Chester Turner

Southside Slayer murders

  Active for 12 years
(1987-1998) in United States




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  4. General Information
  5. Characteristics
  6. Childhood
  7. Cognitive Ability
  8. Incarceration
  9. Death
  10. Serial Killers Active During Spree
  11. Boolean Statistical Questions
  12. 2 Books About Chester Turner
  13. 4 External References
  14. Internal References

Chester Turner (Chester Dewayne Turner) an American serial killer known as the Southside Slayer. Turner was convicted of killing fifteen victims in Los Angeles, California in the 1980s and 1990s. Chester Turner committed at least one of the Southside Slayer murders, and Michael Hughes, Daniel Lee Siebert, Louis Craine, Lonnie David Franklin and Ivan Hill committed at least one each. Chester Turner was sentenced to death and is serving on death row at San Quentin State Prison with an admission date of October 1st 2002.

Chester Turner Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Chester Turner (aka) Southside Slayer murders, was active for 12 years between 1987-1998, known to have ( 15 confirmed / 15 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States.

Chester Turner was born on November 5th 1966 in Warren, city in Arkansas, US. He was raised by both parents until (Age 5) mother until adulthood. Turner was raised as a only child and had no siblings. His father, unnamed man who separated from Chester's mother, Chester (Age 5). His mother, an unnamed single mother working two jobs. During his education he had academic, social or discipline problems.

Turner a heterosexual African American male citizen of the United States of America. Turner never married. He had four children, one with Felicia Collier.

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

In 1987 (Age 20/21) Chester Turner started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to strangle, rape, and murder his victims. At the time of his crimes he was living with his mother, homeless shelters and missions, where Turner was known to work as a serial killer.

He was arrested on October 1st 2002 (Age 35), convicted on June 10th 2007 (Age 40), sentenced to death, execution by lethal injection at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, California, US. Turner was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime.

Profile Completeness: 87%
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Chester Turner has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 2 months ago.

Chester Turner a known:

Chester Turner
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Updated: 2019-02-15 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Chester Turner
Nickname: Southside Slayer murders
Victims: 15 - 15
Years Active: 1987 - 1998
Ages Active: 20/21 - 31/32
Active Countries: United States
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1966 -     
Ethnic Group: African American
Gender: Male
Citizenship: United States of America
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Astrological Sign: Scorpio
Oct 23 - Nov 22
Marital Status: never married
Children: four children, one with Felicia Collier
Living With: his mother, homeless shelters and missions
Occupation: serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Nov 5, 1966
Family Name: Turner
Given Name: Chester
Birth Location: Warren, city in Arkansas, US
Birth Order: 1st of 1
Siblings: no siblings
Rasied By: both parents until (Age 5) mother until adulthood
Birth Category: only child
Mother: an unnamed single mother working two jobs
Father: unnamed man who separated from Chester's mother, Chester (Age 5)

Cognitive Ability
Highest School: N/A
Highest Degree:

Arrested: Oct 1, 2002 (Age 35)
Convicted: Jun 10, 2007 (Age 40)
Sentence: death, execution by lethal injection
Prison Location: San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, California, US
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: TRUE
Previous Prison: TRUE

Death Information
Death Date: N/A
Cause of Death: N/A
Death Location: N/A
Killed In Prison: N/A
Suicide: N/A
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The following serial killers were active during the same time span as Chester Turner (1987-1998).

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Boolean Questions:
problems in school TRUE 198
drug abuse TRUE 204
alcohol abuse TRUE 202
previous crimes TRUE 295
previous jail TRUE 289
previous prision TRUE 282
rape TRUE 408
strangle TRUE 354
living with children FALSE 238
teased in school FALSE 197
physically defect FALSE 261
speach defect FALSE 260
head injury FALSE 259
physically abused FALSE 203
psychologically abused FALSE 198
sexually abused FALSE 200
psychologist FALSE 231
forensic hospital FALSE 230
kill at killers home FALSE 279
kill at victims home FALSE 280
used weapon FALSE 358
used gun FALSE 354
torture FALSE 353
stalk FALSE 340
blindfold FALSE 299
bound FALSE 313
sex with body FALSE 350
mutilated FALSE 357
ate part of body FALSE 369
drank blood FALSE 359
posed body FALSE 302
totem body part FALSE 300
totem personal item FALSE 296
robbed FALSE 331

Books that Mention Chester Turner

Book: 50 American Serial Killers You've P... (mentions serial killer Chester Turner)
Kevin Smith
Serial Killer Stranglers

2 Books that mention Serial Killer
Chester Turner

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
1733630600 Serial Killer Stranglers 164
1981629440 50 American Serial Killer... 14

Chester Dewayne Turner (born November 5, 1966) is an American convicted serial killer. On April 30, 2007, he was convicted of the murders of ten women in Los Angeles, and was also found guilty in the death of the unborn child of one of his victims. He was convicted of 4 additional murders on June 19, 2014.

External References
  1. Q1070706 on, Retrieved on Oct 13, 2018.
  2. Chester Turner on, Retrieved on Oct 13, 2018.
  3. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Chester Dwayne TURNER on, Retrieved on Oct 13, 2018.
  4. Jackie Lacey, Turner News Release, Aug 2014 on, Retrieved on Oct 13, 2018.
Internal References

Chester Turner is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #5 of 36 [ Page 1 ] of Scorpio Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  2. #27 of 320 [ Page 2 ] of American Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #33 of 207 [ Page 3 ] of Serial Killer Stranglers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  4. #52 of 281 [ Page 4 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  5. #96 of 642 [ Page 7 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  6. #136 of 642 [ Page 10 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  7. #153 of 642 [ Page 11 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  8. #589 of 642 [ Page 40 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
Serial Killers Statistics, charts Chester Turner is included in: Serial Killers By Gender, Age of Serial Killer by Date, Killers By Astrological Sign, Sexual Preference, Birth Category, Active Serial Killers by Year and Statistical Boolean Questions.
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