When we hear the words “serial killer,” we tend to think of a lone wolf who commits heinous crimes out of view.
However, that isn’t always the case. While some killers are joined by their children, others make up halves of murderous couples. Whatever it may be that motivates them to kill, it’s clear that some love doing it together. Here are five deadly duos you’d never want to run into alone.
1. Suzan and Michael Bear Carson, the San Francisco Witch Killers
After Michael divorced his first wife, he got remarried to Suzan.
The couple became heavy drug users and began going by “the Bears” after converting to Islam and moving to the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood in San Fransisco. They committed their first murder in 1981, stabbing their 22-year-old roommate, Keryn Barnes, 13 times and crushing her skull with a frying pan in their shared apartment.
They killed at least two other people between 1981 and 1983, claiming that their victims were all witches that needed to be exterminated. When they were finally caught after a high-speed police chase, they called a press conference to confess to all of the murders, but later withdrew their confessions before standing trial. They were both convicted of the three killings and received 75 years to life in prison.