10 Of The World’s Most Notorious Serial Killers

Most Notorious Serial Killers

Recently, we addressed the issue of the furthering of the negative stereotypes and stigmas in relation to the truck driving community: Film & Literature Further Negative Stereotypes About Drivers. This inspired us to take a closer look at some of the most notorious serial killers in history – we profiled 10 of the most well known killers, only one of which had ties to the trucking industry.

Yorkshire Ripper | Peter Sutcliffe (June 2,1946 – Present)

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Peter Sutcliffe, also known as the Yorkshire Ripper is one of Britain’s most well known serial killers – he’s also one of the only serial killers who was known to be a truck driver for a tire company called T. & W.H. Clark (Holdings Ltd.). However, although he was employed as a truck driver it was short-lived as he worked there for less than a year. Peter was sentenced to life in prison for murdering 13 women, and attempting to murder 7 more. His victims were primarily prostitutes. He would batter them with hammer, and stab them in the chest or abdomen with a screwdriver. He is currently being housed at a high-security hospital near London – in 1984 he was transferred there from prison when he had been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia.