All of the ‘Nightmare on Elmstreet’s are on SyFy right now, if anybody’s interested.
Nikolai Dzhumagaliev is a Kazakhstani serial killer. Nikolai Dzhurmongaliev made it his mission to rid the world of prostitutes and killed seven women before he was caught. Also known as “Metal Fang” for his white metal teeth, he would lure women into the dark end of a local park, where he would rape them and hack them to death with an axe. He also practiced cannibalism; he cooked certain parts of his victims, eating some and even serving the rest to friends of his at get-togethers. He made a habit of preparing ethnic dishes out of his victims and serving them to his friends. His crimes were discovered when two drunks, whom he invited over to his house, discovered a woman’s severed head in the kitchen. He was found not responsible for his murders (which are believed to be at least seven) due to insanity, and he was committed to a Tashkent mental institution.
He escaped in 1989 while being transported to another facility. He was re-captured in 1991 in Fergana. Dzhumagaliev is now jailed in the asylum.
On September 11, 1969, Leroy Snyder, a 38-year-old junkyard laborer, was arrested and charged with the murder of Gertrude Friedman, 58, in Camden, New Jersey. Attacked in her combination apartment and linoleum shop, the victim had been beaten and raped before her throat was slashed. Held without bail on a murder charge, Snyder was still behind bars on July 2, 1970, when he was indicted for six more slayings in Camden, all committed between February and September 1969.
According to investigators, most of the victims including five women and one man - were friends or acquaintances of Snyder. All were beaten or stabbed to death, and two of the female victims were raped. Confessing to all seven murders on July 10, Snyder claimed robbery as the motive in six of the crimes, but “couldn’t recall” his motivation for the seventh.
Under New Jersey law, Snyder’s plea of no defense on seven counts of homicide prevented the state from imposing a death penalty for his crimes. On July 16, 1970, he was sentenced to three consecutive life terms, requiring the prisoner to serve 43 years and six months before he is eligible for parole. Referring to a court-ordered psychiatric report, the presiding judge publicly described Snyder as a “malignant psychopath” and a “threat to society,” expressing the hope that he would never be released from jail.
Luka Magnotta - 1 Lunatic 1 Icepick
A video that purportedly shows a suspect wanted in connection with the Ottawa–Montreal body parts case brutally killing and sexually assaulting a naked man appears on a Canadian-operated website. Police are now studying the gruesome video, which was believed to have been taken by the suspect, identified today by police as Luka Rocco Magnotta. Magnotta is wanted in connection with the discovery of a man’s torso stuffed in a locked suitcase in Montreal — whose hand and foot were mailed to Ottawa. A man by the same name as Magnotta — who is featured on a number of lurid websites — is a low-budget gay porn star suspected of appearing in a number of kitten-killing videos. In the past, Magnotta was rumoured to have been romantically linked to Karla Homolka, ex-wife of notorious killer Paul Bernardo, who served 12 years in prison for her role in the murders of Kristen French and Leslie Mahaffy. Magnotta, however, vigorously denied those allegations, telling the Toronto Sun in 2007 he had never even met Homolka. Montreal police said other body parts were found in the apartment where the homicide took place, but wouldn’t say which ones. A video which purportedly shows Luka Rocco Magnotta brutally killing and sexually assaulting a naked man appears on a Canadian-operated website called Best Gore. They aren’t ruling out other body parts being sent in the mail. Magnotta, 29, uses the pseudonyms Eric Clinton Newman and Vladmir Romanov and is wanted on a Canada-wide warrant. He’s white, weighs 61 kilograms, and has black hair and blue eyes. Magnotta is believed to originally be from Toronto and was renting an apartment in a Montreal building that is now at the epicentre of the body-parts investigation. Lafrenière said the crime scene, inside an apartment unit, was one of the worst his force has seen. “[It was] a very difficult scene, officers haven’t seen that kind of scene in many years,” he said. A janitor discovered the torso, which belongs to a man, in Montreal on Tuesday at about 10 a.m. in the city’s Snowdon neighbourhood and quickly called police. A Conservative staffer in Ottawa called authorities at about 11:30 a.m. to report the arrival of a suspicious, blood-stained package at the party’s headquarters, just blocks away from Parliament Hill. After police confirmed there was a severed foot inside, they announced another body part — a hand, this time — had been found inside a package at the Ottawa Postal Terminal. It is believed the hand was bound for the office of the Liberal party.
Police are also in possession of the video of the dismemberment, which was believed to have been taken by the suspect. Best Gore, the website showing the alleged Montreal attack, describes itself as a “reality news website” that posts real videos to show people the “uncensored truth.” “They are as real as they get and I believe people have the right to know the truth,” the website reads. The nearly 11-minute video purports to show Mr. Magnotta attacking a naked man, who is tied to a bed frame, with both an ice pick and a kitchen knife, according to the description. The victim is stabbed, has his throat slashed and is later decapitated and dismembered. The video, filmed in a dimly lit room, also shows the killer playing with his victim’s limbs and using one of them to masturbate. The attacker later performs a sex act on the dismembered, decapitated corpse. He also uses a knife and fork to slice a piece of fatty flesh from the victim’s rear, and then brings in a dog to eat the purported corpse. The video was posted on Best Gore May 25, but it is unclear when, or where, it was filmed, although police have confirmed Magnotta’s Montreal apartment was a crime scene. “1 Lunatic 1 Ice Pick is without a doubt the sickest thing you will have ever seen in your entire life,” Best Gore writes. “It is a sad reminder that things far worse than any of us would ever imagine really take place in our neighborhoods.” At the end of the video, a photo is shown of a person dressed in a purple hooded jacket or sweater, leaning over while holding what appears to be an ice pick. His or her face is mostly obscured – the only details that can be made out are that the individual has light skin and brown, cheekbone-length hair. The person is standing in front of a poster of the movie Casablanca. “Thorough investigation by the Best Gore community [led] to an assumption that the 1 Lunatic 1 Ice Pick perpetrator could be a renowned cat killer and internet attention whore Luka Magnotta,” the website reads. Luka-magnotta.com, which describes it as the man’s official website, offers little detail about him aside from some model-style photographs, and his musings on law and media. But a profile attributed to “Luka Rocco Magnotta” on ohinternet.com describes Mr. Magnotta as a “Canadian model and bisexual pornstar” who allegedly suffocated two kittens, filmed it, and posted it to YouTube. But also on luka-magnotta.com, under a section called “Cyber Stalking,” Mr. Magnotta says false information is being posted about him online. He writes there is no “substance or fact in their statements or claims,” but does not specify which claims. “If the readers of these posts can look behind the storyline that has been created, they will see that there is no reference to a concrete transaction or event that has taken place with any specific person in which I have committed any illegal activity,” the website reads. “Instead the posts are a series of ‘he said she said’ rumours that are completely fabricated and circulated by specifically the person(s) who made these posts. Individuals with their own agenda who have way too much time on their hands, who feel the need to bad mouth others under the cloak of anonymity on the internet.”
Could you point me in the direction of some cannibalistic serial killers?
When Richard Ramirez was asked how to avoid becoming the victim of a serial killer, he relied:
“You can’t. Once they are focused on you, have you where you are vulnerable, you’re all theirs. Dahmer used to invite you home for a drink, and then next thing you knew, he’s eating you. Same thing with John Wayne Gacy: he put on his clown face, do a couple of tricks, and suddenly he had you handcuffed and in his control. What people can do is not trust someone you don’t know and to always be aware of what’s going on around you. When you drop your guard - that’s when a serial killer moves.
Gerald Gallego never met his father, but he had the old man’s temper, all the same. Gerald, Sr., was serving time in San Quentin when his son was born, in 1946, and nine years later he became the first man to die in Mississippi’s gas chamber, condemned for the murder of two police officers. Gerald, Jr., didn’t know the difference, accepting his mother’s fiction of an accidental death, but he would start to log his own arrests before the year was out. Minor scrapes climaxed with his incarceration, at age 13, for having sex with a six-year-old neighbor girl. By age 32, he had been married seven times — twice to the same woman — with several bigamous unions along the way. Outstanding warrants called for his arrest on charges that included incest, rape, and sodomy.
Gallego’s latest wife, Charlene, would stand in striking contrast to her husband. A Sacramento native and the product of a solid, caring home, she somehow fell head-over-heels in love with Gerald, learning to accept his quirks and falling into line with fantasies that called for him to build a secret hideaway where hostage “sex slaves” would be kept to do his bidding.
On September 11, 1978, 17-year-old Rhonda Scheffler and a friend, 16-year-old Kippi Vaught, disappeared from Sacramento, on the short walk to a local shopping center. Two days passed before their ravaged, battered bodies were recovered outside Baxter, 15 miles away. Both girls had been molested, bound and beaten with a tire iron, after which a single bullet had been fired through each one’s skull.
On June 24, 1979, 14-year-old Brenda Judd and 13-year-old Sandra Colley vanished from the Washoe County fairgrounds, in Reno, Nevada. Neither girl was seen again, and both were listed as runaways until 1982, when Charlene Gallego’s confession linked her husband with their abduction and murder.
Ten months later, on April 24, 1980, Karen Chipman and Stacey Redican disappeared from a Reno shopping mall, their remains discovered near Lovelock, Nevada, on July 27. Both girls had been sexually abused, then beaten to death with a blunt instrument.
Linda Aguilar, age 21, was four months pregnant when she disappeared from Port Orford, Oregon, on June 8, 1980. Relatives reported her missing on June 20, and her body was found two days later, in a shallow grave located south of Gold Beach. The victim’s skull was shattered, her wrists and ankles bound with nylon cord, but an autopsy revealed sand in her nose, mouth, and throat, indicating that she was buried alive.
On July 17, 1980, 34-year-old Virginia Mochel was abducted from the parking lot of a West Sacramento tavern, where she worked as a barmaid. Her skeletal remains, still bound with nylon fishing line, were found outside of Clarksburg, California, on October 30. In the absence of other evidence, loops of cord around the neck were seen as proof of death by strangulation.
Craig Miller, 22, left a Sacramento fraternity dance with his date, 21-year-old Beth Sowers, around 1:30 a.m. on November 2, 1980. Moments later, friends observed them seated in a car outside, a rough-looking stranger sitting up front, on the passenger’s side. One of Craig’s friends was sliding behind the wheel, to make small talk, when Charlene Gallego appeared, slapping his face as she ordered him out of the car and sped away. Miller’s frat brothers memorized the license plate, telling their story to police when Miller was found dead the next day, near Bass Lake. (Beth Sowers would not be found until November 22, shot three times and dumped in a Placer County ditch.) Officers traced the vehicle to Charlene’s parents, recording her flat denial of the incident. She also gave her name as “Mrs. Stephen Styles,” a false identity Gallego had secured by stealing a policeman’s I.D. card, using the vital information to request a “duplicate” birth certificate and driver’s license for himself. Identified by Charlene’s parents, Gallego skipped town with his wife, using Charlene to phone home for money on November 3. The next call came from Omaha, two weeks later, and federal agents were waiting when the suspects called for their money at Western Union, on November 17. The killer team of man and wife hung tough for 18 months, but Charlene gave it up in mid-1982, turning state’s evidence in return for a maximum sentence of sixteen and a half years in prison. Gallego’s four-month trial in Sacramento, on charges of murdering Miller and Sowers, ended with his conviction and sentence of death in April 1983. Transferred to Nevada for trial in the Chipman and Redican murders, Gallego became the target of an unprecedented public subscription campaign, with California residents donating $23,000 to help defray the cost of his prosecution. Convicted on two more counts of murder, plus two of kidnapping, Gallego was sentenced to death a second time.
Gerald Gallego died at the Nevada prison system’s regional medical center on July 19, 2002.
Q: Why did Ed Gein keep his house so warm?
A: So the furniture wouldn’t get goose bumps.