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Man described as “most prolific serical killer in US history” has admitted to 5 Mississippi murders

A man that has been described as the most prolific serical killer in American history has admitted to 5 Mississippi murders in total, including one in North Mississpi. 

Samuel Little, 63, is currently serving a life sentence in Texas. He has admitted to more than 90 murders across the United States.

Little confessed to killing Nancy Stevens, giving detailed information only the suspect would know, in the West Main Walmart Parking lot in Tupelo, MS and dumping her body on the side of County Road 41.

According to the Lee County Sheriffs Department:

Samuel Little’s criminal history is extremely lengthy starting at an early age and slowly escalating from burglaries, assaults, and robbery to murder. Little has admitted to at least 90 murders from the 1970’s to mid-2000’s. He has served time in numerous correctional facilities throughout the country and spent 30 days in the Tupelo City jail for theft in 1995.

The list of Mississippians Little has confessed to killing are:

Alice Taylor, Julia Critchfield and Tracy Johnson of Gulfport.

Melinda Lapree of Pascagoula

Unidentified 16 year old male in Jackson.


Jon Ross Myers

Jon Ross Myers is the executive editor and publisher of the Mississippi News Network, Mississippi's largest digital only media company. He can be reached at editor@tippahnews.com

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