Peter Tobin

Bible John murders

  Active for 16 years
(1991-2006) in United Kingdom




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Peter Tobin a Scottish rapist and serial killer known to have killed at least three young women. Also a suspect in the Bible John murders, committed in Glasgow during the late 1960s. His three proven victims have the same hair color as the Bible John's sacrifices, and they were all strangled the same way, except for Angelika Kluk. In 2012 he was hospitalized after suffered a suspected heart attack. In 2015 Peter Tobin was left severely injured and permanently disfigured by a fellow inmate when he attacked him with a razor blade. In 2016 he was hospitalized after suffered a suspected stroke. In 2019 he is reported to be suffering from cancer and to frail to leave his cell most days.

Peter Tobin Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Peter Tobin (aka) Bible John murders, was active for 16 years between 1991-2006, known to have ( 3 confirmed / 13 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United Kingdom

Peter Tobin was born on August 27th 1948 in Johnstone, town in Renfrewshire, Scotland. He was born 8th of 8 children Tobin was raised as a youngest child and had four older sisters and three older brothers.

Tobin a heterosexual male citizen of the United Kingdom. Tobin married Margaret Mountney in 1969, married Sylvia Jefferies in 1973, married Cathy Wilson in 1989, divorced in 1993.

In 1991 (Age 42/43) Peter Tobin started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to rape, and murder his victims.

Profile Completeness: 36%
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Peter Tobin has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 4 days ago.

Peter Tobin a known:

Peter Tobin
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Updated: 2019-01-11 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Peter Tobin
Nickname: Bible John murders
Victims: 3 - 13
Years Active: 1991 - 2006
Ages Active: 42/43 - 57/58
Active Countries: United Kingdom
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1948 -     
Gender: Male
Citizenship: United Kingdom
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Astrological Sign: Virgo
Aug 23 - Sep 23
Marital Status: married Margaret Mountney in 1969, married Sylvia Jefferies in 1973, married Cathy Wilson in 1989, divorced in 1993
Children: N/A
Living With: N/A
Occupation: handyman, serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Aug 27, 1948
Family Name: Tobin
Given Name: Peter
Birth Location: Johnstone, town in Renfrewshire, Scotland
Birth Order: 8th of 8
Siblings: four older sisters and three older brothers
Rasied By: N/A
Birth Category: youngest child
Mother: N/A
Father: N/A

Cognitive Ability
Highest School: N/A
Highest Degree:

Arrested: N/A
Convicted: N/A
Sentence: life imprisonment
Prison Location: N/A
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: N/A
Previous Jail: N/A
Previous Prison: N/A

Death Information
Death Date: N/A
Cause of Death: N/A
Death Location: N/A
Killed In Prison: N/A
Suicide: N/A

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Boolean Questions:
rape TRUE 339

Books that Mention Peter Tobin

Book: People from Johnstone (mentions serial killer Peter Tobin)
Clive Thomas
Book: People from Johnstone (mentions serial killer Peter Tobin)
Peter D. McClelland
American Dream Dying
Book: People from Johnstone (mentions serial killer Peter Tobin)
Nigel Cawthorne
Bodies in the Back Garden
Book: People from Johnstone (mentions serial killer Peter Tobin)
Royce Leighton
The Esoteric Codex: Unidentified Serial Kille...

17 Books that mention Serial Killer
Peter Tobin

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
1155575350 People from Johnstone 1
1631358626 Sevengate 1
1442201967 American Dream Dying 1
178418179x Bodies in the Back Garden 2
1155846478 Scottish People Convicted... 2
1329021398 The Esoteric Codex: Unide... 25
0425215423 Stalkers and Shooters 1
0786034122 Make Them Cry 1
1909976210 Serial Killers and the Ph... 3
1743039727 Escape From Evil 1
1520926650 Mr Bruff's Guide to 'Jeky... 1
1549730657 Mr Bruff's Guide To 'Macb... 1
1467881406 British Serial Killers 8
115715994x British Prisoners Sentenc... 1
1509853812 Escape from Evil 1
0791446158 Transpersonal Knowing 1
0751542326 The Lost British Serial K... 1

Peter Britton Tobin (born 27 August 1946) is a convicted Scottish serial killer and sex offender who is currently serving three sentences of life imprisonment with a whole life order at HM Prison Edinburgh for three murders committed between 1991-2006. Prior to his first murder conviction, Tobin served ten years in prison for a double rape committed in 1993, following which he was released in 2004.

External References
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  3. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Peter Britton TOBIN on,
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  4. Serial killer Peter Tobin attacked with a razor blade in prison on,
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  5. Jane Hamilton, Serial killer Peter Tobin struck by cancer on,
    Retrieved on Jan 11, 2019.
Internal References

Peter Tobin is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #31 of 32 [ Page 3 ] of
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  2. #82 of 609 [ Page 6 ] of
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  3. #235 of 243 [ Page 16 ] of
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  4. #372 of 609 [ Page 25 ] of
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  5. #546 of 609 [ Page 37 ] of
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  6. #575 of 609 [ Page 39 ] of
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