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.
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.
Roy Lewis Norris has been listed on Killer.Cloud since June of 2017 and was last updated 5 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.
Rape is usually defined as having sexual intercourse with a person who does not want to, or cannot consent.
Torture is when someone puts another person in pain. This pain may be physical or psychological. Tourturers touture their victims.
Strangulation is death by compressing the neck until the supply of oxygen is cut off. Stranglers kill by Strangulation.
Stalking means following someone secretly to watch them. Serial Killer Stalkers stalk victims prior to killing them.
|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|
|Life Span:||1948 -|
|Astrological Sign:|| ♒ Aquarius |
Jan 20 - Feb 18
|Marital Status:||never married|
|Living With:||himself, alone recently released from prison, staying at his mother's house|
|D.O.B.:||Feb 2, 1948|
|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|
|Cause of Death:||N/A|
|Killed In Prison:||N/A|
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.
|Feb 02 1948||birth of Roy Lewis Norris #19480202|
|Feb 02 1968|
|Feb 02 1978|
|Roy Lewis Norris started his serial killing spree. #1979|
|Nov 20 1979|
|Roy Lewis Norris arrested. #19791120|
|Roy Lewis Norris ended his serial killing spree. #1979|
|Mar 18 1980|
|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|
|Feb 02 1998|
|Feb 02 2008|
|Feb 02 2018|
The following serial killers were active during the same time span as Roy Lewis Norris (1979-1979).
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|problems in school||TRUE||218|
|teased in school||TRUE||215|
|living with children||FALSE||267|
|kill at killers home||FALSE||315|
|kill at victims home||FALSE||318|
|sex with body||FALSE||426|
|ate part of body||FALSE||445|
|totem body part||FALSE||361|
|totem personal item||FALSE||350|
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|0816069875||The Encyclopedia of Seria...||Michael Newton|| 108 Total Including |
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.
Roy Lewis Norris is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database