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John Wayne Gacy: Defending a Monster: Defending a Monster: The True Story of the Lawyer Who Defended One of the Most Evil Serial Killers in History

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People argued whether Moss was exploiting the lurid histories of these killers or whether he contributed to studies of criminal psychology. Gacy was found guilty of 33 charges of murder; he was also found guilty of sexual assault and taking indecent liberties with a child, both in reference to Robert Piest.

The couple moved there so Gacy could manage the restaurants, with the understanding that they would move into Marlynn's parents' former home. Investigators always believed that Houston serial killer Dean “Candyman” Coryll was the killer clown’s template. One Chicago detective who wouldn’t be named said there was “overwhelming evidence Gacy worked with an accomplice. Amirante then urged the jury to put aside any prejudice they held against his client and asked they deliver a verdict of not guilty by reason of insanity, adding that Gacy was a danger to both himself and to others, and that studying his psychology and behavior would be of benefit to science. All used books might have various degrees of writing, highliting and wear and tear and possibly be an ex-library with the usual stickers and stamps.

The defense of insanity is valid and it is the only defense that we could use here, because that is where the truth lies . Body 6 (Samuel Stapleton, identified through dental records November 14, 1979) and Body 7 (Randall Reffett, identified through X-rays April 12, 1979) were buried in the same grave. He attempted to portray Gacy as "driven by compulsions he was unable to control", contending the State had not met their burden of proving Gacy sane beyond a reasonable doubt. The following month, Gacy killed 19-year-old William Kindred, who disappeared on February 16 after telling his fiancée, who knew Gacy, [128] that he was going to a bar. When questioned as to how soon he could come to the police station, he responded, "You guys are very rude.

In Waterloo, Gacy joined the local Jaycees chapter, regularly offering extended hours to the organization in addition to the 12- and 14-hour days he worked managing the restaurants. e] Carole observed Gacy bringing teenage boys into his garage in the early hours and also found gay pornography and men's wallets and identification inside the house.Hours after Reffett was last seen by his family, 14-year-old Samuel Stapleton vanished as he walked home from his sister's apartment.

In the early morning hours of December 22, and in the presence of his lawyers, Gacy provided a formal statement in which he confessed to murdering approximately 30 young males—all of whom he claimed had entered his house willingly. Body 19 was buried directly beneath Gacy's master bedroom; Body 18 (Michael Bonnin, identified January 6, 1979) was located beneath the spare bedroom, and found with a ligature around the neck.Anesthesiologists blamed the problem on the prison officials' inexperience at conducting an execution. Using his long experience and psychological expertise, Berry-Dee seeks to understand the motivation, the amoral urges and the merciless horror behind Dahmer's inhuman behaviour: what could make a man do this? This program explores how Gacy's actions affected his family; Gacy's sister and niece are among those interviewed. His final statement to his lawyer before his execution was that killing him would not compensate for the loss of others, and that the state was murdering him. While Gacy was executed for his sickening crimes in 1994, his terrifying spectre continues to haunt us.

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