Pure Evil: 5 Of Michigan’s Most Dangerous Serial Killers And What They Did
I'll never understand why people are so obsessed with true crime and serial killers. From movies, TV shows, and podcasts but there is no denying that Michiganders and Americans can't get enough of it.
Recently on Netflix's Dahmer - Monster: The Jeffery Dahmer Story has been one of the top streamed shows.
What Is A Serial Killer?
A serial killer is typically a person who murders three or more people, usually in service of abnormal psychological gratification. With the murders taking place over more than a month and including a significant period of time between them.
Pure Evil: 5 Of Michigan's Most Dangerous Serial Killers And What They Did
Let's take a look at some of Michigan's most dangerous serial killers and what they did.
Gary Addison Taylor
Gary Taylor grew up in Howell and spent his early years in Florida, launching his first attacks on women there, when he was in his teens. His standard M.O. involved loitering around bus stops after nightfall, waiting for solitary women to disembark, and assaulting them with a hammer.
Donald Gene Miller known as The East Lansing Serial Killer or simply Don Miller is an American serial killer and rapist who committed a series of six attacks in East Lansing, Michigan from 1977 to 1978. Four of these resulted in fatalities, to which Miller would later plead guilty and receive a lengthy prison sentence with a chance of parole.
Matthew Macon killed seven women in Lansing between 2004 and August 2007. Police linked him to the 2004 death of Barbara Jean Tuttle, 45, who was bludgeoned to death. After he was arrested in 2007, Macon admitted to killing six women, including Carolyn Kronenberg, 60, a professor who was beaten, strangled, and raped, then found in a Lansing Community College classroom in 2005.
John Norman Collins
Between 1967 and 1969 All the victims of the Michigan Murderer were young women between the ages of 13 and 21 who were abducted, raped, beaten, and murdered—typically by stabbing or strangulation—with their bodies occasionally mutilated after death before being discarded within a 15-mile radius of Washtenaw County. The perpetrator, John Norman Chapman (then known as John Norman Collins) was arrested one week after the final murder. He was sentenced to life imprisonment for this final murder attributed to the Michigan Murderer on August 19, 1970, and is currently incarcerated at Marquette Branch Prison.
From 1989–1990, while engaging in street prostitution along highways in Florida, Aileen Wuornos shot dead and robbed seven of her male clients. Wuornos claimed that her clients had either raped or attempted to rape her and that all of the homicides were committed in self-defense. She was sentenced to death for six of the murders on October 9, 2002, after 12 years on Florida's death row, and was executed by lethal injection. The 2003 movie Monster was about her