His name was Albert Fish (Albert Fish). As the victims he chose only to children who kill and eat. Perversion of this man were so terrible that no one has ever doubted that he was mentally ill. Despite this, the Fish was found sane and sentenced to death.
At birth, Albert was named Hamilton. Hamilton Fish was born in 1870 in Washington, DC in a very respectable family. However, many of his relatives suffered from various mental illnesses. Hamilton spent his school years in boarding school, where he first began to receive corporal punishment, and observe how they got the other disciples. It was during this period began his first homosexual. Upon reaching adulthood, he moved to New York, where he changed his name to Albert because he was teased at school "ham and eggs».
Soon, his mother insisted that he was married. His wife bore him six children. Later, she assured that Fish was a good family man, though at times his behavior was very strange. For example, once he deliberately badly hurt his hand with a nail.
For the first time Fish was arrested in 1903 for robbing a store in which he worked. He was sent to prison, where he spent two years Fish. But he was destined to go down in history of criminology not as a robber.
Fish has become a serial killer only in the 1920s, when he was about 50 years old. However, the investigation revealed that he had committed the first murder of a child in 1910 in Wilmington. Fish also repeatedly raped boys, but he was able to go unpunished every time.
On the morning of July 14, 1924 8-year-old Frances Makdonel disappeared. He was last seen departing a playground accompanied by a lean middle-aged man with a gray mustache, dressed in gray clothes. A few hours later the body of Francis was found in the woods. The child was severely beaten, raped and strangled his own suspenders. Police began searching for the "gray man", was named as the killer. However, the investigation produced no results.
11 February 1927 4-year-old Billy Gaffney went missing near his home. The neighbor boy who played Billy said that they were approached by a thin elderly man with a thick mustache and took Billy. The child's body was never found. Another incident occurred June 3, 1928. This time the crime was somewhat different from the previous two. 17-year-old Edward, who was looking for work, an ad in the newspaper. He said the man who introduced Frank Howard. Soon Howard came to the house to Edward, he was old, thin and thick gray mustache. He made a good impression on the family.
"Howard" visits them again, ostensibly to finalize an agreement on the hiring of a young man. In his last visit, he proposed that one of the younger sisters of Edward - a ten-year grace - a children's holiday. After some hesitation, the parents agreed to let her go with the venerable and charming gentleman. Needless to say, the more they have not seen his daughter.
The police immediately began searching for the missing girl. It soon became clear that a man like Frank Howard did not exist. No trace of the child was found, and a few months later the case was closed due to lack of evidence that Grace Budd was killed.
Ten years later, Fish, whose brain was, apparently, more obscure, the girl's mother wrote a letter in which he told in detail what he did to her daughter. He wrote that led Grace to an empty house that he had rented in advance, section baby, strangled, and then cut the soft parts of the body and toasted them in the oven. He ate the girl for nine days.
Investigation of the case was reopened. This time it was headed by Detective William King (William King), which is very carefully worked through all the options. After some time Albert Fish was in the hands of the police.
The exact number of victims of a serial killer remains unknown. It is assumed that he killed 7-15 people. Some were raped Fish. During the investigation, he described in detail how to kill the children, preparing them and eat. In addition, he was prone to self-torture: a whip used to flog yourself, burned, beaten with a stick. During the medical examination of the accused was found 27 needles, which he drove himself in the groin.
Psychiatrists recognize the criminal responsible. When Fish learned that it is waiting for execution in the electric chair, he said that the punishment seems to him very interesting. January 16, 1936 killer was executed.