Serial killings

Michael Gargiulo listens as the death penalty is announced during the sentencing phase of his trial in Los Angeles Superior Court for the killings of two women and the attempted murder of a third, on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. (Mario Tama/Pool Photo via AP)
October 18, 2019 - 6:39 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles jury recommended the death penalty Friday for a man dubbed "The Boy Next Door Killer" after he was found guilty of two murders and an attempted murder. The victims of Michael Gargiulo, 43, included 22-year-old Ashley Ellerin, who was killed on a night in 2001 when...
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Lubbock Police detective Brandon Price poses for a photo outside the department headquarters Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, in Lubbock, Texas. Price interviewed Samuel Little to connect him to the murder of Bobbie Fields in 1993. (Brad Tollefson/Lubbock Avalanche-Journal via AP)
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October 17, 2019 - 9:44 am
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Keep him talking, don't interrupt him and, no matter what, don't ask why he killed his victims. Those were the instructions Texas Ranger James Holland gave to the dozens of homicide detectives around the country when they got their moment with Samuel Little, hoping to...
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In this Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 photo, Tonya Maslar holds an old photograph of her mother Roberta Tandarich taken before her death in 1991 in Ravenna, Ohio. Tandarich's body was found dumped at Firestone Metro Park in 1991. A sketch of Tandarich drawn by serial killer Samuel Little, who claims Tandarich was one of his many victims, lies in the background. (Jeff Lange/Akron Beacon Journal via AP)
October 13, 2019 - 2:37 pm
Most of the women in Samuel Little's hand-drawn portraits seem to be frowning. Their hair is short and curly or long and straight. They stare straight ahead or slightly off to the side. Some wear lipstick and jewelry. Little, whom the FBI identified this month as the most prolific serial killer in...
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Minnie Hill holds a photo of her late daughter, Rosie Hill, as she speaks to a reporter in her home on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 in Memphis, Tenn. Rosie Hill was found dead in Florida in 1982. In 2018, after Texas authorities began tying Samuel Little to murders around the country, Marion County, Fla., Sheriff’s Detective Sgt. Michael Mongeluzzo joined police from several states who flew to a Texas prison, where Little was temporarily being held, in efforts to bring closure for their cold cases. The sheriff’s office said “Little confessed to killing Rosie Hill and dumping her body,” and even “told Sgt. Mongeluzzo that he killed Rosie because God put him on this earth to do it.” (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz)
October 11, 2019 - 4:57 pm
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The faded photo of Rosie Hill shows a smiling teenager with her hands on her hips and a pink hat on her head, standing on the front porch of her mother's house. More than 35 years after the image was taken, her mother sits on the couch of that same house in Memphis, Tennessee...
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FILE - In this March 4, 2013, file photo, Samuel Little appears at Superior Court in Los Angeles. Little, pronounced by the FBI the most prolific serial killer in U.S. history, has confessed to more than 90 slayings committed across the country between 1970 and 2005. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
October 08, 2019 - 3:07 pm
Serial killer Samuel Little's depravity is matched only by his prodigious memory. Little, a 79-year-old California inmate, has been pronounced by the FBI the most prolific serial killer in U.S. history. He has confessed to 93 slayings committed across the country between 1970 and 2005, recounting...
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FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 26, 2018 file photo, Samuel Little, who often went by the name Samuel McDowell, leaves the Ector County Courthouse after attending a pre-trial hearing in Odessa, Texas. The Federal Bureau of Investigation says Little, who claims to have killed more than 90 women across the country, is the most prolific serial killer in U.S. history. In a news release on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019 the FBI said Samuel Little confessed to 93 murders. Federal crime analysts believe all of his confessions are credible, and officials have been able to verify 50 confessions so far. (Mark Rogers/Odessa American via AP, File)
October 07, 2019 - 7:20 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The inmate who claims to have killed more than 90 women across the country is now considered to be the most prolific serial killer in U.S. history, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said. Samuel Little, who has been behind bars since 2012, told investigators last year...
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Deangelo Martin is displayed on a monitor during his video arraignment at 36th District Court, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, in Detroit. Martin is charged with four counts of first-degree murder and four counts of felony murder in the killings of four women whose bodies were found in abandoned houses in the city as far back as February 2018. Martin, who was arrested in June, was already charged in the stabbing and sexual assault of 26-year-old woman in May and the kidnapping and assault of a 51-year-old woman in June. (Clarence Tabb, Jr./Detroit News via AP)
September 18, 2019 - 6:02 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A prosecutor announced murder charges Wednesday against a 34-year-old man in the slayings of four women in Detroit whose deaths authorities have characterized as the work of a serial killer. Deangelo Martin is charged with four counts of first-degree murder and four counts of felony...
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REMOVES AGE REFERENCE - Dave Aronberg, state attorney for Palm Beach County, Fla., speaks during a news conference on Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, in West Palm Beach, Fla. Palm Beach County Sheriff's officials said they arrested Robert Hayes for first degree murder in Rachel Bey's death. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
September 16, 2019 - 5:55 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Three women shot in the head, each dumped a month a part — the 2006 killings scared Daytona Beach's street people so badly that they memorized suspicious men's license plate numbers and gave them to police. And then suddenly the slayings stopped. Ten years later, a...
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In this undated photo provided by the Florida Department of Corrections, Gary Ray Bowles is shown. Bowles, a serial killer who preyed on older gay men during an eight-month spree in 1994 that left six dead, was executed by lethal injection Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, at Florida State prison. (Florida Department of Corrections via AP)
August 23, 2019 - 12:08 am
STARKE, Fla. (AP) — Gary Ray Bowles, a serial killer who preyed on older gay men during an eight-month spree that left six dead, was executed by lethal injection Thursday at Florida State Prison. The sentence was carried out at 10:58 p.m., according to the office of Gov. Ron DeSantis. Bowles...
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August 22, 2019 - 3:01 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jurors have found that a man prosecutors dubbed "The Boy Next Door Killer" was sane when he fatally stabbed two women and tried to kill a third inside their Southern California homes. The Los Angeles jury reached the decision Thursday after the sanity phase of the trial of 43-...
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