Crime Spree Couples Who Risked It All

These couples were so madly in love that it drove them to commit some of the most atrocious crimes in history. At this point in time, there have been so many couples turned criminals that they have their own term in psychology, referred to as the “Bonnie and Clyde syndrome.” Check out the stories of the most sordid couples and the heinous crimes they committed in the name of love.

David and Catherine Birnie

David and Catherine Birnie were a married Australian couple that became vicious murderers. The two met as children, she was twelve and he was fourteen. Both of them came from rather unfortunate backgrounds, but David’s was particularly heinous. His family home was extremely unkempt and his parents were raging alcoholics. There were also allegations of incest within his family. Catherine’s father attempted to keep her from David and she even ended up meeting another man and having seven children with him.

David and Catherine Birnie

However, she ultimately reunited with David. The two ended up raping and murdering four young women. Their names were Mary Neilson who was aged 22, Susannah Candy aged 15, Noelene Patterson aged 31, and Denise Brown aged 21. Their fifth victim was able to escape and the murderous couple was finally caught. David committed suicide in 2005 by hanging himself in his cell, Catherine remains imprisoned to this day.