Texas’ 13 Most Infamous Serial Killers, Spree Killers And Mass Murders
These people are the evilest of evil! See if you are up to speed on some of Texas' worst serial killers, spree killers and mass murders. It is almost Halloween after all.
Between 1977 and 1982, Genene Jones is accused of killing at least 11 and as many as 46 infants and small children in San Antonio! She poisoned the children and was sentenced to 99 years behind bars in 1984.
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Larry Ashbrook was a mass murderer, who killed 7 people at the Wedgwood Baptist Church in Fort Worth, then took the coward's way out, shooting himself the same day. Of the seven people he killed, four were teenagers (a 14 year old boy, two 14 year old girls and a 17 year old boy)!
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Joe Ball killed between 5 and 14 women (possibly more) in Elmendorf in Bexar County between 1936 and 1938. He owned a bar called the Sociable Inn, which had an alligator pit! This pit was used by Ball to get rid of the evidence aka the bodies of the women he killed! His victims included barmaids, former girlfriends and his wife! He was finally caught after the families of his waitresses kept complaining that they were missing and the last place they were scene was at his bar! Ball committed suicide by shooting himself to avoid arrest on September 24, 1938.
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In 1984, after an argument with Marcelle Ford, who he was dancing with, Abdelkrim Belachheb killed her and 5 other people. It happened at Ianni's Club in Dallas. Frank Parker, Joseph Minasi, Janice Smith, Linda Lowe and Ligia Kozlowski were also killed in the mass murder. Belachheb was sentenced to six consecutive life terms. CLICK HERE to see his pic and more about his crime!
Curtis Brown was a serial killer who had at least 3, maybe up to 18 victims! He killed for 2 years between 1984 and 1986 in Tarrant County. He was sentenced to life in prison in 1989, then sentenced to two additional life terms in 2009. Brown has been called a "person of interest" in more than a dozen unsolved homicides from the 1980s! CLICK HERE to see pics of Brown!
Robert Carter killed 6 people in Burleson County. His victims, Bobbie Davis, Nicole Davis, Lea Erin Davis, Brittany Davis, Denitra Davis and his son, 4-year-old Jason Davis, stabbed or shot. He then set the home on fire. They were all relatives of the mother of Jason, Lisa Davis, who had just served Carter with child support papers! He was convicted and sentenced to death for these murders. Anthony Graves was connected to the case, but later freed from prison.
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All 11 of the killings Juan Chavez was charged in happened in a five month period in 1995 in Dallas County. He apparently choose his victims at random, sometimes shooting them because he liked the rims on their cars, The Dallas Morning News reported. He was executed by lethal injection on April 22, 2003 in Huntsville, Texas.
It was in 1984, while he was stationed at Ford Hood, David Penton would face his first charges of killing a child, after his 2-year-old son was shaken to death. Officials in Texas and several other states believe Penton could have been involved with other missing children after cellmates claimed he bragged about killing more than 50 children. CLICK HERE to see his photo!
Angel Resendiz is connected to eight murders in Texas, two in Illinois, two in Florida, and one each in Kentucky, California and Georgia. He committed the murders while traveling by train, giving him the nickname "The Railroad Killer." He was executed by lethal injection in Texas on June 27, 2006.
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Gary Addison is suspected by officers of as many as 20 murders in Texas, Michigan, and California between 1972 and 1975. A psychiatrist testified in court that "he is unreasonably hostile toward women, and this makes it very possible that he might very well kill a person." He was only sentenced to life in prison on one count of murder in Washington. CLICK HERE to see Taylor's picture.
David Villarreal committed his murders between 1974 and 1981 in Dallas and San Antonio. He was considered a homosexual drifter.
Charles Whitman was a student at the University of Texas at Austin, who shot and killed 14 people and wounded 31 others from the observation deck of the University's Main Building on August 1, 1966. He also killed his mother Margaret Whitman and his wife Kathy Whitman. This is an excerpt of his suicide letter, "I do not quite understand what it is that compels me to type this letter. Perhaps it is to leave some vague reason for the actions I have recently performed. I do not really understand myself these days. I am supposed to be an average reasonable and intelligent young man. However, lately (I cannot recall when it started) I have been a victim of many unusual and irrational thoughts."
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Diana Lumbrera was not a typical serial killer, being that she's female and all her victims were her own children, who she suffocated between 1976 and 1990 in Fort Worth. Each of the children died before their 5th birthday! She also killed a cousin's child, who was left in her care. She was sentenced to life in prison. CLICK HERE to see her picture.