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.
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.
Danny Rolling has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 6 months 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.
Rape is usually defined as having sexual intercourse with a person who does not want to, or cannot consent.
Necrophilia, also called thanatophilia, is a sexual attraction or sexual act involving corpses. Serial Killer Necrophiliacs have been known to have sex with the body of their victim(s).
|Victims:||5 - 8|
|Years Active:||1989 - 1990|
|Ages Active:||34/35 - 35/36|
|Active Countries:||United States|
|Life Span:||1954 - 2006|
|Citizenship:||United States of America|
|Medical Condition:||borderline personality disorder|
|Astrological Sign:|| ♊ Gemini |
May 21 - Jun 21
|Marital Status:||never married|
|Living With:||himself, alone as a drifter in Louisiana and Florida, US|
|D.O.B.:||May 26, 1954|
|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|
|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)|
|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|
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.
|May 26 1954||Danny Rolling was born in Shreveport, Louisiana, US. #19540526|
|May 26 1974|
|May 26 1984|
|Danny Rolling started his serial killing spree. #1989|
|Danny Rolling ended his serial killing spree. #1990|
|Sep 08 1990|
|Danny Rolling arrested. #19900908|
|Apr 20 1994|
|Danny Rolling was convicted and sentenced to death by by lethal injection at the Florida State Prison in Raiford, Florida, US. #19940420|
|May 26 1994|
|May 26 2004|
|Oct 25 2006|
|Danny Rolling was executed. cause of death: capital punishment, executed by lethal injection at the Florida State Prison in Raiford, Florida, US. #20061025|
The following serial killers were active during the same time span as Danny Rolling (1989-1990).
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|sex with body||TRUE||426|
|ate part of body||FALSE||445|
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|1936239191||Killer Fiction||G. J. Schaefer|| 9 Total Including |
|1483352803||Extreme Killing||James Alan Fox|| 8 Total Including |
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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.
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