Carlton Gary

The Stocking Strangler, Steakhouse Bandit

  Active for 4 years
(1975-1978) in United States

7

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

7

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

Carlton Gary (Carlton Michael Gary) an American serial killer known as The Stocking Strangler and the Steakhouse Bandit. Gary would beat, sexually assault and strangle elderly victims, mostly using stockings. An eighth elderly women was beat and sexually assaulted but survived the attack. Gary was convicted of the murders of seven elderly women in Georgia and sentenced to death on August 27th 1986. On March 15th 2018, Carlton Gary was executed by lethal injection at Georgia Diagnostic and Classification State Prison in Jackson, Georgia.

Carlton Gary Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Carlton Gary (aka) The Stocking Strangler, Steakhouse Bandit, was active for 4 years between 1975-1978, known to have ( 7 confirmed / 7 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States

Carlton Gary was born on September 24th 1950 in Columbus, city in Muscogee County, Georgia, United States. He was raised by his mother with help from his aunt and his great-aunt. Gary was raised as a only child and had no siblings. His father, a construction worker who rejected Carlton, Carlton met him only once at (Age 12). His mother, an extremely poor single mother. He had a head injury or brain defect.

Gary a heterosexual African American 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 took an intelligence quotient test before or after his crimes, Carlton Gary had an IQ of 115. Gary married Sheila Gary. He had two children.

Prior to his spree he had commited crimes, served time in jail, and served time in prison. He was known to abuse alcohol and drugs.

In 1975 (Age 24/25) Carlton Gary started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to rob, strangle, rape, and murder his victims. He was known to kill at the home of the victim. At the time of his crimes he was living with himself, alone at multiple location in New York and Georgia, where Gary was known to work as a serial killer.

He was arrested on May 3rd 1984 (Age 33), convicted on August 27th 1986 (Age 35), sentenced to death by lethal injection at Georgia Diagnostic and Classification State Prison in Jackson, Butts County, Georgia, US. Gary was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime. Carlton Gary was executed on March 15th 2018 (Age 67).

Carlton Gary died on March 15th 2018 (Age 67), cause of death: capital punishment, executed by lethal injection at Georgia Diagnostic and Classification State Prison in Jackson, Butts County, Georgia, US.

Profile Completeness: 97%
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Carlton Gary has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 1 year ago.

Carlton Gary a known:

Carlton Gary
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-05-13 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Carlton Gary
Nickname: The Stocking Strangler, Steakhouse Bandit
Victims: 7 - 7
Years Active: 1975 - 1978
Ages Active: 24/25 - 27/28
Active Countries: United States
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1950 - 2018
Characteristics
Ethnic Group: African American
Gender: Male
Citizenship: United States of America
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Religious Affiliation: Apostasy in Catholicism
Astrological Sign: Libra
Sep 23 - Oct 23
Birth Month: September
Marital Status: married Sheila Gary
Children: two children
Living With: himself, alone at multiple location in New York and Georgia
Occupation: serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Sep 24, 1950
Family Name: Gary
Given Name: Carlton
Birth Location: Columbus, city in Muscogee County, Georgia, United States
Birth Order: 1st of 1
Siblings: no siblings
Raised By: his mother with help from his aunt and his great-aunt
Birth Category: only child
Mother: an extremely poor single mother
Father: a construction worker who rejected Carlton, Carlton met him only once at (Age 12)

Cognitive Ability
IQ: 115
Highest School: N/A
Highest Degree:

Incarceration
Arrested: May 3, 1984 (Age 33)
Convicted: Aug 27, 1986 (Age 35)
Sentence: death by lethal injection
Prison Location: Georgia Diagnostic and Classification State Prison in Jackson, Butts County, Georgia, US
Executed: Mar 15, 2018 (Age 67)
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: TRUE
Previous Prison: TRUE

Death Information
Death Date: Mar 15, 2018 (Age 67)
Manner of Death: capital punishment
Cause of Death: executed by lethal injection
Death Location: Georgia Diagnostic and Classification State Prison in Jackson, Butts County, Georgia, US
Killed In Prison: FALSE
Suicide: FALSE
11 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Carlton Gary

The 11 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Carlton Gary. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Sep 24 1950Carlton Gary was born in Columbus, city in Muscogee County, Georgia, United States.  #19500924
Sep 24 1970
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
1975
(Age 24/25)
Carlton Gary started his serial killing spree. #1975
1978
(Age 27/28)
Carlton Gary ended his serial killing spree. #1978
Sep 24 1980
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
May 03 1984
(Age 33)
Carlton Gary arrested. #19840503
Aug 27 1986
(Age 35)
Carlton Gary was convictedand sentenced to death by lethal injection at Georgia Diagnostic and Classification State Prison in Jackson, Butts County, Georgia, US.  #19860827
Sep 24 1990
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
Sep 24 2000
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
Sep 24 2010
(Age 60)
60th Birthday
Mar 15 2018
(Age 67)
Carlton Garywas executed.cause of death:capital punishment,executed by lethal injectionat Georgia Diagnostic and Classification State Prison in Jackson, Butts County, Georgia, US. #20180315

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ANSWERED
Serial Killer
Boolean Questions:
Killer
Question
Killer
Answer
Total
Answered
head injury TRUE 299
drug abuse TRUE 226
alcohol abuse TRUE 226
previous crimes TRUE 366
previous jail TRUE 351
previous prision TRUE 336
kill at victims home TRUE 322
rape TRUE 452
strangle TRUE 442
robbed TRUE 417
living with children FALSE 268
suicide FALSE 219
killed in prison FALSE 212
father drug abuse FALSE 192
mother drug abuse FALSE 195
problems in school FALSE 221
teased in school FALSE 218
physically defect FALSE 300
speach defect FALSE 300
physically abused FALSE 231
psychologically abused FALSE 224
sexually abused FALSE 226
psychologist FALSE 258
forensic hospital FALSE 257
previous killed FALSE 208
kill at killers home FALSE 319
used weapon FALSE 452
used gun FALSE 450
torture FALSE 425
stalk FALSE 417
blindfold FALSE 362
bound FALSE 405
sex with body FALSE 429
mutilated FALSE 446
ate part of body FALSE 450
drank blood FALSE 441
posed body FALSE 364
totem body part FALSE 364
totem personal item FALSE 353


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Carlton Gary

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1733630619 Serial Killer Rapists 266
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1250084997 Whoever Fights Monsters 5
0345472004 The Serial Killer Files 20
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0787985082 Defending Gary 2
0828321531 Green River Serial Killer 1
1595586717 The Big Eddy Club 1
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Carlton Michael Gary (September 24, 1950 – March 15, 2018) was an American serial killer convicted of the three murders of elderly women in Columbus, Georgia, between 1977 and 1978, though he is suspected of at least four more. Gary was arrested in December 1978 for an armed robbery and sentenced to 21 years in prison. He escaped from custody in 1983 and was caught once more a year later.

Wikipedia
External References
  1. Q538803 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Nov 28, 2018.
  2. Carlton Gary on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Nov 28, 2018.
  3. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Carlton Michael GARY on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Nov 28, 2018.
  4. Rhonda Cook, Georgia Supreme Court halts Carlton Gary's execution on www.ajc.com, Retrieved on Nov 28, 2018.
  5. Rhonda Cook, Georgia executes Carlton Gary on www.myajc.com, Retrieved on Nov 28, 2018.
Internal References

Carlton Gary is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #17 of 41[ Page 2 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in September
  2. #21 of 42[ Page 2 ] of Libra Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #33 of 72[ Page 3 ] of serial killers sorted by IQ Level
  4. #44 of 651[ Page 3 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  5. #116 of 327[ Page 8 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  6. #118 of 250[ Page 8 ] of Serial Killer Stranglers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  7. #146 of 307[ Page 10 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  8. #190 of 651[ Page 13 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  9. #271 of 651[ Page 19 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  10. #327 of 651[ Page 22 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
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