NAME: Russell Maurice Johnson
SPAN OF KILLINGS: 1973 - 1977
NUMBER OF VICTIMS: 7 +
SENTENCE: Found not guilty by reason of insanity in 1978. Incarcerated at the Oak Ridge maximum-security facility of the Mental Health Centre in Ontario.
DATE OF BIRTH: 1947
CURRENT STATUS: Incarcerated at the Oak Ridge maximum-security facility of the Mental Health Centre in Penetanguishene, Ontario.
MORE INFO: Russell Maurice Johnson, dubbed the Bedroom Strangler, is a rapist and serial killer who sexually assaulted and murdered several women in the late 1970s in Canada. He was found not guilty by reason of insanity for the murders of three women in 1978, and is incarcerated at the Oak Ridge maximum-security facility of the Mental Health Centre in Penetanguishene, Ontario. He has confessed to seven additional murders and 17 attacks. He would often watch his victims sleep for hours before attacking them. He worked in an auto factory during the day and bouncer by night. He would stalk potential victims, climbing up to 13 stories on the sides of buildings to attack them.
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