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John Wayne Gacy Jr. was born on March 17, 1942, to middle-class Marion and John Gacy Senior in Chicago, Illinois. His mother was Danish and his father was Polish. His father was an abusive alcoholic with a violent temper that often led to him beating his wife and children, the beatings were usually with a razor strap. John’s beatings were usually so brutal that he ended up in the hospital most of the time and was suffering from blackouts caused by seizures. Since John’s medical condition was never diagnosed Sr. often accused Gacy of fabricating illnesses even while lying helpless on a hospital bed. Once there was a blood clot in his brain from being hit so hard but they managed to fix it with medication. Gacy was not only harmed at home but …show more content…

No one really believed he was the murder because of how he would dress up as Pogo the Clown to entertain. This save persona he managed to portray helped him to gain the trust of so many people. His victims are believed to be between 9 to 20 years old and some still remain unidentified. The rest of his murder victims are as follows: Darrell Sampson ( age 18, killed April 6, 1976), Randall Reffett (age 15, killed May 14, 1976), Samuel Stapleton (age 14, killed May 14, 1976), Michael Bonnin (age 17, killed June 3, 1976), William Carroll (age 16, killed June 13, 1976), Rick Johnston (age 17, killed August 6, 1976), Kenneth Parker ( age 16, killed October 24, 1976), William Bundy (age 19, killed October 26, 1976), Gregory Godzik (age 17, killed December 12, 1976), John Szyc (age 19, killed January 20, 1977), Jon Prestidge (age 20, killed March 15, 1977), Matthew Bowman (age 19, killed July 5, 1977), Robert Gilroy ( age 18, killed September 15, 1977), John Mowery (age 19, killed September 25, 1977), Russell Nelson (age 21, killed October 17, 1977), Robert Winch (age 16, killed November 10, 1977), Tommy Boling (age 20, killed November 18, 1977), David Talsma (age 19, killed December 9, 1977), William Kindred ( age 19, killed February 16, 1978), Timothy O' Rourke (age 20, killed June 16–23, 1978), Frank Landingin (age 19, killed November 4, 1978), James Mazzara (age 21, killed November 24, …show more content…

During the McCoy murder case he was formally diagnosed with an antisocial personality disorder. Antisocial personality disorder, also can be called sociopathy, is a mental condition in which a person constantly shows that they have no regard for right and wrong and ignore the rights and feelings of others. People with antisocial personality disorder tend to antagonize, manipulate or treat others harshly or with callous indifference. They show no guilt or remorse for their behavior. Gacy said that after his first killing he was tired but felt exhilarated from it. During the Gacy’s final murder trials his lawyers brought in past doctors to say he was a “paranoid schizophrenic” who suffered from a multiple personality disorder. A multiple personality disorder is a rare dissociative disorder in which two or more personalities with distinct memories and behavior patterns apparently exist in one individual. He received the death penalties for 12 of the murders while the rest were life

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