Whenever you think of serial killers, your mind may go straight to slasher movies like Friday the 13th, or you may think of infamous killers of our past like Jeffrey Dahmer. But did you know that there are still quite a bit of infamous serial killers still alive and imprisoned to this day? Have you ever heard of the Golden State Killer or the BTK Killer? Well, you’d be surprised that they are still alive and well, locked away behind bars. If you’re a Criminal Minds expert, let’s test your knowledge of serial killers that are still in prison today.
Golden State Killer
The Golden State Killer is a serial rapist who turned serial killer in the 1970s and 80s in California. Between 1979 and 1986, the serial killer was given the name “Original Night Stalker” (before he was called the “Golden State Killer”) who took the lives of 10 people. The rapes and killings that took place during this time were connected to the same person due to DNA analysis.
In 2018, Joseph DeAngelo, a former police officer, was arrested. That’s right, the “Golden State Killer” wasn’t caught until 5 years ago, the year right before Covid. He was charged with 13 murders along with other crimes. In June 2020, DeAngelo pleaded guilty and has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. He is just one of the many serial killers still alive today.
Dennis Rader, also known as the BTK Killer, is an American serial killer who murdered 10 people over the span of 3 decades. These murders took place in Wichita and Park City, Kansas, between 1974 and 1991. He even sent daunting letters to police and media outlets describing the details of his crimes in order to get attention. It wasn’t until he sent more letters in 2004, that he got caught a year later. He is called the BTK Killer because he would bind, torture, and kill his victims. He is currently serving 10 consecutive life sentences.
Charles Cullen was a nurse for 16 years in New Jersey. He started his career in 1988. During these 16 years, he killed many patients by overdosing them and contaminating IV bags. He was arrested in 2003 and confessed to committing as many as 40 murders. However, interviews after his arrest make it clear that he killed many more. Some experts believe he killed up to 400 patients. He is sentenced to 11 consecutive life sentences and will not be eligible for parole until 2403.
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