John Wayne Gacy Research Paper

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On March 17, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois, John Wayne Gacy, Jr. was born to John Wayne Gacy, Sr. and Marion Elaine Robinson as the second of three children. Gacy was very close to his mother and sisters as a child, but had a very troubled relationship with his alcoholic father because he was abusive. He was struck in the head when he was 11, forming a blood clot that caused him to suffer blackouts beginning when he was 16. Other than the issues with his father and the blood clot, John Wayne Gacy lived a seemingly normal childhood. He attended four high schools in four years, eventually dropping out and moving to Las Vegas. He began working for Palm Mortuary as a janitor. A few months later, he returned home to Chicago. He then enrolled to a business college and became a salesperson. After graduating, Gacy began working as a management trainee Nunn Bush Shoe Co. After working there for only a couple weeks, he was transferred to Springfield, Illinois. In September of 1964, he married Marlynn Myers, a wealthy coworker. In 1965, he rose to Vice-President of the Springfield branch of Nunn Bush Shoe Co. Soon after, Marlynn 's parents, part-owner of Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) franchises, offered John Wayne Gacy a job as manager at their Waterloo, Iowa KFC. He accepted and moved there with his wife. Gacy and his wife…show more content…
However, the complaint was dropped when the boy did not appear in court. Gacy’s parole officer in Iowa did not hear about this incident, so Gacy was discharged from parole in October 1971. The next year on June 22, Gacy was once again arrested and charged for battery after another young man. The boy claimed that Gacy flashed a sheriff 's badge, luring him into Gacy 's car, and then proceeded to pursue sex with him. Again, the charges were dropped after the plaintiff did not show up for
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