John Christie (John Reginald Halliday Christie) an English serial killer and necrophile known as The Rillington Place Strangler. Christie was active during the 1940s and early 1950s. Christie gassed, strangled and in some cases raped eight women (one of them his wife) in his flat of Notting Hill, London. Prior to Christie's arrest, one of his victims was attributed to the victim's father, who was hanged after a trial where Christie was declared as a witness. The controversy generated led to the abolition of the death penalty in the United Kingdom. John Christie was executed by hanging in1953 at the Pentonville Prison in London, England.
Serial Killer John Christie (aka) The Rillington Place Strangler, was active for 11 years between 1943-1953, known to have ( 8 confirmed / 8 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United Kingdom
John Christie was born on April 8th 1899 in Northowram, West Riding of Yorkshire, England. He was born 6th of 7 children and raised by both parents. Christie was raised as a middle child and had six brothers or sisters. His father, Ernest John Christie, a carpet designer. His mother, a homemaker. He had a speach defect. During his education he had academic, social or discipline problems, including being teased or picked on. John Christie was physically psychologically abused at some point of his life.
Christie a heterosexual, necrophile male citizen of the United Kingdom. He took an intelligence quotient test before or after his crimes, John Christie had an IQ of 128. Christie completed 10 years of school, no degree received. Christie married Ethel Simpson on May 10th 1920, murdered her on December 14th 1952. He had no children problems with impotence. He had a medical condition: impotence.
Prior to his spree he had commited crimes, served time in jail, and served time in prison.
In 1943 (Age 43/44) John Christie started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to commit acts of necrophilia, strangle, rape, and murder his victims. He was known to kill at both his home and the home of the victim. At the time of his crimes he was living with his Wife Ethel in Sheffield and then in Rillington Place, England, where Christie was known to work as a serial killer.
He was arrested on March 31st 1953 (Age 53), convicted on July 15th 1953 (Age 54), sentenced to death, execution by hanging at Pentonville Prison in London, England. Christie was convicted on charges of murder, assault and other possible charges during his lifetime. John Christie was executed on July 15th 1953 (Age 54).
John Christie died on July 15th 1953 (Age 54), cause of death: capital punishment, executed by hanging at Pentonville Prison in London, England.
John Christie 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.
Necrophilia, also called thanatophilia, is a sexual attraction or sexual act involving corpses. Serial Killer Necrophiliacs have been known to have sex with the body of their victim(s).
Strangulation is death by compressing the neck until the supply of oxygen is cut off. Stranglers kill by Strangulation.
|Nickname:||The Rillington Place Strangler|
|Victims:||8 - 8|
|Years Active:||1943 - 1953|
|Ages Active:||43/44 - 53/54|
|Active Countries:||United Kingdom|
|Convicted Of:||murder, assault|
|Life Span:||1899 - 1953|
|Sexual Preference:||Heterosexual, Necrophile|
|Astrological Sign:|| ♈ Aries |
Mar 20 - Apr 20
|Marital Status:||married Ethel Simpson on May 10th 1920, murdered her on December 14th 1952|
|Children:||no children problems with impotence|
|Living With:||his Wife Ethel in Sheffield and then in Rillington Place, England|
|D.O.B.:||Apr 8, 1899|
|Birth Location:||Northowram, West Riding of Yorkshire, England|
|Birth Order:||6th of 7|
|Siblings:||six brothers or sisters|
|Raised By:||both parents|
|Birth Category:||middle child|
|Father:||Ernest John Christie, a carpet designer|
|Highest School:||10 years of school|
|Highest Degree:||no degree received|
|Arrested:||Mar 31, 1953 (Age 53)|
|Convicted:||Jul 15, 1953 (Age 54)|
|Sentence:||death, execution by hanging|
|Prison Location:||Pentonville Prison in London, England|
|Executed:||Jul 15, 1953 (Age 54)|
|Death Date:||Jul 15, 1953 (Age 54)|
|Manner of Death:||capital punishment|
|Cause of Death:||executed by hanging|
|Death Location:||Pentonville Prison in London, England|
|Killed In Prison:||FALSE|
The 9 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer John Christie. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.
|Apr 08 1899||John Christie was born in Northowram, West Riding of Yorkshire, England. #18990408|
|Apr 08 1919|
|Apr 08 1929|
|Apr 08 1939|
|John Christie started his serial killing spree. #1943|
|Apr 08 1949|
|John Christie ended his serial killing spree. #1953|
|Mar 31 1953|
|John Christie arrested. #19530331|
|Jul 15 1953|
|John Christie was convictedand sentenced to death, execution by hanging at Pentonville Prison in London, England. #19530715|
|Jul 15 1953|
|John Christiewas executed.cause of death:capital punishment,executed by hangingat Pentonville Prison in London, England. #19530715|
The following serial killers were active during the same time span as John Christie (1943-1953).
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|problems in school||TRUE||221|
|teased in school||TRUE||218|
|kill at killers home||TRUE||320|
|kill at victims home||TRUE||323|
|sex with body||TRUE||430|
|living with children||FALSE||268|
|killed in prison||FALSE||218|
|ate part of body||FALSE||451|
|totem body part||FALSE||365|
|totem personal item||FALSE||354|
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