Jimmy Maketta

Jesus Killer

  Active for 1 year
(2005) in South Africa




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  5. Characteristics
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  9. Death
  10. 4 Timeline Events
  11. Serial Killers Active During Spree
  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 14 Books About Jimmy Maketta
  14. 4 External References
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Jimmy Maketta a South African serial killer and rapist known as the Jesus Killer. Maketta pleaded guilty to and was convicted of sixteen murders and nineteen rapes committed over a nine-month period in 2005. Maketta had called authorities twice to tell where his victim's body could be located. In 2005, Maketta was arrested in Constantia following a reign of terror in the Philippi farmlands in Cape Town. In 2007, Jimmy Maketta was sentenced to life imprisonment at a prison in Cape Town, South Africa.

Jimmy Maketta Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Jimmy Maketta (aka) Jesus Killer, was active for 1 year in 2005, known to have ( 16 confirmed / 16 possible ) victims. This serial killer was active in the following countries: South Africa

Jimmy Maketta a male citizen of South Africa.

In 2005 Jimmy Maketta started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to rob, rape, and murder his victims.

He was arrested on December 20th 2005, convicted on May 3rd 2007, sentenced to life imprisonment at a prison in Cape Town, South Africa. He was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime.

Profile Completeness: 49%
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Jimmy Maketta has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 5 years ago.

Jimmy Maketta a known:

Jimmy Maketta
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-05-13 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Jimmy Maketta
Nickname: Jesus Killer
Victims: 16 - 16
Years Active: 2005 - 2005
Active Countries: South Africa
Convicted Of: murder
Gender: Male
Citizenship: South Africa
Sexual Preference: N/A
Marital Status: N/A
Children: N/A
Living With: N/A
Occupation: serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: N/A
Given Name: Jimmy
Birth Location: South Africa, republic in Southern Africa
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Raised By: N/A
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: N/A
Father: N/A

Cognitive Ability
Highest School: N/A
Highest Degree:

Arrested: Dec 20, 2005
Convicted: May 3, 2007
Sentence: life imprisonment
Prison Location: a prison in Cape Town, South Africa
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
4 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Jimmy Maketta

The 4 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Jimmy Maketta. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Jimmy Maketta started his serial killing spree. #2005
Dec 20 2005
Jimmy Maketta arrested. #20051220
Jimmy Maketta ended his serial killing spree. #2005
May 03 2007
Jimmy Maketta was convictedand sentenced to life imprisonment at a prison in Cape Town, South Africa.  #20070503

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Boolean Questions:
used weapon TRUE 453
rape TRUE 453
robbed TRUE 418
used gun FALSE 451
bound FALSE 406
strangle FALSE 443
mutilated FALSE 447

Books that Mention Jimmy Maketta

Book: Serial Killer Rapists (mentions serial killer Jimmy Maketta)
Kevin Smith
Serial Killer Rapists
Book: Portrait Of A Killer: Jack The Ripp... (mentions serial killer Jimmy Maketta)
Patricia Cornwell
Portrait Of A Killer: Jack The Ripper -- Case...
Book: My Life Among the Serial Killers (mentions serial killer Jimmy Maketta)
Dr. Helen Morrison
My Life Among the Serial Killers
Book: Female Serial Killers (mentions serial killer Jimmy Maketta)
Peter Vronsky
Female Serial Killers
Book: Every Move You Make (mentions serial killer Jimmy Maketta)
M. William Phelps
Every Move You Make
Book: Behind the Door: The Oscar Pistoriu... (mentions serial killer Jimmy Maketta)
Barry Bateman
Behind the Door: The Oscar Pistorius and Reev...
Book: Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson (mentions serial killer Jimmy Maketta)
Jim Supica
Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson
Book: The Top Serial Killers of Our Time... (mentions serial killer Jimmy Maketta)
Jason Krueger
The Top Serial Killers of Our Time (Volumes 1...

Jimmy Maketta (born 1964/5) is a South African rapist and serial killer who in 2007 pleaded guilty and was convicted on 16 counts of murder, 19 counts of rape. A state psychiatrist described him as a psychopath.Maketta described how, from April to December 2005, he would attack farm labourers from a hill on Friday evenings near the township of Philippi, Cape Town.

External References
  1. Q512904 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Oct 17, 2018.
  2. Jimmy Maketta on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Oct 17, 2018.
  3. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Jimmy MAKETTA on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Oct 17, 2018.
  4. una cupido, Saak is baie soos dié van‘Jesus killer’ on www.son.co.za, Retrieved on Apr 29, 2019.
Internal References

Jimmy Maketta is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #6 of 20[ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers active in South Africa
  2. #47 of 307[ Page 4 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #87 of 651[ Page 6 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  4. #372 of 651[ Page 25 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  5. #445 of 651[ Page 30 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  6. #649 of 651[ Page 44 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
Serial Killers Statistics, charts Jimmy Maketta is included in: Active Serial Killers by Country, Serial Killers By Gender, Active Serial Killers by Year and Statistical Boolean Questions.
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