Martha Ann Johnson

Martha Ann Bowen

  Active for 16 years
(1962-1977) in United States

3

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

4

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  5. Characteristics
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  7. Cognitive Ability
  8. Incarceration
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  10. 4 Timeline Events
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  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 9 Books About Martha Ann Johnson
  14. 5 External References
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Martha Ann Johnson an American serial killer also known as Martha Ann Bowen. Johnson was convicted of smothering three of her four children in Atlanta between 1977 and 1982. Johnson's first marriage produced a daughter, her second marriage produced a son and her third marriage produced a son and daughter. She would suffocate her children by rolling her 250-pound body on them as they slept. Investigators determined that each child's death was preceded seven to ten days by Johnson and her husband. In 1990, Johnson was sentenced to death, her sentence was later commuted to life in prison. Martha Ann Johnson is currently serving her sentence at Pulaski State Prison in Hawkinsville, Georgia.

Martha Ann Johnson Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Martha Ann Johnson (aka) Martha Ann Bowen, was active for 16 years between 1962-1977, known to have ( 3 confirmed / 4 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States

Johnson married three times, her third husband was Earl Bowen. She had four children.

In 1962 Martha Ann Johnson started her killing spree, during her crimes as a serial killer she was known to murder her victims. She was known to kill at both her home and the home of the victim. At the time of her crimes she was living with her third husband Earl Bowen and her four children, where Johnson was known to work as a serial killer.

She was arrested on July 3rd 1989, convicted on May 5th 1990, sentenced to life imprisonment at the Pulaski State Prison in Hawkinsville, Georgia, US. Johnson was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during her lifetime.

Profile Completeness: 73%
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Martha Ann Johnson has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 3 weeks ago.

Martha Ann Johnson a known:

Martha Ann Johnson
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-07-23 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Martha Ann Johnson
Nickname: Martha Ann Bowen
Victims: 3 - 4
Years Active: 1962 - 1977
Active Countries: United States
Convicted Of: murder
Characteristics
Gender: Female
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Marital Status: married three times, her third husband was Earl Bowen
Children: four children
Living With: her third husband Earl Bowen and her four children
Occupation: serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: N/A
Family Name: Johnson
Given Name: Martha
Birth Location: Georgia, state of the United States of America
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Rasied By: N/A
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: N/A
Father: N/A

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

Incarceration
Arrested: Jul 3, 1989
Convicted: May 5, 1990
Sentence: life imprisonment
Prison Location: the Pulaski State Prison in Hawkinsville, Georgia, US
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: FALSE
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
4 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Martha Ann Johnson

The 4 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Martha Ann Johnson. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
1962
Martha Ann Johnson started her serial killing spree. #1962
1977
Martha Ann Johnson ended her serial killing spree. #1977
Jul 03 1989
Martha Ann Johnson arrested. #19890703
May 05 1990
Martha Ann Johnson was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment at the Pulaski State Prison in Hawkinsville, Georgia, US.  #19900505
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The following serial killers were active during the same time span as Martha Ann Johnson (1962-1977).

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Boolean Questions:
Killer
Question
Killer
Answer
Total
Answered
living with children TRUE 267
kill at killers home TRUE 315
kill at victims home TRUE 318
xyy FALSE 80
physically defect FALSE 298
speach defect FALSE 298
head injury FALSE 297
previous crimes FALSE 363
previous jail FALSE 347
previous prision FALSE 332
previous killed FALSE 207
used weapon FALSE 448
used gun FALSE 447
rape FALSE 447
torture FALSE 421
stalk FALSE 413
blindfold FALSE 359
bound FALSE 401
strangle FALSE 437
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


Books that Mention Martha Ann Johnson

Book: Crime Classification Manual (mentions serial killer Martha Ann Johnson)
John Douglas
Crime Classification Manual
Book: Women Who Kill (mentions serial killer Martha Ann Johnson)
Carol Anne Davis
Women Who Kill
Book: Serial Murder (mentions serial killer Martha Ann Johnson)
Ronald M. Holmes
Serial Murder
Book: Murders in the United States (mentions serial killer Martha Ann Johnson)
R. Barri Flowers
Murders in the United States
Book: Marriages of Sumner County, Tenness... (mentions serial killer Martha Ann Johnson)
Edythe Johns Rucker...
Marriages of Sumner County, Tennessee, 1787-1...
Book: Guardian Records of Williamson Coun... (mentions serial killer Martha Ann Johnson)
Albert L. Johnson, J...
Guardian Records of Williamson County, Tennes...
Book: Georgia Bible Records (mentions serial killer Martha Ann Johnson)
Jeannette Holland Au...
Georgia Bible Records
Book: Reunion (mentions serial killer Martha Ann Johnson)
Clytice C. Duzan
Reunion

9 Books that mention Serial Killer
Martha Ann Johnson

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
1118421531 Crime Classification Manu... 4
0749017007 Women Who Kill 3
1412974429 Serial Murder 26
0786420758 Murders in the United Sta... 32
0806309229 Marriages of Sumner Count... 1
1931453101 Guardian Records of Willi... 1
0806311258 Georgia Bible Records 1
1622954599 Reunion 1
0806308273 Index to Marriages in the... 1

Martha Ann Johnson (also known as Martha Ann Bowen) (born 1955) is an American serial killer from Georgia convicted of smothering to death three of her children between 1977 and 1982.

Wikipedia
External References
  1. Q6774324 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on May 31, 2019.
  2. Martha Ann Johnson on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on May 31, 2019.
  3. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Martha Ann JOHNSON on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on May 31, 2019.
  4. A mother is arrested and accused of killing her four children on www.history.com, Retrieved on May 31, 2019.
  5. GDC ID: 0000184295, Find an Offender | The Georgia Department of Corrections on www.dcor.state.ga.us, Retrieved on May 31, 2019.
Internal References

Martha Ann Johnson is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #62 of 75 [ Page 5 ] of Female Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  2. #87 of 649 [ Page 6 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  3. #283 of 649 [ Page 19 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  4. #284 of 649 [ Page 19 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  5. #291 of 326 [ Page 20 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  6. #588 of 649 [ Page 40 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
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