Published: Fri, November 30, 2018
Global | By Craig Ferguson

78-Year-Old Man Confesses to Killing 90 People Since 1970

78-Year-Old Man Confesses to Killing 90 People Since 1970

A 78-year-old convicted murderer serving a life sentence in a Texas prison has confessed to killing 90 women over almost four decades - which, if his confessions are confirmed, could make him one of the worst serial killers in American history.

A DNA hit on Little and a subsequent background check by the FBI's Violent Criminal Apprehension Program (ViCAP) showed "an alarming pattern and compelling links to many more murders", the Federal Bureau of Investigation said. He spent time in jail for assaulting a woman in Missouri and for holding a woman against her will in California.

The FBI did not say what ailments he suffers from but The New York Times said he is wheelchair-bound and has heart disease and diabetes.

One of them might have been in South Omaha. Investigators in MS and SC recently announced that they had closed cold cases based on Little's information.

Little admitted to many murders, and has been linked to two killings that occurred in Tennessee, including one that he claims occurred in Knoxville. Little was convicted and sentenced to three life sentences with no possibility of parole.

Some suspect that Ted Bundy's death toll might exceed 100; he confessed to killing three dozen women and was executed in 1989.

Little had been charged with murdering women in MS and Florida, but was not indicted in MS nor convicted in Florida.

Little was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison in 2015, after which he was transferred to a facility in Texas, where he was being investigated in connection to another murder in Odessa.

"The biggest lesson in this case is the power of information sharing", Kevin Fitzsimmons, ViCAP's supervisory crime analyst, said in the report.

Little has a meticulous memory for his crimes, reportedly describing in detail where he left women's bodies.

FBI investigators say Little, a former competitive boxer, typically beat and strangled women, many of whom were already vulnerable members of the community, involved in prostitution and addicted to drugs.

"Over the course of that interview in May, he went through city and state and gave Ranger Holland the number of people he killed in each place".

PREVIOUS STORY: Prosecutors say that 78-year-old Samuel Little, serving three life sentences for strangling three women in the Los Angeles-area in the late 1980s, may be responsible for as many as 90 deaths around the country.

Investigators have confirmed 34 of the confessed killings, authorities said. "Jackson, Mississippi-one; Cincinnati, Ohio-one; Phoenix, Arizona-three; Las Vegas, Nevada-one". Ted Bundy confessed to 30 homicides from about 1974 to 1978 and John Wayne Gacy killed at least 33 young men and boys in the 1970s. Their bodies sometimes went unidentified and their deaths were not investigated. His interviewers say he shows no sign of remorse. The once-competitive boxer usually beat his victims and then strangled them.

The FBI has released an extensive list and map pertaining to the homicidal claims made by a convicted murderer who is now claiming to be America's most prolific active killer.

He'd usually stun or knock out his victims with powerful punches before strangling them, leaving the authorities to attribute numerous deaths to drug overdoses, accidents or natural causes.

According to the report, Little is in poor health and will likely stay in Texas in prison until his death.

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