Buddy Earl Justus

  Active for 1 year
(1978) in United States

3

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

4

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  10. 8 Timeline Events
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  13. 5 Books About Buddy Earl Justus
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Buddy Earl Justus an American serial killer and rapist. In 1978, Justus raped and murdered an eight and a half month pregnant nurse by shooting her three times in the head. In 1978, Justus and a hitchhiker named Dale Dean Goins, kidnapped raped and murdered two victims before dumping the bodies. Goins was sentenced to life in prison for his part in the Florida and Georgia murders. In 1980, Justus confessed and was sentenced to life imprisonment for kidnapping with bodily injury, armed robbery, rape and to death for murder. Justus also received the death penalty for the murder of a woman in Florida and another woman in Georgia. In 1990, Buddy Earl Justus was executed in the electric chair at Virginia State Penitentiary in Richmond, Virginia.

Buddy Earl Justus Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Buddy Earl Justus, was active for 1 year in 1978, known to have ( 3 confirmed / 4 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States

Buddy Earl Justus was born on December 25th 1952 in Niagara Falls, New York, US. He was born 1st of 6 children He was raised as a oldest child and had five younger brother or sisters. His father, an unnamed man who was abusive to Buddy until Buddy left home at (Age 13). His mother, an unnamed woman who was murdered when Buddy was young. He had a head injury or brain defect. Buddy Earl Justus was physically abused at some point of his life.

He married Alice Justus, divorced. He had no children mentioned.

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

In 1978 (Age 25/26) Buddy Earl Justus started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to rob, rape, and murder his victims. Buddy Earl Justus used a weapon and was in possession of a firearm during his crimes.

He was arrested on October 11th 1978 (Age 25), convicted on November 5th 1980 (Age 27), sentenced to death by electrocution at the Virginia State Penitentiary in Richmond, Virginia, US. Buddy Earl Justus was executed on December 13th 1990 (Age 37).

Buddy Earl Justus died on December 13th 1990 (Age 37), cause of death: executed by electrocution via electric chair at the Virginia State Penitentiary in Richmond, Virginia, US.

Profile Completeness: 86%
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Buddy Earl Justus has been listed on Killer.Cloud since March of 2019 and was last updated 1 year ago.

Buddy Earl Justus a known:

Buddy Earl Justus
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-05-08 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Buddy Earl Justus
Nickname: N/A
Victims: 3 - 4
Years Active: 1978 - 1978
Ages Active: 25/26 - 25/26
Active Countries: United States
Life Span: 1952 - 1990
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Astrological Sign: Capricorn
Dec 22 - Jan 20
Birth Month: December
Marital Status: married Alice Justus, divorced
Children: no children mentioned
Living With: N/A
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Dec 25, 1952
Birth Location: Niagara Falls, New York, US
Birth Order: 1st of 6
Siblings: five younger brother or sisters
Raised By: N/A
Birth Category: oldest child
Mother: an unnamed woman who was murdered when Buddy was young
Father: an unnamed man who was abusive to Buddy until Buddy left home at (Age 13)

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

Incarceration
Arrested: Oct 11, 1978 (Age 25)
Convicted: Nov 5, 1980 (Age 27)
Sentence: death by electrocution
Prison Location: the Virginia State Penitentiary in Richmond, Virginia, US
Executed: Dec 13, 1990 (Age 37)
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: TRUE
Previous Prison: FALSE

Death Information
Death Date: Dec 13, 1990 (Age 37)
Cause of Death: executed by electrocution via electric chair
Death Location: the Virginia State Penitentiary in Richmond, Virginia, US
Killed In Prison: FALSE
Suicide: FALSE
8 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Buddy Earl Justus

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

Date Event Description
Dec 25 1952Buddy Earl Justus was born in Niagara Falls, New York, US.  #19521225
Dec 25 1972
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
1978
(Age 25/26)
Buddy Earl Justus started his serial killing spree. #1978
Oct 11 1978
(Age 25)
Buddy Earl Justus arrested. #19781011
1978
(Age 26/27)
Buddy Earl Justus ended his serial killing spree. #1978
Nov 05 1980
(Age 27)
Buddy Earl Justus was convictedand sentenced to death by electrocution at the Virginia State Penitentiary in Richmond, Virginia, US.  #19801105
Dec 25 1982
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
Dec 13 1990
(Age 37)
Buddy Earl Justuswas executed.cause of death:executed by electrocution via electric chairat the Virginia State Penitentiary in Richmond, Virginia, US. #19901213
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Boolean Questions:
Killer
Question
Killer
Answer
Total
Answered
head injury TRUE 299
physically abused TRUE 231
drug abuse TRUE 226
alcohol abuse TRUE 226
previous crimes TRUE 366
previous jail TRUE 351
used weapon TRUE 452
used gun TRUE 450
rape TRUE 452
robbed TRUE 417
suicide FALSE 219
killed in prison FALSE 212
problems in school FALSE 221
teased in school FALSE 218
physically defect FALSE 300
speach defect FALSE 300
psychologist FALSE 258
forensic hospital FALSE 257
previous prision FALSE 336
torture FALSE 425
stalk FALSE 417
blindfold FALSE 362
bound FALSE 405
strangle FALSE 442
sex with body FALSE 429
mutilated FALSE 446
ate part of body FALSE 450
drank blood FALSE 441
posed body FALSE 364
totem body part FALSE 364
totem personal item FALSE 353


Books that Mention Buddy Earl Justus

Book: Serial Killer Rapists (mentions serial killer Buddy Earl Justus)
Kevin Smith
Serial Killer Rapists
Book: May God Have Mercy (mentions serial killer Buddy Earl Justus)
John C. Tucker
May God Have Mercy
Book: Public Executions in Richmond, Virg... (mentions serial killer Buddy Earl Justus)
Harry M. Ward
Public Executions in Richmond, Virginia
Book: The Execution of God (mentions serial killer Buddy Earl Justus)
Jeff Hood
The Execution of God

5 Books that mention Serial Killer
Buddy Earl Justus

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
1733630619 Serial Killer Rapists 266
0385332947 May God Have Mercy 1
1981629440 50 American Serial Killer... 14
0786492597 Public Executions in Rich... 1
0827208529 The Execution of God 1
External References
  1. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Buddy Earl JUSTUS on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Mar 21, 2019.
  2. Killer of Three Women Executed on www.latimes.com, Retrieved on Mar 21, 2019.
  3. Rev. Thomas R. Smith, Witnessing the Ritual of Death on www.episcopalarchives.org, Retrieved on Mar 21, 2019.
  4. Man Who Killed 3 Women Dies in Virginia Electric Chair on www.nytimes.com, Retrieved on Mar 21, 2019.
  5. Justus v. State, 247 Ga. 276 on casetext.com, Retrieved on May 8, 2019.
Internal References

Buddy Earl Justus is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #31 of 45[ Page 3 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in December
  2. #44 of 55[ Page 3 ] of Capricorn Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #168 of 651[ Page 12 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  4. #243 of 327[ Page 17 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  5. #243 of 307[ Page 17 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  6. #291 of 651[ Page 20 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  7. #494 of 651[ Page 33 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  8. #535 of 651[ Page 36 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
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