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the Rebel Killer


Deaths:   11       Attempts:   0
1) Robert Colvert / 21 / December 1,1957 / shot point blank
2) Velda Bartlett / 36 / January 21,1958 / severe head trauma from rifle butt
3) Betty Jean Bartlett / 2 / January 21,1958 / knife wound to throat
4) Marion Bartlett / 57 / January 21,1958 / severe knife wound to head
5) August Meyer / 72 / January 27,1958 / shot in head
6) Robert Jensen / 17 / January 28,1958 / shot point blank
7) Carol King / 16 / January 28,1958 / shot in head
8) Clara Ward / 46 / February 8,1958 / numerous stab wounds to neck and chest
9) C.Lauer Ward / 48 / February 8,1958 / shot in unknown place
10) Lillian Fencl / 51 / February 8,1958 / stabbed numerous times in various places
11) Merle Collison / 37 / February 9,1958 / shot in head


A) held an extreme angst towards parents,thus using Starkweather to rid of them and not realizing(due to age) the realities of death,afterwards suffered from severe apathy


Outside Valentine by Liza Ward (2004)
Starkweather starring Brent Taylor & Shannon Lucio (2004)
A&E's American Justice: Spree Killer (2000)
Waste Land:The Savage Odyssey Of Charles Starkweather And Caril Ann Fugate by Michael Newton (1998)
Born Bad:The Story Of Charles Starkweather And Caril Ann Fugate by Jack Sargeant (1996)
Natural Born Killers starring Woody Harrelson & Juliette Lewis (1994) [fictional]
Starkweather:A Story Of Mass Murder On The Great Plains by Jeff Odonnell (1993)
Murder In The Heartland starring Tim Roth & Fairuza Balk (1993)
Headline:Starkweather by Earl Dyer (1993)
Kalifornia (1993) [fictional]
True Romance (1993) [fictional]
Murder In Mind:Charles Starkweather - Issue #24 (1991)
Wild At Heart (1990) [fictional]
Murder Casebook:Investigations Into The Ultimate Crime-Charlie Starkweather,the Rebel Killer,issue #38 (1990)
Charles And Caril-An Orgy Of Blood:The True Story Of One Of The Greatest Murder Rampages In American History by Glenn D.Desmond (1990)
Caril by Ninette Beaver (1976)
Starkweather:Inside The Mind Of A Teenage Killer by William Allen (1976) [updated in 2006]
Badlands starring Martin Sheen & Sisst Spacek (1973) [fictional]
Bloodletters And Badmen:A Narrative Encyclopedia Of American Criminals From The Pilgrims To The Present by Jay Robert Nash (1973)
Nothing Left But Murder by James M.Reinheardt (1970)
The Sadist starring Richard Alden & Helen Hovey (1963) [fictional]
The Psychology Of Strange Killers by James M.Reinheardt (1962)
The Quality Of Murder:300 Years Of True Crime by Anthony Boucher (1962)
Radio,TV And The Starkweather Trial by John W.Dooley (1960)
The Murderous Trial Of Charles Starkweather by James M.Reinheardt (1960)
The Cry Baby Killer starring Ralph Reed & Lynn Cartwright (1958) [fictional]

Full Name: Charles Raymond Starkweather
Alias(s): the Rebel Killer;Chuck;Charlie
Birthdate/Birthplace: November 25,1938 (Lincoln,Nebraska)
Died:June 25,1959-death sentence carried out by electric chair

Spotlighted : December 2005
After Collison's murder,Starkweather and Fugate tried to steal his car so they could abandon the Packard they had stolen from previous victims(the Wards),but Starkweather didn't know how to release the emergency brake.A man asked them if they needed help,but Starkweather pulled a gun on him.The man struggled with Starkweather;a Deputy Sheriff(William Romer)spotted the struggle as he drove by,and stopped-at this point,Fugate fled from the car,and yelled to Romer that Starkweather had killed a man.Starkweather fled back to the Packard and drove off.Romer pursued Starkweather while dispatching the chase in.Two officers on duty(Earl Heflin & Robert Ainslie)overheard the dispatch just as Starkweather passed in front of them-they joined the pursuit.Heflin then shot out the back windshield,injuring Starkweather(the injury was very minor,being of a cut behind his ear).Starkweather stopped and surrendered.
-both were only charged with the murder of Jensen,due to prosecutor Elmer Scheele,who believed there was only enough physical evidence to prove they commited that one,than the other murders-
Since a majority of the murders took place in Nebraska and only one in Wyoming-Starkweather was given the choice of where to be tried,he chose Nebraska.When Starkweather's trial started on May 5,1958,his lawyers entered a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity-this being against Starkweather's wishes,who wanted to plead guilty.During the course of the trial,Starkweather denied his early claims that Fugate had nothing to do with the murders,and now stated that she was responsible for several of the murders and all the mutilations.In less than 24-hours,Starkweather was found guilty of all charges and sentenced to death.In all,Starkweather had four stays of executions(12/17/58,3/4/59,6/6/59,and 6/23/59),but on June 25,1959-Starkweather's death sentence was carried out by the electric chair.He is buried in Wyuka cemetary in Lincoln,Nebraska.