“She was giving me oral sex, and she got carried away…so I choked her.”
Arthur Shawcross was an American serial killer who was responsible for the murders of a dozen prostitutes. Recorded as having an extremely low IQ, somewhere between 86 and 92, Arthur served in the Vietnam war where he witnessed a number of unspeakable atrocities. In 1972, he was imprisoned for the rape and murder of two children. He was released on parole after psychiatrists concluded he was no longer a threat to society. After a year of being a free man, Arthur would go on to commit a horrifying murder spree between 1988 and 1989, primarily targeting prostitutes. His victims were killed by strangulation, and one of them, who was neither a drug dealer or a prostitute, had been strangled, anally mutilated after death, had her labia removed, and was gutted from throat to crotch. In total, his victim count was 14 including the two children he was previously convicted of killing. Arthur was given a life sentence, and died in 2008 after complaining of pain in his leg.