Matthew James Harris an Australian serial killer who strangled three people in and around Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia in October and November 1998. Victims were a friend's brother, a female friend and a male neighbor of Harris. One victim was forced in to a bath with Harris, as he strangled her and held her under water for up to four minutes at a time. Harris overdosed twice on heroin a few days after his last murder and again in the early hours of December 1st 1998, which lead to his arrest. In 1999, Matthew James Harris was sentenced to twenty-eight years in prison. On December 20th 2000 the sentences were substituted for two terms of life imprisonment plus an additional forty years.
Serial Killer Matthew James Harris, was active for 1 year in 1998, known to have ( 3 confirmed / 3 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: Australia
Matthew James Harris was born on June 30th 1968 in New South Wales, state of Australia. He was raised by unnamed adoptive parents. He was raised as a only child and had no siblings. His father, gave Matthew up for adoption at birth. His mother, gave Matthew up for adoption at birth.
Matthew James Harris a male citizen of Australia.
Prior to his spree he had commited crimes. He was known to abuse alcohol and drugs.
In 1998 (Age 29/30) Matthew James Harris started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to rob, strangle, and murder his victims. He was known to kill at the home of the victim.
He was arrested on December 1st 1998 (Age 30), convicted on April 7th 2000 (Age 31), sentenced to life imprisonment, two terms plus forty years at a prison in New South Wales, Australia.
Matthew James Harris has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 9 months 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.
Strangulation is death by compressing the neck until the supply of oxygen is cut off. Stranglers kill by Strangulation.
|Name:||Matthew James Harris|
|Victims:||3 - 3|
|Years Active:||1998 - 1998|
|Ages Active:||29/30 - 29/30|
|Life Span:||1968 -|
|Astrological Sign:|| ♋ Cancer |
Jun 21 - Jul 23
|D.O.B.:||Jun 30, 1968|
|Birth Location:||New South Wales, state of Australia|
|Birth Order:||1st of 1|
|Raised By:||unnamed adoptive parents|
|Birth Category:||only child|
|Mother:||gave Matthew up for adoption at birth|
|Father:||gave Matthew up for adoption at birth|
|Arrested:||Dec 1, 1998 (Age 30)|
|Convicted:||Apr 7, 2000 (Age 31)|
|Sentence:||life imprisonment, two terms plus forty years|
|Prison Location:||a prison in New South Wales, Australia|
|Manner of Death:||homicide|
|Cause of Death:||N/A|
|Killed In Prison:||N/A|
The 9 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Matthew James Harris. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.
|Jun 30 1968||Matthew James Harris was born in New South Wales, state of Australia. #19680630|
|Jun 30 1988|
|Matthew James Harris started his serial killing spree. #1998|
|Jun 30 1998|
|Dec 01 1998|
|Matthew James Harris arrested. #19981201|
|Matthew James Harris ended his serial killing spree. #1998|
|Apr 07 2000|
|Matthew James Harris was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment, two terms plus forty years at a prison in New South Wales, Australia. #20000407|
|Jun 30 2008|
|Jun 30 2018|
The following serial killers were active during the same time span as Matthew James Harris (1998-1998).
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|kill at victims home||TRUE||318|
|kill at killers home||FALSE||315|
|sex with body||FALSE||426|
|ate part of body||FALSE||445|
|totem body part||FALSE||361|
|totem personal item||FALSE||350|
|ISBN10||Book Title||Author||Killers Mentioned||Killers|
|1733630600||Serial Killer Stranglers||Kevin Smith|| 164 Total Including |
|0199839247||Everyday Stalinism||Sheila Fitzpatrick||Matthew James Harris||1|
|0980606543||Dead Bait 2|| 3 Total Including |
|Matthew James Harris||1|
|1621896811||No Longer Bound||James Henry Harris||Matthew James Harris||1|
|0522869696||Dangerous to Know Updated...||James Morton|| 7 Total Including |
John Justin Bunting
|025209784x||The Mormon Church and Bla...||Matthew L Harris||Matthew James Harris||1|
|1412085403||The Missionary Journals o...||Mark F. Harris||Matthew James Harris||1|
|0807837539||The True Image||Daniel W. Patterson||Matthew James Harris||1|
|0522859445||Dangerous To Know|| 3 Total Including |
| 4 Total Including |
|0316440078||The Black and the Blue||Matthew Horace||Matthew James Harris||1|
Matthew James Harris (born 30 June 1968) is an Australian serial killer from Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, currently serving two sentences of life imprisonment plus 40 years' imprisonment without the possibility of parole for the murder of three people in and around Wagga Wagga in October and November 1998.
Matthew James Harris is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database