Appalling family history duets
According to generally accepted notions, a serial killer - he is the one who has killed more than three people are often driven by their mental illness. Most of these psychos are alone and are sociopaths, but some of them are the same maniacs who do not mind to join their crimes. Meet, a dozen of the most terrible and sick serial killer who operated in pairs.
Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka
They met in 1987 in Toronto, were married in 1991. During the six months prior to the wedding of Charles wanted to give a special gift to her future husband - the virginity of his 15-year-old sister. Bernardo knew that Carl was not a virgin when they met, and it gave him no peace. Therefore, on Christmas Eve 1990 Carl mixed alcohol and halothane, to lull her younger sister. After that, they groom filmed as turns raping the poor thing.
In the middle of the night sister Carla suffocated in his own vomit and died. Then the girl's death was considered an accident, so Bernardo and Karla went on to realize your fantasies, raping and killing young girls. Finally they found DNA on one of the victims. In 1993, Bernardo severely beat his wife. Then Charles decided to confess to the police on the condition that her punishment will be up to 12 years in prison. Through her testimony Bernardo got to prison for life without the possibility of parole. Karla Homolka was set free in July 2005.
Gwendolyn Graham and Catherine May Wood
The two women met in a nursing home in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and immediately became a couple. But the usual sex young lesbians were not enough. At first they choked each other during sex, but soon tired of it to them. Then they began to kill old ladies in a nursing home in which to work. The first murder they committed in January 1987 - strangled an elderly woman with Alzheimer's disease, and then had sex next to her corpse. Such killings were repeated four times. They even took away some items on memory and boasted of the deed in front of colleagues, who did not believe in the seriousness of what has been said. That all changed when Graham - dominant in the pair - ordered Wood to kill a woman just for fun, but Wood refused. Graham then moved to Texas, shift work, and the couple parted. Wood broke down and surrendered to the police. As a result, lesbians began to testify against each other. At trial, Graham received a lifetime, and Wood - 20 years in prison.
Fred and Rosemary West
One of the most notorious and terrible pair of serial killers in history. They both had a difficult childhood, and, presumably, in their biographies occurred incest. Although most of their murders occurred in the period from 1973 to 1979, the first thing they did in 1971. While Fred was in prison for petty theft, Rosemary remained to look after Charmaine - Fred's stepdaughter from a previous marriage. Rosemary beat the girl, and when she stopped crying, Rosemary enraged and killed the baby. When Fred was released from prison, Charmaine's mother came to the girl, but it was gone. Presumably, Fred killed her.
Fred and Rosemary were pathological relationship - Rosemary often slept with her own father, and Fred is not only known, but also approve of. Fred was also not opposed to Rosemary moonlighted as prostitutes. He even arranged a room in their home so that she could take it clients. The room had holes in the walls, so that Fred could pry. And at the entrance hung a red lantern to their children knew their mother is busy or not. When Rosemary became a prostitute in 1972, for the first time Fred had raped an 8-year-old daughter. After that he repeatedly raped and her other daughters and filmed it on camera. In the period from 1973 to 1987, the pair had killed 9 people, including one of his own daughters and a few neighborhood kids. They were caught only in 1994, when the police began to investigate the disappearance of one of the daughters of the West, which was last seen in 1987. Fred confessed to 10 murders, but later he was credited with another 11 when police found the remains in the territory of his home. Rosemary did not admit any one, but she was convicted of 10 murders. In 1995, Fred hanged himself in prison awaiting a hearing of his case. Rosemary is currently serving a life sentence.
Charlene and Gerald Gallego
In the period from 1978 to 1980, his wife was raped and killed 9 women, including one pregnant. Gerald dominate the relationship, and Charlene was doing all he would say. They had a sick imagination, and soon they wanted to have "sex slaves." Couple kidnapped girls (the youngest was 13), the clock raped and then killed.
This lasted until until they kidnapped a young couple in the parking lot. The groom was shot, and the girl was raped, beaten and killed too. But Friends of the couple who saw the abduction, managed to record license plate number and reported to the police. As a result, Charlene and Gerald was arrested. In 1984, Charlene testified against her husband. She was sentenced to 16 years in prison in Nevada. Gerald was sentenced to death, but he died in prison of cancer in 2002. Charlene was set free in 1997.
Charles Starkweather and Fugate Caryl Ann
They fell into each other in the 50s. Then Fugate was 14, and her step-father and mother did not approve of the relationship with the 19-year-old Charles Starkweather. January 21, 1958 Charles Starkweather shot his mother and stepfather Fugate, but did not stop there - he even strangled her younger sister. After that, the couple set off on a journey across America, plundering and killing all who met on the way. As a result, they have killed 11 people and two dogs. They caught 29 January 1958 in Wyoming. Charles Starkweather received the death sentence, Fugate - life. However, in 1976, Fugate was set free early and now lives in Michigan.
Raymond Fernandez and Martha Beck
Fernandez was in prison for a robbery in the 40s, where he learned about voodoo and the occult by his cellmate. Upon his release, Fernandez decided that this new knowledge can be used to attract the attention of women. He had planned to go on dates, seduce women, robbing them and disappear. All went well until he met on an ad Martha Beck. She was on a date with her two children. He told her that would allow her to stay if she will get rid of the children. Beck then tossed children that impressed Fernandez.
At first they continued together his plan, but the explosive nature of Beck constantly prevented this. She was jealous Fernandez to women and began to attack them. As a result, the pair began to kill most of his victims. At the end of February 1949, they killed a young widow and her year-old daughter. Neighbors heard the noise and called the police. When the police arrived, Beck and Fernandez were still in the apartment. Altogether they killed about 20 people. They were sentenced to death in 1951 and executed in the electric chair at Sing Sing.
Faye and Ray Copeland
In 1990, Ray and Faye Copeland became the oldest couple in the United States, was sentenced to death. 76 years old Ray and 69-year-old Fei accused of killing five people. Elderly couple bought cattle to resell it more expensive shares and share with the first owner. But Ray killed livestock owners to not share Cush. They were arrested when someone found human remains in their backyard. At first Faye denied that he knew about the murders, but her alibi did not work. Both of them were sentenced to death, but later changed Fei sentence to life. Fay lived until 2003, Ray was executed in 1993.
Myra Hindley and Ian Brady
They began dating in 1960. We read books about Hitler and the Nazis and were extremists. In July 1963, Brady spoke about "A Perfect Murder". July 12, 1963, they abducted 16-year-old Pauline Reade - her friend's younger sister Hindley. Brady had raped the girl and hit on the head with a shovel, and then cut his throat, nearly severing his head. Between 1963 and 1965, the pair had killed five children, cruelly mocking them. When Hinldi sister and her husband saw a couple of kills teenager, they called the police. Criminals sentenced to life. Brady was considered crazy, and the rest of his days he spent in the nuthouse. Hindley died at the age of 60 years in prison.
Henry Lucas and Ottis Toole
In 1973, the two met and immediately fell in love. In 1983, Lucas was arrested for possession of weapons, and he suddenly began to boast that took many lives. As a result, the pair admitted the murder of hundreds of people. They knew the details of the murder, which could only know the killer. Lucas and Toole helped police find the bodies of 246 missing. They did not have a specific way to kill, they killed people of all races, ages and genders. Tula was charged with 5 murders, Lucas - at 11. At first both sentenced to death, but later it was replaced by life. Toole died of liver problems in 1996, Lucas - in 2001 from a heart attack.
Susan and James Carson
In early 1980, the pair made use of many drugs. Then they embraced Islam and moved to a farm marijuana in San Francisco. They saw themselves as "vegetarians, Muslims" and killed those who, according to them, exuded "evil energy". The first victim was their neighbor in 1981. They beat her with a frying pan and stabbed ten times. After that they killed at least two people trying to "rid the world of witchcraft." When they were caught, the police found a list of people they wanted to kill - and celebrities were in it. Both confessed to the murder, and he passed sentence - a life sentence in prison.