Leslie Irvin

The Mad Dog Killer

  Active for 2 years
(1954-1955) in United States

6

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

6

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

Leslie Irvin an American serial killer known as The Mad Dog Killer who killed six people in robberies from 1954 to 1955. His killing spree began December 2, 1954 and ended March 28, 1955. The crimes took place in Vanderburgh and Posey counties in Indiana and Henderson county in Kentucky. Irvin's Supreme Court case set a precedent for fair trials of highly publicized defendants.

Leslie Irvin Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Leslie Irvin (aka) The Mad Dog Killer, was active for 2 years between 1954-1955, known to have ( 6 confirmed / 6 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States

Leslie Irvin was born on April 2nd 1924 in Indiana, state of the United States of America.

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

In 1954 (Age 29/30) Leslie Irvin started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to rob, murder his victims. Leslie Irvin 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 was arrested on April 8th 1955 (Age 31), convicted on June 13th 1962 (Age 38), sentenced to death, overturned to life imprisonment at Indiana State Prison, Michigan City, Indiana, US. He was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime.

Leslie Irvin died on November 9th 1983 (Age 59), cause of death: natural causes, lung cancer at Indiana State Prison, Michigan City, Indiana, US.

Profile Completeness: 72%
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Leslie Irvin has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 1 year ago.

Leslie Irvin a known:

Leslie Irvin
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2018-10-11 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Leslie Irvin
Nickname: The Mad Dog Killer
Victims: 6 - 6
Years Active: 1954 - 1955
Ages Active: 29/30 - 30/31
Active Countries: United States
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1924 - 1983
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Sexual Preference: N/A
Astrological Sign: Aries
Mar 20 - Apr 20
Birth Month: April
Marital Status: N/A
Children: N/A
Living With: N/A
Occupation: serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Apr 2, 1924
Given Name: Leslie
Birth Location: Indiana, state of the United States of America
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: Apr 8, 1955 (Age 31)
Convicted: Jun 13, 1962 (Age 38)
Sentence: death, overturned to life imprisonment
Prison Location: Indiana State Prison, Michigan City, Indiana, US
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: TRUE
Previous Prison: TRUE

Death Information
Death Date: Nov 9, 1983 (Age 59)
Manner of Death: natural causes
Cause of Death: lung cancer
Death Location: Indiana State Prison, Michigan City, Indiana, US
Killed In Prison: FALSE
Suicide: FALSE
10 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Leslie Irvin

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

Date Event Description
Apr 02 1924Leslie Irvin was born in Indiana, state of the United States of America.  #19240402
Apr 02 1944
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
1954
(Age 29/30)
Leslie Irvin started his serial killing spree. #1954
Apr 02 1954
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
1955
(Age 30/31)
Leslie Irvin ended his serial killing spree. #1955
Apr 08 1955
(Age 31)
Leslie Irvin arrested. #19550408
Jun 13 1962
(Age 38)
Leslie Irvin was convictedand sentenced to death, overturned to life imprisonment at Indiana State Prison, Michigan City, Indiana, US.  #19620613
Apr 02 1964
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
Apr 02 1974
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
Nov 09 1983
(Age 59)
Leslie Irvindied.cause of death:natural causes,lung cancerat Indiana State Prison, Michigan City, Indiana, US. #19831109

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ANSWERED
Serial Killer
Boolean Questions:
Killer
Question
Killer
Answer
Total
Answered
previous crimes TRUE 363
previous jail TRUE 347
previous prision TRUE 332
kill at victims home TRUE 318
used weapon TRUE 449
used gun TRUE 447
robbed TRUE 414
suicide FALSE 217
killed in prison FALSE 210
physically defect FALSE 298
speach defect FALSE 298
head injury FALSE 297
kill at killers home FALSE 316
rape FALSE 448
torture FALSE 422
stalk FALSE 414
blindfold FALSE 359
bound FALSE 402
strangle FALSE 438
sex with body FALSE 427
mutilated FALSE 442
ate part of body FALSE 446
drank blood FALSE 437
posed body FALSE 361
totem body part FALSE 361
totem personal item FALSE 350


Books that Mention Leslie Irvin

Book: Notorious 92 (mentions serial killer Leslie Irvin)
Andrew E. Stoner
Notorious 92
Book: DeathQuest (mentions serial killer Leslie Irvin)
Robert M. Bohm
DeathQuest
Book: DeathQuest (mentions serial killer Leslie Irvin)
Robert M. Bohm
DeathQuest
Book: Tri-State Area Mad Dog Killer (mentions serial killer Leslie Irvin)
Joyce Hudson
Tri-State Area Mad Dog Killer
Book: Free Press V. Fair Trial (mentions serial killer Leslie Irvin)
Douglas S. Campbell
Free Press V. Fair Trial
Book: Murder, Courts, and the Press (mentions serial killer Leslie Irvin)
Peter E. Kane
Murder, Courts, and the Press
Book: Atmospheric Flight in the Twentieth... (mentions serial killer Leslie Irvin)
P. Galison
Atmospheric Flight in the Twentieth Century

7 Books that mention Serial Killer
Leslie Irvin

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
1600080243 Notorious 92 4
1437755402 DeathQuest 1
1437734995 DeathQuest 1
1450047513 Tri-State Area Mad Dog Ki... 1
0275942775 Free Press V. Fair Trial 1
0809317818 Murder, Courts, and the P... 1
940114379x Atmospheric Flight in the... 1
External References
  1. Q4203097 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Oct 11, 2018.
  2. Leslie Irvin (serial killer) on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Oct 11, 2018.
  3. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Leslie IRVIN on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Oct 11, 2018.
  4. Messenger-Inquirer (Owensboro, Kentucky) 11 Feb 1956, Page 1 on www.newspapers.com, Retrieved on Oct 11, 2018.
Internal References

Leslie Irvin is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #21 of 38[ Page 2 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in April
  2. #26 of 42[ Page 2 ] of Aries Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #148 of 326[ Page 10 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  4. #272 of 649[ Page 19 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  5. #293 of 649[ Page 20 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  6. #317 of 649[ Page 22 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  7. #487 of 649[ Page 33 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
Statistics:
Serial Killers Statistics, charts Leslie Irvin is included in: Active Serial Killers by Country, Serial Killers By Gender, Age of Serial Killer by Date, Killers By Astrological Sign, Killers By Birth Month, Mannor of Death, Active Serial Killers by Year and Statistical Boolean Questions.
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