer of the Year award, Carter said he has moved on to new investigations and was no longer answering questions about the Maturino Resendiz case. Carter is the Ranger who Maturino Resendiz surrendered to and who his family says promised the Mexican serial killer would not be executed if found guilty.
June 29, 2000 - Jessy Carlos San Miguel - Rampage killer Jessy Carlos San Miguel, 28, was the 24th prisoner executed this year in Texas. San Miguel was lethally injected for a 1991 shooting spree that left four people dead in a Taco Bell restaurant. "It's going to be all right," San Miguel told friends and relatives watching his execution. "Y'all take care of each other. I'll be watching over you."
On January 26, 1991, San Miguel and a companion were pulled over by Dallas-area police who suspected them of drunken driving. The officers found a Taco Bell bag filled with $1,390, ski masks and a 9 mm pistol. Soon after police found the slaughter in a nearby Taco Bell. The carnage was so overwhelming that the police officer who discovered the four bodies in the walk-in freezer fainted. San Miguel's accomplice pleaded guilty and is serving a 50-year prison term.
June 29, 2000 - Sid Ahmed Rezala - Suspected French train killer Sid Ahmed Rezala committed suicide in a Lisbon jail by setting fire to the cell where he was being held awaiting extradition to France. Rezala, 21, was arrested in Lisbon in January after fleeing a French manhunt. The suspect was acussed of throwing British student Isabel Peake from a train on October 13, stabbing to death Corinne Caillaux on another train two months later, and killing his 20-year-old former girlfriend, Emilie Bazin. The murders became known in France as the "train killings". According to Le Figaro, Rezala said that he murdered the three women after "seeing flashes".
June 29, 2000 - Aum Shinri Kyo - Former cult leader Yasuo Hayashi, 42, was sentenced to death for his participation in the Tokyo subway gas attacks. Dubbed the "murder machine" by Japanese media Hayashi is believed to have released the largest amount of poisonous sarin gas in the attack. Prosecutors charged that Hayashi was directly responsible for the deaths of eight people by carrying three plastic bags of the deadly gas onto a packed commuter train.
June 27, 2000 - Charles Whitman - Houston McCoy, the policeman who fired the fatal shotgun blast that ended Charles Whitman's clocktower rampage at the University of Texas in 1966 applied for workers' compensation, saying he suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. Now a 60-year-old retired hang gliding instructor McCoy said he suffers from nightmares, flashbacks, isolation and survivors' guilt. The Texas Workers Compensation Commission ordered the city of Austin to pay McCoy $2,160, based on his 1966 salary of $130 a week and future medical bills. However, the city has appealed and is suing McCoy -- a local hero -- for legal expenses.
June 27, 2000 - Shavonda Charleston - Suspected infanticidal mom Shavonda Charleston was indicted in Kentucky after the mysterious deaths of her four children. Charleston, 21, was charged with the murders of her three daughters who died in March of suffocation. In October 1999 another daughter who was 2 weeks old died from what the autopsy report said was Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. The other three daughters were 5, 2 and 17 months old. Their deaths had been a mystery since the girls were found unconscious in Charleston's apartment March 26. Preliminary autopsy results failed to reveal what killed them. The latest autopsy revealed they were suffocated.
June 26, 2000 - Possible Juarez Serial Killer - Is there still a serial killer loose in Ciudad Juarez? Even though authorities in claim to have broken the case with the arrest last year of five maquila bus drivers, local police have already recorded the deaths of 13 women in the area in the last six months. Four of the deaths match the same pattern: maquiladora workers killed and dumped in the desert or abandoned lots. Driving the point home, Special U.N. envoy Asma Jahangir brought international attention to the continuing slayings in Juarez by attacking the authority's failure to properly investigate the growing body count.
June 26, 2000 - Sandi Nieves - A witness for the defence said that child killer Sandi Nieves was in an unconscious, sleepwalking-like state at the time she set her house on fire killing her four daughters. "Mothers who kill their children are often in a disassociative state," said Dr. Philip G. Ney, a neuropsychiatrist. Prosecutors contend that Nieves tried to commit suicide and kill her children out of financial desperation and anger at the men in her life.
June 26, 2000 - Branch Davidians - The federal agent who ordered the use of tanks to fire tear gas into the Branch Davidian compound was warned that sect members would "fight back to the death" if confronted, lawyers argued in a wrongful death lawsuit against the government. The attorneys presented what they called "the best piece of evidence from the government" - a March 1993 memo from FBI criminal profilers Peter Smerick and Mark Young to on-scene commander Jeffery Jamar. The memo warned Jamar that if the FBI attacked the compound to end the standoff, sect leader David Koresh and his followers would battle back. It also stated that if FBI agents "physically attack" and children are killed, the agents "will be placed in a difficult situation," even if the Davidians were to blame.
Surviving Branch Davidians are seeking $675 million in damages. They contend government agents fired indiscriminately during the raid; violated a plan approved by Attorney General Janet Reno when they punched holes in the building to spray tear gas; contributed to or caused at least some of the three fires that engulfed the compound; and failed to have firefighting equipment at the scene. The government maintains the Branch Davidians were completely responsible for the deadly blaze that killed more than 80 people.
June 26, 2000 - Six Dead in Mexico City - The former head of Mexico's telephone workers union, Antonio Sanchez Pliego, his 75-year-old wife, two grown childen, an eight-year-old grandchild and a maid were found murdered in their Mexico City home. Sanchez Pliego, who was 90, had been incapacitated by Parkinson's disease. Their bodies were discovered after neighbors reported a fire at the home. The Attorney General's Office (PGR) said they were investigating a possible robbery or revenge killing, as the victims' bodies showed signs of torture.
June 24, 2000 - Suspected Williamsburg Killer - New York City police believe there is a serial killer active in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Williamsburg who is responsible for the deaths of six women. To date the victims have been identified as: Vivian Caraballo, 26, found in an elevator room on a rooftop in Williamsburg on August 26, 1999; Joanne Feliciano, 35, found on another rooftop in Williamsburg on September 16, 1999; Rhonda Tucker, 21, found dead in her apartment in Bedford-Stuyvesant on September 25, 1999; Katrina Niles, 34, found dead in her apartment in Bedford-Stuyvesant on October 4, 1999; Jane Doe, tentatively identified as Laura Nusser, 43, found dead February 21 in a burned-out utility room under the Williamsburg Bridge; and Patricia Sullivan, 49, found in an empty lot in Williamsburg.
June 24, 2000 - 11 Dead in Bogota - A gunman in a working-class neighborhood of the Colombian capital Bogota returned to a bar after a women refused to dance with him and opened fire with an Uzi killing nine men, two women and wounding five others. The brother of one of the victims told the Radionet network that the fight apparently broke out when a woman refused to dance with the gunman. "Then he came back armed and started shooting."
"This was an act of intolerance by a drunken man," city police chief Gen. Argemiro Serna told a news conference, where he showed a police sketch of the assailant and offered a $7,500 reward for information. The blood bath evoked memories of a 1987 shooting in Bogota, when 17 people were killed by a deranged war veteran who opened fire in an upscale Italian restaurant.
June 24, 2000 - Elaine Chase - A nurse in Essex is being investigated over the deaths of 18 terminally-ill children who died unexpectedly under her care. The nurse was identified as 47-year-old Elaine Chase from the pediatric team at the Neptune unit at Southend Hospital in Essex. Detectives are investigating the deaths of nine boys and nine girls aged between 18 weeks and 17 years, who are all thought to have been terminally ill or have had serious long-term conditions. Authorities want to establish whether the children died naturally, or as a result of high doses of morphine. The children had all been treated in their own homes by Nurse Chase. Presently the nurse is under suspension over an unrelated incident. Through a relative she voiced her innocence and her horror over the investigation.
June 23, 2000 - Tommy Lee Sells - In a pretrial hearing before 63rd District Judge George Thurmond, Tommy Lynn Sells' defense Attorney Victor Garcia questioned Sells competency to stand trial because an entry had been made in sheriff's department documents that he might be mentally deficient. However, the judge overruled the motion. "On the basis of what I have heard here he is mentally competent," Thurmond said.
Sells, 35, is charged with one count of capital murder in the killing of 13 year old Kaylene Harris of Guajia Bay subdivision on the shores of Lake Amistad, Texas, on New Year's Day. Guajia Bay is about 14 miles north of Del Rio on US Highway 90. Sells is also charged with aggravated assault for allegedly slashing 10-year-old Kristal Surles throat at the same time. Surles was visiting from Kansas at the time of the attack.
June 23, 2000 - Suspected Chicago Killer - A woman's decomposed body was discovered in a vacant building on Chicago's South Side, bringing the grim total of five dead women found in the same neighborhood since mid-May. Police are waiting for autopsy results to determine if she was beaten and strangled like the four other women. All five have been found in vacant or abandoned buildings in the Roseland neighborhood. Authorities are yet to determine whether they are dealing with a serial killer. All five victims have been involved in high-risk lifestyles of prostitution and drugs.
The murdered women are: Angela Jones, 29, who was found by city workers cleaning an abandoned building May 12; Roberta McKinney, 32, whose body was found on a mattress in an abandoned building May 17; and Toliya Spivey, 29, who was found in a garage on June 16. Police have yet to identify two of the other victims. Presently police have charged 29-year-old Geoffrey Griffin with the Angela Jones slaying. Police said they tied Griffin to the murder through DNA evidence and are investigating whether he committed other killings.
A group of South Side ministers and aldermen are offering $10,000 in rewards for tips that might lead to the arrest and conviction of any individuals responsible for this new string of killings.
June 23, 2000 - Hadden Clark - A search using cadaver dogs of a property in Block Island, Rhode Island, belonging to Hadden Clark's family resulted in no new discoveries leading authorities to believe that the potential serial killer is leading them, once again, on wild goose chase.
June 22, 2000 - Stuart Alexander - A sausage factory owner in Hayward, California, shot and killed three three government meat inspectors visiting his factory. Stuart Alexander, 39, allegedly called authorities minutes before the rampage and asked them to remove the inspectors from his property. Minutes laterhe fired nearly 20 shots at the inspector who had come to cite him for selling uninspected meat. A SWAT team member later found federal meat inspectors Tom Quadros, 52, and Jeannie Hillery, 56, and state inspector Bill Shaline, 57, laying face down on the factory floor, their bodies shot multiple times.
Alexander allegedly shot the three inspectors inside the Santos Linguisa Factory while a fourth inspector waited outside for police. Authorities say Alexander chased the fourth inspector for more than two blocks, firing until he ran out of bullets. The state inspector escaped injury. Then, Alexander returned to the factory, reloaded, and fired more bullets into the inspectors' bodies. When a bycicle cop arrived at the scene, Alexander put his gun on the floor, locked the factory, and surrendered to the officer.
Alexander, who ran for mayor of San Leandro in 1998, was arrested in 1996 on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, elder abuse and other charges for allegedly attacking his 75-year-old neighbor after they argued over garbage on Alexander's property. The charges were dropped after Alexander paid his neighbor $10,000.
June 22, 2000 - Suspected Chicago Killer - A manhunt is under way for a possible serial killer who is believed to have slain and sexually assaulted three women and sexually assaulted another in the Roseland community in the past month. The victims have been black women involved in "high-risk lifestyles" between the ages of 19 and 44. Authorities suspect he is luring his victims with drugs and attacks them in secluded areas, such as alleys, parking lots, garages and abandoned buildings.
June 21, 2000 - Herbert Baumeister - Police say a skull pulled from Lake Wawasee in northern Indiana last month may be linked to Herbert Baumeister, a suspected serial killer from Hamilton County. Baumeister, a family man and successful businessman, is suspected of killing at least 16 gay men between 1993 and 1996. He committed suicide four years ago when investigators began unearthing remains of his victims on his wooded estate near Westfield. Police say Baumeister's mother had a cottage on Lake Wawasee, close to where the skull was found.
Preliminary investigations determined that the skull was of a primitive human or an Indian. However, Dr. Stephen Nawrocki, a forensic anthropologist with the University of Indianapolis, estimated that the skull belonged to a white male 35 to 50 years old and that it may have been in the water for only five to six years.
June 21, 2000 - Cary Stayner - Lawyers for Yosemite killer Cary Stayner said they wanted to scan their client's brain to see if a biological defect, or even a traumatic injury, could have contributed to his criminal behavior. The scan, called positron emission tomography, or PET Scan, tracks glucose metabolism in the brain. The result is a colorful graphic display of the patient's brain functioning: Reds usually indicate a high level of activity and blues show areas of inactivity. Although PET scans are used to treat cancer, epilepsy and other illnesses, they are increasingly common in courtrooms across the country. Scientific studies have shown that murderers as a group have poor brain functioning in the prefrontal cortex, the area of the brain that regulates and controls impulse control.
June 21, 2000 - John E. Robinson Sr. - A former acquaintance said John Edward Robinson may have been member of a cult involving bondage, rape and torture. According to the informant Robinson's job in their cult was to recruit women. These women were then raped and tortured. The witness -- who remains unnamed -- saw Robinson partipate in three Kansas City area rituals where no one was killed. But the women were tortured extensively, sometimes even carving the face and abdomen of the victims and the cutting off body parts.
June 21, 2000 - Toshihiko Hasegawa - The families of two victims of Japanese convicted killer Toshihiko Hasegawa asked once again that the Justice Ministry commute the killer's death sentence to life in prison. The written request, sent May 23 to the warden of the Nagoya Detention House where Hasegawa is on death row, marks the second time the two families petitioned the ministry not to execute the 49-year-old killer. Hasegawa was convicted of murdering three men from 1979 to 1983 and sentenced to death in 1993. The family members say though they cannot forgive Hasegawa, they believe he should devote the rest of his life to atonement for his actions.
June 20, 2000 - Ed Gein - Someone has stolen the gravestone of Ed Gein, Wisconsin's original cannibal killer. Authorities believe the gravestone could appear in online action sites where it could fetch a few thousand dollars from collectors of serial killer memorabilia. "Owning Gein, for some, is to own a Rembrandt for other collectors," said Andy Kahan, crime victims' director for the Houston mayor's office and leader of a national campaign against sales of serial killer memorabilia.
Over the years, vandals have scarred the tombstone marking Gein's final resting place. Profanity and satanic symbols were written in marker, and pieces of the stone were chipped off. "A lot of people knew he was buried there. When I was out there as caretaker, I had people from every state stop to ask about his grave," said the former graveyard caretaker, Mr. Petrusky. "I had motorcycle gangs who were stopping and asking about Eddie, they were pretty rough-looking characters. I answered them as best as I could but I said 'No pictures' because we didn't want a lot of publicity."
June 20, 2000 - Sandi Nieves - Infancidal mom Sandi Nieves testified about having a "flashback" of the moment when she lit the fire that killed her daughters. "I was hoping it would be a dream," she testified. "It scared the hell out of me. I had a flashback of a flash... a lighter... a fire... I don't know what it was!" Nieves shouted at one point, "I sit here and wonder every day what happened. I have no idea!" Nieves is accused of burning her four daughters to death.
June 20, 2000 - John E. Robinson - Although investigators working on the John E. Robinson Sr. serial murder case thought they identified the last two women found in a Cass County storage locker as Sheila Dale Faith and her daughter, Debbie Lynn Faith, dental records and X-rays have not matched up. Police are now using the expertise of Michael Finnegan, a professor of anthropology at Kansas State University, to identify the victims. "We're just trying to get basic information, such as the age of women and the time period in which they have been dead," Cass County Prosecutor Chris Koster said. Using skeletal remains, Finnegan said, he can determine a person's age, sex, stature and race or ancestry which then police can compare to profiles of missing people.
June 19, 2000 - Marc Dutroux - Child killer Marc Dutroux was sentenced to five years in jail for escaping from prison in 1998 while being held on charges of abusing and killing four girls. Ironically Dutroux was sentenced in the same courthouse in Neufchateau in Southern Belgium from which he escaped two years before.
June 19, 2000 - Branch Davidians - Lawyers began questioning prospective jurors for the wrongful death lawsuit against the government brought by survivors and family members of the victims of the raid against the Branch Davidian compound in 1993. The plaintiffs contend in a $675 million suit that the government shares responsibility for the deaths of 80 cultist - including at least 17 children - who died as a result of the April 19, 1993, assault by of the Branch Davidian compound on Mount Carmel. "What's important to us is that the truth come out about what the law enforcement was doing out there. While everything wasn't done perfectly and lessons were learned, everything that was done out there was done in good faith under difficult circumstances," said U.S. Attorney Michael Bradford, lead counsel for the government.
Attorney Michael Caddell, who is representing roughly 50 estates, said most of the plaintiffs are concerned about holding the government accountable, not winning a damage award. "It's about acknowledgment of shared responsibility and a commitment that this will never happen again," he said.
June 18, 2000 - John Edward Robinson Sr. - Investigators have linked John Edward Robinson Sr. to a missing mother and daughter from California who had moved to Colorado in 1994. Police determined that Robinson had been picking up their monthly government checks at a commercial mail center in Olathe, Kansas, until his arrest. The women, Sheila Dale Faith, who would be now 51, and her wheelchair-bound daughter, Debbie Lynn Faith, who would be 21, went missing since 1994 when they left their home with a man named John.
June 18, 2000 - Alan Eugene Miller - Overweight Alabama trucker Alan Eugene Miller was convicted of murder for his 1999 workplace rampage that left three men dead. On August 5 Miller, 35, went into two businesses where he formerly and presently worked as a driver and shot at his co-workers who he thought were spreading rumors about him. Miller was charged with gunning down Lee Holdbrooks and Scott Yancy at Ferguson Enterprises, the company where he worked. Then, prosecutors said, he drove to Post Airgas, a company that had fired him, and shot Terry Jarvis. The jury recommended the death penalty which Shelby County Circuit Judge Al Crowson can later either reject or accept.
June 18, 2000 - Ignacio Espinoza - Authorities have launched a national manhunt for possible serial killer 45 year-old Ignacio Espinoza. He's wanted for questioning for a murder in Lee County, Florida, from 1990, as well as other murders of migrant workers in Arkansas and North Carolina. Espinoza has been linked to the different cases because of "startling similarities" in the series of murders throughout several Eastern and Southern states involving male migrant workers. Espinoza was last arrested in Okeechobee County on fraud charges back in 1993. He was let go because he was using an alias. Espinoza has a broken heart and cross tattoo on his left forearm.
June 17, 2000 - Robert Lee Yates - Following the arrest of serial killer suspect Robert Lee Yates, the Downtown Women's Shelter in Spokane has been forced to close its doors. The shelter opened a year ago when local prostitutes were being hunted by an unidentified predator. The 21-bed shelter accepted the women who fit the killer's victim profile: alcoholic and drug-addicted prostitutes. However, even now that killer has been arrested, these women still need a safe place to sleep. As investigators trying to solve the serial killer case haunting Spokane stated there are many "bad tricks" torturing and abusing the local street women.
June 17, 2000 - Anthony Balaam - Jurors ruled against the death penalty for 34-year-old Anthony Balaam who was convicted of sodomizing and strangling four prostitutes in Trenton, New Jersey. Balaam, known as the "Trenton Strangler," was convicted on June 1 of killing the four women.
June 17, 2000 - Chinese Murder Gang - A Chinese court has sentenced 10 people to death for murdering 28 migrant workers and then collecting $62,000 in insurance benefits, the state-run China Youth Daily reported. The Intermediate People's Court in the central city of Jinzhong gave four other people suspended death sentences and sentenced two others to life and 15 years in prison, the newspaper said. The China Youth Daily reported that for nearly two years ending in October 1998, the 16 gang members lured the migrants with promises of work in coal mines in central Shanxi province. They killed the migrants and staged mine cave-ins and explosions to cover up the murders. Ring members posing as relatives of the migrants would then make claims to their death benefits.
June 7, 2000 - John Eric Armstrong - According to prosecutors, alleged serial killer John Eric Armstrong began attacking prostitutes in Metro Detroit months before police originally thought. To date, Armstrong, 26, has been charged with five murders and four attempted murders in the Detroit-Dearborn area. The first suspected attack occurred August 15, 1999 -- two months after being honorably discharged from the USS Nimitz -- when he allegedly attacked and left for dead a Dearborn prostitute. The 26-year-old victim reported the attack to police. She later identified him after he was charged in April with killing five local women and attempting to kill three others. Armstrong's attorney said the woman is wrong about his client. "She has been reading the papers and watching television too much," attorney Robert Mitchell of Detroit said. "He isn't the right fellow at all. Don't give him too much credit."
June 15, 2000 - Charles Ng - The Canadian Broadcast Standards Council said CTV National News breached codes on ethics and violence by showing a seven-second video clip last June after serial killer Charles Ng was sentenced. The clip showed either Ng or his accomplice beginning to cut the blouse of a female victim who was tied helplessly to a chair. The Council found that the video segment used in the news report constituted an "unnecessary pictorial representation of violence an aggression," stating: "The cutting off of a real victim's clothes in anticipation of the awful crimes which were to follow (feared, no doubt, by the victim but known after the fact by the television audience) constituted an act of terrifying violence, exceeding the limits of the term "aggression"' used in Article 6.1 of the Violence Code."
June 15, 2000 - Hadden Clark - Investigators searched around Block Island using cadaver dogs for the remains of two people convicted serial killer Hadden Clark said he murdered. Clark told authorities he killed the people and burned their bodies in the early 1980s. Investigators searched a beach on the island and also went through Clark's mother's house. It is uncertain what kind of evidence they were looking for. Authorities fear the convicted killer is merely playing games with them and sending them on fruitless goose chases.
June 15, 2000 - Wayne Williams - For the second time a Georgia Superior Court judge denied a new trial for alleged Atlanta child killer Wayne Williams. Superior Court Judge Hal Craig dismissed Wayne Williams' claims that prosecutors were guilty of misconduct during his 1982 trial and that his attorneys failed to effectively represent him. Williams, 42, is serving a life sentence for the murders of Nathaniel Cater, 27, and Jimmy Ray Payne, 21. After his conviction, authorities blamed Williams for 22 other slayings but never charged him. Five of the 29 murders investigated by a special task force remain officially open. Craig previously denied Williams' request for a new trial in 1998 but the Georgia Supreme Court ruled last year that Craig wrongly dismissed two grounds raised by Williams and ordered the judge to reconsider them.
June 13, 2000 - John Edward Robinson Sr. - Prosecutors in Kansas and Missouri filed separate murder charges against suspected serial killer and internet Slavemaster John Robinson. "John E. Robinson committed the offence of murder in the first degree in a manner outrageously or wantonly vile, horrible or inhuman in that it involved torture or depravity of mind," Cass County prosecutor Chris Koster said, reading from a letter notifying Robinson that if he is found guilty the state of Missouri will seek the death penalty. Koster filed three counts of first-degree murder and two counts of armed criminal action against Robinson, alleging he used a hammer or similar instrument to beat the women to death. In Kansas, Johnson County prosecutor Paul Morrison filed two counts of first-degree murder against Robinson as well as one count of kidnapping.
June 13, 2000 - Byran Uyesugi - A Circuit Court jury today found copy repairman Byran Uyesugi guilty as charged of first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of seven Xerox coworkers last November. He faces life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. Sentencing was scheduled for August 8. The jury also found Uyesugi guilty of attempted second-degree murder for shooting and narrowly missing Steven Matsuda in the stairwell of the Xerox building.
June 13, 2000 - John Edward Robinson Sr. - One of the five women whose bodies were found in barrels linked to a Kansas man was identified as a former librarian at the prison where the suspect was an inmate. Beverly Bonner was named as one of three victims found last week in a Missouri storage locker. Two other bodies were found on a farm in Kansas. Authorities have said Robinson, 56, trolled the Internet for sex under the name "slavemaster" and may be connected to the deaths or disappearance of at least nine people. He is being held on $5 million bond on charges of aggravated sexual battery and felony theft following complaints from two women he reportedly met for sadomasochistic sex after meeting them online. Robinson's lawyer has said his client is innocent.
June 9, 2000 - Michael Wayne McGray - Halifax police said they will charge Michael Wayne McGray -- who has already been convicted of four murders this year -- with the 1985 murder of Elizabeth Gail Tucker. McGray's lawyer in Moncton, N.B., said he had heard his client will be charged in the case, but didn't know how McGray would plead. The body of Tucker, 17, was found near Digby, N.S., after she disappeared while hitchhiking to her job at a fish plant. In an interview in March, McGray claimed he stabbed her repeatedly, then dumped her body. The source said it's possible another person will be charged in the death, which McGray said was the first in a 15-year-long killing spree that spanned the country and ended in 16 murders.
McGray, a 34-year-old Nova Scotia-born drifter who has claimed responsibility for 16 slayings across North America, just pleaded guilty on to the 1987 stabbing death of Mark Gibbons of Saint John, N.B. He received a life sentence, which will run concurrent to the life sentences he's already serving for the first-degree murders of a woman in Moncton, N.B., in 1998, and two men in Montreal in 1991.
June 9, 2000 - Dieter Zurwehme - A convicted murderer who became Germany's most-wanted fugitive after breaking out of jail and eluding police during a deadly rampage, was convicted of killing four elderly people and sentenced to life in prison. Dieter Zurwehme, 57, was found guilty of four counts of murder, attempted rape, kidnapping and robbery.
Zurwehme was sentenced to life for the 1972 murder of a woman in Dueren in western Germany. After years of therapy he was moved to a minimum-security prison in 1995 against the advice of this therapist, who warned he might kill again. Zurwehme worked as a cook in a Bielefeld restaurant, reporting back to jail to sleep. On December 2, 1998 he didn't return, and on March 21, 1999 the bodies of two elderly men and a woman were found bound, gagged and dead at a home in Remagen. Another woman found with them died shortly after of stab wounds. Zurwehme's fingerprints were found at the scene.
Police launched a nationwide manhunt for Zurwehme, following tips that he had been seen in different parts of Germany. On June 27, a tipster in eastern Thuringia told police a man resembling Zurwehme was at a local hotel. Police mistakenly shot and killed a 62-year-old tourist at the hotel, thinking he was the convict resisting arrest attempts. In July, two women reported attempted rapes in northern Germany and DNA tests linked the attacks to Zurwehme. On August 20, after repeated false leads and massive searches, Zurwehme was captured in Greifswald in eastern Germany.
June 8, 2000 - Angel Maturino Resendiz - In a letter to a central Florida sheriff, convicted railroad killer Angel Maturino Resendiz admitted killing two teens Marion County three years ago. "We cannot say 100 percent he did it," said Major Patti Lumpkin, supervisor of the Marion County Sheriff's major crimes unit. "Until we have all the facts, interview Resendiz in person, we just cannot say right now. We do not want to pin a murder on him just because he has been convicted of another."
Maturino Resendiz wrote to the Marion County Sheriff's office that the killings occurred on the railroad tracks between Tampa and Baldwin, which is about 20 miles east of Jacksonville. The tracks run through Belleview, where 19-year-old Jesse Howell was found slain on March 23, 1997. His 16-year-old traveling companion, Wendy VonHuben, was never found. Investigators have never made public what type of weapon was used to fatally beat Howell, but Maturino Resendiz correctly identified the weapon in his letter. Maturino Resendiz also sent two maps that showed where he killed the man and buried the girl. According to police the maps were not specific enough.
June 8, 2000 - John Edward Robinson Sr. - The lawyer for John E. Robinson, the man suspected in the deaths of five women whose bodies were found in barrels, said that his client is innocent and complained that the media have already convicted him. Robinson, 56, has been charged only in two sexual assault cases while investigators look into his connection with the five bodies, which were found last week in barrels on his farm and in a storage locker he rented. "I resent the fact that people are now claiming that Mr. Robinson, either directly or indirectly, is a serial killer," public defender Byron Cerrillo said. I guess the five bodies in the barrel would not indicate such thing. The lawyer, who seems to have watched too many "The Practice" episodes, complained that Robinson is being held on $5 million bond in maximum security.
June 8, 2000 - Louis Peoples - A California jury recommended the death penalty for a former tow-truck driver convicted of killing four people during a 10-week series of robberies and murders around Stockton in 1997. Louis Peoples, then 37, was convicted in August of 10 criminal charges, including four counts of first-degree murder. From September to November Peoples stole a gun and robbed a Stockton bank; lured former co- worker James Loper, 29, into a fatal ambush; shot and killed 39-year-old Stephen Chacko during a liquor store robbery; and gunned down Besun Yu, 56, and Jun Gao, 46, during a convenience store robbery.
June 7, 2000 - Robert Yates - Investigators are still waiting to search Robert Yates' locker at Ft. Lewis. The Pentagon apparently did not accept the search warrant presented by detectives and ordered the locker to be shut with a safety wire until they received a federal warrant. Not wanting to risk having any of their evidence thrown out of court, detectives have decided to wait until a federal search warrant allows them to open the locker. "It's secure. It's locked up. But it's safe and it's documented that no one can get in there for now," said Sheriff Mar Sterk. "Hopefully we'll get inside very soon."
June 7, 2000 - John Edward Robinson Sr. - As the investigation of John Edward Robinson widens, court documents revealed that the suspect was the last person seen with a 19-year-old woman and her infant daughter before they were reported missing 15 years ago. The disappearance of Lisa Stasi and her 5-month-old daughter, Tiffany, "has always been a part of this investigation," Johnson County District Attorney Paul Morrison said of the two-month probe into Robinson's life preceeding his arrest.
Authorities revealed that their investigation involved a "sadomasochistic group" in which Robinson and several others communicated through the Internet. "This case involves (Robinson) having numerous contact with others over the Internet, with a common thread being S&M," Morrison said.
June 6, 2000 - John Edward Robinson Sr. - In what is arguably the first cyber sex killer case, 56-year-old John Edward Robinson is believed to have killed at least five women he lured to hotel rooms over the Internet for sadomasochistic sex. The case broke when authorities, who had been investigating Robinson for over three months, arrested him for sexually assaulting two women, and unearthed two 55-gallon barrels with two corpses inside from a property he owned. Next police found three more drums with three dead women in a storage locker he rented 30 miles away in Raymore, Montana. All victims had been bludgeoned to death with a hammer.
"I can say one thing: The bodies (in the field) appear to have been in those barrels for some time," said Paul Morrison, the district attorney in Johnson County, Kansas. "The bodies in Raymore have probably been there longer." Allegedly Robinson had rented the locker for at least five years. In Kansas, about 20 investigators -- including some from the FBI -- continued to search Robinson's property. Crews planned to drain a pond on the land. "We may find more bodies, but we certainly hope not," Linn County Sheriff Marvin Stites said.
Most of the victims are believed related to Robinson's alleged Internet activities where he went by the screen moniker of "slavemaster" trolling through different sadomasochistic chat rooms. Robinson was arrested at mobile home park managed by his wife in Olathe, Kansas. One of the women he assaulted apparently travelled from Texas to have little S&M session with the suspect in a local hotel. Like the other surviving victim, things got rougher than intended and, unlike at least five others, was able to escape alive.
June 6, 2000 - Leslie Van Houten - Former Family member Leslie Van Houten was denied parole for a 13th time by the California Prison Board. Van Houten, 50, told a parole board hearing she wished to be released, perhaps to work as a book editor at home. "I don't know the world out there, but it felt like a good thing for a woman in her 50s to do," Van Houten told the board. "If that day ever comes, I want to become anonymous and live as quietly as I can... I believe what I did is inexcusable. You can never make it right and I sincerely apologize for all the pain the family went through."
California Board of Prison Terms Chairman Manuel E. Ortega said the viciousness of the crimes was the main reason Van Houten was denied parole. Lou Smaldino, a nephew of victims Rosemary and Leno LaBianca, told the hearing, "She can never repay in this life what she did to us and our family."
June 6, 2000 - Aum Shinri Kyo - Former Aum Shinri Kyo leader Yoshihiro Inoue was sentenced to life in prison for the 1995 nerve gas attack on the Tokyo subway. Inoue, 30, was one of five agents accused of being directly involved in the gas attack. Prosecutors wanted him sentenced to death. Prosecutor Koichi Ueda called the ruling unexpected and said the prosecution may appeal. Defense lawyer Hiroshi Kamiyama said he expected the legal fight to continue. "We're happy Inoue's life was spared by this court, but we're not relaxing since it looks like the battle isn't over yet," he told The Associated Press. In deciding against the death penalty, the judge accepted the defense's argument that Inoue had been brainwashed by the cult and couldn't refuse orders to take part in the gassing, national broadcaster NHK reported. Inoue joined Aum when he was just 16 years old, Kyodo News agency said.
June 5, 2000 - Seven Dead in Yemen - Seven people were killed and 3 seriously injured in Aal Baseer village in Yemen when two gunmen from Ans tribe opened fire on a group of villagers. One of the two gunmen had earlier been brutally tortured by inhabitants of Aal Baseer who accused him of stealing Qat when he was working at one of their farms. They plucked out his finger nails, burned parts of his body and locked him up in a private jail. A week after his release he came back, accompanied by another gunman seeking revenge. He killed some of the people who tortured him. However, eventually neither he nor his partner were able to escaped death, as they were shot dead by the Ans tribesmen who surrounded them.
May 30, 2000 - "Killers on the Loose" - In anticipation to the release of the book, "Killers on the Loose," we have created its own web page from where eventually you'll be able to buy it. The book, written by yours truly, is about unsolved cases of serial slaughter. Curiously, while trying to set up a partnership with Amazon.Com, we were rejected by the corporate book giant. I guess it's a badge of honor being considered unsuitable by the Amazon geeks. Presently we are researching other options to sell my book and other crime titles from the mayhem umbrella.
May 30, 2000 - Mohammed Adam Omar - Students at Sanaa University, outraged over revelations of Mohammad Adam Omar's bloodlust, said they will sue university officials for neglect over the murderous rampage of the university morgue worker. "The student union has decided to file a criminal suit against university administrators and security guards...for failing to carry out their duties," a statement said. Since the revelations of Omar's unchecked criminality, student protesters have taken to the streets demanding the firing of senior university officials and university security officers. The student union said it would call off the protests while their case is in court, but warned: "if we detect any attempt to undermine the case or be lenient with any of those involved we will strengthen our protests and broaden them to include all the universities in Yemen."
May 28, 2000 - Robert Lee Yates - Pointing at a new trend of profitting from high-visibility murder cases, Spokane's Superior Court announced that they will sell copies of Robert Lee Yates' 462-page indictment at $1 per page. According to Gary Berg, chief deputy court clerk, four news outlets have already bought the whole stack of court documents. With $1,848 in their coffers, perhaps the county will now auction off pieces of evidence in EBay to the highest bidder.
May 28, 2000 - Mohammed Adam Omar - Students demonstrated in the Yemeni capital Sanaa demanding that university morgue killer Mohammad Adam Omar be publicly crucified. The students marched to the office of President Ali Abdullah Saleh where they presented a list of demands including that the trial of the suspect be televised and "that he be executed and crucified outside the university's faculty of medicine."
In court, Omar was all smiles. The 48-year-old suspect confirmed his confession of having killed 16 women in Yemen, 8 of whom were university students. He also said he cut off the hands and feet of his victims, dissolved them in chemicals and kept their bones as mementos. Police said they are looking for four associates who are suspected of helping him with the killings. Detectives said they have sent investigators to Kuwait, Jordan and Sudan where the suspect claims to have killed 35 more women since 1975.
May 28, 2000 - Luis Alfredo Garavito - Colombia's worst ever serial killer, Luis Alfredo Garavito was sentenced to a total 835 years in prison for the murder of 189 boys aged between eight and 16. The total sentence was the result of 32 separate judgements passed in the last few weeks in 11 different courts throughout Colombia. Investigating judge Pablo Gonzalez, who has overall responsibility for the case, referred to Garavito's "stupifying coldness" when, after his arrest in the town of Villavicencio Garavito admitted killing 140 boys during a five-hour interrogation. He kept a record of his victims in a small notebook. Seven months after his arrest authorities determined he was responsible for 189 killings. In jail, 42-year-old Gavarito allegedly tried to commit suicide by swallowing cyanide.
May 28, 2000 - Paul Dennis Reid - Convicted cuadruple killer Paul Dennis Reid recieved three more death sentences for the murders of three employees of a McDonald's restaurant on March 23, 1997. Reid has already been sentenced to death four more times in Clarksville and Nashville for four other murders committed during fast-food robberies in Middle Tennessee during early 1997. Davidson County Criminal Court Judge Cheryl Blackburn set Reid's execution date as March 23, 2002.
Reid, 42, never testified during any of the trials, but the juries heard mental health experts testify about his his "broken brain," head injuries he suffered as a child and an adult and the delusions of government surveillance that he had reported off and on since the 1980s. Mental health professionals said Reid was often more interested in things like ice cream and getting a softer pillow for his prison bed than in preparing for his trials. Reid has been confined to the death row section of Riverbend prison since he was first sentenced to death in April 1999. He has said in recent months that he believes an inmate in a nearby cell was "planted" there to kill him or "drive him crazy."
May 27, 2000 - "Golden Years Killer" - Golden Years Serial Killer Leslie Leon Burchardt was sentenced to four life terms for the murders of four elderly women in Richmond, Virginia. Burchardt, who was known as the "Golden Years Killer," is already serving one life term for an unrelated killing.
May 27, 2000 - Robert Lee Yates - Richard Fasy, the public defender representing Robert Lee Yates, filed a motion to have the case reassigned from Judge Kathleen O'Connor to another Spokane County Superior Court judge. Fasy declined to elaborate on the request. "It involves too many conversations that are confidential for me to appropriately make any kind of comment." Superior Court Judge Tari Eitzen is expected to appoint a new judge to the case sometime next week.
May 26, 2000 - Theodore Kaczynski - Convicted serial bomber Teddy K. has filed court papers asking to withdraw his guilty plea from his 1998 conviction. Kaczynski, in a handwritten papers sent from a maximum security prison in Colorado, claimed he was coerced by his lawyers into pleading guilty to the infamous Unabomber murders and should be able to retract that plea. "The purpose of the present appeal is to challenge the district's court's ruling that Kaczynski's guilty plea was voluntary," Kaczynski wrote in the more than 50-page motion he filed April 28.
May 26, 2000 - Vlad the Impaler - A convention of Dracula scholars have convened in the legendary Bran Castle in Transylvania, home of the of mass murderer Vlad the Impaler. The visiting scholars have brought a much needed infusion of cash to the local peasants who have been selling them tiny coffins with Transylvanian soil and vampire wine. Vlad the Impaler was a Romanian Prince who lived in the 14th century whopse moniker attest to his unbridled brutality. The myth of Dracula is based on his legendary taste for blood. Locals also claim his ghost is said to still haunt Bran castle.
May 26, 2000 - Possible St. Louis Serial Killer - East St. Louis police have identified one of two people whose bodies were found by a dog stuffed into trash bags. The victim was identified as 31-year-old prostitute Ramona Sidney, who was reported missing on New Year's Eve. Pointing at the likelihood that a serial killer is at work in East St. Louis, authorities established that Sidney knew two other women -- Seriece Johnson, 33, and Yvette House, 33 -- whose bodies were discovered within the same area last in February. Police said the deaths of those two women may have been caused by accidental drug overdoses. But they are conducting a homicide investigation. The three identified victims were all black, drug addicted prostitutes. Police have yet to determine the sex of the other unidentified body.
May 25, 2000 - Joseph Paul Franklin - Racist killer Joseph Paul Franklin confessed to killing two hitchhikers in Virginia who were headed to a counterculture gathering in Pocahontas County in 1980. In a video deposition played in Braxton County Circuit Court Franklin cited race as the reason he shot Nancy Santomero, 19, of Huntington, N.Y., and Vicki Durian, 26, of Wellman, Iowa. "One of them told me she had dated blacks and all that," he said. "And the other one told me she would if she had a chance so I just decided to waste them at that time."
The video deposition acted as a key piece of evidence in the retrial of Jacob Beard, a former Hillsboro man convicted of the murders in 1993. Beard received two life sentences, but because of Franklin's confession to Wisconsin police in 1984 and an affidavit from a former co-defendant, he was released from Mount Olive Correctional Complex last year on $150,000 bond. He now lives in Crescent City, Florida.
May 25, 2000 - Mohammed Adam Omar - Yemeni police reported that the have discovered the remains of 15 women around the medical faculty of Sanaa University. Sources close to the investigation told Reuters that nine of the corpses were skeletons and six headless bodies and two severed heads had also been found. Some of the remains were found buried and others were in the university's sewage system. University morgue worker Mohammad Adam Omar, who is believed to be responsible for 67 deaths throughout the Middle East, will go on trial this weekend for the murder of 16 women in Yemen -- eight of which were university students. Since the arrest students have been protesting the University's failure to investigate over 60 complaints that had been filed against the murderous morgue worker.
Omar was arrested following the persistent complaining by the mother of the Iraqi student that her daughter mysteriously disappeared last December. Omar allegedly charged the Iraqi student a fee of US$ 2500 in exchange for high grades in anatomy. When she failed to comply, Omar lured her into a small room in the morgue and killed her. Her mother, Karimah Mutlak, said she would like to kill Omar with her own hands and dismember him the way he dismembered her daughter: "My only dream now is to see the body of Mohammad Adam chopped into pieces as he did to all these girls," she said in an interview with the English-language Gulf News. "I would do it myself, with my own hands, in a public place in the middle of Sanaa if they would let me."
May 25, 2000 - Five Dead in Queens - Two men walked into a Wendy's restaurant in the Flushing section of the New York burough of Queens and bound, gagged and shot five employees to death during an apparent robbery. Two other workers were wounded, one critically. After more than an hour and a half in the basement refrigerator, surrounded by dead and dying co-workers, one of the wounded employees managed to get free and call 911. Arriving officers saw the two wounded employees and broke through the locked glass door to help them. A manhunt was under way for the killers, described as two men ages 18 to 20.
May 24, 2000 - Angel Maturino Resendiz - Mexican authorities said they will contend the death sentence for convicted Mexican citizen and serial killer Angel Maturino Resendiz. "We think he got a just trial, he even confessed, so that's not the point," said Marco Dosal, spokesman for the Mexican consulate in Houston. "But, as a fact, our government does not have the death penalty." Dosal added that although Mexico does not condone what Maturino Resendiz did, it unilaterally opposes capital punishment.
May 24, 2000 - Possible Vancouver Serial Killer - Investigators from Vancouver have contacted Spokane authorities to determine if suspected serial killer Robert Lee Yates could be involved in the disappearance of 29 local sex-trade workers. In fact more than 30 juristictions have contacted the Spokane Sheriff's Department for information on Yates and his whereabouts as a military careerist before settling in Spokane for a life of rape and murder.
May 23, 2000 - Robert Lee Yates - Detectives in Spokane wrapped up their investigation into the home of alleged Spokane serial killer Robert Lee Yates Jr. and returned family possessions that were taken from the house. Since his arrest more than a month ago the house has been surrounded by a blue tarp while investigators searched every inch of the property. The search yielded evidence in the yard matching clippings and detritus found near the dump sites of three of his alleged victims. Having already been charged with eight murders, Spokane authorities are preparing two more case against the father of five -- the deaths of Heather Hernandez and Shannon Zelinski.
The lockers Yates used when he was flying helicopters for the Army National Guard at Camp Murray and Fort Lewis in the Tacoma area have not been searched. Because military bases are composed of a patchwork of jurisdictions, Sheriff's Sgt. Cal Walker said he wants to make sure a search is performed legally. "Should we find something there we would not want to lose it," Walker said. "We're going to cover our bases for every square inch."
May 23, 2000 - Paul Dennis Reid - The sole survivor of a deadly robbery at a McDonald's restaurant in Hermitage identified Paul Dennis Reid as the man who stabbed him and shot his three co-workers to death. Jose Ramirez Gonzalez testified that Reid pumped bullets into the heads of each of his co-workers and then stabbed him after apparently running out of ammunition, shortly after the restaurant closed on March 23, 1997. Gonzalez, 33, a Mexican immigrant who had worked at the restaurant for just three days, said that he struggled with the much larger robber but then played dead after Reid stabbed him repeatedly.
Davidson County prosecutors opened Reid's third murder trial with testimony from the only survivor of a series of fast-food robberies early in 1997. Reid has already received four death sentences for murdering four people during robberies at a Captain D's seafood restaurant in Donelson in February 1997 and a Baskin-Robbins ice-cream store in Clarksville in April 1997.
May 22, 2000 - Angel Maturino Resendiz - The same Texas jury that found him guilty fo first degree murder complied with the Railway Killer Angel Maturino Resendiz's wishes and took two hours to sentence him to death for the rape murder of Dr. Claudia Benton. Maturino Resendiz, who told his lawyers not to appeal his death sentence, believes that by dying he will "come back and cause earthquakes, tornadoes and mud slides." Before State District Judge Bill Harmon imposed the sentence, he asked Maturino Resendiz if he had anything to say. "That police officer lied under oath, and I don't think that it's right," Maturino Resendiz said, pointing to Texas Ranger Sgt. Drew Carter to whom he surrendered in El Paso. "He lied under oath."
May 22, 2000 - Byran Uyesugi - During the second week of the trial of rampage killer Byran Uyesugi a psychiatrist who treated him in 1993 said the Xerox copy repairman suffered from deep rooted delusions. In 1993, Uyesugi spent five days in the psychiatric ward at Castle Hospital after he kicked in an elevator door at a customer's building. Upon evaluation, Dr. Denis Mee-Lee found Uyesugi suffered from a major mental illness. "Somewhat of a suspicious distrustful, what we might overall typically call paranoid types of feelings," says Mee-Lee.
May 22, 2000 - Marc Dutroux - Child killer Marc Dutroux returned to court to face assault and theft charges stemming from his 1998 escape from the Neufchateau courthouse in southwest Belgium. In fact Dutroux escaped from the very same courthouse where he is now being tried. Not one to shy away from absurdity Dutroux told magistrates that his escape was an attempt to highlight what he said were inhumane prison conditions.
May 20, 2000 - Possible St. Louis Serial Killer - A stray German shepherd called Roscoe has found the remains of three bodies in the same area in East Saint Louis over the past four months. In the latest disovery Roscoe was seen walking down a street carrying a large bone which turned out to be a human leg bone. Police then followed Roscoe to an area beneath a railroad bridge where two badly decomposed bodies were discovered in separate garbage bags. Last February, Roscoe led police to the body of a woman that was also wrapped in a plastic garbage bag. The two latest victims are believed to be black and between the ages of 30 and 40. One of the victims is believed to be a woman. Because of their advanced state of decomposition authorities have not been able to determine the sex of the second victim. As of now police have yet to say whether they are dealing with a serial killer.
May 19, 2000 - Angel Maturino Resendiz - Now that Angel Maturino Resendiz has said that he rather be executed than spend the rest of his life in jail, prosecutors are pressing for the death penalty on the sentencing phase of the first trial against him. Maturino Resendiz, who claims to be "half angel, half man," has been charged with nine deaths in three states. According to defense lawyers he was drawn to his victims by a sense of evil and was forced to kill them because it was "God's will." According to prosecutor Devon Anderson, "What we have here is a career burglar who developed a taste for murder and rape."
May 19, 2000 - Alfred Gaynor - Massachusetts handyman and auto body repairman Alfred Gaynor was convicted of four sex murders and sentenced to four life terms without parole. He was charged with aggravated rape and murders of four Springfield women between November 1997 and February 1998. Like Gaynor, all four victims were black. Prosecutors said the killer lured the victims by offering them cocaine, then sodomized them and choked them to death. Though Gaynor has repeatedly claimed his innocence DNA tests linked him to semen and blood found on or near the bodies of the four women.
May 19, 2000 - German Family Hacked to Death in China - A Chinese court in Nanjing found four peasants guilty on of hacking to death a German family. At least three of the four men were virtually certain to face execution for the murders of Jurgen Pfrang, an executive with German automaker Daimler Benz AG, his wife and two children. The killing in the central city of Nanjing last month was a rare instance of violence against foreigners in China. Chinese lawyers hired by the victims' relatives had said they had circumstantial evidence -- but no proof -- the killing was linked to Pfrang's work at the Yaxing Benz joint venture factory in Yangzhou, near Nanjing. But no evidence of conspiracy was found. According to prosecutors the murders were the result of a burglary gone wrong.
May 18, 2000 - Andrew Cunanan - According to a South Florida real estate agency an unidentified person is buying Gianni Versace's $25 million oceanside mansion. The 12-bedroom, 13-bathroom mansion in the trendy South Beach area gained worldwide infamy after Versace was gunned down in front of the Mediterranean palace by cross-country serial killer Andrew Cunanan.
May 18, 2000 - Byran Uyesugi - According to testimony from co-workers Hawaian rampager Byran Uyesugi was ostracized and isolated at work. One day he told Xerox service technician Clyde Nitta, "I'll take care of them. I'll shoot all of them." Uyesugi one day told co-worker . Nitta described Uyesugi as mild-mannered and quiet. But when Uyesugi spoke of his co-workers, "he got very upset and his demeanor changed," Nitta said.
May 18, 2000 - Richard Scott Baumhammers - Rampage killer Richard Scott Baumhammers was deemed incompetent to stand trial and ordered transferred to Mayview State Hospital for treatment. Judge Lawrence O'Toole said Baumhammers was incompetent to aid in his own defense on homicide charges and could be tried later if his mental state improves. Baumhammers, a 34 former immigrant lawyer, is accused of fatally shooting five people and wounding a sixth in Allegheny and Beaver counties April 28. His victims were Jewish, Indian, Vietnamese, Chinese and black. The son of Latvian refugees Baumhammers ran a Web site that touted the rights of immigrants from Europe over those from the third world. One of the psychiatrists who interviewed him testified that Baumhammers had an "eerie" emotional detachment and was paranoid, believing he had been poisoned during trips to Europe. He and two other psychiatrists testified that Baumhammers was unfit for a trial.
May 18, 2000 - Mohammed Adam Omar - A Sudanese man suspected of raping and killing 16 women in Yemen was quoted saying he regretted his murder spree but had been unable to resist the urge to kill "beautiful women." The suspect, 45-year-old suspect, Mohammed Adam Omar, was an employee at the morgue of Sanaa University where he committed the murders. "I regret what I did and executing me will purify me from my sins," he said in the interview. Asked about his motive for the killings, he said: "Sometimes I used to hate what I did, but when I saw women, especially beautiful ones, something happened inside me that I could not resist at all."
He denied he sold body parts, adding that he used to kidnap his victims and take them to the university's morgue where he would hit them hard on the head until they died. Then he would skin them, cut off the hands and feet of his victims, dissolve them in chemicals, and keep the bones as mementos. He also tried to sell the hair of his victims, to be used in manufacturing wigs.
Though he was initially suspected of killing up to 16 women, Omar confessed to killing 51 murders over a 25-year period in Lebanon, Kuwait, Nigeria, Yemen, Jordan, and his home country, Sudan. As a child he allegedly enjoyed killing and skinning rabbits. By the time he was 22 he graduated to killing women. Police are also looking for three people closely associated with Omar and are suspected of being involved in the murders. Yemeni investigators had been sent to Jordan, Kuwait and Sudan.
May 18, 2000 - Robert Lee Yates - On the day of his 48th birthday, suspected Spokane serial killer Robert L. Yates Jr., who just turned 48, was charged with eight counts of aggravated first-degree murder charges, one count of attempted murder and one count of robbery. The indictment upgraded the previous first degree murder charge in the case of 16-year-old Jennifer Joseph to aggravated murder. The other aggravated murder charges are for the deaths of Darla Sue Scott, Shawn L. Johnson, Laurel A. Wason, Shawn A. McClenahan, Sunny G. Oster, Linda Maybin and Michelyn Derning. The attempted murder and ribbery charges are for the August 1998 attack on Christine L. Smith
May 18, 2000 - Robert Lee Yates - The surviving serial killer victim was identified as 32-year-old Christine L. Smith. She is believed to have survided an August 1998 attack by Yates. Smith said Yates allegedly picked her up in a black van near East Sprague and drove her to the back of a clinic where she agreed to perform oral sex on him. On the way there she asked him if he was the "psycho killer" who was killing prostitutes to which he answered no, adding that he had five kids and wasn't into that type of thing. Then he allegedly shot her in the head when he was unable to become aroused and asked for his $40 back. When she saw that she was bleeding she climbed out of the van, ran to a rehabilitation center and was taken to a hospital where doctors closed the wound with three stitches. Shortly after she reported the incident to police, even though she was unaware at the time that she had been shot.
May 18, 2000 - Angel Maturino Resendiz - Rejecting an insanity defense, a Houston jury found Angel Maturino Resendiz guilty of the 1998 rape-murder of Dr. Claudia Benton, a Houston-area physician. After jurors returned their verdict, Maturino Resendiz told State District Judge Bill Harmon that he did not want his attorneys to mount any defense during the punishment phase. "I've decided that injection is better than spending life in jail, so I want to do that. I'm 41, plus 40 years is 81, and I might not make it all the way." he told the judge while the jury was out of the courtroom. The jury deliberated for 10 hours over two days before concluding that the confessed serial killer was aware he was commiting a crime when he broke into the home of in 1998, then sexually assaulted, bludgeoned and stabbed her to death.
May 18, 2000 - Brian Uyesugi - In the first day of testimony in the trial of Xerox shooter Byran Uyesugi witness George Moad described his horror and disbelief as he ran to the second floor of Xerox warehouse to see what was going on and stumbled over the bleeding and lifeless bodies of coworkers as he looked for a phone to call 911. "I saw bodies and I couldn't understand, fathom," he testified. "I felt sick."
May 17, 2000 - Possible South African Serial Killer - Following the murder of five women over the last few months, South African police believe a serial killer could be on the loose in the Greenwood Park/Durban North areas, in the KwaZulu-Natal region. The body of the last victim, discovered three weeks ago, led authorities to establish links between all five killings.
May 17, 2000 - Robert Lee Yates - Investigators revealed they have found a woman who survived an attack by Robert Lee Yates. "That was a surprise and it was a stroke of good luck," Spokane County Sheriff's Office spokesman Dave Reagan said. "This has been a case of miracles." Spokane County Prosecutor Steve Tucker said he intends to charge Yates with nine more counts in the next couple of days. In addition, he will charge Yates with one count of attempted first-degree murder and first-degree robbery.Reagan said those charges are in connection with the attack on the woman who survived. "We have a victim who survived an attack by Robert Yates," Reagan said. "We are not going to reveal any victims' names until charges are filed in court."
May 17, 2000 - Mohammed Adam - A Sudanese man who worked in the morgue of Sanaa University's medical faculty, has confessed to killing a up to 27 women, 16 in Yemen and 11 in Sudan, and selling their body parts. Mohammed Adam, 45, confessed to killing 27 young girls and women. Officials said that before he came to Yemen, Adam had been in Israel in 1994 where he had spent three months in prison. He had also lived in Kuwait and Jordan, but been expelled from both countries.
The only two bodies that have so far been found were those of an Iraqi student, Zeinab, and a Yemeni, Hosn, both of which were hidden in the faculty morgue. Police added that Adam was involved in the smuggling of body parts abroad for scientific purposes and may have had accomplices in the trade of bodyparts to other Arab countries for medical experiments. When he was arrested police said that Adam "tried to commit suicide by slicing open his wrists with glass from his spectacles." Yemen's parliament decided to form a commission to investigate the killings, a parliamentary source said, and the cabinet also discussed the murders, "insisting on the need to conclude quickly the police enquiry to explain the circumstances of the crimes."
May 17, 2000 - Brian Uyesugi - In the opening statements in the Byran Uyesugi trial City Prosecutor Peter Carlisle described murder defendant Byran Uyesugi as a calculating, disgruntled employee out to settle a grudge and defense attorney Rodney Ching described the gunman as sick individual with a history of mental illness who was legally insane at the time of the shootings. According to Ching the rampage was the product of a delusional mental disorder fueled by the belief that his co-workers were spying on him and sabotaging his work. Uyesugi,
May 17, 2000 - "Last Call Killer" - Cops are closing in on a former employee at the St. Vincent's campus of Sisters of Charity Healthcare in Staten Island who is suspected of being the Last Call Killer. The suspected serial killer is believed to have murdered and mutilated up to six homosexual men in the early 1990s. The suspect was identified by a former business associate who recognized the individual from a composite sketch recently circulated by police and gay organizations. "The composite picture and physical description are a dead ringer for the [individual] I knew in 1993," said the woman. "It is an exact description as I remember him and the family history also jibes with some of the circumstances of the murders."
May 15, 2000 - Danny Rolling - Serial killer Danny Rolling told a television interviewer that he accepts responsibility for three Shreveport, Lousiana slayings that occurred before he murdered five students in Gainesville 10 years ago. Rolling, sentenced to death for the 1990 Gainesville slayings, has long been the prime suspect in the Louisiana slayings, but has never been charged. Rolling, a Florida State Prison inmate, told WFLA an evil spirit had directed him to kill as revenge for time he spent in prison on previous convictions. Saying that he has been preparing for his execution for years, the candid serial killer said: "I hope I go to heaven, because I've seen hell down here."
May 15, 2000 - Columbine Massacre - Investigators in the Columbine High School shooting rampage released to victims' families and the media the long-awaited CD-ROM of the massacre, compiled from 4,500 witness interviews and 10,000 pieces of evidence. The CD-ROM was released because fifteen victims' families who are filing lawsuits against the sheriff's asked for the file to prepare their case. The families claim the sheriff ignored warnings that the shooters had planned a terrorist act. According to the report, the gunmen's yearbooks, videotapes, journals and computer files listed 67 people they disliked for various reasons, but only one of these people was wounded, "and there is no evidence that he was specifically targeted on April 20."
But the report paints a horrifying timeline of the events. According to the timeline at 11:14 Harris and Klebold carried the homemade bombs into the cafeteria in duffel bags and back packs. When the bombs failed to explode, the two killers went back to their cars and got their guns. They fired the first shot at 11:19. Seven minutes later, Harris exchanged fire with a school resource officer outside the school. The resource officer called for help at 11:26. By 11:35, 12 students were dead and 34 were wounded. Nearly half an hour later -- at 12:02 -- the first SWAT team member entered the building. A camera in the cafeteria showed Klebold and Harris surveying the damage at 11:57. At noon, they returned to the library, and at 12:08, they killed themselves.
May 15, 2000 - Brian Uyesugi - Today begins the trial of Brian Uyesugi, the rampaging copier repairman who shot to death seven people in the Hawainan offices of the Xerox Corporation. Uyesugi's attorneys are seeking acquittal by reason of insanity, alleging that he suffers from delusions and can't distinguish between right and wrong. Uyesugi, 40, faces one count of first-degree murder for the multiple killings, seven counts of second-degree murder and one count of attempted murder in the second degree for allegedly shooting at an eighth man, who escaped. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of life in prison. If acquitted by reason of insanity, he could be confined to the state psychiatric hospital in Kaneohe.
May 13, 2000 - Sudanese Serial Killer - A Sudanese man who worked at the morgue of Sanaa University has been arrested in Yemen on suspicion of raping and killing up to 16 women in a murder spree that started in 1996. The 45-year-old suspect confessed to raping and killing two female university students, one Yemeni and the other Iraqi. Both of their mutilated bodies were recovered. "Initial investigation showed he used to trade illegally in selling his victims' body parts," one security official said. "The Sudanese man worked as a medical assistant at the morgue of the university's medical school. It seems he used to lure women students there, rape them, kill them and then mutilate their bodies."
May 12, 2000 - Robert Lee Yates - The FBI has sent a genetic profile and other identifying material of Robert Lee Yates to Germany where authorities are investigating the deaths of nearly two dozen women. Yates, the suspected Spokane Serial Killer, served two tours of duty in Germany while on active duty as a helicopter pilot in the U.S. Army in the 1980s and 1990s. He was at a base in Hanau from August 1980 to February 1984, the Pentagon said. He returned to Germany in May 1988 and was stationed at a base near Goeppingen until 1991. German authorities are especially interested in any evidence found in a 1988 Chevrolet van that Yates had shipped to Germany.
May 12, 2000 - Serial Killings in North Virginia - A state DNA computer program has linked three unsolved killings in Northern Virginia from 1988. Although the computer matched the DNA from the crimes, it has not matched the spree to a suspect. The victims linked are Rachael Raver and her boyfriend, Warren H. Fulton III, who were shot to death in December 1988 and dumped in a field in Fairfax County, and 24-year-old Veronica Lynn Jefferson, whose body was found behind McKinley Elementary School in Arlington in May 1988. She, like Raechel Raver, had been raped and shot.
In April last year, Fairfax police submitted a sample of DNA from the killer in the Raver-Fulton case to the state crime lab in Northern Virginia. Several months later, Arlington police did the same in their case. The two agencies acted after the FBI established uniform criteria to allow DNA comparisons between jurisdictions. Last month, the state crime lab reported that the two DNA samples came from the same person. The discovery opened new avenues of investigation: In the Arlington case, witnesses had provided details of a man who was seen with Jefferson shortly before her death. Arlington police were able to draw a composite sketch, which now gives Fairfax police the face of a possible suspect. In the Fairfax case, Raver's car was driven almost immediately to Queens, N.Y., where it was issued a parking ticket even before the bodies were found near Reston. Now Arlington police have a new search area: New York City, where Fairfax detectives have made several forays.
May 12, 2000 - Angel Maturino Resendiz - Serial killer Angel Maturino Resendiz, who pleaded innocent by reason of insanity, told a forensic psychiatrist that his killing spree was part of a divine mission to eliminate evil. Defense attorneys contend that the 40-year-old serial killer cannot be held responsible for the slayings because he suffers from schizophrenia. In a strange understanding of confidentiality, the killer interrupted proceeding and objected to the jury's viewing several letters he had written to reporters. "I was just wondering, those letters to the media (the jury) got hold of are confidential. I don't know how they got them. They did open all of my mail, but they are confidential." In other letters sent to his family in 1997 the rail-rifding killer revealed his belief that mathematical equations could predict the Apocalypse. Some letters he signed with his name Angel, followed by the Star of David, the number 3, the letter K and the number 18. Others he signed "Truly an Angel."
May 12, 2000 - Michael Ross - Connecticut serial killer Michael Ross received six death penalties, six years after his original death penalty was overturned by the state Supreme Court. Judge Thomas P. Miano ordered the execution be held September 15, although all death sentences in Connecticut are automatically stayed pending Supreme Court appeals. Ross said in an interview from death row last month that he respects the jury's verdict and does not want his lawyers to file any non-mandatory appeals. "It's been 16 years," he added. "You know, it's got to end. I can't let this go another 10 years."
May 12, 2000 - Marc Dutroux - A Belgian court ruled that the two gendarmes who were guarding suspected child murderer Marc Dutroux when he briefly escaped from custody in 1998 will not be prosecuted. The Court of First Instance in Neufchateau ruled that legal action against the two gendarmes was inadmissible because media coverage had prejudiced the case against them.
May 12, 2000 - Harold Shipman - Manchester police said they were investigating up to 192 deaths in connection with the Manchester GP Dr. Harold Shipman. The 54-year-old Shipman was convicted last December of killing 15 of his patients with lethal injections of heroin. Police had previously suspected he might have murdered 175 patients in a 20-year medical killing spree.
May 12, 2000 - Albert DeSalvo - Relatives of Albert H. DeSalvo and the family of one of the women he confessed to murdering are calling on officials to hand over evidence in the hopes of proving that DeSalvo was not the Boston Strangler. "We're not asking the government to do this, and we're not asking the taxpayer to do this," a lawyer representing the families said. "Before, there wasn't the science to solve this case. Today we have it." James E. Starrs, a professor of forensic science at George Washington University, volunteered to perform the genetic tests. DeSalvo's family believe that Al, already in serving a life sentence for a serial rape spree, confessed to the Strangler killings after cutting a deal with another prisoner and hoping to cash in on the book and movie rights of the story.
May 11, 2000 - Angel Maturino Resendiz - Pushing the brain-injury-leads-to-serial-killing defense the mother of admitted serial killer Angel Maturino Resendiz testified that her son was dropped shortly after birth and suffered several blows to the head that may have caused his brain dysfunction. "Angel was born, and he did hit himself on his head. He was very purple," Virginia Maturino Resendiz said through an interpreter. Virginia said that her son was smashed in the head with a rock by students when he was in his early teens, adding that when he was 3 years old he witnessed her being attacked. "A man came out with a machete, and I still carry the scars. Angel was crying a lot. He saw my mother was taking the man off of me, and he ran away."
May 11, 2000 - Sandi Nieves - In the trial of infanticidal mom Sandi Nieves prosecutors presented her as a revenge and control freak who killed her four daughters to get back at her two ex-husbands. Nieves, 36, torched her Santa Clarita family home July 1, 1998, killing her four daughters. Her only son, then 13, miraculously survived the blaze. Prosecutor have urged the panel to "hold her responsible for her final acts of revenge and control, which resulted in the deaths of her four innocent children."
May 9, 2000 - Peter Moore - Emboldened by his recent cash settlement against two friends who sold his property while he was in prison, British serial killer Peter Moore has now threatened to sue police for allegedly failing to protect his home. The gay murderer said he wrote to North Wales Police in 1996 informing them that the furniture of his home was being sold off. "As you know I complained in writing to the police in 1996 about the damage that was being done and the removal of furniture and fittings which rendered the building almost unusable." Dylan Roberts, a lawyer who represented Moore at his trial, said the killer could have a reasonable case. "When he was arrested in 1995 the police knew that Prydderch and Bradshaw were still living there. If there was a question of property being stolen from his former flat then the police would have an obligation to investigate. That is the case whether he is someone who is charged with an offence or just an ordinary member of the public."
May 9, 2000 - Fred & Rosemary West - Fred and Rosemary West's first home in Gloucester is being put up for auction. In this first home the murderous couple killed and buried their first victim. Later they moved to the infamous "House of Horror" in Cromwell Street where they killed at least 20 women. The Cromwell street property was demolished and a walkway was built in its place.
May 9, 2000 - Jerry Scott Heidler - Arguing that three pro-death penalty residents should not have served in the jury, lawyers for mass murderer Jerry Scott Heidler asked the Georgia Supreme Court to overturn his convictions and death sentences for murdering four members of a family in the tiny Toombs County town of Santa Claus. Heidler was convicted of four counts of malice murder and given four death sentences for fatally shooting 47-year-old Danny Daniels, his 33-year-old wife, Kim, their 16-year-old daughter, Jessica, and their 8-year-old son, Bryant. He also was convicted of kidnapping two of the couple's daughters and one of their foster children and molesting one of the children.
May 9, 2000 - The Villisca Axe Murders - Dave and Leslie Christensen, a couple of ghost hunters, claim to have identified seven spirits living in a house in Villisca, Illinois, where in 1912 eight people were massacred by an unidentified axe murderer. According to the ghost hunters they have developed a strong relationship with the spirits and want to hold a seance to free them from the property. "We want the spirits to know they are still cared about, even 88 years later," Dave Christensen said. The couple also said they going to release information they have gathered through historic research and not from the spirits that will solve the crime.
On a Sunday morning in June 1912, someone took an ax and bludgeoned to death J.B. Moore; his wife, Sara; their four children; and Lena and Ina Stillinger, two friends of the Moore children who had stayed overnight. An itinerant preacher, Lyn George Jacklin Kelly, was tried twice for the deaths but was acquitted. Another man, State Sen. F.F. Jones, sued a detective - hired by Moore's brother - for slander over a public accusation that Jones had Moore, his former employee, killed. In 1994, Darwin Linn of Corning, Iowa, bought the house and made it part of the Olson-Linn Museum in Villisca. He restored the house to its 1912 state and opened it for tours.
May 8, 2000 - Angel Maturino Resendiz - Suspected Railroad Killer Angel Maturino Resendiz went to to the Harris County Criminal Justice Center for opening statments for one of the nine slayings he is accused of committing. This first trial is for the murder of Doctor Claudia Benton at her home in Houston. Maturino Resendiz is suspected of killing six people in Texas, two in Illinois and one in Kentucky from 1997 to 1999. The slayings all took place near train tracks.
Maturino Resendiz has relished the spotlight in pretrial hearings, using court appearances to complain about everything from the death penalty to jail food. He once said he wanted his trial moved to Waco because of "everything that happened with the Branch Davidians at the hands of the government," but later changed his mind. Then asked to it to "one of those little towns that are worse off than here." While in jail, Maturino Resendiz, a Mexican national and self-proclaimed "Christian Jew," has penned strange letters to newspaper and television reporters and even to Harris County District Attorney John B. Holmes Jr., who will help prosecute his case.
Prosecutors, who will seek the death penalty, said they have DNA and fingerprint evidence inside the home linking Maturino Resendiz to Benton's murder. They say one of his fingerprints was found on Benton's stolen jeep outside San Antonio and some of her jewelry was uncovered in the defendant's home in Mexico.
May 7, 2000 - John Eric Armstrong - Investigators examining the confession John Eric Armstrong are begining to wonder whether his decade-long, worldwide crime spree is a figment of his imagination. The 300-pound former sailor has claimed to have killed 18 women. Only five murders in Detroit have been confirmed. One other killing, that of Linette Hillig, 34-year-old woman was found in Norfolk on March 5, 1998, concurs with Amstrong's confession. However, Norfolk police have not identified Armstrong as a suspect. In other cities, police say they have doubts about the former sailor's credibility. From Singapore to Hawaii to Washington, investigators have said they either have no unsolved murder or no case that fits what Detroit police attributed to Armstrong.
May 6, 2000 - Gregory Clepper - Prosecutors have dropped a murder charge against suspected serial killer Gregory Clepper, and charged another man with the 1994 killing of an unidentified woman. Earl Mack Jr., who police say gave a videotaped confession and is linked to the crime with DNA evidence, was charged with the murder. Clepper, who allegedly confessed to the 1994 slaying, remains charged in 13 killings.
May 6, 2000 - Five Dead in Odessa - Five 19-year-old naval cadets were stabbed to death and a sixth wounded at their student hostel in the Ukrainian Black Sea port of Odessa, police said. A duty officer told Reuters the bodies had been discovered in one room in the city-center hostel. "All of them were 19 years old and were stabbed to death, but we have no more details," the officer said.
May 4, 2000 - Dayton Leroy Rogers - The Oregon State Supreme Court has overturned the death sentence of serial killer Dayton Leroy Rogers. His first death penalty was overturned in 1992 following a U.S. Supreme Court ruling. But another jury re-sentenced him to death in 1994 and his clemency request was denied in 1995. Rogers was convicted of murdering six prostitutes who were found buried in a forested area near the Molalla River.
May 4, 2000 - Alfred Gaynor - The lawyer representing suspected serial killer Alfred Gaynor told a Massachusetts jury that police had arrested the wrong guy. "Alfred Gaynor did nothing of the kind," said defense attorney, Cornelius Moriarty. "He is a victim of a rush to judgment." Gaynor, 33, of Springfield, is accused of sodomizing and strangling four women between November 1997 and February 1998.
In his opening statement, prosecutor William Bennett said the killings were horrific. One victim was sodomized with a flower vase. Another had a sock stuffed down her throat. Bennett said Gaynor sold the jewelry of one victim for $12, and his pen was found under one of the bodies. Furthermore investigators have DNA matching Gaynor in all four crime scenes, Gaynor, who is black, lured the women to their deaths by offering them crack cocaine. The victims were Loretta Daniels and JoAnn Thomas, both 38; Joyce Dickerson, 37; and Rosemary Downs, 42 all of Springfield.
May 2, 2000 - "The Bas Congo Throatcutter" - A man suspected of murdering at least 12 women in the Bas Congo region of the Democratic Republic of Congo was killed by the husband of one of his victims. The alleged serial killer, who was known as the "Bas Congo Throatcutter," is believed to have slit the throats of his victims before cutting them into pieces. Ironically his killer also slit his throat.
May 2, 2000 - Columbine Massacre - Families of Columbine massacre victims are outraged that copies of the tape released by the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office have appeared for sale in eBay. Some of the tapes were at first yanked by eBay officials because of copyright violations regarding the background music used in some of the scenes. But the tapes were posted again after the music was removed.
May 1, 2000 - "Murder in Spokane" - Racist ex-LAPD cop and bestselling author Mark Fuhrman announced he will be publishing a book on the investigation leading to the arrest of suspected serial killer Ronbert Yates. According to the publisher of "Murder in Spokane" released by Cliff Street Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, Fuhrman's book will be the first to print on the Spokane cases. Here at the archives we beg to differ, having already penned a book on unsolved serial killer cases that will include a chapter on Spokane. My book, "Killers on the Loose" will be coming out July 6. Beat that, Mr. Fuhrman!
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