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Serial Killer Claims He Knows of More Than 70 Murder Victims

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A local television station in Sacramento has received a second letter from convicted serial killer Wesley Shermantine, one of the so-called “Speed Freak Killers“, in which he claims he knows of more than 70 murder victims.

Shermantine and his childhood friend Loren Herzog became known as the “Speed Freak Killers” for a methamphetamine-fueled killing spree authorities believed had as many as 20 victims. Shermantine was convicted of four murders and sentenced to death. Herzog was convicted of three murders and sentenced to 77 years to life in prison although that was later reduced to 14 years. Herzog was paroled in 2010 and committed suicide last month after Sacramento bounty hunter Leonard Padilla told him Shermantine planned to reveal the burial locations.

Maps that Shermantine had previously provided led authorities to at least three locations, with Shermatine claiming that 10 bodies or more could have been stashed in the area. Investigators found remains belonging to two of Shermantine’s victims in Calaveras County. They also found hundreds of bone fragments in a well in an abandoned ranch in San Joaquin County. In his second letter, Shermantine reveals no new locations, but states that Herzog told him about “multiple, 24 X 3″ victims. He also hints that he has even more shocking revelations.

-read the second letter here-.

In a letter to CBS Sacramento reporter Koula Gianulias, Shermantine said thus far he has not received any money from Padilla even though he was promissed $33,000 for reveiling the location of the bodies.

“I really want to believe in Leonard, but I have these doubts he’ll come through, which is a shame because I’ve been holding the best for last,” Shermantine wrote.

-articles from http://www.cbsnews.com and http://www.about.com rewritten and adapted by admin-

     

Mathematics Of Serial Killers

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Researchers found that behavior of serial killers may adhere to a pretty strict mathematical formula called the “Devil’s Staircase” – serial killers work to a ‘rhythm’ driven by neurons in their brains, suggesting that police could someday predict when another strike could occur.

Mikhail Simkin and Vwani Roychowdhury, electrical engineers at the University of California, Los Angeles, modeled the behavior of Andrei Chikatilo, “The Butcher of Rostov,” who was one of the most prolific serial killers in modern history. Between [...] Continue Reading…

     

Serial Killer Stabbing Homeless Men

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Investigators believe a serial killer was responsible for the slayings of three middle-aged homeless men who were stabbed to death last month. No possible motive has been disclosed.

The body of the first victim, James McGillivray, a 53-year-old man, was found December 21 near a Placentia shopping mall. The second victim, Lloyd Middaugh, a 42-year-old man, was found on a riverbed trail in Anaheim a week later. The third victim, Paulus Smit, who was 57, was discovered with fatal stab [...] Continue Reading…

     

Cold Case From 1974. Solved

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The 1974 disappearance and slaying of a 13 year old Georgia girl has been solved. DNA and other clues linked this case to a long dead serial killer who was blamed for murdering at least 18 people – Paul John Knowles.

Skeletal remains found in a wooded area off Ga. 96 in April 1976 recently were matched to the girl, said Gary Rothwell, special agent in charge of the GBI’s Perry office. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said agents [...] Continue Reading…

     

Serial Killer Sentenced to Life for Seventh Murder

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One of Canada’s most notorious serial killers, Michael Wayne McGray (47), pleaded guilty to first-degree murder of his cellmate and was sentenced to his seventh life term.

Michael Wayne McGray, strangled to death his 33-year-old cell mate, Jeremy Phillips, at Mountain Institution on Nov. 22, 2010. He was sentenced again to life without parole for 25 years. He was serving time for six previous murders, although he once admitted to killing 16 people across North America since his deadly rampage [...] Continue Reading…