Joseph Taborsky

Mad Dog

  Active for 8 years
(1950-1957) in United States

7

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

7

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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Joseph Taborsky Joseph "Mad Dog" Taborsky was sentenced to death after brutal robberies and murders in Connecticut during the 1950s.

Joseph Taborsky Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Joseph Taborsky (aka) Mad Dog, was active for 8 years between 1950-1957, known to have ( 7 confirmed / 7 possible ) victims. This serial killer was active in the following countries: United States

Joseph Taborsky was born on March 23rd 1924 in Hartford, city in and capital of Connecticut, United States.

Joseph Taborsky a 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.

In 1950 (Age 25/26) Joseph Taborsky started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to rob, murder his victims. Joseph Taborsky used a weapon and was in possession of a firearm during his crimes.

He was arrested on February 23rd 1957 (Age 32), convicted on June 27th 1957 (Age 33), sentenced to death by electrocution at Wethersfield, Connecticut, US. He was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime.

Joseph Taborsky died on May 17th 1960 (Age 36), cause of death: capital punishment, executed by electrocution via electric chair at Wethersfield, town in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States.

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Joseph Taborsky has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 3 years ago.

Joseph Taborsky a known:

Joseph Taborsky
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2018-10-15 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Joseph "Mad Dog" Taborsky
Nickname: Mad Dog
Victims: 7 - 7
Years Active: 1950 - 1957
Ages Active: 25/26 - 32/33
Active Countries: United States
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1924 - 1960
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Citizenship: United States of America
Sexual Preference: N/A
Religious Affiliation: Apostasy in Catholicism
Astrological Sign: Aries
Mar 20 - Apr 20
Birth Month: March
Marital Status: N/A
Children: N/A
Living With: N/A
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Mar 23, 1924
Given Name: Joseph
Birth Location: Hartford, city in and capital of Connecticut, United States
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: Feb 23, 1957 (Age 32)
Convicted: Jun 27, 1957 (Age 33)
Sentence: death by electrocution
Prison Location: Wethersfield, Connecticut, US
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: N/A
Previous Jail: N/A
Previous Prison: N/A

Death Information
Death Date: May 17, 1960 (Age 36)
Manner of Death: capital punishment
Cause of Death: executed by electrocution via electric chair
Death Location: Wethersfield, town in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States
Killed In Prison: N/A
Suicide: N/A
8 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Joseph Taborsky

The 8 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Joseph Taborsky. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Mar 23 1924Joseph Taborsky was born in Hartford, city in and capital of Connecticut, United States.  #19240323
Mar 23 1944
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
1950
(Age 25/26)
Joseph Taborsky started his serial killing spree. #1950
Mar 23 1954
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
1957
(Age 32/33)
Joseph Taborsky ended his serial killing spree. #1957
Feb 23 1957
(Age 32)
Joseph Taborsky arrested. #19570223
Jun 27 1957
(Age 33)
Joseph Taborsky was convictedand sentenced to death by electrocution at Wethersfield, Connecticut, US.  #19570627
May 17 1960
(Age 36)
Joseph Taborskydied.cause of death:capital punishment,executed by electrocution via electric chairat Wethersfield, town in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States. #19600517
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Books that Mention Joseph Taborsky

Book: This Quiet Dust (mentions serial killer Joseph Taborsky)
William Clark Styron
This Quiet Dust
Book: My Generation (mentions serial killer Joseph Taborsky)
William Styron
My Generation
Book: American Murder (mentions serial killer Joseph Taborsky)
Mike Mayo
American Murder
Book: World Encyclopedia of 20th Century... (mentions serial killer Joseph Taborsky)
Jay Robert Nash
World Encyclopedia of 20th Century Murder
Book: The Solemn Sentence of Death (mentions serial killer Joseph Taborsky)
Lawrence B. Goodhear...
The Solemn Sentence of Death
Book: New Britain (mentions serial killer Joseph Taborsky)
Arlene C. Palmer
New Britain
Book: Legal Executions in New England (mentions serial killer Joseph Taborsky)
Daniel Allen Hearn
Legal Executions in New England
Book: American Murder (mentions serial killer Joseph Taborsky)
Mike Mayo
American Murder

11 Books that mention Serial Killer
Joseph Taborsky

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
1936317214 This Quiet Dust 1
0812997069 My Generation 1
1578592569 American Murder 4
1590775325 World Encyclopedia of 20t... 20
1558498478 The Solemn Sentence of De... 1
0738500259 New Britain 1
1476608539 Legal Executions in New E... 1
1578592275 American Murder 4
1907795901 Mass Killers 3
1625851952 On This Day in Connecticu... 1
0819576778 The Connecticut Prison As... 1

Joseph "Mad Dog" Taborsky (March 23, 1924 – May 17, 1960) was a murderer who was sentenced to death after a string of brutal robberies and murders in Connecticut during the 1950s. Six people were killed during these events, which became known as the "Mad Dog Killings." A number of others were shot, beaten, or pistol-whipped but survived. Taborsky earned his nickname due to the savagery of the killings that condemned him to death.

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External References
  1. Q15999523 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Oct 15, 2018.
  2. Joseph "Mad Dog" Taborsky on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Oct 15, 2018.
  3. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Joseph L. TABORSKY on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Oct 15, 2018.
Internal References

Joseph Taborsky is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #16 of 38[ Page 2 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in March
  2. #22 of 42[ Page 2 ] of Aries Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #111 of 327[ Page 8 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  4. #207 of 651[ Page 14 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  5. #262 of 651[ Page 18 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  6. #513 of 651[ Page 35 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  7. #583 of 651[ Page 39 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
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