Herman Webster Mudgett : Serial Killer

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Herman Webster Mudgett

Herman Webster Mudgett was a serial kill from 1886 to 1894. He is allegedly responsible for hundreds of murders. He is most know for the killings that he did in his Chicago hotel that he opened during the 1893 World’s Fair. Many say that he was the first extreme serial killer in the United States of America. He was born in Gilmanton, New Hampshire. His mom’s name was Theodate Page Price and his dad’s name was Levi Horton Mudgett. His dad was strict on punishments, and he was bullied a lot as a kid. Herman said when interviewed that when he was younger other kids forced him to touch a human skeleton. When they heard that he was afraid of going to the doctor’s office. The other kids brought him there to scare him, however the skeleton fascinated him and was probably one of the first things that started Herman off on the path of being a serial killer. Herman ended up moving to Michigan to attend the University of Michigan. He was in the medical program. While he was in college he would steal human bodies from the school’s laboratory. He would disfigure the bodies and then claim insurance money on each of them by saying they were accidentally killed. After he graduated he moved to Chicago to work in the pharmacy business. He also was in a number of other non reputable businesses, real estate, and promotional deals under the name “H. H. Holmes”. He married his first wife in 1878, her name was Clara A. Lovering. He then married his second wife, Myrta Z…

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