Murder. It’s a serious crime with gut-wrenching and eternally painful effects. Taking the life of another is never a trivial matter, and unfortunately, there have been many people over the years who are known for the heinous murders they’ve committed.
Unfortunately (depending on how you look at it), society is obsessed with murderers. Perhaps it’s because after all these centuries, it’s still pretty difficult for the average person to fathom how a human being is capable of murdering another. Sometimes, people just want to see what the murderer looks like, because the perception is that someone who would do something so terrible must also look terrible. But in many cases, this couldn’t be further from the truth.
Of course, each murder case is different, and criminals have varying motives for committing their crimes. Some kill due to pressure from others, and there are murderers who have carried out this disgusting deed as a result of mental instability. There are even some murderers who will go down in history for killing hundreds of people with no apparent motive. Whatever the case, the aftermath has been tragic, and the world has been watching. Here are 10 of the sexiest murderers in history.
10 Lee Malvo
Lee Malvo, a dashing Jamaican-American, is a convicted murderer who worked with his father John Allen Muhammad, to commit murders in the Washington D.C. area, although the pair were associated with killings that also took place on the West Coast. The two were associated with the Beltway sniper attacks. Both men were said to suffer from psychopathy associated with serial killers. Malvo shared that he and his father planned to kill six white people each day for a month as an act of terrorism. Lee Malvo also admitted that he was sexually abused by his father, which may indicate that he felt forced to participate in the shootings.
9 Scott Peterson
Scott Peterson is undeniably handsome. He is also accused of his wife Laci’s, murder. He is a graduate of California Polytechnic University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in agricultural business. He later went on to marry Laci, who was reported missing in December of 2002. Laci was pregnant at the time, and was due to give birth February 2003. The couple decided to name their baby boy Connor. Scott’s family maintained that he was innocent, and did not suspect that he had anything to do with Laci’s disappearance. Inconsistencies in Scott Peterson’s story later caused his family to withdraw their support. It was revealed that he’d had several affairs, and had recently started dating a woman named Amber Frey. Frey went to the police after hearing the news that Laci disappeared, stating that she didn’t know Peterson was married, or that his wife was missing. Laci’s time of death and cause of death are still unknown. Peterson is currently on death row in San Quentin State Prison.
8 Amanda Knox
When Amanda Knox, known in the media as Foxy Knoxy, was studying abroad in Italy, she became a murder suspect when her roommate Meredith Kercher, was killed. It’s strange to think that part of the reason Knox may have gotten so much media coverage is because of her dirty blond hair and doe-like eyes. She certainly doesn’t look like the bloodthirsty type, but if we’ve learned anything, it’s that murderers don’t have a specific look. Knox spent nearly four years in prison in Italy after the 2007 murder, but she was later acquitted. Kercher’s murder apparently occurred the night before Knox returned to the apartment she and Meredith shared (she had spent the night with her Italian boyfriend). It was determined that the evidence surrounding the murder didn’t indicate that Knox was directly involved. However, there are still theories that Amanda Knox and her boyfriend worked with Kercher’s employer to have her killed.
7 Casey Anthony
Casey Anthony is the woman who is accused of killing her young daughter Caylee. Casey, a dark-haired girl who was known for being a party-goer, lived with her mother and maternal grandparents in Orlando, Florida. Three-year-old Caylee went missing and her grandmother Cindy, called 911 to report that the family was unable to find the toddler. Cindy stated that she had not seen her granddaughter in 31 days, and that Casey’s car smelled like a dead body was hidden inside of the vehicle. Casey Anthony lied to the authorities several times, telling the police that Caylee was kidnapped by her nanny, but Casey had been afraid to report it. Caylee’s remains were found near the Anthony home and a judge ruled that the death was a homicide by undetermined means. Casey Anthony was charged with first-degree murder and pled not guilty.
6 Megan Martzen
Megan Martzen, a stunning beauty who some would say looks like a younger version of Kim Kardashian, admitted to aiding in the murder of a 17-month-old in 2009. The baby was injured while she and her brother were in Martzen’s care, and the child died three days later. Martzen was the child’s babysitter, and when she was charged with involuntary manslaughter, she pleaded no contest. Martzen, who is also a mother, was sentenced to three years probation. The family of the deceased child blames Megan Martzen for their child’s death, but the former babysitter claims that the baby was injured after falling from her bed.
5 Aaron Hernandez
4 Andrea Yates
Andrea Yates made the news when she drowned all five of her children. Andrea Yates suffered from postpartum depression and postpartum psychosis. The former Houston, Texas, native admitted to the killings in 2001 and was convicted of capital murder. Instead of the death sentence, Yates was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after serving 40 years. She received a retrial in 2006, in which Yates was found not guilty due to insanity. She was then moved to North Texas State Hospital, a high-security facility for mental health. After receiving treatment, Yates was then transferred to a mental health hospital in Kerrville. A closer look at Andrea Yates’ life reveals that she suffered from depression and bulimia as a teenager, and even told a friend that she was considering suicide. This serves as further proof that she had a lifelong battle with mental illness.
3 Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted for the murders that took place as a result of a bomb he threw into the crowd during the Boston Marathon. His brother Tamerlan, who is now deceased, was also convicted for the 2013 murders. The bombing killed three people and injured 264 others. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was charged with using and aspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction. After the bombings occurred, Dzhokhar and Tamerlan were involved in a shootout with the police. During this incident, one police officer was critically injured. Dzhokhar was injured in the shootout as well, and managed to hide from the police until he was found, seriously injured and hiding in a boat. He was convicted while recovering in the hospital, and is sentenced to die by lethal injection.
2 Ted Bundy
Most older adults remember the sinister acts of Ted Bundy. The dark-haired killer with an ominous twinkle in his eye murdered at least 30 women in the 1970s. For quite some time, Bundy denied that he committed the murders. However, shortly before he was scheduled to be executed, he confessed to 30 murders. Bundy was also known for returning to the scene of his crimes to perform lewd sexual acts on his victims, which makes his crimes even more disturbing. Even though Bundy went on a killing spree decades ago, he still remains one of the most well-known serial killers in history.
1 Charles Manson
Charles Manson is perhaps the most “famous” serial killer of our time. In the late 1960s, Charles Manson led a notorious quasi-commune that became known as the Manson Family. He was found guilty of conspiracy to murdering seven people in 1971. He is responsible for the murder of actress Sharon Tate and four other individuals who were found in his home. Tate was married to Roman Polanski, and was eight and a half months pregnant at the time of her death. Manson adopted a philosophy that he called Helter Skelter, after the popular Beatles tune. He taught his followers that Helter Skelter was an apocalyptic race war, and he felt that murdering others would aid in the war. Manson, who is 80, is currently serving life in prison.