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Samuel Little: Most prolific serial killer in US history dies in California

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Posted at 8:32 PM, Dec 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-30 21:17:52-05

The man authorities say was the most prolific serial killer in U.S. history and arrested at a Louisville homeless shelter has died. He was 80 years old.

California corrections department spokeswoman Vicky Waters said Samuel Little died Wednesday. He had been serving a life sentence at a California prison after being convicted of three counts of murder in 2013.

According to NBC News, the 80-year-old may be connected to more than 90 murders that were committed from 1970-2005 in Texas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Illinois, Ohio, California, Indiana, Arizona, New Mexico, and South Carolina. Little was arrested at a Louisville homeless shelter in 2012.

It was not until 2018 that Little began to reveal to Texas Ranger James Holland that he had killed 93 people in 19 states between 1970 and 2005. Almost all were women, mainly prostitutes, drug addicts and others living on the margins of society.