Charles Starkweather

Charles Starkweather

About Charles Starkweather

Charles Raymond Starkweather (November 24, 1938 June 25, 1959) was an American teenaged spree killer who murdered eleven people, all but one during a two-month road trip with his 14-year-old girlfriend, Caril Ann Fugate, in Nebraska and Wyoming. The couple was captured on January 29, 1958. Starkweather was executed seventeen months later, while Fugate served 17 years in prison. Starkweather was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, the third of seven children to Guy and Helen Starkweather. The Starkweathers were a respectable family with well-behaved children of working class background. The family always had shelter and other resources. Guy Starkweather was by all accounts a mild-mannered man; he was a carpenter who was often unemployed due to rheumatoid arthritis in his hands. During Guy's periods of unemployment, Starkweather's mother supplemented the family income by working as a waitress.

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