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‘I lived with serial killer for 3 years and knew I’d be his next victim when I found his murder kit under the bed’

Lying bloodied and battered on her own doorstep, Delia Balmer was convinced she was exhaling her final breaths.

Moments earlier, her ex-boyfriend was hacking at her body with a wooden axe and a rusty knife before leaving her for dead.

Sadistic John Sweeney had already butchered a former girlfriend, before dumping her remains in a canal.

And after his attempted murder of Delia, he went on to kill another girlfriend, before chopping her body into more than a dozen pieces, while on the run from police.

Detectives have still not located the whereabouts of three other women who had a relationship with Sweeney, fearing they, too, may have met the same grisly fate.

Against all odds, Delia survived the frenzied attack.

But she doesn’t see herself as the lucky one. In fact, she wishes she was dead too.

“As far as I’m concerned, I have died,” she says.

Gesturing at her body, she adds: “This is not me.

Read more at: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/i-lived-serial-killer-3-11327042

Accused serial killer charged with murder after 64-year-old woma …

GRANDVIEW, MO (KCTV) –

An accused serial killer who is a suspect in six murder cases faced new charges on Friday. 

Prosecutors believe Fredrick Scott is responsible for the deaths of John Palmer, David Lenox, Timothy Rice, and Mike Darby on or near the Indian Creek Trail. Another victim, Steven Gibbons, was killed while walking down a city street. 

On Friday, Scott was charged with first-degree murder for the death of a woman in Grandview.

Friends said the victim, Karen Harmeyer, built herself a camp in a wooded area off Blue Ridge Boulevard.

Her body was found there inside a tent on July 19. 

On that hot July day, friends wound their way behind bushes and trees to check on Harmeyer. Normally she’d immediately greet visitors. On that day, she didn’t answer when they called out her name.

“Her feet were outside of the

Read more at: http://www.kctv5.com/story/36544079/accused-serial-killer-charged-with-murder-after-64-year-old-womans-body-is-found

Accused serial killer charged with murder after 64-year-old woman’s body is found

GRANDVIEW, MO (KCTV) –

An accused serial killer who is a suspect in six murder cases faced new charges on Friday. 

Prosecutors believe Fredrick Scott is responsible for the deaths of John Palmer, David Lenox, Timothy Rice, and Mike Darby on or near the Indian Creek Trail. Another victim, Steven Gibbons, was killed while walking down a city street. 

On Friday, Scott was charged with first-degree murder for the death of a woman in Grandview.

Friends said the victim, Karen Harmeyer, built herself a camp in a wooded area off Blue Ridge Boulevard.

Her body was found there inside a tent on July 19. 

On that hot July day, friends wound their way behind bushes and trees to check on Harmeyer. Normally she’d immediately greet visitors. On that day, she didn’t answer when they called out her name.

“Her feet were outside of the

Read more at: http://www.kctv5.com/story/36544079/accused-serial-killer-charged-with-murder-after-64-year-old-womans-body-is-found

Gilgo Beach serial murder case has constellation of players – New York’s PIX11 / WPIX

MILLER PLACE, NY — Attorney John Ray brought PIX11 to a row of large storage sheds in the back lot of his law office in Miller Place, Long Island. He showed us stacks of boxes with legal files.

“About 30 of these have to do with Gilgo and Shannan Gilbert,” Ray told PIX11

Ray was retained more than six years ago by the family of Shannan Gilbert, an escort who was missing for a year and a half before her remains turned up in an Oak Beach marsh in 2011.

The initial police search for Shannan Gilbert in December 2010 revealed the bodies of four women wrapped in burlap and buried in the bramble of Ocean Parkway in the adjacent town of Gilgo Beach. Within four months, ten sets of remains would be discovered, including those of a toddler and a cross-dressing man.

The case of the elusive Long Island Serial Killer, known by

Read more at: http://pix11.com/2017/09/27/investigation-into-gilgo-beach-murders-continues/

‘Cannibal serial killer and wife who ate 30 in gruesome murder spree used dating websites to find victims’

A couple accused of murdering and eating at least 30 victims used dating websites to lure women to their deaths, it was claimed.

Dmitry Baksheev, 35, and Natalia Baksheeva, 42, were arrested after seven bags of body parts were allegedly found in their fridge and freezer.

It was feared human meat was fed to student pilots in the military academy where Baksheeva was a nurse.

She has told police they had at least 30 victims over 18 years and detectives are now trying to verify the claims.

It emerged today that Baksheeva had allegedly taken husband in as a teenage orphan and wed him when he turned 18.


Dmitry Baksheev, 35, was arrested after a man found his mobile phone in the street
(Image: Vkontakte/east2west news)

Baksheev allegedly took a selfie with a victim’s hand in his mouthRead more at: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/cannibal-serial-killer-wife-who-11237154

Edmonds woman pleads guilty to attempted murder in bizarre …

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — A 24-year-old Edmonds woman has pleaded guilty to attempting to kill a man she met on Craigslist, telling authorities she had plans to become a serial killer.

The Daily Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2xwZS3w ) Amy Caroline Brown entered her plea Friday.

Brown told a Lynnwood police sergeant in January that she’s a psychopath who’s been plagued by homicidal thoughts since middle school. Brown told the sergeant that she planned to kill the 29-year-old man, and then rip his heart out and eat it.

Police say Brown stabbed the man in the chest before he escaped the motel room they were in. He survived.

According to court documents obtained by Q13 News:

The victim said he and Brown met on Craigslist, through a post he made seeking dating, not sex. He said that the date ended up at the Rodeo Inn on Highway 99 in Lynnwood.

The man told police that Brown asked him several

Read more at: http://q13fox.com/2017/09/20/edmonds-woman-pleads-guilty-to-attempted-murder-in-bizarre-craigslist-date-attack/

Could Carpenter Arrested For Double Murder Be Connected To Unsolved Long Island Serial Killer Case?

In a Tuesday announcement, the Suffolk County District Attorney said that a convicted killer may be the same man at the center of the Long Island Serial Killer investigation.

According to PIX11, Thomas Spota pointed to 51-year-old John Bittrolff, a Manorville carpenter, who was arrested in 2014 and convicted for two cold case murders of sex workers in the early 1990s. Now, Spota is saying Bittrolff might have murdered additional victims found on Gilgo Beach in 2010 and 2011.

It’s a change of tune from 2014, when Spota said that there was “no evidentiary or investigative link between this case and Gilgo.”

Thirty-one-year-old Rita Tangredi was found beaten and strangled in November 1993. Twenty-year-old Colleen McNamee was also discovered beaten and killed in January 1994. Both women were positioned in a specific way.

Spota said in 2014, that he suspected another sex worker found

Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/blogs/carpenter-arrested-for-double-murder-may-be-connected-to-unsolved-long-island-serial-killer

Carpenter Arrested For Double Murder May Be Connected To Unsolved Long Island Serial Killer Case

In a Tuesday announcement, the Suffolk County District Attorney said that a convicted killer may be the same man at the center of the Long Island Serial Killer investigation.

According to PIX11, Thomas Spota pointed to 51-year-old John Bittrolff, a Manorville carpenter, who was arrested in 2014 and convicted for two cold case murders of sex workers in the early 1990s. Now, Spota is saying Bittrolff might have murdered additional victims found on Gilgo Beach in 2010 and 2011.

It’s a change of tune from 2014, when Spota said that there was “no evidentiary or investigative link between this case and Gilgo.”

Thirty-one-year-old Rita Tangredi was found beaten and strangled in November 1993. Twenty-year-old Colleen McNamee was also discovered beaten and killed in January 1994. Both women were positioned in a specific way.

Spota said in 2014, that he suspected another sex worker found

Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/blogs/carpenter-arrested-for-double-murder-may-be-connected-to-unsolved-long-island-serial-killer

Serial killer who drove ‘murder mobile’ faces 360-year prison sentence

A former drifter accused of killing seven people in Connecticut in 2003 and disposing of their bodies behind a strip mall in an area he referred to as his “garden” pleaded guilty to several murder charges Friday.

William Devin Howell, 47, pleaded guilty to six counts of murder in New Britain Superior Court and is expected to be sentenced to 360 years — or six life sentences — behind bars on Nov. 17.

He’d already been serving a 15-year sentence for manslaughter in the death of his seventh victim, 33-year-old Nilsa Arizmendi.

His other victims include 24-year-old Joyvaline Martinez, Diane Cusack, 53, Mary Jane Menard, 40, 29-year-old Melanie Ruth Camilini, Marilyn Gonzalez, 26, and 44-year-old Danny Lee Whistnant.

Multiple murderer to testify against Connecticut serial killer

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Serial killer who drove ‘murder mobile’ pleads guilty

A former drifter accused of killing seven people in Connecticut in 2003 and disposing of their bodies behind a strip mall in an area he referred to as his “garden” pleaded guilty to several murder charges Friday.

William Devin Howell, 47, pleaded guilty to six counts of murder in New Britain Superior Court and is expected to be sentenced to 360 years — or six life sentences — behind bars on Nov. 17.

He’d already been serving a 15-year sentence for manslaughter in the death of his seventh victim, 33-year-old Nilsa Arizmendi.

His other victims include 24-year-old Joyvaline Martinez, Diane Cusack, 53, Mary Jane Menard, 40, 29-year-old Melanie Ruth Camilini, Marilyn Gonzalez, 26, and 44-year-old Danny Lee Whistnant.

Multiple murderer to testify against Connecticut serial killer

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