25 Most Disturbingly Evil Kids In History

Posted by , Updated on March 23, 2024

Can you picture the realities of sharing a living space with a child who is a psychopath? This situation can be rather difficult. While a large number of psychopaths don’t engage in violent actions, a few have the potential to become child murderers.

So whether it’s the worst kid in the world or famous child serial killers, these are the 25 Most Disturbingly Evil Kids In History.


Jon Venables and Robert Thompson

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After a long day of stealing things at the local mall in Bootle, England, 10-year-olds Jon and Robert abducted 2-year-old James Bulger. Security cameras show them leading James away to his brutal torture and death.


Peter Woodcock

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As a teenager, Peter killed and raped three young children in the Toronto area in the 1950’s. After his arrest, he went on to murder another inmate at the psychiatric ward in which he was being kept.


Laurie Tackett and Melinda Loveless

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Along with two other girls, Tackett and Loveless abducted, tortured, stabbed, and burned Shanda Sharer to death. Apparently Melinda had dated Shanda at one point, but they had broken up, and Shanda got a new girlfriend. This made Melinda jealous and led to one of the most brutal murders in US history.


Craig Price

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In 1989, a 15-year-old Craig was arrested for murdering 4 people in his neighborhood. Since being in prison, he has gotten in numerous fights and been relocated at least once. Just this year, 2017, he was convicted of stabbing and attempted murder of a fellow inmate.


Brenda Ann Spencer

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In 1979, 16-year-old Brenda shot 8 kids and one police officer to death at Cleveland Elementary School in San Diego. She also killed the principal and the custodian. When asked why she did it, she said, “It was just a lot of fun.”


Jamie Rouse

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In 1995, the 17-year-old injured four people and killed two at Richland School in Tennessee. He was tried as an adult and sentenced to life in prison without parole.


Willie Bosket

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In 1987, 15-year-old Bosket shot dead Noel Perez in an attempted robbery on the New York subway. He then killed another man in a botched robbery and was sentenced to 5 years. He was later released but went on to commit multiple felonies. He is now back in solitary confinement.


Morgan Geyser and Anissa Weier

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In order to impress a fictional character called “Slender Man,” Morgan and Anissa (both 12 years old) stabbed their other friend, Payton Leutner, 19 times and left her for dead. Payton survived by crawling to the nearest road where she was rescued by a passing cyclist.


Alyssa Bustamente

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On October 21, 2009, Alyssa decided she wanted to know what it was like to kill someone. After luring her 9-year-old neighbor into the woods, Alyssa strangled and stabbed her to death. She was only 15 at the time. Alyssa was sentenced to life in prison.


Joshua Phillips

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In 1998, 14-year-old Josh beat his 8-year-old neighbor to death and hid her body under his bed. His mom found it a few days later and called the police. Josh got life without parole.


Jacob Delashmutt, Joseph Fiorella, and Royce Casey

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In order for their heavy metal band to become famous, these three teenagers decided they needed a human sacrifice. On July 22, 1995, they murdered 15-year-old Elyse Pahler for exactly this purpose. They are all serving 25 years to life in prison.


Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold

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The perpetrators of the Columbine Massacre, Eric (18) and Dylan (17) murdered 13 people and injured 25 more during the shooting at Columbine High School in 1999.


Jesse Pomeroy

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Jesse went to jail for sexually abusing and torturing 7 other boys. He was eventually released from prison and went on to mutilate and kill a 10-year-old girl who came into his mom’s store. Not long after, Jesse was arrested for the brutal murder of a 4-year-old boy. He was 14 years old, and the year was 1874.


Lionel Tate

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On July 28, 1999, 13-year-old Lionel’s mother was babysitting 6-year-old Tiffany Eunick when she went upstairs to watch TV. For the next 45 minutes, Lionel beat Tiffany, eventually killing her. To this day he is the youngest American sentenced to life in prison. Note: his sentence was later overturned and he was released, but he was re-arrested for armed robbery.


Barry Loukaitis

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In 1996, 14-year-old Barry came to school with a gun and killed his algebra teacher along with two students before being subdued by another teacher.


Edmund Kemper

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In 1964, at the age of 15, Edmund shot and killed both his grandparents. He was eventually released from jail and went on to kill and dismember eight women, including his own mother.


Mary Bell

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Around her 11th birthday, Mary strangled 4-year-old Martin Brown. Two months later, she strangled 3-year-old Brian Howe to death. She then carved an “M” into his stomach with a razor and cut off parts of his hair and genitals. She was arrested soon after but released at the age of 23.


Ricky Kasso

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In 1984, 17-year-old Ricky murdered his friend Gary Lauwers in the woods behind Northport, New York while high on LSD. Ricky later told police that Satan appeared to him in the form of a crow to tell Ricky that he was pleased with the deed.


Todd Cameron Smith

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On April 28, 1999, Todd Smith walked into his school in Alberta, Canada with a gun. He killed one student and wounded two others.


Andrew Golden and Mitchell Johnson

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Andrew and Mitchell were 11 and 13 when they shot 15 people to death in the Westside Middle School playground. They were tried as juveniles and have since been released.


Brian And David Freeman

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Brian and David (17 and 16 years old respectively) were found to have beat their parents and younger brother to death. Apparently they had also shaved and tattooed their heads as a sign of their Nazi affiliation.


Kip Kinkle

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On May 21, 1998, Kip murdered his parents and then shot up his school. Two students died and 25 were injured. He was 15 at the time. Since a life sentence would be considered cruel and unusual punishment for his age, the judge sentenced him to 25 years for killing his parents and the 2 students…and 40 months for each of the 26 attempted murders. (He also lunged at an officer with a knife.)  This means he’ll be behind bars for 111 years.


Pierre Folliot


14-year-old Pierre murdered both his parents and brother and injured his sister with a gun on October 30, 2004. He committed the murders with Shrek playing in the background and would intermittently stop to watch as he waited for more family members to return home.


Eric Smith

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After being bullied for years, the 13-year-old red head lashed out and murdered 4-year-old Derrick Robbie on August 2, 1993. He said that he took out all of his pent up rage on Robbie. While he is subject to parole every 2 years, he has so far been denied each time.


Dylann Roof

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After being welcomed into a prayer service at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Dylan, a white supremacist, shot and killed 9 people including the pastor in hopes of starting a race war. Recently he was sentenced to receive the death penalty. He’ll be the first hate-crime defendant to receive that sentence.

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