William Bonin an American serial killer who was known as the Freeway Killer. Bonin and three accomplices are known to have murdered a minimum of 21 youths aged between 12 and 19 in and around Los Angeles. As the majority of his victims were discarded alongside various southern California freeways. Randy Steven Kraft and Patrick Wayne Kearney also share the nickname the Freeway Killer. Bonin was convicted of 14 of the freeway murders and was executed in 1996.
Serial Killer William Bonin (aka) the Freeway Killer, was active for 2 years between 1979-1980, known to have ( 21 confirmed / 36 possible ) victims. This serial killer was active in the following countries: United States
William Bonin was born on January 8th 1947 in Willimantic, town in the U.S. state of Connecticut.
Bonin a male citizen of the United States of America, with religious ties and/or beliefs connected with the Apostasy in Catholicism religion, organization or belief system.
William Bonin died on February 23rd 1996 (Age 49), cause of death: capital punishment, lethal injection at San Quentin State Prison, prison.
William Bonin has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 4 years ago.
|Nickname:||the Freeway Killer|
|Victims:||21 - 36|
|Years Active:||1979 - 1980|
|Ages Active:||31/32 - 32/33|
|Active Countries:||United States|
|Convicted Of:||murder, robbery|
|Life Span:||1947 - 1996|
|Citizenship:||United States of America|
|Religious Affiliation:||Apostasy in Catholicism|
|Astrological Sign:|| ♑ Capricorn |
Dec 22 - Jan 20
|D.O.B.:||Jan 8, 1947|
|Birth Location:||Willimantic, town in the U.S. state of Connecticut|
|Death Date:||Feb 23, 1996 (Age 49)|
|Manner of Death:||capital punishment|
|Cause of Death:||lethal injection|
|Death Location:||San Quentin State Prison, prison|
|Killed In Prison:||N/A|
The 7 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer William Bonin. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.
|Jan 08 1947||William Bonin was born in Willimantic, town in the U.S. state of Connecticut. #19470108|
|Jan 08 1967|
|Jan 08 1977|
|William Bonin started his serial killing spree. #1979|
|William Bonin ended his serial killing spree. #1980|
|Jan 08 1987|
|Feb 23 1996|
|William Bonindied.cause of death:capital punishment,lethal injectionat San Quentin State Prison, prison. #19960223|
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William George Bonin (January 8, 1947 – February 23, 1996), also known as the Freeway Killer, was an American serial killer and twice-paroled sex offender who committed the rape, torture, and murder of a minimum of 21 boys and young men in a series of killings in 1979 and 1980 in southern California. Bonin is also suspected of committing a further 15 murders.
William Bonin is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database