California Serial Killers
Consider this a “follow up” to the Florida Serial Killer post I made last month. Afterall, California leads in the US with the most serial homicide cases. For more information just click their names.
Richard Ramirez: He was better known as “The Night Stalker” as he terrorized the LA and San Fransico areas in the 1980’s. His victims ranged from young women to the elderly.
The Zodiac Killer: The most well known unsolved serial murder cases out there. This case has confused San Fransico police for over 30 years. The crimes were committed during the 1960’s and 70’s.
Randy Kraft: Prosecutors suspect Kraft killed as many as 45 young men in Southern California, Oregon and Michigan. He targeted hitchhikers between 18 and 25 years old. Many were sexually tortured before being strangled with their own belts. His murders were committed in the 1970’s and 80’s.
William Bonin: He’s also known as the “Freeway Killer.” He liked to pick up male, teen-age hitchhikers to rape and strangle along the freeways of Southern California. Although only convicted of 14 murders, Billy confessed to killing 21 young men. He was put to death my lethal injection in 1996.
Douglas Clark & Carol Bundy: Another murderous couple. The pair would pick up hookers from the Sunset Strip and then murder them. He was sentenced to death on February 15, 1983. Carol was convicted of two killings.