The signs of the zodiac are used to predict our future based on the positioning of the planets and stars on the day that we were born. However, can our star sign also predict if we’re likely to become serial killers or not?
Cancerians are known to not take criticism well, and they can be tenacious and moody. Leo can struggle to get a grasp on reality and can be arrogant, wanting to be the most important person in the room.
This doesn’t mean that all Cancerians or Leos have it in them to become serial killers, but there are some killers with these zodiac signs.
We’ll talk about the below serial killers who were born under the Cancer or Leo signs, which traditionally is the period of June 21st-August 22nd:
- Christopher Scarver
- Tommy Lynn Sells
- William Suff
- John George Haigh
- Rodney Alcala
- Anthony Allen Shore
- John Floyd Thomas, Jr.
Scarver was born on July 6, 1969, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He dropped out of school in the eleventh grade and turned to alcohol. He was kicked out of home but was able to secure a job as a trainee carpenter. His supervisor promised him a full-time position, but he was dismissed before he could confirm the position.
Enraged by this, he shot the new supervisor in the head. He then shot the manager and was sentenced to life imprisonment, and diagnosed with schizophrenia.
While in prison, he was assigned to work with the serial killers Jesse Anderson and Jeffrey Dahmer. He got into a discussion with them about their crimes against African-American individuals. This resulted in both men being bludgeoned to death with a steel bar.
Tommy Lynn Sells
Tommy Lynn Sells was born on June 28, 1964, in Oakland, California. He was a drug user who drifted from coast to coast. He made his first killing at the age of 14 and continued to murder men, women, and even children until he was caught, aged 49.
He was arrested for killing a 13-year-old girl while she slept in her bed. Her friend was on the top bunk watching her being killed when he spotted her and slit her throat. She survived and was able to identify Sells, putting an end to his killing spree.
He was linked to 17 murders but claims that he has killed dozens more. He was executed by lethal injection in 2014.
William Suff was born on August 20, 1950, in Torrance, California. He was first convicted in 1974 when he beat his two-month-old daughter to death. He was sentenced to 70 years imprisonment but was released after 10 years.
Following his release from prison, he went on to rape, torture, and murder 12 sex workers in Riverside County. He was known as the Riverside prostitute killer and was suspected of killing a total of 22 young women but was convicted of the 12 murders of his confirmed victims in 1995. He only killed women and was sentenced to the death penalty. He remains on death row in San Quentin state prison today.
John George Haigh
John George Haigh was born on July 24, 1909, in Stamford, United Kingdom. He was born into an affluent family who had no idea of the killer he would become.
He was convicted of fraud and sent to prison. On his release, he continued the fraudulent lifestyle but got caught time and again. He realized that the best way to avoid being imprisoned for his crimes was to dispose of his fraud victims.
He murdered his first victim and put his body into a 40-gallon drum filled with sulphuric acid. The body took only two days to completely break down to sludge. In 1949, police found the remains of one of his victims and arrested Haigh. He was known in the press as the Acid bath killer and was sentenced to death for a total of six murders.
If you want to learn more about ‘The Acid Bath Killer’ check out these disturbing facts about John George Haigh.
Rodney Alcala AKA The Dating Game Killer was born on August 23, 1943, in San Antonio, Texas. He joined the army aged 17 but was medically discharged due to mental health issues. He was an intelligent man who went on to study at UCLA.
His first known crime was the rape and attempted murder of an eight-year-old girl, who he lured to his Hollywood apartment. He got a job at the Los Angeles Times, and he would spend his night luring young girls to his photography studio. Some of them were never seen again.
In 1978 he appeared on the TV matchmaking show The Dating Game, where he was chosen as the most eligible bachelor. The year after his TV appearance a 17-year-old girl was lucky to survive an attack and identified Alcala to the police, naming him as the dating game killer or lust killer.
Anthony Allen Shore
Shore was born on June 25, 1962, in Rapid City, South Dakota, and was famously known as the Tourniquet Killer. His nickname was due to the way he killed his victims by using a stick to tighten a cord around their necks.
The serial killer was arrested for the murder of one young woman and three children, one aged just nine, and two teenagers. All his victims were Hispanic and had also been raped.
John Floyd Thomas, Jr.
John Floyd Thomas Jr was born on July 26, 1936, in Los Angeles and was a serial killer, who was found guilty of the murder of eight women during the 1970s and 80s. He is thought to have sexually assaulted many more and was known as the Westside rapist.
It’s believed that he raped and killed at least 20 women aged between 58 and 80 years of age, making him one of Los Angeles’s most prolific serial killers. He was sentenced to seven life sentences for the murders of the confirmed victims.