Danny Rolling

Gainesville Ripper

  Active for 2 years
(1989-1990) in United States




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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. 16 Books About Danny Rolling
  14. 5 External References
  15. Internal References

Danny Rolling (Danny Harold Rolling) an American serial killer known as the Gainesville Ripper. Rolling murdered five students in 1990. In 1990, Rolling attempted to kill his father during a family argument in which his father lost an eye and an ear. He was executed by lethal injection in 2006. Shortly before his execution, he gave a handwritten confession to authorities for the triple homicide of an elderly man, his daughter, and grandson that occurred years earlier in Rolling's hometown of Shreveport, Louisiana. Rolling was never officially charged or extradited to Louisiana to stand trial for the Grissom Murders, Shreveport Police had confirmed even before the confession that Rolling had long been considered the lone suspect and the case was closed.

Danny Rolling Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Danny Rolling (aka) Gainesville Ripper, was active for 2 years between 1989-1990, known to have ( 5 confirmed / 8 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States

Danny Rolling was born on May 26th 1954 in Shreveport, Louisiana, US. He was born 1st of 2 children and raised by both parents. He was raised as a oldest child and had one younger bother, Kevin Rolling. His father, James Rolling, a police officer, abused Claudia and the children. His mother, Claudia Rolling, a homemaker.

Danny Rolling a heterosexual male citizen of the United States of America. He took an intelligence quotient test before or after his crimes, Danny Rolling had an IQ of 89. He completed 10 years of school, received a GED. He never married. He had no children. He had a medical condition: borderline personality disorder.

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

In 1989 (Age 34/35) Danny Rolling started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to rob, commit acts of necrophilia, rape, mutilate, and murder his victims. At least one victim was tied, bound, or otherwise restrained during the crime. He positioned or posed at least one body after death. At the time of his crimes he was living with himself, alone as a drifter in Louisiana and Florida, US, where he was known to work as a serial killer.

He was arrested on September 8th 1990 (Age 36), convicted on April 20th 1994 (Age 39), sentenced to death by by lethal injection at the Florida State Prison in Raiford, Florida, US. He was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime. Danny Rolling was executed on October 25th 2006 (Age 52).

Danny Rolling died on October 25th 2006 (Age 52), cause of death: capital punishment, executed by lethal injection at the Florida State Prison in Raiford, Florida, US.

Profile Completeness: 76%
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Danny Rolling has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 5 years ago.

Danny Rolling a known:

Danny Rolling
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-05-13 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Danny Rolling
Nickname: Gainesville Ripper
Victims: 5 - 8
Years Active: 1989 - 1990
Ages Active: 34/35 - 35/36
Active Countries: United States
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1954 - 2006
Gender: Male
Citizenship: United States of America
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Medical Condition: borderline personality disorder
Astrological Sign: Gemini
May 21 - Jun 21
Birth Month: May
Marital Status: never married
Children: no children
Living With: himself, alone as a drifter in Louisiana and Florida, US
Occupation: serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: May 26, 1954
Given Name: Danny
Birth Location: Shreveport, Louisiana, US
Birth Order: 1st of 2
Siblings: one younger bother, Kevin Rolling
Raised By: both parents
Birth Category: oldest child
Mother: Claudia Rolling, a homemaker
Father: James Rolling, a police officer, abused Claudia and the children

Cognitive Ability
IQ: 89
Highest School: 10 years of school
Highest Degree: received a GED

Arrested: Sep 8, 1990 (Age 36)
Convicted: Apr 20, 1994 (Age 39)
Sentence: death by by lethal injection
Prison Location: the Florida State Prison in Raiford, Florida, US
Executed: Oct 25, 2006 (Age 52)
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: TRUE
Previous Prison: N/A

Death Information
Death Date: Oct 25, 2006 (Age 52)
Manner of Death: capital punishment
Cause of Death: executed by lethal injection
Death Location: the Florida State Prison in Raiford, Florida, US
Killed In Prison: N/A
Suicide: FALSE
10 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Danny Rolling

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

Date Event Description
May 26 1954Danny Rolling was born in Shreveport, Louisiana, US.  #19540526
May 26 1974
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
May 26 1984
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
(Age 34/35)
Danny Rolling started his serial killing spree. #1989
(Age 35/36)
Danny Rolling ended his serial killing spree. #1990
Sep 08 1990
(Age 36)
Danny Rolling arrested. #19900908
Apr 20 1994
(Age 39)
Danny Rolling was convictedand sentenced to death by by lethal injection at the Florida State Prison in Raiford, Florida, US.  #19940420
May 26 1994
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
May 26 2004
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
Oct 25 2006
(Age 52)
Danny Rollingwas executed.cause of death:capital punishment,executed by lethal injectionat the Florida State Prison in Raiford, Florida, US. #20061025

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Boolean Questions:
previous crimes TRUE 367
previous jail TRUE 352
used weapon TRUE 453
rape TRUE 453
bound TRUE 406
sex with body TRUE 430
mutilated TRUE 447
posed body TRUE 365
robbed TRUE 418
suicide FALSE 225
used gun FALSE 451
torture FALSE 426
stalk FALSE 418
strangle FALSE 443
ate part of body FALSE 451
drank blood FALSE 442

Books that Mention Danny Rolling

Book: Serial Killer Rapists (mentions serial killer Danny Rolling)
Kevin Smith
Serial Killer Rapists
Book: One of the Boys (mentions serial killer Danny Rolling)
Daniel Magariel
One of the Boys
Book: Ted Bundy (mentions serial killer Danny Rolling)
Stephen G. Michaud
Ted Bundy
Book: Murder in the Bayou (mentions serial killer Danny Rolling)
Ethan Brown
Murder in the Bayou
Book: A Monster Of All Time: The True Sto... (mentions serial killer Danny Rolling)
JT Hunter
A Monster Of All Time: The True Story of Dann...
Book: The World's Most Bizarre Murders (mentions serial killer Danny Rolling)
James Marrison
The World's Most Bizarre Murders
Book: The Making of a Serial Killer (mentions serial killer Danny Rolling)
Danny Rolling
The Making of a Serial Killer
Book: Killer Fiction (mentions serial killer Danny Rolling)
G. J. Schaefer
Killer Fiction

16 Books that mention Serial Killer
Danny Rolling

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
1733630619 Serial Killer Rapists 266
1501156160 One of the Boys 1
1928704174 Ted Bundy 5
1476793255 Murder in the Bayou 4
1987902521 A Monster Of All Time: Th... 1
1843586983 The World's Most Bizarre... 4
1936239205 The Making of a Serial Ki... 1
0451404092 Beyond Murder 1
1936239191 Killer Fiction 10
1483352803 Extreme Killing 8
1542379172 Echoes from the Mind 1
1614233667 Wicked Shreveport 1
1622873386 Beyond Murder 1
0786037792 Evidence of Murder 1
0849370035 Lethal Violence 1
1530041066 Gainesville Ripper 1

Danny Harold Rolling (May 26, 1954 – October 25, 2006), also known as the Gainesville Ripper, was an American serial killer who murdered five students in Gainesville, Florida over four days in late August 1990. Rolling later confessed to raping several of his victims, committing an additional November 4, 1989, triple homicide in Shreveport, Louisiana, and attempting to murder his father in May 1990.

External References
  1. Danny Rolling on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  2. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Daniel Harold ROLLING on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  3. Lisa Bradford, Crystal Bradner, Danny Rolling on maamodt.asp.radford.edu, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  4. Q1352339 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Dec 28, 2018.
  5. Danny Rolling on www.serienkillers.de, Retrieved on Feb 18, 2019.
Internal References

Danny Rolling is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

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  2. #25 of 40[ Page 2 ] of Gemini Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #46 of 60[ Page 4 ] of Serial Killer Necrophiliacs sorted by Confirmed Victims
  4. #47 of 72[ Page 4 ] of serial killers sorted by IQ Level
  5. #202 of 327[ Page 14 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  6. #203 of 307[ Page 14 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  7. #263 of 651[ Page 18 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  8. #409 of 651[ Page 28 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  9. #482 of 651[ Page 33 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  10. #510 of 651[ Page 34 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
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