This story is entirely messed up. A man was recently convicted of three murders in California, and he is suspected of being involved in several more. He claims that he has been involved in killing 90 people across the county over almost 40 years.
This man, Samuel Little, is now 78-years old, and was booked into jail after being indicted in the death of a Texas woman in 1994. He was brought to Texas from California to face charges. While in Texas, investigators from across the county have come to talk to Little about other murders. Though he claims 90 murders, right now, investigators can connect him to about 30.
If he truly has killed 90 people, it would make him one of the most, if not the most, prolific serial killer in United States history. Even Ted Bundy’s and John Wayne Gacy’s killings were numbered in the 30s.
There are links from Little to murders in Kentucky, Florida, Ohio, Mississippi, Louisiana, Georgia, and Texas.
The Texas Rangers are now focused on the case and say that Little has admitted to about a dozen killings in Texas. They are holding Little in a Texas jail on murder charges, and he has a court hearing scheduled for November 26th.
Interestingly enough, Little got away with these murders for decades. It wasn’t until DNA evidence was collected from old crime scenes did investigators start to connect the dots. He was first convicted in 2014 for killing three women in California. Local Los Angeles detectives believed that Little was, indeed, a serial killer at that time, but he had previously only been convicted of other crimes, including armed robbery, drug violations, burglary, and assault. Until the DNA evidence was available, they could not connect him to the crimes.
Little focused on both men and women victims but had a common method of killing the women. He would knock them out by punching them, and then begin strangling them to death while pleasuring himself. WTF! When the women were dead, he would dump the bodies and immediately leave town.
He has lived a life of crime. He was raised by his grandmother, and his first arrest, which was for burglary, occurred when he was 16-years old. Though he has had many convictions for crimes since then, he has always denied killing anyone…until now. Investigators believe that Little figures he has nothing to lose at this point, since he is already serving a life sentence in California. Since there will probably be more charges coming to Little, hopefully investigators will find out the truth of his crimes.
Some people just cone out their momma BAD.
So what to do? Recognizing risk begins with “recognizing risk”. In other words, it can happen to you and you should be proactive and do something about it opposed to saying “it can’t happen to me.” Once you engage in the fundamentals of personal security, your risk is reduced.
Robert Siciliano personal security and identity theft expert and speaker is the author of Identity Theft Privacy: Security Protection and Fraud Prevention: Your Guide to Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft and Computer Fraud. See him knock’em dead in this Security Awareness Training video.