Robert UK sent us this entry:
The story doesn't really give the background to this, but here's my take. Mass murder seems to be a peculiarly American pasttime. Even the great British mass murderers come in at less than ten (I think Jack the Ripper killed about 5 people - I probably should research this better), but even then they're extremely unusual - Jack is still a cause celebre more than a century on.
The American high-scorer is of course John 'Wayne' Gacy with about 40 and the all-time World high score is held by 'Countess Dracula' a Hungarian(?) noble who killed about 400(?) young women, several hudred years ago, in the belief that their blood would keep her young.
Anyway, this guy has just been awarded 215 confirmed kills and could actually have gone over 500. Just an ordinary town doctor working quietly away. Infact if he hadn't forged a will he might still be racking them up.
Thanks Robert! Your no-prize is in the mail, although it may be awhile before it passes through customs :).
P.S. Actually, Britain has had its fair share of wacknut killers. I remember seeing something on A&E a few weeks back about a guy in the 50s that got rid of his victims by stirring them in vats of acid. I think it was a suburb of London. I thought the worlds A#1 serial killer was a Russian guy back in the 1980s, but we'll have to ask my mom about that. She's probably America's foremost expert on serial killers, past and present. Swear to god, this is a near-actual conversation:
Mom: "Oh, gosh, I love the northwest... cool, green, lots of calm people... I'd just love to move there!"
Me: "Well, why don't you just move there?"
Mom:"Oh I could never move there. That's where all the serial killers live"