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Thu Dec 31, 2020, 01:47 AM

America's Most Prolific Serial Killer Is Dead

https://www.newser.com/story/300699/americas-worst-serial-killer-is-dead.html?utm_source=part&utm_medium=uol&utm_campaign=rss_top



Samuel Little, America's deadliest serial killer, died early Wednesday at a California hospital. Litle, who was serving multiple life sentences at a California state prison, was 80. No cause of death was immediately released, but the AP reports he suffered from various ailments including diabetes and heart problems. Little was convicted of three murders in 2014, but in recent years he started confessing to dozens more slayings—he claimed to have killed 93 people across 19 states between 1970 and 2005, in many cases recalling details so specific that authorities have definitively tied him to 60 murders so far.

In many cases, he even drew his victims for authorities, and could often recall where their bodies had been dumped. With his death, they fear the victims that are as yet unidentified may remain so for even longer, the Washington Post reports. Little targeted victims who would not be missed; many of their deaths were initially attributed to accidents or drug overdoses. He was a career criminal in and out of prison for decades, and denied murdering anyone until 2018. (The Post recently took a long look at how Little got away with it for so long.)

https://www.newser.com/story/299452/it-is-possible-to-get-away-with-murder.html

How Worst Serial Killer in US Got Away With It for Decades
Samuel Little enjoyed decades of impunity by targeting the unmissed: Washington Post

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Demovictory9 Dec 2020 OP
Cerridwen Dec 2020 #1
Demovictory9 Dec 2020 #2
uponit7771 Dec 2020 #11
diane in sf Dec 2020 #6
Miguelito Loveless Dec 2020 #3
malaise Dec 2020 #7
soothsayer Dec 2020 #8
retread Dec 2020 #12
Lucinda Dec 2020 #4
Sucha NastyWoman Dec 2020 #5
Lucinda Dec 2020 #10
cwydro Dec 2020 #9

Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 01:49 AM

1. "whose deaths either went unnoticed or stirred little outrage..."

"I'm not going to go over there into the white neighborhood and pick out a little teenage girl," Little told investigators. If he had, "this would have been the biggest story in the history of the United States," criminologist Scott Bonn tells the Post. Little instead targeted sex workers, addicts, runaways, women with mental disabilities, and other women, mostly Black, "whose deaths either went unnoticed or stirred little outrage," per the Post. While several cold-case murders have been attributed to Little in recent months, per ABC News and the AP, some deaths weren't even classified as murders at the time. When bodies surfaced, officials wrongly concluded the victims were struck by lightning or dropped dead from alcohol. All this illustrates that "it is possible to get away with murder if you kill people whose lives are already devalued by society," per the Post. (Read more Samuel Little stories.)

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Response to Cerridwen (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 01:52 AM

2. yep.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 06:58 AM

11. +1, and the M$M continues to claim covid-19 killed that many people vs Trump's response to it

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Response to Cerridwen (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 04:16 AM

6. tRump has beat his record by hundreds of thousands.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 03:11 AM

3. Trump's dead?

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Response to Miguelito Loveless (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 05:03 AM

7. My first thought when I saw this thread

I thought my IHDY had finally been answered/

Sad story

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Response to Miguelito Loveless (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 06:13 AM

8. My thoughts exactly

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Response to Miguelito Loveless (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 06:58 AM

12. My first reaction also. However, I was going to make a case for DimSon.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 03:14 AM

4. I was going to make a sarcastic comment saying he was somewhere between Mar-a-Lago and DC

but this shut me up. This is awful. All those people...

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Response to Lucinda (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 04:11 AM

5. But your first instict was right

He made a choice to not do what only he could have done to keep them alive. It’s murder in my book.

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Response to Sucha NastyWoman (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 06:53 AM

10. Absolutely. He is responsible.

❤️~✿~❧~🌿~❧~✿~❤️

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 06:37 AM

9. That man's eyes are scary as hell.

Dead. And evil at the same time.

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