Episode 16: Freeway Killer Pt 2: William George Bonin

Murder Coaster by Christa Carmen and Matthew Brockmeyer

Episode notes

William “Billy” Bonin would be described by prosecutors as, “the most arch evil person who has ever existed.”

A decorated Vietnam War hero, he was also a sexually sadistic serial killer who murdered over 21 young men and boys in a death van with an accomplice dressed as Darth Vader who performed magic tricks to subdue their victims. He would become the first person put to death by lethal injection in the state of California.

Join us for part two of our Freeway Killer series, where we compare and contrast the history, methodologies and psychology of the three men who became known as The Freeway Killer: Patrick Kearney, William Bonin and Randy Kraft.

All three of these brutal murderers were targeting the same victim type, at the same place and the same time, yet each were very distinct killers. By studying them and their di ... 

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