English serial killer who preyed on female prostitutes, claiming God told him to, and became known as The Yorkshire Ripper.
He dropped out of school at age fifteen and held jobs as a traveling salesman and a gravedigger.
He was convicted of murdering thirteen women between 1975 and 1980.
He was born into a working-class English family of the Catholic faith. In August of 1974, he married a woman named Sonia Szurma.
He and Fred West were both English serial killers who were active during the 1970s.