Samuel Little has been called the most prolific serial killer in US history by the FBI. Little who was convicted of three murders in California and another murder in Texas but has confessed to over ninety murders and the FBI has confirmed at least fifty.
Samuel Little was charged with two counts of murder well before he was arrested for the last four murders. The first the Jury declined to proceed and during the second he would be acquitted. When he moved to California in the 1980’s he would be arrested and convicted of kidnapping and strangling a woman which he would serve a little more than two and a half years in prison
Little was finally arrested in 2012 at a homeless shelter where his DNA tied him to two murders. Samuel would be eventually convicted of three murders in California and one more in Texas
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Samuel Little is being called the most prolific serial killer in U.S. history after authorities verified more than half of the 93 murders he’s confessed to during a 35-year span.
The 79-year-old inmate was already serving three consecutive life sentences in California when he confessed to another 90 killings last year. On Monday, the FBI confirmed that its investigators verified 50 of those deaths and are seeking help to confirm the rest of the unmatched confessions.
The FBI’s Violent Criminal Apprehension Program, also known as ViCAP, began connecting Little to unsolved murders after a Texas Ranger tied the inmate to a 1994 cold case in the city of Odessa.
Not long after, Little confessed to strangling 93 women across the country between 1970 and 2005.
Gary Ridgway, dubbed the Green River Killer, was convicted of 49 murders and confessed to about 20 more. Ted Bundy and John Wayne Gacy each murdered upwards of 30 people, but Bundy was suspected of more.
“For many years, Samuel Little believed he would not be caught because he thought no one was accounting for his victims,” Christie Palazzolo, a ViCAP analyst, said. “Even though he is already in prison, the FBI believes it is important to seek justice for each victim — to close every case possible.”
Little, who is in failing health, was extradited to Texas last year where he entered a guilty plea in December for the 1994 death of Denise Christie Brothers. He’s likely to spend the rest of his life in prison in the Lone Star State.
A number of factors helped Little escape justice for decades, including the former boxer’s nomadic lifestyle. Little moved from city to city targeting vulnerable women, such as sex workers or drug addicts, who sometimes went unidentified and their deaths weren’t investigated, according to the FBI.
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