The Black serial killer: 9 faces of death and madness

Serial Killer Montage (Photo Credit in story)
Serial Killer Montage (Photo Credit in story)

Evil has no color barrier and serial killers prove the point. There is a misconception among many that Black people could never commit mass murder of the most heinous sort and they are absolutely wrong. Here are nine of the most infamous known Black serial killers that should haunt your nightmares.

Jake Bird 

Jake Bird Mugshot.png. December 7, 1947. Washington State Penitentiary Mugshot
Jake Bird Mugshot.png. December 7, 1947. Washington State Penitentiary Mugshot

Jake Bird was arrested in Tacoma, Washington, on Oct. 30, 1947. He broke into the home of Bertha Kludt and her daughter, Beverly June Kludt, and hacked them to death with an ax. He confessed to the killings and was sentenced to death. On Nov. 26, 1947, following a three-day trial, he was convicted of first-degree murder. He confessed to 44 murders during his travels as a hobo across the country. He was hanged at the Washington State Penitentiary on July 15, 1949.

 

Mo Barnes
Mo Barnes

Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician. He has been writing for Rolling Out since 2014. Whether it means walking through a bloody police shooting to help a family find justice or showing the multifaceted talent of the Black Diaspora I write the news.

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