Georgia serial killer Howard M. Belcher who in October of 2002 murdered four gay males and described the killings as a work of God.
A Paulding County judge sentenced Belcher to life in prison plus 20 years for the Oct. 10, 2002, murder of Matthew Abney, 45, a gay assistant manager for Wal-Mart. Belcher is also charged with murder in the death of Leroy Tyler, a 27-year-old gay man found in his Clarkston apartment on Oct. 5, 2002. Belcher is also a suspect in the Oct. 28, 2002, death of Artilles McKinney, a 35-year-old gay Duluth man. Belcher allegedly went on a killing spree in October 2002, meeting victims at or near Bulldogs, a Peachtree Street gay bar, according to authorities. He told detectives that he frequented Bulldogs and the area around the bar to meet tricks.
Belcher was arrested Oct. 30, 2002, when police in College Park stopped Belcher while he was driving a 1994 Lexus. Police discovered the car’s owner, McKinney, dead in his townhouse a day earlier. Forensic evidence later proved inconclusive and has kept authorities from charging Belcher in the slaying, authorities have said. Prosecutors introduced evidence in his trial to show that Belcher used the same methods to allegedly kill other gay men in metro Atlanta.
Two page handwritten letter from Belcher. Letter is general content and rambles in what seems to be an almost psychotic state of mind. Original matching handwritten envelope is included.
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