For centuries, the world has been plagued by killers, some of them brutal serial killers, who have killed people in fits of rage or just out of mental sickness. Many of them just seem like guys next door, but have been some of the most cruel people in the world history.
Here is a list of top 10 killers in the world:
10. Gilles De Rais
One of the scariest killers in the world is Gilles De Rais, who was born in 1404 and was a military captain before becoming a serial killer. This mentally sick man subjected little boys to sexual torture, killed them and bathed in their blood, later whipping himself in repentance. The bodies of his victims were then burnt by his servants.
9. Joachim Kroll
Next among the top 10 killers in the world is the 1933 born German serial killer, Joachim Kroll, who was a cannibal, cutting the body parts of his victims, cooking and eating them after murdering them. He was caught in 1976 after human remains were found in the drains of his house. He was sentenced with nine life sentences and died of heart attack in 1991.
8. Gary Ridgway
Next on the list of top 10 killers of the world is the notorious serial killer, Gary Ridgway, who was responsible for killing more than 70 women, most of them prostitutes, by strangulating them. He was called the Green River Killer because he threw bodies of five victims in the Green River. The man was nabbed by the police in 2001.
7. Andrei Chikatilo
Andrei Chikatilo is the brutal Soviet Killer, who was called the Red Ripper or the Rostov Ripper. This cruel killer victimized as many as 52 women and children in a period of 12 years. He received gratification by stabbing and torturing his victims. He was caught in 1990 and tried in the court, during which he was kept in a cage to save him from the families of his victims. He was sentenced to death and executed in 1992.
6. Henry Lee Lucas
It is believed that Henry Lee Lucas of America killed more than 350 people, including his own mother, though he confessed of killing nearly 600 people in a period spanning 20 years. He died a natural death in 2001, when he was serving a prison sentence.