Gacy's Evil comes to an end

On 13 March 1980 Gacy was sentenced to death and transferred to the Menard Correctional Center, where he was incarcerated on Death Row. Gacy took up oil painting, and his favourite subjects were portraits of clowns
.A number of appeals followed over the next fourteen years and, with all avenues eventually exhausted, Gacy was transferred to the state penitentiary outside Chicago in May 1994. In the early hours of 10 May 1994, unrepentant to the end, John Gacy was put to death by lethal injection.Following his execution, his paintings were sold at auction. It was reported that the winning bidder destroyed the paintings on receipt.