They are the men and women who've captured the worlds attention with their psycho, gruesome, mass killing ways.
But don't you want to know, where are they now?
Serial Killers. Where are they now?
Here are some updates on a few of the most notorious killers around the globe.
This is the vest made-of-human-skin dude. He also made lampshades and other items out of human skin. Much of it was exhumed from graves of old ladies that resembled his Momma.
Eddie was only convicted of killing 2, but because of his grave robbing and skin-needlepoint, he is considered by many to be a serial killer.
Cancer killed him from the inside, in 1984.
Mr. Fish, an American psychopath, has loads of lovely nicknames: the Gray Man, the Werewolf of Wysteria, the Brooklyn Vampire, and The Boogeyman.
He looked gentle to neighbors but he loved to kill children and eat them. Yup, Fish was a cannibal. Although his wife and kids thought he was just a bad cook.
Currently: Dead. Extra crispy!
Fish became a feast for maggots after being executed by electric chair, in 1936.
Saeed liked to kill prostitutes and drug addicts in Iran. He claimed his was helping rid the country of the morally corrupt. But first, "The Spider Killer" lured women to his home and did the ethically questionable thing of having sex with them before strangling them. He was convicted of killing 16 women.
Currently: Expired. Done. Hung.
Hanged in Iran in 2002.
John Wayne Gacy
American nut-job convicted of 28 murders. Accused of 33 murders. In prison he became as research subject of the psychopathic mind.
Currently: In hell. Having tea with Satan.
Executed in 1994.
Bundy was a handsome, educated American psycho who murdered, raped and beat dozens of young college women. He confessed to over 30 murders but that number could as high as 100.
Currently: Very, very dead.
Died a fried death in 1989, via the electric chair.
Margie Velma Barfield
Over time this North Carolina 53-year old grandmother killed various husbands, employers, lovers and even her own mother. Some victims were burned while they slept, others she killed by arsenic or poison.
Currently: Oh, she dead.
Executed, quite appropriately, by lethal injection in 1984.
Confessed to killing 65 people between 2000 and 2003 in China. The People's Republic didn't wait long before making sure Yang got what he deserved.
Currently: D. E. A. D.
Executed in 2004 by a gunshot to the back of the head.
"The Rostov Ripper" had a face only a .44 magnum could love. Andrei killed 52 women and children throughout the Soviet Union. He was caught by accident. Then his atrocities were uncovered.
Currently: Damn right he's dead.
Executed by a single gunshot behind the right ear. (On the same day as Yang Xinhai)
Joachim, aka The Ruhr Cannibal or the Duisburg Man-Eater, was a German serial killer and cannibal. He was convicted of eight murders but confessed to a total of 13. A hand was cooking on his stove when the arrested him.
Currently: Is he dead? Why yes, very.
His heart violently attacked and killed him in 1991.
Javed claimed he killed 100 boys during an 18-month period in Pakistan. He deposed of his victims by chopping them up and soaking them in acid. Which is why the judge who sentenced Javed to death said he would have liked him to be strangled 100 times, cut into 100 pieces, and put him in acid.
Currently: Not living or breathing.
Found strangled, along with an accomplice, in his prison cell in October 2001.
Viciously butchered 17 men and boys, most of whom were of African or Asian descent. Convicted and sentenced for this crimes. Then made more famous by US media profiles.
Currently: Right now Jeffrey Dahmer is most certainly dead.
He was beaten to death (how à propos) by a fellow inmate and some weight room equipment, in 1994.
Alexander Nikolayevich Spesivtsev, or Sasha, was a cannibal convicted of the murders of 19 women. Though sentenced to death, Sasha was later declared insane and put into a special psychiatric hospital in Kamyshin. (And I thought Russia was tough on crime.)
Currently: Slowly decaying.
Serving life in prison.
Pedro Rodrigues Filho
"Pedrinho Matador" was convicted and sentenced to 128 years imprisonment for 70 murders in 2003. In Brazil, however, law states a person may only serve a maximum of 30 years in jail.
Currently: Not dead. Serving time in jail.
Should be an interesting day in Brazil when he gets out of jail in 2033.
Dennis is The BTK killer or Bind, Torture and Kill.
He murdered at least 10 people between 1974 and 1991. Rader is famous not just for the gruesome way he killed people (excessive torture sexually aroused him) but also for sending taunting letters to authorities afterwards. Finally caught in 2004.
Currently: Dying way too slowly.
In other words, BTK is serving life in prison.
"La Mataviejitas," a former lady wrestler, is the old lady killer. She targeted and strangled elderly women in Mexico. Convicted of killing 11, but that number could be as high as 40.
Currently: Sentenced. Jailed.
Sentenced to 783 years in prison, served concurrently. Eligible for parole at age 100.
Pedro Alonso López
Saved the worst for last, folks.
The "Monster of the Andes," Pedro was a Colombian serial killer, accused of killing more than 300 women across South America. He once led police to burial sites where they uncovered 81 bodies.
Currently: Living. Yes, amazingly this monster is still alive.
Serving a life sentence in prison.
For a more exhaustive list of the world's serial killers check out the big Wikipedia list.