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Selena’s Crazed Killer: The Super-Fan Obsession That Led To Murder

In 1995, Selena Quintanilla was living in a musical spotlight never before seen in Tejano singers of her time. With her lively sound and risqué fashion, she became the icon of a generation – but behind closed doors her problems quickly took a toll on her career, and ultimately cost her her life.

Yolanda Saldivar – the woman who ended up shooting Quintanilla to death inside a Corpus Christi hotel on March 31, 1995 – became quickly obsessed with the star when she saw her perform in her native Texas.

After becoming close to the talented performer, Saldivar became the president of her fan-club as well as her boutique manager.

A nurse by profession, Saldivar was eventually accused by the singer’s family of mishandling funds from both businesses.

They threatened legal action and fired her – an act which allegedly infuriated the crazed murderer and led her to commit her horrendous

Read more at: https://radaronline.com/videos/selena-quintanilla-killersuper-fan/

How a Serial Killer and Rapist Ended up on The Dating Game — and Was Chosen by the Girl

In 1978, Rodney Alcala appeared on The Dating Game — the popular game show in which three eligible bachelors vied for a date with a bachelorette.

The show was heavy on innuendo. The host introduced Alcala as a “successful photographer who got his start when his father found him in the darkroom at the age of 13, fully developed.”

Throughout the show, Alcala enthusiastically responded to the bachelorette’s suggestive questions: likening himself to a banana, saying that nighttime is when he “really gets good” and acting out the part of a dirty old man.

He was charming enough that the woman, Cheryl Bradshaw, chose him for a date.

But what Bradshaw — and the viewing audience — didn’t know was that Alcala was a serial killer who was in the midst of a rampage. He had already murdered at least two women in Southern California. Previously, he had served 34 months in prison for the brutal

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/how-a-serial-killer-and-rapist-ended-up-on-the-dating-game-and-was-chosen-by-the-girl/

The True Story of Rodney Alcala, the Dating Game Serial Killer

In 1978, Rodney Alcala appeared on The Dating Game — the popular game show in which three eligible bachelors vied for a date with a bachelorette.

The show was heavy on innuendo. The host introduced Alcala as a “successful photographer who got his start when his father found him in the darkroom at the age of 13, fully developed.”

Throughout the show, Alcala enthusiastically responded to the bachelorette’s suggestive questions: likening himself to a banana, saying that nighttime is when he “really gets good” and acting out the part of a dirty old man.

He was charming enough that the woman, Cheryl Bradshaw, chose him for a date.

But what Bradshaw — and the viewing audience — didn’t know was that Alcala was a serial killer who was in the midst of a rampage. He had already murdered at least two women in Southern California. Previously, he had served 34 months in prison for the brutal

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/how-a-serial-killer-and-rapist-ended-up-on-the-dating-game-and-was-chosen-by-the-girl/

How a Serial Killer and Rapist Ended up on The Dating Game — and Was Chosen by the Girl

In 1978, Rodney Alcala appeared on The Dating Game — the popular game show in which three eligible bachelors vied for a date with a bachelorette.

The show was heavy on innuendo. The host introduced Alcala as a “successful photographer who got his start when his father found him in the darkroom at the age of 13, fully developed.”

Throughout the show, Alcala enthusiastically responded to the bachelorette’s suggestive questions: likening himself to a banana, saying that nighttime is when he “really gets good” and acting out the part of a dirty old man.

He was charming enough that the woman, Cheryl Bradshaw, chose him for a date.

But what Bradshaw — and the viewing audience — didn’t know was that Alcala was a serial killer who was in the midst of a rampage. He had already murdered at least two women in Southern California. Previously, he had served 34 months in prison for the brutal

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/how-a-serial-killer-and-rapist-ended-up-on-the-dating-game-and-was-chosen-by-the-girl/

Detective Who Helped Capture Notorious Serial Killer Richard Ramirez Speaks: ‘He Was Pure Evil’

In the 1980s, a serial killer was on the loose in Los Angeles — but his methods baffled authorities.

The killer used a wide variety of weapons: handguns, knives, a machete, and even a tire iron. Some of his victims were robbed; others were raped. Some were fatally shot.

Even more inexplicably, the man — who the media dubbed the Night Stalker — left some victims alive, seemingly at random. From April 1984 to August 1985, he killed at least 14 people.

Eventually, police identified the Night Stalker as 25-year-old drifter Richard Muñoz Ramirez. His name and face were soon revealed in the media. He was captured in Arizona in August 1985, when a crowd of people held him — and beat him up — until police arrived.

It took years before the case went to trial, but on September 20, 1989, Ramirez was convicted

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/richard-ramirez-night-stalker-killer-murder-made-me-famous/

Richard Ramirez: Detective Who Captured Serial Killer Speaks Out

In the 1980s, a serial killer was on the loose in Los Angeles — but his methods baffled authorities.

The killer used a wide variety of weapons: handguns, knives, a machete, and even a tire iron. Some of his victims were robbed; others were raped. Some were fatally shot.

Even more inexplicably, the man — who the media dubbed the Night Stalker — left some victims alive, seemingly at random. From April 1984 to August 1985, he killed at least 14 people.

Eventually, police identified the Night Stalker as 25-year-old drifter Richard Muñoz Ramirez. His name and face were soon revealed in the media. He was captured in Arizona in August 1985, when a crowd of people held him — and beat him up — until police arrived.

It took years before the case went to trial, but on September 20, 1989, Ramirez was convicted

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/richard-ramirez-night-stalker-killer-murder-made-me-famous/

Detective Who Captured Notorious Serial Killer Richard Ramirez Speaks Out: ‘He Was Pure Evil’

In the 1980s, a serial killer was on the loose in Los Angeles — but his methods baffled authorities.

The killer used a wide variety of weapons: handguns, knives, a machete, and even a tire iron. Some of his victims were robbed; others were raped. Some were fatally shot.

Even more inexplicably, the man — who the media dubbed the Night Stalker — left some victims alive, seemingly at random. From April 1984 to August 1985, he killed at least 14 people.

Eventually, police identified the Night Stalker as 25-year-old drifter Richard Muñoz Ramirez. He was captured in Arizona in August 1985.

It took years before the case went to trial, but on September 20, 1989, Ramirez was convicted of 13 counts murders, 5 attempted murders, 11 sexual assaults, and 14 burglaries. He was sentenced to 13 death sentences. Due to California’s lengthy appeals process,

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/richard-ramirez-night-stalker-killer-murder-made-me-famous/

‘Wolverine’ killer who murdered sister, mom and her boyfriend profiled on CopyCat Killers

Jed Allen with a 'Wolverine' hand

Killer Jed Allen pictured in a Wolverine-style pose in a photo he put on Instagram

A new documentary tonight looks at the chilling case of ‘Wolverine’ killer Jed Allen — who murdered his sister, mom and her boyfriend in a fit of rage.

Allen was 21 when he carried out the triple murder using a hunting knife then scrawled ‘I’m sorry’ on his bedroom wall using their blood.

CopyCat Killers on ReelzChannel tonight looks at how he was inspired by the X-Men character Wolverine, who he was said to be obsessed with, and “found strength” in him.

His mother Janet Jordon, 48, was an alcoholic and heroin addict, with both heroin and methadone found in her system after she died despite her undergoing treatment to try and come off the drug at the time.

Allen, who had suffered mental health problems since

Read more at: https://www.monstersandcritics.com/smallscreen/wolverine-killer-murdered-mom-stepdad-and-sister-then-wrote-im-sorry-in-their-blood/

CopyCat Killers spotlights Robocop 2 serial killer Nathaniel White

CopyCat Killers spotlights Robocop 2 serial killer Nathaniel White

CopyCat Killers examines the case of Robocop 2 inspired serial killer Nathaniel White

This week CopyCat Killers spotlights the case of Nathaniel White, an American serial killer who was inspired by the movie Robocop 2.

His killing spree began in 1991 in the Hudson Valley area of New York when he stabbed Juliana R. Frank, a pregnant mother, to death and left her naked body on some railroad tracks. White’s next victim was just 14-years-old and he went on to murder another four women over the next year.

He was caught in relation to his double murder of Angelina Hopkins and Brenda L. Whiteside. He’d given them a lift from the Blue Note Tavern in Poughkeepsie, New York, and when he returned a to the same bar a few weeks later the sister of Angelina Hopkins recognised

Read more at: http://www.monstersandcritics.com/smallscreen/copycat-killers-spotlights-robocop-2-serial-killer-nathaniel-white/

Exclusive: CopyCat Killers Clip Focuses on Serial Killer Inspired by RoboCop

The argument over whether or not violence in media affects people and their behavior has been going on for a long, long time. Concerned parents and organizations will always be eager to point their fingers at video games, music, television, movies, etc…, after a terrible tragedy. While I personally don’t agree with this line of thinking, there are many who do, which is where Reelz Channel’s show “CopyCat Killers” comes in.

The show discusses real-life murder cases where the killer was inspired by a Hollywood movie. Today, we’re giving you an exclusive sneak peek into the case of Nathaniel White, a serial killer from the New York Hudson Valley who claims that his first murder was inspired by RoboCop 2. You can see the clip below.

“CopyCat Killers: Robocop” airs Saturday, July 1st at 10pm ET/PT, only on REELZ.

Episode Synopsis:
For most people the Robocop movie franchise

Read more at: https://www.dreadcentral.com/news/237152/exclusive-copycat-killers-clip-focuses-serial-killer-inspired-robocop/