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Luis Alfredo Garavito Research Paper

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Luis Alfredo Garavito, also known as La Bestia “ The Beast” was born January 25, 1957 is a Columbian rapist and serial killer. He admitted to rape, torture and murder of 138 children and teenagers. His victims, based on the locations of bones listed on maps that Garavito had made in prison, would eventually exceed 300. Garavito continues to confess to more murders. He has been described by the public as “the world’s worst serial killer.” Luis Alfredo Garavito is the second serial killer of the world according the Attorney general’s office.
Garavito had a rough childhood and family life. He was oldest of his seven brothers. He lived in a home where he was emotionally and physically abused by his alcoholic father. He was also sexually abused. Because of his family situation, it …show more content…

The girlfriend had a child that Garavito got along with very well.
Garavito was known by his friends to be kind but yet he would get very easily angered.

Being the eldest in the family means that you have a lot of responsibility. Parents will often look to the eldest child for support with looking after the younger children. Being the oldest in such a large family is particularly stressful and can lead to a child to take on adult responsibilities. It also means on losing out of their childhood. This is what Garavito may have gone through to cause him to act out for those events and hurting all those people.
Garavitos victims’ were identified by their age, gender and social status. He targeted little boys between the ages six to sixteen who were either homeless, peasants, or orphaned. He would approach the young boys, either on the crowded streets or alone in the countryside and then he would lure them with giving small things such as money, candy or odd jobs. He offered some work for money and also disguised himself as different people who could be seen as someone offering work to the boy, such as the priest, a farmer, a homeless man, a street vendor, a

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