Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Today in Crime History: Robert ‘Bob’ Berdella Dies of Heart Attack

On October 8, 1992, Bob Berdella died in prison. Active for four years, the Kansas City Butcher had raped, tortured and murdered six men, but only served only four years behind bars. Some think he was poisoned, but for lack of any evidence, cause of death is listed as natural causes.

Today in Crime History: The Kansas City Butcher is Born

January 31, 1949, saw the birth of Bob Berdella, who in four years of serial killing had tortured six men to death. In the end, he only served four years in prison before dying. Some have suggested that he was poisoned, and Berdella himself complained that he was not getting his heart medication, but for lack of any evidence, his cause of death is listed as natural causes.

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