Rosemary West (born Rosemary Pauline Letts) a British serial killer who along with her husband Fred West are known as The Gloucester House of Horrors. In 1995, Fred and Rosemary were convicted of ten murders, nine young women between 1973 and 1987, and her own son in 1971. The majority of these murders were committed at the couple's home, 25 Cromwell Street in Gloucester, England. On November 22nd 1995, Rosemary West was found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment at HMP Low Newton, Brasside, Durham, England. She was the second woman to receive a life sentence in Britain, the first was serial killer Myra Hindley in 1990.
Serial Killer Rosemary West (aka) The Gloucester House of Horrors, was active for 17 years between 1971-1987, known to have ( 10 confirmed / 10 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United Kingdom
Rosemary West was born on November 29th 1953 in Northam, Devon, England. She was born 1st of 2 children and raised by both parents until teenage years, father until adulthood. West was raised as a oldest child and had one younger brother who Rosemary sexually abused. Her father, William Andrew "Bill" Letts, a paranoid schizophrenic who sexually abused Rosemary. Her mother, Daisy Gwendoline Fuller. During her education she had academic, social or discipline problems, including being teased or picked on. Rosemary West was sexually, physically, and psychologically abused at some point of her life.
West a heterosexual female citizen of the United Kingdom. West completed 10 years of school, no degree received. West gained part of her education while attending Cleeve School. West married Fred West on Jan 01 1972. She had at least eight children and multiple step-children, Anne Marie West.
Prior to her spree she had commited crimes, and served time in jail.
In 1971 (Age 17/18) Rosemary West started her killing spree, during her crimes as a serial killer she was known to torture, strangle, rape, mutilate, and murder her victims. She was known to kill victims at her own home. At least one victim was tied, bound, or otherwise restrained during the crime. At the time of her crimes she was living with her husband and children, where West was known to work as a serial killer.
She was arrested on February 25th 1994 (Age 40), convicted on November 22nd 1995 (Age 41), sentenced to life imprisonment at HMP Low Newton in Brasside, Durham, England. West was convicted on charges of murder, indecent assault, sexual assault, child sexual abuse and other possible charges during her lifetime.
Rosemary West has been listed on Killer.Cloud since September of 2018 and was last updated 4 years ago.
Female Serial Killer - Female: of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a girl or woman; feminine
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.
|Nickname:||The Gloucester House of Horrors|
|Victims:||10 - 10|
|Years Active:||1971 - 1987|
|Ages Active:||17/18 - 33/34|
|Active Countries:||United Kingdom|
|Convicted Of:||murder, indecent assault, sexual assault, child sexual abuse|
|Life Span:||1953 -|
|Astrological Sign:|| ♐ Sagittarius |
Nov 22 - Dec 22
|Marital Status:||married , married Fred West on Jan 01 1972|
|Children:||at least eight children and multiple step-children ()|
|Living With:||her husband and children|
|D.O.B.:||Nov 29, 1953|
|Native Name:||Rosemary Pauline West|
|Birth Location:||Northam, Devon, England|
|Birth Order:||1st of 2|
|Siblings:||one younger brother who Rosemary sexually abused|
|Raised By:||both parents until teenage years, father until adulthood|
|Birth Category:||oldest child|
|Mother:||Daisy Gwendoline Fuller|
|Father:||William Andrew "Bill" Letts, a paranoid schizophrenic who sexually abused Rosemary|
|Highest School:||10 years of school|
|Highest Degree:||no degree received|
|Educated At:||Cleeve School|
|Arrested:||Feb 25, 1994 (Age 40)|
|Convicted:||Nov 22, 1995 (Age 41)|
|Prison Location:||HMP Low Newton in Brasside, Durham, England|
|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 Rosemary West. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.
|Nov 29 1953||Rosemary West was born in Northam, Devon, England. #19531129|
|Rosemary West started her serial killing spree. #1971|
|Nov 29 1973|
|Nov 29 1983|
|Rosemary West ended her serial killing spree. #1987|
|Nov 29 1993|
|Feb 25 1994|
|Rosemary West arrested. #19940225|
|Nov 22 1995|
|Rosemary West was convictedand sentenced to life imprisonment at HMP Low Newton in Brasside, Durham, England. #19951122|
|Nov 29 2003|
|Nov 29 2013|
|Nov 29 2023|
The following serial killers were active during the same time span as Rosemary West (1971-1987).
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|living with children||TRUE||268|
|problems in school||TRUE||221|
|teased in school||TRUE||218|
|kill at killers home||TRUE||320|
|kill at victims home||FALSE||323|
|sex with body||FALSE||430|
|ate part of body||FALSE||451|
|totem body part||FALSE||365|
|totem personal item||FALSE||354|
|ISBN10||Book Title||Author||Killers Mentioned||Killers|
|1733630600||Serial Killer Stranglers||Kevin Smith|| 164 Total Including |
|1733630619||Serial Killer Rapists||Kevin Smith|| 266 Total Including |
Ramadan Abdel Rehim Mansour
|0751513229||Fred & Rose||Howard Sounes||Rosemary West||2|
|1848946864||Rose West: The Making of...||Jane Carter Woodrow||Rosemary West||2|
|0671511912||Out of the Shadows||Anne Marie West||Rosemary West||2|
|0752471376||Cromwell Street Murders||John Bennett||Rosemary West||2|
|1448111161||"She Must Have Known"||Brian Masters||Rosemary West||1|
|1405512172||Fred And Rose||Howard Sounes||Rosemary West||2|
|0571265065||Happy Like Murderers||Gordon Burn|| 3 Total Including |
Tommy Lynn Sells
Rosemary Pauline "Rose" West (née Letts; born 29 November 1953) is a British serial killer, now an inmate at HMP Low Newton, Brasside, Durham, England, after being convicted in 1995 of ten murders. Her husband, Fred, who committed suicide in prison while awaiting trial, is believed to have collaborated with her in the torture and murder of at least nine young women between 1973 and 1987, whereas Rose was judged to have murdered her 8-year-old stepdaughter, Charmaine, in 1971.
Rosemary West is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database