Man Murdered 23 People Because They Were Homeless

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Man Murdered 23 People Because They Were Homeless

 

For over nine years, the Louisiana police found bodies that had been raped and tortured before they were murdered. They were discovered in several places and situations – half-buried in ditches, rotting in sugarcane fields, floating in bayous, or scattered along roadsides. The common denominator of the victims was that they were all men and homeless.

 

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The first victim was 19-year-old David Mitchell. He was tied up, raped, and killed. The killer left him in a sugarcane field. Little did they know that this murder was just the start of a nine-year killing spree of Ronald Dominique, better known as the Bayou Serial killer. Before he committed all the killings, he had been arrested in multiple cases on different occasions. For instance, he was once arrested for telephone harassment and fined $75. Dominique was again arrested for speeding and driving while intoxicated years later. He was arrested and charged no less than seven times during those years. 

 

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All That’s Interesting, a site for curious people who want to know more about what they see on the news or read in history books, reported that Dominique started murdering his victims when he was almost jailed. In August of 1996, he was arrested and charged with forcible rape. According to reports, he had allegedly coerced a man into coming home with him and attempted to tie him up. However, he became violent when the man refused. However, the case against him was dropped because the victim was nowhere to be found to testify against him during the trial. 

 

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Shortly after the trial, Dominique killed Mitchell. Since then, he began murdering more homeless men between 18 and 40 years of age. Jim Bernazzani, the Special Agent in charge, considered his case the most significant in terms of the number of victims he had acquired in such a short time. Eventually, Dominique was arrested and confessed to 23 murders. He pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in an attempt to avoid the death penalty. He is currently serving his eight consecutive life sentences at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola.

 

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