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Convicted serial killer Todd Kohlhepp reportedly claims more victims

Convicted serial killer Todd Kohlhepp claimed in a letter he wrote to a South Carolina newspaper that he killed more than the seven people he was convicted of murdering.

In a letter to the Herald-Journal in Spartanburg, South Carolina, Kohlhepp, 46, said he had tried to tell investigators about his other victims, “but it was blown off.”

“Yes there is more than seven,” Kohlhepp wrote in the eight-page letter. “I tried to tell investigators and I did tell FBI, but it was blown off. It’s not an addition problem, it’s an multiplication problem. Leaves the state and leaves the country. Thank you private pilot’s license.”

Don Wood, chief division counsel with the FBI’s Columbia office, told The Associated Press the agency has a pending investigation, but wouldn’t comment specifically on what the FBI is doing.

Kohlhepp pleaded guilty in May to 14 charges including seven counts of Read more at: http://abcnews.go.com/US/convicted-serial-killer-todd-kohlhepp-reportedly-claims-victims/story?id=51709128

Judge appoints new attorneys for convicted serial killer

The families victimized by a serial killer will not find out until next year if the killer will die for his crimes.

Anthony Kirkland murdered four women, including a 13-year-old girl, who was attacked while she was jogging.

On Monday, the judge appointed two new attorneys to argue for Kirkland’s life.

The judge named the new attorneys because Kirkland’s original defense team withdrew from the case last week.

That happened because Kirkland was communicating with an attorney in the State Public Defender’s Office who was not working on his case.

“I’ve been doing this a long time. I’ve tried hundreds of murder cases. I’ve never seen this happen before, where somebody not representing him is actually talking to him when he’s in the jail, and basically undercutting two very good local attorneys. Basically, bad-mouthing them, calling them names, and saying that they don’t know what

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Convicted serial killer could get 2nd chance as re-sentencing begins

The visit comes at a time when Trump faces uncomfortable questions at home about Russia and possible gun controls following deadly mass shootings.

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Did a Convicted Texas Murderer Reveal He Was a Serial Killer?

Nearly 20 years ago, in letters he wrote to local prosecutors, Texas murderer Edward Harold Bell claimed the Marine he’d shot and killed in 1978 was not his only victim.

In fact, he said, there were seven others, all girls.

Years later, in a series of prison interviews with the Houston Chronicle in 2011, Bell revised that number of purported victims. It wasn’t seven, he said — it was 11.

The “11 that went to Heaven,” he called them, according to the Chronicle. Along with his supposed confessions, Bell, now 78, provided names for some of the girls he said he killed. He claimed he’d been brainwashed into violence.

But was he telling the truth?

Six years after the Chronicle‘s investigation of Bell, first published in 2011, comes AE’s new six-part docuseries The Eleven, which premieres on Thursday and

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/texas-edward-harold-bell-serial-killer-tv-series/

Convicted Indiana serial killer Orville Lynn Majors dead at 56

Female serial killer Belle Gunness placed newspaper ads in Midwestern newspapers seeking male suitors. Some say there were as many as 40 victims of her crimes.

Read more at: http://www.indystar.com/story/news/crime/2017/09/25/convicted-indiana-serial-killer-orville-lynn-majors-dead-56/701819001/

Prosecutor: Convicted killer may be tied to Long Island beach deaths

RIVERHEAD, N.Y. — A carpenter convicted in May of killing two prostitutes in the 1990s may be responsible for at least one of the 10 unsolved killings of people along a Long Island beach highway, a prosecutor said Tuesday. 

Suffolk County Assistant District Attorney Robert Biancavilla made the revelation after the sentencing of 51-year-old John Bittrolff. 

The Manorville man received consecutive 25 years-to-life sentences for the beating deaths of two prostitutes. A jury deliberated for seven days before convicting. Bittrolff denied killing the women and intends to appeal. 

Police on Long Island are still investigating the unsolved killings of 10 victims of an apparent serial killer or killers. The 10 bodies were found with a couple of miles of one another, and several of the victims have been identified as prostitutes. Until Tuesday, no suspects had been identified in any of the deaths. 

Convicted serial killer looks to avoid execution

A serial killer convicted for murdering three men in 2001 is appealing his death sentence and continuing a 16-year challenge to avoid execution.

In January a federal jury in Massachusetts sentenced Gary Lee Sampson, 57, to die for the 2001 carjacking and murder of Jonathan Rizzo, a 19-year university student, the Boston Globe reported.

The killer has also received a life sentence in Massachusetts for killing 69-year old plumber Philip McCloskey and in New Hampshire for slaying Robert Whitney, his third victim.

He tricked Rizzo and McCloskey into giving him a ride with a car and then fatally stabbed both men after he directed them to a hidden area. Later, he strangled Whitney with a rope, the Globe reported.

Sampson’s lawyers filed a notice of appeal against the death penalty on Monday following an unsuccessful request to toss the death penalty earlier this month.

His legal team is arguing that Sampson

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