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26th Jul '16 10:31:26 AM ThatBitterTase
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* Then there's Michael Swango, a medical student and one-time [=EMT=] believed to have killed at least four and possibly sixty of his patients between 1983 and 1997 by overdosing them on drugs or using poison. While employed in non-medical occupations, he would slip arsenic into his co-worker's food to try and poison them too. When his notoriety became such that he couldn't get work in US hospitals, he fled to Africa where he continued killing until his final apprehension.

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* Then there's Michael Swango, a medical student and one-time [=EMT=] believed to have killed at least four and possibly sixty of his patients between 1983 and 1997 by overdosing them on drugs or using poison. While employed in non-medical occupations, he would slip arsenic into his co-worker's food to try and poison them too. When his notoriety became such that he couldn't get work in US hospitals, he fled to Africa where he continued killing until his final apprehension. One of the US hospitals where he worked took to using the phrase "Double-O Swango" to mean "getting away with murder".
26th Jul '16 1:34:21 AM MrKosta
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* [[http://murderpedia.org/male.K/k/kordiyeh-ali-reza.htm Ali Reza Kordiyeh]], AKA "The Vampire of Tehran", was an Iranian cab driver who betwen February-June 1997 raped and stabbed to death nine female fares, then burned their bodies to erase any clues. After two of his victims escaped, he was captured and sentenced to death. His execution in August 1997 was more like a public lynching; he was flogged mercilessly by relatives of his victims before being hanged from a construction crane.
26th Jul '16 1:16:23 AM MrKosta
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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B%C3%A9la_Kiss Bela Kiss]], an Hungarian killer notable for being one of the very few serial killers in history to [[KarmaHoudini evade capture]] despite being identified and proven as such. A tinsmith by trade prior to World War I in the Hungarian town of Czinkota, Kiss would contact women via correspondence, and bring some of them to his home. At the same time, he began collecting large tin drums, which he explained contained gasoline to prepare for the oncoming war. In 1914, Kiss was drafted to the front, and two years later the authorities tried to make use of Kiss' supposed stockpile of gasoline. What they found inside the barrels, however, were the bodies of scores of women, many of them reported missing, preserved in alcohol. An arrest order was issued for Kiss, but it was too late; he is believed to have exchanged his identity with a deceased soldier. His eventual fate is unknown to this day.
26th Jul '16 12:18:41 AM MrKosta
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* [[http://murderpedia.org/male.C/c/cream-thomas-neill.htm Dr. Thomas Neill Cream]] was a Victorian era poisoner of prostitutes, killing at least five. Dr. Cream would befriend his victims at pubs, using his status as a doctor to earn their trust, and lace their drinks with a deadly dose of strychnine, causing them a slow and agonizing death. His luck ran out when an attempt to blame two fellow doctors misfired. He was put on surveillance, and finally arrested in 1892. Sentenced to death, he was hanged in November of that year. Legend has it that his last words as the trapdoor opened were "I am Jack...", leading to more than a century of speculation on whether he really was Jack The Ripper. [[note]]This is extremely unlikely for several reasons. First, the motivation for the crimes. Dr. Cream killed out of hate and disgust towards women in general and prostitutes in particular, while the Ripper's murders were most likely sexually motivated. Second, their MO's. Sadistic slashers as the Ripper rarely, if ''ever'' switch to poison. And last but not least, Dr. Cream was in the United States while the Ripper terrorized Whitechapel.[[/note]]

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* [[http://murderpedia.org/male.C/c/cream-thomas-neill.htm Dr. Thomas Neill Cream]] was a Victorian era poisoner of prostitutes, killing at least five. Dr. Cream would befriend his victims at pubs, using his status as a doctor to earn their trust, and lace their drinks with a deadly dose of strychnine, causing them a slow and agonizing death. His luck ran out when an attempt to blame two fellow doctors misfired. He was put on surveillance, and finally arrested in 1892. Sentenced to death, he was hanged in November of that year. Legend has it that his last words as the trapdoor opened were [[KilledMidSentence "I am Jack...", "]], leading to more than a century of speculation on whether he really was Jack The Ripper. [[note]]This is extremely unlikely for several reasons. First, the motivation for the crimes. Dr. Cream killed out of hate and disgust towards women in general and prostitutes in particular, while the Ripper's murders were most likely sexually motivated. Second, their MO's. Sadistic slashers as the Ripper rarely, if ''ever'' switch to poison. And last but not least, Dr. Cream was in the United States while the Ripper terrorized Whitechapel.[[/note]]
26th Jul '16 12:11:54 AM MrKosta
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* [[http://murderpedia.org/male.C/c/cream-thomas-neill.htm Dr. Thomas Neill Cream]] was a Victorian era poisoner of prostitutes, killing at least five. Dr. Cream would befriend his victims at pubs, using his status as a doctor to earn their trust, and lace their drinks with a deadly dose of strychnine, causing them a slow and agonizing death. Dr. Cream's luck ran out when an attempt to blame two fellow doctors misfired. he was put on surveillance, and finally arrested in 1892. Sentenced to death, he was hanged in November of that year. Legend has it that his last words as the trapdoor opened were "I am Jack...", leading to more than a century of speculation on whether he really was Jack The Ripper.

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* [[http://murderpedia.org/male.C/c/cream-thomas-neill.htm Dr. Thomas Neill Cream]] was a Victorian era poisoner of prostitutes, killing at least five. Dr. Cream would befriend his victims at pubs, using his status as a doctor to earn their trust, and lace their drinks with a deadly dose of strychnine, causing them a slow and agonizing death. Dr. Cream's His luck ran out when an attempt to blame two fellow doctors misfired. he He was put on surveillance, and finally arrested in 1892. Sentenced to death, he was hanged in November of that year. Legend has it that his last words as the trapdoor opened were "I am Jack...", leading to more than a century of speculation on whether he really was Jack The Ripper. [[note]]This is extremely unlikely for several reasons. First, the motivation for the crimes. Dr. Cream killed out of hate and disgust towards women in general and prostitutes in particular, while the Ripper's murders were most likely sexually motivated. Second, their MO's. Sadistic slashers as the Ripper rarely, if ''ever'' switch to poison. And last but not least, Dr. Cream was in the United States while the Ripper terrorized Whitechapel.[[/note]]
25th Jul '16 11:56:18 PM MrKosta
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* [[http://murderpedia.org/male.C/c/cream-thomas-neill.htm Dr. Thomas Neill Cream]] was a Victorian era poisoner of prostitutes, killing at least five. Dr. Cream would befriend his victims at pubs, using his status as a doctor to earn their trust, and lace their drinks with a deadly dose of strychnine, causing them a slow and agonizing death. Dr. Cream's luck ran out when an attempt to blame two fellow doctors misfired. he was put on surveillance, and finally arrested in 1892. Sentenced to death, he was hanged in November of that year. Legend has it that his last words as the trapdoor opened were "I am Jack...", leading to more than a century of speculation on whether he really was Jack The Ripper.
24th Jul '16 6:50:44 PM Seanette
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** Played straight by [[spoiler:Wargrave]] in ''Literature/AndThenThereWereNone and [[spoiler:Yahmose]] in ''Literature/DeathComesAsTheEnd''.

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** Played straight by [[spoiler:Wargrave]] in ''Literature/AndThenThereWereNone ''Literature/AndThenThereWereNone'' and [[spoiler:Yahmose]] in ''Literature/DeathComesAsTheEnd''.
20th Jul '16 3:30:32 AM MrKosta
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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juan_Corona Juan Corona]] was a Mexican-American labor contractor, who in his time off took to murdering drifters and migrant workers with a machete. He killed 25 people and would probably have gone unnoticed if a Japanese farmer didn't find the grave of one of Corona's victims in his orchard. Corona was sentenced to 25 consecutive life sentences and remains in prison to this day.

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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juan_Corona Juan Corona]] was a Mexican-American labor contractor, who in his time off took to murdering drifters and migrant workers with a machete. He killed 25 people and would probably have gone unnoticed if a Japanese farmer didn't find had not found the grave of one of Corona's victims in his orchard. Corona was sentenced to 25 consecutive life sentences and remains in prison to this day.
20th Jul '16 3:27:17 AM MrKosta
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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juan_Corona Juan Corona]] a Mexican-American labor contractor, known among ranchers and farmers around North California for supplying laborers (consisting mostly of drifters and illegal immigrants) on demand. In 1971, a Japanese farmer saw a freshly digged hole in his orchard. Corona's men were working around, so he paid it no mind until that night, when he saw the hole had been filled, so he called the police, who discovered a body digged there. A few days later, the same scene replayed itself in a nearby ranch, exhuming a total of 25 corpses over nine days. All victims had been stabbed or hacked with a machete, and some of them bore signs of sexual assault. Buried with some of the victims, police found meat and bank receipts with the signature of Juan Corona. Corona was found guilty and sentenced to 25 consecutive life sentences. He remains in prison to this day.

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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juan_Corona Juan Corona]] was a Mexican-American labor contractor, known among ranchers and farmers around North California for supplying laborers (consisting mostly of who in his time off took to murdering drifters and illegal immigrants) on demand. In 1971, migrant workers with a machete. He killed 25 people and would probably have gone unnoticed if a Japanese farmer saw a freshly digged hole didn't find the grave of one of Corona's victims in his orchard. Corona's men were working around, so he paid it no mind until that night, when he saw the hole had been filled, so he called the police, who discovered a body digged there. A few days later, the same scene replayed itself in a nearby ranch, exhuming a total of 25 corpses over nine days. All victims had been stabbed or hacked with a machete, and some of them bore signs of sexual assault. Buried with some of the victims, police found meat and bank receipts with the signature of Juan Corona. Corona was found guilty and sentenced to 25 consecutive life sentences. He sentences and remains in prison to this day.
20th Jul '16 3:16:01 AM MrKosta
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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juan_Corona Juan Corona]] a Mexican-American labor contractor, known among ranchers and farmers around North California for supplying laborers (consisting mostly of drifters and illegal immigrants) on demand. In 1971, a Japanese farmer saw a freshly digged hole in his orchard. Corona's men were working around, so he paid it no mind until that night, when he saw the hole had been filled, so he called the police, who discovered a body digged there. A few days later, the same scene replayed itself in a nearby ranch, exhuming a total of 25 corpses over nine days. All victims had been stabbed or hacked with a machete, and some of them bore signs of sexual assault. Buried with some of the victims, police found meat and bank receipts with the signature of Juan Corona. Corona was found guilty and sentenced to 25 consecutive life sentences. He remains in prison to this day.
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