Maybe the saying "like attracts like" is true. Each couple outdid the other when it came to their horrendous crimes.
They say matches are made in heaven but we're not really sure if these couples had anything to do with heaven for they were made of something pure evil. These are history's most horrific killer couples who proved that evil comes in twos.
The couple had killed five children between July 1963 and October 1065 in Britain. These were sexually motivated killings and were called "The Moors Murders". During their trial, the couple was described as "two sadistic killers of the utmost depravity”. What made things a lot worse is that apart from the five children they had murdered, the body of Keith Bennett, who the couple lured into their van has never been found. Despite repeated pleas to reveal the site of the 12-year-old’s grave, the evil couple went to their deaths without revealing their last secret, reported the Daily Star.
The dangerous duo known as the "Ken and Barbie Killers” because of their fresh-faced appearances had committed several horrendous crimes. After the sexually motivated murder of Homolka’s 15-year-old sister Tammy, the evil pair went on to kill and dismember two more young women. They even made videos of the sick acts which were shown at their trials. It is also said that Bernardo had raped at least 20 women. At her trial in 1993, Homolka convinced prosecutors that she had been an unwilling accomplice to the murders, receiving a shorter sentence as a result. 12 years later she was released, and she lives in Quebec, Canada, to this day, reported the Daily Star.
The couple were religious fanatics and claimed they were killing “witches”. They described themselves as "vegetarian Muslim warriors”. They roamed California in the early 1980s on a deranged quest to 'cleanse' the world. "Witchcraft, homosexuality, and abortion are causes for death,” James had claimed. The pair had even kept a bizarre “hit list” of celebrities such as former US president Ronald Reagan and YV host Johnny Carson, who they planned to kill, reported the Daily Star.
Fred West had killed at least twelve people, including his former wife, and it was reported that at least eight of the murders involved vile sexual acts by Fred and his second wife Rose. The murders, which involved rape, bondage, torture, and savage mutilations took place between 1967 and 1987. Rose tried to present herself as having been forced into the barbaric acts but she had killed at least one young girl, her stepdaughter Charmaine, while Fred West was in jail for theft. Fred West killed himself in 1995, while still being held on remand for his crimes, while his wife convicted of ten murders and sentenced to ten life terms with a whole life order. She is still in HM Prison New Hall, West Yorkshire, where she was reportedly in a lesbian relationship with Myra Hindley. She apparently told one fellow con, “I’m not going to be the next Myra Hindley – I’m not going to die in prison”, reported the Daily Star.
The couple that would otherwise look harmless to you, was convicted and given the death penalty in 1991 for the murders of around 5 to 12 people. The couple would give drifters fake checks to buy cattle from the nearby livestock market. When the cattle were delivered, they would kill the drifters and bury their bodies, reported Scoop Whoop.