Infamous serial killer, John Wayne Gacy, was born on March 17, 1942, in Chicago, Illinois. Gacy,

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Infamous serial killer, John Wayne Gacy, was born on March 17, 1942, in Chicago, Illinois. Gacy, born into an abusive environment, was assaulted physically along with his siblings, with a razor strap if they were perceived to have misbehaved by their alcoholic father. In addition, Gacy’s mother was physically abused as well throughout her marriage and during the children’s upbringing. During John Wayne Gacy’s childhood education, he suffered further alienation due to a congenital heart condition that resulted in further feelings of contempt from his father. Furthermore, Gacy eventually came to the realization that he was attracted to men, which caused a great amount of mental turmoil over his sexuality. John Wayne Gacy was married and…show more content…
A police search of Gacy’s house in Des Plaines, Illinois, on December 21, exposed evidence of his involvement in numerous abominable acts, including murder. John Wayne Gacy, it would later be determined, had murdered thirty-three boys and young males, the majority of whom had been buried under his dwelling and garage, while around four to five other victims would be recovered from the nearby Des Plaines River. The victims were lured to Gacy’s dwelling with the promise of construction work, and then captured, sexually assaulted, and then eventually strangled to death with rope. Furthermore, John Wayne Gacy sometimes dressed as his alter ego “Pogo the Clown”, when he murdered. After a short jury deliberation, John Wayne Gacy was ultimately found guilty of committing thirty-three murders and became known as one of the most vicious serial killers in U.S. history. Gacy was sentenced to serve twenty-one natural life sentences and serve twelve death sentences. For almost a decade and a half, Gacy was imprisoned at the Menard Correctional Center where he appealed the sentence and offered contradictory statements on the murders in interviews. Although Gacy had confessed, later he had vehemently denied being guilty of the charges. John Wayne Gacy ultimately died by lethal injection on May 10, 1994, at the Stateville Correctional Center in Crest Hill, Illinois; with both anti-death penalty forces

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