He was called “The Vampire of Sacramento” because he often drank the blood of his victims.
He also had a very peculiar code: He felt that unlocked houses were an invitation to enter and that locked doors meant he wasn’t welcome.
Taneski was a Macedonian crime reporter who wrote stories about a serial killer. He was released after only 22 months for saving a prison guard during a riot.
As a result, he decided to start injecting patients with Pavulon, a drug that paralyzes the body’s muscles and can induce respiratory arrest.
Since the 1970s, the FBI has touted its criminal-profiling method for finding serial killers.
But critics say profiles have little science behind them and can lead investigators astray.
She also runs Brenda Novak for the Cure, a charity to raise money for diabetes research (her youngest son has this disease).
Washington-area sniper suspect John Allen Muhammad enters a Manassas, Va., courtroom for a hearing on June 30, 2003. As the trials get under way for the two men accused in the 10 Washington-area sniper deaths last October, questions are being raised about our understanding of serial killers, and how many there are.