David Mason

  Active for 3 years
(1980-1982) in United States

5

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

6

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  5. Characteristics
  6. Childhood
  7. Cognitive Ability
  8. Incarceration
  9. Death
  10. 7 Timeline Events
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  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 1 Books About David Mason
  14. 6 External References
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David Mason (born David Edwin Mason) an American serial killer who strangled four of his elderly neighbors. Mason murdered his cellmate when imprisoned on lesser charges in 1982. Mason was also a suspect in the shooting and murder of his boyfriend. Mason was executed on August 24th 1993 in the gas chamber at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, California. He was buried in Mountain Shadow Cemetery in Sonora, California.

David Mason Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer David Mason, was active for 3 years between 1980-1982, known to have ( 5 confirmed / 6 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States

David Mason was born on December 2nd 1956 in Statesboro, Bulloch County, Georgia, US. Mason had at least one brother and one sister.

Mason completed 9 years of school, no degree received. Mason married, tombstone reads Loving Son, Brother & Husband. He had no children mentioned.

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

In 1980 (Age 23/24) David Mason started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to rob, strangle, and murder his victims. David Mason used a weapon and was in possession of a firearm during his crimes. He was known to kill at the home of the victim. At least one victim was tied, bound, or otherwise restrained during the crime. At the time of his crimes he was living with himself, prison, alone in Oakland, California, US, where Mason was known to work as a serial killer.

He was convicted on January 27th 1984 (Age 27), sentenced to death by gas chamber at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, California, US. Mason was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime. David Mason was executed on August 24th 1993 (Age 36).

David Mason died on August 24th 1993 (Age 36), cause of death: capital punishment, executed by gas chamber at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, California, US.

Profile Completeness: 92%
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David Mason has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 2 years ago.

David Mason a known:

David Mason
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-02-08 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: David Mason
Nickname: N/A
Victims: 5 - 6
Years Active: 1980 - 1982
Ages Active: 23/24 - 25/26
Active Countries: United States
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1956 - 1993
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Sexual Preference: homosexual
Religious Affiliation: Apostasy in Catholicism
Astrological Sign: Sagittarius
Nov 22 - Dec 22
Birth Month: December
Marital Status: married, tombstone reads Loving Son, Brother & Husband
Children: no children mentioned
Living With: himself, prison, alone in Oakland, California, US
Occupation: serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Dec 2, 1956
Family Name: Mason
Given Name: David
Birth Location: Statesboro, Bulloch County, Georgia, US
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: at least one brother and one sister
Raised By: N/A
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: N/A
Father: N/A

Cognitive Ability
IQ: N/A
Highest School: 9 years of school
Highest Degree: no degree received

Incarceration
Arrested: N/A
Convicted: Jan 27, 1984 (Age 27)
Sentence: death by gas chamber
Prison Location: San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, California, US
Executed: Aug 24, 1993 (Age 36)
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: TRUE
Previous Prison: TRUE

Death Information
Death Date: Aug 24, 1993 (Age 36)
Manner of Death: capital punishment
Cause of Death: executed by gas chamber
Death Location: San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, California, US
Killed In Prison: FALSE
Suicide: FALSE
7 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
David Mason

The 7 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer David Mason. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Dec 02 1956David Mason was born in Statesboro, Bulloch County, Georgia, US.  #19561202
Dec 02 1976
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
1980
(Age 23/24)
David Mason started his serial killing spree. #1980
1982
(Age 25/26)
David Mason ended his serial killing spree. #1982
Jan 27 1984
(Age 27)
David Mason was convictedand sentenced to death by gas chamber at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, California, US.  #19840127
Dec 02 1986
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
Aug 24 1993
(Age 36)
David Masonwas executed.cause of death:capital punishment,executed by gas chamberat San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, California, US. #19930824

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ANSWERED
Serial Killer
Boolean Questions:
Killer
Question
Killer
Answer
Total
Answered
previous crimes TRUE 367
previous jail TRUE 352
previous prision TRUE 336
kill at victims home TRUE 323
used weapon TRUE 453
used gun TRUE 451
bound TRUE 406
strangle TRUE 443
robbed TRUE 418
living with children FALSE 268
suicide FALSE 225
killed in prison FALSE 218
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
head injury FALSE 299
physically abused FALSE 231
psychologically abused FALSE 224
sexually abused FALSE 226
drug abuse FALSE 226
alcohol abuse FALSE 226
psychologist FALSE 258
forensic hospital FALSE 257
previous killed FALSE 208
kill at killers home FALSE 320
rape FALSE 453
torture FALSE 426
stalk FALSE 418
blindfold FALSE 363
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 David Mason

Book: Serial Killer Stranglers (mentions serial killer David Mason)
Kevin Smith
Serial Killer Stranglers

1 Books that mention Serial Killer
David Mason

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
1733630600 Serial Killer Stranglers 164
External References
  1. Q5237197 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Dec 4, 2018.
  2. David Mason (murderer) on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Dec 4, 2018.
  3. Juan Ignacio Blanco, David Edwin MASON on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Dec 4, 2018.
  4. Richard C. Paddock, Convicted Killer Ready to Die : David Mason on articles.latimes.com, Retrieved on Dec 4, 2018.
  5. Court Denies Stay of Execution for Serial Killer on www.nytimes.com, Retrieved on Dec 4, 2018.
  6. Mason, David Edwin C80300 on www.cdcr.ca.gov, Retrieved on Dec 4, 2018.
Internal References

David Mason is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #22 of 43[ Page 2 ] of Sagittarius Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  2. #24 of 45[ Page 2 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in December
  3. #110 of 651[ Page 8 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  4. #170 of 250[ Page 12 ] of Serial Killer Stranglers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  5. #208 of 327[ Page 14 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  6. #388 of 651[ Page 26 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  7. #389 of 651[ Page 26 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  8. #418 of 651[ Page 28 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
Statistics:
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