John Christie

The Rillington Place Strangler

  Active for 11 years
(1943-1953) in United Kingdom

8

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

8

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  4. General Information
  5. Characteristics
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  7. Cognitive Ability
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  9. Death
  10. 9 Timeline Events
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  13. 8 Books About John Christie
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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.

John Christie Serial Killer Profile

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.

Profile Completeness: 96%
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John Christie has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 4 months ago.

John Christie a known:

John Christie
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-06-21 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: John Christie
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
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Citizenship: United Kingdom
Sexual Preference: Heterosexual, Necrophile
Medical Condition: impotence
Astrological Sign: Aries
Mar 20 - Apr 20
Birth Month: April
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
Occupation: serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Apr 8, 1899
Family Name: Christie
Given Name: John
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
Mother: a homemaker
Father: Ernest John Christie, a carpet designer

Cognitive Ability
IQ: 128
Highest School: 10 years of school
Highest Degree: no degree received

Incarceration
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)
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: TRUE
Previous Prison: TRUE

Death Information
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
Suicide: FALSE
9 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
John Christie

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.

Date Event Description
Apr 08 1899John Christie was born in Northowram, West Riding of Yorkshire, England.  #18990408
Apr 08 1919
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
Apr 08 1929
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
Apr 08 1939
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
1943
(Age 43/44)
John Christie started his serial killing spree. #1943
Apr 08 1949
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
1953
(Age 53/54)
John Christie ended his serial killing spree. #1953
Mar 31 1953
(Age 53)
John Christie arrested. #19530331
Jul 15 1953
(Age 54)
John Christie was convicted and sentenced to death, execution by hanging at Pentonville Prison in London, England.  #19530715
Jul 15 1953
(Age 54)
John Christie was executed. cause of death: capital punishment, executed by hanging at Pentonville Prison in London, England. #19530715
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Boolean Questions:
Killer
Question
Killer
Answer
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Answered
problems in school TRUE 218
teased in school TRUE 215
speach defect TRUE 298
physically abused TRUE 228
psychologically abused TRUE 221
previous crimes TRUE 363
previous jail TRUE 347
previous prision TRUE 332
kill at killers home TRUE 315
kill at victims home TRUE 318
rape TRUE 447
strangle TRUE 437
sex with body TRUE 426
living with children FALSE 267
suicide FALSE 216
killed in prison FALSE 210
physically defect FALSE 298
head injury FALSE 297
sexually abused FALSE 223
drug abuse FALSE 223
alcohol abuse FALSE 222
psychologist FALSE 256
forensic hospital FALSE 255
used weapon FALSE 448
used gun FALSE 447
torture FALSE 421
stalk FALSE 413
blindfold FALSE 359
bound FALSE 401
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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External References
  1. John Christie (murderer) on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  2. Juan Ignacio Blanco, John Reginald CHRISTIE on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  3. Michael Gourley, Christopher Mullen, John Christie on maamodt.asp.radford.edu, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  4. Q1699615 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Oct 9, 2018.
  5. John Christie on www.biography.com, Retrieved on Dec 14, 2018.
  6. John Christie on www.serienkillers.de, Retrieved on Feb 17, 2019.
  7. John Reginald Christie on criminalia.es, Retrieved on May 22, 2019.
Internal References

John Christie is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #9 of 62 [ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers active in the United Kingdom
  2. #14 of 38 [ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in April
  3. #16 of 42 [ Page 2 ] of Aries Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  4. #19 of 72 [ Page 2 ] of serial killers sorted by IQ Level
  5. #30 of 60 [ Page 2 ] of Serial Killer Necrophiliacs sorted by Confirmed Victims
  6. #58 of 649 [ Page 4 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  7. #86 of 649 [ Page 6 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  8. #99 of 249 [ Page 7 ] of Serial Killer Stranglers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  9. #118 of 305 [ Page 8 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  10. #152 of 649 [ Page 11 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  11. #227 of 649 [ Page 16 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
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