Lee Roy Martin an American serial killer known as The Gaffney Strangler. Martin killed two women and two young girls in South Carolina in 1967 and 1968. Martin raped and strangled his victims, multiple victims had cigarette burns and at least one victim was stabbed to death. He was convicted on four charges of first-degree murder and received four life terms. Lee Roy Martin was stabbed to death by fellow inmate, Kenneth Rumsey, while incarcerated at Central Correctional Institution in Columbia in 1972.
Serial Killer Lee Roy Martin (aka) The Gaffney Strangler, was active for 2 years between 1966-1967, known to have ( 3 confirmed / 3 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States
Lee Roy Martin was born on April 25th 1937 in Gaffney, city in South Carolina.
Martin married. He had three children.
In 1966 (Age 28/29) Lee Roy Martin started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to strangle, rape, and murder his victims. At the time of his crimes he was living with his wife and children in Gaffney, South Carolina, US, where Martin was known to work as a serial killer.
He was arrested on February 15th 1968 (Age 30), convicted on May 31st 1972 (Age 35), sentenced to life imprisonment at Central Correctional Institution in Columbia, South Carolina, US. Martin was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime.
Lee Roy Martin died on May 31st 1972 (Age 35), cause of death: homicide, stabbed to death by a fellow inmate at Central Correctional Institution in Columbia, South Carolina, US.
Lee Roy Martin has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 4 years ago.
The unlawful killing of two or more victims by the same offender(s), in separate events. Serial Killer as defined by the FBI at the 2005 symposium.
Rape is usually defined as having sexual intercourse with a person who does not want to, or cannot consent.
Strangulation is death by compressing the neck until the supply of oxygen is cut off. Stranglers kill by Strangulation.
|Name:||Lee Roy Martin|
|Nickname:||The Gaffney Strangler|
|Victims:||3 - 3|
|Years Active:||1966 - 1967|
|Ages Active:||28/29 - 29/30|
|Active Countries:||United States|
|Life Span:||1937 - 1972|
|Religious Affiliation:||Apostasy in Catholicism|
|Astrological Sign:|| ♉ Taurus |
Apr 20 - May 21
|Living With:||his wife and children in Gaffney, South Carolina, US|
|D.O.B.:||Apr 25, 1937|
|Birth Location:||Gaffney, city in South Carolina|
|Arrested:||Feb 15, 1968 (Age 30)|
|Convicted:||May 31, 1972 (Age 35)|
|Prison Location:||Central Correctional Institution in Columbia, South Carolina, US|
|Death Date:||May 31, 1972 (Age 35)|
|Manner of Death:||homicide|
|Cause of Death:||stabbed to death by a fellow inmate|
|Death Location:||Central Correctional Institution in Columbia, South Carolina, US|
|Killed In Prison:||TRUE|
The 7 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Lee Roy Martin. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.
|Apr 25 1937||Lee Roy Martin was born in Gaffney, city in South Carolina. #19370425|
|Apr 25 1957|
|Lee Roy Martin started his serial killing spree. #1966|
|Lee Roy Martin ended his serial killing spree. #1967|
|Apr 25 1967|
|Feb 15 1968|
|Lee Roy Martin arrested. #19680215|
|May 31 1972|
|Lee Roy Martin was convictedand sentenced to life imprisonment at Central Correctional Institution in Columbia, South Carolina, US. #19720531|
|May 31 1972|
|Lee Roy Martindied.cause of death:homicide,stabbed to death by a fellow inmateat Central Correctional Institution in Columbia, South Carolina, US. #19720531|
The following serial killers were active during the same time span as Lee Roy Martin (1966-1967).
| 35 / 40 |
|living with children||TRUE||268|
|killed in prison||TRUE||218|
|father drug abuse||FALSE||192|
|mother drug abuse||FALSE||195|
|problems in school||FALSE||221|
|teased in school||FALSE||218|
|kill at killers home||FALSE||320|
|kill at victims home||FALSE||323|
|sex with body||FALSE||430|
|ate part of body||FALSE||451|
|totem body part||FALSE||365|
|totem personal item||FALSE||354|
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Lee Roy Martin, (April 25, 1937 — 31 May 1972) also known as the "Gaffney Strangler," was an American serial killer from Gaffney, South Carolina. He murdered 4 females, 2 women and 2 girls between 1967 and 1968.
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