Essay on The American Serial Killer, And The Freeway Killer

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In the early 1970’s through the early to mid 1980’s there was a series of murders with the victims were young men, who were raped, tortured, and mutilated. The American serial killer known as the “Scorecard Killer” and the “Freeway Killer” was Randy Steven Kraft. Convicted of 16 murders and believed to be guilty of 51 other murders, suspected to have claimed more victims then Patrick Kearney and William Bonin combined. Randy Kraft was born in California, which is the state where all of his murders happened (crimelibrary.com.) Kraft joined the ROTC for a year then left and became a bartender; later on Kraft joined the Air Force but after coming out as gay he was discharged and forced out of the military, leaving him with bartending yet again (murderpedia.com.) Kraft’s first known victim was in the 1970’s, this victim was a 13-year-old boy that ran away. Kraft plied Joseph Alwyn Fancher to go home with him by offering, drugs and wine, and showing him photos of men having sex. Kraft then raped the boy and threatened his life; Fancher fled Kraft’s apartment after Kraft went to work. No arrests were made because police searched Kraft’s apartment without a warrant; so they knew their case was doomed. The next year Kraft worked as a forklift driver during the day, and went to gay bar nightly; which, is where he met his first murder victim, Wayne Joseph Dukette, who was a 30-year-old bartender. After missing for 2 weeks Dukette’s body was found beside Ortega Highway, nude…

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