William Henry Hance

Chairman of the Forces of Evil

  Active for 2 years
(1977-1978) in United States

4

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

4

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  5. Characteristics
  6. Childhood
  7. Cognitive Ability
  8. Incarceration
  9. Death
  10. 11 Timeline Events
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  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 10 Books About William Henry Hance
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William Henry Hance an American soldier and serial killer who called himself the Chairman of the Forces of Evil. Hance was convicted of killing four women around military bases in 1977 and 1978. He was a suspect in the Stocking Strangler murders, until the capture of Carlton Gary. In 1984 psychiatrists determined that Mr. Hance was borderline retarded, with an I.Q. of 76. In another evaluation in 1987, psychiatrists said he had an I.Q. of 91, within the average range of intelligence. He was executed by the state of Georgia on March 31st 1994, via the electric chair.

William Henry Hance Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer William Henry Hance (aka) Chairman of the Forces of Evil, was active for 2 years between 1977-1978, known to have ( 4 confirmed / 4 possible ) victims. This serial killer was active in the following countries: United States

William Henry Hance was born on November 10th 1951 His mother, unnamed, died as a result of a physical attack and rape, Hance was not involved.

He took an intelligence quotient test before or after his crimes, William Henry Hance had an IQ of 91.

Prior to his spree he had commited crimes, and served time in jail.

In 1977 (Age 25/26) William Henry Hance started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to rob, strangle, rape, mutilate, and murder his victims. At the time of his crimes he was living with stationed at Fort Benjamin Harrison, U.S. Army post in Lawrence Township, Marion County, Indiana, US.

He was arrested on April 4th 1978 (Age 26), convicted on March 11th 1980 (Age 28), sentenced to death by electrocution at a prison in Muscogee County, Georgia, US. He was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime. William Henry Hance was executed on March 31st 1994 (Age 42).

William Henry Hance died on March 31st 1994 (Age 42), cause of death: capital punishment, executed by electrocution via electric chair at a prison in Muscogee County, Georgia, US.

Profile Completeness: 76%
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William Henry Hance has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 3 weeks ago.

William Henry Hance a known:

William Henry Hance
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2020-03-10 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: William Henry Hance
Nickname: Chairman of the Forces of Evil
Victims: 4 - 4
Years Active: 1977 - 1978
Ages Active: 25/26 - 26/27
Active Countries: United States
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1951 - 1994
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Astrological Sign: Scorpio
Oct 23 - Nov 22
Birth Month: November
Marital Status: N/A
Children: N/A
Living With: stationed at Fort Benjamin Harrison, U.S. Army post in Lawrence Township, Marion County, Indiana, US
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Nov 10, 1951
Given Name: William
Birth Location: N/A
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Raised By: N/A
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: unnamed, died as a result of a physical attack and rape, Hance was not involved
Father: N/A

Cognitive Ability
IQ: 91
Highest School: N/A
Highest Degree:

Incarceration
Arrested: Apr 4, 1978 (Age 26)
Convicted: Mar 11, 1980 (Age 28)
Sentence: death by electrocution
Prison Location: a prison in Muscogee County, Georgia, US
Executed: Mar 31, 1994 (Age 42)
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: TRUE
Previous Prison: FALSE

Death Information
Death Date: Mar 31, 1994 (Age 42)
Manner of Death: capital punishment
Cause of Death: executed by electrocution via electric chair
Death Location: a prison in Muscogee County, Georgia, US
Killed In Prison: FALSE
Suicide: FALSE
11 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
William Henry Hance

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

Date Event Description
Nov 10 1951birth of William Henry Hance  #19511110
Nov 10 1971
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
1977
(Age 25/26)
William Henry Hance started his serial killing spree. #1977
1978
(Age 26/27)
William Henry Hance ended his serial killing spree. #1978
Apr 04 1978
(Age 26)
William Henry Hance arrested. #19780404
Mar 11 1980
(Age 28)
William Henry Hance was convictedand sentenced to death by electrocution at a prison in Muscogee County, Georgia, US.  #19800311
Jun 24 1980
(Age 28)
Appeal #19800624
Location: Supreme Court of Georgia, Georgia, US

The appellant, William Henry Hance, was convicted by a jury in the Superior Court of Muscogee County of the murder of Gail Faison and attempted theft by extortion. He was sentenced to death for the murder and five years imprisonment for the attempted extortion. This is his appeal.

Nov 10 1981
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
Jan 24 1983
(Age 31)
Appeal #19830124
Location: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, Atlanta, Georgia, US

William Henry Hance, Petitioner, v. Walter D. Zant, Warden, Georgia Diagnostic Andclassification Center, Respondent, 696 F.2d 940 (11th Cir. 1983)

Nov 10 1991
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
Mar 31 1994
(Age 42)
William Henry Hancewas executed.cause of death:capital punishment,executed by electrocution via electric chairat a prison in Muscogee County, Georgia, US. #19940331
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Boolean Questions:
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previous crimes TRUE 366
previous jail TRUE 351
used weapon TRUE 452
rape TRUE 451
strangle TRUE 441
mutilated TRUE 446
robbed TRUE 417
suicide FALSE 219
killed in prison FALSE 212
physically defect FALSE 300
speach defect FALSE 300
head injury FALSE 299
previous prision FALSE 336
kill at killers home FALSE 319
kill at victims home FALSE 322
used gun FALSE 450
torture FALSE 425
stalk FALSE 417
blindfold FALSE 362
bound FALSE 405
sex with body FALSE 429
ate part of body FALSE 450
drank blood FALSE 441
posed body FALSE 364
totem body part FALSE 364
totem personal item FALSE 353


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William Henry Hance (c. 1952 – March 31, 1994) was an American soldier and serial killer who is believed to have murdered four women in and around military bases before his arrest in 1978. He was convicted of murdering three of them, and not brought to trial on the fourth.

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External References
  1. William Henry Hance on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 16, 2018.
  2. Juan Ignacio Blanco, William Henry HANCE on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 16, 2018.
  3. The New York Times Archives, Page 00019, March 31, 1994 on www.nytimes.com, Retrieved on Sep 27, 2018.
  4. Q16013208 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Oct 9, 2018.
  5. Hance v. Zant, 696 F.2d 940 (11th Cir. 1983) on law.justia.com, Retrieved on Mar 10, 2020.
  6. Hance v. Zant, 981 F.2d 1180 (11th Cir. 1993) on law.justia.com, Retrieved on Mar 10, 2020.
  7. Gabrielle Bruney, Who is William Henry Hance: Serial Killer Featured in Mindhunter on www.esquire.com, Retrieved on Mar 10, 2020.
  8. Eric Shorey, Who Was William Henry Hance In Mindhunter? on www.oxygen.com, Retrieved on Mar 10, 2020.
  9. Hance v. State, 268 S.E.2d 339, 245 Ga. 856 (1980) on law.justia.com, Retrieved on Mar 10, 2020.
  10. Hance v. State, 332 S.E.2d 287, 254 Ga. 575 (1985) on law.justia.com, Retrieved on Mar 10, 2020.
Internal References

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

  1. #33 of 43[ Page 3 ] of Scorpio Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  2. #38 of 51[ Page 3 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in November
  3. #44 of 72[ Page 3 ] of serial killers sorted by IQ Level
  4. #184 of 249[ Page 13 ] of Serial Killer Stranglers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  5. #225 of 306[ Page 15 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  6. #228 of 327[ Page 16 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  7. #236 of 651[ Page 16 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  8. #258 of 651[ Page 18 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  9. #464 of 651[ Page 31 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  10. #465 of 651[ Page 31 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
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