John Wayne Gacy’s career as a serial killer began on January 2, 1972, when Timothy McCoy, an adolescent who lived with Gacy, got up early and prepared supper. Gacy, who was using a knife, was caught off guard. Gacy claimed he was taken aback and fatally stabbed McCoy.
Despite the fact that the initial crime was an accident, it triggered something in Gacy, who spent the next six years searching for and murdering other individuals.
Simultaneously, Gacy was a well-liked member of his community, going about his business as usual and even dressing up as a clown to cheer sick hospitalized youngsters. Despite the fact that Gacy was married (twice) and had children, his outward look of a friendly neighbor covered the most terrible deeds.
“He shaped faith with victims, so they would let down their battlements,” Detective Sgt. Jason Moran stated. After a period of time. ‘He was a buddy and their employer. He gave others alcohol and narcotics, as well as a place to sleep at night. In his search for victims, he was successful.’
Gacy was sentenced to prison, but he was swiftly released and returned to Chicago, where he moved into a home that would house 29 of his victims.
John had already joined a clown troupe and was known throughout town as Pogo the Clown (Gacy is not the only killer clown in history). He was frequently hired as a clown for children’s events, and he stated that dressing up made him feel better.
In December 1978, a woman named Elizabeth Priest was waiting for her son to finish work so she could drive him home. He asked for a few moments to talk with a man who had offered him a new job. She phoned the cops when he didn’t return after many hours. As a result of their inquiry, they ended themselves at Gacy’s house.
In the residence, they discovered Elizabeth’s son’s attendance. Gacy finally admitted his guilt a few days later. When they investigated his residence, they discovered the dead of 29 people, and he was arrested.
Before being executed, the legendary killer clown spend 14 years in prison. Before being executed on May 10, 1994, he ordered fried chicken for his last meal.
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