It’s certainly unheard of for a serial killer to be killed by his intended victim. Nevertheless, that’s exactly what happened to suspected serial killer, Wayne Nance, when he targeted the wrong husband and wife.
Blake Leibel lived a life of luxury, living off his wealthy parents in Los Angeles. In a case of life imitating art, Leibel murdered his girlfriend, Iana Kasian, in a crime which followed a script from his graphic novel, Syndrome.
When John Caudle was just 14-years-old, he shot and killed his mother, Joanna Galla Rinebarger, and his stepfather, Tracy Rinebarger. What would drive a teenager to kill those who should be closest to him? Abuse. John had suffered years of abuse and neglect. One day, he snapped.
On the 21st of January, 2003, Beau Maestas, 19, and his sister, Monique Maestas, 16, sought revenge after being sold salt as methamphetamine. The dodgy dealers weren’t in so they turned their attention to their children, Kristyanna, 10, and Brittney, 3.
The day before Jeff Hall was murdered, his 10-year-old son, Joseph Hall, showed a family friend a leather belt emblazoned with an SS emblem. “Look what my dad got me,” he said. Unbeknownst to anybody at the time, Joseph would murder his Nazi father the very next day.
On 22 August, 1972, John Wojtowicz attempted to rob a bank in Manhattan to pay for his partner’s gender reassignment surgery.
Orville Steele and Carolyn Newell were teenage lovers that vanished one evening while at Lula Lake. The following week, their bound bodies were discovered. Carolyn had been bound, raped, beaten & strangled. Orville had been tied to a tree and strangled.
Shortly after 5PM on the 12th of September, 1943, a Sedan was spotted driving erratically and meandering through Washington Blvd., barely missing a telephone pole before crashing into a bean field near Thatcher Ave. A man emerged from the wreckage wearing just a pair of white swimming trunks. He was covered in blood and stumbled into the field before collapsing in the field.
Over the course of eight months in 1984, Florida’s Tampa strip was the hunting ground for sadistic serial killer, Bobby Joe Long. He was finally apprehended when 17-year-old Lisa McVey escaped after being abducted and held hostage for 26 hours.
In May of 1985, Katie Eastburn and two of her young daughters were murdered in their Fayetteville, North Carolina, home. Despite the fact police had the killer, it took 25 years for justice to be served.