Background

Born 22 Nov 1943
  • Place of birth: Eastlake, Ohio, USA
  • Parents: Michael and Ellen Heidnik
  • Children: 3
Licensed practical nurse (LPN)

Case File

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Gary
Heidnik
Murder, torture, kidnapping, rape

Verdict

Death sentence

Heidnik kidnapped, tortured, and raped six women, killing two of them, while holding them prisoner in a pit in his basement in Philadelphia

  • Starvation
  • Torture
  • Electrocution

Status

Dead - executed by lethal injection in July 1999