Tony Costa

Tony Costa

NAME: Tony 'Chop Chop' Costa

CONVICTION: 3 counts of murder

SPAN OF MURDERS 1968-1969

NUMBER OF VICTIMS: 4 Known

SENTENCE: Life in prison

Date of Birth: 02/07/1944

Date of Death: 12/05/1974 (aged 29, found hung in his cell)

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In the 1960's Tony Costa brutally killed and dismembered four women in the Cape Cod area. Antone Charles 'Tony' Costa, was a Massachusetts carpenter who achieved notoriety for killing four women in 1969. At just 16 years of age, Costa invaded a neighbour's home and attempted his first attack, dragging a young teenage girl down her stairs. By 1963 Costa was married and a father of three, and whilst things began to fall apart at home he embarked on his first murder. In the late 1960s Costa went on to murder and dismember the bodies of four women. In 1970 Antone Costa was sentenced to life imprisonment, but four years later during a routine prison check the killer was found hung in his cell.