Did You Know That One of the First Registered Serial Killers in the U.S. Was a Texan?

Throughout history, Texas has been plagued with nefarious individuals who have slayed hundreds across the state. Here, we take a look at the worst of these wicked killers and where they are today.

When You Think Serial Killer You Probably Think Ted Bundy, Right?

Bundy was a very sick individual who thrived off of the attention his murders garnered him. Several people all over the United States fed into the attention. For Bundy, the entire western U.S. was a free-range hunting ground for him. Bundy stalked and murdered mostly college-age women. Bundy acted as his own lawyer during what has been called the first televised murder trial. During the trial Bundy was taking every single interview possible and created a following. Teed Bundy is believed to have murdered over 30 individuals. Bundy was executed in an electric chair in 1989. Could it be that Ted Bundy is who made us go crazy for serial killer stories?

What is the Criteria for a Serial Killer?

According to libguides.tccd.edu "A serial killer is conventionally defined as a person who murders three or more people in a period of over a month, with a “cooling down” time between murders. For a serial killer, the murders must be separate events, which are most often driven by a psychological thrill or pleasure."

Austin Axe Murderer Was One of the First Registered Serial Killers in the U.S.

He was also known as "The Servant Girl Annihilator". This killer is still unknown and we would take his victim's lives while they were sleeping and would leave the victims with sharp items in their ears. It isn't just the Austin Axe Murderer who is infamous, does Phantom Killer ring a bell? The Phantom Killer masked themselves and murdered five people. The Phantom Killer is responsible for the Texarkana Moonlight Murders.

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Texas is sadly no stranger to crime, and these individuals were the worst the state have ever seen.

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