A History of Horror – 10 of Texas’ Most Infamous Serial Killers
Texas is a great place to live, but nowhere in the world is 100% safe from people who are determined to take people's lives for cheap thrills. Sadly, the world is full of such people, and some of the worst monsters have left tragic and terrifying marks in the history of the Lone Star State.
TEXAS' PAST IS RIDDLED WITH SERIAL KILLERS
Sadly, the history of documented serial killings in Texas goes as far back as the 1880s, when a killer dubbed the "Servant Girl Annihilator" terrorized the streets of Austin, Texas by committing absolutely brutal and horrific crimes, mostly against domestic servants.
Given the horrific nature of those crimes and the timeline, there are even some people who believe that killer escaped to London and became the infamous Jack the Ripper.
WHO ARE THE TOP TEN TEXAS SERIAL KILLERS?
I don’t want to make light of the fact that there are certain people who have preyed upon other human beings and spread death and misery. As an unpleasant a topic as this is, there is value in looking at these past examples of absolute monstrosity so we can arm ourselves with knowledge that could help prevent us from being victims ourselves.
In the past, societal rules about manners and being friendly to strangers made it easy for sick people to prey on the vulnerable. These days, we have access to much more information and are more on the lookout for strangers and even neighbors we think we know so well who may be hiding dark secrets that could put lives in danger.
Here are 10 of the worst serial killers who were from or operated in the Lone Star State.
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