Robert Maudsley

Hannibal the Cannibal

  Active for 6 years
(1973-1978) in United Kingdom




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  1. Summary
  2. Serial Killer Profile
  3. Serial Killer Type
  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. 8 Books About Robert Maudsley
  14. 4 External References
  15. Internal References

Robert Maudsley (Robert John Maudsley) a British serial killer known as Hannibal the Cannibal. His victims were all violent sex offenders, two pedophiles and two murderers. His first victim showed Maudsley pictures of children the victim had molested, Maudsley strangled him to death. He killed a fellow patient while being held at Broadmoor Hospital in 1977 and two other fellow prisoners at Wakefield Prison in 1978. Maudsley was deemed too dangerous for a normal cell. In 1983, He was placed in a two-cell unit in the basement of Wakefield Prison noted for its resemblance to Hannibal Lecter's cell in the film The Silence of the Lambs, released in 1991. Maudsley's glass cage was built several years before the famous film was released.

Robert Maudsley Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Robert Maudsley (aka) Hannibal the Cannibal, was active for 6 years between 1973-1978, known to have ( 4 confirmed / 4 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United Kingdom

Robert Maudsley was born on June 26th 1953 in Toxteth, Liverpool, England. He was born 1st of 12 children and raised by both parents until (Age 2), orphanage until (Age 8), both parents, foster home until (Age 16). Maudsley was raised as a youngest child and had eleven brothers or sisters. His father, Robert Maudsley. His mother, Jean Maudsley. Robert Maudsley was sexually, physically, and psychologically abused at some point of his life.

Maudsley a homosexual male citizen of the United Kingdom. Maudsley never married. He had no children.

Prior to his spree he had commited crimes. He was known to abuse drugs. He saw a psychologist and spent time in a Forensic Hospital.

In 1973 (Age 19/20) Robert Maudsley started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to commit acts of cannibalism, torture, strangle, and murder his victims. At the time of his crimes he was living with homeless in London, England, where Maudsley was known to work as a criminal.

He was arrested on March 14th 1974 (Age 20), convicted on June 26th 1974 (Age 21), sentenced to life in imprisonment, solitary confinement at Her Majestys (HM) Wakefield Prison in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England. Maudsley was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime.

Profile Completeness: 88%
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Robert Maudsley has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 5 years ago.

Robert Maudsley a known:

Robert Maudsley
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-02-08 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Robert Maudsley
Nickname: Hannibal the Cannibal
Victims: 4 - 4
Years Active: 1973 - 1978
Ages Active: 19/20 - 24/25
Active Countries: United Kingdom
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1953 -     
Gender: Male
Citizenship: United Kingdom
Sexual Preference: homosexual
Astrological Sign: Cancer
Jun 21 - Jul 23
Birth Month: June
Marital Status: never married
Children: no children
Living With: homeless in London, England
Occupation: criminal
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Jun 26, 1953
Family Name: Maudsley
Given Name: Robert
Birth Location: Toxteth, Liverpool, England
Birth Order: 1st of 12
Siblings: eleven brothers or sisters
Raised By: both parents until (Age 2), orphanage until (Age 8), both parents, foster home until (Age 16)
Birth Category: youngest child
Mother: Jean Maudsley
Father: Robert Maudsley

Cognitive Ability
Highest School: N/A
Highest Degree:

Arrested: Mar 14, 1974 (Age 20)
Convicted: Jun 26, 1974 (Age 21)
Sentence: life in imprisonment, solitary confinement
Prison Location: Her Majestys (HM) Wakefield Prison in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: FALSE
Previous Prison: FALSE

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
Robert Maudsley

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

Date Event Description
Jun 26 1953Robert Maudsley was born in Toxteth, Liverpool, England.  #19530626
(Age 19/20)
Robert Maudsley started his serial killing spree. #1973
Jun 26 1973
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
Mar 14 1974
(Age 20)
Robert Maudsley arrested. #19740314
Jun 26 1974
(Age 21)
Robert Maudsley was convictedand sentenced to life in imprisonment, solitary confinement at Her Majestys (HM) Wakefield Prison in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England.  #19740626
(Age 24/25)
Robert Maudsley ended his serial killing spree. #1978
Jun 26 1983
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
Jun 26 1993
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
Jun 26 2003
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
Jun 26 2013
(Age 60)
60th Birthday
Jun 26 2023
(Age 70)
70th Birthday

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Serial Killer
Boolean Questions:
physically abused TRUE 231
psychologically abused TRUE 224
sexually abused TRUE 226
drug abuse TRUE 226
psychologist TRUE 258
forensic hospital TRUE 257
previous crimes TRUE 367
used weapon TRUE 453
torture TRUE 426
strangle TRUE 443
ate part of body TRUE 451
living with children FALSE 268
problems in school FALSE 221
teased in school FALSE 218
physically defect FALSE 300
speach defect FALSE 300
head injury FALSE 299
alcohol abuse FALSE 226
previous jail FALSE 352
previous prision FALSE 336
previous killed FALSE 208
kill at killers home FALSE 320
kill at victims home FALSE 323
used gun FALSE 451
rape FALSE 453
stalk FALSE 418
blindfold FALSE 363
bound FALSE 406
sex with body FALSE 430
mutilated FALSE 447
drank blood FALSE 442
posed body FALSE 365
totem body part FALSE 365
totem personal item FALSE 354
robbed FALSE 418

Books that Mention Robert Maudsley

Book: Serial Killer Stranglers (mentions serial killer Robert Maudsley)
Kevin Smith
Serial Killer Stranglers
Book: Life Means Life (mentions serial killer Robert Maudsley)
Nick Appleyard
Life Means Life
Book: Criminological and Forensic Psychol... (mentions serial killer Robert Maudsley)
Helen Gavin
Criminological and Forensic Psychology
Book: Yorkshire's Multiple Killers (mentions serial killer Robert Maudsley)
Charles Rickell
Yorkshire's Multiple Killers
Book: The London Underground Serial Kille... (mentions serial killer Robert Maudsley)
Geoff Platt
The London Underground Serial Killer
Book: Lifers (mentions serial killer Robert Maudsley)
Geoffrey Wansell
Book: Broadmoor (mentions serial killer Robert Maudsley)
Charles Bronson
Book: Pure Evil (mentions serial killer Robert Maudsley)
Geoffrey Wansell
Pure Evil

8 Books that mention Serial Killer
Robert Maudsley

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
1733630600 Serial Killer Stranglers 164
1843589613 Life Means Life 2
144629353x Criminological and Forens... 1
184563022x Yorkshire's Multiple Kill... 1
1473858291 The London Underground Se... 1
1405919558 Lifers 3
1784182915 Broadmoor 1
1405936169 Pure Evil 3

Robert John Maudsley (born June 1953) is a British serial killer responsible for the murders of four people. He committed three of these murders in prison after receiving a life sentence for a single murder.

External References
  1. Q358900 on, Retrieved on Oct 9, 2018.
  2. Robert Maudsley on, Retrieved on Jan 27, 2019.
  3. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Robert John MAUDSLEY on, Retrieved on Jan 27, 2019.
  4. Robert Maudsley on, Retrieved on Feb 17, 2019.
Internal References

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

  1. #19 of 34[ Page 2 ] of Cancer Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  2. #22 of 34[ Page 2 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in June
  3. #26 of 43[ Page 2 ] of Serial Killer Cannibals sorted by Confirmed Victims
  4. #30 of 62[ Page 2 ] of Serial Killers active in the United Kingdom
  5. #67 of 89[ Page 5 ] of Serial Killer Torturers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  6. #155 of 651[ Page 11 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  7. #178 of 250[ Page 12 ] of Serial Killer Stranglers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  8. #250 of 651[ Page 17 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  9. #391 of 651[ Page 27 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  10. #448 of 651[ Page 30 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
Serial Killers Statistics, charts Robert Maudsley 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, Sexual Preference, Birth Category, Active Serial Killers by Year and Statistical Boolean Questions.
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