Glennon Engleman

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Glennon Engleman was born on February 6, 1927, in Missouri. He had one sister and two brothers. Engleman served in the Army Air Corps and attended college on a GI bill. Engleman later became a dentist.

Engleman’s murder series is believed to have begun in 1958, at the age of 31, but his known murder series began in 1976, at the age of 49. Engleman did not show a preference between murdering men or women, so long as he profited in some way. By the end of his murder series, Engleman had murdered 5 men and 2 women, though Engleman was only found guilty for murdering 3 men and 2 women. Engleman was typically hired as a hit man or would murder people so that he could gain insurance money from widows. All of his victims were between the ages of 26 and 61. He would murder his victims by shooting, beating or bludgeoning them to death and on one occasion used a stick of dynamite. Most of his victims were left at the scene of the crime, with the exception of his suspected victim who was pushed down a well.

On February 24, 1980, Engleman was arrested for the murder of Peter Halm. In August of 1980, Engleman was found guilty for the murders of 5 people and was sentenced to 5 life terms. He was able to avoid the death penalty by confessing to an additional murder. On March 3, 1999, Engleman died in prison of natural causes.

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Victims of Glennon Engleman

on August 5th, 2010 in Serial Killers, Victimology by | 7 Comments

Glennon Engleman was found guilty for the murders of five victims, but is suspected for the murders of seven victims. We currently have information on all of his known and suspected victims. James Bullock James was murdered in 1958. He was shot to death. Engleman is suspected to have been…

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