Charles Starkweather was a teenage serial murderer who slaughtered ten different people within a week, and eleven people within a period of two months. He was aided by his 14 -year-old girlfriend. Starkweather committed his first slaying after a store clerk refused to sell him a stuffed animal, something he said that opened his intellect to the limitless potential of slaying and crime.
On January 21, 1958, Starkweather went to Fugate’s[ his girlfriend] home.Fugate was not there, and after Fugate’s mother and stepfather, Velda and Marion Bartlett, told him to stay away, Starkweather killed them with his shotgun, then killed their two-year-old daughter Betty Jean by strangling and stabbing her.After Fugate arrived, they hid the bodies behind the house. They remained in the house until shortly before the police, alerted by Fugate’s suspicious grandmother, arrived on January 27.
Starkweather and Fugate drove to the Bennet, Nebraska, farmhouse of seventy-year-old August Meyer, a family friend. Starkweather killed him with a shotgun detonation to the head.He also killed Meyer’s dog. ( KEEP READING )