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‘Mindhunter’ Season Two Will Focus on the Atlanta Child Murders …

The reason that we don’t hear more about Black serial killers is not because they don’t exist. Rather, it’s because their victims are rarely newsworthy enough to get the same amount of coverage as white victims.

Charles Manson is finally dead. Good. A cult leader with a cult following, he inspired various fan clubs and Tumblr blogs, and had several hybristophiliacs fall “in love” with him during his time behind bars. The same is true of the likes of Jeffrey Dahmer, John Wayne Gacy, and Ted Bundy. White serial killers (I don’t care that Manson is “technically not a serial killer,” I did not come to argue with y’all) achieve notoriety and fandoms, even the most depraved and gruesome of them, like Albert Fish and Andrei Chikatilo.

We get to learn intimate details about their motivations for killing and how their childhood may or may not have

Read more at: https://wearyourvoicemag.com/identities/race/mindhunter-season-two-will-focus-atlanta-child-murders-heres-matters

‘Mindhunter’ Season Two Will Focus on the Atlanta Child Murders. Here’s Why That Matters.

The reason that we don’t hear more about Black serial killers is not because they don’t exist. Rather, it’s because their victims are rarely newsworthy enough to get the same amount of coverage as white victims.

Charles Manson is finally dead. Good. A cult leader with a cult following, he inspired various fan clubs and Tumblr blogs, and had several hybristophiliacs fall “in love” with him during his time behind bars. The same is true of the likes of Jeffrey Dahmer, John Wayne Gacy, and Ted Bundy. White serial killers (I don’t care that Manson is “technically not a serial killer,” I did not come to argue with y’all) achieve notoriety and fandoms, even the most depraved and gruesome of them, like Albert Fish and Andrei Chikatilo.

We get to learn intimate details about their motivations for killing and how their childhood may or may not have

Read more at: https://wearyourvoicemag.com/identities/race/mindhunter-season-two-will-focus-atlanta-child-murders-heres-matters

Serial killer Levi Bellfield ‘offered cash to confess’ hammer murders of Lin and Megan Russell

SERIAL killer Levi Bellfield was offered cash to confess to killing Lin and Megan Russell, his lawyer claims.

Julie Cooper said Michael Stone, convicted of the hammer murders, had tried to strike a deal with the fellow lifer.

 Levi Bellfield's lawyers claimed he was offered cash to confess to the killings of Lin and Megan Russell
Levi Bellfield’s lawyers claimed he was offered cash to confess to the killings of Lin and Megan Russell

It comes after Stone’s lawyers said Bellfield had confessed to a third inmate at Durham’s Frankland jail.

Miss Cooper said: “Mr Bellfield denies the murders of the Russell family and denies ever making such a confession.

“Mr Stone has offered payment to our client, which he anticipates receiving as compensation for time served in custody.”

She said Stone, 57, had sent Bellfield, 49, three notes trying

Read more at: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/5039396/serial-killer-levi-bellfield-offered-cash-to-confess-hammer-murders-of-lin-and-megan-russell/

Serial killer Levi Bellfield ‘offered cash to confess’ hammer murders …

SERIAL killer Levi Bellfield was offered cash to confess to killing Lin and Megan Russell, his lawyer claims.

Julie Cooper said Michael Stone, convicted of the hammer murders, had tried to strike a deal with the fellow lifer.

 Levi Bellfield's lawyers claimed he was offered cash to confess to the killings of Lin and Megan Russell
Levi Bellfield’s lawyers claimed he was offered cash to confess to the killings of Lin and Megan Russell

It comes after Stone’s lawyers said Bellfield had confessed to a third inmate at Durham’s Frankland jail.

Miss Cooper said: “Mr Bellfield denies the murders of the Russell family and denies ever making such a confession.

“Mr Stone has offered payment to our client, which he anticipates receiving as compensation for time served in custody.”

She said Stone, 57, had sent Bellfield, 49, three notes trying

Read more at: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/5039396/serial-killer-levi-bellfield-offered-cash-to-confess-hammer-murders-of-lin-and-megan-russell/

Levi Bellfield ‘admitted Kent hammer murders in confession’, lawyers …

Michael Stone is serving life sentences for bludgeoning Dr Lin Russell, 45, and her six-year-old daughter Megan to death near the village of Chillenden in Kent, in 1996.

He was also convicted of the attempted murder of Dr Russell’s other daughter Josie, nine, who suffered severe head injuries in the attack on a country lane.

Stone has always maintained his innocence and his legal team says they are set to present new evidence which points to Bellfield, whose three murder victims included 13-year-old Milly Dowler.

Convicted murdered Michael Stone yells as he loses his appeal
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Convicted murderer Michael Stone yells as he loses a court appeal in 2005

Paul Bacon, one of Stone’s barristers, told a press conference in London: “We have now

Read more at: https://news.sky.com/story/new-evidence-may-link-serial-killer-levi-bellfield-to-kent-hammer-murders-lawyers-say-11148611

New evidence may link serial killer Levi Bellfield to Kent hammer murders, lawyers say

Michael Stone is serving life sentences for bludgeoning Dr Lin Russell, 45, and her six-year-old daughter Megan to death near the village of Chillenden in Kent, in 1996.

He was also convicted of the attempted murder of Dr Russell’s other daughter Josie, nine, who suffered severe head injuries in the attack on a country lane.

Stone has always maintained his innocence and his legal team says they are set to present new evidence which points to Bellfield, whose three murder victims included 13-year-old Milly Dowler.

The lawyers said: “There is now new and compelling evidence which proves that (Stone) was not responsible for these awful crimes.

Convicted murdered Michael Stone yells as he loses his appeal
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Convicted murderer Michael Stone yells as he loses a court appeal in 2005

Read more at: https://news.sky.com/story/new-evidence-may-link-serial-killer-levi-bellfield-to-kent-hammer-murders-lawyers-say-11148611

Man arrested, to be charged in string of Tampa murders

Tampa police said Tuesday night they had arrested a 24-year-old man and that he would be charged with murder in four shooting deaths in the Seminole Heights neighborhood that had stoked fears of a serial killer in the area. 

Howell Emanuel Donaldson III, 24, will be charged with four counts of first degree murder in the killings of Benjamin Edward Mitchell, Monica Caridad Hoffa, Anthony Naiboa and Ronald Felton, Tampa police chief Brian Dugan said in a press conference Tuesday.

Donaldson was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon at a McDonald’s after another employee said he handed a gun to a manager, who then reached out to an officer in the building, CBS affiliate WTSP reports

“When I think I found out there was a gun, and when we looked at his description, it was a little ore than what we really had,” Dugan said. “It

Read more at: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/howell-emanuel-donaldson-iii-arrested-suspected-tampa-serial-killer/

Suspected Serial Killer Allegedly Boasted of Murders by Writing Message in Homeless Victim’s Blood

On the morning of October 27, police in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, found the body of 46-year-old Derick Westley Tucker on the ground near a storage unit. A blood-covered hacksaw and a machete were next to the body. And, chillingly, the killer had scrawled “4 Stop Wait Time” in the victim’s blood.

Detectives believed that the “4” signified the number of murders that the killer believed he had committed. Authorities think he overestimated the number; one of his victims had survived being shot in the neck.

Later on Oct. 27, police arrested 22-year-old security guard Nathaniel Maurice Petgrave, and charged him with three counts of premeditated murder, committing or attempting to commit a felony that could cause death, armed burglary of a business and unarmed burglary of a vehicle, according to the Broward County Sheriff’s office.

Police believe that Petgrave — who had recently become homeless — targeted five victims, three of whom he killed.

When

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/suspected-serial-killer-allegedly-wrote-victim-blood/

Accused serial killer in Fort Lauderdale charged in murders of 3 men …

He wrote “4 Stop Wait Time” in the blood of his fourth victim, a macabre message from the mind of a suspected serial killer. Detectives say the “4” represented the number of killings a man committed in the wee hours on the streets of Fort Lauderdale and Lauderhill.

Next to the body of the fourth victim, Derick Westley Tucker, 46: a blood-covered handsaw and machete and the scrawled message.

But detectives think the suspect was hasty in assigning his number. His unnamed second victim who was shot in the neck and left for dead remains hospitalized in critical condition.

The victims — five targeted, three killed — were all homeless men. At a news conference Wednesday, Fort Lauderdale police, who teamed with detectives from Lauderhill, said they have charged security guard Nathaniel Maurice Petgrave with the murders. The Broward Sheriff’s Office report lists three counts of premeditated murder, committing or

Read more at: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/crime/article183623176.html

Murders in our forests are still haunting a decade later – Asheville Citizen

The closing of a national forest doesn’t happen often. It’s an unusually hard thing to do, especially in an enormous one like Pisgah National Forest, where access points in the Asheville area are almost behind every tree.

But the U.S. Forest Service tried to close the woods in late July by evacuating the thousands of summer visitors and not letting any more in as law enforcement scoured the forest for a fugitive who had held people up at gunpoint, kidnapped and killed a man, Tommy Bryson, just to steal his truck.

For a week until Philip Michael Stroupe’s capture in McDowell County, the crime spree sent chills across Western North Carolina.

And it brought back those eerie, sitting duck feelings from 10 years ago, when we all thought twice about going out in the forest

Read more at: http://www.citizen-times.com/story/life/2017/11/08/murders-our-forests-still-haunting-decade-later/834298001/