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Making A Monster: John Wayne Gacy

 

John Wayne Gacy was an American serial killer who raped, tortured and murdered at least 33 teenage boys and young men between 1972 and 1978.

He was convicted of 33 murders, Gacy was sentenced to death on March 13, 1980 for 12 of those murders. He spent 14 years on death row before he was executed by lethal injection. In this episode, clinical psychologist Dr Richard Rappaport who acted as an expert witness in Gacy’s trial and interviewed him for more than 65 hours provides a deep understanding of his psyche and the factors that drove him to kill.