Why do people kill the others? The motives are usually as simple as rolling off a log – money, jealousy or… pure interest. Of course, some people kill others because of serious mental disorders. I don’t search for any excuses, but here I can at least understand what was that motive force that made them take lives.
We got used to seeing men as serial killers. Cruel and ruthless, they get whatever they want, sometimes committing crimes with bare hands. Rarely women try this role on. Being much weaker and more emotional than stronger sex, they mostly choose poisoning and rarely any other method for taking lives. For this list, I have found the cruelest and the prettiest women serial killers in history. Make sure you can close your eyes after seeing them.
1. Karla Homolka
She is one of the most notorious killers in Canadian history. All crimes were committed together with her first husband Paul Bernard. They were so pretty that soon were titled “Barbie and Ken Killers” by local media.
Homolka served a short 12-year sentence for her involvement in drugging, raping, torturing and killing young girls. Together with her husband they invited young women to their house under various reasons and murdered them capturing all horrible thing on camera. Those videos were the main evidence in court. Today Karla is remarried, with three kids and lives with another name.
2. Aileen Wuornos
An abused child who later earned her living as a sex worker, Aileen Wuornos was found guilty of killing six men and was later executed in a Florida prison. She was a kid of two teens who soon after her birth realized they weren’t ready and escaped.
Aileen was raised by her grandparents, who hardly could handle a troubled youth. Aileen has chosen the easiest way in life and worked as a prostitute for truck drivers. One of her clients took an attempt to beat her, but she killed him instead.
That was the moment when she found her hobby. With all hatred to men, she became one of the most famous serial killers in the USA. She was sentenced to a deadly injection. Charlize Theron got an Oscar for her role of Aileen Wuornos in ‘Monster’ movie.
3. Beverly Allitt
An ‘angel of death’, a nurse who have killed 4 kids and took attempts of murdering 9 more. She chose a method of changing the doses of medications prescribed by doctors and watched the results. Her motives are yet unclear. She has to spend her entire life in jail now.
4. Myra Hindley
Together with her husband, they had a plan to rob a bank but soon realized they are capable of much more than that. Known as “Moors Murderers”, these two were guilty of killing at least 5 children whose bodies were found in moors. At least 4 kids had signs of sexual abuse.
Although after being caught, the couple assured police there were 9 more graves but they could only show them after an abandoned dinner in one of the most luxurious restaurants. Is there a need to say no one believed them? Myra died in jail, her partner is still there with his life sentence.
5. Maria Petrova
“The maniac woman from Zuzino” committed 6 attacks on men in Moscow, Russia. A sweet physical education teacher once was raped by a young friend, then sexually harassed by an elder coworker and soon she hated all men alive. So she simply wanted the revenge. For all her crimes she used a kitchen knife only.
Maria was found insane and got to a special custodial hospital for forced medical treatment.