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NorthernMagpie
11-11-2008, 04:02 PM
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) Serial killer Arthur Shawcross, who was serving life in prison for strangling 11 women in the Rochester area, has died at 63.

Shawcross died late Monday at an Albany hospital, where he had been taken after complaining of leg pain earlier in the day at the Sullivan Correctional Facility, Corrections Department spokesman Erik Kriss said Tuesday. The cause of death was still under investigation, he said.

Shawcross' 13-week trial for 10 of the killings included graphic testimony about mutilation and cannibalism

Shawcross' victims, most of them prostitutes, were killed in the period from March 1988 to January 1990. At the time, he was on parole after serving 15 years in prison for killing two children in northern New York's Watertown in 1972.

Shawcross was arrested in January 1990, a day after state police spotted him near the frozen body of one of his victims.

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Elphaba
11-11-2008, 04:28 PM
Over the many years, of all the many books I have read on true crime and forensics, his case was one of those that gave me nightmares. Good riddance...

believe09
11-11-2008, 04:44 PM
I hope they got a whole lot of good information from him-he was beyond.

Julessleuther
11-11-2008, 09:23 PM
Yes, good riddance! In the late 80's I lived right around the corner from that sicko--I lived on Park Ave, and he lived on Alexander. When he was arrested and they searched his house on Alexander, I remember the polics completely blocking off Alexander for over a day. It was so scary. He was very creepy! (I was surprised to see how young he was when he died though, I had thought he was older than early 40's when arrested, but I was young then, so he must have seemed old...)

txsvicki
11-11-2008, 09:31 PM
Fifteen years for killing two children, wow. He got to have a natural death at a fairly old age.

MeoW333
11-11-2008, 09:48 PM
My prayers for all the families involved..

Nocgirl
11-19-2008, 06:20 PM
This guy was a total POS. I had actually never heard of him until I saw something on him on the Biography channel. Wasn't he considered the something River killer? He was convicted of killing a child, suspected of killing one other. Was only given 15 years then released, and sent to Rochester to live and nobody there knew who he was. Nobody wanted him in their city so officials sent him to live in Rochester, under the radar, and that is when all these women wound up dead.

He is a true POS and a child kiler. I hope he is in hell.

MeoW333
11-19-2008, 09:05 PM
The Genessee River Killer