A new documentary about infamous “murder clown” John Wayne Gacy highlights the tension between his first big job and his last meal before being executed for his crimes. Interesting connection.
For those who don’t know, Gacy sexually assaulted and killed at least 33 young men between 1972 and 1976.
He got this bad nickname because when not killing people, he dressed up as “Pogo Clown” or “Patch Clown” at neighbor’s parties.
When Gacy was finally arrested and convicted in 1980, he spent 14 years painting evil clown images that gained a cult following after his execution in 1994.
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The three-part documentary highlights the touching relationship between his first job as a married man and his latest food claim – KFC.
You see, in addition to the recording, there are new interviews with those involved, including a shocking testimony from one of Gacy’s survivors, Steve Nemmers.
Nemmers opened up about his close encounter with the now-famous serial killer, revealing that he met him through a friend who worked at a KFC restaurant run by Gacy.
A few years earlier, in 1964, at the age of 22, Gacy married Marlene Myers, and the couple moved to Waterloo, Iowa, where Myers’ father lived, where he owned several KFC stores.
Despite admitting in the documentary that he “couldn’t please his father-in-law”, Gacy took the job and became the manager of three restaurants.
Aside from the documentary, Gacy is said to be a huge fan at work, handing out free fried chicken to co-workers and even insisting on being called “Colonel”.
His devotion to the chain seems to have continued until he was killed by lethal injection at the age of 52. Last food request? Original KFC bucket.
This detail is another reminder that sometimes the most brutal criminals out there are often just “ordinary” people.
So does infamous serial killer Ted Bundy, the subject of the first episode of Netflix’s Conversations with Killers.
While he appears to be an upright member of society, Gacy’s footage shows him showing no remorse for his terrible actions – until the very last minute.
In what will be shown in the third and final episode, he says, “Hey, I have news for you. I’ve killed 33 times, you’ll only kill me once. Gacy got it back.” “
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