Yet another rapist-murderer, Monte
Rissell killed five women in Alexandria, Virginia. A sexual deviant at a
very early age, Rissell committed his first rapes at the unbelievably
young age of only 14.
Arrested for one of his crimes while still in High
School, Rissell was sent to an institution. It didn't stop him and he
fooled his counselors into thinking he was improving as he continued to
rape women during short escapes and once even in the institution's
With this accelerated violent steak it is
little wonder that he began to kill much earlier than most serial
killers. His first kill occurred after a rape near his own apartment
complex and took place when he was just 18.
In fact, before his
nineteenth birthday he had committed and been arrested for 5 murders,
all taking place in or near the apartment complex. He stabbed his last
victim 50-100 times according to Rissell. He is currently serving five
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a serial killer whose committed his first murder on the day he saw his
ex-girlfriend with another man. A young man with several convictions for
aggressive crimes, including burglary, on his record, Rissell was
nineteen at the time. The girlfriend had just broken up with him via
letter, and the reality of the break-up hit Rissell when he drove up to
her college and spotted her with her new boyfriend. But instead of
taking his anger out on her, he drove back home to Alexandria, VA. There,
sitting in his car in the parking lot of his apartment complex, he
steamed, drinking and getting high.
When he saw an unaccompanied woman pull
into the lot, the fantasy kicked in-and he was just emboldened enough by
his anger and inebriation to act on it. What he didn't know at first was
that she was a prostitute, a sick coincidence given that prostitutes are
victims of choice for many serial killers.
Rissell told us he was shocked when the
woman tried to defuse the situation by making the sex act seem enjoyable,
by trying to make him feel good. It just made him madder, and he
ultimately killed her. He chased her, and they fell down a ravine, where
he bashed her head against a rock and held her head under water until
Rissell had gotten the first one out of
the way, and his inhibitions were gone. He killed five women before he
RACE: W TYPE: T MOTIVE: Sex.
Rape-siayer of women age 22-34
Life terms on five counts.