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    John Wayne Gacy was born in Chicago, Illinois on March 17 1942. Gacy had an uneventful childhood up until the age of eleven. While out playing he had been struck on the head by a swing. Subsequently he suffered fainting fits for many years. Gacy graduated from business school and went on to work as a shoe salesman for the Nunn Bush shoe company. Gacy met and then married work colleague Marilynn Myres in 1964. The marriage ended when Gacy was imprisoned for ten years at a correctional institute

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    John Wayne Gacy Edward Low Criminology Fall 2013 Professor Ortiz INTRODUCTION On March 17, 1942, John Wayne Gacy was born into an Irish middle-class family. His parents were Marion Gacy and John Gacy Sr. Gacy Jr. had enjoyed a uninteresting childhood until he suffered a head injury at a playground when he was 11. Up until age 16, Gacy had suffered blackouts due to the injury. After all he was put through, he worshipped his father

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    them. John Wayne Gacy is the name of the serial killer being studied here. For those who study serial killers, Gacy is a renowned killer who has been given nicknames such as “Pogo the Clown” or “Killer Clown”. Gacy was given these nicknames because he would go to hospitals and parties to entertain children as a clown named Pogo (Montaldo 2017). The torture, rape, and ultimately murder of 33 young men between 1972 and 1978 (Bonn 2014) brought Gacy into fame. The childhood of John Wayne Gacy was unusual

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    John Wayne Gacy, like many serial killers, had a terrible childhood. Almost equivalent to one from a movie where the young loner gets bullied at school because he is misunderstood or different and when he goes home his father pushes him too hard and just makes the pain worse for his son and the mother tries too hard to protect her son often leaving him feeling even more upset, angry, and emasculated than ever. In a movie, this kind of emotional wear and tear seems to make our lovable character grow

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    John Wayne Gacy Jr.

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    criminal does what they do. John Wayne Gacy was born on May 17 (St. Patrick’s Day), 1942 to Marion Elaine Robinson Gacy and John Wayne Gacy, Sr. at Edgewater Hospital in Chicago. He was the second of three children. His older sister Joanne had preceded him by two years and two years after his birth came his sister Karen. The Gacy children were raised as Catholics and attended Catholic School (Taylor 2003). The neighborhood where Gacy grew up was a middle class neighborhood. Gacy, along with many of the

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    John Wayne Gacy was born in Chicago, Illinois on March 17 1942. Gacy had an uneventful childhood up until the age of eleven. While out playing he had been struck on the head by a swing. Subsequently he suffered fainting fits for many years. Gacy graduated from business school and went on to work as a shoe salesman for the Nunn Bush shoe company. Gacy met and then married work colleague Marilynn Myres in 1964. The marriage ended when Gacy was imprisoned for ten years at a correctional institute

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    John Wayne Gacy Thesis

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    John Wayne Gacy John Wayne Gacy was known to be one of the most infamous serial killers of his time. What were his motives? When brought to court, Gacy was only charged with 12 of the murders that had taken place but what the court really had to prove was not whether he actually committed the murders, but whether or not he was in a controllable mental state. Gacy, without a doubt, knew what he was doing the whole time throughout the span of his murders. John Wayne Gacy was born on March 17th, 1942

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    John Wayne Gacy Biography

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    John Wayne Gacy, Jr. was born March 17, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois, to both his parents John Stanley Gacy and Marion Elaine Robinson. He was a very quiet child who kept himself involved in some way. was not popular but he was well-liked by his peers at school and boy scout activities. To everyone on the outside looking in, Gacy seemed to have a perfectly normal childhood life but it was the total opposite. At the age of 11, gacy was hit in the head by a swing set while playing and it caused blood

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    John Wayne Gacy was the son of Danish and Polish parents. Gacy and his two siblings grew up with a drunken father who would beat them with a razor strap if they misbehaved; the man physically assaulted Gacy's mother as well. Gacy's sister Karen would later say that the siblings learned to toughen up against the beatings. Because of this abuse, John Wayne Gacy became one of the most ruthless and notorious serial killers of this time period (“Biography,” 2016). Gacy was born in Chicago, Illinois on

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    His name is John Wayne Gacy, A.K.A, “Killer Clown”, murdering 33 young men and boys. Gacy would first sexually assaulted these men, murder them and then dispose of their bodies. In a grotesque manner, he hid these bodies under his house in the crawlspace while throwing the last three victims in the Des Plaines River. Gacy was an ordinary family man who had a wife and two children, he owned a business and even dressed up as a clown to entertain the neighborhood children, but yet Gacy had a separate

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