Our Wrongful Death Serial Series

Over the last couple of months, we have created a series of blogs, videos, infographics and social media posts that provide our followers with information about various serial killers. If you are wondering why a law firm like Robert J. DeBry and Associates would take the time to compile this kind of research, it all comes back to wrongful death.

Whether the death of a loved one comes by an accident or by the malicious intent of an individual, people need to recognize when someone’s death is categorized as wrongful death. In the case of murder, the victim’s family can most definitely file for wrongful death. That being said, all deaths involved with serial killers could be categorized as wrongful deaths.

Apart of the research we have conducted, we have asked whether or not the victims’ families ever filed for wrongful death against the killer. Sadly and surprisingly, a very low number of them actually did. The list below contains all the serial killers that we have discussed and a brief overview of how many lives were taken, how many families pressed charges, and what happened to each killer.

Jack the Ripper (unknown): 

H.H. Holmes (1861-1896):

Ed Gein (1906-1984):

Zodiac Killer (unknown):

Charles Manson (1934-2017):

John Wayne Gacy (1942-1994):

Ted Bundy (1946-1989):

Richard Ramirez — The Night Stalker (1960-2013):

Jeffrey Dahmer (1960-1994): (1978-1991)

Aileen Wuornos (1956-2002):

Jack Unterweger (1950-1994):

Gary Ridgeway — Green River Killer (1949-):

The Wrongful Death Serial Series will continue, and while discussing the acts of these cruel individuals adds further notoriety to their names, we hope to shine light on pressing charges against messed up individuals like these. For more information about wrongful death, contact us today.


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