Matthew James Harris

  Active for 1 year
(1998) in Australia

3

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

3

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  5. Characteristics
  6. Childhood
  7. Cognitive Ability
  8. Incarceration
  9. Death
  10. 9 Timeline Events
  11. Serial Killers Active During Spree
  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 10 Books About Matthew James Harris
  14. 5 External References
  15. Internal References

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.

Matthew James Harris Serial Killer Profile

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.

Profile Completeness: 74%
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Matthew James Harris has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 9 months ago.

Matthew James Harris a known:

Matthew James Harris
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-02-08 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Matthew James Harris
Nickname: N/A
Victims: 3 - 3
Years Active: 1998 - 1998
Ages Active: 29/30 - 29/30
Active Countries: Australia
Life Span: 1968 -     
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Citizenship: Australia
Sexual Preference: N/A
Astrological Sign: Cancer
Jun 21 - Jul 23
Birth Month: June
Marital Status: N/A
Children: N/A
Living With: N/A
Occupation: serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Jun 30, 1968
Given Name: Matthew
Birth Location: New South Wales, state of Australia
Birth Order: 1st of 1
Siblings: no siblings
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

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

Incarceration
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
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: N/A
Previous Prison: N/A

Death Information
Death Date: N/A
Manner of Death: homicide
Cause of Death: N/A
Death Location: N/A
Killed In Prison: N/A
Suicide: N/A
9 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Matthew James Harris

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.

Date Event Description
Jun 30 1968Matthew James Harris was born in New South Wales, state of Australia.  #19680630
Jun 30 1988
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
1998
(Age 29/30)
Matthew James Harris started his serial killing spree. #1998
Jun 30 1998
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
Dec 01 1998
(Age 30)
Matthew James Harris arrested. #19981201
1998
(Age 30/31)
Matthew James Harris ended his serial killing spree. #1998
Apr 07 2000
(Age 31)
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
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
Jun 30 2018
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
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Boolean Questions:
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Question
Killer
Answer
Total
Answered
drug abuse TRUE 223
alcohol abuse TRUE 222
previous crimes TRUE 363
kill at victims home TRUE 318
used weapon TRUE 448
strangle TRUE 437
robbed TRUE 414
physically defect FALSE 298
speach defect FALSE 298
head injury FALSE 297
previous killed FALSE 207
kill at killers home FALSE 315
used gun FALSE 447
rape FALSE 447
torture FALSE 421
stalk FALSE 413
blindfold FALSE 359
bound FALSE 401
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


Books that Mention Matthew James Harris

Book: Serial Killer Stranglers (mentions serial killer Matthew James Harris)
Kevin Smith
Serial Killer Stranglers
Book: Everyday Stalinism (mentions serial killer Matthew James Harris)
Sheila Fitzpatrick
Everyday Stalinism
Book: Dead Bait 2 (mentions serial killer Matthew James Harris)
Steve Alten
Dead Bait 2
Book: No Longer Bound (mentions serial killer Matthew James Harris)
James Henry Harris
No Longer Bound
Book: Dangerous to Know Updated Edition (mentions serial killer Matthew James Harris)
James Morton
Dangerous to Know Updated Edition
Book: The Mormon Church and Blacks (mentions serial killer Matthew James Harris)
Matthew L Harris
The Mormon Church and Blacks
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Book: The True Image (mentions serial killer Matthew James Harris)
Daniel W. Patterson
The True Image

10 Books that mention Serial Killer
Matthew James Harris

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
1733630600 Serial Killer Stranglers 164
0199839247 Everyday Stalinism 1
0980606543 Dead Bait 2 1
1621896811 No Longer Bound 1
0522869696 Dangerous to Know Updated... 7
025209784x The Mormon Church and Bla... 1
1412085403 The Missionary Journals o... 1
0807837539 The True Image 1
0522859445 Dangerous To Know 4
0316440078 The Black and the Blue 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.

Wikipedia
External References
  1. Q3299742 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Nov 29, 2018.
  2. Matthew James Harris on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Nov 29, 2018.
  3. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Matthew James HARRIS on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Nov 29, 2018.
  4. R v Matthew James Harris, NSWSC 285, 2000 on www6.austlii.edu.au, Retrieved on Nov 29, 2018.
  5. R v Harris NSWCCA 469, 2000 on www6.austlii.edu.au, Retrieved on Nov 29, 2018.
Internal References

Matthew James Harris is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #14 of 21 [ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers active in Australia
  2. #23 of 34 [ Page 2 ] of Cancer Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #28 of 34 [ Page 2 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in June
  4. #213 of 249 [ Page 15 ] of Serial Killer Stranglers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  5. #244 of 649 [ Page 17 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  6. #275 of 649 [ Page 19 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  7. #550 of 649 [ Page 37 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  8. #584 of 649 [ Page 39 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
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