One of the greatest debates in recent years, from both social justice and ethical point of view, has been over whether the death penalty should be abolished or remain in use, and the consequences of the final choice.
As years go by more and more people appear to be against the death penalty for various reasons and most importantly, for the many tragic mistakes that have happened as a result of its use through the years.
However, the nature of some crimes is so horrific and unjustified by any standard that the death penalty seems the only “answer” to such brutality and monstrous behavior. Especially when it comes to these 25 most monstrous serial killers of children in history.
Abraão José Bueno
Abraão José Bueno is a Brazilian nurse who was arrested in 2005 for overdosing babies and children who suffered from leukemia or AIDS with sedatives. Bueno attempted to resuscitate each child after giving the overdose, but four of them didn’t survive. He was sentenced to 110 years in prison.
From 1981 to 1986, Scottish serial killer Robert Black kidnapped, sexually harassed, raped, and murdered four little girls age five to eleven. He was arrested in 1990 as he was trying to kidnap another young girl. He was diagnosed as a psychopath and sentenced to life in prison.
Albert Fish, also known as the “Gray Man,” was one of the most notorious American child serial killers in the 1920s. He was found guilty of taking the lives of three children, although he proudly confessed to raping children in each state across America. He was arrested in 1934 and executed in 1936.
Shortly after Kirkland was released from prison for murdering his girlfriend he went on raping and murdering three children between 2006 and 2009. According to the investigation he raped, robbed, and murdered his victims before burning their bodies in an attempt to hide his crimes. He was rightfully sentenced to death in 2010.
Westley Allan Dodd
Westley Allan Dodd molested and murdered three children in 1989 and was sentenced to death in 1990. He was finally executed by hanging in 1993, which was the first legal hanging in the United States since 1965.