Wade Wainio

Wade Wainio writes for Undead Walking, Pophorror.com and 1428 Elm.  He is also an artist, musician and college radio DJ for WMTU 91.9 FM Houghton.

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Response to Chris Campano's 1,000 Year Sentence
4 months ago
Featured in an early episode of Forensic Files (Season 1, Ep 3: "The House That Roared"), Chris Campano will forever be known as a murderer (to the extent he'll be "forever known" at all). Like many m...
John Wayne Gacy—No Single Thing Made Him a Killer
5 months ago
Quite often when I read about serial killers, or violence in general, people wish to find a simple explanation for the behavior. In John Wayne Gacy's case, his abusive father was certainly an influenc...
Why Did They Free Pedro López, the Monster of the Andes?
7 months ago
After being convicted of killing over 400 girls, Pedro Alonso López is undoubtedly one of the worst serial killers ever. So how come authorities ultimately let him go?
Thoughts on Liu Pengli, the Han Dynasty's Serial Killer Prince
8 months ago
Sometimes called the world's first serial killer, Liu Pengli was a 2nd century BC Han prince, and the nephew of the Emperor Jing. Basically, he's early evidence for the theory that power corrupts. Whi...
Murder Myths: Isolated Cabins and Rural Freaks/We Should Never Listen to Killers
9 months ago
Let's look at some stereotypes and conventional wisdom regarding murderers. How well do certain claims regarding murderers hold up?
Serial Killer Todd Kohlhepp: A Devil on a Chain
10 months ago
Born in 1971, Todd Christopher Kohlhepp is a serial killer who murdered (at least) seven people between 2003 and 2016. Kohlhepp confessed to the 2003 quadruple homicide at the Superbike Motorsports in Chesnee, South Carolina, along with other crimes.