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Serial Killer Todd Kohlhepp Writes Chilling Letter: There Are More Victims

A serial killer from South Carolina, convicted of murdering seven people earlier this year, has written a letter confessing to killing others. Todd Kohlhepp, 46, penned an 8-page letter to a publication in his state, the Herald-Journal, claiming he has killed others.

“Yes there is more than seven,” Kohlhepp wrote in the letter. “I tried to tell investigators and I did tell FBI, but it was blown off. It’s not an addition problem, it’s an multiplication problem. Leaves the state and leaves the country. Thank you private pilot’s license.”

He also wrote, “At this point, I really don’t see any reason to give numbers or locations.”

Is he telling the truth in the chilling letter? Brad Garrett, an ABC News contributor said that it is common for serial killers to lie about killing more in order to get more publicity because their entire identity is based on body count. Regardless, police

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Interpreter At News Conference About Florida Serial Killer Spoke In Sign Language Gibberish

A sign language interpreter at a local news conference in Tampa, Florida communicated in completely indecipherable sentences. The briefing, set up to discuss the recent arrest of Howell Donaldson on Wednesday night, became the subject of criticism after members of the area’s deaf community said they could not understand the translation at all. Now, police say they are not even sure how the interpreter got there in the first place.

“Fifty-one hours ago, zero 12 22 (indecipherable) murder three minutes in 14 weeks ago in old (indecipherable) murder four five 55,000 plea 10 arrest murder bush (indecipherable) three age 24,” signed Derlyn Roberts at the conference, according to NBC Miami.

“She sat up there and waved her arms like she was singing Jingle Bells,” said local sign language instructor Rachell Settambrino. “I was disappointed, confused, upset and really want to know why the city of Tampa’s chief of police, who is responsible

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Grieving Father Dies After Detonating Grenades At Trial Of Son’s Killer

A dad in Nikopol, Ukraine allegedly detonated two grenades at the murder trial of his son’s accused killer. Police said the father died in the attack. The Washington Post reported that two people — including the father and one of the defendants — in total have died, and seven people were injured by shrapnel in the courtroom blast.

According to BBC, police said in a statement, “According to preliminary reports, a man pulled out two hand grenades and detonated them at 11:20 (09:20 GMT) during a murder case hearing.”

Later in the day, the number of injured went up. According to BBC, nine people were injured in total, including two other defendants, two guards, a court official and civilians.

As BBC reported, the defendants in the murder trial are accused of opening fire on a car and killing two passengers, which included the son of the father who detonated the two grenades. According to The Washington

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Police Arrest 24-Year-Old Man In Florida Serial Killer Case That Terrorized Tampa

Late Tuesday night, an arrest was made in connection with the serial killings that have left Tampa in fear for the past 51 days. Howell Emanuel Donaldson III, 24, was arrested and will face four counts of first-degree murder, Tampa Police Chief Brian Dugan said during a press conference.

“The real goal is to let the people of Seminole Heights be able to get a good night’s sleep,” Dugan said. “It’s been 51 days that they’ve been terrorized in their neighborhood and it is about letting these families know that we’re going to bring this person to justice and letting this neighborhood get some rest.”

Four people were shot in death, at random, in Tampa’s Seminole Heights neighborhood starting in early October. Benjamin Mitchell, 22, was shot around 9 PM on October 9 while waiting at a bus stop, CNN reported. Two days after Mitchell died, Monica Caridad Hoffa, 32, was Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/crime-time/howell-emanuel-donaldson-arrest-florida-serial-killer

Connecticut’s Deadliest Serial Killer, Who Drove ‘Murder Mobile,’ Gets 360 Years In Prison

A serial killer from Connecticut was sentenced to 360 years in prison — equal to six consecutive life terms — on Friday. William Devin Howell pleaded guilty in September to the murders of six people who he buried in what he referred to as his “garden” behind a strip mall in New Britain.

In court, Howell admitted to his crimes as he apologized to the victims’ families. Before he was sentenced, he said he deserved the death penalty.

“First, I want to apologize to the victims’ families,” he said, according to the Hartford Courant. “I know everyone wants to know why I committed these crimes. I don’t have an answer. I do not know myself.”

Howell was a drifter who killed seven people in 2003 over a six-month period, the Associated Press reports. He was already serving a 15-year prison sentence for manslaughter for the killing of Nilsa Arizmendi when he

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4 Shocking Murders Committed By Teenagers From ‘Snapped: Killer Couples’

Often prompted by all-consuming love and uncontrollable jealousy, the murders committed by the teenage duos in Oxygen’s “Snapped: Killer Couples” are some of the most distributing and heartbreaking. While their killings varied from classmates and parents to complete strangers, these teenage couples didn’t let anyone stand in the way of their relationships. Here are the four most shocking murders committed by teenagers in “Snapped: Killer Couples.”

1. Diane Zamora and David Graham

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Diana Zamora and David Graham were only 18 years old when they murdered Adrianne Jones, a 16-year-old sophomore at Zamora’s high school who came between the young couple’s “obsessive” relationship. According to CNN, Graham and Zamora’s 1995 murder of Jones was a way for Graham to prove his love for Zamora, whom he had cheated on by having sex with Jones after a high school track meet.

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5 Of The Most Notorious Pairs Of Murderers From ‘Snapped: Killer Couples’

Criminal couples like Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow have long captivated public attention, and their series of murders, rapes and robberies have left us equally disturbed. From human sacrifices to deadly acts of sexual sadism, the notorious partners featured in Oxygen’s “Snapped: Killer Couples” have all taken their devotion to twisted extremes. Whether they committed crimes out of love, passion or jealousy, these are five of the most disturbing duos in the history of “Snapped: Killer Couples.”

1. Gwendolyn Graham and Cathy Wood

Gwendolyn Graham and Cathy Wood, also known as “The Lethal Lovers,” met in 1986 at the Alpine Manor nursing home, where they both worked as nurses’ aids. The two women quickly became a couple and started smothering elderly patients as part of a love pact, according to the New York Times. According to Wood’s testimony, Graham suffocated a

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Serial Killer Couples From ‘Snapped: Killer Couples’ | Crime Time – Oxygen

Criminal couples like Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow have long captivated public attention, and their series of murders, rapes and robberies have left us equally disturbed. From human sacrifices to deadly acts of sexual sadism, the notorious partners featured in Oxygen’s “Snapped: Killer Couples” have all taken their devotion to twisted extremes. Whether they committed crimes out of love, passion or jealousy, these are five of the most disturbing duos in the history of “Snapped: Killer Couples.”

1. Gwendolyn Graham and Cathy Wood

[Photo: Oxygen]

Gwendolyn Graham and Cathy Wood, also known as “The Lethal Lovers,” met in 1986 at the Alpine Manor nursing home, where they both worked as nurses’ aids. The two women quickly became a couple and started smothering elderly patients as part of a love pact, according to the New York Times. According to Wood’s testimony, Graham suffocated

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Serial Killer Couples From ‘Snapped: Killer Couples’ | Crime Time

Criminal couples like Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow have long captivated public attention, and their series of murders, rapes and robberies have left us equally disturbed. From human sacrifices to deadly acts of sexual sadism, the notorious partners featured in Oxygen’s “Snapped: Killer Couples” have all taken their devotion to twisted extremes. Whether they committed crimes out of love, passion or jealousy, these are five of the most disturbing duos in the history of “Snapped: Killer Couples.”

1. Gwendolyn Graham and Cathy Wood

[Photo: Oxygen]

Gwendolyn Graham and Cathy Wood, also known as “The Lethal Lovers,” met in 1986 at the Alpine Manor nursing home, where they both worked as nurses’ aids. The two women quickly became a couple and started smothering elderly patients as part of a love pact, according to the New York Times. According to Wood’s testimony, Graham suffocated

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Psychiatric Patient Described As A ‘Classic Serial Killer’ Escaped And Boarded Flight

A man described as a “classic serial killer” escaped from a state psychiatric hospital outside of Honolulu, Hawaii on Sunday and reportedly flew to California.

Randall Saito, 59, was acquitted of a 1979 murder by reason of insanity, according to Time. He shot and repeatedly stabbed Sandra Yamashiro, a victim he reportedly picked at random, at a shopping mall in Honolulu. His attorneys tried to get Saito released in 2000, but prosecutors argued that Saito fit the profile of a “classic serial killer.”

In 1993, a court denied Saito’s request for conditional release, arguing that the man suffered from sexual sadism and necrophilia just as he did when he was committed 12 years earlier, according to local reports.

Saito has reportedly flown to California using an alias, and it is unclear if he remains in the state. The FBI and US Marshals have joined in a massive manhunt to find

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