Psychopaths are people with chronic immoral behavior who gain satisfaction through antisocial actions. They have uncontrollable aggressive impulses. Psychopathy does not always lead to criminal behavior. However when psychopathic is accompanied with low social cognition, it will usually lead to pathological narcissism. This narcissism drives violence behavior towards others and triggers failure in relationship and in keeping an occupation. A psychopath never feels remorse for their actions
Albert Hamilton Fish
He was a pedophile, sadomasochists, a cannibal and a vampire. He liked to torture before killing his victims. His character was personified as Hannibal Lechter in a famous movie “Silence of
He grew up in foster home, a place where he first experienced violence. He became a homosexual in the age of 12. He murdered his first victim in 1910. He mostly attacked mentally retarded or Afro-American children. He confessed to have tortured, molested and mutilated his victims. He drank the victim’s blood and would cook and ate the bodies. He boasted to have molested more than 100 children. He was sentenced to death and executed in electric chair in 1936. He was 65 years old when executed.
Aileen “Lee” Carol Wuornos
Her story was the inspiration of the movie “Monster” starring Charlize Theron as Lee and Christina Ricci as Shelby, Lee’s lover. The media called her as “American First Female Serial Killer”, although she was in fact not the first. She murdered seven truck drivers in Florida Highway. She robbed her victims and shot them to death.
Born as Aileen Carol Pitman, she experienced domestic violence since childhood. After her mother left her, she lived with her abusive grandfather and ended being raped by her father’s friend. She earned her living by becoming a street prostitute at age 13. At 15, she gave birth to a son, who was soon taken away from her. She was an unwanted child. She was a person longing for love all his life. Ironically, her lover, Shelby, the only person she believed loved her became one of main witnesses who testified against her in the court. She was sentenced to death and executed in October 2002.
Gilles de Rais
Lived in 15th century, this French nobleman was one military captain in Joan of Arc army. His victims were mostly young blond haired and blue eyed boys aged eight to 18. He raped, tortured, murdered and mutilated around 80 to 200 victims. His story was the subject of several books.
One of Rais’ servant testified that Rais’ biggest passion was to bath in his victim’s blood. Rais would stab the victims in the vein and let the blood squirting all over him. He loved to see the agony of the dying. He decapitated his victims after death and asked his servants to pick the fairest one. He held the chosen head high and admired it. Afterwards, the mutilated body was burned in a fireplace. The burning was slow to maximize the smell because Rais also enjoyed the smell of the burning bodies.