Serial killings

November 21, 2019 - 5:00 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors in Florida announced Thursday that they will seek the death penalty against a man who they say preyed on prostitutes, causing panic in the Daytona Beach area over a series of killings more than a dozen years ago. Prosecutors charged Robert Hayes, 37, with...
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Michael Gargiulo listens as the death penalty is announced during the sentencing phase of his trial in Los Angeles Superior Court for the killings of two women and the attempted murder of a third, on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. (Mario Tama/Pool Photo via AP)
October 18, 2019 - 6:39 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles jury recommended the death penalty Friday for a man dubbed "The Boy Next Door Killer" after he was found guilty of two murders and an attempted murder. The victims of Michael Gargiulo, 43, included 22-year-old Ashley Ellerin, who was killed on a night in 2001 when...
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FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2019 file photo Michael Gargiulo listens as his guilty verdicts on all counts are read in Los Angeles Superior Court. A Los Angeles jury will decide whether a man prosecutors have dubbed "The Boy Next Door Killer" will get a sentence of death or life in prison for the killings of two women and the attempted murder of a third. Closing arguments ended Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, in the penalty phase of the trial of 43-year-old Gargiulo, and jurors will now deliberate his fate. (Al Seib/Los Angeles Times via AP, Pool, File)
October 18, 2019 - 6:27 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles jury recommended the death penalty Friday for a man dubbed "The Boy Next Door Killer" after he was found guilty of two murders and an attempted murder. The victims of Michael Gargiulo, 43, included 22-year-old Ashley Ellerin, who was killed on a night in 2001 when...
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FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2019 file photo Michael Gargiulo listens as his guilty verdicts on all counts are read in Los Angeles Superior Court. A Los Angeles jury will decide whether a man prosecutors have dubbed "The Boy Next Door Killer" will get a sentence of death or life in prison for the killings of two women and the attempted murder of a third. Closing arguments ended Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, in the penalty phase of the trial of 43-year-old Gargiulo, and jurors will now deliberate his fate. (Al Seib/Los Angeles Times via AP, Pool, File)
October 18, 2019 - 5:42 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles jury recommended the death penalty Friday for a man dubbed "The Boy Next Door Killer" after he was found guilty of two murders and an attempted murder. The victims of Michael Gargiulo, 43, included 22-year-old Ashley Ellerin, who was killed on a night in 2001 when...
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FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2019 file photo Michael Gargiulo listens as his guilty verdicts on all counts are read in Los Angeles Superior Court. A Los Angeles jury will decide whether a man prosecutors have dubbed "The Boy Next Door Killer" will get a sentence of death or life in prison for the killings of two women and the attempted murder of a third. Closing arguments ended Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, in the penalty phase of the trial of 43-year-old Gargiulo, and jurors will now deliberate his fate. (Al Seib/Los Angeles Times via AP, Pool, File)
October 18, 2019 - 5:02 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles jury recommended the death penalty Friday for a man dubbed "The Boy Next Door Killer" after he was found guilty of two murders and an attempted murder. The victims of 43-year-old Michael Gargiulo included 22-year-old Ashley Ellerin, who was killed on a night in 2001...
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Lubbock Police detective Brandon Price poses for a photo outside the department headquarters Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, in Lubbock, Texas. Price interviewed Samuel Little to connect him to the murder of Bobbie Fields in 1993. (Brad Tollefson/Lubbock Avalanche-Journal via AP)
October 17, 2019 - 9:44 am
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Keep him talking, don't interrupt him and, no matter what, don't ask why he killed his victims. Those were the instructions Texas Ranger James Holland gave to the dozens of homicide detectives around the country when they got their moment with Samuel Little, hoping to...
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In this Feb. 11, 2019, photo, Miami Dade homicide detective David Denmark poses for a photo at his office in Miami. Denmark helped spearhead an investigation of multiple murders by serial killer Samuel Little in Miami-Dade County. (Matias J. Ocner/Miami Herald via AP)
October 16, 2019 - 2:43 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Samuel Little, pronounced the most prolific serial killer in U.S. history, confessed his crimes to homicide detectives well-briefed on how to keep him talking and get the information they needed. Among other things, the detectives knew not to interrupt him or show him...
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In this Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 photo, Tonya Maslar holds an old photograph of her mother Roberta Tandarich taken before her death in 1991 in Ravenna, Ohio. Tandarich's body was found dumped at Firestone Metro Park in 1991. A sketch of Tandarich drawn by serial killer Samuel Little, who claims Tandarich was one of his many victims, lies in the background. (Jeff Lange/Akron Beacon Journal via AP)
October 13, 2019 - 2:37 pm
Most of the women in Samuel Little's hand-drawn portraits seem to be frowning. Their hair is short and curly or long and straight. They stare straight ahead or slightly off to the side. Some wear lipstick and jewelry. Little, whom the FBI identified this month as the most prolific serial killer in...
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In this Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 photo, Tonya Maslar holds an old photograph of her mother Roberta Tandarich taken before her death in 1991 in Ravenna, Ohio. Tandarich's body was found dumped at Firestone Metro Park in 1991. A sketch of Tandarich drawn by serial killer Samuel Little, who claims Tandarich was one of his many victims, lies in the background. (Jeff Lange/Akron Beacon Journal via AP)
October 13, 2019 - 9:29 am
Most of the women in Samuel Little's hand-drawn portraits seem to be frowning. Their hair is short and curly or long and straight. They stare straight ahead or slightly off to the side. Some wear lipstick and jewelry. Little, whom the FBI identified this month as the most prolific serial killer in...
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In this Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 photo, Tonya Maslar holds an old photograph of her mother Roberta Tandarich taken before her death in 1991 in Ravenna, Ohio. Tandarich's body was found dumped at Firestone Metro Park in 1991. A sketch of Tandarich drawn by serial killer Samuel Little, who claims Tandarich was one of his many victims, lies in the background. (Jeff Lange/Akron Beacon Journal via AP)
October 13, 2019 - 9:27 am
The FBI is hoping that dozens of portraits drawn by a California inmate will help law enforcement crack cold case homicides around the country. Samuel Little produced detailed portraits of women he says he strangled over the course of more than three decades. Now the FBI is publicizing them in...
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