William Devin Howell

Sick Ripper

  Active for 1 year
(2003) in United States

7

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

7

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  4. General Information
  5. Characteristics
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  7. Cognitive Ability
  8. Incarceration
  9. Death
  10. 8 Timeline Events
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  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 11 Books About William Devin Howell
  14. 7 External References
  15. Internal References

William Devin Howell an American serial killer known as the Sick Ripper. Howell was convicted of murdering seven people in 2003. Howell cut off the tips of a victims fingers and dismantled the bottom jaw at least one of his victims. One of his victims was strangled to death after Howell realized the victim was transgender during a sexual act. He disposed some of the bodies in a wooded area behind a shopping mall in New Britain, Connecticut. Howell reportable told a fellow cellmate that there was a monster inside of him and described himself as a sick ripper. In 2017, William Devin Howell was sentenced to six consecutive life sentences.

William Devin Howell Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer William Devin Howell (aka) Sick Ripper, was active for 1 year in 2003, known to have ( 7 confirmed / 7 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States

William Devin Howell was born on February 11th 1970 in Hampton, Virginia, US.

In 2003 (Age 32/33) William Devin Howell started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to strangle, rape, mutilate, and murder his victims.

He was arrested on May 13th 2005 (Age 35), convicted on November 17th 2017 (Age 47), sentenced to life imprisonment, six consecutive terms at the Cheshire Correctional Institution in Cheshire, Connecticut, US.

Profile Completeness: 55%
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William Devin Howell has been listed on Killer.Cloud since August of 2018 and was last updated 2 months ago.

William Devin Howell a known:

William Devin Howell
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-09-20 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: William Devin Howell
Nickname: Sick Ripper
Victims: 7 - 7
Years Active: 2003 - 2003
Ages Active: 32/33 - 32/33
Active Countries: United States
Life Span: 1970 -     
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Astrological Sign: Aquarius
Jan 20 - Feb 18
Birth Month: February
Marital Status: N/A
Children: N/A
Living With: N/A
Occupation: serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Feb 11, 1970
Given Name: William
Birth Location: Hampton, Virginia, US
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: May 13, 2005 (Age 35)
Convicted: Nov 17, 2017 (Age 47)
Sentence: life imprisonment, six consecutive terms
Prison Location: the Cheshire Correctional Institution in Cheshire, Connecticut, US
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: N/A
Previous Jail: N/A
Previous Prison: N/A

Death Information
Death Date: N/A
Cause of Death: N/A
Death Location: N/A
Killed In Prison: N/A
Suicide: N/A
8 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
William Devin Howell

The 8 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer William Devin Howell. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Feb 11 1970William Devin Howell was born in Hampton, Virginia, US.  #19700211
Feb 11 1990
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
Feb 11 2000
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
2003
(Age 32/33)
William Devin Howell started his serial killing spree. #2003
2003
(Age 33/34)
William Devin Howell ended his serial killing spree. #2003
May 13 2005
(Age 35)
William Devin Howell arrested. #20050513
Feb 11 2010
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
Nov 17 2017
(Age 47)
William Devin Howell was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment, six consecutive terms at the Cheshire Correctional Institution in Cheshire, Connecticut, US.  #20171117

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ANSWERED
Serial Killer
Boolean Questions:
Killer
Question
Killer
Answer
Total
Answered
rape TRUE 448
strangle TRUE 438
mutilated TRUE 441
used weapon FALSE 448
used gun FALSE 447
torture FALSE 422
stalk FALSE 414
sex with body FALSE 427
ate part of body FALSE 446
drank blood FALSE 437
posed body FALSE 360


Books that Mention William Devin Howell

Book: Hell's Princess (mentions serial killer William Devin Howell)
Harold Schechter
Hell's Princess
Book: The Anatomy Of Motive (mentions serial killer William Devin Howell)
John Douglas
The Anatomy Of Motive
Book: The Man from the Train (mentions serial killer William Devin Howell)
Bill James
The Man from the Train
Book: Dark Dreams (mentions serial killer William Devin Howell)
Roy Hazelwood
Dark Dreams
Book: Death Sentence (mentions serial killer William Devin Howell)
Jerry Bledsoe
Death Sentence
Book: Confession of a Serial Killer (mentions serial killer William Devin Howell)
Katherine Ramsland,...
Confession of a Serial Killer
Book: The Stranger Beside Me (mentions serial killer William Devin Howell)
Ann Rule
The Stranger Beside Me
Book: Pirates! (mentions serial killer William Devin Howell)
Celia Rees
Pirates!

11 Books that mention Serial Killer
William Devin Howell

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
1477808949 Hell's Princess 2
1471108376 The Anatomy Of Motive 1
1476796270 The Man from the Train 1
1429989599 Dark Dreams 3
1626812888 Death Sentence 2
1611689732 Confession of a Serial Ki... 4
1947290711 His Garden 1
1940018137 The Stranger Beside Me 4
1408810352 Pirates! 1
0816069875 The Encyclopedia of Seria... 108
1510731318 Little Shoes 1

William Devin Howell (born February 11, 1970) is an American serial killer who was convicted of murdering seven people in 2003. He is one of the most prolific serials killer in Connecticut history. In November 2017, while already serving a 15-year prison sentence for manslaughter, he was sentenced to six consecutive life sentences, which he is currently serving at Cheshire Correctional Institution.

Wikipedia
External References
  1. Q44506286 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Jun 22, 2019.
  2. William Devin Howell on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Jun 22, 2019.
  3. Inmate Number: 305917, Department of Correction Inmate Information Search on www.ctinmateinfo.state.ct.us, Retrieved on Jun 22, 2019.
  4. William Devin Howell Pleads Guilty to Serial Murders on portal.ct.gov, Retrieved on Jun 22, 2019.
  5. Connecticut serial killer charged in assault on inmate convicted of sex trafficking on fox61.com, Retrieved on Jun 22, 2019.
  6. Conn. police find body of woman leading to conviction of ex-Hampton resident on www.dailypress.com, Retrieved on Jun 22, 2019.
  7. Anne K. Howard, Howell Describes the Shocking Details of His Crimes on www.aetv.com, Retrieved on Jun 22, 2019.
Internal References

William Devin Howell is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #14 of 42 [ Page 1 ] of Aquarius Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  2. #15 of 38 [ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in February
  3. #105 of 326 [ Page 7 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  4. #110 of 249 [ Page 8 ] of Serial Killer Stranglers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  5. #132 of 305 [ Page 9 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  6. #248 of 649 [ Page 17 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  7. #265 of 649 [ Page 18 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  8. #419 of 649 [ Page 28 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  9. #572 of 649 [ Page 39 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
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