Number of victims: 13
Date of murders: 2004 - 2006
Method of murder: Stabbing / Bludgeoning
Location: Seoul, South Korea
Motivated by a burning hatred for society, Chung Nam-gyu set out on a campaign of murder in March 2004. He professed to have a particular dislike for the rich, but he was not too picky when selecting his victims. Anyone living within his chosen hunting ground in Seoul, South Korea, was a potential victim, whether old or young, rich or poor, male or female.
Chung's usual M.O. was to enter a home late at night and attack whoever was there, bludgeoning and stabbing them to death. He would then ransack the place before torching it, in an effort to destroy evidence.
Thirteen people would eventually fall prey to this deadly psychopath before the police tracked him down. Once in custody he gleefully confessed to the murders, boasting about how he had prepared for his killing spree by watching thrillers like “The Silence of the Lambs,” reading books on human anatomy, and running 10 km every day to build up his physical strength and stamina.
Convicted in September 2006, Chung was sentenced to death. He saved the executioner the trouble by hanging himself with a trash bag in his cell on November 22, 2009.