Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Today in Crime History: Police Target Wrong Man in Gainsville Ripper Murders

Convicted on October 10, 1990, Edward Humphrey was the prime suspect in the brutal and bloody Gainsville Ripper murders until Danny Rolling was sentenced in 1994. Until then his name was never cleared, nor did he receive any public apology for the pain and anguish inflicted on him and his family. The day Humphrey was convicted, Rolling sent his mother a Christmas card.

VIDEO: Sondra London Talks About her Love for Gainsville Ripper Danny Rolling

In 1993 serial-killer groupie Sondra London announced her engagement to her new love: Serial killer Danny Rolling. Here she appears on the Geraldo Rivera Show, much to the shock and horror of host and audience alike, to defend Rolling and her forbidden love for him.

Five Serial Killer Alter Egos

Inventing an evil alter ego is not uncommon for serial killers, in fact some of the most famous ones have claimed that one or more persons living inside them either made them kill, or actually did the killing. Most, however, who tried this multiple personality defense, abandoned it, after discovering that this particular brand of crazy doesn’t get them off the hook.

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