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John Wayne Gacy: The Killer Clown

Many people have a fear of clowns, also known as coulrophobia. This fear is well-rooted. Have you ever heard of John Wayne Gacy? He was an infamous serial killer in the 1970s, who might have been the inspiration for the movie IT. But how much do you really know about Gacy? A-EZ Out Bail Bonds will explore his dark past and help you avoid a similar fate.

Who Was John Wayne Gacy?

Gacy was an American serial killer who murdered 33 boys and young men in the 1970s. He was born on March 17, 1942, in Chicago, Illinois. Gacy was known for his performance and sociability as a clown and attended many birthday parties and charitable events. 

Gacy’s Upbringing

He was raised in a blue-collar family and had a close relationship with his mother and sisters. However, Gacy did not have a good relationship with his father, John Stanley Gacy. His father was an auto-repair machinist, who was abusive to his son. He didn’t like that his son was unathletic, overweight, and would wear his mother’s underwear. John Stanley was an alcoholic and would sometimes beat his son and wife.  

Sexual Abuse 

Although Wayne never admitted that his father sexually abused him, he does say that when he was 5 years old, a 15-year-old girl brought him into his room and fondled him. When he was 8, he was again fondled and assaulted by a friend of his dad.

The Abused Became the Abuser 

Gacy had a big presence in his community. He opened up a construction business, attended church, threw elaborate block parties, and volunteered as the Democratic Precinct Captain in his area. He was respected by friends, neighbors, and even the policemen.

However, in July of 1975, a teenager who worked for Gacy disappeared. But he wasn’t the only young boy to disappear and where Gacy was suspected by the parents. However, the police didn’t do much about it. In 1976, Gacy got divorced a second time and this gave him a sense of personal freedom. Gacy began to rape and kill young men in just a few years. The police didn’t get involved until 1978 when a 15-year-old boy who asked Gacy for a job in his construction company got murdered. 

Officers found 30 bodies in Gacy’s home, most of them in the crawlspace beneath his home. This is the place where he suffered physical abuse from his father the most. Gacy tortured his victims before killing them, making them beg and look like cowards like his father used to do to him.

John Wayne Gacy was arrested, found guilty, and executed by lethal injection on May 10th, 1994. 

Get Your Life Back on Track with A-EZ Out Bail Bonds 

People don’t always have the best influences in life or the best upbringings. For some, this leads them into taking the wrong path in life and landing on the wrong side of the law. If you have been arrested for a crime in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, get in touch with A-EZ Out Bail Bonds. Our bondsmen will bail you out of jail, so you can build your defense team for court.

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