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Sentences forZodiac Killer

  • In one of his letters to San Francisco Bay Area newspapers in San Francisco, California, the Zodiac Killer wrote "[killing] gives me the most thrilling experience it is even better than getting your rocks off with a girl".Serial killer-Wikipedia
  • Quotes from The Mikado were used in letters to the police by the Zodiac Killer, who murdered at least five people in the San Francisco Bay area between 1966 and 1970.The Mikado-Wikipedia
  • On December 20, 1968, near the Benicia water pumping station on Lake Herman Road, the Zodiac Killer made his debut by killing Vallejo natives David Faraday and Betty Lou Jensen as they rested, or "necked", in Faraday's car.Benicia, California-Wikipedia
  • Toschi later became famous, along with Inspector Bill Armstrong, as the lead San Francisco investigators of the Zodiac Killer murders that began shortly after the release of Bullitt.Bullitt-Wikipedia
  • In March 2007, he appeared in Zodiac as SFPD homicide inspector Dave Toschi, who ran the investigation to find and apprehend the Zodiac killer from 1969 through most of the 1970s.Mark Ruffalo-Wikipedia
  • Scorpio was loosely based on the real-life Zodiac Killer, an unidentified serial killer who had committed five murders in the San Francisco Bay Area several years earlier.Dirty Harry-Wikipedia
  • The film drew upon the real life case of the Zodiac Killer as the Callahan character seeks out a similar vicious psychopath.Dirty Harry-Wikipedia
  • Similarly, the Zodiac Killer has been studied extensively for almost 50 years, with numerous suspects discussed and debated.Cold case-Wikipedia
  • Vallejo is also known for its naval and wartime history, the Zodiac Killer mystery, and as the hometown of Bay Area rappers E-40 and Mac Dre.Vallejo, California-Wikipedia
  • The Zodiac Killer was a serial killer who was active in Northern California during the 1960s.Vallejo, California-Wikipedia
  • He guest starred in five episodes of Criminal Minds on CBS as serial killer George Foyet (The Boston Reaper), a recurring villain based on the Zodiac Killer.C. Thomas Howell-Wikipedia
  • He played the role of San Francisco Chronicle journalist Paul Avery, who was reporting the Zodiac Killer case.Robert Downey Jr.-Wikipedia
  • Exploitative Killer's Delight is a San Francisco-set serial killer story claiming to take inspiration from Ted Bundy and the Zodiac Killer.Slasher film-Wikipedia
  • In 1978, Maupin publicly accused San Francisco Police Inspector Dave Toschi of faking one of the Zodiac Killer's taunting letters to the media, seriously and irreparably damaging Toschi's career and reputation.Armistead Maupin-Wikipedia
  • In 2007, Edwards appeared as SFPD inspector Bill Armstrong in David Fincher's Zodiac, about the Zodiac Killer, the notorious serial killer who terrorized San Francisco in the 1960s and 1970s.Anthony Edwards-Wikipedia
  • Sevigny found even more mainstream success with a role in her first big-budget production as Robert Graysmith's wife Melanie in David Fincher's Zodiac (2007), telling the true story of San Francisco's infamous Zodiac Killer.Chloë Sevigny-Wikipedia
  • After his capture, theories emerged naming Kaczynski as the Zodiac Killer.Ted Kaczynski-Wikipedia
  • The disappearance of Donna Lass on September 6, 1970 has been linked to the Zodiac Killer.South Lake Tahoe, California-Wikipedia
  • Blatty based aspects of the Gemini Killer on the real-life Zodiac Killer, one of several serial killers who enjoyed the original Exorcist.The Exorcist III-Wikipedia
  • One month later, the San Francisco Chronicle receives encrypted letters written by the killer calling himself the "Zodiac", who threatens to kill a dozen people unless his coded message containing his identity is published.Zodiac (film)-Wikipedia
  • Newhall's Chronicle included investigative reporting by such journalists as Pierre Salinger, who later played a prominent role in national politics, and Paul Avery, the staffer who pursued the trail of the self-named "Zodiac Killer", who sent a cryptogram in three sections in letters to the Chronicle and two other papers during his murder spree in the late 1960s.San Francisco Chronicle-Wikipedia
  • Major crime became a problem with the Zodiac Killer, the Symbionese Liberation Army attacks and the Black Power Zebra Murders all occurring under Alioto’s watch.Joseph Alioto-Wikipedia
  • Five years after Panic Room, Fincher returned on March 2, 2007 with Zodiac, an adaptation of Robert Graysmith's books about the hunt for the Zodiac Killer that starred Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey, Jr., Anthony Edwards, and Brian Cox.David Fincher-Wikipedia
  • The episode portrayed Solanas as the instigator of most of the Zodiac Killer murders.Valerie Solanas-Wikipedia
  • The Zodiac Killer sent four cryptograms to police while he was still active.Cryptogram-Wikipedia
  • The instances closest to "ritual killing" in the criminal history of modern society would be pathological serial killers such as the Zodiac Killer, and mass suicides with a doomsday cult background, such as the Peoples Temple, the Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God, the Order of the Solar Temple or the Heaven's Gate incidents.Human sacrifice-Wikipedia
  • It involves the protagonist Marcus Holloway in chasing a copycat killer emulating the same modus operandi as the Zodiac Killer.Watch Dogs 2-Wikipedia
  • Zodiac tells the story of the manhunt for the Zodiac Killer, a serial murderer who terrorized the San Francisco Bay Area during the late 1960s and early 1970s, taunting police with letters, bloodstained clothing, and ciphers mailed to newspapers.Zodiac (film)-Wikipedia
  • Events that occurred during his tenure as mayor included strife in the Haight-Ashbury with the drug culture, anti-Vietnam War demonstrations, the start of the gay Castro District, Black Panther marches, The Zebra murders and Zodiac killings.Joseph Alioto-Wikipedia
  • The Scorpio Killer (a role that Harry and Rita Fink had reportedly originally written for Audie Murphy, who died before he could take the role), was largely based on the contemporary real life Zodiac Killer, and Robinson integrated many known aspects of that serial killer's personality into his acting, such as a disturbed sense of humour and a sadistic inclination to taunt his pursuers.Andrew Robinson (actor)-Wikipedia

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