Recently, Netflix has been releasing many documentaries and docuseries and this has made people worldwide know about many different people. If you follow many movies shows and TV series you must have known the fact that nowadays, crime thrillers are at their peak. It is not only in India where we witnessed the story of several extremely brutal criminals but there are many foreign shows that focus on a particular criminal act. One such docuseries that made its release in 2022 is Conversations With A Killer: The John Gacy Tapes. If you are fond of watching crime shows then you must have watched this too.
It is a limited documentary series and as per the official reports, this show is the second chapter of the Conversations With A Killer series. Created by Joe Berlinger, this series is all about a serial killer who brutally murdered 33 teenage boys in Chicago. This American series has three episodes in total and focuses on the criminal activities of Joe Berlinger. Since it is based on a true story, all the events depicted will just blow your mind. Soon after the release, Conversations With A Killer: The John Gacy Tapes created a massive buzz among the people. Not only this, but through this series, the world came to know about this serial killer and all of them were shocked.
The most interesting aspect of this series is the way it depicts the story. It uses audio footage that was recorded earlier at the time of Gacy’s incarceration. After going through the entire show, it was very natural for the people to search for John Gacy and so many of them did. Everyone was so shocked to find out about his life and the way he murdered other boys. Be it his personal life or career, this documentary series gave rise to so many questions.
Among all the queries one of the most searched questions about this criminal is how did John Wayne Gacy die? If you are also one of those individuals who is seeking an appropriate answer then you are at the right place. Give yourself full attention while reading this article as it will quench your thirst regarding all confusions concerning John Wayne Gacy.
How Did John Wayne Gacy Die?
Here comes the answer to the most important and the biggest question. Without beating about the bush, we will let you all know what happened to this criminal and why he killed innocent teenage boys! Because of all the crimes he committed, John was given a death sentence. On 13th March 1980, he was sentenced to death. The execution was done with a lethal injection. This was carried out in 1994 on 10th May. Before being provided with the death sentence, he was in arrest for almost 10 years. Not only this, his good behavior resulted in his release from jail also. His only last words were “Kiss my a**”. John also confessed that he killed several people.
John Wayne Gacy was born in America to John Stanley Gacy and Marion Elaine Robison. He got involved in politics when he was 18 and worked for Democratic Party. Apart from his name, he was known to the people as The Killer Clown and Pogo, The Clown. The reason why he was called by these names is he used to perform at different events including hospitals, as Pogo Clown. According to our research, we found that he painted clowns and other similar figures that included his own portrait. Many of these have been sold and several were placed at exhibitions.
How Did John Gacy Kill 33 Boys?
The main target for this criminal was teenage boys who used to go to school. John used to call the students to his home and told them that day will be seeing many new magic tricks at his house. When the boys reached his home, John offered them several drinks or sometimes drugs. One of the main objects that he used while showcasing his magic trick was handcuffs. He wanted the boys to gain trust in him so at first, he used to tie his hands at the back and make himself free with the help of a key. This act not only encouraged but also assured the boys that they can also get involved in this particular magic trick without any worry.
Out of all the days, one day somehow the boys who were the victims that used to visit his home were restrained. As the result, John tortured, molested, and raped them. Sometimes he used cigars to torture the victims. Even the dead bodies were buried under his house. The total number of dead bodies that he buried was 26 and in addition to this, the other four individuals were released in the Des Plaines river. The story does not end here. Three more bodies were buried but the location was not exact. Before destroying these dead bodies, Gacy kept them under his bed for at least 24 hours.
The most common trick that he used to kill was the rope trick. He used to place a tourniquet around the neck which was then tightened with a hammer. Out of all the 33 boys, 31 of them were killed between 3:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m.
How John Gacy Was Arrested?
In the 1970s in Chicago, it was very unusual for teenagers to flee away from their houses and so when one of the victims named Robert Piest went missing, the investigation led to the arrest of John Gacy. After the police were assured of the fact that Robert is missing and it could be a serious case, they came to know about John Wayne Gacy. His background and criminal records made everything clear. Finally, in December 1978, he was behind the bars.
This was all about John Gacy and his death. It was very unusual for us to witness something this cruel. His career background and other things in his life is definitely the same as normal people but his actions and the murders he committed were heinous.