David Mason (born David Edwin Mason) an American serial killer who strangled four of his elderly neighbors. Mason murdered his cellmate when imprisoned on lesser charges in 1982. Mason was also a suspect in the shooting and murder of his boyfriend. Mason was executed on August 24th 1993 in the gas chamber at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, California. He was buried in Mountain Shadow Cemetery in Sonora, California.
David Mason was born on December 2nd 1956 in Statesboro, Bulloch County, Georgia, US. Mason had at least one brother and one sister.
Mason completed 9 years of school, no degree received. Mason married, tombstone reads Loving Son, Brother & Husband. He had no children mentioned.
Prior to his spree he had commited crimes, served time in jail, and served time in prison.
In 1980 (Age 23/24) David Mason started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to rob, strangle, and murder his victims. David Mason used a weapon and was in possession of a firearm during his crimes. He was known to kill at the home of the victim. At least one victim was tied, bound, or otherwise restrained during the crime. At the time of his crimes he was living with himself, prison, alone in Oakland, California, US, where Mason was known to work as a serial killer.
He was convicted on January 27th 1984 (Age 27), sentenced to death by gas chamber at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, California, US. Mason was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime. David Mason was executed on August 24th 1993 (Age 36).
David Mason died on August 24th 1993 (Age 36), cause of death: capital punishment, executed by gas chamber at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, California, US.
David Mason has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 4 years ago.
The unlawful killing of two or more victims by the same offender(s), in separate events. Serial Killer as defined by the FBI at the 2005 symposium.
Strangulation is death by compressing the neck until the supply of oxygen is cut off. Stranglers kill by Strangulation.
|Victims:||5 - 6|
|Years Active:||1980 - 1982|
|Ages Active:||23/24 - 25/26|
|Active Countries:||United States|
|Life Span:||1956 - 1993|
|Religious Affiliation:||Apostasy in Catholicism|
|Astrological Sign:|| ♐ Sagittarius |
Nov 22 - Dec 22
|Marital Status:||married, tombstone reads Loving Son, Brother & Husband|
|Children:||no children mentioned|
|Living With:||himself, prison, alone in Oakland, California, US|
|D.O.B.:||Dec 2, 1956|
|Birth Location:||Statesboro, Bulloch County, Georgia, US|
|Siblings:||at least one brother and one sister|
|Highest School:||9 years of school|
|Highest Degree:||no degree received|
|Convicted:||Jan 27, 1984 (Age 27)|
|Sentence:||death by gas chamber|
|Prison Location:||San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, California, US|
|Executed:||Aug 24, 1993 (Age 36)|
|Death Date:||Aug 24, 1993 (Age 36)|
|Manner of Death:||capital punishment|
|Cause of Death:||executed by gas chamber|
|Death Location:||San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, California, US|
|Killed In Prison:||FALSE|
The 7 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer David Mason. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.
|Dec 02 1956||David Mason was born in Statesboro, Bulloch County, Georgia, US. #19561202|
|Dec 02 1976|
|David Mason started his serial killing spree. #1980|
|David Mason ended his serial killing spree. #1982|
|Jan 27 1984|
|David Mason was convictedand sentenced to death by gas chamber at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, California, US. #19840127|
|Dec 02 1986|
|Aug 24 1993|
|David Masonwas executed.cause of death:capital punishment,executed by gas chamberat San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, California, US. #19930824|
The following serial killers were active during the same time span as David Mason (1980-1982).
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|kill at victims home||TRUE||323|
|living with children||FALSE||268|
|killed in prison||FALSE||218|
|father drug abuse||FALSE||192|
|mother drug abuse||FALSE||195|
|problems in school||FALSE||221|
|teased in school||FALSE||218|
|kill at killers home||FALSE||320|
|sex with body||FALSE||430|
|ate part of body||FALSE||451|
|totem body part||FALSE||365|
|totem personal item||FALSE||354|
David Mason is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database