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Indiana woman shares serial killer survival story in book

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) – An Indiana woman who’s the only known survivor of an attack by a man linked to 15 killings has written a book to help other victims of sexual violence.

Holly K. Dunn, of Evansville, survived a 1997 attack by Angel Resendiz in Lexington, Kentucky, the Evansville Courier Press reported . Dunn’s boyfriend was killed and she was raped, stabbed and left for dead.

Dunn released her book, “Sole Survivor,” last month, in which she recounts the attack.

Resendiz was linked to at least 15 indiscriminate killings near railroad tracks, resulting in his nickname “Railroad Killer” and a spot on the FBI’s Most Wanted list. His killing spree ended with a 1999 double-slaying in Illinois. He was executed in Texas in 2006.

Dunn

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Indiana woman shares serial killer survival story in book

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana woman who’s the only known survivor of an attack by a man linked to 15 killings has written a book to help other victims of sexual violence.

Holly K. Dunn, of Evansville, survived a 1997 attack by Angel Resendiz in Lexington, Kentucky, the Evansville Courier Press reported . Dunn’s boyfriend was killed and she was raped, stabbed and left for dead.

Dunn released her book, “Sole Survivor,” last month, in which she recounts the attack.

Resendiz was linked to at least 15 indiscriminate killings near railroad tracks, resulting in his nickname “Railroad Killer” and a spot on the FBI’s Most Wanted list. His killing spree ended with a 1999 double-slaying in Illinois. He was executed in Texas in 2006.

Dunn said she wants other survivors of sexual violence to know they’re not alone.

“I

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Survivor of serial killer’s attack retells story to inspire | New York Post

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — As a college student, Holly K. Dunn survived a savage attack by a rail-riding serial killer who left her for dead after her boyfriend was beaten to death. Twenty years later, Dunn is a wife, mother and author of a book retelling her tragedy in hopes of inspiring resilience in others.

Dunn’s life changed forever in August 1997 when Dunn and Chris Maier were attacked by Angel Maturino Resendiz — the notorious “Railroad Killer,” linked to at least 15 murders and executed in Texas in 2006. Dunn and Maier were students at the University of Kentucky and the two were on their way home from a party in Lexington, Kentucky.

Dunn overcame the attack to graduate from UK in 2000, but instead of joining her family’s hotel business, she became an advocate for victims of sexual assault and other violent crimes.

Now her story of survival and healing is recounted

Read more at: https://nypost.com/2017/11/28/survivor-of-serial-killers-attack-retells-story-to-inspire/

Survivor of serial killer’s attack retells story to inspire

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — As a college student, Holly K. Dunn survived a savage attack by a rail-riding serial killer who left her for dead after her boyfriend was beaten to death. Twenty years later, Dunn is a wife, mother and author of a book retelling her tragedy in hopes of inspiring resilience in others.

Dunn’s life changed forever in August 1997 when Dunn and Chris Maier were attacked by Angel Maturino Resendiz — the notorious “Railroad Killer,” linked to at least 15 murders and executed in Texas in 2006. Dunn and Maier were students at the University of Kentucky and the two were on their way home from a party in Lexington, Kentucky.

Dunn overcame the attack to graduate from UK in 2000, but instead of joining her family’s hotel business, she became an advocate for victims of sexual assault and other violent crimes.

Now her story of survival and healing is recounted

Read more at: https://nypost.com/2017/11/28/survivor-of-serial-killers-attack-retells-story-to-inspire/

The True Story of Rodney Alcala, the Dating Game Serial Killer

In 1978, Rodney Alcala appeared on The Dating Game — the popular game show in which three eligible bachelors vied for a date with a bachelorette.

The show was heavy on innuendo. The host introduced Alcala as a “successful photographer who got his start when his father found him in the darkroom at the age of 13, fully developed.”

Throughout the show, Alcala enthusiastically responded to the bachelorette’s suggestive questions: likening himself to a banana, saying that nighttime is when he “really gets good” and acting out the part of a dirty old man.

He was charming enough that the woman, Cheryl Bradshaw, chose him for a date.

But what Bradshaw — and the viewing audience — didn’t know was that Alcala was a serial killer who was in the midst of a rampage. He had already murdered at least two women in Southern California. Previously, he had served 34 months in prison for the brutal

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/how-a-serial-killer-and-rapist-ended-up-on-the-dating-game-and-was-chosen-by-the-girl/

The True Story of Rodney Alcala, the Dating Game Serial Killer …

In 1978, Rodney Alcala appeared on The Dating Game — the popular game show in which three eligible bachelors vied for a date with a bachelorette.

The show was heavy on innuendo. The host introduced Alcala as a “successful photographer who got his start when his father found him in the darkroom at the age of 13, fully developed.”

Throughout the show, Alcala enthusiastically responded to the bachelorette’s suggestive questions: likening himself to a banana, saying that nighttime is when he “really gets good” and acting out the part of a dirty old man.

He was charming enough that the woman, Cheryl Bradshaw, chose him for a date.

But what Bradshaw — and the viewing audience — didn’t know was that Alcala was a serial killer who was in the midst of a rampage. He had already murdered at least two women in Southern California. Previously, he had served 34 months in prison for the brutal

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/how-a-serial-killer-and-rapist-ended-up-on-the-dating-game-and-was-chosen-by-the-girl/

The horrific story of Monte Rissell, the rapist and serial killer with a genius IQ who had killed FIVE people by his …

MONTE Rissell’s first murder came after the prostitute he was raping tried to make it “enjoyable” – and he was so angry that he chased her to her death down a ravine and bashed her skull in with a rock.

Then, to make doubly sure she was dead, he held her head under water until she had drowned.

 Monte Rissell was sentenced to five life sentences for murders he committed between 1976 and 1977
Monte Rissell was sentenced to five life sentences for murders he committed between 1976 and 1977

Monte was just 18 when he killed his first victim in 1976, an act that was triggered by the sight of his ex-girlfriend with her new boyfriend.

He drove home to his apartment block – which would become the epicentre of five separate acts of heinous violence over the next few

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‘My Friend Dahmer’ Review: Welcome to the Origin Story of a Serial Killer

Is this a joke? That’s the first reaction you have when you hear the title – but the joke’s on you. My Friend Dahmer, which chronicles Jeffrey Dahmer’s senior year in high school before he graduated and became infamous for being a serial-killing cannibal, is a warped wonder of a movie that takes twisted to areas few have investigated. 

Crisply directed by Marc Meyers from a 2012 graphic novel by John “Derf” Backderf – one of Jeffrey’s classmates at Revere High School in Ohio

Read more at: http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/reviews/peter-travers-my-friend-dahmer-is-a-serial-killers-origin-story-w510555

Rapist and serial killer of five by his teens: The real story behind Monte Rissell – the murderer with an IQ of 120

Like many serial killers, a broken home seemed to play a key part in the formation of Monte Rissell into a killer.

Aged seven he was the youngest of three children when his parents divorced and his mum up rooted them to California.

In interviews with the FBI after his capture he told them if he had been allowed to go with his father instead of his mother he thought he would have become a lawyer rather than a killer.

And with a superior IQ of 120, he may just have done it.

In California his mother remarried and spent much of her time with her new husband leaving her children with little adult supervision. The young Monte began getting into trouble – writing obscene graffiti at school and then dabbling in drugs.

He then shot a cousin with an air rifle.

He claimed his step-dad had given him the BB gun and as punishment after

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