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A Guide to the Serial Killers (and Infamous Murderers) Taking Over Film and TV

Chrissy Teigen sure knows how to brighten someone’s day!
After dining at an Outback Steakhouse in Centerville, Ohio, last Friday, the model left her waitress, 21-year-old Mikayla Scott, a $1,000 tip.
According to local news station WHIO, Scott says Teigen arrived to the restaurant with her …

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People Magazine Investigates Tracks the Hunt for the Golden State Serial Killer, Who Killed 12 and Raped 45

He progressed from rape to murder, wearing a ski mask and shining a flashlight into his victims’ eyes.

Over a 10-year-period — from 1976 to 1986 — he was linked by DNA and M.O. to 12 murders, 45 sexual assaults and more than 120 burglaries from Sacramento to southern California’s Orange County. He is still at large.

The case of the Golden State Serial Killer — also known as the East Area Rapist and the Original Night Stalker — is the subject of the first episode of season 2 of People Magazine Investigates, which airs Monday (10 p.m. ET) on Investigation Discovery

The breakout hit show draws from the original reporting of PEOPLE’s award-winning true crime team.

Ahead of the show, PEOPLE editor Greg Hanlon discussed the chilling case on Monday’s People Now.

“This was the ‘70s, so a lot of things we take

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Inside the Hunt For the Golden State Serial Killer Who Killed 12 and Raped 45 in California

It was around 6:30 a.m., on October 5, 1976, when Jane Sandler heard footsteps running toward her bedroom in her ranch style house in Citrus Heights, California, a middle class suburb of Sacramento.

Thinking it was her husband, who had just left for work for the day, Sandler, a 30-year-old Air Force reserve captain, said, “What did you forget?”

That’s when she looked up and saw an intruder wearing a black ski mask shining a flashlight in her face. As she clutched her three-year-old son next to her, he put a large knife to her chest and muttered, “Shut up, I will kill you.”

The intruder quickly tied their hands, blindfolded them, and tied her feet using sheets from her bed.

“He had this ritual of ripping and tearing these sheets,” Sandler, now 71 and the author of Frozen in Fear: A True Story

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/golden-state-serial-killer-east-area-rapist-original-night-stalker/

Inside the Hunt for the Golden State Serial Killer Who Killed 12 and Raped 45 in California

It was around 6:30 a.m., on October 5, 1976, when Jane Sandler heard footsteps running toward her bedroom in her ranch style house in Citrus Heights, California, a middle class suburb of Sacramento.

Thinking it was her husband, who had just left for work for the day, Sandler, a 30-year-old Air Force reserve captain, said, “What did you forget?”

That’s when she looked up and saw an intruder wearing a black ski mask shining a flashlight in her face. As she clutched her 3-year-old son next to her, he put a large knife to her chest and muttered, “Shut up, I will kill you.”

The intruder quickly tied their hands, blindfolded them, and tied her feet using sheets from her bed.

“He had this ritual of ripping and tearing these sheets,” Sandler, now 71 and the author of Frozen in Fear: A True Story

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/golden-state-serial-killer-east-area-rapist-original-night-stalker/

‘Lady Killers’: Chicago Author Explores Lives of Female Serial Murderers

Lady Killers: Deadly Women Throughout History takes a look at 14 women who didn’t stop at one murder, or two, or three … Fourteen serial killers throughout history.

Chicago’s own Tori Telfer looks at their origins and motivation, their rationale. Perhaps even more important, she looks at how they were seen. How does society view women who are cold-blooded killers? Differently than men. Let’s start there. We caught up with Telfer with just a few questions in anticipation for her book launch at Women and Children First, Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 7 p.m.

JB: “I believe we have to laugh and shudder in order to understand our own human history, which is partially an inheritance of death. Recoiling from crime

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Ted Bundy: An American Monster spotlights how the serial killer was brought to justice

Ted Bundy: An American Monster

Ted Bundy in court a decade before he was eventually executed

Ted Bundy: An American Monster is a special on Investigation Discovery examining the hunt for the infamous serial killer.

The man who helped bring him to justice examines the case and presents old film and case documents that shine new light on the gruesome crimes committed by Bundy.

Ted Bundy was born in 1946 and grew up with the slight stigma of being born out of wedlock. However, he was close to his grandparents though his grandfather was known for his violent outbursts and bullying behaviour.

His high school years were unremarkable other than a few minor brushes with the law for petty crimes. At University he studied Chinese and had a serious relationship with a classmate known only in his biographies under the pseudonym Stephanie Brooks.

He was deeply in

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Serial husband and boyfriend killer Cynthia Phillips is spotlighted in American Monster

Cynthia Phillips as played by an actress

Cynthia Phillips (seen above played by actress in recreation) had a way with men and murder

This week American Monster spotlights the dark desires and greed that led to and Cynthia Phillips to attempt to kill her husband Ron.

Colorado, 1995, Ron and Cynthia Phillips move to a remote town and try to settle themselves and their four children into this new life.

However, things take a dark turn when a man Cynthia tried to hire as a hitman turns her into the police. She wanted to kill her husband and possibly collect life insurance money. But this shocking incident was only the tip of a string of suspicious deaths and murder attempts that Cynthia had been involved in.

She was convicted convicted and sentenced to 24 years in prison for trying to kill Ron, but police continued their investigation

Read more at: http://www.monstersandcritics.com/smallscreen/serial-husband-and-boyfriend-killer-cynthia-phillips-is-spotlighted-in-american-monster/

American Monster takes a look at Spokane serial killer Robert Lee Yates

Robert Lee Yates pictured at a court hearing, looking sad

Robert Lee Yates was a prolific murdered, killing at least 16. Usually his victims were sex workers he’d hired

This week American Monster takes a look behind the private life of notorious serial killer Robert Lee Yates.

The Yates family moved to Spokane, Washington, in 1996 soon after he left an eighteen year career in the army. He was a family man but he had a side to him that nobody around him had really seen.

Soon after the family moved young sex workers started to turn up dead, all with gun shots to the head. Between 1996 and 1998 a total of 13 women were murdered and the police seemed at a loss.

In September of 1998 he was stopped by police and they requested a DNA sample to rule him out, but he refused feigning

Read more at: http://www.monstersandcritics.com/smallscreen/american-monster-takes-a-look-at-the-home-videos-of-serial-killer-robert-lee-yates/

Hear No Evil spotlights suspected serial killer Mike DeBardeleben known as the Mall Passer

Mike DeBardeleben or the Mall Passer

Mike DeBardeleben became known as the Mall Passer for forging money but his other crimes were far more sinister

This week Hear No Evil investigates the very disturbing case of Mike DeBardeleben, the so-called “Mall Passer” or “Mall Killer”.

During the early 1980s the Secret Service had been investigating a new counterfeit operation and had began handing out sketches of the suspect to various stores. By chance they had just left one when the clerk recognised a man trying to pass off a fake bill. After a foot chase he was apprehended and a search of his car revealed some items that made them think he was involved in some more serious crimes.

In the trunk were thousands in fake money, a stash of pornography, various drugs, stolen license plates, fake drivers licenses, a forged police badge, police lights and

Read more at: http://www.monstersandcritics.com/smallscreen/hear-no-evil-examines-case-of-suspected-serial-killer-mike-debardeleben-known-as-the-mall-passer/

Johnnie Mae Williams: Louisiana Serial Killer, Sean Gillis, On ‘Killing Fields’

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, serial killer Sean Gillis, and the woman he murdered, Johnnie Mae Williams, are still being discussed years after the brutal serial killings occurred. Last week, Investigation Discovery’s Killing Fields covered the case. On that episode, Major Herbert searches for two missing women who vanished in 2003. A tip leads detectives to the shocking dismemberment death of Johnnie Mae Williams. Investigators retraced their steps and weighed in on the case. Ethan Reames also participated in the gripping Investigation Discovery documentary.

Killing Fields: Missing Black Woman Found Dead, Dismembered In The Woods

Forty-five-year-old Johnnie Mae Williams was found dead in the woods in 2003. A young boy named Ethan Reames is the one who happened upon the body,

Read more at: http://www.inquisitr.com/4093049/johnnie-mae-williams-louisiana-serial-killer-sean-gillis-on-killing-fields/