Roy Lewis Norris

Tool Box Killers

  Active for 1 year
(1979) in United States

5

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

5

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  4. General Information
  5. Characteristics
  6. Childhood
  7. Cognitive Ability
  8. Incarceration
  9. Death
  10. 11 Timeline Events
  11. Serial Killers Active During Spree
  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 13 Books About Roy Lewis Norris
  14. 5 External References
  15. Internal References

Roy Lewis Norris Roy Lewis Norris and Lawrence Bittaker are American serial killers and rapists known as the Tool Box Killers, who together committed the kidnap, rape torture and murder of five teenage girls over a period of five months in southern California in 1979. Bittaker and Norris used standard tools such as pliers, ice picks and sledgehammers to torture and murder their victims. Norris accepted a plea bargain whereby he agreed to testify against Bittaker and was sentenced to life imprisonment in 1980, with possibility of parole after serving thirty years. Roy Lewis Norris is currently incarcerated at Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility.

Roy Lewis Norris Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Roy Lewis Norris (aka) Tool Box Killers, was active for 1 year in 1979, known to have ( 5 confirmed / 5 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States

Roy Lewis Norris was born on February 2nd 1948 During his education he had academic, social or discipline problems, including being teased or picked on.

He never married. He had no children.

Prior to his spree he had commited crimes, served time in jail, and served time in prison. He was known to abuse drugs. He saw a psychologist and spent time in a Forensic Hospital.

In 1979 (Age 30/31) Roy Lewis Norris started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to torture, strangle, stalk, rape, and murder his victims. At least one victim was tied, bound, or otherwise restrained during the crime. At the time of his crimes he was living with himself, alone recently released from prison, staying at his mother's house.

He was arrested on November 20th 1979 (Age 31), convicted on March 18th 1980 (Age 32), sentenced to life imprisonment with out the possibility of parole for thirty years at the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility in San Diego County, California, US. He was convicted on charges of assault and other possible charges during his lifetime.

Profile Completeness: 81%
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Roy Lewis Norris has been listed on Killer.Cloud since June of 2017 and was last updated 5 months ago.

Roy Lewis Norris a known:

Roy Lewis Norris
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-05-22 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Lawrence Bittaker and Roy Norris
Nickname: Tool Box Killers
Victims: 5 - 5
Years Active: 1979 - 1979
Ages Active: 30/31 - 30/31
Active Countries: United States
Convicted Of: assault
Life Span: 1948 -     
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Astrological Sign: Aquarius
Jan 20 - Feb 18
Birth Month: February
Marital Status: never married
Children: no children
Living With: himself, alone recently released from prison, staying at his mother's house
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Feb 2, 1948
Birth Location: N/A
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Raised 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: Nov 20, 1979 (Age 31)
Convicted: Mar 18, 1980 (Age 32)
Sentence: life imprisonment with out the possibility of parole for thirty years
Prison Location: the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility in San Diego County, California, US
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: TRUE
Previous Prison: TRUE

Death Information
Death Date: N/A
Cause of Death: N/A
Death Location: N/A
Killed In Prison: N/A
Suicide: N/A
11 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Roy Lewis Norris

The 11 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Roy Lewis Norris. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Feb 02 1948birth of Roy Lewis Norris  #19480202
Feb 02 1968
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
Feb 02 1978
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
1979
(Age 30/31)
Roy Lewis Norris started his serial killing spree. #1979
Nov 20 1979
(Age 31)
Roy Lewis Norris arrested. #19791120
1979
(Age 31/32)
Roy Lewis Norris ended his serial killing spree. #1979
Mar 18 1980
(Age 32)
Roy Lewis Norris was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment with out the possibility of parole for thirty years at the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility in San Diego County, California, US.  #19800318
Feb 02 1988
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
Feb 02 1998
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
Feb 02 2008
(Age 60)
60th Birthday
Feb 02 2018
(Age 70)
70th Birthday

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ANSWERED
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Boolean Questions:
Killer
Question
Killer
Answer
Total
Answered
problems in school TRUE 218
teased in school TRUE 215
drug abuse TRUE 223
psychologist TRUE 256
forensic hospital TRUE 255
previous crimes TRUE 363
previous jail TRUE 347
previous prision TRUE 332
used weapon TRUE 448
rape TRUE 447
torture TRUE 421
stalk TRUE 413
bound TRUE 401
strangle TRUE 437
living with children FALSE 267
physically defect FALSE 298
speach defect FALSE 298
head injury FALSE 297
physically abused FALSE 228
psychologically abused FALSE 221
sexually abused FALSE 223
alcohol abuse FALSE 222
previous killed FALSE 207
kill at killers home FALSE 315
kill at victims home FALSE 318
used gun FALSE 447
blindfold FALSE 359
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 Roy Lewis Norris

Book: Serial Killer Rapists (mentions serial killer Roy Lewis Norris)
Kevin Smith
Serial Killer Rapists
Book: The Encyclopedia of Serial Killers (mentions serial killer Roy Lewis Norris)
Michael Newton
The Encyclopedia of Serial Killers
Book: Crime Classification Manual (mentions serial killer Roy Lewis Norris)
John Douglas
Crime Classification Manual
Book: The Big Book of Serial Killers (mentions serial killer Roy Lewis Norris)
Jack Rosewood
The Big Book of Serial Killers
Book: Serial Killers Encyclopedia (mentions serial killer Roy Lewis Norris)
RJ Parker
Serial Killers Encyclopedia
Book: Couples Who Kill (mentions serial killer Roy Lewis Norris)
Carol Anne Davis
Couples Who Kill
Book: Natural Born Celebrities (mentions serial killer Roy Lewis Norris)
David Schmid
Natural Born Celebrities
Book: Homicide (mentions serial killer Roy Lewis Norris)
Gini Graham Scott
Homicide

13 Books that mention Serial Killer
Roy Lewis Norris

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
1733630619 Serial Killer Rapists 266
0816061955 The Encyclopedia of Seria... 7
1118421531 Crime Classification Manu... 4
1548119644 The Big Book of Serial Ki... 60
1494772167 Serial Killers Encycloped... 34
074901699x Couples Who Kill 7
0226738698 Natural Born Celebrities 1
0737300493 Homicide 2
146687483x Death of a Model 2
1461712157 The Great Pictorial Histo... 10
1460277538 When Things Seem Odd 8
1906476535 Murder on File 7
0816069875 The Encyclopedia of Seria... 108

Lawrence Sigmund Bittaker (born September 27, 1940) and Roy Lewis Norris (born February 5, 1948), also known as the Tool Box Killers, are American serial killers and rapists who kidnapped, raped, tortured, and killed five teenage girls in Southern California over a period of five months in 1979. Described by FBI Special Agent John E.

Wikipedia
External References
  1. Lawrence Bittaker and Roy Norris on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  2. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Roy Lewis NORRIS on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  3. Marcy Chojnacki, Ellen Danz, Roy Norris on maamodt.asp.radford.edu, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  4. Kristin Elink-Schuurman-Laura, Norris, Roy on skdb.fgcu.edu, Retrieved on Dec 14, 2018.
  5. Q18763305 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on May 22, 2019.
Internal References

Roy Lewis Norris is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #22 of 38 [ Page 2 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in February
  2. #24 of 42 [ Page 2 ] of Aquarius Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #30 of 53 [ Page 2 ] of Serial Killer Stalkers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  4. #56 of 88 [ Page 4 ] of Serial Killer Torturers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  5. #147 of 249 [ Page 10 ] of Serial Killer Stranglers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  6. #175 of 326 [ Page 12 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  7. #182 of 305 [ Page 13 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  8. #214 of 649 [ Page 15 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  9. #362 of 649 [ Page 25 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  10. #434 of 649 [ Page 29 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  11. #576 of 649 [ Page 39 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
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Serial Killers Statistics, charts Roy Lewis Norris is included in: Active Serial Killers by Country, Serial Killers By Gender, Age of Serial Killer by Date, Killers By Astrological Sign, Killers By Birth Month, Sexual Preference, Active Serial Killers by Year and Statistical Boolean Questions.
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