spree killer

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spree killer

n.
A serial killer whose murders occur in a very short span of time and follow no discernible pattern.
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Noun1.spree killer - a serial killer whose murders occur within a brief period of time
serial killer, serial murderer - someone who murders more than three victims one at a time in a relatively short interval
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Summary: Canberra [Australia], Aug 13 (ANI): A man was taken into custody by the police here after he went on a killing spree in downtown Sydney on Tuesday morning.
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ISLAMABAD -- In Occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown is being observed today (Thursday), against the continued killing spree by the Indian troops in the territory.
Jewish-American soldiers on a killing spree in France become involved in a plot to kill Hitler in this WW2 satire.
Senator Joseph Victor Ejercito, in a separate text message to reporters, also reminded the Philippine National Police (PNP) not to use Duterte's 'words of strong support' on the drug war as a 'license to go on a killing spree.'
In a case of speedy justice, a man who murdered six people in a mass killing spree in January was hanged just 91 days after his crime.
The killing spree began with two gunmen who first surrounded the home for the elderly in Aden.