The Jacksonville Cannibal

Otis Toole born on the 5th of March, 1947 is a serial murderer, cannibal and an arsonist.  He was the partner in crime of Henry Lee Lucas, a fellow serial killer.  Toole confessed to a numerous counts of murder which includes rape and cannibalism and to a lot of unsolved crimes.  He confessed to at least three counts of murder and was later charged for four more counts before eventually dying inside the prison cell on September 15, 1996.  He was also being held responsible on the death of Adam Walsh.  The police claimed that he is the perpetrator on the said crime; the police marked it as a solved crime and closed the case.

Otis Toole was born and raised in Jacksonville Florida.  His mother is known to be a religious fanatic.  He claimed that when he was at a young age, he would be constantly dressed in a girl’s dress.  He was also a victim of incest in the hands of his sister.  His grandmother was also a Satanist and exposed him to various satanic rituals such as robbing of the graves.

Otis Toole claimed on a documentary shown on television that he was forced to have sexual interaction with the friend of his father when he was just 5 years old.  When he was 10 years old he started to feel like he was a homosexual and had a relationship with a boy when he was 12 years old.  He said that his first victim was when he was 14 years old.  Toole supported himself by prostitution.

Otis Toole met Henry Lee Lucas on 1976, and they started to have a relationship.  Toole confessed that he has been acting as the accomplice of Lucas on the 108 murders that he committed.   In 1983, he was arrested for Arson where he also confessed to the authorities about the series of murders that he committed.

Otis Toole was found guilty in murdering George Sonnenberg and setting his victim’s house on fire in a deliberate attempt to get rid of the evidence.  He was also found guilty in the 1983 murder of Ada Johnson where he was sentenced for 2 counts of death sentenced, but upon appealing on the court his sentence was reduced to life imprisonment.


Otis Toole died on September 15, 2996 due to liver failure.  No one even attempted to claim his body.

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