six real life killer vampires.

Everyone seems to love Vampires. Whether it’s Nosferatu, Lost Boys, Dracula, Fright Night, Let the Right One in, Blade, I could go on and on. Me, not so much, but I do have an interest in killers, so let’s take a look at some real life blood sucking villains.

CAIUS VEIOVIS-

Caius Veiovis, from Massachusetts, US, has horns implated in his skull and 666 tattooed in the middle of his forehead. In 2000 Veiovis was convicted of a vampire-like assault in which a 16-year-old woman’s back was sliced open with a razor. He then licked the blood while kissing his girlfriend. The woman’s horrific injury needed 32 stitches. Veiovis, 19 at the time, was said to be involved in a Satanic sub culture and told police he was a vampire, spent more than seven years in jail for the crime.

In September 2014 Veiovis, 34, was given a life sentence for his part in the killing of three men. Along with two accomplices he kidnapped, murdered and then chopped up David Glasser, 44, Edward Frampton, 58, and Robert Chadwell, 47. At the murder trial Veiovis told the jury; “I will see you all in fucking hell!”

Horned vampire killer caius veiovis.

MANUELA RUDA-

German-born Manuela Ruda claimed that she got her first taste for blood when introduced to “bite parties” in goth clubs in London and Edinburgh. She went on to have two of her teeth replaced by animal fangs.

In 2001 Ruda married Daniel, 26, a car parts salesman who had advertised for a “princess of Darkness”. The pair wed in a ceremony with the bride dressed in black. Soon the creepy couple’s common blood lust led them to kill. They lured Daniel’s colleague Frank Hackett, 33, to their flat in Bochum, Germany. They stabbed him 66 times, then drained his blood and drank it from a bowl. Police found a pentagram carved in the corpse’s chest. The apartment also contained a coffin.

At their 2002 trail the pair said the devil had commanded them to do it. Ruda was given 13-years in a secure psychiatric unit and has since been released. Daniel was handed 15-years and is still behind bars.

vampire killer couple manuela and daniel.

RICHARD TRENTON CHASE-

On January 23, 1978, truck driver David Wallin, 24, of Sacramento, California, returned home to a horrific scene- his pregnant wife Teresa had been brutally murdered. The 22-year-old’s torso had been slit open. Most shocking of all, the killer had eaten some of her body parts and even used a yoghurt container as a cup with which to drink her blood.

The culprit was former mental patient Richard Trenton Chase, (now known as the vampire of Sacramento) who had drunk the blood of birds while institutionalized. He would go on to butcher not only Teresa but five others, including two children in a month-long violent rampage.

When police finally tracked Chase down to his flat they discovered a food blender containing blood residue and, inside his fridge, dishes containing human brain and body parts.

Serial killer richard trenton chase.

JAMES RIVA- 

James Riva was 23 years old when he shot and killed his handicapped grandmother while she sat in her wheel-chair. Riva then stabbed her several times in the heart and drank the blood that gushed from her wounds before setting fire to her house to get rid of the evidence.

Riva claimed to be a 700-year-old vampire who needed to drink her blood, but claimed she was also a vampire and that she fed on him at night while he slept. He was convicted of second degree murder, arson, assault and battery. He was sentenced to life in prison on the murder charge, and ten to twenty years for the arson charge.

James Riva the vampire killer.

MARCELO DE ANDRADE-

Around April, 1991, Marcelo de Andrade began a killing spree that would last nine months and claim 14 victims, who were all poor young boys.

Marcelo raped all his victims and confessed to drinking their blood, claiming to have done so in order to “become as beautiful as them”. In his own declarations Marcelo claimed “I preferred young boys because they are better looking and have soft skin. And the priest said that children automatically go to heaven if they die before they’re thirteen. So I know I did them a favor by sending them to heaven”.

Marcelo Andrade serial killer.

MAURICIO LOPEZ-

Mauricio Lopez found out that his niece, Mariella Mendez, was having an affair with Macario Cruz, who just happens to be married to Mendez’s sister. So on July 24, Lopez threatened to kill them both if they didn’t stop the affair, a warning they should have listened to.

He stabbed Macario Cruz in his heart and liver in front of Mendez and her four children. He then proceeded to fill a plastic cup with Cruz’s blood and drank it before fleeing the scene. Lopez remained free for three days until he tried to get a ride from a woman. The woman recognized him from wanted posters and he was quickly captured by police in Bartow, Florida.

Mauricio Lopez pleaded guilty to a second-degree murder charge and was sentenced to 20 years in prison and 5 years probation in the death of Macario Cruz.

Mauricio Lopez the vampire killer.