Serial killer Gary Leon Ridgway was born on February 18, 1949, in Salt Lake City, Utah. He held a job painting trucks for 30 years, was married three times and had a son. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Ridgway is believed to have murdered at least 44 women near Seattle and Tacoma, Washington. He was eventually caught in 2001, when a DNA sample taken from Ridgway in 1987 was tested and matched samples taken from the victims. In an interview, Ridgway told investigators he killed as many as 75-80 women, most of whom were prostitutes or runaways. He was finally convicted in 2003 and received multiple life sentences.
Dr. Kermit Gosnell ran an abortion clinic for over 20 years in Philadelphia, now dubbed as the ‘House of Horrors.’ Gosnell allegedly performed illegal, late-term abortions (past the 24-week limit permitted by law), cutting the spinal cords of countless aborted babies. Gosnell also employed unqualified staff, including teenagers and two other “doctors” who were merely medical school graduates without a license. Gosnell allegedly made millions of dollars over his 30-year career, primarily from his lucrative cash-only abortion practice as well as by running a “pill mill,” prescribing drugs to addicts and drug dealers.
Richard Trenton Chase was an American serial killer who murdered six people in the span of a month in Sacramento, California. He earned the nickname “The Vampire of Sacramento” because he drank the blood of his victims and ate their internal organs. He did this as part of a delusion that he needed to prevent Nazis from turning his blood into powder via poison they had planted beneath his soap dish. On May 8, 1979 he was found guilty and sentenced to death, but committed suicide on December 26, 1980 in prison from an overdose of doctor-prescribed antidepressants that he had been stockpiling.