Paul Dennis Reid

The Fast Food Killer

  Active for 1 year
(1997) in United States

7

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

7

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  5. Characteristics
  6. Childhood
  7. Cognitive Ability
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  9. Death
  10. 10 Timeline Events
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  13. 18 Books About Paul Dennis Reid
  14. 6 External References
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Paul Dennis Reid (Paul Dennis Reid, Jr.) an American serial killer known as The Fast Food Killer. Reid killed the employees of restaurants he targeted for a series of robberies during 1997. Reid moved to Nashville to attempt a country music career. In 1997, he was fired as a dishwasher from a Shoney's restaurant in Donelson for throwing a plate at another employee. He murdered seven victims during three fast food restaurant robberies in Nashville and Clarksville, Tennessee. During most of the robberies he would make victims lay face down on the floor and shoot them in the head execution-style, one victim was stabbed and two were kidnapped before having their throats cut. Paul Dennis Reid received seven death sentences and died in prison in 2013.

Paul Dennis Reid Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Paul Dennis Reid (aka) The Fast Food Killer, was active for 1 year in 1997, known to have ( 7 confirmed / 7 possible ) victims. This serial killer was active in the following countries: United States

Paul Dennis Reid was born on November 12th 1957 in Richland Hills, Texas, US. Reid had at least one sister, Linda Martiniano.

Reid a male citizen of the United States of America.

Prior to his spree he had commited crimes, served time in jail, and served time in prison.

In 1997 (Age 39/40) Paul Dennis Reid started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to rob, murder his victims. Paul Dennis Reid used a weapon and was in possession of a firearm during his crimes. At least one victim was tied, bound, or otherwise restrained during the crime.

He was arrested on June 25th 1997 (Age 39), convicted on September 22nd 1999 (Age 41), sentenced to capital punishment at Morgan County Correctional Complex in Wartburg, Tennessee, US. Reid was convicted on charges of murder, armed robbery and other possible charges during his lifetime.

Paul Dennis Reid died on November 1st 2013 (Age 55), cause of death: natural causes, pneumonia, heart failure at Nashville General Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee, US.

Profile Completeness: 76%
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Paul Dennis Reid has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 2 years ago.

Paul Dennis Reid a known:

Paul Dennis Reid
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-07-12 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Paul Dennis Reid
Nickname: The Fast Food Killer
Victims: 7 - 7
Years Active: 1997 - 1997
Ages Active: 39/40 - 39/40
Active Countries: United States
Convicted Of: murder, armed robbery
Life Span: 1957 - 2013
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Citizenship: United States of America
Sexual Preference: N/A
Astrological Sign: Scorpio
Oct 23 - Nov 22
Birth Month: November
Marital Status: N/A
Children: N/A
Living With: N/A
Occupation: serial killer, singer, guitarist
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Nov 12, 1957
Family Name: Reid
Given Name: Paul
Birth Location: Richland Hills, Texas, US
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: at least one sister, Linda Martiniano
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: Jun 25, 1997 (Age 39)
Convicted: Sep 22, 1999 (Age 41)
Sentence: capital punishment
Prison Location: Morgan County Correctional Complex in Wartburg, Tennessee, US
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: TRUE
Previous Prison: TRUE

Death Information
Death Date: Nov 1, 2013 (Age 55)
Manner of Death: natural causes
Cause of Death: pneumonia, heart failure
Death Location: Nashville General Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee, US
Killed In Prison: N/A
Suicide: FALSE
10 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Paul Dennis Reid

The 10 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Paul Dennis Reid. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Nov 12 1957Paul Dennis Reid was born in Richland Hills, Texas, US.  #19571112
Nov 12 1977
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
Nov 12 1987
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
1997
(Age 39/40)
Paul Dennis Reid started his serial killing spree. #1997
Jun 25 1997
(Age 39)
Paul Dennis Reid arrested. #19970625
Nov 12 1997
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
1997
(Age 40/41)
Paul Dennis Reid ended his serial killing spree. #1997
Sep 22 1999
(Age 41)
Paul Dennis Reid was convictedand sentenced to capital punishment at Morgan County Correctional Complex in Wartburg, Tennessee, US.  #19990922
Nov 12 2007
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
Nov 01 2013
(Age 55)
Paul Dennis Reiddied.cause of death:natural causes,pneumonia, heart failureat Nashville General Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee, US. #20131101
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Boolean Questions:
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Question
Killer
Answer
Total
Answered
previous crimes TRUE 367
previous jail TRUE 352
previous prision TRUE 336
used weapon TRUE 453
used gun TRUE 451
bound TRUE 406
robbed TRUE 418
living with children FALSE 268
suicide FALSE 225
physically defect FALSE 300
speach defect FALSE 300
head injury FALSE 299
psychologist FALSE 258
forensic hospital FALSE 257
previous killed FALSE 208
kill at killers home FALSE 320
kill at victims home FALSE 323
rape FALSE 453
torture FALSE 426
stalk FALSE 418
blindfold FALSE 363
strangle FALSE 443
sex with body FALSE 430
mutilated FALSE 447
ate part of body FALSE 451
drank blood FALSE 442
posed body FALSE 365
totem body part FALSE 365
totem personal item FALSE 354


Books that Mention Paul Dennis Reid

Book: Misty of Chincoteague (mentions serial killer Paul Dennis Reid)
Marguerite Henry
Misty of Chincoteague
Book: Year Zero (mentions serial killer Paul Dennis Reid)
Rob Reid
Year Zero
Book: Paul Simon (mentions serial killer Paul Dennis Reid)
Robert Hilburn
Paul Simon
Book: When Nashville Bled (mentions serial killer Paul Dennis Reid)
Judith Yates
When Nashville Bled
Book: The Devil You Know (mentions serial killer Paul Dennis Reid)
Judith A. Yates
The Devil You Know
Book: Serial Murder (mentions serial killer Paul Dennis Reid)
Ronald M. Holmes
Serial Murder
Book: Nashville Haunted Handbook (mentions serial killer Paul Dennis Reid)
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Nashville Haunted Handbook
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18 Books that mention Serial Killer
Paul Dennis Reid

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
1442487992 Misty of Chincoteague 1
0345534514 Year Zero 1
1501112147 Paul Simon 1
1502773376 When Nashville Bled 1
0615781896 The Devil You Know 1
1412974429 Serial Murder 26
1578604982 Nashville Haunted Handboo... 1
0754670139 Law, Mind and Brain 1
1317107438 Law, Mind and Brain 1
0739191780 Design, Mediation, and th... 1
1337514853 Corrections Today 1
1119945194 Neuroimaging in Forensic... 1
1619276178 Now You Know Nashville 1
0195444574 A Concise History of Cana... 1
1784182885 Love of Blood 3
3642032052 Downward Causation and th... 1
1305465482 Corrections Today 1
0823265293 Death and Other Penalties 1

Paul Dennis Reid, Jr. (November 12, 1957 – November 1, 2013), also known as The Fast Food Killer, was an American serial killer, convicted and sentenced to death for seven murders during three fast food restaurant robberies in Metropolitan Nashville, Tennessee and Clarksville, Tennessee between the months of February and April 1997.

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External References
  1. Q7150236 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Feb 2, 2019.
  2. Paul Dennis Reid on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Feb 2, 2019.
  3. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Paul Dennis REID Jr. on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Feb 2, 2019.
  4. Tennessee mass murderer Paul Dennis Reid dead on www.wbir.com, Retrieved on Feb 2, 2019.
  5. Tennessee Supreme Court Denies Appeals on Behalf of Paul Dennis Reid on www.tncourts.gov, Retrieved on Feb 2, 2019.
  6. State of Tennessee v. Paul Dennis Reid, Jr. on www.tsc.state.tn.us, Retrieved on Feb 2, 2019.
Internal References

Paul Dennis Reid is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #20 of 43[ Page 2 ] of Scorpio Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  2. #25 of 51[ Page 2 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in November
  3. #112 of 327[ Page 8 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  4. #263 of 651[ Page 18 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  5. #267 of 651[ Page 18 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  6. #492 of 651[ Page 33 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  7. #630 of 651[ Page 42 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
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