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.
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.
Bernard Giles has been listed on Killer.Cloud since March of 2019 and was last updated 4 years ago.
The unlawful killing of two or more victims by the same offender(s), in separate events. Serial Killer as defined by the FBI at the 2005 symposium.
Rape is usually defined as having sexual intercourse with a person who does not want to, or cannot consent.
Necrophilia, also called thanatophilia, is a sexual attraction or sexual act involving corpses. Serial Killer Necrophiliacs have been known to have sex with the body of their victim(s).
Strangulation is death by compressing the neck until the supply of oxygen is cut off. Stranglers kill by Strangulation.
|Victims:||5 - 5|
|Years Active:||1973 - 1973|
|Ages Active:||19/20 - 19/20|
|Active Countries:||United States|
|Life Span:||1953 -|
|Astrological Sign:|| ♈ Aries |
Mar 20 - Apr 20
|Marital Status:||married Leslie Giles|
|Children:||one daughter, Heather Giles|
|Living With:||with his wife and daughter at a trailer park in Titusville, Florida|
|D.O.B.:||Apr 9, 1953|
|Siblings:||three bothers or sisters|
|Raised By:||both parents|
|Arrested:||Dec 12, 1973 (Age 20)|
|Convicted:||Feb 17, 1977 (Age 23)|
|Prison Location:||the Okeechobee Correctional Institution in Okeechobee, Florida, US|
|Cause of Death:||N/A|
|Killed In Prison:||N/A|
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.
|Apr 09 1953||birth of Bernard Giles #19530409|
|Bernard Giles started his serial killing spree. #1973|
|Apr 09 1973|
|Dec 12 1973|
|Bernard Giles arrested. #19731212|
|Bernard Giles ended his serial killing spree. #1973|
|Feb 17 1977|
|Bernard Giles was convictedand sentenced to life imprisonment at the Okeechobee Correctional Institution in Okeechobee, Florida, US. #19770217|
|Apr 09 1983|
|Apr 09 1993|
|Apr 09 2003|
|Apr 09 2013|
|Apr 09 2023|
The following serial killers were active during the same time span as Bernard Giles (1973-1973).
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|sex with body||TRUE||430|
|kill at killers home||FALSE||320|
|kill at victims home||FALSE||323|
|ate part of body||FALSE||451|
|totem body part||FALSE||365|
|totem personal item||FALSE||354|
|ISBN10||Book Title||Author||Killers Mentioned||Killers|
|1733630619||Serial Killer Rapists||Kevin Smith|| 266 Total Including |
Ramadan Abdel Rehim Mansour
|1981629440||50 American Serial Killer...||Robert Keller|| 14 Total Including |
|1479893080||Prosecution Complex||Daniel S. Medwed||Bernard Giles||1|
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