Murderous passion: 6 of the most violent couples in the history of crimeBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/en/article/murderous-passion-6-of-the-most-violent-couples-in-the-history-of-crime
It's great when spouses have common hobbies, but when it's an obsession with murder, it gets creepy. In addition to the famous Boney and Clyde, there were other couples in history who killed victims together. Some committed crimes in their youth, others in adulthood. They had different motives, but one way to solve problems was to take the life of someone who stood in their way. Read about the most cruel spouses who did not spare anyone, further in our material.
There are many cases in the history of crime when spouses committed murders together. But these couples are especially striking in their cruelty. They tortured the victims and then took their lives in cold blood. It is not clear how the feeling of love was combined with the desire to kill, but their atrocities make the blood run cold.
Here are the most famous couples of lovers who had a passion not only for each other, but also for murder.
Before the age of 19, Bonnie Parker had already succeeded in cracking safes and robbing stores. Then she met and fell in love at first sight with 20-year-old Clyde Barrow. At that time, he had also been working in the criminal field for a long time.
The pair of criminals met through a mutual friend in Texas in January 1930. The lovers began a series of robberies that lasted 21 months. Working in the community with other members of the Barrow group, they robbed banks, gas stations, shops and restaurants. Their production usually did not exceed several thousand dollars.
Fleeing during shootouts with the police, Boney and Clyde killed nine police officers and four civilians. The police caught them on a tip from a friend and shot them in Louisiana in 1934. The real story of the criminal couple was romanticized during the Great Depression, and in 1967 a film based on its plot was released.
Britons Kim Edwards and Lucas Markham were 14 years old when they stabbed the girl's mother and her 13-year-old sister with kitchen knives. It happened at my parents' house in Spalding. After the murder, the couple had sex and watched the Twilight movie.
The alarm was raised by the school administration when the teenagers did not appear in class. The next day, the police came to their house and found the young murderers in bed under a blanket. They stated that the main reason for the terrible crime was Kim's jealousy of the warm relationship between her mother and sister.
The lovers did not feel guilty for what they had done. They were found guilty of two murders in November 2016 and sentenced to 17 years in prison.
In the late 60s and early 70s, the West couple's home in Gloucester became a real house of horrors. Husband and wife killed people and buried the bodies right in the garden. Their victims were 12 people, including Fred's young stepdaughter. The criminal himself raped at least ten girls and women.
The couple's atrocities were discovered in 1992, when Fred was arrested for raping his 13-year-old daughter. Among the remains found in the garden was the body of the couple's 16-year-old daughter.
Rose West was sentenced to life imprisonment, and her husband hanged himself in his cell in 1995 on the eve of a court hearing.
Raymond Fernandez (Raymond Fernandez) and Martha Beck (Martha Beck) were scammers who fooled the people of America in the 40s.
Fernandez was obsessed with the occult and believed he could control the will of women using voodoo magic. He responded to advertisements in the newspapers of single ladies who wanted to get acquainted. So Raymond got together with Marta, who fell in love so much that she even left her children for him. At first, the couple engaged in fraud, deceiving women, and then moved on to murder.
The lovers were arrested after the murder of a young widow and her child. The couple were called "lonely heart killers." Raymond and Marta were charged with one murder, but they confessed to two more. The real number of their victims reaches twenty.
Criminals were executed by electric chair in 1951. Marta confessed her love to Fernandez until the very end.
Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka were sadomasochists who raped and murdered at least three victims, including Carla's 15-year-old sister.
They were called "Ken and Barbie" because of their attractive appearance. A couple from Canada drugged girls before raping them and taking their lives.
The couple was detained in 1993. Carla made a deal with the investigation, thanks to which she received only 12 years in prison for the manslaughter of Leslie Mahaffy and Kristen French. She has not been charged with sexual assault. The criminal claimed that she was an unwitting accomplice to the murders.
Later, video evidence appeared that Carla participated in rapes and murders, including bullying her own sister. She was released from prison in 2005. Paul received a life sentence.
Abusive spouses Ian Brady and Myra Hindley killed five children aged 10 to 17 in Manchester in the 60s. The perverts raped the victims and then took their lives.
Criminals buried the bodies of teenagers in the Saddleworth Moor wasteland. The police were informed about what was happening by Mira's brother-in-law David, who witnessed the murder of one of the girls. Soon, investigators found a tape recording on which another victim begged to be spared and left alive. Hindley's voice could be heard in the background.
In 1966, 28-year-old Ian Brady was found guilty of three murders, and 23-year–old Mira Hindley was found guilty of two. They were given a life sentence. Mira died in prison at the age of 60 in 2002, and Yan died at the age of 79 in 2017.
The murderers, "famous" for the most brutal reprisals against their victims, became the prototypes of the heroes of famous films. Many Hollywood characters hide real personalities.