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At any given time there are between 30 and 50 serial killers roaming the streets of America. These are their stories.
50 Shocking True Crime cases, including;
Joseph Briggen: Farmer who believed that his prize-winning hogs had to consume human flesh in order to achieve peak conditioning.
William Christenson: Serial killer who committed a series of crimes so brutal that investigators called him “an American Jack the Ripper.”
Alonzo Robinson: A necrophile and cannibal who killed at least 6 and turned their flesh into "jerky."
Dorothy Williams: A horrendously brutal female serial killer who bludgeoned, stomped, stabbed and strangled her elderly victims to death.
Eric Napoletano: Mommy’s boy who murdered his wives and lovers and evaded the law with the help of his NYPD employee mother.
Robert Nixon: The “Brick Moron” bludgeoned 8 women to death in Chicago and Los Angeles.
Joseph Bryan: Pedophile who confessed that it excited him to see young boys "tied up and screaming."
Douglas Gretzler & William Steelman: A deadly serial killer team who claimed as many as 17 victims, including 9 in one night.
Andre Rand: The “Pied Piper of Staten Island” committed a string of child murders in New York. He enjoyed comparing himself to his hero, Ted Bundy.
Robert Weeks: Narcissistic serial killer who had a problem dealing with rejection. Women who turned him down invariably ended up dead.
Plus 40 more riveting stories of lesser known American serial killers.
They say that fatherhood changes a man, but few changes can have been as dramatic as that experienced by Roberto Arguelles. In May 1996, while serving a prison term for child molestation, Arguelles received a letter informing him that a former girlfriend had conceived his child. Shortly after, Arguelles contacted prison authorities and said that he wanted to confess to a series of murders committed in Salt Lake City, Utah, four years earlier.
“I realize these girls were just little girls like mine,” he said. “I started to understand just how much it would hurt to have someone do what I had done.”
The murders that Arguelles was referring to had occurred in the Utah state capital in the winter of 1992, shortly after Arguelles had been paroled from a prison term for attempted murder and aggravated assault. He had also previously served time for the rape of a ten-year-old girl.
Arguelles was 30 years old and working as a laborer at a metals processing plant when the murders began. His first victim was Margo Bond, a 42-year-old high school janitor who he encountered while he was trawling the school grounds, looking for teenaged victims. Bond was sexually assaulted and strangled to death.
Three weeks later, Arguelles saw 13-year-old Stephanie Blundell walking to school. He stopped and offered the girl a ride, then drove her to an isolated spot where he raped and strangled her.
Barely a week passed before Arguelles struck again. This time he picked up 14-year-old Tuesday Roberts and 16-year-old Lisa Martinez from a bus stop and offered them a ride to the mall. Once inside his vehicle, the girls were overpowered and handcuffed together. Arguelles first tried to rape Lisa, but when she resisted he stabbed her to death with a wood chisel, delivering over 40 blows in a frenzied attack. He then sexually assaulted Tuesday before strangling her to death. The girls’ bodies were buried at a pig farm.
Shortly after the double murder, Arguelles was arrested for sexual assault and eventually sentenced to another long prison term. Now, a tearful, repentant Arguelles was fully prepared to pay for his crimes. He wanted the death penalty, he said, preferably by firing squad and if possible without a hood. Utah is one of only three states that utilizes this form of execution, allowing the condemned prisoner to choose between it and lethal injection. Most pick the latter.
On May 12, 1997, Arguelles – who had spent virtually his entire adult life behind bars – entered guilty pleas to each of four charges of first-degree murder. On June 20, Third District Court Judge David Young sentenced him to die by firing squad. Arguelles immediately stated his intention to fight any appeals on his behalf. He wanted to die as quickly as possible, he said.
However, his behavior during the trial, spitting and screaming profanities, had raised questions as to his sanity. As a result, his execution, scheduled for June 27, 2003, was stayed until his competency could be determined.
Arguelles, meanwhile, was deteriorating mentally. After the stay of execution, he tried to hang himself with a pillowcase. When that failed, he began habitually eating his own feces.
In the end, Arguelles got the death penalty he so desperately wanted, although it was not the one sanctioned by the state of Utah. Hospitalized with an intestinal blockage in November 2003, he refused medical treatment. He passed away quietly in November 15, and was pronounced dead at 17:27. He was 41 years old.
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