Gary Heidnik

Demographic Info

AKAVictimsSexEthnicityCountryTypeMotivationBirthDeath
Brother Bishop6MaleCaucasianUSAStationarySexual, Sadistic1943/11/22 (Eastlake, Ohio, USA)1999/07/06 (Lethal injection)

Bibliography

TitleAuthorSources
Cellar of Horror: The Story of Gary HeidnikKen EngladeAmazon, Kim Cantrell Review

Videography

TitleSources
Most Evil: Psychotic Killers (Episode 1x05)
Most Evil: Science of Murder (Episode 1x07)

Gary Heidnik kidnapped, tortured and raped six women. He kept them prisoner in his Philadelphia basement. Two of his victims were murdered.

Blog Posts

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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