Most of us know about the case of Fred and Rosemary West. Fred West is an English serial killer who committed at least twelve murders between 1967 and 1987 in Gloucestershire. All the victims were young women. At least eight of these murders involved the Wests’ sexual gratification and included rape, bondage, torture and mutilation; the victims’ dismembered bodies were typically buried in the cellar or garden of the Wests’ Cromwell Street home in Gloucester. Fred is known to have committed at least two murders on his own, while Rosemary is known to have murdered Fred’s stepdaughter, Charmaine. The couple were apprehended and charged in 1994.

Fred West killed himself in prison whilst on remand so was never sentenced. He and Rose were convicted of nine joint murders and Fred with a further four. Rose was sentenced to ten life terms with a whole life order.

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