Who was serial killer Samuel Little?

Who was serial killer Samuel Little?


THE most prolific serial killer in US history has died in hospital.

But who was Samuel Little, and how many people did he kill?

Who was serial killer Samuel Little?

Samuel Little is a convicted murderer – considered by the FBI to be the most prolific killer in US history.

Born June 7, 1940, he has confessed to the murder of 93 people and was serving life sentences in California State Prison.

When did Samuel Little die?

The 80-year-old died on Wednesday, December 30.

An official cause of death will be determined by the county medical examiner's office in Los Angeles.

The state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said Little had been incarcerated in Lancaster, California, north of Los Angeles, but died in the early morning at a hospital outside the prison.

How many people did Samuel Little kill?

Samuel Little had been serving three consecutive life sentences for the killing of three women in Los Angeles County during the 1980s.

He ultimately confessed to killing 93 people.

The FBI said in October 2019 that law enforcement has been able to verify 50 confessions, with many more pending final confirmation.

Little was convicted of the three murders in September 2014 after his DNA was found at the crime scenes.

According to the FBI, when interviewed in his California prison cell in 2018, Little began confessing to further murders.

He admitted to strangling dozens of people across the country between 1970 and 2005.

Little also admitted to drowning one of his victims.

It's thought that he targeted mostly young black women – many of them prostitutes or drug addicts.

How long was Samuel Little in jail for?

Little was a criminal for the majority of his adult life.

By 1975, he had been arrested 26 times in 11 states for crimes including theft, assault, attempted rape, fraud, and attacks on government officials.

By 1984, he had been acquitted of two murders of two women in their 20s.

Before being arrested in 2014, he served two sentences, including a four-year term ending in 1987 for assault with a deadly weapon and false imprisonment.

He had also been imprisoned for 14 months ending in April 2014.

He was in jail from 2014 until his death in 2020.

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