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Serial Killer

2003 – Gary Ridgway pleads guilty to 48 counts of murder

5 November

Gary Leon Ridgway (born 18 Feb, 1949) is the American serial killer known as the Green River Killer. He was initially convicted of 48 separate murders and later confessed to nearly twice that number. He is the most prolific American serial killer in history according to confirmed murders. Continue reading “2003 – Gary Ridgway pleads guilty to 48 counts of murder”

1440 – Gillies de Rais arrested

15 September – On this day

Gilles de Montmorency-Laval (1405 – 1440), Baron de Rais, was a knight and lord from Brittany, Anjou and Poitou, a leader in the French army, and a companion-in-arms of Joan of Arc. He is best known for his reputation and later conviction as a confessed serial killer of children. Continue reading “1440 – Gillies de Rais arrested”

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