AM-Serial Killers-List With AM-Unsolved Slayings, Bjt
Undated (AP) _ Some notorious serial slayings:
-John Wayne Gacy Jr., on death row in Illinois, was convicted in 1980 of killing 33 young men and boys between 1972 and 1978. Twenty-seven bodies were found under Gacy’s suburban Chicago home.
-Patrick Wayne Kearney confessed in 1977 to killing 32 men, many of whose dismembered remains were dumped in trash bags along California highways. He was convicted of 21 murders and sentenced to life in prison.
-Dean Corll, Elmer Wayne Henley and David Owen Brooks killed 27 boys and young men in a torture-murder ring in Houston, Texas, from 1969 to 1971. Henley shot and killed Corll in 1973. Henley and Brooks are serving life terms.
-Juan Corona was found guilty of killing 25 farm workers whose bodies were found buried around Yuba City, Calif., in 1971. He is serving life in prison.
-Jeffrey L. Dahmer, a former candy factory worker, confessed to killing and dismembering 17 people since 1978, including 11 males whose remains were found in his Milwaukee apartment. Dahmer pleaded guilty to 15 murders in Wisconsin and one in Ohio. He is serving life in prison.
-William Bonin was convicted of murdering 14 boys and young men in 1979 and 1980. He had sex with them and robbed them before abandoning their bodies near California freeways. He is serving life in prison.
-Richard Ramirez was convicted in 1989 and sentenced to death in the California ″Night Stalker″ killings in 1984-85. Fourteen people were slain during a string of break-ins.
-Albert DeSalvo claimed he was the ″Boston Strangler″ who killed 13 women in the Boston area from 1962 to 1964. Police lacked evidence to bring him to trial and he was tried for unrelated assaults, convicted and sentenced to life in prison. He was stabbed to death in his cell in 1973.
-Henry Lee Lucas, a drifter, has been convicted of 13 murders in Texas and Florida. He once claimed involvement in more than 360 murders nationwide but now claims to have killed only his mother.
-Arthur J. Shawcross, convicted in the slayings of 11 women in the Rochester, N.Y., area, was sentenced to 250 years in prison in 1991.