A new documentary titled Devil in Disguise tonight retells the horrific double slaying of a couple by ‘vampire’ killer Rod Ferrell.
In his teens Ferrell was part of a cult known as the ‘Vampire Clan’ in Murray, Kentucky, and would tell people how he was a 500-year-old vampire called Vesago.
He gave himself the identity after reportedly becoming obsessed with role-playing game Vampire: The Masquerade.
In November 1996 at the age of 16 he and accomplice Howard Scott Anderson walked into the home of Richard Wendorf and Naomi Ruth Queen and Ferrell bludgeoned them to death with a crowbar.
The couple were found dead by their daughter Jennifer Wendorf. Ferrell said he carried out the killings to help their other daughter Heather Wendorf run away from home.
A group including Ferrell and Anderson then went on the run before being found in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and extradited to Florida.
Ferrell initially got the death penalty for the two murders but this was later reduced to life imprisonment without parole. Anderson was also sentenced to life for his role in the crimes.
Watch a chilling interview with him in the clip below:
Devil in Disguise airs tonight at 9/8c on Investigation Discovery.
- Top Gear exclusive: Host Freddie Flintoff risks his life on terrifying Wall of Death - 24th October 2020
- Top Gear exclusive: Freddie Flintoff on the new season’s crazy stunts and how COVID actually made the show better - 16th October 2020
- Exclusive clip: Watch Top Gear host Freddie Flintoff in near-fatal 124mph crash - 2nd October 2020