Jesse Pomeroy

The Boston Boy Fiend

  Active for 1 year
(1874) in United States

1

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

2

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  4. General Information
  5. Characteristics
  6. Childhood
  7. Cognitive Ability
  8. Incarceration
  9. Death
  10. 19 Timeline Events
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  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 7 Books About Jesse Pomeroy
  14. 5 External References
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Jesse Pomeroy (Jesse Harding Pomeroy) an American serial killer known as The Boston Boy Fiend, The Boy Torturer, The Demon and The Red Devil. Pomeroy lured younger children and tortured them for his sexual pleasure, killing two. Pomeroy's sentence was commuted to life in prison in solitary confinement in 1876. In 1929 he was transferred to a hospital for the criminally Insane. Jesse Pomeroy died in 1932 of natural causes while still in custody at Bridgewater Hospital for the Criminally Insane in Bridgewater, Massachusetts.

Jesse Pomeroy Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Jesse Pomeroy (aka) The Boston Boy Fiend, was active for 1 year in 1874, known to have ( 1 confirmed / 2 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States

Jesse Pomeroy was born on November 29th 1859 in Charlestown in Massachusetts, state of the United States of America. He was born 2nd of 2 children and raised by both parents until (Age 12), reform school until (Age 14), mother until (Age 15), prison until adulthood. Pomeroy was raised as a youngest child and had one older brother, Charles Jefferson Pomeroy. His father, Thomas J. Pomeroy, a veteran of the U.S. Civil War, who worked at the Navy Yard, separated from Ruth and family, Jesse (Age 12). His mother, Ruth Ann Snowman, a local shop owner. During his education he had academic, social or discipline problems, including being teased or picked on. Jesse Pomeroy was sexually, physically, and psychologically abused at some point of his life.

Pomeroy a heterosexual male citizen of the United States of America. Pomeroy never married. He had no children.

Prior to his spree he had commited crimes, served time in jail, and served time in prison.

In 1874 (Age 14/15) Jesse Pomeroy started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to torture, mutilate, and murder his victims. At least one victim was tied, bound, or otherwise restrained during the crime. At the time of his crimes he was living with his mother.

He was arrested on April 24th 1874 (Age 14), convicted on December 10th 1874 (Age 15), sentenced to death by hanging, commuted to life in solitary confinement in 1876, commuted to life imprisonment in 1917 at Charlestown State Prison, Charlestown, Boston, Massachusetts, US. Pomeroy was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime.

Jesse Pomeroy died on September 29th 1932 (Age 72), cause of death: natural causes at Bridgewater State Hospital in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, US.

Profile Completeness: 96%
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Jesse Pomeroy has been listed on Killer.Cloud since January of 2019 and was last updated 3 years ago.

Jesse Pomeroy a known:

Jesse Pomeroy
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-01-04 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Jesse Pomeroy
Nickname: The Boston Boy Fiend
Victims: 1 - 2
Years Active: 1874 - 1874
Ages Active: 14/15 - 14/15
Active Countries: United States
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1859 - 1932
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Citizenship: United States of America
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Astrological Sign: Sagittarius
Nov 22 - Dec 22
Birth Month: November
Marital Status: never married
Children: no children
Living With: his mother
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Nov 29, 1859
Family Name: Pomeroy
Given Name: Jesse
Birth Location: Charlestown in Massachusetts, state of the United States of America
Birth Order: 2nd of 2
Siblings: one older brother, Charles Jefferson Pomeroy
Raised By: both parents until (Age 12), reform school until (Age 14), mother until (Age 15), prison until adulthood
Birth Category: youngest child
Mother: Ruth Ann Snowman, a local shop owner
Father: Thomas J. Pomeroy, a veteran of the U.S. Civil War, who worked at the Navy Yard, separated from Ruth and family, Jesse (Age 12)

Cognitive Ability
IQ: N/A
Highest School: N/A
Highest Degree:

Incarceration
Arrested: Apr 24, 1874 (Age 14)
Convicted: Dec 10, 1874 (Age 15)
Sentence: death by hanging, commuted to life in solitary confinement in 1876, commuted to life imprisonment in 1917
Prison Location: Charlestown State Prison, Charlestown, Boston, Massachusetts, US
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: TRUE
Previous Prison: TRUE

Death Information
Death Date: Sep 29, 1932 (Age 72)
Cause of Death: natural causes
Death Location: Bridgewater State Hospital in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, US
Killed In Prison: FALSE
Suicide: FALSE
19 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Jesse Pomeroy

The 19 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Jesse Pomeroy. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Nov 29 1859Jesse Pomeroy was born in Charlestown in Massachusetts, state of the United States of America.  #18591129
Jul 20 1872
(Age 12)
Pomeroy's father, Thomas J. Pomeroy, separates from the family #18720720
Location: Massachusetts, US

Sep 20 1872
(Age 12)
arrested #18720920
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, US

Jesse Pomeroy was arrested after being identified by Joseph Kennedy.

Sep 21 1872
(Age 12)
arraignment, detained #18720921
Location: the Massachusetts House of Reformation in Westborough, Massachusetts, US

Jesse Pomeroy was arraigned for the attacks on the eight children. He was sentenced to be detained at the Massachusetts House of Reformation in Westborough.

1874
(Age 14/15)
Jesse Pomeroy started his serial killing spree. #1874
Feb 06 1874
(Age 14)
released into the care of his mother #18740206
Location: the Massachusetts House of Reformation in Westborough, Massachusetts, US

Jesse Pomeroy was released into the care of his mother from the Massachusetts House of Reformation in Westborough.

Apr 24 1874
(Age 14)
Jesse Pomeroy arrested. #18740424
May 01 1874
(Age 14)
arraignment #18740501
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, US

Jesse Pomeroy was arraigned before Jude Wheelock and pleaded not guilty.

Dec 08 1874
(Age 15)
trail began #18741208
Location: Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, Boston , Massachusetts, US

Dec 10 1874
(Age 15)
Jesse Pomeroy was convictedand sentenced to death by hanging, commuted to life in solitary confinement in 1876, commuted to life imprisonment in 1917 at Charlestown State Prison, Charlestown, Boston, Massachusetts, US.  #18741210
1874
(Age 15/16)
Jesse Pomeroy ended his serial killing spree. #1874
Nov 29 1879
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
Nov 29 1889
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
Nov 29 1899
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
Nov 29 1909
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
Jan 10 1915
(Age 55)
Pomeroy's mother, Ruth Ann Pomeroy, died #19150110
Location: Massachusetts, US

Nov 29 1919
(Age 60)
60th Birthday
Nov 29 1929
(Age 70)
70th Birthday
Sep 29 1932
(Age 72)
Jesse Pomeroydied.cause of death:natural causesat Bridgewater State Hospital in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, US. #19320929
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Boolean Questions:
Killer
Question
Killer
Answer
Total
Answered
problems in school TRUE 221
teased in school TRUE 218
physically abused TRUE 231
psychologically abused TRUE 224
sexually abused TRUE 226
previous crimes TRUE 367
previous jail TRUE 352
previous prision TRUE 336
used weapon TRUE 453
torture TRUE 426
bound TRUE 406
mutilated TRUE 447
living with children FALSE 268
suicide FALSE 225
killed in prison FALSE 218
father drug abuse FALSE 192
mother drug abuse FALSE 195
xyy FALSE 81
physically defect FALSE 300
speach defect FALSE 300
head injury FALSE 299
drug abuse FALSE 226
alcohol abuse FALSE 226
psychologist FALSE 258
forensic hospital FALSE 257
previous killed FALSE 208
kill at killers home FALSE 320
kill at victims home FALSE 323
used gun FALSE 451
rape FALSE 453
stalk FALSE 418
blindfold FALSE 363
strangle FALSE 443
sex with body FALSE 430
ate part of body FALSE 451
drank blood FALSE 442
posed body FALSE 365
totem body part FALSE 365
totem personal item FALSE 354
robbed FALSE 418


Books that Mention Jesse Pomeroy

Book: The Alienist (mentions serial killer Jesse Pomeroy)
Caleb Carr
The Alienist
Book: Fiend (mentions serial killer Jesse Pomeroy)
Harold Schechter
Fiend
Book: The Wilderness of Ruin (mentions serial killer Jesse Pomeroy)
Roseanne Montillo
The Wilderness of Ruin
Book: Fiend (mentions serial killer Jesse Pomeroy)
Harold Schechter
Fiend
Book: Making a Monster (mentions serial killer Jesse Pomeroy)
Dawn Keetley
Making a Monster
Book: Plant Horror (mentions serial killer Jesse Pomeroy)
Dawn Keetley
Plant Horror
Book: Sons of Cain (mentions serial killer Jesse Pomeroy)
Peter Vronsky
Sons of Cain

7 Books that mention Serial Killer
Jesse Pomeroy

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
0525510273 The Alienist 1
1476729131 Fiend 1
0062273493 The Wilderness of Ruin 1
067101448x Fiend 2
1625342721 Making a Monster 1
1137570636 Plant Horror 1
0698176146 Sons of Cain 8

Jesse Harding Pomeroy (; November 29, 1859 – September 29, 1932) was an American Serial Killer and the youngest person in the history of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to be convicted of murder in the first degree. He was found guilty by a jury trial held in the Supreme Judicial Court of Suffolk County in December 1874.

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External References
  1. Q344215 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Jan 4, 2019.
  2. Jesse Pomeroy on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Jan 4, 2019.
  3. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Jesse Harding POMEROY on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Jan 4, 2019.
  4. Arthur Reynolds, Jennifer Sandlin, Jesse Harding Pomeroy on maamodt.asp.radford.edu, Retrieved on Jan 4, 2019.
  5. Brilee Weaver, Niyah Gonzalez, The Twisted Tale of Jesse Pomeroy on www.northeastern.edu, Retrieved on Jan 4, 2019.
Internal References

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  2. #49 of 651[ Page 4 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  3. #51 of 51[ Page 4 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in November
  4. #87 of 89[ Page 6 ] of Serial Killer Torturers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  5. #324 of 327[ Page 22 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  6. #467 of 651[ Page 32 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  7. #546 of 651[ Page 37 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  8. #641 of 651[ Page 43 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
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