Kendall Francois

The Poughkeepsie Killer

  Active for 3 years
(1996-1998) in United States

8

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

9

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  4. General Information
  5. Characteristics
  6. Childhood
  7. Cognitive Ability
  8. Incarceration
  9. Death
  10. 9 Timeline Events
  11. Serial Killers Active During Spree
  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 15 Books About Kendall Francois
  14. 6 External References
  15. Internal References

Kendall Francois an American serial killer known as the Poughkeepsie Killer. Francois confessed to killing eight prostitutes in Poughkeepsie, New York, but denied involvement with the disappearance of a ninth prostitute. In 1995, Francois tested positive for HIV. He hid the bodies of his victims in the house that he shared with his parents. In 2000, he was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Kendall Francois died of natural causes on September 11th 2014 while incarcerated at Wende Correctional Facility in Alden, New York.

Kendall Francois Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Kendall Francois (aka) The Poughkeepsie Killer, was active for 3 years between 1996-1998, known to have ( 8 confirmed / 9 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States

Kendall Francois was born on July 26th 1971 in Poughkeepsie, city in New York. He was born 1st of 2 children and raised by both parents. He was raised as a oldest child and had one younger sister, Kierstyn Francois. His father, McKinley Francois. His mother, Paulette Francois, a nurse at a local psychiatric center. During his education he had academic, social or discipline problems, including being teased or picked on.

Kendall Francois a heterosexual male citizen of the United States of America, with religious ties and/or beliefs connected with the Apostasy in Catholicism religion, organization or belief system. He completed 15 years of school, attended some college, no degree received. He never married. He had no children.

In 1996 (Age 24/25) Kendall Francois started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to strangle, stalk, rape, and murder his victims. He was known to kill victims at his own home. At the time of his crimes he was living with his parents and sister at his parents house on Fulton Avenue in Poughkeepsie, New York, US, where he was known to work as a serial killer.

He was arrested on September 2nd 1998 (Age 27), convicted on August 11th 2000 (Age 29), sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole at Attica prison in Attica, New York, US. He was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime.

Kendall Francois died on September 11th 2014 (Age 43), cause of death: natural causes, reports of AIDS and cancer at Wende Correctional Facility in Erie County, New York, US.

Profile Completeness: 93%
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Kendall Francois has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 6 months ago.

Kendall Francois a known:

Kendall Francois
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-02-08 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Kendall Francois
Nickname: The Poughkeepsie Killer
Victims: 8 - 9
Years Active: 1996 - 1998
Ages Active: 24/25 - 26/27
Active Countries: United States
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1971 - 2014
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Citizenship: United States of America
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Religious Affiliation: Apostasy in Catholicism
Astrological Sign: Leo
Jul 23 - Aug 23
Birth Month: July
Marital Status: never married
Children: no children
Living With: his parents and sister at his parents house on Fulton Avenue in Poughkeepsie, New York, US
Occupation: serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Jul 26, 1971
Given Name: Kendall
Birth Location: Poughkeepsie, city in New York
Birth Order: 1st of 2
Siblings: one younger sister, Kierstyn Francois
Rasied By: both parents
Birth Category: oldest child
Mother: Paulette Francois, a nurse at a local psychiatric center
Father: McKinley Francois

Cognitive Ability
IQ: N/A
Highest School: 15 years of school
Highest Degree: some college, no degree

Incarceration
Arrested: Sep 2, 1998 (Age 27)
Convicted: Aug 11, 2000 (Age 29)
Sentence: life imprisonment without the possibility of parole
Prison Location: Attica prison in Attica, New York, US
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: FALSE
Previous Jail: FALSE
Previous Prison: FALSE

Death Information
Death Date: Sep 11, 2014 (Age 43)
Cause of Death: natural causes, reports of AIDS and cancer
Death Location: Wende Correctional Facility in Erie County, New York, US
Killed In Prison: FALSE
Suicide: FALSE
9 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Kendall Francois

The 9 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Kendall Francois. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Jul 26 1971Kendall Francois was born in Poughkeepsie, city in New York.  #19710726
Jul 26 1991
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
1996
(Age 24/25)
Kendall Francois started his serial killing spree. #1996
1998
(Age 26/27)
Kendall Francois ended his serial killing spree. #1998
Sep 02 1998
(Age 27)
Kendall Francois arrested. #19980902
Aug 11 2000
(Age 29)
Kendall Francois was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole at Attica prison in Attica, New York, US.  #20000811
Jul 26 2001
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
Jul 26 2011
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
Sep 11 2014
(Age 43)
Kendall Francois died. cause of death: natural causes, reports of AIDS and cancer at Wende Correctional Facility in Erie County, New York, US. #20140911
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Boolean Questions:
Killer
Question
Killer
Answer
Total
Answered
problems in school TRUE 218
teased in school TRUE 215
kill at killers home TRUE 315
rape TRUE 447
stalk TRUE 413
strangle TRUE 437
living with children FALSE 267
suicide FALSE 216
killed in prison FALSE 210
physically defect FALSE 298
speach defect FALSE 298
head injury FALSE 297
physically abused FALSE 228
psychologically abused FALSE 221
sexually abused FALSE 223
psychologist FALSE 256
forensic hospital FALSE 255
previous crimes FALSE 363
previous jail FALSE 347
previous prision FALSE 332
previous killed FALSE 207
kill at victims home FALSE 318
used weapon FALSE 448
used gun FALSE 447
torture FALSE 421
blindfold FALSE 359
bound FALSE 401
sex with body FALSE 426
mutilated FALSE 440
ate part of body FALSE 445
drank blood FALSE 436
posed body FALSE 360
totem body part FALSE 361
totem personal item FALSE 350
robbed FALSE 414


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Kendall Francois

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1733630600 Serial Killer Stranglers 164
1733630619 Serial Killer Rapists 266
0425196402 Serial Killers 24
0062433741 Lady Killers 4
0062416146 The Spider and the Fly 1
1494772167 Serial Killers Encycloped... 34
1504022645 Body Dump 1
1459707214 Rampage 1
006241612x The Spider and the Fly 1
1483352803 Extreme Killing 8
0795323158 NIGHTCRAWLER 1
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110159599x The Man in the Monster 3

Kendall Francois (July 26, 1971 – September 11, 2014) was an American serial killer from Poughkeepsie, New York, convicted of killing eight women, from 1996 to 1998. After his conviction and sentencing, Francois was housed in the Attica Correctional Facility until being transferred to the Wende Correctional Facility shortly before his death.

Wikipedia
External References
  1. Q6388904 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Nov 5, 2018.
  2. Kendall Francois on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Nov 5, 2018.
  3. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Kendall FRANÇOIS on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Nov 5, 2018.
  4. Joseph Berger, Jane Gross, Police Are Criticized as Poughkeepsie House Yields Corpses on www.nytimes.com, Retrieved on Nov 5, 2018.
  5. John Massey, Amanda Alfaro, Kendall Francois on maamodt.asp.radford.edu, Retrieved on Jan 20, 2019.
  6. John Ferro, Francois letters: Inside the mind of a remorseless killer on www.poughkeepsiejournal.com, Retrieved on Jan 20, 2019.
Internal References

Kendall Francois is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #10 of 41 [ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in July
  2. #21 of 53 [ Page 2 ] of Serial Killer Stalkers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #75 of 209 [ Page 5 ] of Leo Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  4. #94 of 649 [ Page 7 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  5. #98 of 326 [ Page 7 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  6. #104 of 249 [ Page 7 ] of Serial Killer Stranglers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  7. #123 of 305 [ Page 9 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  8. #177 of 649 [ Page 12 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  9. #235 of 649 [ Page 16 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  10. #390 of 649 [ Page 26 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
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