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What this means is that the act of killing is not the female killer’s primary desire, it is the end result they crave. They want a person gone so that their lives are enhanced; murder is a means to an end. However, as with everything in life, there are always exceptions. Notable female lust killers have appeared sporadically over the years, however, few of them match the violence, manipulation and pure sociopathy shown by Joanna Dennehy.
In 2013, 31-year-old Joanna Dennehy stabbed three men to death and wounded two more within mere days of each other in Peterborough, England. At the time, the case was a media sensation, and to this day remains topic of macabre interest amongst the British public. The now-infamous picture of Dennehy brandishing a knife with a smug grin on her face is etched in the collective conscious of all those familiar with her crimes, and she will no doubt remain a figure of detest for the rest of her life.