Colin Ireland a British serial killer known as the Gay Slayer. Ireland was a highly organized serial killer he picked passive masochist gay men in the Coleherne public house, accompanied them home, and murdered them after they were voluntarily restrained. Ireland carried a full murder kit of rope, handcuffs and a full change of clothes to each murder. He then cleaned the house of forensic evidence and left when he was sure of not appearing suspicious. In 1993, Ireland admitted all charges and was given life sentences for each. Colin Ireland died from pulmonary fibrosis on February 21st 2012 at Wakefield Prison in England.
Serial Killer Colin Ireland (aka) The Gay Slayer, was active for 1 year in 1993, known to have ( 5 confirmed / 5 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United Kingdom
Colin Ireland was born on March 16th 1954 in Dartford, town in Kent, England. He was born 1st of 2 children and raised by his Mother until (Age 6/7), foster care, his mother, a borstal until adulthood. Ireland was raised as a oldest child and had one younger brother. His father, unnamed, abandoned his mother shortly after Colin's birth. His mother, unnamed, a 17-year-old unmarried teenager. During his education he had academic, social or discipline problems.
Ireland a heterosexual male citizen of the United Kingdom. Ireland completed 8 years of school, no degree received. Ireland married Virginia Zammit in 1982, Colin (Age 27/28), divorced in 1987, married Janet Young in 1989, Colin (Age 34/35), separated. He had at least one daughter.
Prior to his spree he had commited crimes, served time in jail, and served time in prison.
In 1993 (Age 38/39) Colin Ireland started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to rob, torture, strangle, and murder his victims. 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, alone in a flat in west London, England, where Ireland was known to work as a criminal.
He was arrested on July 21st 1993 (Age 39), convicted on December 20th 1993 (Age 39), sentenced to life imprisonment, five terms at HM Prison Wakefield in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England. Ireland was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime.
Colin Ireland died on February 21st 2012 (Age 57), cause of death: Pulmonary fibrosis at HM Prison Wakefield, Wakefield, United Kingdom.
Colin Ireland has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 3 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.
Torture is when someone puts another person in pain. This pain may be physical or psychological. Tourturers touture their victims.
Strangulation is death by compressing the neck until the supply of oxygen is cut off. Stranglers kill by Strangulation.
|Nickname:||The Gay Slayer|
|Victims:||5 - 5|
|Years Active:||1993 - 1993|
|Ages Active:||38/39 - 38/39|
|Active Countries:||United Kingdom|
|Life Span:||1954 - 2012|
|Astrological Sign:|| ♓ Pisces |
Feb 18 - Mar 20
|Marital Status:||married Virginia Zammit in 1982, Colin (Age 27/28), divorced in 1987, married Janet Young in 1989, Colin (Age 34/35), separated|
|Children:||at least one daughter|
|Living With:||himself, alone in a flat in west London, England|
|D.O.B.:||Mar 16, 1954|
|Birth Location:||Dartford, town in Kent, England|
|Birth Order:||1st of 2|
|Siblings:||one younger brother|
|Raised By:||his Mother until (Age 6/7), foster care, his mother, a borstal until adulthood|
|Birth Category:||oldest child|
|Mother:||unnamed, a 17-year-old unmarried teenager|
|Father:||unnamed, abandoned his mother shortly after Colin's birth|
|Highest School:||8 years of school|
|Highest Degree:||no degree received|
|Arrested:||Jul 21, 1993 (Age 39)|
|Convicted:||Dec 20, 1993 (Age 39)|
|Sentence:||life imprisonment, five terms|
|Prison Location:||HM Prison Wakefield in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England|
|Death Date:||Feb 21, 2012 (Age 57)|
|Cause of Death:||Pulmonary fibrosis|
|Death Location:||HM Prison Wakefield, Wakefield, United Kingdom|
|Killed In Prison:||FALSE|
The 10 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Colin Ireland. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.
|Mar 16 1954||Colin Ireland was born in Dartford, town in Kent, England. #19540316|
|Mar 16 1974|
|Mar 16 1984|
|Colin Ireland started his serial killing spree. #1993|
|Jul 21 1993|
|Colin Ireland arrested. #19930721|
|Dec 20 1993|
|Colin Ireland was convictedand sentenced to life imprisonment, five terms at HM Prison Wakefield in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England. #19931220|
|Colin Ireland ended his serial killing spree. #1993|
|Mar 16 1994|
|Mar 16 2004|
|Feb 21 2012|
|Colin Irelanddied.cause of death:Pulmonary fibrosisat HM Prison Wakefield, Wakefield, United Kingdom. #20120221|
The following serial killers were active during the same time span as Colin Ireland (1993-1993).
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|problems in school||TRUE||221|
|kill at victims home||TRUE||323|
|living with children||FALSE||268|
|killed in prison||FALSE||218|
|teased in school||FALSE||218|
|kill at killers home||FALSE||320|
|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|
|0953797643||Serial Killers||William Murray|| 7 Total Including |
|1494772167||Serial Killers Encycloped...||RJ Parker|| 34 Total Including |
Pedro Rodrigues Filho
|0275990990||Inside the Minds of Seria...||Katherine M. Ramslan...|| 14 Total Including |
|147213673x||The Serial Killer Files||Paul Simpson|| 11 Total Including |
Ali Asghar Borujerdi
|1500473588||The Gay Slayer||Fergus Mason||Colin Ireland||1|
|0816069875||The Encyclopedia of Seria...||Michael Newton|| 108 Total Including |
|1902578228||Legends||Charles Bronson||Colin Ireland||2|
|1530153360||Gay Slayer||Scott Farrell||Colin Ireland||1|
Colin Ireland (16 March 1954 – 21 February 2012) was a British serial killer known as the Gay Slayer because his victims were homosexual. Criminologist David Wilson believes that Ireland was a psychopath.Ireland suffered a severely dysfunctional upbringing. He committed various crimes from the age of 16 and had served time in borstals and prisons.
Colin Ireland is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database