Sherman McCrary

Demographic Info

AKAVictimsSexEthnicityCountryTypeMotivationBirthDeath
One of the McCrary Family22MaleCaucasianUSANomadicCriminal Enterprise1925 (abt)Unknown

Sherman McCrary was born in 1925, in the United States. He later married Carolyn McCrary and they had a daughter, Ginger, and a son, Daniel. Ginger went onto marry Raymond Carl Taylor. Together, this family went on a killing spree around the United States.

Sherman McCrary was thought to be the leader of this family, making the women take more passive roles in the robberies and murders. McCrary began his murder series in August of 1971, at the age of 46, and continued until his arrest June of 1972. The majority of his victims were women, but would sometimes murder men if they got in the way. The women were usually kidnapped by Sherman or one of the other males during a robbery. The victims were then raped in the getaway car for days before being murdered. All of the victims were shot to death with the same type of gun. The remains were never buried, but instead were found at the side of roads or in the McCrary family home.

In June of 1972, Sherman McCrary and the rest of his family were arrested after they robbed a store and shot a police officer. The officer survived the attack and managed to give an accurate description of the getaway car and the robbers. Sherman was found guilty of 1 murder charge, armed robbery and abduction. He was sentenced to life in prison. Although he was only found guilty of 1 murder it is believed that he and his family were responsible for the rapes and murders of over 22 people. He committed suicide in his prison cell on October 9, 1988 when he grew tired of serving his prison sentence.

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Victims of the McCrary Family

on March 4th, 2010 in Serial Killers, Victimology by | 140 Comments

The McCrary family is thought to have been responsible for the deaths of dozens of people throughout the United States. Despite being suspected of many murders, they were only found guilty of murdering one woman. We currently have information on their known victim and 15 of their suspected victims. Sherri…

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