Juha Veikko Valjakkala is a Finnish murderer convicted of the triple murder of a family in the northern Swedish community of Åmsele. The series of events that led to the murders began when the 22-year-old Valjakkala was released from a prison in Turku on May 1, 1988, after which he started wandering through Sweden and Finland with his 21-year-old then-girlfriend Marita Routalammi.

On July 3 they arrived in Åmsele. After nightfall Valjakkala stole a bicycle. He was pursued by the owners, Sten Nilsson and his 15-year-old son Fredrik. The chase ended at a cemetery where Sten and Fredrik Nilsson were both shot by Valjakkala with a shotgun. Later Sten’s wife and Fredrik’s mother, Ewa Nilsson, went looking for the two, was chased into the woods and had her throat slit by Valjakkala outside the cemetery. Valjakkala and Routalammi were caught in Odense, Denmark just over a week later.
At the trial the two defendants blamed each other for the murders, but the court believed Routalammi’s story. A psychiatric evaluation found both to be mentally competent for trial. However, the statement by a forensic psychiatrist found that Valjakkala suffered from a psychopathic personality and was very aggressive. Conviction for the murders was his 12th criminal conviction. 

Valjakkala was given a life sentence on three counts of murder, while Routalammi received two years for complicity in assault and battery. Routalammi was released after serving half of her time, and Valjakkala was transferred to Finland to serve out the rest of his sentence.
Valjakkala tried to escape from prison in 1991.
In April 1994 Valjakkala fled the Riihimäki prison in Finland where he was being held. He took a teacher as a hostage, but he was apprehended nearby and the hostage escaped the situation unscathed.
In 2002 he escaped from Pyhäselkä prison and traveled to Sweden with his wife, and was captured after a large police operation in Långträsk. Upon returning to prison after the 2002 escape he tried to commit suicide by hanging himself in his cell.
His next escape in 2004 from Sukeva prison lasted only 19 minutes and reached less than 1 km from the prison walls.
Just after midnight on November 28, 2006, Valjakkala escaped for the fourth time, this time from the labor prison in Hamina. He was captured on the evening of November 30, 2006, by police Readiness Unit Karhuryhmä in Maunula, Helsinki. Police assaulted the apartment which was suspected to be Valjakkala’s hideout. Valjakkala was captured without resistance. After the incident Valjakkala went back to closed prison.
Valjakkala changed his name to Nikita Joakim Fouganthine.

Having served 19 years in prison, Fouganthine was due to be released on parole on July 1, 2008.
Fouganthine was released on February 25, 2008. He was arrested again on April 12, 2008, for breaking his release terms. He is likely to face charges for, among other things, endangering the traffic, stealing a vehicle and driving a vehicle without a licence and driving an unlicenced taxi. Valjakkala has admitted to the above.
Fouganthine and his wife Alexandra married in May 2008.
In December 2008 the Supreme Court of Finland decided that he would be released with a suspended sentence on February 2009. Fouganthine was paroled again on February 2. In a recent interview he revealed that he is currently writing an autobiography.

Juha Veikko Valjakkala is a Finnish murderer convicted of the triple murder of a family in the northern Swedish community of ÅmseleThe series of events that led to the murders began when the 22-year-old Valjakkala was released from a prison in Turku on May 1, 1988, after which he started wandering through Sweden and Finland with his 21-year-old then-girlfriend Marita Routalammi.

On July 3 they arrived in Åmsele. After nightfall Valjakkala stole a bicycle. He was pursued by the owners, Sten Nilsson and his 15-year-old son Fredrik. The chase ended at a cemetery where Sten and Fredrik Nilsson were both shot by Valjakkala with a shotgun. Later Sten’s wife and Fredrik’s mother, Ewa Nilsson, went looking for the two, was chased into the woods and had her throat slit by Valjakkala outside the cemetery. Valjakkala and Routalammi were caught in OdenseDenmark just over a week later.

At the trial the two defendants blamed each other for the murders, but the court believed Routalammi’s story. A psychiatric evaluation found both to be mentally competent for trial. However, the statement by a forensic psychiatrist found that Valjakkala suffered from a psychopathic personality and was very aggressive. Conviction for the murders was his 12th criminal conviction. 

Valjakkala was given a life sentence on three counts of murder, while Routalammi received two years for complicity in assault and battery. Routalammi was released after serving half of her time, and Valjakkala was transferred to Finland to serve out the rest of his sentence.

Valjakkala tried to escape from prison in 1991.

In April 1994 Valjakkala fled the Riihimäki prison in Finland where he was being held. He took a teacher as a hostage, but he was apprehended nearby and the hostage escaped the situation unscathed.

In 2002 he escaped from Pyhäselkä prison and traveled to Sweden with his wife, and was captured after a large police operation in Långträsk. Upon returning to prison after the 2002 escape he tried to commit suicide by hanging himself in his cell.

His next escape in 2004 from Sukeva prison lasted only 19 minutes and reached less than 1 km from the prison walls.

Just after midnight on November 28, 2006, Valjakkala escaped for the fourth time, this time from the labor prison in Hamina. He was captured on the evening of November 30, 2006, by police Readiness Unit Karhuryhmä in MaunulaHelsinki. Police assaulted the apartment which was suspected to be Valjakkala’s hideout. Valjakkala was captured without resistance. After the incident Valjakkala went back to closed prison.

Valjakkala changed his name to Nikita Joakim Fouganthine.

Having served 19 years in prison, Fouganthine was due to be released on parole on July 1, 2008.

Fouganthine was released on February 25, 2008. He was arrested again on April 12, 2008, for breaking his release terms. He is likely to face charges for, among other things, endangering the traffic, stealing a vehicle and driving a vehicle without a licence and driving an unlicenced taxi. Valjakkala has admitted to the above.

Fouganthine and his wife Alexandra married in May 2008.

In December 2008 the Supreme Court of Finland decided that he would be released with a suspended sentence on February 2009. Fouganthine was paroled again on February 2. In a recent interview he revealed that he is currently writing an autobiography.

01.10.11
 
Karla Leanne Homolka, also known as Karla Leanne Teale, is an infamous Canadian killer. She attracted worldwide media attention when she was convicted of manslaughter following a plea bargain in the 1991 and 1992 rape-murders of two Ontario teenage girls, Leslie Mahaffy and Kristen French, as well as the rape and death of her own sister Tammy.
Homolka and Paul Bernardo were arrested in 1993. In 1995, Bernardo was convicted of the two teenagers’ murders and received life in prison, the full maximum sentence allowed in Canada. During the 1993 investigation, Homolka stated to investigators that Bernardo was abusive to her and that she was unwilling accomplice to the murders. As a result, she struck a deal with prosecutors for a reduced prison sentence of 12 years in exchange for a guilty plea for manslaughter. However, videotapes of the crimes later surfaced and demonstrated that she was a more active participant than she had claimed. As a result, the deal that she struck with prosecutors was dubbed in the Canadian press as the “Deal with the Devil”. Public outrage about Homolka’s plea deal continued until her high-profile release from prison in 2005. Following her release from prison, she settled in the province of Quebec where she married Thierry Bordelais and gave birth to a boy. In 2007, the Canadian press received reports that she had left Canada for the Antilles with Bordelais, their baby and has changed her name to Leanne Teale.

Karla Leanne Homolka, also known as Karla Leanne Teale, is an infamous Canadian killer. She attracted worldwide media attention when she was convicted of manslaughter following a plea bargain in the 1991 and 1992 rape-murders of two Ontario teenage girls, Leslie Mahaffy and Kristen French, as well as the rape and death of her own sister Tammy.

Homolka and Paul Bernardo were arrested in 1993. In 1995, Bernardo was convicted of the two teenagers’ murders and received life in prison, the full maximum sentence allowed in Canada. During the 1993 investigation, Homolka stated to investigators that Bernardo was abusive to her and that she was unwilling accomplice to the murders. As a result, she struck a deal with prosecutors for a reduced prison sentence of 12 years in exchange for a guilty plea for manslaughter. However, videotapes of the crimes later surfaced and demonstrated that she was a more active participant than she had claimed. As a result, the deal that she struck with prosecutors was dubbed in the Canadian press as the “Deal with the Devil”. Public outrage about Homolka’s plea deal continued until her high-profile release from prison in 2005. Following her release from prison, she settled in the province of Quebec where she married Thierry Bordelais and gave birth to a boy. In 2007, the Canadian press received reports that she had left Canada for the Antilles with Bordelais, their baby and has changed her name to Leanne Teale.

01.10.11
1. Thank you!
2. Done!
3. Here is a great list: http://www.listal.com/list/serialkillers or here is another list: http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/serial_killers/notorious/serial_killer_movies/1_index.html
4. Thank you. I’m not sure exactly what got me first interested but I watch a lot of crime shows that always mentioned Dahmer or Bundy or Son of Sam which made me look them up. 

1. Thank you!

2. Done!

3. Here is a great list: http://www.listal.com/list/serialkillers or here is another list: http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/serial_killers/notorious/serial_killer_movies/1_index.html

4. Thank you. I’m not sure exactly what got me first interested but I watch a lot of crime shows that always mentioned Dahmer or Bundy or Son of Sam which made me look them up. 

01.10.11
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Thomas Quick is a convicted Swedish serial killer who has confessed to more than 30 murders, although he has only eight convictions, two of which have been overturned. With no technical evidence, the only evidence police have held on Quick are his own confessions; elements in these confessions that have been judged to match classified facts from the police dossiers on the crimes in question (e.g. clothing and birthmarks of victims). The credibility of Quick’s confessions have been widely debated in the Swedish media. Critics of these confessions, and the trials, claim that Quick never murdered anyone, but that he is a compulsive liar. In December 2008 Quick recanted his confessions, and denied taking part in any of the murders for which he was convicted.
About 1990-91 Quick was sentenced to lengthy prison terms for armed robbery, and consigned to closed psychiatric care. During therapy he confessed to some 20 murders committed in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Finland between 1964 and 1993. One of his confessions led to the solving of an 18 year old murder considered to be unsolvable, and another to the informal solving of a murder in Växjö in 1964. The 1964 crime had passed the then Swedish 25-year limit of punition, but with the information given by Quick the murderer was considered to be found.
Convictions:
Charles Zelmanovits (1976), sentenced in 1994 - confession but no forensic evidence
Johan Asplund (1980), sentenced in 2001 - confession but no body or forensic evidence
Stegehuis couple (1984), sentenced in 1996 - questionable confession but no forensic evidence
Yenon Levi (1988), sentenced in 1997 - testimony but no forensic evidence (charges waived 09/2010)
Therese Johannesen (1988), sentenced in 1998 - no forensic evidence (charges waived 03/2011)
Trine Jensen (1981), sentenced in 2000 - no forensic evidence
Gry Storvik (1985) - confession but no forensic evidence

In the years following 1990, when Quick was sentenced to closed psychiatric confinement, he confessed to several unsolved murders. His first murder, according to his own accounts, occurred in Växjö in 1964, when Quick was only 14 years old. The victim, Thomas Blomgren, was described by Quick as being the same age but not as strong and tall as himself. The second alleged victim was Alvar Larsson, whom Quick claimed to have murdered at Sirkön in the lake Åsnen outside the town of Urshult. According to Quick’s sister he never left Falun at the time of this murder. The credibility of Quick’s confessions had been widely debated in the Swedish media since 1993, up until 2008, when Quick withdrew all of his confessions. There have been consistent doubts about the reliability of his statements, and some of his confessions have been proven to be fabrications-in some cases the victims have turned up alive and well. Another dubious circumstance is the fact that no witnesses have ever testified to seeing Quick in the proximity of any of the crime scenes, even though more than 10,000 people were interviewed for intricate details.
Critics of these confessions and the trials claim that Quick never murdered anyone, but that he is a compulsive liar. Among the critics are the parents of a child he confessed to having murdered in the late 1970s. In response to these accusations, Quick himself wrote an article for the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter in 2001 in which he said that he refused to cooperate further with the authorities concerning all open murder investigations.
Quick withdrew all of his confessions in 2008 during the taping of a TV documentary. Quick’s attorney now contends that the prosecution withheld important investigative material from the defence (which the prosecution adamantly denies). Quick’s attorney also maintains that his client is mentally ill and had been under the influence of narcotics prescribed by a doctor when he confessed to the killings.

Thomas Quick is a convicted Swedish serial killer who has confessed to more than 30 murders, although he has only eight convictions, two of which have been overturned. With no technical evidence, the only evidence police have held on Quick are his own confessions; elements in these confessions that have been judged to match classified facts from the police dossiers on the crimes in question (e.g. clothing and birthmarks of victims). The credibility of Quick’s confessions have been widely debated in the Swedish media. Critics of these confessions, and the trials, claim that Quick never murdered anyone, but that he is a compulsive liar. In December 2008 Quick recanted his confessions, and denied taking part in any of the murders for which he was convicted.

About 1990-91 Quick was sentenced to lengthy prison terms for armed robbery, and consigned to closed psychiatric care. During therapy he confessed to some 20 murders committed in Sweden, NorwayDenmark, and Finland between 1964 and 1993. One of his confessions led to the solving of an 18 year old murder considered to be unsolvable, and another to the informal solving of a murder in Växjö in 1964. The 1964 crime had passed the then Swedish 25-year limit of punition, but with the information given by Quick the murderer was considered to be found.

Convictions:

  • Charles Zelmanovits (1976), sentenced in 1994 - confession but no forensic evidence
  • Johan Asplund (1980), sentenced in 2001 - confession but no body or forensic evidence
  • Stegehuis couple (1984), sentenced in 1996 - questionable confession but no forensic evidence
  • Yenon Levi (1988), sentenced in 1997 - testimony but no forensic evidence (charges waived 09/2010)
  • Therese Johannesen (1988), sentenced in 1998 - no forensic evidence (charges waived 03/2011)
  • Trine Jensen (1981), sentenced in 2000 - no forensic evidence
  • Gry Storvik (1985) - confession but no forensic evidence

In the years following 1990, when Quick was sentenced to closed psychiatric confinement, he confessed to several unsolved murders. His first murder, according to his own accounts, occurred in Växjö in 1964, when Quick was only 14 years old. The victim, Thomas Blomgren, was described by Quick as being the same age but not as strong and tall as himself. The second alleged victim was Alvar Larsson, whom Quick claimed to have murdered at Sirkön in the lake Åsnen outside the town of Urshult. According to Quick’s sister he never left Falun at the time of this murder. The credibility of Quick’s confessions had been widely debated in the Swedish media since 1993, up until 2008, when Quick withdrew all of his confessions. There have been consistent doubts about the reliability of his statements, and some of his confessions have been proven to be fabrications-in some cases the victims have turned up alive and well. Another dubious circumstance is the fact that no witnesses have ever testified to seeing Quick in the proximity of any of the crime scenes, even though more than 10,000 people were interviewed for intricate details.

Critics of these confessions and the trials claim that Quick never murdered anyone, but that he is a compulsive liar. Among the critics are the parents of a child he confessed to having murdered in the late 1970s. In response to these accusations, Quick himself wrote an article for the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter in 2001 in which he said that he refused to cooperate further with the authorities concerning all open murder investigations.

Quick withdrew all of his confessions in 2008 during the taping of a TV documentary. Quick’s attorney now contends that the prosecution withheld important investigative material from the defence (which the prosecution adamantly denies). Quick’s attorney also maintains that his client is mentally ill and had been under the influence of narcotics prescribed by a doctor when he confessed to the killings.

01.10.11

Nikolai Dzhumagaliev is a Kazakhstani serial killer. Nikolai Dzhurmongaliev made it his mission to rid the world of prostitutes and killed seven women before he was caught. Also known as “Metal Fang” for his white metal teeth, he would lure women into the dark end of a local park, where he would rape them and hack them to death with an axe. He also practiced cannibalism; he cooked certain parts of his victims, eating some and even serving the rest to friends of his at get-togethers. He made a habit of preparing ethnic dishes out of his victims and serving them to his friends. His crimes were discovered when two drunks, whom he invited over to his house, discovered a woman’s severed head in the kitchen. He was found not responsible for his murders (which are believed to be at least seven) due to insanity, and he was committed to a Tashkent mental institution.

He escaped in 1989 while being transported to another facility. He was re-captured in 1991 in Fergana. Dzhurmongaliev has since been released and his current whereabouts are unknown.

Nikolai Dzhumagaliev is a Kazakhstani serial killer. Nikolai Dzhurmongaliev made it his mission to rid the world of prostitutes and killed seven women before he was caught. Also known as “Metal Fang” for his white metal teeth, he would lure women into the dark end of a local park, where he would rape them and hack them to death with an axe. He also practiced cannibalism; he cooked certain parts of his victims, eating some and even serving the rest to friends of his at get-togethers. He made a habit of preparing ethnic dishes out of his victims and serving them to his friends. His crimes were discovered when two drunks, whom he invited over to his house, discovered a woman’s severed head in the kitchen. He was found not responsible for his murders (which are believed to be at least seven) due to insanity, and he was committed to a Tashkent mental institution.

He escaped in 1989 while being transported to another facility. He was re-captured in 1991 in Fergana. Dzhurmongaliev has since been released and his current whereabouts are unknown.

01.10.11
ramirez-dahmer-bundy:

Ted Bundy’s birth certificate.

ramirez-dahmer-bundy:

Ted Bundy’s birth certificate.

24.07.11
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Anonymous said: who is your favorite killer? and why?

Well “favorite” is probably the wrong word but I guess I’m most interested in Ted Bundy. But I think the only reason it’s him is because he was the first serial killer that I really read about. 

23.07.11
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Victims of Aileen Wuornos: 
Richard Mallory, age 51—November 30, 1989—Electronics store owner in Clearwater, Florida. Wuornos’ first victim was a convicted rapist whom she claimed to have killed in self-defense. Two days later, a Volusia County, Florida, Deputy Sheriff found Mallory’s abandoned vehicle. On December 13, Mallory’s body was found several miles away in a wooded area. He had been shot several times, but two bullets to the left lung were found to have been the cause of death. It was on this murder that Wuornos would eventually be condemned.
David Spears, age 43—Construction worker in Winter Garden, Florida. On June 1, 1990, his nude body was found along Highway 19 in Citrus County, Florida. He had been shot six times.
Charles Carskaddon, age 40—May 31, 1990—Part-time rodeo worker. On June 6, 1990, his body was found in Pasco County, Florida. He had been shot nine times with a small-caliber weapon.
Peter Siems, age 65—In June 1990, Siems left Jupiter, Florida, for New Jersey. On July 4, 1990, his car was found in Orange Springs, Florida. Moore and Wuornos were seen abandoning the car, and Wuornos’ palm print was found on the interior door handle. His body was never found.
Troy Burress, age 50—Sausage salesman from Ocala, Florida. On July 31, 1990, he was reported missing. On August 4, 1990, his body was found in a wooded area along State Road 19 inMarion County, Florida. He had been shot twice.
Charles “Dick” Humphreys, age 56—September 11, 1990—Retired U.S. Air Force Major, former State Child Abuse Investigator, and former Chief of Police. On September 12, 1990, his body was found in Marion County, Florida. He was fully clothed and had been shot six times in the head and torso. His car was found in Suwannee County, Florida.
Walter Jeno Antonio, age 62—Police Reservist. On November 19, 1990, Antonio’s nearly nude body was found near a remote logging road in Dixie County, Florida. He had been shot four times. Five days later, his car was found in Brevard County, Florida.

Victims of Aileen Wuornos:

  • Richard Mallory, age 51—November 30, 1989—Electronics store owner in Clearwater, Florida. Wuornos’ first victim was a convicted rapist whom she claimed to have killed in self-defense. Two days later, a Volusia County, Florida, Deputy Sheriff found Mallory’s abandoned vehicle. On December 13, Mallory’s body was found several miles away in a wooded area. He had been shot several times, but two bullets to the left lung were found to have been the cause of death. It was on this murder that Wuornos would eventually be condemned.
  • David Spears, age 43—Construction worker in Winter Garden, Florida. On June 1, 1990, his nude body was found along Highway 19 in Citrus County, Florida. He had been shot six times.
  • Charles Carskaddon, age 40—May 31, 1990—Part-time rodeo worker. On June 6, 1990, his body was found in Pasco County, Florida. He had been shot nine times with a small-caliber weapon.
  • Peter Siems, age 65—In June 1990, Siems left Jupiter, Florida, for New Jersey. On July 4, 1990, his car was found in Orange Springs, Florida. Moore and Wuornos were seen abandoning the car, and Wuornos’ palm print was found on the interior door handle. His body was never found.
  • Troy Burress, age 50—Sausage salesman from Ocala, Florida. On July 31, 1990, he was reported missing. On August 4, 1990, his body was found in a wooded area along State Road 19 inMarion County, Florida. He had been shot twice.
  • Charles “Dick” Humphreys, age 56—September 11, 1990—Retired U.S. Air Force Major, former State Child Abuse Investigator, and former Chief of Police. On September 12, 1990, his body was found in Marion County, Florida. He was fully clothed and had been shot six times in the head and torso. His car was found in Suwannee County, Florida.
  • Walter Jeno Antonio, age 62—Police Reservist. On November 19, 1990, Antonio’s nearly nude body was found near a remote logging road in Dixie County, Florida. He had been shot four times. Five days later, his car was found in Brevard County, Florida.
    20.07.11
    "I’m one who seriously hates human life and would kill again."
- Aileen Wuornos

    "I’m one who seriously hates human life and would kill again."

    - Aileen Wuornos

    20.07.11
    "I robbed them, and I killed them as cold as ice, and I would do it again, and I know I would kill another person because I’ve hated humans for a long time."
- Aileen Wuornos

    "I robbed them, and I killed them as cold as ice, and I would do it again, and I know I would kill another person because I’ve hated humans for a long time."

    - Aileen Wuornos

    19.07.11