William MacDonald

The Sydney Mutilator

  Active for 2 years
(1961-1962) in Australia




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  12. 14 Books About William MacDonald
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William MacDonald (born Allan Ginsberg) an Australian serial killer known as the The Sydney Mutilator. MacDonald claims he was raped in an air-raid shelter by one of his corporals while enlisted in the Army. He was charged with indecent assault when he touched a detective on the penis in a public toilet in Adelaide, the capital of South Australia. MacDonald murdered male derelicts in Sydney and Brisbane between 1961 and 1962. He would violently stab victims with a long bladed knife and sever their penis and testicles. He was sentenced to five consecutive life sentences in 1963. In 2015, William MacDonald died of natural causes while still in prison.

William MacDonald Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer William MacDonald (aka) The Sydney Mutilator, was active for 2 years between 1961-1962, known to have ( 5 confirmed / 5 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: Australia

William MacDonald was born on June 17th 1924 in Liverpool, city in Merseyside, England, United Kingdom. He was born 2nd of 3 children He was raised as a middle child and had two brothers or sisters. William MacDonald was sexually, and physically, and abused at some point of his life.

William MacDonald a heterosexual male citizen of Australia. He never married. He had no children.

Prior to his spree he had commited crimes. He was known to abuse alcohol. He saw a psychologist and spent time in a Forensic Hospital.

In 1961 (Age 36/37) William MacDonald started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to strangle, mutilate, and murder his victims. He was known to kill at both his home and the home of the victim. He would keep parts of the victims body after the crime. At the time of his crimes he was living with himself, alone in East Sydney, Australia, where he was known to work as a serial killer.

William MacDonald died on May 12th 2015 (Age 90), cause of death: abdominal perforation at Prince of Wales Hospital in Randwick, New South Wales, Australia.

Profile Completeness: 88%
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William MacDonald has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 1 month ago.

William MacDonald a known:

William MacDonald
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Updated: 2019-02-15 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: William MacDonald
Nickname: The Sydney Mutilator
Victims: 5 - 5
Years Active: 1961 - 1962
Ages Active: 36/37 - 37/38
Active Countries: Australia
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1924 - 2015
Gender: Male
Citizenship: Australia
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Astrological Sign: Gemini
May 21 - Jun 21
Marital Status: never married
Children: no children
Living With: himself, alone in East Sydney, Australia
Occupation: serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Jun 17, 1924
Given Name: William
Birth Location: Liverpool, city in Merseyside, England, United Kingdom
Birth Order: 2nd of 3
Siblings: two brothers or sisters
Rasied By: N/A
Birth Category: middle child
Mother: N/A
Father: N/A

Cognitive Ability
Highest School: N/A
Highest Degree:

Arrested: N/A
Convicted: N/A
Sentence: N/A
Prison Location: N/A
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: FALSE
Previous Prison: FALSE

Death Information
Death Date: May 12, 2015 (Age 90)
Cause of Death: abdominal perforation
Death Location: Prince of Wales Hospital in Randwick, New South Wales, Australia
Killed In Prison: FALSE
Suicide: FALSE
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Boolean Questions:
physically abused TRUE 194
sexually abused TRUE 191
alcohol abuse TRUE 196
psychologist TRUE 220
forensic hospital TRUE 219
previous crimes TRUE 287
kill at killers home TRUE 271
kill at victims home TRUE 271
used weapon TRUE 345
strangle TRUE 340
mutilated TRUE 344
totem body part TRUE 288
living with children FALSE 230
suicide FALSE 188
killed in prison FALSE 181
father drug abuse FALSE 169
mother drug abuse FALSE 171
problems in school FALSE 189
teased in school FALSE 187
physically defect FALSE 251
speach defect FALSE 250
head injury FALSE 249
psychologically abused FALSE 189
drug abuse FALSE 197
previous jail FALSE 281
previous prision FALSE 274
previous killed FALSE 188
used gun FALSE 341
rape FALSE 396
torture FALSE 339
stalk FALSE 327
blindfold FALSE 288
bound FALSE 302
sex with body FALSE 337
ate part of body FALSE 356
drank blood FALSE 347
posed body FALSE 291
totem personal item FALSE 284
robbed FALSE 321

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14 Books that mention Serial Killer
William MacDonald

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1882701917 True Discipleship 1
1882701445 My Heart, My Life, My All 1
1882701259 The Wonders of God 1
0840792476 Alone in majesty 1
0807603384 Early Christian and Byzan... 1
1418586196 Believer's Bible Commenta... 1
1581822839 How to Begin Your Christi... 1
1882701216 Now That's Amazing Grace 1
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1882701607 Our God Is Wonderful 1
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External References
  1. Q8014964 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Dec 24, 2018.
  2. William MacDonald (serial killer) on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Dec 24, 2018.
  3. Juan Ignacio Blanco, William MacDONALD on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Dec 24, 2018.
  4. Mark Morri, The Mutilator dead at 90: William MacDonald on www.dailytelegraph.com.au, Retrieved on Jan 10, 2019.
Internal References

William MacDonald is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #21 of 32 [ Page 2 ] of Gemini Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  2. #132 of 201 [ Page 9 ] of Serial Killer Stranglers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #140 of 636 [ Page 10 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  4. #360 of 636 [ Page 24 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  5. #387 of 636 [ Page 26 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  6. #465 of 636 [ Page 31 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
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