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John Wayne Gacy

Born: March 17, 1942

Died: May 10, 1994

Age: 52

Cause of death: lethal injection

Notable because: Was an American serial killer whose father was a drunk and called him ssisy. Married - had kids - latent homosexuality developed into  full blown sexual assault on minors. He was convicted - served 18 Months during which time his wife left him, took away the kids and his Father died.  Came out of prison - and went on to kill 33 young men. Claimed in defence all died of erotic asphyxia. Never expressed remorse. Final words were 'Kiss my ass.'

 

He was convicted and later executed for the rape and murder of 33 boys and young men between 1972 and his arrest in 1978, 27 of whom he buried in a crawl space under the floor of his house, while others were found in nearby rivers. He became notorious as the "Killer Clown" because of the many block parties he threw for his friends and neighbors, entertaining children in a clown suit and makeup, under the name of "Pogo the Clown".John Wayne Gacy/ Pogo the Clown

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John Wayne Gacy: Defending a Monster

Author: Sam L. Amirante
Manufacturer: Skyhorse Publishing
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“Sam, could you do me a favor?” Thus begins a story that has now become part of America’s true crime hall of fame. It is a gory, grotesque tale befitting a Stephen King novel. It is also a David and Goliath saga—the story of a young lawyer fresh from the Public Defender’s Office whose first client in private practice turns out to be the worst serial killer in our nation’s history.

Sam Amirante had just opened his first law practice when he got a phone call from his friend John Wayne Gacy, a well-known and well-liked community figure. Gacy was upset about what he called “police harassment” and asked Amirante for help. With the police following his every move in connection with the disappearance of a local teenager, Gacy eventually gave a drunken, dramatic, early morning confession—to his new lawyer. Gacy was eventually charged with murder and Amirante suddenly became the defense attorney for one of American’s most disturbing serial killers. It was his first case.

This new edition of John Wayne Gacy, which contains updated material about the case that has come to light since the book’s original publication, recounts the gruesome killings and the famous trial that shocked a nation.


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Unlicensed Cemetery: The John Wayne Gacy Murders

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John Wayne Gacy: The True Crime Story of the Killer Clown (Serial Killers, True Crime)

Author: Tyler Crane
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John Wayne Gacy: The True Crime Story of the Killer Clown is available now

The world is home to over seven billion people. In it, there have been great human beings: genius scientists that found cures or solutions to humanity’s biggest problems; brilliant engineers that have created technology that has advanced us, giving us the ability to carry an almost infinite amount of information in a handheld device and taking us to space; and noble leaders who have fought the powers of tyrants and succeeded, liberating their people and winning back their rights. But, as in any great community in existence, in the same way that our planet can harbor greatness, it can also create evil. Such is the case of John Wayne Gacy, a man shrouded in darkness. After a troubled childhood and low self-esteem due to his small height and obesity, he attempted to live a normal life but couldn’t control his sadistic urges. Despite his attempts at marriage and family, living as a well-known member of his community and being involved in politics, his urges to dominate, torture and murder young men led him to become a monster of the worst kind: mixing sexual fantasies with terrible actions. It shocked the entire country when his true identity was revealed. In the following book, we will tell the story of the Killer Clown, the identity that John Wayne Gacy adopted to win over the people who knew him, especially his victims. An identity that ended up taking the man over, and who in his mind drove him to kill, along with the other personalities he possessed. Prepare yourself; the gruesome actions of John Wayne Gacy are not for the lighthearted.

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The Chicago Killer: The Hunt For Serial Killer John Wayne Gacy

Author: Joseph R. Kozenczak
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Editorial Review: The Chicago Killer - The Hunt For Serial Killer John Wayne Gacy is the story of the capture of John Wayne Gacy, as told from the perspective of the former Chief of Detectives of the Des Plaines, Illinois Police Department Joseph Kozenczak. The conviction of Gacy on 33 counts of murder is significant in the annals of the criminal justice system in the United States. Two articles give the reader a comprehensive insight on the use of psychics and the lie-detector in a serial murder investigation.


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Killer Clown

Author: Terri Sullivan
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Editorial Review: The Real Story Of John Wayne Gacy-- By The Man Who Helped Catch Him

He was a model citizen. A hospital volunteer. And one of the most sadistic serial killers of all time. But few people could see the cruel monster beneath the colorful clown makeup that John Gacy wore to entertain children in his Chicago suburb. Few could imagine what lay buried beneath his house of horrors--until a teenaged boy disappeared before Christmas in 1978, leading prosecutor Terry Sullivan on the greatest manhunt of his career.

Reconstructing the investigation--from records of violence in Gacy's past, to the gruesome discovery of 29 corpses of abused boys in Gacy's crawlspace and four others found in the nearby river--Sullivan's shocking eyewitness account takes you where few true crime books ever go: inside the heart of a serial murder investigation and trial.

This updated edition features new revelations that have emerged using DNA evidence to confirm the identities of additional victims--and 16 pages of dramatic photos.

"An unnerving true crime story of murder, terror, and justice." --Dallas Morning News

"GRIPPING."--Publishers Weekly

"CHILLING."--Nashville Banner

"UNNERVING."--Dallas Morning News


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