Texas’ 13 Most Infamous Serial Killers, Spree Killers And Mass Murders (Part 2)
These people are the evilest of evil! Check out these Texas serial killers, spree killers and mass murders!
Dean Corll was a serial killer in Houston and Harris County between 1970 and 1973. Corll, a homosexual serial killer, had other accomplices in the murders. David Brooks and Elmer Henley, who helped Corll with the murders also passed out free candy, giving him the nickname "The Candyman." Corll claimed the boys he murdered were no loss to society!
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Paul Devoe III killed 5 victims in Jonestown (TX) and one in Pennsylvania. His victims included Michael Allred, Paula Griffith, Jay Feltner, Haylie Faulkner, Danielle Hensley and Betty Dehart, who were murdered on August 24 and 25, 2007. He was captured in New York, but ultimately was declared incompetent to stand trial and sent to a high security psychiatric hospital.
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Kenneth Granviel confessed to killing seven people, including a 2-year-old girl, by stabbing them with a butcher knife. The killings happened in Tarrant County between 1974 and 1975. Granviel was executed by lethal injection in Texas on February 27, 1996, after spending 20 years on death row. CLICK HERE to see a picture of Granviel.
A detective in the case said when asked why he did it, Ricky Green responded with, "They all deserved it. They were kind of the drugs of society." His wife Sharon was his accomplice. Green was died by lethal injection on October 9, 1997 in Tarrant County. CLICK HERE to see Green's photo.
John Wesley Hardin was known as Texas’ most deadly gunman, a true outlaw. Between 1867 and 1895 is when the murders occurred. Hi first kill was an ex-slave when he was 15-years-old. In August 1895, Hardin was shot to death in El Paso. He was sentenced to 25-years in prison for a murder. Hardin was released from prison on February 17, 1894, after serving seventeen years of the sentence.
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Nidal Hasan killed 13 people at Fort Hood on November 5, 2009. His co-workers described him as "anti-American." Witnesses say he screamed "Allahu Akbar" before he opened fire in the Soldier Readiness Center on post. He was sentenced to death on August 27, 2013.
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Dubbed "The Luby's Massacre," George Jo Hennard killed 23 people at a Luby's cafeteria in Killeen on October 16, 1991. He drove his truck through the front window of Luby's. He also injured 20 people before killing himself. Up until the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre, The Luby's Massacre was the deadliest mass shooting in American history.
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Vernon Howell was the leader of the Branch Davidians religious sect in Waco. Howell aka David Koresh began to preach that he was entitled to 140 wives, sixty women as his "queens" and eighty as concubines! On February 28, 1993, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms raided his compound, which lead to the deaths of four agents and six Davidians. After a lengthy stand-off, on April 19, 1993 seventy-six Davidians, died in a fire.
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Desmond Jennings possibly committed up to 20 murders in Tarrant County in October through December 1993. According to prosecutors, Jennings may be responsible for as many as 20 murders at Fort Worth drug houses. He was executed by lethal injection on November 17, 1999. CLICK HERE to see Jennings picture.
Kenneth McDuff is the only condemned Texas inmate ever paroled and then returned to death row for another murder conviction! He was sent to death row in 1968 for the murder of 2 teenage boys and the rape-strangulation of their a 16-year-old girl. Authorities believe he might have killed as many as a dozen other people, in central Texas between Austin and Waco. But in 1972 the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the death penalty as unconstitutional, commuting his sentence to life. He was paroled 17 years later due to overcrowding in Texas prisons. He was executed by lethal injection on November 17, 1998.
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Carl Watts, a serial killer who operated between 1974 and 1982, may have killed more than 100 women. He was born in Killeen and is believed to have killed his first victim at the age of 15, but his serial killing didn't start till he was 20! He was sentenced to 60 years in prison in Texas on September 3, 1982 and two sentences of life without parole in Michigan in 2007. Hied in prison on September 21, 2007.
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David Wood's killings took place between May and August 1987 in El Paso. During an interview, Wood was asked if he was innocent, he said "Am I innocent? Damn right!" He was sentenced to death on January 14, 1993 for the murders of Ivy Williams, Desiree Wheatley, Karen Baker, Angelica Frausto, Rosa Maria Casio, and Dawn Smith. CLICK HERE to view Wood's photo.
Vickie Jackson, a former nurse, committed her murders between 2000 and 2001 in the small town of Nocona in Montague County. She was sentenced to life in prison for killing 10 patients with a paralyzing drug that stopped their breathing. CLICK HERE to see Jackson's picture.