Episode 35 | Killer in the Shadow of the World's Fair


Benjamin Freelon Pitezel

The only confirmed victim.

Despite his confession of 27 murders, including some people who were verifiably still alive, Holmes was convicted and sentenced to death for only one murder, that of business partner and accomplice Benjamin Pitezel. It is believed he also killed three of Pitezel's children, as well as three mistresses, the child of one mistress and the sister of another.