Shawn Grate

  Active for 12 years
(2005-2016) in United States




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  1. Summary
  2. Serial Killer Profile
  3. Serial Killer Type
  4. General Information
  5. Characteristics
  6. Childhood
  7. Cognitive Ability
  8. Incarceration
  9. Death
  10. 8 Timeline Events
  11. Serial Killers Active During Spree
  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 3 Books About Shawn Grate
  14. 5 External References
  15. Internal References

Shawn Grate (Shawn Michael Grate) an American serial killer rapist and kidnapper. Grate was convicted on two counts of aggravated murder in 2018. He was arrested after a victim who was kidnapped and raped multiple times escaped and called 911. Grate wrote two letters to a news station in Cleveland, Ohio confessing to the murders of all five victims. He was indicted on twenty-three charges including the two counts of murder. In 2018, Grate was found guilty of fifteen charges and sentenced to death. In 2019, Grate pleaded guilty to two additional murders in Richland County. The City of Ashland is pursuing a federal grant with the intention of demolishing the house Grate committed his crimes in.

Shawn Grate Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Shawn Grate, was active for 12 years between 2005-2016, known to have ( 4 confirmed / 5 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States

Shawn Grate was born on August 8th 1976 in Marion, Ohio, US.

He completed 12 years of school, received a high school diploma. He married Amber Nicole Bowman in 2011, divorced in 2012. He had two children, one daughter with his wife Amber, one son with girlfriend Lisa Ball.

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

In 2005 (Age 28/29) Shawn Grate started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to strangle, rape, and murder his victims. 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 his wife and child, later himself, alone as a homeless man.

He was arrested on September 13th 2016 (Age 40), convicted on May 7th 2018 (Age 41), sentenced to death at Chillicothe Correctional Institution in Ross County, Ohio, US.

Profile Completeness: 85%
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Shawn Grate has been listed on Killer.Cloud since January of 2019 and was last updated 5 years ago.

Shawn Grate a known:

Shawn Grate
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-03-04 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Shawn Grate
Nickname: N/A
Victims: 4 - 5
Years Active: 2005 - 2016
Ages Active: 28/29 - 39/40
Active Countries: United States
Life Span: 1976 -     
Gender: Male
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Astrological Sign: Leo
Jul 23 - Aug 23
Birth Month: August
Marital Status: married Amber Nicole Bowman in 2011, divorced in 2012
Children: two children, one daughter with his wife Amber, one son with girlfriend Lisa Ball
Living With: his wife and child, later himself, alone as a homeless man
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Aug 8, 1976
Birth Location: Marion, Ohio, US
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: 12 years of school
Highest Degree: high school diploma

Arrested: Sep 13, 2016 (Age 40)
Convicted: May 7, 2018 (Age 41)
Sentence: death
Prison Location: Chillicothe Correctional Institution in Ross County, Ohio, US
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: TRUE
Previous Prison: FALSE

Death Information
Death Date: N/A
Cause of Death: N/A
Death Location: N/A
Killed In Prison: N/A
Suicide: N/A
8 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Shawn Grate

The 8 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Shawn Grate. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Aug 08 1976Shawn Grate was born in Marion, Ohio, US.  #19760808
Aug 08 1996
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
(Age 28/29)
Shawn Grate started his serial killing spree. #2005
Aug 08 2006
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
(Age 39/40)
Shawn Grate ended his serial killing spree. #2016
Aug 08 2016
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
Sep 13 2016
(Age 40)
Shawn Grate arrested. #20160913
May 07 2018
(Age 41)
Shawn Grate was convictedand sentenced to death at Chillicothe Correctional Institution in Ross County, Ohio, US.  #20180507

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Serial Killer
Boolean Questions:
drug abuse TRUE 226
previous crimes TRUE 367
previous jail TRUE 352
kill at victims home TRUE 323
used weapon TRUE 453
rape TRUE 453
bound TRUE 406
strangle TRUE 443
living with children FALSE 268
father drug abuse FALSE 192
mother drug abuse FALSE 195
problems in school FALSE 221
teased in school FALSE 218
physically defect FALSE 300
speach defect FALSE 300
head injury FALSE 299
physically abused FALSE 231
psychologically abused FALSE 224
sexually abused FALSE 226
alcohol abuse FALSE 226
psychologist FALSE 258
forensic hospital FALSE 257
previous prision FALSE 336
kill at killers home FALSE 320
used gun FALSE 451
torture FALSE 426
stalk FALSE 418
blindfold FALSE 363
sex with body FALSE 430
mutilated FALSE 447
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 Shawn Grate

Book: Serial Killer Stranglers (mentions serial killer Shawn Grate)
Kevin Smith
Serial Killer Stranglers
Book: Serial Killer Rapists (mentions serial killer Shawn Grate)
Kevin Smith
Serial Killer Rapists
Book: Cold Blooded Charmer (mentions serial killer Shawn Grate)
Jesse Dixon
Cold Blooded Charmer

3 Books that mention Serial Killer
Shawn Grate

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
1733630600 Serial Killer Stranglers 164
1733630619 Serial Killer Rapists 266
1545563632 Cold Blooded Charmer 1

Shawn Michael Grate (born August 8, 1976) is an American convicted serial killer who was convicted on two counts of aggravated murder on May 7th, 2018, in Ashland County, Ohio.

External References
  1. Q27733874 on, Retrieved on Jan 4, 2019.
  2. Shawn Grate on, Retrieved on Jan 6, 2019.
  3. Dillon Carr, Grate's ex-wife releases statement on, Retrieved on Jan 6, 2019.
  4. Mark Caudill, Shawn Grate assaulted me in every way imaginable on, Retrieved on Jan 6, 2019.
  5. Inmate #A751645, Ohio Offender Search on, Retrieved on Jan 6, 2019.
Internal References

Shawn Grate is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #21 of 40[ Page 2 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in August
  2. #24 of 59[ Page 2 ] of Recent Serial Killers sorted by Most Recent
  3. #26 of 46[ Page 2 ] of Leo Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  4. #131 of 651[ Page 9 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  5. #172 of 250[ Page 12 ] of Serial Killer Stranglers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  6. #174 of 651[ Page 12 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  7. #212 of 327[ Page 15 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  8. #212 of 307[ Page 15 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  9. #214 of 651[ Page 15 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  10. #424 of 651[ Page 29 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
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