Between 1980 and 1982, Minneapolis residents were being terrorised by a sadistic serial killer that would make emotional phone calls to police after his murders earning him the moniker “The Weepy-Voiced Killer.”
Steven Timothy Judy had been convicted of several violent and sexually motivated crimes before 1979, when he murdered Terry Lee Chasteen and her three children.
17-year-old Kelly Anne Bates was drowned in a bath tub, after suffering four weeks of relentless torture at the hands of 48-year-old James Patterson Smith.
Tracey Neilson’s husband discovered her slashed and stabbed to death in their home on her 21st birthday. Her killer has evaded justice for 37 long years.
Throughout much of the 20th century, child abduction for ransom was aimed at the children of wealthy families. One of these cases was the abduction of 6-year-old Bobby Greenlease.
11-year-old Yummy Sandifer lived a violent life and suffered a violent death. He became a symbol of the gang problem in America as well as the fault in the child services and juvenile justice system.
In 1969, Britain was stunned by the grim murders of two little boys. They were even more stunned to discover that the killer was just an 11-year-old girl, Mary Bell.
17-year-old Virginia Christian was the first and last female juvenile to be executed in the electric chair in 1912.
Mary Vincent was just 15-years-old when she was brutally attacked by Lawrence Singleton. He chopped off her arms, threw her from a cliff and left her for dead.
It was a gruesome and shocking crime that thrust the state of Connecticut into the national headlines and ultimately became the inspiration of the award-winning 1997 movie, Fargo.