thrill killer

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thrill killer

One who derives excitement or pleasure from murdering people. I think our suspect is a thrill killer and really enjoys carrying out these violent crimes.
See also: killer, thrill
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A psychiatrist told the court in Hungary she was a thrill-killer who was turned on by the ultimate power.
Bagatsing, who recently got an endorsement from presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte who is running on anticriminality platform, said the city has become so dirty, its streets and slums deteriorating into a stomping ground for snatchers, rapists, thrill-killers and holdup men.
This time there are Black Panther-like guerillas defending poor neighbourhoods from rich thrill-killers and a club of the superwealthy who bid at auction to hunt and kill the less fortunate.
This is how the idea that they are thrill-killers arose.
This time there are Black Pantherlike guerrillas defending poor neighbourhoods from rich thrill-killers and, most inspired of all, a club of the super-wealthy who, during a charity-style auction, bid to hunt the less fortunate.
This time there are Black Panther-like guerrillas defending poor neighbourhoods from rich thrill-killers and, most inspired of all, a club of the super-wealthy who, during a charity-style auction, bid to hunt the less fortunate.
His book is divided into different catagories, including organised crime, child killers, sex killers, thrill-killers, women who kill and mystery deaths - all in Glasgow.
As for sickos, Alfred Hitchcock had ``Psycho,'' and made ``Rope'' with a predominantly queer cast and above-the-line crew in a movie that was based on real-life gay thrill-killers Leopold and Loeb.
Spotting these patterns could be the most effective weapon we have in picking up on child abuse early and stopping thrill-killers before they start.
But it isn't exactly subversive to make your audience sympathize with the worst kind of thrill-killers.
When his pregnant wife is murdered by a gang of Mansonesque thrill-killers, horror director Boris Arkadin vows to never make another movie - until now.
Like local officials, Portillo digs up circumstantial evidence against the aforementioned cops, as well as gang members, an Egyptian chemist employed by one of the multinationals, narco traffickers, cult ritualists, gringo thrill-killers from across the border, even a conspiracy of bus drivers.
In addition to Scopes, Darrow also defended teen-age thrill-killers Leopold and Loeb, who ultimately received a life sentence for kidnapping and murdering a 14-year-old boy in an effort to commit the perfect crime.