Robert Black

M1 Maniac, Smelly Bob

  Active for 6 years
(1981-1986) in United Kingdom

4

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

18

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  2. Serial Killer Profile
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  4. General Information
  5. Characteristics
  6. Childhood
  7. Cognitive Ability
  8. Incarceration
  9. Death
  10. 11 Timeline Events
  11. Serial Killers Active During Spree
  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 6 Books About Robert Black
  14. 5 External References
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Robert Black a Scottish serial killer and pedophile known as the M1 Maniac and Smelly Bob. Black was convicted of kidnapping, raping and murdering four girls in the United Kingdom from 1981 to 1986. He was a possible suspect in several other earlier unsolved child murder cases in the UK and other European countries. He was found guilty on all counts and sentenced to a life term for each murder. Black died of a myocardial infarction weeks before he was to be charged with a fifth child murder.

Robert Black Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Robert Black (aka) M1 Maniac, Smelly Bob, was active for 6 years between 1981-1986, known to have ( 4 confirmed / 18 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United Kingdom

Robert Black was born on April 21st 1947 in Grangemouth, town in east Stirlingshire and is part of the Falkirk council area, Scotland. He was born 1st of 5 children and raised by his mother until (Age 6 months), foster parents Jack and Margaret Tulip until (Age 5), Margaret Tulip until (Age 11), unnamed foster parents until (Age 12), children homes and jails until adulthood. Black was raised as a oldest child and had four half-siblings, unknown to Robert and who were never told about Robert. His father, unknown to Robert. His mother, Jessie Hunter Black, a factory worker, gave Robert up for adoption at (Age 6 months). During his education he had academic, social or discipline problems, including being teased or picked on. Robert Black was sexually, and physically, and abused at some point of his life.

Black a heterosexual male citizen of the United Kingdom, with religious ties and/or beliefs connected with the Apostasy in Catholicism religion, organization or belief system. Black completed 14 years of school, received a college degree. Black never married. He had no children.

Prior to his spree he had commited crimes, and served time in jail. He was known to abuse alcohol. He saw a psychologist.

In 1981 (Age 33/34) Robert Black started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to torture, strangle, rape, and murder his victims. 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 as a long-distance driver across the United Kingdom, Ireland and continental Europe, where Black was known to work as a serial killer.

He was arrested on July 14th 1990 (Age 43), convicted on May 19th 1994 (Age 47), sentenced to life imprisonment with out the possibility of parole for thirty-five years at HM Prison Maghaberry in Lisburn, Northern Ireland. Black was convicted on charges of murder, assault and other possible charges during his lifetime.

Robert Black died on January 12th 2016 (Age 68), cause of death: heart attack at HM Prison Maghaberry in Lisburn, Northern Ireland.

Profile Completeness: 98%
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Robert Black has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 7 months ago.

Robert Black a known:

Robert Black
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-02-06 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Robert Black
Nickname: M1 Maniac, Smelly Bob
Victims: 4 - 18
Years Active: 1981 - 1986
Ages Active: 33/34 - 38/39
Active Countries: United Kingdom
Convicted Of: murder, assault
Life Span: 1947 - 2016
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Citizenship: United Kingdom
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Religious Affiliation: Apostasy in Catholicism
Astrological Sign: Aries
Mar 20 - Apr 20
Birth Month: April
Marital Status: never married
Children: no children
Living With: himself, alone as a long-distance driver across the United Kingdom, Ireland and continental Europe
Occupation: serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Apr 21, 1947
Family Name: Black
Given Name: Robert
Birth Location: Grangemouth, town in east Stirlingshire and is part of the Falkirk council area, Scotland
Birth Order: 1st of 5
Siblings: four half-siblings, unknown to Robert and who were never told about Robert
Rasied By: his mother until (Age 6 months), foster parents Jack and Margaret Tulip until (Age 5), Margaret Tulip until (Age 11), unnamed foster parents until (Age 12), children homes and jails until adulthood
Birth Category: oldest child
Mother: Jessie Hunter Black, a factory worker, gave Robert up for adoption at (Age 6 months)
Father: unknown to Robert

Cognitive Ability
IQ: N/A
Highest School: 14 years of school
Highest Degree: college degree

Incarceration
Arrested: Jul 14, 1990 (Age 43)
Convicted: May 19, 1994 (Age 47)
Sentence: life imprisonment with out the possibility of parole for thirty-five years
Prison Location: HM Prison Maghaberry in Lisburn, Northern Ireland
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: TRUE
Previous Prison: FALSE

Death Information
Death Date: Jan 12, 2016 (Age 68)
Cause of Death: heart attack
Death Location: HM Prison Maghaberry in Lisburn, Northern Ireland
Killed In Prison: FALSE
Suicide: FALSE
11 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Robert Black

The 11 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Robert Black. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Apr 21 1947Robert Black was born in Grangemouth, town in east Stirlingshire and is part of the Falkirk council area, Scotland.  #19470421
Apr 21 1967
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
Apr 21 1977
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
1981
(Age 33/34)
Robert Black started his serial killing spree. #1981
1986
(Age 38/39)
Robert Black ended his serial killing spree. #1986
Apr 21 1987
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
Jul 14 1990
(Age 43)
Robert Black arrested. #19900714
May 19 1994
(Age 47)
Robert Black was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment with out the possibility of parole for thirty-five years at HM Prison Maghaberry in Lisburn, Northern Ireland.  #19940519
Apr 21 1997
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
Apr 21 2007
(Age 60)
60th Birthday
Jan 12 2016
(Age 68)
Robert Black died. cause of death: heart attack at HM Prison Maghaberry in Lisburn, Northern Ireland. #20160112
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Boolean Questions:
Killer
Question
Killer
Answer
Total
Answered
problems in school TRUE 218
teased in school TRUE 215
physically abused TRUE 228
sexually abused TRUE 223
alcohol abuse TRUE 222
psychologist TRUE 256
previous crimes TRUE 363
previous jail TRUE 347
rape TRUE 447
torture TRUE 421
bound TRUE 401
strangle TRUE 437
living with children FALSE 267
suicide FALSE 216
killed in prison FALSE 210
father drug abuse FALSE 190
mother drug abuse FALSE 192
xyy FALSE 80
physically defect FALSE 298
speach defect FALSE 298
head injury FALSE 297
psychologically abused FALSE 221
drug abuse FALSE 223
forensic hospital FALSE 255
previous prision FALSE 332
previous killed FALSE 207
kill at killers home FALSE 315
kill at victims home FALSE 318
used weapon FALSE 448
used gun FALSE 447
stalk FALSE 413
blindfold FALSE 359
sex with body FALSE 426
mutilated FALSE 440
ate part of body FALSE 445
drank blood FALSE 436
posed body FALSE 360
totem body part FALSE 361
totem personal item FALSE 350
robbed FALSE 414


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External References
  1. Robert Black (serial killer) on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  2. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Robert BLACK on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  3. Kristin Elink-Schuurman-Laura, Black, Robert on skdb.fgcu.edu, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  4. Amanda Woods, Vanessa Evans, Robert Black on maamodt.asp.radford.edu, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  5. Q372502 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Dec 7, 2018.
Internal References

Robert Black is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #28 of 649 [ Page 2 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  2. #28 of 38 [ Page 2 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in April
  3. #34 of 42 [ Page 3 ] of Aries Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  4. #36 of 62 [ Page 3 ] of Serial Killers active in the United Kingdom
  5. #43 of 649 [ Page 3 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  6. #70 of 88 [ Page 5 ] of Serial Killer Torturers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  7. #193 of 249 [ Page 13 ] of Serial Killer Stranglers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  8. #234 of 305 [ Page 16 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  9. #251 of 649 [ Page 17 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  10. #484 of 649 [ Page 33 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
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