Bernard Giles

  Active for 1 year
(1973) in United States




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  8. Incarceration
  9. Death
  10. 11 Timeline Events
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  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 3 Books About Bernard Giles
  14. 4 External References
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Bernard Giles (Bernard Eugene Giles) an American serial killer. Giles raped strangled and shot to death five young women victims over the span of twelve weeks between September and November 1973. He confessed to killing five Titusville-area women, whose partially decomposed bodies were found in orange groves near Titusville. He was arrested after two young girls escaped after being kidnapped and told authorities his identity. Giles was declared a mentally disturbed sex offender and confined to a state hospital for treatment. Bernard Giles was sentenced to life in prison in 1977. In 2019, Giles was interviewed by Piers Morgan as part of a documentary series on ITV called Confessions Of A Serial Killer With Piers Morgan.

Bernard Giles Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Bernard Giles, was active for 1 year in 1973, known to have ( 5 confirmed / 5 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States

Bernard Giles was born on April 9th 1953 He was raised by both parents. He had three bothers or sisters.

He married Leslie Giles. He had one daughter, Heather Giles.

In 1973 (Age 19/20) Bernard Giles started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to rob, commit acts of necrophilia, strangle, rape, and murder his victims. Bernard Giles used a weapon and was in possession of a firearm during his crimes. At least one victim was tied, bound, or otherwise restrained during the crime. At the time of his crimes he was living with with his wife and daughter at a trailer park in Titusville, Florida.

He was arrested on December 12th 1973 (Age 20), convicted on February 17th 1977 (Age 23), sentenced to life imprisonment at the Okeechobee Correctional Institution in Okeechobee, Florida, US.

Profile Completeness: 69%
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Bernard Giles has been listed on Killer.Cloud since March of 2019 and was last updated 4 years ago.

Bernard Giles a known:

Bernard Giles
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Updated: 2019-05-06 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Bernard Giles
Nickname: N/A
Victims: 5 - 5
Years Active: 1973 - 1973
Ages Active: 19/20 - 19/20
Active Countries: United States
Life Span: 1953 -     
Gender: Male
Sexual Preference: necrophile
Astrological Sign: Aries
Mar 20 - Apr 20
Birth Month: April
Marital Status: married Leslie Giles
Children: one daughter, Heather Giles
Living With: with his wife and daughter at a trailer park in Titusville, Florida
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Apr 9, 1953
Birth Location: N/A
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: three bothers or sisters
Raised By: both parents
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: N/A
Father: N/A

Cognitive Ability
Highest School: N/A
Highest Degree:

Arrested: Dec 12, 1973 (Age 20)
Convicted: Feb 17, 1977 (Age 23)
Sentence: life imprisonment
Prison Location: the Okeechobee Correctional Institution in Okeechobee, Florida, US
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: FALSE
Previous Jail: FALSE
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
11 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Bernard Giles

The 11 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Bernard Giles. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Apr 09 1953birth of Bernard Giles  #19530409
(Age 19/20)
Bernard Giles started his serial killing spree. #1973
Apr 09 1973
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
Dec 12 1973
(Age 20)
Bernard Giles arrested. #19731212
(Age 20/21)
Bernard Giles ended his serial killing spree. #1973
Feb 17 1977
(Age 23)
Bernard Giles was convictedand sentenced to life imprisonment at the Okeechobee Correctional Institution in Okeechobee, Florida, US.  #19770217
Apr 09 1983
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
Apr 09 1993
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
Apr 09 2003
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
Apr 09 2013
(Age 60)
60th Birthday
Apr 09 2023
(Age 70)
70th Birthday
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Boolean Questions:
used weapon TRUE 453
used gun TRUE 451
rape TRUE 453
bound TRUE 406
strangle TRUE 443
sex with body TRUE 430
robbed TRUE 418
previous crimes FALSE 367
previous jail FALSE 352
previous prision FALSE 336
kill at killers home FALSE 320
kill at victims home FALSE 323
torture FALSE 426
stalk FALSE 418
blindfold FALSE 363
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

Books that Mention Bernard Giles

Book: Serial Killer Rapists (mentions serial killer Bernard Giles)
Kevin Smith
Serial Killer Rapists
Book: Prosecution Complex (mentions serial killer Bernard Giles)
Daniel S. Medwed
Prosecution Complex

3 Books that mention Serial Killer
Bernard Giles

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
1733630619 Serial Killer Rapists 266
1981629440 50 American Serial Killer... 14
1479893080 Prosecution Complex 1
External References
  1. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Bernard Eugene GILES on, Retrieved on Mar 21, 2019.
  2. Ella Pengelly, Bernard Giles: Story behind the serial killer and the crimes he committed on, Retrieved on Mar 21, 2019.
  3. Christine Moore, Florida Today (Cocoa, Florida) 13 Dec 1973, Page 1B on, Retrieved on Mar 21, 2019.
  4. Christine Moore, Man arrested in attacks Suspect in Murder Cases on, Retrieved on May 6, 2019.
Internal References

Bernard Giles is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #22 of 38[ Page 2 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in April
  2. #27 of 42[ Page 2 ] of Aries Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #43 of 60[ Page 3 ] of Serial Killer Necrophiliacs sorted by Confirmed Victims
  4. #143 of 250[ Page 10 ] of Serial Killer Stranglers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  5. #160 of 327[ Page 11 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  6. #178 of 307[ Page 12 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  7. #198 of 651[ Page 14 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  8. #318 of 651[ Page 22 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  9. #340 of 651[ Page 23 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  10. #536 of 651[ Page 36 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
Serial Killers Statistics, charts Bernard Giles is included in: Active Serial Killers by Country, Serial Killers By Gender, Age of Serial Killer by Date, Killers By Astrological Sign, Killers By Birth Month, Sexual Preference, Active Serial Killers by Year and Statistical Boolean Questions.
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