William Dale Archerd

Demographic Info

Convicted of 3; Suspected in 3 moreMaleCaucasianUSAStationaryPersonal Cause19121977/10/29 (Pneumonia)

William Dale Archerd was born in 1912 in the United States of America.

From a young age, Archerd loved to study medicine. Since his family had little money,he would try to learn as much as possible from his hands on experience, instead of learning in medical school. At the age of 28 Archerd was working in a California hospital in a department where insulin shock therapy was used. It is believed that this is where Archerd began his idea to use insulin as a weapon. Before being charged with the murders of three people, Archerd was charged twice for the illegal possession of morphine.

Archerd began his serial series at the age of 35. It is believed that he injected all of his victims with insulin to induce hypoglycaemia. His victims were both male and female, but the majority of his victims were those he was married to.

Archerd was arrested on July 27, 1967 in Los Angeles. He was later charged with three counts of murder, however he is thought to be involved in at least three additional murders. On March 6, 1968 he was convicted on all three counted and sentenced to death.

His sentence was commuted to life in prison by the U.S. Supreme Court, and he died in prison in 1977.

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Victims of William Dale Archerd

on January 1st, 2010 in Serial Killers, Victimology by | No Comments

William Dale Archerd has been charged with the murders of three people, but is thought to be involved in the murders of at least three other people. We currently have information on all of his known victims, and three of his suspected murders. William Jones Jr. William, age 34, was…

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