Everything is bigger in Texas, and Texas killers are among the most fierce and infamous in the country. Beyond the sheer number of serial killers in the Lone Star State, there are a few killers whose crimes are particularly stunning and terrible. This list of serial killers in Texas covers gruesome territory, so the squeamish should be adviced. Many of these criminals were caught, imprisoned, and at last executed, yet a few, similar to the Servant Girl Annihilator and the Phantom Killer, were never identified, let alone caught.
The Phantom Killer
One of the first serial killer in Texas history, the Phantom killer murdered five individuals and injured three others from February to May of 1946. “The Texarkana Moonlight Murders” sent the border town of Texarkana into a panic. The whole town invested months going into lockdown at sunset. The whole difficulty reads like a bad campfire ghost story, with teens murdered on lover’s lane, harrowing escapes, and a killer who was never found.
Sentenced for killing three prostitutes from 1990 to 1991, the “Dallas Ripper” has also known as the Eyeball Killer that reveals to all of you have to know about him. As the name suggests, Albright surgically removed the eyes of each of the three of his victims.
“The Candyman” was the stuff of Hollywood horror. In the mid-1970s, Corll drugged, raped, mutilated, and killed nearly 27 boys aged 13 to 18 years old.
In the 1930s, Joe Ball’s murder spree was such a media sensation, to the point that it almost turned into the stuff of famous stories, however, Ball’s 20 female victims were real – just like the crocs, he fed their bodies to. Click on the next page to read more.
Servant Girl Annihilator
Before Jack the Ripper started his spree in England, the killer known as the Servant Girl Annihilator threatened Texas like a wicked tall story. Around New Year’s of 1885, near to seven ladies and one man woke up being dragged out of their beds before being cut to death. He was shot to death in March of 1886 while attempting to stab a woman to death.
Carl Eugene Watts
“The Sunday Morning Slasher” is believed to have killed upwards of 100 ladies between the ages of 14 to 44, abducting and torturing them before killing them. The murders took place in many states, including his native Texas. Watts was active for eight years throughout the ’70s. He died of prostate cancer while in prison.
Ángel Maturino Reséndiz
“The Railway Killer” victimized, raped and killed at least 15 individuals from 1986 to 1999, eight of them in Texas. Resendiz was a nationwide killer, stabbing, bludgeoning, and strangling his way through Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Illinois, and California.
“The Lake Elsinore Killer” is one of the most textbook cases of serial murder in American history. From 1974 to 1991, Suff raped, beat, strangled, and stabbed near to 13 – and more than 20 – ladies in California and Texas. Even worse, all of those murders occurred after Suff was released from prison for beating his infant child to death. Click on the next page to read more.
Billy Frank Vickers
Vickers was a little time criminal with a decades-long history of killing his victims. He was sentenced to the death in 2004. Amid his execution, as his last words, Vickers admitted to 14 more murders – including one that another person had paid the rap for.
John Robert Williams
This over-the-street truck driver murdered two and possibly as many as a dozen ladies amid 2002 and 2003. His spree covered a few states in the Midwest, including Texas, Oklahoma, and Indiana.
From 1984 to 1986, Wardrip raped and killed at least 3 ladies in the Wichita Falls territory. Incredibly, he was paroled in 1997. While he was out, police re-opened examinations concerning four more established murders in the territory and captured Wardrip once more. He is at present serving life in jail.
Ronald Jeffrey Prible Jr.
Prible broke into his closest friend’s home amidst the night and shot him as he slept. He at that point raped his friend’s wife and killed her. Prible set the house on fire to cover his crime… clearly unconcerned for the couple’s three kids. All were murdered in the fire, and Prible was convicted to death in 2002.