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.
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.
Kendall Francois has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 4 years ago.
The unlawful killing of two or more victims by the same offender(s), in separate events. Serial Killer as defined by the FBI at the 2005 symposium.
Rape is usually defined as having sexual intercourse with a person who does not want to, or cannot consent.
Strangulation is death by compressing the neck until the supply of oxygen is cut off. Stranglers kill by Strangulation.
Stalking means following someone secretly to watch them. Serial Killer Stalkers stalk victims prior to killing them.
|Nickname:||The Poughkeepsie Killer|
|Victims:||8 - 9|
|Years Active:||1996 - 1998|
|Ages Active:||24/25 - 26/27|
|Active Countries:||United States|
|Life Span:||1971 - 2014|
|Citizenship:||United States of America|
|Religious Affiliation:||Apostasy in Catholicism|
|Astrological Sign:|| ♌ Leo |
Jul 23 - Aug 23
|Marital Status:||never married|
|Living With:||his parents and sister at his parents house on Fulton Avenue in Poughkeepsie, New York, US|
|D.O.B.:||Jul 26, 1971|
|Birth Location:||Poughkeepsie, city in New York|
|Birth Order:||1st of 2|
|Siblings:||one younger sister, Kierstyn Francois|
|Raised By:||both parents|
|Birth Category:||oldest child|
|Mother:||Paulette Francois, a nurse at a local psychiatric center|
|Highest School:||15 years of school|
|Highest Degree:||some college, no degree|
|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|
|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|
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.
|Jul 26 1971||Kendall Francois was born in Poughkeepsie, city in New York. #19710726|
|Jul 26 1991|
|Kendall Francois started his serial killing spree. #1996|
|Kendall Francois ended his serial killing spree. #1998|
|Sep 02 1998|
|Kendall Francois arrested. #19980902|
|Aug 11 2000|
|Kendall Francois was convictedand sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole at Attica prison in Attica, New York, US. #20000811|
|Jul 26 2001|
|Jul 26 2011|
|Sep 11 2014|
|Kendall Francoisdied.cause of death:natural causes, reports of AIDS and cancerat Wende Correctional Facility in Erie County, New York, US. #20140911|
The following serial killers were active during the same time span as Kendall Francois (1996-1998).
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|problems in school||TRUE||221|
|teased in school||TRUE||218|
|kill at killers home||TRUE||320|
|living with children||FALSE||268|
|killed in prison||FALSE||218|
|kill at victims home||FALSE||323|
|sex with body||FALSE||430|
|ate part of body||FALSE||451|
|totem body part||FALSE||365|
|totem personal item||FALSE||354|
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|110159599x||The Man in the Monster||Martha Elliott|| 3 Total Including |
Michael Bruce Ross
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.
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