Ray Copeland an American serial killer who with his wife Faye Copeland became the oldest couple ever sentenced to death in the United States. They were convicted of killing five drifters at their farm in Mooresville, Missouri.
Serial Killer Ray Copeland (aka) The Copeland Killings, was active for 4 years between 1986-1989, known to have ( 5 confirmed / 12 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States
Ray Copeland was born on December 30th 1914 in Norfolk, independent city in Virginia, United States.
Copeland a heterosexual male citizen of the United States of America. Copeland married.
In 1986 (Age 71/72) Ray Copeland started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to murder his victims. At the time of his crimes he was living with her husband in Missouri, US, where Copeland was known to work as a trumpeter, music pedagogue, jazz musician, university teacher.
He was arrested on October 17th 1989 (Age 74)
Ray Copeland died on October 19th 1993 (Age 78) at Massachusetts, state of the United States of America.
Ray Copeland has been listed on Killer.Cloud since September of 2018 and was last updated 5 years ago.
|Nickname:||The Copeland Killings|
|Victims:||5 - 12|
|Years Active:||1986 - 1989|
|Ages Active:||71/72 - 74/75|
|Active Countries:||United States|
|Life Span:||1914 - 1993|
|Citizenship:||United States of America|
|Astrological Sign:|| ♑ Capricorn |
Dec 22 - Jan 20
|Living With:||her husband in Missouri, US|
|Occupation:||trumpeter, music pedagogue, jazz musician, university teacher|
|D.O.B.:||Dec 30, 1914|
|Birth Location:||Norfolk, independent city in Virginia, United States|
|Arrested:||Oct 17, 1989 (Age 74)|
|Death Date:||Oct 19, 1993 (Age 78)|
|Cause of Death:||N/A|
|Death Location:||Massachusetts, state of the United States of America|
|Killed In Prison:||N/A|
The 11 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Ray Copeland. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.
|Dec 30 1914||Ray Copeland was born in Norfolk, independent city in Virginia, United States. #19141230|
|Dec 30 1934|
|Dec 30 1944|
|Dec 30 1954|
|Dec 30 1964|
|Dec 30 1974|
|Dec 30 1984|
|Ray Copeland started his serial killing spree. #1986|
|Ray Copeland ended his serial killing spree. #1989|
|Oct 17 1989|
|Ray Copeland arrested. #19891017|
|Oct 19 1993|
|Ray Copelanddied.at Massachusetts, state of the United States of America. #19931019|
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Faye Della Wilson Copeland (August 4, 1921 – December 23, 2003) and Ray Copeland (December 30, 1914 – October 19, 1993) became, at the ages of 69 and 76 respectively, the oldest couple ever sentenced to death in the United States. They were convicted of killing five drifters at their farm in Mooresville, Missouri. When her sentence was commuted to life in prison in 1999, Faye Copeland was the oldest woman on death row.
Ray Copeland is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database