Carl Eugene Watts

Coral Watts, The Sunday Morning Slasher

  Active for 9 years
(1974-1982) in United States

14

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

80

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  4. General Information
  5. Characteristics
  6. Childhood
  7. Cognitive Ability
  8. Incarceration
  9. Death
  10. 9 Timeline Events
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  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 10 Books About Carl Eugene Watts
  14. 4 External References
  15. Internal References

Carl Eugene Watts an American serial killer known as Coral Watts and The Sunday Morning Slasher. Watts is believed to have killed over eighty women in multiple states between 1974 and 1982. In 1982, Watts accepted a plea bargain to a lesser charge, he was granted immunity from murder charges in exchange for providing information on his victims. Watts confessed to twelve murders and was sentenced to sixty years in prison on the lesser charge. Carl Eugene Watts was sentenced to life imprisonment in separate trials in Michigan in 2004 and 2007, and died of cancer a week after the 2007 sentence was handed down.

Carl Eugene Watts Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Carl Eugene Watts (aka) Coral Watts, The Sunday Morning Slasher, was active for 9 years between 1974-1982, known to have ( 14 confirmed / 80 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States

Carl Eugene Watts was born on November 7th 1953 in Fort Hood, United States military post located in Killeen, Texas. He was born 1st of 9 children and raised by both parents until (Age 2), his mother until (Age 16), mental hospital until (Age 17). He was raised as a youngest child and had nine bothers or sisters. His father, Richard Eugene Watts, a private first class in the Army. His mother, Dorothy Mae Young, a kindergarten art teacher. He had a head injury as well as a physically defect. During his education he had academic, social or discipline problems, including being teased or picked on.

Carl Eugene Watts a heterosexual male citizen of the United States of America. He took an intelligence quotient test before or after his crimes, Carl Eugene Watts had an IQ of 75. He completed 13 years of school, attended some college, no degree received. He married Valeria Goodwill in 1979, divorced in 1980, remarried and divorced. He had one child.

Prior to his spree he had commited crimes, served time in jail, and served time in prison. He saw a psychologist and spent time in a Forensic Hospital.

In 1974 (Age 20/21) Carl Eugene Watts started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to strangle, stalk, and murder his victims. At the time of his crimes he was living with his parents, later alone in multiple location in Michigan and Texas, where he was known to work as a serial killer.

He was arrested on May 23rd 1982 (Age 28), sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole at a maximum security prison in Ionia, Michigan, US. He was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime.

Carl Eugene Watts died on September 21st 2007 (Age 53), cause of death: natural causes, prostate cancer at a maximum security prison in Ionia, Michigan, US.

Profile Completeness: 98%
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Carl Eugene Watts has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 6 months ago.

Carl Eugene Watts a known:

Carl Eugene Watts
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-02-15 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Carl Eugene Watts
Nickname: Coral Watts, The Sunday Morning Slasher
Victims: 14 - 80
Years Active: 1974 - 1982
Ages Active: 20/21 - 28/29
Active Countries: United States
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1953 - 2007
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Citizenship: United States of America
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Astrological Sign: Scorpio
Oct 23 - Nov 22
Birth Month: November
Marital Status: married Valeria Goodwill in 1979, divorced in 1980, remarried and divorced
Children: one child
Living With: his parents, later alone in multiple location in Michigan and Texas
Occupation: serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Nov 7, 1953
Given Name: Carl
Birth Location: Fort Hood, United States military post located in Killeen, Texas
Birth Order: 1st of 9
Siblings: nine bothers or sisters
Rasied By: both parents until (Age 2), his mother until (Age 16), mental hospital until (Age 17)
Birth Category: youngest child
Mother: Dorothy Mae Young, a kindergarten art teacher
Father: Richard Eugene Watts, a private first class in the Army

Cognitive Ability
IQ: 75
Highest School: 13 years of school
Highest Degree: some college, no degree

Incarceration
Arrested: May 23, 1982 (Age 28)
Convicted: N/A
Sentence: life imprisonment without the possibility of parole
Prison Location: a maximum security prison in Ionia, Michigan, US
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: TRUE
Previous Prison: TRUE

Death Information
Death Date: Sep 21, 2007 (Age 53)
Manner of Death: natural causes
Cause of Death: prostate cancer
Death Location: a maximum security prison in Ionia, Michigan, US
Killed In Prison: FALSE
Suicide: FALSE
9 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Carl Eugene Watts

The 9 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Carl Eugene Watts. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Nov 07 1953Carl Eugene Watts was born in Fort Hood, United States military post located in Killeen, Texas.  #19531107
Nov 07 1973
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
1974
(Age 20/21)
Carl Eugene Watts started his serial killing spree. #1974
1982
(Age 28/29)
Carl Eugene Watts ended his serial killing spree. #1982
May 23 1982
(Age 28)
Carl Eugene Watts arrested. #19820523
Nov 07 1983
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
Nov 07 1993
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
Nov 07 2003
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
Sep 21 2007
(Age 53)
Carl Eugene Watts died. cause of death: natural causes, prostate cancer at a maximum security prison in Ionia, Michigan, US. #20070921
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Boolean Questions:
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Killer
Answer
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Answered
problems in school TRUE 218
teased in school TRUE 215
physically defect TRUE 298
head injury TRUE 297
psychologist TRUE 256
forensic hospital TRUE 255
previous crimes TRUE 363
previous jail TRUE 347
previous prision TRUE 332
used weapon TRUE 448
stalk TRUE 413
strangle TRUE 437
living with children FALSE 267
suicide FALSE 216
killed in prison FALSE 210
father drug abuse FALSE 190
mother drug abuse FALSE 192
xyy FALSE 80
speach defect FALSE 298
physically abused FALSE 228
psychologically abused FALSE 221
sexually abused FALSE 223
drug abuse FALSE 223
alcohol abuse FALSE 222
previous killed FALSE 207
kill at killers home FALSE 315
kill at victims home FALSE 318
used gun FALSE 447
rape FALSE 447
torture FALSE 421
blindfold FALSE 359
bound FALSE 401
sex with body FALSE 426
mutilated FALSE 440
ate part of body FALSE 445
drank blood FALSE 436
posed body FALSE 360
totem body part FALSE 361
totem personal item FALSE 350
robbed FALSE 414


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Carl Eugene Watts (November 7, 1953 – September 21, 2007), also known by his nickname Coral, was an American serial killer dubbed "The Sunday Morning Slasher". He died of prostate cancer while serving two sentences of life without parole in a Michigan prison for the murders of Helen Dutcher and Gloria Steele, although the number of his victims may have exceeded 80.

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External References
  1. Carl Eugene Watts on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  2. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Carl Eugene WATTS on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  3. Kristy Walter, Christopher White, Coral Eugene Watts on maamodt.asp.radford.edu, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  4. Q361239 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Oct 17, 2018.
Internal References

Carl Eugene Watts is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #6 of 41 [ Page 1 ] of Scorpio Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  2. #7 of 49 [ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in November
  3. #8 of 53 [ Page 1 ] of Serial Killer Stalkers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  4. #34 of 649 [ Page 3 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  5. #34 of 326 [ Page 3 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  6. #42 of 249 [ Page 3 ] of Serial Killer Stranglers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  7. #61 of 72 [ Page 5 ] of serial killers sorted by IQ Level
  8. #111 of 649 [ Page 8 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  9. #186 of 649 [ Page 13 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  10. #615 of 649 [ Page 41 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
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