Serial Killer Project
By Marco Sanchez
Carl Eugene Watts
- Carl Eugene Watts was born in Killeen, Texas to a private first class in the Army and a mother who worked as a Kindergarten teacher.
- Their parents separated when he was about two years old.
- At a young age he was described as being weird and around 12 years of age he would fantasize about torturing and killing girls.
- It is believed that he first killed his first victim at around the age of 15.
The psychiatrist diagnosed him as having mental retardation however later people would say he was very intelligent.Despite having poor grades he did manage to graduate from high school and managed to get a scholarship to Lane Jackson , Tennessee. However he quickly was expelled after three months for stocking and assaulting women. After the expulsion he returned back to Texas and settled in Houston.
His victims were almost entirely white females between the ages of 14-44.
In October, 1979, Watts was arrested for prowling around in Southfield, Detroit suburb. The charges were later dropped. Investigators did note, however, that during the previous year, five women in the same suburb were assaulted on separate occasions, but with similar circumstances. None were killed, nor could any of them identify their attacker.
By 1979 and 1980, attacks on women in Detroit and surrounding areas became more frequent and violent and similar in style.
October 8, 1979: Peggy Pochmara, 22, strangled, Detroit.
October 31, 1979: Jeanne Clyne, 44, stabbed, Grosse Pointe Farms,
March 11, 1980: Hazel Connof, 23, strangled, Detroit.
March 31, 1980: Denise Dunmore, 23, strangled, Detroit.
April 20, 1980: Shirley Small, 17, Ann Arbor.
May 31, 1980: Linda Monteiro, 27, strangled, Detroit.
July, 1980: Glenda Richmond, 26, stabbed, Ann Arbor.
September 14, 1980: Rebecca Huff, 20, stabbed, Ann Arbor.
He is also connected to the attempted murders in Canada:
In July, 1980, in Windsor, Irene Kondratowiz, 22, was attacked, but lived after having her throat slashed.
Sandra Dalpe, 20, lived through being stabbed from behind.
Mary Angus, 30, of Windsor, escaped attack by screaming when she realized she was being followed. She picked Watts out of a photo line-up but was unable to say for sure the attacker was him.
By the time it was over, Watts admitted to 80 additional murders in Michigan and Canada, but refused to give details because he did not have an immunity agreement for those murders. Coral plead guilty to one count of burglary with intent to kill. Judge Shaver decided that the water in the bathtub could be constituted as a deadly weapon, which would result in the parole board not being able to count Watts' 'good conduct time,' when determining his parole eligibility.
In 1989, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, decided that because the Judge failed to inform Coral that the bathtub water could be deemed a lethal weapon, that he would not be required to serve his entire sentence. Watts was now eligible for retroactive 'good time earned' equaling three days for every one day served. This would mean he would be released from prison on May 9, 2006.
Lawrence Fossi, whose wife was murdered by Watts, is fighting the release with every possible legal maneuver he can find. In the meantime, Michigan, having never agreed to the plea bargain, decided to try him for the Dec. 1, 1979, stabbing death of Helen Dutcher.
He was born to a prositure mother with 13 children. At the age of 8 he had been kicked out of the house because she caught him sexually molesting one of his sisters. This put him into the streets where he was picked up by a man who sexually sodomized him repeatedly. After this he ran away and wondered the streets where eventually and American family took him in and enrolled him to a school of orphans. There he ran away again because he was molested by the school teacher.
- At the age of 18 he was arrested for stealing an automobile and put to jail where on the second day was gang-raped by four men. He vowed to take revenge instead of reporting it to the police and killed three of the four men involved in his rape. The police added two more years unto his sentence.
- After he was released from prison he began praying on little girls as part of his vengeance.
- By 1978 he already raped and killed 100 girls in Peru. He would specifically target girls from Indian Tribes which would eventually almost be the death of him. Here the Indian Tribe of Ayachucos were keeping an eye on him and when he was spotted kidnapping a nine year old girl he was quickly beaten, stripped, and tortured. Just as the tribe were going to bury him alive an American missionary stepped in and stopped it pleading that they should bring him to the police.
- This backfired big time in that the Peruvian police refused to deal with Indian complaints so Pedro was free to kill.
- Being able to roam freely he traveled through Columbia and Ecuador where a sudden flood of missing girls went on in the three adjacent countries.
According to Pedro's best estimate, he had murdered at least 110 girls in Ecuador, perhaps 100 in Colombia, and "many more than 100" in Peru. "I like the girls in Ecuador," he told police. "They are more gentle and trusting, more innocent.
They are not as suspicious of strangers as Colombian girls." In the course of his confessions, Lopez made an effort to invest his crimes with philosophical trappings. "I lost my innocence at age eight," he told interrogators, "so I decided to do the same to as many young girls as I could." Trolling village markets for selected targets with "a certain look of innocence," Lopez first raped his victims, then stared into their eyes as he strangled them, deriving sadistic pleasure from watching them die. Hunting by daylight, so darkness could not hide their death throes, Lopez allegedly sought out one victim immediately after another, his blood lust becoming insatiable over time.
After his release in 1994 he was re-arrested again an hour later as an illegal immigrant and handed over to Colombian official over a 20 year old murder.
In 1998 he was declared sane and released at at $50 bail.
In 2002 he was arrested again for another murder he committed and currently is in jail in Ecuador and if released he will be tried in Columbia and Peru.