John Wayne Gacy killed at least 33 young men and children around Chicago, Illinois in the 1970s. He lived in a large ranch-style house where he would lure all his victims and touch them. He would then torture and torture his victims before strangling them to death with a garrote. Twenty-six of his victims were buried in his home, and three were buried in his large house. The remaining four were dumped in the River Des Place. Police realized the body before Gaye was found. He was convicted of sexually abusing a teenage boy in Iowa in 1968 and sentenced to 10 years in prison for the crime but served only 18 months in prison. This allowed him to continue and escalate his crimes to murder. Gay was born into a blue-collar family and had a seemingly normal childhood. But in the 1960s he showed a tendency to sadism, which led to several encounters with the law. In 1968, after being accused of sexually abusing a teenager, he was incarcerated at the Iowa Men’s Correctional Center (Anamosa State Prison) and forced to undergo a psychological evaluation.
Where is John Wayne Gacy Right Now?
The media nicknamed him Killer Clown because he was known as a serial killer and clown before he was arrested in 1978. John Wayne Gacy was born in 1942. He was the second of three children of Polish and Danish descent. At the age of 4, he was beaten by his father with a belt and subjected to a lot of abuse, in addition to his alcoholic father. Gay also had a heart condition and was told not to exercise, and was an obese child growing up.
In 1949, after Gacy’s father caught him with another boy having a crush on a young girl, he stabbed her. That year, family friends began abusing Gacy, a series of events that would likely lead to his criminal career as an adult. Psychologists point to serial killers’ childhood years as the reason why they commit horrific atrocities. Having said that, it is impossible to know the real reason for Gacy’s descent into crime. Gayce was convicted of 33 murders and sentenced to death on March 13, 1980. Menard was sent to the Correctional Center and placed in solitary confinement after sentencing. The convicted murderer started taking pictures to pass the time. His paintings have been featured in many exhibitions and even sold at auctions to people interested in assassination memorabilia.
In 1983, Gacy was stabbed with razor wire by another accomplice, Henry Brisbon, known as the I-57 killer. John Wayne Gacy was executed by lethal injection at the Statesville Correctional Center on May 10, 1994.