Carlton Gary

Carlton Gary was convicted of the murder of seven elderly women in Columbus, Georgia from 1977-1978. He is suspected in several murders in New York State as well. While there has been considerable question about his convictions, in 2007 he was definitively linked to one murder via DNA.

Demographic Info

AKAVictimsSexEthnicityCountryTypeMotivationBirthDeath
The Stocking Strangler7+MaleBlackUSANomadicSexual1952/12/15 (Columbus, Georgia, USA)n/a

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Episode 051: The Serial Killer Cycle, Part 1

on October 21st, 2011 in Podcast Episodes, Psychology, Serial Killers by | 7 Comments

This week, we look at the serial killer cycle, a theory proposed by Joel Norris in 1988. While the theory is rather lacking in scientific testing, it ties in well with the concept of serial murder as addictive behavior, a concept I believe has considerable merit. Dr. Norris’ “Phases of…

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Episode 011: Nature versus Nurture – The Making of a Serial Killer

on January 7th, 2011 in Podcast Episodes, Psychology, Serial Killers by | 3 Comments

In this week’s episode, we look at what causes someone to become a serial killer. We’ll be mostly discussing psychopathic sexual murder, rather than psychotic murder. Psychopathy, also known as sociopathy or antisocial personality disorder, is a behavioral disorder characterized by an abnormal lack of empathy combined with abnormal immoral…

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DNA Confuses the Issue for Carlton Gary

on December 14th, 2010 in Serial Killers by | 3 Comments

Carlton Gary, the so-called “Columbus Stocking Strangler” was convicted of the rap and murder of three elderly women in the late 1970’s. He is on death row in Georgia. The Georgia Supreme Court halted his execution with just four hours to go in December 2009. It ordered a judge to…

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