Carl Eugene Watts

"The Sunday Morning Slasher"

Early Life

-Carl Eugene Watts was born in KIlleen , Texas to Richard Eugene Watts and Dorothy Mae Young.
-Watts claimed that around the age of 12 was when he started to fantasize about torturing and killing girls and young women.
-At school, he would often receive failing grades, and was reading at a third grade level by age 16. He also suffered severe bullying at school.
- On June 29, 1969, Watts was arrested for sexually assaulting a 26-year-old Joan Gave. When Watts was tried, he was sentenced to the Lafayette Clinic, a mental hospital in Detroit.
- He was released from the Lafayette Clinic on November 9, 1969.


-Watt's time as a serial killer began when he was 20 years old in 1974, by kidnapping his victims from their homes, torturing them, and then murdering them. On October 30, 1974, Watts tortured and brutally murdered 20 year-old Gloria Steele, who was believed to be his second victim.
-Watts murdered dozens of women between 1974 and 1982, and despite the many women he murdered, he was not discovered as a serial killer for almost eight years


-On May 23, 1982, Watts was arrested for breaking into the home of two young women in Houston, and attempting to kill them. While in custody, police began to link Watts with the recent murders of a number of women.