By Nigel Blundell

Mass homicide is lousy sufficient. yet a few serial killers not just embark on slaying to slake their perverted pleasures yet benefit from the mutilation in their sufferers' our bodies – and infrequently additionally revert to cannibalism.

The easy act of slaying could sicken most folks. but that's not adequate a thrill when you locate the buzz starts off as soon as their sufferers are lifeless. slicing up corpses is, in fact, a technique of getting rid of the proof. yet the following we research the butchers who dismember for pleasure.

They are monsters like Andrei Chikatilo, the so-called 'Rostov Ripper', who tortured, murdered, chopped up and infrequently cannibalized as many as 50 sufferers. Or they are often quiet unassuming perverts like Dennis Nilsen, whose London apartment of horrors so overflowed with physique elements that they blocked the drains.

There is not anything new approximately this, the sickest facet of murder, after all. the main recognized serial killer of all used to be Jack the Ripper – and butchering maniacs have been...

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Her corpse was discovered under a bridge on Christmas Eve. The effect that the experience with little Lena had on him was to be a telling trademark of the serial slayings that followed. Chikatilo could not rape his terrified victims and that infuriated him. He would become enraged at his impotence and sexual intercourse was only possible when he had worked himself into a frenzy as he stabbed and mutilated his victims. Chikatilo could only rape the dead. His second victim was 17-year-old Larisa Tkchenko, also from Rostov.

But a cannibal kills and then he can do what he wants with the body. ’ A more mundane reason for his crimes was explained by Joachim Kroll, the ‘Ruhr Cannibal’, who told police that, on a whim, he had consumed the flesh of one of his early victims and had found he liked the taste. From that moment, he pursued and killed girls whose bodies he judged likely to be most succulent. Another German cannibal, Fritz Haarman enjoyed cannibalising his victims but also made money by selling their flesh as ‘prime pork’.

That meant the villain chloroformed his victims first, because that slows down the heartbeat’. For this reason, said Richard Gordon, the Ripper was not only a doctor but an anaesthetist like himself. The most original theory, however, came from author William Stewart who suggested that Jack was really Jill the Ripper, a midwife and abortionist who went mad after serving a jail sentence for prostitution. Other names put forward include William Bury, hanged for murdering his prostitute wife five months after the last Ripper attack, and Aaron Kosminski, a Polish Jewish hairdresser from Whitechapel who hated prostitutes and was committed to an asylum in 1890.

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