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Gary Heidnik

Gary Michael Heidnik was an American serial killer who kidnapped women and kept them prisoner in his basement. Beginning in November 1986, Heidnik abducted six women and held them in the basement of his house in Philadelphia. The captives were sexually abused, beaten and tortured in front of each other, and forced to beat each other with a shovel so that they wouldn’t gang up on him. He used electric shock as a form of torture; one victim was electrocuted when she was bound in chains, thrown into a hole that had been dug in the floor (usually reverved as a form of isolation punishment), and house current was applied to the chains. Heidnik dismembered her body, ground it in a food processor and mixed it with dog food, which he then fed to the surviving victims. He had a problem dealing with the arms and legs, so he put them in a freezer and marked them “dog food.” He cooked her ribs in an oven and boiled her head in a pot on the stove. Several weeks later, another of the women died of a combination of starvation, excess torture and and untreated fever.
Heidnik would torture and sexually abuse the women individually or in groups. He dug a four-foot-deep pit that he would throw a “misbehaving” victim in. The pit would then be covered with plywood and heavy weights. The victims were also encouraged to inform on each other in return for better conditions.
One of the kidnapped women escaped on March 24, 1987. She had convinced Heidnik to let her go out, promising to bring back another captive for him, but instead she went straight to the authorities who secured a search warrant. Heidnik was arrested.

Carrie (1976)

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Serial killer Alexander Pichushkin  was arrested on 15 June 2006, and convicted on 24 October 2007 of 48 (of 49) murders and three attempted murders. He asked a Russian court to add an additional 11 victims to his body count, bringing his claimed death toll to 60 and 3 surviving victims. During the trial, he was housed in a glass cage. It took Judge Vladimir Usov an hour to read the verdict: life in prison with the first 15 years to be spent in solitary confinement. Capital punishment in Russia has been abolished in practice due to a moratorium established in 1996.