Peter Manuel an American-Scottish serial killer burglar and rapist known as the Beast of Birkenshaw. Manuel was convicted of murdering seven people across Lanarkshire between 1956 and 1958. He is believed to have killed two other victims. Manuel was the one of the last prisoner to be hanged in Scotland, after a sensational trial in which he conducted his own defense. In 1958, Manuel was convicted of the murders of seven people, one murder case was thrown out of court and another was attributed to him but was never proven. In 1958, Peter Manuel was executed by hanging at Barlinnie prison in Glasgow, Scotland.
Serial Killer Peter Manuel (aka) Beast of Birkenshaw, was active for 3 years between 1956-1958, known to have ( 7 confirmed / 9 possible ) victims. This serial killer was active in the following countries: United Kingdom
Peter Manuel was born on March 1st 1927 in New York City, city in state of New York, largest city in the United States by population.
Peter Manuel a male citizen of the United States of America.
Prior to his spree he had commited crimes.
In 1956 (Age 28/29) Peter Manuel started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to rob, torture, rape, and murder his victims. Peter Manuel used a weapon and was in possession of a firearm during his crimes. He was known to kill at the home of the victim. He would keep personal items from the victim after the crime. At least one victim was tied, bound, or otherwise restrained during the crime.
He was arrested on January 13th 1958 (Age 30), convicted on May 29th 1958 (Age 31), sentenced to death by hanging at HM Prison Peterhead, HM Prison Barlinnie, Riddrie, Glasgow, Scotland. He was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime. Peter Manuel was executed on July 11th 1958 (Age 31).
Peter Manuel died on July 11th 1958 (Age 31), cause of death: capital punishment, executed by hanging at HM Prison Barlinnie, Riddrie, Glasgow, Scotland.
Peter Manuel has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 6 months 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.
Torture is when someone puts another person in pain. This pain may be physical or psychological. Tourturers touture their victims.
|Nickname:||Beast of Birkenshaw|
|Victims:||7 - 9|
|Years Active:||1956 - 1958|
|Ages Active:||28/29 - 30/31|
|Active Countries:||United Kingdom|
|Life Span:||1927 - 1958|
|Citizenship:||United States of America|
|Astrological Sign:|| ♓ Pisces |
Feb 18 - Mar 20
|D.O.B.:||Mar 1, 1927|
|Birth Location:||New York City, city in state of New York, largest city in the United States by population|
|Arrested:||Jan 13, 1958 (Age 30)|
|Convicted:||May 29, 1958 (Age 31)|
|Sentence:||death by hanging|
|Prison Location:||HM Prison Peterhead, HM Prison Barlinnie, Riddrie, Glasgow, Scotland|
|Executed:||Jul 11, 1958 (Age 31)|
|Death Date:||Jul 11, 1958 (Age 31)|
|Manner of Death:||capital punishment|
|Cause of Death:||executed by hanging|
|Death Location:||HM Prison Barlinnie, Riddrie, Glasgow, Scotland|
|Killed In Prison:||N/A|
The 8 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Peter Manuel. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.
|Mar 01 1927||Peter Manuel was born in New York City, city in state of New York, largest city in the United States by population. #19270301|
|Mar 01 1947|
|Peter Manuel started his serial killing spree. #1956|
|Mar 01 1957|
|Peter Manuel ended his serial killing spree. #1958|
|Jan 13 1958|
|Peter Manuel arrested. #19580113|
|May 29 1958|
|Peter Manuel was convicted and sentenced to death by hanging at HM Prison Peterhead, HM Prison Barlinnie, Riddrie, Glasgow, Scotland. #19580529|
|Jul 11 1958|
|Peter Manuel was executed. cause of death: capital punishment, executed by hanging at HM Prison Barlinnie, Riddrie, Glasgow, Scotland. #19580711|
The following serial killers were active during the same time span as Peter Manuel (1956-1958).
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|kill at victims home||TRUE||318|
|totem personal item||TRUE||350|
|kill at killers home||FALSE||315|
|sex with body||FALSE||426|
|ate part of body||FALSE||445|
|totem body part||FALSE||361|
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Peter Thomas Anthony Manuel (13 March 1927 – 11 July 1958) was an American-Scottish serial killer who was convicted of murdering a total of seven people across Lanarkshire and southern Scotland between 1956 and his arrest in January 1958, and is believed to have murdered two more, nine in all. Prior to his arrest, the media nicknamed the unidentified killer "the Beast of Birkenshaw".
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