As regular readers of the blog will know, I am utterly fascinated by psychopaths and sociopaths. To the extent, actually, that a novel I'm working on right now features one.
I have no idea what the gender breakdown is for psychopaths, in terms of how many men to women. But I do know that female serial killers are rare. One has just popped up in England and I thought I'd share for anyone who missed the story.
Her name is Joanna Dennehy, she's 31 years old and she just pled guilty to murdering three men, by
stabbing them in the heart. She then dumped their bodies in ditches in
Cambridgeshire (very close to where I grew up).
Cute girl, pop over here for pictures.
The outstanding (in terms of story potential) things is that this woman had a henchman named "Stretch" who was 7'4". I prefer ironic nicknames myself, so would rather he was called Shorty, or Midge, but hey, I'm not going to second guess these people.
They get all stabby.