Alton Coleman

  Active for 1 year
(1984) in United States

8

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

8

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  10. 9 Timeline Events
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Alton Coleman an American serial killer along with accomplice Debra Brown, who committed a crime spree across six states in the Midwest where eight people were murdered between May and July 1984. Coleman was already awaiting trial on a charge of rape when he fled and began his killing spree. Coleman was arrested three days after he made the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List in 1984. On April 26th 2002, Alton Coleman was executed by lethal injection in the death chamber at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville, Ohio.

Alton Coleman Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Alton Coleman, was active for 1 year in 1984, known to have ( 8 confirmed / 8 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States

Alton Coleman was born on November 6th 1955 in Waukegan, Illinois, US. He was born 3rd of 5 children and raised by his grandmother. Coleman was raised as a middle child and had 4 brothers or sisters. His father, unknown to Coleman. His mother, a prostitute. His mother abused alcohol and/or drugs. During his education he had academic, social or discipline problems, including being teased or picked on. Alton Coleman was sexually, physically, and psychologically abused at some point of his life.

Coleman a bisexual African American male citizen of the United States of America. He took an intelligence quotient test before or after his crimes, Alton Coleman had an IQ of 72. Coleman completed 9 years of school, no degree received. Coleman married high school sweet heart, divorced. He had no children. He had a medical condition: borderline personality disorder.

Prior to his spree he had commited crimes, served time in jail, and served time in prison. He was known to abuse alcohol and drugs.

In 1984 (Age 28/29) Alton Coleman started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to rob, torture, strangle, stalk, rape, mutilate, and murder his victims. Alton Coleman used a weapon and was in possession of a firearm during his crimes. He was known to kill at the home of the victim. At least one victim was tied, bound, or otherwise restrained during the crime. At the time of his crimes he was living with multiple locations with Debra Brown, where Coleman was known to work as a spree killer, serial killer.

He was arrested on July 20th 1984 (Age 28), convicted on August 3rd 1994 (Age 38), sentenced to death by electrocution at Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville, Ohio, US. Coleman was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime. Alton Coleman was executed on April 26th 2002 (Age 46).

Alton Coleman died on April 26th 2002 (Age 46), cause of death: executed by electrocution via electric chair at Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville, Ohio, US.

Profile Completeness: 98%
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Alton Coleman has been listed on Killer.Cloud since September of 2018 and was last updated 1 year ago.

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Alton Coleman
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-02-15 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Alton Coleman
Nickname: N/A
Victims: 8 - 8
Years Active: 1984 - 1984
Ages Active: 28/29 - 28/29
Active Countries: United States
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1955 - 2002
Characteristics
Ethnic Group: African American
Gender: Male
Citizenship: United States of America
Sexual Preference: bisexual
Medical Condition: borderline personality disorder
Astrological Sign: Scorpio
Oct 23 - Nov 22
Birth Month: November
Marital Status: married high school sweet heart, divorced
Children: no children
Living With: multiple locations with Debra Brown
Occupation: spree killer, serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Nov 6, 1955
Family Name: Coleman
Given Name: Alton
Birth Location: Waukegan, Illinois, US
Birth Order: 3rd of 5
Siblings: 4 brothers or sisters
Raised By: his grandmother
Birth Category: middle child
Mother: a prostitute
Father: unknown to Coleman

Cognitive Ability
IQ: 72
Highest School: 9 years of school
Highest Degree: no degree received

Incarceration
Arrested: Jul 20, 1984 (Age 28)
Convicted: Aug 3, 1994 (Age 38)
Sentence: death by electrocution
Prison Location: Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville, Ohio, US
Executed: Apr 26, 2002 (Age 46)
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: TRUE
Previous Prison: TRUE

Death Information
Death Date: Apr 26, 2002 (Age 46)
Cause of Death: executed by electrocution via electric chair
Death Location: Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville, Ohio, US
Killed In Prison: FALSE
Suicide: FALSE
9 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Alton Coleman

The 9 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Alton Coleman. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Nov 06 1955Alton Coleman was born in Waukegan, Illinois, US.  #19551106
Nov 06 1975
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
1984
(Age 28/29)
Alton Coleman started his serial killing spree. #1984
Jul 20 1984
(Age 28)
Alton Coleman arrested. #19840720
1984
(Age 29/30)
Alton Coleman ended his serial killing spree. #1984
Nov 06 1985
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
Aug 03 1994
(Age 38)
Alton Coleman was convictedand sentenced to death by electrocution at Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville, Ohio, US.  #19940803
Nov 06 1995
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
Apr 26 2002
(Age 46)
Alton Colemanwas executed.cause of death:executed by electrocution via electric chairat Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville, Ohio, US. #20020426

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Serial Killer
Boolean Questions:
Killer
Question
Killer
Answer
Total
Answered
mother drug abuse TRUE 195
problems in school TRUE 221
teased in school TRUE 218
physically abused TRUE 231
psychologically abused TRUE 224
sexually abused TRUE 226
drug abuse TRUE 226
alcohol abuse TRUE 226
previous crimes TRUE 366
previous jail TRUE 351
previous prision TRUE 336
kill at victims home TRUE 322
used weapon TRUE 452
used gun TRUE 450
rape TRUE 452
torture TRUE 425
stalk TRUE 417
bound TRUE 405
strangle TRUE 442
mutilated TRUE 446
robbed TRUE 417
living with children FALSE 268
suicide FALSE 219
killed in prison FALSE 212
physically defect FALSE 300
speach defect FALSE 300
head injury FALSE 299
psychologist FALSE 258
forensic hospital FALSE 257
previous killed FALSE 208
kill at killers home FALSE 319
blindfold FALSE 362
sex with body FALSE 429
ate part of body FALSE 450
drank blood FALSE 441
posed body FALSE 364
totem body part FALSE 364
totem personal item FALSE 353


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5 Books that mention Serial Killer
Alton Coleman

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1733630600 Serial Killer Stranglers 164
1733630619 Serial Killer Rapists 266
0061809594 My Life Among the Serial... 33
027595952x Women and the Death Penal... 5
0875861431 Team Killers 6

Alton Coleman (November 6, 1955 – April 26, 2002) was an American serial killer, along with accomplice Debra Brown, who committed a crime spree across six states in the Midwest where 8 people were murdered between May and July 1984. Coleman, who received death sentences from three states, was executed by the state of Ohio in 2002.

Wikipedia
External References
  1. Alton Coleman on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  2. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Alton COLEMAN on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  3. Kristin Elink-Schuurman-Laura, Coleman, Alton on skdb.fgcu.edu, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  4. Krystle Elza, Ethan Burgh, Alton Coleman on maamodt.asp.radford.edu, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  5. Alton Coleman #771 on www.clarkprosecutor.org, Retrieved on Sep 28, 2018.
  6. People v. Coleman, 544 NE 2d 330 - Ill: Supreme Court 1989 on scholar.google.com, Retrieved on Sep 29, 2018.
  7. Coleman v. FBI, 13 F. Supp. 2d 75 - Dist. Court, Dist. of Columbia 1998 on scholar.google.com, Retrieved on Sep 29, 2018.
  8. State v. Coleman, 37 Ohio St. 3d 286 - Ohio: Supreme Court 1988 on scholar.google.com, Retrieved on Sep 29, 2018.
  9. Q2840490 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Oct 9, 2018.
  10. COLEMAN, ALTON # 43 on www.clarkprosecutor.org, Retrieved on Dec 16, 2018.
  11. Alton Coleman on criminalia.es, Retrieved on May 22, 2019.
Internal References

Alton Coleman is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #18 of 43[ Page 2 ] of Scorpio Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  2. #18 of 53[ Page 2 ] of Serial Killer Stalkers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #21 of 651[ Page 2 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  4. #23 of 51[ Page 2 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in November
  5. #39 of 89[ Page 3 ] of Serial Killer Torturers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  6. #65 of 72[ Page 5 ] of serial killers sorted by IQ Level
  7. #89 of 327[ Page 6 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  8. #95 of 250[ Page 7 ] of Serial Killer Stranglers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  9. #96 of 651[ Page 7 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  10. #113 of 307[ Page 8 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  11. #219 of 651[ Page 15 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  12. #562 of 651[ Page 38 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
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