The men’s authorities said it was the most prolific serial killer in US. The story of nearly 60 confirmed victims died on Wednesday in California He was 80 years old

Samuel Little, who suffered from diabetes, heart problems, and other illnesses, died in a California hospital, according to the State Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, serving a life sentence for multiple homicides
Californian corrections spokeswoman Vicky Waters said there was no sign of bad game and the cause of death would be determined by a coroner

As a professional criminal who was in jail for decades, Little denied for years ever killing anyone

Then, in 2018, he opened up to Texas Ranger James Holland, who had been asked to question him about a murder Little hadn’t committed. However, during approximately 700 hours of interviews, Little provided details on dozen of murders that had occurred only the killer would know

As a skilled artist, he even provided Holland with dozens of paintings and drawings of his victims, sometimes scribbling their names if he could remember them, as well as details like the year and location of the murder and where he dumped the body / p>

At the time of his death, Little had confessed to killing 93 people between 1970 and 2005. Most of the murders occurred in Florida and Southern California

Authorities, which are continuing to investigate his claims, said they have confirmed nearly 60 murders and have no reason to doubt the others

“Nothing he has ever said has been proven wrong or wrong,” Holland told CBS news magazine “60 Minutes”

in 2019

The numbers eclipse those of Green River killer Gary Ridgeway, 49, John Gacy, 33 and Ted Bundy, 36

Almost all of Little’s victims were women, including many prostitutes, drug addicts, or the poor who lived on the fringes of society. They were individuals, he believed, who would leave few people to look for, and not many Evidence that the police could follow

In fact, in states across the country, local authorities classified many of the deaths initially as accidents, drug overdoses, or as a result of unknown causes

Little strangled most of his victims, usually shortly after meeting them in casual encounters. He drowned one, a woman he met at a nightclub in 1982

Nearly 80 years old, in poor health and serving a life sentence in a California jail when he confided in Holland in May 2018 after years of refusing to speak to other authorities, he was once a tough, tough guy Boxer, who strangled his victims with his mighty hands, he now used a wheelchair to get around

Holland described Little as both a genius and a sociopath, adding that the killer could never adequately explain to him why he did what he did. Although Holland is known as an expert interrogator, he himself said he could only guess why Little opened up to him

The ranger worked tirelessly to connect and maintain a connection with the killer throughout his hundreds of hours of interviews, bringing him favorite snacks like pizza, Dr Pepper and Grits and Discussion of Their Mutual Interest in Sports He also gave little assurances that he would not be executed

Holland referred to Little by his childhood nickname, Sammy, while Little Holland called Jimmy and once told the Los Angeles Times that he “found a friend in a ranger in Texas”

He said “60 minutes” he hoped his confessions could exonerate anyone wrongly convicted of their crimes

“I say if I can help someone out of jail, you know, God could smile a little more at me,” he said

As a transient who toured the country while not in jail for theft, assault, drugs, or other crimes, Little said he started killing in Miami on New Year’s Eve, 1970

His most recent murder was in Tupelo, Mississippi in 2005. He also killed people in Tennessee, Texas, Ohio, Kentucky, Nevada, Arkansas, and other states

Kentucky authorities finally caught up with him in 2012 after he was arrested on drug charges and his DNA linked him to three killings in California

When he started telling the other murders, the authorities were amazed at how much he remembered. His pictures showed that he had a photographic memory

A murder was resolved after Little recalled the victim was wearing dentures, another after telling Holland that he killed the victim near a series of unusual-looking arches in Florida, a victim he made in 1984 met before a strip club in Miami, was 25 years old, had short blonde hair, blue eyes and a hippie look ”

As he continued speaking, authorities across the country rushed to investigate old cases, track down relatives and close families

Little revealed few details about his own life other than that he was raised by his grandmother in Lorain, Ohio, authorities said he often went by the name Samuel McDowell

He claimed he developed a fetish for women’s necks after becoming sexually aroused when he saw his kindergarten teacher touch her neck.He always used to be careful not to look into his wife’s or girlfriend’s throats, and never hurt anyone he loved

“I don’t think there was any other person who did what I loved to do,” he said to “60 Minutes” I think I’m the only one in the world“And that’s not an honor, that’s a curse”

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