February 2, 1991 |
Serial murderer Arthur J. Shawcross was sentenced Friday to a minimum of 250 years in prison for the killings of 10 women in the Rochester area since early 1988. "If anybody ever deserved the maximum sentence, it was Shawcross," said prosecutor Charles Siragusa, who said he would have asked for the death penalty if it were an option in New York.
December 13, 1990 |
A 45-year-old parolee was convicted this morning of 10 counts of murder for the serial slayings of Rochester-area women during the last two years. Arthur Shawcross, 45, faces up to life imprisonment on each count when he is sentenced Feb. 1. Jurors rejected defense contentions that he was legally insane when he killed 10 women between March, 1988, and January, 1990.
January 23, 1990 |
A food-service worker who went to prison for strangling a child was indicted today on charges of murdering 10 women in the two years since his parole. Police said most of Arthur J. Shawcross' victims, whose bodies were found between March, 1988, and Jan. 4, were prostitutes or heavy drug users. Most were strangled or suffocated. The 44-year-old Shawcross, who was considered a model parolee, was arrested after state troopers found him sitting in a car near the frozen body of one of his victims.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 2000 |
It's called murder memorabilia. Online and off, there is a vigorous trade in the artifacts of human misery. For a fee you can own a hair sample from convicted cannibal killer Arthur Shawcross, Night Stalker Richard Ramirez's autograph or dirt from the crawl space of John Wayne Gacy's Chicago home. It is a despicable trade. And it is flourishing. In the summer of 1977, serial killer David Berkowitz terrorized New York City with a string of brutal murders.
January 5, 1990 |
A man paroled in 1987 in the killing of an 8-year-old girl was arraigned today on charges of murdering eight women in the Rochester area since March, 1988. Arthur J. Shawcross, 44, a food service worker, pleaded innocent to eight murder counts before Rochester City Judge John Manning Regan and was sent to the Monroe County Jail without bail.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 2002 |
Someone had splashed cold water in the face of a carefree town. It was 1990, and five students had been murdered in Gainesville, Fla. Stumped investigators turned to criminal behavior analysts--detectives who specialize in developing a psychological "profile" of a potential criminal suspect's mind. The ensuing profile was so general, though, that it only muddied the case. Angry detectives demanded answers: Where did the killer live? What kind of car did he drive?