John Cooper

The Bullseye Killer, The Wildman

  Active for 5 years
(1985-1989) in United Kingdom




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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. 2 Books About John Cooper
  14. 4 External References
  15. Internal References

John Cooper (John William Cooper) a British armed robber, rapist and serial killer known as The Bullseye Killer and The Wildman. He murdered four victims in Pembrokeshire, Wales between 1985 and 1989. In 1989, Cooper participated in the ITV gameshow Bullseye which later led to his arrest. He was sentenced to fourteen years in 1998 and released in 2009. He was a diagnosed psychopath that would bound victims demanding their bank cards and pin numbers along with other valuables. He shot at least two victims in the face with a sawed-off shotgun. In 2011, John Cooper was sentenced to life imprisonment. Cooper is not the only serial killer to appear on a gameshow during their crime spree, Rodney Alcala, appeared as a contestant on The Dating Game in 1978.

John Cooper Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer John Cooper (aka) The Bullseye Killer, The Wildman, was active for 5 years between 1985-1989, known to have ( 4 confirmed / 4 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United Kingdom

John Cooper was born on September 3rd 1944 in Milford Haven, town and community in Pembrokeshire, Wales.

Cooper a male citizen of the United Kingdom.

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

In 1985 (Age 40/41) John Cooper started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to rob, rape, and murder his victims. John Cooper used a weapon and was in possession of a firearm during his crimes. He was known to kill victims at his own home. At least one victim was tied, bound, or otherwise restrained during the crime.

He was arrested on May 13th 2009 (Age 64), convicted on May 26th 2011 (Age 66), sentenced to life imprisonment at an undisclosed prison in Wales, United Kingdom. Cooper was convicted on charges of murder, assault and other possible charges during his lifetime.

Profile Completeness: 64%
serial killers by profile completeness

John Cooper has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 4 years ago.

John Cooper a known:

John Cooper
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-05-13 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: John Cooper
Nickname: The Bullseye Killer, The Wildman
Victims: 4 - 4
Years Active: 1985 - 1989
Ages Active: 40/41 - 44/45
Active Countries: United Kingdom
Convicted Of: murder, assault
Life Span: 1944 -     
Gender: Male
Citizenship: United Kingdom
Sexual Preference: N/A
Astrological Sign: Virgo
Aug 23 - Sep 23
Birth Month: September
Marital Status: N/A
Children: N/A
Living With: N/A
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Sep 3, 1944
Family Name: Cooper
Given Name: John
Birth Location: Milford Haven, town and community in Pembrokeshire, Wales
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Raised By: N/A
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: N/A
Father: N/A

Cognitive Ability
Highest School: N/A
Highest Degree:

Arrested: May 13, 2009 (Age 64)
Convicted: May 26, 2011 (Age 66)
Sentence: life imprisonment
Prison Location: an undisclosed prison in Wales, United Kingdom
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: TRUE
Previous Prison: TRUE

Death Information
Death Date: N/A
Cause of Death: N/A
Death Location: N/A
Killed In Prison: N/A
Suicide: N/A
11 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
John Cooper

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

Date Event Description
Sep 03 1944John Cooper was born in Milford Haven, town and community in Pembrokeshire, Wales.  #19440903
Sep 03 1964
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
Sep 03 1974
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
Sep 03 1984
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
(Age 40/41)
John Cooper started his serial killing spree. #1985
(Age 44/45)
John Cooper ended his serial killing spree. #1989
Sep 03 1994
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
Sep 03 2004
(Age 60)
60th Birthday
May 13 2009
(Age 64)
John Cooper arrested. #20090513
May 26 2011
(Age 66)
John Cooper was convictedand sentenced to life imprisonment at an undisclosed prison in Wales, United Kingdom.  #20110526
Sep 03 2014
(Age 70)
70th Birthday

Serial Killers By Active Year

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Boolean Questions:
previous crimes TRUE 367
previous jail TRUE 352
previous prision TRUE 336
kill at killers home TRUE 320
used weapon TRUE 453
used gun TRUE 451
rape TRUE 453
bound TRUE 406
robbed TRUE 418
kill at victims home FALSE 323
torture FALSE 426
stalk FALSE 418
blindfold FALSE 363
strangle FALSE 443
sex with body FALSE 430
mutilated FALSE 447
ate part of body FALSE 451
drank blood FALSE 442
posed body FALSE 365
totem body part FALSE 365
totem personal item FALSE 354

Books that Mention John Cooper

Book: Serial Killer Rapists (mentions serial killer John Cooper)
Kevin Smith
Serial Killer Rapists
Book: The Pembrokeshire Murders (mentions serial killer John Cooper)
Steve Wilkins
The Pembrokeshire Murders

2 Books that mention Serial Killer
John Cooper

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
1733630619 Serial Killer Rapists 266
1781728003 The Pembrokeshire Murders 1
External References
  1. Q16106590 on, Retrieved on Feb 16, 2019.
  2. John Cooper (serial killer) on, Retrieved on Feb 16, 2019.
  3. Juan Ignacio Blanco, John William COOPER on, Retrieved on Feb 16, 2019.
  4. James McCarthy, How shotgun killer John Cooper was caught on, Retrieved on Feb 16, 2019.
Internal References

John Cooper is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #24 of 39[ Page 2 ] of Virgo Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  2. #29 of 41[ Page 2 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in September
  3. #33 of 62[ Page 3 ] of Serial Killers active in the United Kingdom
  4. #102 of 651[ Page 7 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  5. #222 of 307[ Page 15 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  6. #278 of 651[ Page 19 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  7. #361 of 651[ Page 25 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  8. #451 of 651[ Page 31 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
Serial Killers Statistics, charts John Cooper is included in: Active Serial Killers by Country, Serial Killers By Gender, Age of Serial Killer by Date, Killers By Astrological Sign, Killers By Birth Month, Active Serial Killers by Year and Statistical Boolean Questions.
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