Wayne Williams (Wayne Bertram Williams) an American serial killer who is believed to have perpetrated the Atlanta murders of 1979–1981. After being convicted of two murders and sentenced to life imprisonment, authorities closed twenty-two other unsolved murders, declaring Williams to have been the perpetrator. In 1982, Williams was convicted on two counts of murder and was sentenced to two consecutive life terms in Georgia's Hancock State Prison. Williams has maintained his innocence and the case was reopened as recently as 2005. In 2007, DNA test on canine hair, human hair and blood failed to exonerate Williams.
Serial Killer Wayne Williams (aka) Atlanta Child Murders, was active for 3 years between 1979-1981, known to have ( 2 confirmed / 25 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States
Wayne Williams was born on May 27th 1958 in Atlanta, Georgia, US. He was raised by both parents. Williams was raised as a only child and had no siblings. His father, Homer Williams, teacher. His mother, Faye Williams, teacher.
Williams a homosexual African American male citizen of the United States of America. Williams completed 12 years of school, attended some college, no degree received. Williams never married. He had no children.
Prior to his spree he had commited crimes.
In 1979 (Age 20/21) Wayne Williams started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to strangle, and murder his victims. At least one victim was tied, bound, or otherwise restrained during the crime. At the time of his crimes he was living with his parents, where Williams was known to work as a serial killer.
He was arrested on June 21st 1981 (Age 23), convicted on February 27th 1982 (Age 23), sentenced to life imprisonment at Hancock State Prison in Sparta, Hancock County, Georgia, US. Williams was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime.
Wayne Williams has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 4 years ago.
The unlawful killing of two or more victims by the same offender(s), in separate events. Serial Killer as defined by the FBI at the 2005 symposium.
Strangulation is death by compressing the neck until the supply of oxygen is cut off. Stranglers kill by Strangulation.
|Nickname:||Atlanta Child Murders|
|Victims:||2 - 25|
|Years Active:||1979 - 1981|
|Ages Active:||20/21 - 22/23|
|Active Countries:||United States|
|Life Span:||1958 -|
|Ethnic Group:||African American|
|Citizenship:||United States of America|
|Astrological Sign:|| ♊ Gemini |
May 21 - Jun 21
|Marital Status:||never married|
|Living With:||his parents|
|D.O.B.:||May 27, 1958|
|Birth Location:||Atlanta, Georgia, US|
|Birth Order:||1st of 1|
|Raised By:||both parents|
|Birth Category:||only child|
|Mother:||Faye Williams, teacher|
|Father:||Homer Williams, teacher|
|Highest School:||12 years of school|
|Highest Degree:||some college, no degree|
|Arrested:||Jun 21, 1981 (Age 23)|
|Convicted:||Feb 27, 1982 (Age 23)|
|Prison Location:||Hancock State Prison in Sparta, Hancock County, Georgia, US|
|Cause of Death:||N/A|
|Killed In Prison:||N/A|
The 10 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Wayne Williams. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.
|May 27 1958||Wayne Williams was born in Atlanta, Georgia, US. #19580527|
|May 27 1978|
|Wayne Williams started his serial killing spree. #1979|
|Wayne Williams ended his serial killing spree. #1981|
|Jun 21 1981|
|Wayne Williams arrested. #19810621|
|Feb 27 1982|
|Wayne Williams was convictedand sentenced to life imprisonment at Hancock State Prison in Sparta, Hancock County, Georgia, US. #19820227|
|May 27 1988|
|May 27 1998|
|May 27 2008|
|May 27 2018|
The following serial killers were active during the same time span as Wayne Williams (1979-1981).
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|living with children||FALSE||268|
|father drug abuse||FALSE||192|
|mother drug abuse||FALSE||195|
|problems in school||FALSE||221|
|teased in school||FALSE||218|
|kill at killers home||FALSE||320|
|kill at victims home||FALSE||323|
|sex with body||FALSE||430|
|ate part of body||FALSE||451|
|totem body part||FALSE||365|
|totem personal item||FALSE||354|
|ISBN10||Book Title||Author||Killers Mentioned||Killers|
|1733630600||Serial Killer Stranglers||Kevin Smith|| 164 Total Including |
|0805039392||The Evidence of Things No...||James Baldwin||Wayne Williams||1|
|0809323192||The Atlanta Youth Murders...||Bernard D. Headley||Wayne Williams||1|
Wayne Bertram Williams (born May 27, 1958) is an American serial killer who was tried, convicted, and sentenced to life imprisonment in 1982 for killing two adult men in Atlanta, Georgia. After his conviction, the Atlanta Police Department announced that Williams was responsible for at least 23 of the 29 Atlanta murders of 1979–1981, or the Atlanta Child Murders.
Wayne Williams is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database