Serial Killer Project
Carl Eugene Watts & Pedro Alonso Lopez
CARL EUGENE WATTS
Watts or known as "The Sunday Morning Slasher" was suspected to have killed over 100 women, mainly white, between the age of 14-44 during his killing spree from 1974-1982. Watts killed in a variety of ways including stabbings, slashing, strangulation, drowning and bludgeoning. October 30, 1974 Watts tortured and brutally murdered 20 year old Gloria Steele, who was thought to be his second murder. His murders went unnoticed for almost 8 year, this was because unlike most serial killers Watts; murders were not sexually driven so no sexual acts were done meaning no DNA was left behind. And he was also not suspected to be involved in any of the murders by the people who knew him or the police until his arrest in 82. May 23, 1982 Watts was arrested for breaking into a home and attempting to kill the two women inside. While in custody, the police linked Watts to 10 other murders that occurred in the past year. There was not enough evidence to convict him of the murders but he did serve a 1 year sentence for the breaking in of the home of the two women, who survived.
Prosecutors didn't have enough evidence to convict Watts so they offered him a plea bargain in 1982. If Watts gave full detail of the murders he would receive immunity of all the murders but would be charged with burglary and attempt to kill which is a 60 year sentence. He agreed and gave full detail of 12 murders in Texas, however the cases remained open because Michigan refused to go in on the deal. Later Watts claimed to have killed 40 women and he also implied that there were over 80 victims. Police still suspect Watts to be involved in over 90 unsolved cases.