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Can you name the pernicious people from their despicable deeds or descriptions?

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This 'Scourge of God' and leader of the Hunnic Empire terrorized Europe during the 5th century.A
Young, western outlaw believed to have killed between 4 and 9 people.B
Spanish Conquistador who led an expedition that caused the fall of the Aztec EmpireC
Depression-era bank robber who escaped jail twice.D
This British monarch was not just a Hammer of the Scots (and Wales), but expelled Jews from England as well.E
Manson Family member who tried to assassinate President FordF
When he wasn't entertaining as 'Pogo the Clown' he assaulted and killed at least 33 boys in the 1970s.G
Possibly America's first serial killer, he built a hotel in Chicago and killed dozens circa the 1893 World's FairH
16th century Russian Tsar known for his paranoia and crueltyI
Killed at least five prostitutes in the Whitechapel district of London in 1888.J
African LRA leader who is accused of abducting thousands of children to become either soldiers or sex slaves.K
Massachusetts woman who was tried for the 1892 killing of her father and stepmother with an axeL
Chinese 'Chairman' dictator who may be responsible for more deaths than Hitler.M
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Though he didn't actually fiddle while Rome burned, he very likely had his own mother killed and as well as many others.N
Saudi founder of Al-Qaeda and organizer of 911.O
Khmer Rouge leader who decimated the Cambodian population.P
Xenophobic, anti-Semitic, brutal Libyan leaderQ
Convicted of 48 murders, this 'Green River' killer had the same initials as his nickname.R
Premier of the Soviet Union who was a tyrant and mass murderer. S
First Spanish Grand Inquisitor who persecuted and burned hundreds at the stake.T
Ted Kaczynski, the man who sent explosives through the mail.U
15th century Transylvanian who was excessively cruel in his punishment (as his nickname suggests)V
American female serial killer who murdered seven men from 1989-90.W
Persian who tried to conquer Greece and eventually defeated a famous group of Spartans at Thermopylae.X
Japanese Naval Marshal General who planned the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor.Y
In an alleged attempt to assassinate FDR, he shot and killed two other people.Z

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