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The former boxer who could be America’s most prolific serial killer has drawn more than a dozen sketches of women he says murdered.

Samuel Little, now 78, has confessed to 90 murders, mostly of black women, from across the US and spanning 40 years.

He is currently serving life for the murders of three women – and he has confessed to killing dozens more across America between 1970 to 2005. He is expected to die in prison in Texas.

According to the FBI, Little “remembers his victims and the killings in great detail” but is “less reliable, however, when it comes to remembering dates”.

Some of the victims. Pic: FBI
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Little says he claimed the lives of 90 people. Pic: FBI

Police are now working to verify the victims from his new confession, releasing an updated map marking the location of his attacks. Eight cases were removed after being confirmed or matched to open cases.

In the Wednesday update to the information published by the FBI in November, one formerly unmatched confession has been matched to a Jane Doe (a term for an unidentified victim).

Although the exact time of when Little drew the pictures isn’t known, the FBI said they were based on his memories of some of his victims.

An FBI statement says Little targeted “marginalised and vulnerable women who were often involved in prostitution and addicted to drugs.”

An updated FBI map showing the locations where Little killed his victims, according to his confessions
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An updated FBI map showing the locations where Little killed his victims, according to his confessions

Agents hope the information will spark the memory of members of the public and generate tips to help solve the dozens of unsolved murders.

Ector County district attorney Bobby Bland in Odessa, Texas, said 50 cold homicide cases have been closed as a result.

Most of the unsolved murder remaining are in California.

Little could be worst serial killer in US history, although only a handful of his confessions have so far been matched to victims by police.

Currently, the deadliest known US serial killer is believed to be Gary Ridgway, otherwise known as “Green River Killer”, who was convicted of 49 murders and is serving a life sentence in Washington state.

:: Samuel Little’s confessions, as set out by the FBI

Phoenix, Arizona

:: Unmatched Confession: Hispanic female in her 40s. Killed in 1988 or 1996. Victim possibly from Phoenix.

:: Unmatched Confession: White female killed in 1997. Victim possibly called “Ann.”

North Little Rock, Arkansas

:: Unmatched Confession: Black female killed in 1992 or 1993.

Pine Bluff, Arkansas

:: Unmatched Confession: Black female killed between 1990 and 1997.

West Memphis, Arkansas

:: Confession Matched to a Jane Doe: Black female between 28-29 years old killed in 1984. Victim picked up in Memphis, Tennessee.

A confirmed victim: a Jane Doe who was a black female aged between 28-29 and killed in 1984. Pic: FBI
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A confirmed victim: a Jane Doe who was a black female aged between 28-29 and killed in 1984. Pic: FBI

San Bernardino, California

:: Unmatched Confession: Black female between the ages of 18-23 killed in 1984.

Los Angeles, California

:: Unmatched Confession: Black female killed in 1987.

:: Unmatched Confession: Black female killed in 1987.

:: Unmatched Confession: Black female, age 19, killed in 1987.

:: Unmatched Confession: Black female, age 50, killed in 1987. Victim possibly called “Granny.”

:: Unmatched Confession: Black female between 22-23 years old killed in 1987.

:: Unmatched Confession: Black female between 26-27 years old killed in 1987.

:: Unmatched Confession: Black female between 40-45 years old killed in 1990 or 1991. Victim possibly called “Alice.”

:: Unmatched Confession: Black female between 20-22 years old killed in 1991 or 1992. Victim possibly from San Francisco.

:: Unmatched Confession: Black female killed in 1992.

:: Unmatched Confession: Black female killed in 1992 or 1993.

:: Unmatched Confession: Hispanic female between 24-25 years old killed in 1992 or 1993. Victim possibly from Phoenix.

:: Unmatched Confession: Black female between 23-25 years old killed in 1996.

:: Unmatched Confession: Black female between 23-24 years old killed in 1996. Victim possibly called “T-Money.”

:: Unmatched Confession: White female between 23-25 years old killed in 1996.

An unmatched confession of a while woman aged between 23-25 years old, killed in 1996. Pic: FBI
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An unmatched confession of a while woman aged between 23-25 years old, killed in 1996. Pic: FBI

:: Unmatched Confession: Black female age 25 killed in 1996.

Homestead, Florida

:: Unmatched Confession: White female killed in 1970 or 1971.

Miami, Florida

:: Unmatched Confession: Black female, age 22, killed in 1971.Victim possibly called “Linda.”

:: Unmatched Confession: Black male, age 18, killed in 1971 or 1972. Victim possibly called “Mary Ann” or “Marianne.”

:: Unmatched Confession: Black female, age 28, killed in 1971 or 1972. Victim possibly worked on Homestead Air Force Base.

:: Unmatched Confession: Black female between 23-24 years old killed in the mid 1970s. Victim possibly called “Emily.” Victim possibly worked at the University of Miami.

Kendall, Florida

:: Unmatched Confession: White female age 45 killed in 1973. Victim possibly called “Sarah.” Victim possibly from Massachusetts.

Fort Myers, Florida

:: Unmatched Confession: Black female killed in 1984.
Tampa Bay, Florida

::Unmatched Confession: Black female killed in 1984.

Plant City, Florida

:: Unmatched Confession: Black female killed in 1977 or 1978. Met victim in Clearwater, Florida.

Savannah, Georgia

:: Unmatched Confession: Black female between 22-23 years old killed in 1974.

:: Unmatched Confession: Black female age 23 killed in 1984.

Atlanta, Georgia

An unmatched confession of a black woman aged between 35-40 years old, killed in 1981. Pic: FBI
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An unmatched confession of a black woman aged between 35-40 years old, killed in 1981. Pic: FBI

:: Unmatched Confession: Black female between 35-40 years old killed in 1981.

:: Unmatched Confession: White female, age 26, killed in 1983 or 1984. Victim possibly from Griffith, Georgia.

:: Unmatched Confession: Black female between 23-25 years old killed in 1984. Victim possibly a college student.

Macon, Georgia

:: Confession Matched to a Jane Doe: Black female between 30-40 years old killed in 1977.

Dade County, Georgia

:: Confession Matched to a Jane Doe: Black female between 25-30 years old killed in 1980 or 1981. Met the victim in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Granite City, Illinois

:: Unmatched Confession: Black female, age 26, killed between 1976 and 1979. Met victim in St. Louis, Missouri. Victim possibly called “Jo.”

An unmatched confession of a victim, possible called Jo, a black female, age 26, killed between 1976 and 1979. Pic: FBI
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An unmatched confession of a victim, possible called Jo, a black female, age 26, killed between 1976 and 1979. Pic: FBI

East St. Louis, Illinois

:: Unmatched Confession: Black female killed between 1976 and 1979. Met victim in St. Louis, Missouri.

Covington, Kentucky

:: Unmatched Confession: White female killed in 1984. Met victim in Columbus, Ohio. Body disposed of somewhere in Northern Kentucky (city unspecified).

New Orleans, Louisiana

:: Unmatched Confession: Black female killed in 1973. Victim possibly called “Sarah.” Victim possibly worked at a restaurant in New Orleans.

:: Unmatched Confession: White female killed in 1982.

Monroe, Louisiana

:: Unmatched Confession: Black female, age 24, killed between 1987 and the early 1990s.

An unmatched confession of a black woman, aged 24, killed between 1987 and the early 1990s. Pic: FBI
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An unmatched confession of a black woman, aged 24, killed between 1987 and the early 1990s. Pic: FBI

Prince George’s County, Maryland

:: Confession Matched to a Jane Doe: White female between 20-25 years old killed in 1972. Victim possibly from Massachusetts.

Gulfport, Mississippi

:: Unmatched Confession: Black female, age 22, killed between 1980 and 1984.

Pascagoula, Mississippi

:: Confession Matched to a Jane Doe: Black female between 35-45 years old killed in 1977. Met the victim in Gulfport, Mississippi. Victim possibly from Pascagoula. Victim possibly worked at Ingalls Shipyard.

A drawing matched to a 'Jane Doe', a black woman aged between 35-45 years old killed in 1977. Pic: FBI
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A drawing matched to a ‘Jane Doe’, a black woman aged between 35-45 years old killed in 1977. Pic: FBI

Las Vegas, Nevada

:: Unmatched Confession: Black female, age 40, killed in 1993.

Cincinnati, Ohio

:: Unmatched Confession: Black female killed in 1974.

Charleston, South Carolina

:: Unmatched Confession: Black female, age 28, killed between 1977 and 1982.

Knoxville, Tennessee

:: Unmatched Confession: Black female, age 25, killed in 1975.

Wichita Falls, Texas

:: Unmatched Confession: Black female killed in 1976 or 1977. Body disposed of somewhere outside of Wichita Falls (city unspecified).

Houston, Texas

:: Unmatched Confession: Black female between 25-28 years old killed between 1976 and 1979 or in 1993.

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Ukrainians will head to the polls today to choose their next president in a run-off vote.

Petro Poroshenko will have managed to pull off something pretty close to a miracle if he manages to beat his rival Volodymyr Zelenskiy.

The latest opinion polls show Zelenskiy streaks ahead – on 72% to Poroshenko’s 25%.

At Kiev’s Olympic stadium on Friday the two men traded insults to the wild cheers of some 22,000 of their supporters may have swayed a few undecided but the vast majority of Ukrainians seem determined that the old guard must go.

Petro Poroshenko needs a miracle to win
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Petro Poroshenko needs a miracle to win

Zelenskiy – an actor and comedian – is trading himself as just your average kind of guy.

That’s what the character he plays in his Servant of the People series is – a history teacher who unexpectedly becomes president. But Zelenskiy is not an ordinary guy. He’s a TV celebrity.

His runaway electoral success is mostly down, so far, to the fact that he’s not Mr Poroshenko.

He is a breath of fresh air in Ukraine’s stagnant post-Soviet politics.









Ukraine’s presidential rivals trade insults in TV debate

After the debate, Zelenskiy supporter Tanya Finayeva broke down in tears when she tried to explain to me what she felt was wrong with her country’s politics.

“When you see these people that you know all the time just took money, [who] don’t do anything for people, [who] just do everything for themselves, I feel pain and that is why I am crying,” she said.

“And I feel that just maybe we will have a chance with him.”

Never mind the fact his policy ideas are thin. He’s refused to do any but a tiny handful of interviews (the last a deal that if he lost a game of ping pong with a journalist, he’d give them an interview), so it’s up to his policy advisers to provide a bit more clarity.

Take ending the war in the east, for example. Zelenskiy has said he wants to start an information war with Russia in Donbass (spoiler: there already is one).

Dmytro Razumkov, who would be in charge of domestic affairs under a Zelenskiy presidency, told me his plan was to bring the US and UK into the Normandy format – the diplomatic squad of Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine – which is tasked with resolving the war in eastern Ukraine. It is not much of a brainwave.

But Poroshenko’s pitch to the nation as commander in chief – the only man tough enough to take on Vladimir Putin – was ill-judged.

It was not what people wanted to hear. As awful as the ongoing, grinding war in the east is, and as much of a concern as it still is, Ukrainians are bored of the talk of war defining their day-to-day lives.

The rally was held at Kiev's Olympic stadium
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The rally was held at Kiev’s Olympic stadium

A Poroshenko supporter leaving the stadium last night told me Zelenskiy was a joke.

It wasn’t a riff on his comedian status, it was said with utter scorn.

But despite Poroshenko putting on a performance worthy of his showman rival, it looks very much as though come Sunday night he will have to gracefully bow out.

Zelenskiy’s political career has come from nowhere.

Running a country is a serious business, but how refreshing it would be if fresh young blood really could uproot the corrupt elites which characterise post-Soviet states.

If that happens, you can be sure that Putin will be watching and that he’ll be worried.

Power to the people is not a message he likes.

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The names of 12 students and a teacher who were killed in the Columbine High School shooting have been read out at a ceremony marking 20 years since the massacre.

White doves were released, ending three days of gatherings to remember those who died on 20 April 1999, when Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, aged 18 and 17, attacked the Colorado school.

They exchanged fire with police officers at the scene before shooting and killing themselves.

COMBO OF SUSPECTS IN COLUMBINE HIGH SCHOOL SHOOTING.
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Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold killed 13 people

They had planted explosives inside and left the building and waited, but went back in when they failed to detonate and began their killing spree.

More than 2,000 people attended the memorial event in a park near the high school on Saturday.

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Hundreds of people laid flowers

Dawn Anna’s 18-year-old daughter Lauren Townsend was killed in the library.

At the memorial, Ms Anna said: “We’re changed. We’re weaker in some places, but hopefully we’re stronger in most of them. Our hearts have giant holes in them. But our hearts are bigger than they were 20 years ago.”

Patrick Ireland was shot three times but managed to escape.


SHOOTINGRTRO9XJ21 Apr. 1999Littleton, USAColumbine high school students and friends rush and hug a friend who had just escaped from inside the high school where gunmen opened fire on terrified students, possibly killing up to 23 people before taking their own lives, police said. Jeff Stone, sheriff of Jefferson County, said the gunmen, students at the school, were found dead in the library on what he called a "suicide mission.
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The massacre took place 20 years ago

He was captured on camera dangling from a second-storey window before falling into the arms of SWAT officers.

He had to learn to walk and talk again.

“Our innocence was stolen,” he said.

“How can that ever be repaid? But forgiveness is a process. It takes time. It takes practice, repetition, translating that rhythm into moving.”

Columbine survivor Patrick Ireland speaks at a Columbine 20th anniversary remembrance service, held two days ahead of the anniversary of the school shooting, at Waterstone Community Church in Littleton, Colorado, U.S. April 18, 2019. REUTERS/Rick Wilking
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Columbine survivor Patrick Ireland spoke at the memorial

Frank DeAngelis, who was the school’s head teacher at the time, said he begins every morning by reciting the names of those who died.

Mr DeAngelis read the 13 names aloud to end the memorial.

A bell rang 13 times, and white doves soared into the sky for each victim.

Visitors left cards and flowers at the memorial site which sits atop a hill overlooking the school.

Former Columbine High School principal Frank DeAngelis during the Columbine Remembrance Ceremony at Clement Park in Littleton, Colorado, on April, 20, 2019. - 12 students and one teacher were massacred by two heavily armed students 20 years ago during the Columbine High School shooting on April 20, 1999. (Photo by Jason Connolly / AFP) (Photo credit should read JASON CONNOLLY/AFP/Getty Images)
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Former Columbine High School head teacher Frank DeAngelis read the victims’ names

The concrete wall contains several plaques, some featuring quotes from officials and Columbine students and teachers, the others with the names of the teacher and 12 students who were killed.

Ahead of the various memorial events, the FBI announced they were hunting a teenager “infatuated” with the 1999 Columbine massacre, who had travelled to Colorado on Monday night from Miami and bought weapons from a store in the area.

Will Beck, a Columbine High School massacre survivor, reacts while placing flowers at the Columbine Memorial at Clement Park in Littleton, Colorado, during a community vigil for the 20th anniversary of the Columbine High School mass shooting on April 19, 2019. - 12 students and one teacher were massacred by two heavily armed students nearly 20 years ago during the Columbine High School shooting on April 20, 1999. (Photo by Jason Connolly / AFP) (Photo credit should read JASON CONNOLLY/AFP/Getty
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Will Beck, a Columbine High School massacre survivor, attended

Sol Pais, 18, was later found dead at the bottom of Mount Evans, southwest of Denver, at the Echo Lake Lodge, with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Sol Pais is said to have bought a pump-action shotgun. Pic: @FBIDenver
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Sol Pais is said to have bought a pump-action shotgun. Pic: @FBIDenver

Authorities said she had made violent threats to schools in Denver ahead of the 20th anniversary of the attack.

The victims were Cassie Bernall, 17, Steven Curnow, 14, Corey DePooter, 17, Kelly Fleming, 16, Matthew Kechter, 16, Daniel Mauser, 15, Daniel Rohrbough, 15, Rachel Scott, 17, Isaiah Shoels, 18, John Tomlin, 16, Lauren Townsend, 18, Kyle Velasquez 18 and teacher William ‘Dave’ Sanders, 47.

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Multiple blasts have hit two churches and two hotels in Sri Lanka, according to reports.

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