Stephen Richards (Stephen Dee Richards) an American serial killer who confessed to committing nine murders in Nebraska and Iowa between 1876 and 1878. Richards was convicted for the axe murder of the Harlson family, a woman and her three children, and for the murder of a neighbor of his. Stephen Richards was executed in 1879 by hanging in Minden, Nebraska.
Serial Killer Stephen Richards (aka) The Nebraska Fiend, was active for 1 year in 1878, known to have ( 5 confirmed / 9 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States
Stephen Richards was born on March 18th 1856 in Wheeling, city in West Virginia. He was raised by both parents. His father, a farmer. His mother, a homemaker, died in 1871, Stephen (Age 14).
Richards a heterosexual male citizen of the United States of America. Richards never married. He had no children.
In 1878 (Age 21/22) Stephen Richards started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to rob, murder his victims. Stephen Richards used a weapon and was in possession of a firearm during his crimes. He was known to kill at both his home and the home of the victim. At the time of his crimes he was living with himself, alone a drifter, later with Mrs. Harlson and her three children, where Richards was known to work as a serial killer.
Stephen Richards died on April 26th 1879 (Age 23), cause of death: capital punishment, executed by hanging at a prison in Minden, Nebraska, US.
Stephen Richards has been listed on Killer.Cloud since January of 2019 and was last updated 2 years ago.
|Nickname:||The Nebraska Fiend|
|Victims:||5 - 9|
|Years Active:||1878 - 1878|
|Ages Active:||21/22 - 21/22|
|Active Countries:||United States|
|Life Span:||1856 - 1879|
|Citizenship:||United States of America|
|Astrological Sign:|| ♓ Pisces |
Feb 18 - Mar 20
|Marital Status:||never married|
|Living With:||himself, alone a drifter, later with Mrs. Harlson and her three children|
|D.O.B.:||Mar 18, 1856|
|Birth Location:||Wheeling, city in West Virginia|
|Raised By:||both parents|
|Mother:||a homemaker, died in 1871, Stephen (Age 14)|
|Sentence:||death by hanging|
|Prison Location:||a prison in Minden, Nebraska, US|
|Executed:||Apr 26, 1879 (Age 23)|
|Death Date:||Apr 26, 1879 (Age 23)|
|Manner of Death:||capital punishment|
|Cause of Death:||executed by hanging|
|Death Location:||a prison in Minden, Nebraska, US|
|Killed In Prison:||FALSE|
The 4 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Stephen Richards. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.
|Mar 18 1856||Stephen Richards was born in Wheeling, city in West Virginia. #18560318|
|Stephen Richards started his serial killing spree. #1878|
|Stephen Richards ended his serial killing spree. #1878|
|Apr 26 1879|
|Stephen Richardswas executed.cause of death:capital punishment,executed by hangingat a prison in Minden, Nebraska, US. #18790426|
The following serial killers were active during the same time span as Stephen Richards (1878-1878).
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|living with children||TRUE||268|
|kill at killers home||TRUE||320|
|kill at victims home||TRUE||323|
|killed in prison||FALSE||218|
|father drug abuse||FALSE||192|
|mother drug abuse||FALSE||195|
|problems in school||FALSE||221|
|teased in school||FALSE||218|
|sex with body||FALSE||430|
|ate part of body||FALSE||451|
|totem body part||FALSE||365|
|totem personal item||FALSE||354|
|ISBN10||Book Title||Author||Killers Mentioned||Killers|
|1782192522||Insanity - My Mad Life||Charles Bronson||Stephen Richards||1|
|1440695776||Behind Bars||Jeffrey Ross||Stephen Richards||1|
|190257821x||Silent Scream||Charles Bronson||Stephen Richards||1|
|1902578171||Crime Through Time||Stephen Richards||Stephen Richards||1|
|1530414229||Life and Confession of St...||Anonymous||Stephen Richards||1|
|1902578228||Legends||Charles Bronson||Stephen Richards||2|
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