Friday 28 October 2016

Serial Killers: Lorenzo Fayne

Born: 1965

Number of victims: 6   

Date of murders: 1989 - 1993

Method of murder: Bludgeoning / Stabbing / Strangulation  

Location: Wisconsin / Illinois 

Lorenzo Fayne was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1970. As a child, he suffered horrendous physical abuse at the hands of his parents and, by age 13, he was already a seasoned criminal with arrests for shoplifting, assault, indecent exposure, housebreaking, and car theft.

When Fayne was 18, he began drifting between Milwaukee and East St. Louis, Illinois, where his grandmother lived. That same year, he also committed his first murder, sexually assaulting and then killing 6-year-old Aree Hunt. Over the next three years, he would claim five more victims, four of them children.

Latondra Dean, 14, was discovered stabbed to death in a bathtub in March 1992. Three months later, 9-year-old Fallon Flood was found inside an abandoned locker room at East St. Louis Senior High School. She had been strangled to death. The severely decomposed body of Glenda Jones, 17, was found behind Martin Luther King Junior High in June 1993. And in  July 1994, 17-year-old Faith Davis was found stabbed to death at a friend’s house. 

The Davis murder would prove Fayne’s undoing. After a detective spotted a trail of blood leading away from the crime scene, a K-9 unit was brought in and the dogs followed the trail right to the home of Lorenzo Fayne’s grandmother.

Fayne was tried separately for each murder. In the Aree Hunt case, he received a life sentence. In each of the other cases, he was sentenced to death. He has since been linked by DNA evidence to the murder of 32-year-old Rita Scott.

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Tuesday 18 October 2016

Blood Brothers Volume 2

25 Shocking Tales of America's Worst African American Serial Killers, including; 

Harrison Graham: the killer had a unique way of dealing with corpses, he simply allowed them to rot in his apartment. The stench of 8 decomposing bodies eventually led to his downfall.

Maury Travis: a brutal torturer and rapist of women who was caught out by his internet browsing history.

Robert Nixon: the “Brick Moron” preyed on helpless women in Chicago and L.A., savagely bludgeoning them to death.

Craig Price: America's youngest serial killer, Price murdered his first victim at 13, and had added three more before he'd even turned 16.

Milton Johnson: a killer with a grudge again society, Johnson massacred 18 people during a series of weekend murder sprees.

Derrick Todd Lee: brutal killer of at least seven Baton Rouge women. Amazingly, another serial killer was working the same turf at the time, killing to keep up with Lee’s body count.

Lemuel Smith: already serving life for a series of brutal murders, Smith claimed one last victim, a female prison guard who he savagely choked and mutilated.

Lorenzo Fayne: Illinois child killer, torturer, and necrophile who was responsible for at least five deaths.

Jason Thomas Scott: would be criminal mastermind with a deadly sideline in sadistic murder.

Gerald Parker: a savage home invading psychopath known as the “Bedroom Basher,” Parker was eventually nailed by DNA evidence.

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Tuesday 11 October 2016

Serial Killers: Wesley Shermantine & Loren Herzog

Number of victims:  4+   

Date of murders: 1984 - 1999

Method of murder: Shooting / Stabbing   

Location: California / Utah

Known as the ‘Speed Freak Killers,’ due to their love of methamphetamines, Herzog and Shermantine were a lethal pair of psychopaths who prowled the highways and byways of Northern California for over 15 years, committing random murders whenever the felt so inclined. California investigators believe that they may have killed as many as 20 people, disposing of their bodies in mineshafts and remote countryside around the town of Stockton.

Many of the murders were committed without apparent motive. The deadly duo would be driving around and would spot a stranded motorist and decide on the spur of the moment to kill them. Others, however, were rape slayings. It would be one of these, the 1985 murder of 16-year-old Chevelle Yvonne Wheeler, that would bring the killers to justice.

Chevelle (or Chevy, as she was known) disappeared after she was seen getting into a red pickup outside her high school on October 16, 1985. Shermantine owned just such a truck and he was immediately as suspect, especially after hair and blood was discovered inside a cabin owned by his parents. However, he denied any involvement in the disappearance and the police lacked the evidence to charge him.

Fifteen years on and DNA technology had advanced enough for police to match the evidence to Chevy Wheeler. Brought in for questioning, Shermantine continued to deny his involvement, while Herzog quickly cracked under pressure and admitted to several murders. He insisted, however, that Shermantine had done the killing and that he had only been along for the ride.

Shermantine would eventually be charged with four murders and sentenced to death. Herzog would face three charges, resulting in a prison term of 78 years. The sentenced was later reduced on appeal and he was released on parole in September 2010. Shortly after his release, he hung himself in his trailer.

After Herzog’s death, Wesley Shermantine led police to the bodies of Chevy Wheeler and another female victim, Cyndi Vanderheiden. He insisted, however, that Herzog had committed the murders. 

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Tuesday 4 October 2016

Serial Killers: Martin Dumolland

Born: 1810 

Number of victims:  6+   

Date of murders: 1855 - 1861

Method of murder: Strangulation   

Location: France  

One of the earliest documented serial killers in the modern record, Martin Dumollard’s murderous activities preceded those of Jack the Ripper by three decades. But Dumollard was the polar opposite of ‘Saucy Jack,’ a lumbering country bumpkin who lured French servant girls to Montluel, a small town about twelve miles from Lyon. There he strangled them and robbed them of their meager possession, reportedly also drinking their blood. 

Dumollard’s murderous activities first came to the attention of the authorities in February 1855, when hunters discovered the naked corpse of a young woman in the woods near Montaverne in northeastern France. She was later identified as Marie Baday, a local servant girl. An inquiry was launched but the effort was cursory at best. The death of a peasant did not warrant much attention in those days. 

Over the next six years, the police recorded the disappearances of several young women from the same area. However, there was no clue as to the identity of the killer until the night of May 26, 1861, when an intended victim escaped Dumollard’s clutches. The woman, named Marie Pichon, reported the incident the next day and police inquiries led to the door of Martin and Marie Dumollard.

Under interrogation, Dumollard provided incoherent answers and denied any wrongdoing. His wife, however, was more forthcoming, leading the police to several makeshift gravesites in the woods. A search of the Dumollard homestead also turned up a wealth of incriminating evidence, including bloodstained items of clothing.

Martin Dumollard went on trial at the assizes of Ain, on January 29, 1862, charged with six counts of murder. Found guilty, he was sentenced to death, that sentence carried out by guillotine before a crowd of thousands on March 8, 1862. His wife Marie was convicted as an accomplice and sentenced to 20 years at hard labor.

Read the full, horrific story of Martin Dumolland, plus 29 more serial killer cases in 
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