How many cruel people in the world, it turns out in this list were kids. Already from an early age, they have done so much evil that nothing can wash this stain. Horror!
1) Mary Bell Mary Bell is one of the most “famous” girls in the history of Great Britain. In 1968, at the age of 11, with her 13-year-old girlfriend Norma, with a break of two months, she strangled two boys, 4 and 3 years old. The press all over the world called this girl “spoiled seed”, “the creature of the devil” and “child monster.” Mary and Norma lived next door in one of the most disadvantaged areas of Newcastle, in families where large families and poverty habitually coexisted and where children spent most of the time, playing without supervision on the streets or in landfills. In the family of Norma there were 11 children, Mary’s parents had four. Her father gave himself up for her uncle so that the family would not lose benefits for a single mother. “Who wants to work? – he was genuinely surprised. “Personally, I don’t need money, just enough for a pint of ale in the evenings.” Mother Mary, a wayward beauty, suffered from mental disabilities from her childhood – for example, she refused to eat with her family for many years, unless she was placed in a corner under a chair.
Mary was born when her mother was only 17 years old, soon after the unsuccessful attempt to poison herself with pills. Four years later, the mother tried to poison her own daughter. Relatives took an active part in the fate of the child, but the survival instinct taught the girl the art of erecting a wall between himself and the outside world. This feature of Mary, along with a violent fantasy, cruelty, as well as an outstanding childlike mind, was noted by all who knew her. The girl never allowed herself to be kissed or hugged, tore into ribbons the ribbons and dresses presented by aunts.
At night, she moaned in her sleep, jumped up a hundred times, because she was afraid to write about. She loved to dream, told about the horse farm of her uncle and the beautiful black stallion, which allegedly owned. She said she wanted to become a nun, because the nuns are “good.” And all the while reading the Bible. She had about five of them. In one of the Bibles she pasted a list of all her dead relatives, their addresses and dates of death …
2) John Venables and Robert Thompson17 years ago, John Venables and his friend, the same scum as Venables, but only by the name of Robert Thompson, were sentenced to life imprisonment, despite the fact that at the time of the murder they were ten years old. Their crime caused shock throughout Britain. In 1993, Venables and Thompson stole a two-year-old boy from the Liverpool supermarket, that same James Bulger, where he was with his mother, dragged him onto the railway by force, brutally beat them with sticks, doused him with paint and left to die on the tracks, hoping that the kid would move the train , and his death will be taken for an accident.
3) Alisa Bustamant Before a state court in Missouri, a 15-year-old schoolgirl appeared who committed the brutal murder of a 9-year-old girl. According to the defendant, she went to this atrocity out of sheer curiosity – she wanted to know what the killer felt. Schoolgirl Alice Bustamant from Jefferson City committed a terrible crime, reports Associated Press. Last Wednesday, a Cole County judge ruled that the girl would be judged as an adult. A few hours later, Alice was charged with premeditated murder using cold weapons. She faces life imprisonment without the right to parole. Alice Bustamant carefully prepared for the crime, calmly choosing the best time to attack. The girl dug two holes in advance, which were supposed to play the role of the grave, and then quietly went to school for a whole week, choosing the right time to kill the nine-year-old neighbor Elizabeth Olten. On October 21, for no apparent reason, Alice strangled the girl, cut her throat and pierced her body Subsequently, at one of the interrogations, Alice let slip to the sergeant of the Missouri traffic police Patrol David Rice that "I wanted to know the feelings that a person experiences in this situation". Girl confessed to the murder on October 23. Alice herself took the police to the place where she safely hid the corpse of Elizabeth. Her remains were buried in a wooded area near St. Martins, a small town west of Jefferson City. Until this, hundreds of volunteers combed the territory of Jefferson City and its environs hoping to find the missing girl, but all was in vain. Let’s add that the district attorney Mark Richardson has not yet explained why the defendant dug two holes at once.
4) George Junius Stinney Jr. Although there was a lot of political and racial mistrust around this case, most admitted that this guy Stinney was guilty of the murder of two girls. It was 1944, Stinney was 14, he killed two girls 11 and 8 years old and threw their bodies into a ravine. He apparently wanted to rape an 11-year-old, but the youngest one prevented him, and he decided to get rid of her. Both girls resisted, he scored them with a baton. He was charged with first-degree murder, convicted and sentenced to death. The verdict was enforced in South Carolina.
5) Bari Lukatis In 1996, Barry Lukatis put on his best cowboy costume and went to the office where his class had an algebra lesson. Most classmates found Barry’s costume absurd, and he himself was even stranger than usual. They did not know what this costume was hiding, and there were two pistols, a rifle and 78 cartridges. He opened fire, his first victim was 14-year-old Manuel Vela. A few seconds later his victims fell a few more people. He began to take hostages, but made one tactical mistake, he allowed to take the wounded, at the moment when he was distracted by the teacher snatched his rifle from him.
6) Kipland Kinkel On May 20, 1998, Kinkel was expelled from school for trying to buy stolen weapons from a classmate. He confessed to the crime, and he was released from the police. At home, his father told him that he would be sent to a boarding school if he had not begun to cooperate with the police. At 3:30 pm, Kip pulled out his rifle, hidden in the parents’ room, loaded it, went to the kitchen and shot the father. At 18:00 the mother returned. Kinkel told her that he loved her and shot her – twice in the back of the head, three times in the face and once in the heart. Later he claimed that he wanted to protect his parents from the difficulties they might have because of his problems with the law. Kinkel put his mother’s body in the garage and his father’s body in the bathroom. All night he listened to the same song from the movie “Romeo and Juliet.” On May 21, 1998, Kinkel arrived at his mother’s school on Ford. He put on a long waterproof coat to hide the weapon: a hunting knife, a rifle and two pistols, as well as cartridges. He killed two students and wounded 24. When he reloaded the pistol, several students managed to disarm him. In November 1999, Kinkel was sentenced to 111 years in prison without the possibility of parole. Upon conviction, Kinkel apologized to the court for the murders of his parents and students of the school.
7) Cindy Collier and Shirley Wolf In 1983, Cindy Collier and Shirley Wolf began to look for victims for their entertainment. It was usually vandalism or car theft, but once the girls showed how sick they really were. Once they knocked on the door of an unfamiliar home, an elderly woman opened it. Having seen two young girls of 14-15 years old, the old woman unhesitatingly let them into the house, hoping for an interesting conversation over a cup of tea. And she got it, the girls chatted for a long time with a nice old woman, entertaining her with interesting stories. Shirley took the old woman by the neck and held her, while Cindy went to the kitchen for a knife to give it to Shirley. After receiving the knife, Shirley pierced the old woman 28 times. The girls fled the scene, but were soon arrested.
Joshua Phyllis Joshua Phillips was 14, when in 1998 his neighbor went missing. Seven days later, his mother began to smell an unpleasant smell coming from under the bed. Under the bed, she discovered the body of a missing girl, who was beaten to death. When she asked her son, he said that he accidentally hit the girl in the eye with a bat, she started screaming, he panicked and started beating her until she stopped talking. A jury did not believe his story; he was charged with first-degree murder.
9) Willy BosketIn the record of Willy Bosket by the age of 15, in 1978, there were already over 2,000 crimes in New York. He never knew his father, but he knew that this man was convicted of murder, and he considered it a “courageous” crime. At that time, in the United States, according to the criminal code, criminal responsibility was not provided for minors, so Bosket boldly walked the streets with a knife or pistol in his pocket. Ironically, it was he who became the precedent for revising this provision. According to the new law, children from 13 years old can be judged as adults for excessive cruelty.
10) Jesse Pomeroy And finally, a little story of Jesse Pomeroy. Jessie Pomeroy is not the bloodiest maniac in history, but definitely one of the most cruel. On account of Pomeroy two deaths – those who he did not manage to kill, he cruelly tortured and sophisticated. The worst thing in all of this is that he started killing at the age of 12, and at the age of 16 he was sentenced by the court to the death penalty. The offender wore the nickname "Marble eye".Jessey was born in 1859 in Boston in a family of representatives of the lower middle class Charles and Ruth Pomeroy. Pomeroy and have never been a happy family: Charles drank and had an explosive temper. Walking with his father behind the wing for Jesse and his brother meant only one thing: they will be beaten now. Before proceeding with the punishment, Charles stripped his children naked, so that the connection between pain, punishment and sexual satisfaction was firmly set off in Jesse’s mind. Later, the boy repeatedly recreated the same picture, tormenting his young victims. The family of Pomeroy did not keep animals at home, because any attempt to start living creatures ended in death of the little animals. Ruth dreamed of lovebirds, but she was afraid to start them: At one time birds lived at home, but one fine day they were found with rolled necks. And after Ruth saw that Jesse was torturing the neighbor’s kitten, the thought of having a pet at home finally disappeared. Like many murderers who started with animals, Jesse quickly got tired of such entertainment and began to look for victims among people. Of course, he chose those who were smaller and weaker than him. The first victim of Pomeroy was William Payne. In December 1871, two men passing by a small house near Pauder Horn Hill in the south of Boston heard faint screams. Going inside, they were dumbfounded by what he saw. Four-year-old Billy Payne was suspended from his wrists to the ceiling beam. The half-naked child was almost unconscious. The men instantly unleashed the boy and only then saw that his back was covered with huge red scars. Police Billy was unable to say anything intelligible about the perpetrator, and it remained only to hope that this was an isolated incident. Alas, this turned out to be wrong. In February 1872, Jesse lured seven-year-old Tracy Hayden into the Powder Horn neighborhood, promising that "show soldiers". Once in a secluded place, Jesse tied Tracy and began to torment him. Hayden’s front teeth were broken and his nose was broken, and his eyes were black with blood. The police, Hayden also could not say anything, except that the torturer had brown hair, and that he promised to cut off his penis. With such a description, the police could do nothing to prevent further attacks. But it was clear that the criminal was clearly not in himself, and another similar case was a matter of time. In the early spring of 1872, Jesse brought eight-year-old Robert Mayer into his lair – the boy believed that a new acquaintance would take him to the circus. Having undressed Robert, Pomeroy began to beat him with a stick and made him repeat curses. Later, Mayer told the police that during the torture his torturer masturbated. Having experienced an orgasm, Jesse freed Robert, threatening to kill him if he told anyone about what had happened. The Boston parents declared a maniac hunt. Adults forbade their children to talk with unfamiliar teenagers, hundreds of teenagers were questioned, several raids were organized, but the pervert time and again escaped the police. The following reprisals were made by Jesse in the middle of July, all in the same hut on Powder Horn Hill. With seven-year-old George Pratt, to whom he promised to pay 25 cents for household help, he did exactly the same thing as Robert, tearing off a piece of his cheek with his teeth, ripping his nail with a nail to the blood and tears the whole body with a long sewing needle. Pomeroy tried to gouge out his victim’s eyes, but the boy somehow managed to wriggle out. In parting, Jessie bit off a piece of meat from George’s buttock and ran away. Not a month later, Pomeroy kidnapped six-year-old Harry Austin, whom he attacked according to a favorite script. This time he took the knife with him and drove it to Harry in the right and left side and between the collarbone. After that, he tried to cut off the boy’s penis, but he was frightened off and he ran away. Within six days, Jesse lured into the swamp seven-year-old Joseph Kennedy, cut him with a knife and forced him to repeat a parody of prayer, in which the words of Scripture were replaced with a mat. When Joseph refused, Pomeroy slashed his face with a knife and washed it with salt water. Another six days later, a five-year-old boy tied to a pole was found near the railroad tracks in South Boston. He said that an older boy had lured him here, promising to show the soldiers, but the description of the criminal was much more valuable. Robert Gould did a great service to the police, explaining that he was attacked "boy with a white eye". Pomeroy’s right eye was really completely white — both the iris and the pupil — either because of a cataract, or because of a viral infection. So Jesse got his nickname that the whole of Boston recognized: "Marble eye"As it often happens with serial killers, Pomeroy was arrested almost by accident. On September 21, 1872, police officers came to Jessie’s school with Joseph Kennedy, but he was unable to identify his tormentor. For some reason, returning home after school, Pomeroy went to the police station. Since he never particularly repented for his crimes, it can be assumed that for him this was part of a game with the police. Joseph was just at the police station when Pomeroy entered. When he saw his victim, Jessie turned around and walked to the exit, but Joseph had already noticed him and pointed to the offender to the police. He was locked in a cell and started interrogation, but he stubbornly denied it. Only when he was threatened with a hundred-year imprisonment, he confessed to everything. Justice is done swiftly. The court sent Jesse to the correctional home in Westborough, where he was supposed to be at the age of 18. However, pretty soon he was released on parole, and six weeks later he took up the old one. On March 18, 1874, the ten-year-old Katie Curran entered Ruth Pomeroy’s sewing shop, which was opened by Jesse that day. The girl asked if there were notebooks in the store, and Jesse suggested she go down to the basement – there, they say, there is a store where they are definitely sold. Going down the stairs, Kathy realized that she had been deceived, but it was already too late: Pomeroy squeezed her mouth with her hand and cut her throat. He dragged the body to the toilet and threw stones. When the girl’s body was found, it turned out that her head was completely crushed, and her upper body had time to decompose to such an extent that it was impossible to determine what wounds were on her. However, experts determined immediately that the abdomen and genitals of Katie were slaughtered with extreme cruelty. Naturally, Kathy’s disappearance caused panic. The girl’s mother, Mary, went in search of her. The seller of one of the shops where Katie went for a notebook, told Mary that she had sent the girl to Pomeroy. Hearing this, Mary nearly fainted: she had heard about Jesse. On the way to the Pomeroev shop, she met the police captain, with whom she shared her experiences, and he assured her that Jesse did not pose any danger — he had undergone a rehabilitation course in the correctional home, and in addition had never attacked the girls. Mary was turned home, reassuring the woman that her daughter was likely to just get lost, and within a day she would be found and brought home. In the meantime, Jessie’s thirst did not subside. Despite the danger of being caught, he still tried to lure children into abandoned houses. Most of the potential victims were smart enough to refuse his offers, but the five-year-old Harry Field did not resist. Jesse asked him to show the way to Vernon Street, promising to give five cents. Having brought Pomeroy to the street he was looking for, Harry asked for his reward, and then Jesse pushed him into the archway and ordered him to be silent. Having strayed through the streets in search of a suitable place for execution, Pomeroy found a secluded corner, but good luck on that day was clearly on Harry’s side: Jesse’s neighbor, who knew about his reputation, passed by. The boy shouted at Pomeroy, and while they were arguing, little Harry ran away. The next kid was much less fortunate. In April 1874, four-year-old Horace Millen went to the bakery for a cupcake when he met Jesse on the way, offering to go to the store together. Having bought a cupcake, Horace shared it with Jesse, who, in gratitude, offered the child to go to the port to look at the steamers. The fact that he will kill Horace, Jesse decided immediately, as soon as he saw the baby. Therefore, he specifically chose a secluded place where no one could interfere with it. Reaching the swamp near the port, he offered Horace to take a break, and as soon as the boy sat down, Jesse slashed him with a knife in the throat. Frustrated that he did not succeed in killing the baby the first time, he began fiercely delivering blows to him anywhere. In the arms and forearms of the child, the police found many wounds, which meant that for most of the fight, Horace was alive and resisted. In the end, Jesse managed to cut his victim’s throat, but this did not calm down and continued to strike, mainly in the groin area. Pomeroy’s right eye of the kid poked out the boy through the closed eyelids, and the investigator later counted at least 18 wounds on Horace’s chest. The boy’s body was found several hours after he was killed, and by the evening of the same day Horace’s body was identified. The most logical suspect was Pomeroy, who was immediately taken to the station and bombarded with questions: where was he all day? Who could see him? Does he know Horace Millen? Where are the fresh scratches on his face? Jesse answered all the questions in detail, but he could not answer the most important – what he did from 11 to 15 -. After the interrogation, Pomeroy was taken to a cell, where he immediately fell asleep, while the police made copies of the traces of the crime scene. The pattern of the tracks completely coincided with the pattern of the soles of Jesse’s shoes, so he was announced that he had been arrested. However, he denied everything. "You can’t prove anything"- repeated Pomeroy. Captain Henry Dyer acted slyly: he suggested that Jesse go to the funeral home to take a look at Horace’s body — that if you are innocent, then you have nothing to fear. After hesitating, Pomeroy declared that he did not want to go, but the detectives still led him to the undertaker. Seeing the disfigured body of little Horace, Pomeroy could not stand it and confessed to the murder. He told the police that he had no idea how serious the crime was. "I regret that I did it, he squeezed through tears. – Please don’t tell my mom".Gazeta trumpeted news about the capture of a maniac around the east coast. Nobody remembered the presumption of innocence: everyone unanimously considered Jesse guilty. On December 10, 1874, the court acknowledged his guilt. After the verdict, the case was only signed by the governor – Pomeroy was sentenced to death. However, William Gaston refused to sign. The governor’s council voted for the death penalty twice, but Gaston was adamant. Only for the third time, the Council voted to replace the penalty for life imprisonment, and only then the governor assured this decision.
On the evening of September 7, 1876, Jesse was transferred from a prison in Suffolk County to a prison in Charlestown, where the killer was taken to a solitary cell. Pomeroju was 16 years and 9 months. While in prison, Jesse claimed that he had learned to read in several languages. Like it or not, it is not known for sure, but the psychiatrist confirmed that Pomeroy mastered German at a very decent level. In addition, he wrote poems, studied books on law, and spent more than a dozen years writing petitions for clemency. The psychiatrists report for 1914 noted that during his imprisonment he had made more than ten escape attempts, demonstrating "greatest ingenuity and perseverance, unprecedented in prison history"In 1917, Pomeroi partially changed the sentence, allowing him to enjoy some of the privileges provided for inmates with a life sentence. At first, Jesse resisted, insisting at least on pardon. In the end, he put up with the circumstances and even took part in a prison talent competition. In 1929, Pomeroy, who had already lost his health and aged — he was 70 years old — was transferred to the bridgewater hospital for mentally ill criminals, where he died on September 29, 1932.