Samuel Little, serial killer behind 93 murders, dies at 80

Samuel Little, the man whom the FBI calls the most productive serial killer in the history of the United States, died on Wednesday at the age of 80, a law enforcement source confirmed in ’60 minutes’. The cause of death has not yet been determined.

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation confirmed Little’s death in a press release later Wednesday.

Little, who pleaded guilty to 93 murders in 2018 for more than three decades, has been in jail since 2014 for the murders of three women he strangled. He acknowledged the other murders interrogated by Ranger James Holland – the story of the confessions was told by ‘60 minutes“in October 2019.

“There are probably many people who have been convicted and sent to prison on my behalf,” Little told ’60 Minutes’ when asked why he admitted the killings. “I say, if I can help get someone out of jail, you know, God might smile at me a little more.”

Little told authorities he had targeted prostitutes, drug addicts and other women on the fringes, believing police would not work too hard to find it.

“They were broken and homeless and they stepped right into my cobweb,” Little said in 2019. ‘I do not think there was another person who did what I wanted to do. I think I’m the only one in the world. This is not an honor. It’s a curse. ‘