Michael Hughes

Southside Slayer murders

  Active for 8 years
(1986-1993) in United States

7

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

8

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  4. General Information
  5. Characteristics
  6. Childhood
  7. Cognitive Ability
  8. Incarceration
  9. Death
  10. 6 Timeline Events
  11. Serial Killers Active During Spree
  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 2 Books About Michael Hughes
  14. 6 External References
  15. Internal References

Michael Hughes (Michael Hubert Hughes) an American serial killer who killed six women and a schoolgirl in the South Los Angeles area between 1986 and 1993. Hughes was arrested by Culver City police in December 1993 and convicted in 1998 of killing Teresa Ballard, Brenda Bradley, Terri Myles and Jamie Harrington. Hughes was convicted in 2011 for the murders of Yvonne Coleman, Verna Patricia Williams and Deborah Jackson. In 2012, Michael Hughes was sentenced to death for the additional murder charges. Hughes committed at least one of the Southside Slayer murders, and Chester Turner, Daniel Lee Siebert, Louis Craine, Lonnie David Franklin and Ivan Hill committed at least one each.

Michael Hughes Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Michael Hughes (aka) Southside Slayer murders, was active for 8 years between 1986-1993, known to have ( 7 confirmed / 8 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States

In 1986 Michael Hughes started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to strangle, rape, and murder his victims. At the time of his crimes he was living with himself working as a security guard in South Los Angeles, California, US, where Hughes was known to work as a serial killer.

He was convicted on November 3rd 2011, sentenced to life in prison without parole in 1998 and to death in 2012 at San Quentin State Prison, San Quentin, California, US. Hughes was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime.

Profile Completeness: 45%
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Michael Hughes has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 7 months ago.

Michael Hughes a known:

Michael Hughes
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2020-04-17 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Michael Hughes
Nickname: Southside Slayer murders
Victims: 7 - 8
Years Active: 1986 - 1993
Active Countries: United States
Convicted Of: murder
Characteristics
Ethnic Group: African Americans
Gender: Male
Sexual Preference: Heterosexual
Marital Status: N/A
Children: N/A
Living With: himself working as a security guard in South Los Angeles, California, US
Occupation: serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: N/A
Family Name: Hughes
Given Name: Michael
Birth Location: Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, US
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Raised By: N/A
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: N/A
Father: N/A

Cognitive Ability
IQ: N/A
Highest School: N/A
Highest Degree:

Incarceration
Arrested: N/A
Convicted: Nov 3, 2011
Sentence: life in prison without parole in 1998 and to death in 2012
Prison Location: San Quentin State Prison, San Quentin, California, US
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: N/A
Previous Jail: N/A
Previous Prison: N/A

Death Information
Death Date: N/A
Cause of Death: N/A
Death Location: N/A
Killed In Prison: N/A
Suicide: N/A
6 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Michael Hughes

The 6 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Michael Hughes. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
1986
Michael Hughes started his serial killing spree. #1986
1993
Michael Hughes ended his serial killing spree. #1993
Jan 11 1999
prison intake date #19990111
Location: San Quentin State Prison, San Quentin, California, US

Michael Hughes, inmate P25039, was received as an inmate at the San Quentin State Prison.

Jun 27 2008
four additional murder charges filled #20080627
Location: Los Angeles County, California, US

Los Angeles County prosecutors filed murder charges today against currently incarcerated serial killer Michael Hughes, alleging he killed four Los Angeles women between 1986 and 1993.

Nov 03 2011
Michael Hughes was convictedand sentenced to life in prison without parole in 1998 and to death in 2012 at San Quentin State Prison, San Quentin, California, US.  #20111103
Jun 22 2012
sentenced date #20120622
Location: Los Angeles County, California, US

Michael Hughes was sentenced to death for killing Yvonne Coleman, 15, Verna Patricia Williams, 36, and Deborah Jackson, aka Harriet McKinley, 32.

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rape TRUE 452
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Books that Mention Michael Hughes

Book: Sociology (mentions serial killer Michael Hughes)
Michael Hughes
Sociology
Book: Sociology, The Core, The Core (mentions serial killer Michael Hughes)
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Sociology, The Core, The Core

2 Books that mention Serial Killer
Michael Hughes

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
0070311447 Sociology 1
1467297747 Sociology, The Core, The... 1
External References
  1. Q6831282 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Dec 20, 2018.
  2. Michael Hughes (serial killer) on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Dec 20, 2018.
  3. CDCR# P25039, CDCR Inmate Locator on inmatelocator.cdcr.ca.gov, Retrieved on Apr 17, 2020.
  4. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Michael Hughes on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Apr 17, 2020.
  5. Serial killer: Michael Hughes - The Homicide Report on homicide.latimes.com, Retrieved on Apr 17, 2020.
  6. Jack Leonard, Prisoner charged in 4 more murders on www.latimes.com, Retrieved on Apr 17, 2020.
Internal References

Michael Hughes is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #118 of 327[ Page 8 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  2. #119 of 250[ Page 8 ] of Serial Killer Stranglers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #147 of 307[ Page 10 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  4. #208 of 651[ Page 14 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  5. #267 of 651[ Page 18 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  6. #274 of 651[ Page 19 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  7. #459 of 651[ Page 31 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
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