The image most people have of serial killers is often much more terrifying on the surface than it is in reality. For the most part, serial killers look like ordinary people.
They have their own lives, hobbies, and jobs, and in their downtime, they plan murders and kill people.
To them, it’s just another part of life, like a chore that they feel compelled to do or are so used to from twisted perceptions in their youth that there is no second thought about it.
It’s easier to process the acts of a true monster if they look the part. Unfortunately, that’s rarely the case.
We often come to learn about serial killers long after they have been caught and committed. We understand their histories and motivations and how irredeemable they were for doing what they did.
Judy Buenoano, for example, killed her husband and boyfriends and her son and seemed to have a plan to kill just about everyone she met for easy insurance money.
She ruthlessly murdered so many people without a second thought, earning her the name “Black Widow,” despite looking like an ordinary, unassuming housewife most of the time.
10 /10 Born And Razed
Judy was born Judias Wetly in Texas to a moderate family of three siblings.
Her mother died when she was only two, and her father sent her and her younger brother Robert to live with her grandparents until their father remarried and moved them all to New Mexico.
Her formative youth took a much darker turn, which may have influenced her later actions.
9 /10 Youth In Action
Judias allegedly suffered a great deal of abuse from her father and stepmother. They treated her like a slave, starving her and forcing her to work in the house more than youth could do.
She finally retaliated when she was 14 and struck her parents and stepbrothers.
She was imprisoned for two months and went to a reform school instead of the back home until she graduated. She was already pregnant and had a child out of wedlock, her first son Michael.