Charles Starkweather, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Charles Starkweather

American spree killer

Date of Birth: 24-Nov-1938

Place of Birth: Lincoln, Nebraska, United States

Date of Death: 25-Jun-1959

Profession: serial killer, spree killer, criminal

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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About Charles Starkweather

  • Charles Raymond "Charlie" Starkweather (November 24, 1938 – June 25, 1959) was an American spree killer who murdered eleven people in Nebraska and Wyoming between December 1957 and January 1958, when he was just 19 years old.
  • He killed ten of his victims between January 21 and January 29, 1958, the date of his arrest.
  • During his spree in 1958, Starkweather was accompanied by his 14-year-old girlfriend, Caril Ann Fugate. Both Starkweather and Fugate were convicted on charges for their parts in the homicides; Starkweather was sentenced to death and executed seventeen months after the events.
  • Fugate served seventeen years in prison, gaining release in 1976.
  • The Starkweather-Fugate spree has inspired several films, including The Sadist (1963), Badlands (1973), Kalifornia (1993), Natural Born Killers (1994) and The Frighteners (1996).
  • Starkweather's electrocution by electric chair in 1959 was the last execution in Nebraska until 1994.

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