Has been the subject of three movies, an opera, and several books.
Voluntarily ended her appeals, saying she wanted to end a life of violence.
Executed in 2002.
Robert Lee Yates, Jr. Killed 15 people between 1975 and 1998 in the Spokane, Washington, area.
Most of his victims were prostitutes or drug addicts.
Killed most of the victims in his van.
Buried one victim in the flowerbed by his house.
2000 - Confessed in a plea agreement to 13 of the killings and was sentenced to life in prison.
Was tried and convicted for the other two killings, and was sentenced to death.
Boston Strangler 11 women were raped and strangled in Boston between 1962 and 1964.
Alberto DeSalvo confessed to the 11 Boston Strangler killings, plus two additional murders but was never convicted of them. He later died in prison.
F. Lee Bailey was DeSalvo's lawyer.
Some critics charge DeSalvo got some of the details he confessed from news reports or police.
One book argues that the Boston Strangler was actually six different killers.
Jack the Ripper From August to November 1888, five prostitutes were killed in London.
A knife had been used to slash their throats and cut their bodies.
A letter sent to the police was signed "From Hell."
The case continues to inspire movies and books.
The Zodiac Killer The Zodiac Killer is believed to have killed 5 people in northern California in 1968 and 1969.
Has never been caught.
The killer wrote several letters to the police, boasting of the murders. Some of the letters contained swatches of bloody clothing to verify the killer's claims. He/she claimed to have killed as many as 37 people.