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List of Famous Black Serial Killers

Updated 13 Jul 2020 445.4k views20 items

In the United States, the majority of documented serial killers are white men. However, there are at least 20 known Black serial killers in America. On this list of murder cases involving Black or African American serial killers, some of these famous killers used guns; others preferred knives. Many of the most notorious Black serial killers are serving life sentences in prison.

Who is the most famous Black serial killer? Henry Louis Wallace is surely near the top of the list. He raped and murdered multiple women in the area surrounding Charlotte, NC, in the 1990s. In total, he killed at least 10 women by stabbing and/or strangulation. When Wallace was arrested in 1994, he made a full confession to police officers. He was found guilty of nine counts of murder and was handed nine death sentences. 

Chester Turner, another of the most well-known Black serial killers, was convicted of more than a dozen murders in Los Angeles. 

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