I examine every part of his life, comparing his autobiography to known facts to determine what is true and what is likely false. Below you will find deeper dives into specific areas not covered in-depth or cut from the audio documentary. Near the bottom of the page is a treasure trove of FBI documents I obtained in my research.
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Even as an adolescent, Gaskins showed signs of being a serial killer. His entire life was rife with violence caused by others and later produced by himself, and he went from being a defenseless victim to a cold-blooded murderer, rapist, and predator. His victims ranged from guys in jail for whom he was paid to kill, to hapless female hitchhikers, to an infant and her mother, to his neighbors.
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Violence and ridicule followed him from his home where his stepfather beat him to his school where he fought with the other kids daily. This would ultimately lead him to become the most prolific serial killers in South Carolina. At age 11, Gaskins quit school and began working on cars at a local garage.
Donald Gaskins had all the makings of a serial killer as a child. When he became an adult, he earned the title as the most prolific serial killer in the history of South Carolina. Gaskins tortured, killed and then at times ate his victims.
This story was initially published in The State on Sept. Gaskins was executed on Sept. By his own account, he knows what it's like to crush a man's windpipe and watch the blood gush.
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People like Donald Henry Gaskins are the reason why we are urged to never accept a ride from a stranger. Nobody could ever have imagined the extent of the atrocities he committed. InGaskins was born in the backwoods of South Carolina.
Tyner was quickly caught and sentenced to the electric chair. But with appeals and the general slow pace of executions in the United States, he was still in the land of the living two years later. This did not sit well with Myrtle's son from a previous marriage, Tony Cimo. Tired of waiting, Cimo decided to take the reins of justice and started hunting for someone on the inside to do away with his mom's killer.