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Homicidal 'Killer Clown' John Wayne Gacy convicted

A stock photo showing clown shoes


He killed so many, sometimes twice in one day, that the trial took five weeks. But with 27 bodies on his property, it took the jury two hours to find him guilty.

His public persona had been that of a good neighbour, who entertained children as a clown, and as a successful businessman who hoped to enter politics.

In private, his modus operandi had been to lure males back, pretend his handcuffing of them was part of his clown routine and then, once his victims were restrained, rape, torture and kill them...