Robert Maudsley (Robert John Maudsley) a British serial killer known as Hannibal the Cannibal. His victims were all violent sex offenders, two pedophiles and two murderers. His first victim showed Maudsley pictures of children the victim had molested, Maudsley strangled him to death. He killed a fellow patient while being held at Broadmoor Hospital in 1977 and two other fellow prisoners at Wakefield Prison in 1978. Maudsley was deemed too dangerous for a normal cell. In 1983, He was placed in a two-cell unit in the basement of Wakefield Prison noted for its resemblance to Hannibal Lecter's cell in the film The Silence of the Lambs, released in 1991. Maudsley's glass cage was built several years before the famous film was released.
Serial Killer Robert Maudsley (aka) Hannibal the Cannibal, was active for 6 years between 1973-1978, known to have ( 4 confirmed / 4 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United Kingdom
Robert Maudsley was born on June 26th 1953 in Toxteth, Liverpool, England. He was born 1st of 12 children and raised by both parents until (Age 2), orphanage until (Age 8), both parents, foster home until (Age 16). Maudsley was raised as a youngest child and had eleven brothers or sisters. His father, Robert Maudsley. His mother, Jean Maudsley. Robert Maudsley was sexually, physically, and psychologically abused at some point of his life.
Maudsley a homosexual male citizen of the United Kingdom. Maudsley never married. He had no children.
Prior to his spree he had commited crimes. He was known to abuse drugs. He saw a psychologist and spent time in a Forensic Hospital.
In 1973 (Age 19/20) Robert Maudsley started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to commit acts of cannibalism, torture, strangle, and murder his victims. At the time of his crimes he was living with homeless in London, England, where Maudsley was known to work as a criminal.
He was arrested on March 14th 1974 (Age 20), convicted on June 26th 1974 (Age 21), sentenced to life in imprisonment, solitary confinement at Her Majestys (HM) Wakefield Prison in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England. Maudsley was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime.
Robert Maudsley 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.
Cannibalism is the act or practice of humans eating the flesh or internal organs of other human beings. Serial Killer Cannibals have been known to have ate a piece of their victim(s) body.
Torture is when someone puts another person in pain. This pain may be physical or psychological. Tourturers touture their victims.
Strangulation is death by compressing the neck until the supply of oxygen is cut off. Stranglers kill by Strangulation.
|Nickname:||Hannibal the Cannibal|
|Victims:||4 - 4|
|Years Active:||1973 - 1978|
|Ages Active:||19/20 - 24/25|
|Active Countries:||United Kingdom|
|Life Span:||1953 -|
|Astrological Sign:|| ♋ Cancer |
Jun 21 - Jul 23
|Marital Status:||never married|
|Living With:||homeless in London, England|
|D.O.B.:||Jun 26, 1953|
|Birth Location:||Toxteth, Liverpool, England|
|Birth Order:||1st of 12|
|Siblings:||eleven brothers or sisters|
|Raised By:||both parents until (Age 2), orphanage until (Age 8), both parents, foster home until (Age 16)|
|Birth Category:||youngest child|
|Arrested:||Mar 14, 1974 (Age 20)|
|Convicted:||Jun 26, 1974 (Age 21)|
|Sentence:||life in imprisonment, solitary confinement|
|Prison Location:||Her Majestys (HM) Wakefield Prison in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England|
|Cause of Death:||N/A|
|Killed In Prison:||N/A|
The 11 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Robert Maudsley. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.
|Jun 26 1953||Robert Maudsley was born in Toxteth, Liverpool, England. #19530626|
|Robert Maudsley started his serial killing spree. #1973|
|Jun 26 1973|
|Mar 14 1974|
|Robert Maudsley arrested. #19740314|
|Jun 26 1974|
|Robert Maudsley was convictedand sentenced to life in imprisonment, solitary confinement at Her Majestys (HM) Wakefield Prison in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England. #19740626|
|Robert Maudsley ended his serial killing spree. #1978|
|Jun 26 1983|
|Jun 26 1993|
|Jun 26 2003|
|Jun 26 2013|
|Jun 26 2023|
The following serial killers were active during the same time span as Robert Maudsley (1973-1978).
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|ate part of body||TRUE||451|
|living with children||FALSE||268|
|problems in school||FALSE||221|
|teased in school||FALSE||218|
|kill at killers home||FALSE||320|
|kill at victims home||FALSE||323|
|sex with body||FALSE||430|
|totem body part||FALSE||365|
|totem personal item||FALSE||354|
|ISBN10||Book Title||Author||Killers Mentioned||Killers|
|1733630600||Serial Killer Stranglers||Kevin Smith|| 164 Total Including |
|1843589613||Life Means Life||Nick Appleyard||Robert Maudsley||2|
|144629353x||Criminological and Forens...||Helen Gavin||Robert Maudsley||1|
|184563022x||Yorkshire's Multiple Kill...||Charles Rickell||Robert Maudsley||1|
|1473858291||The London Underground Se...||Geoff Platt||Robert Maudsley||1|
|1405919558||Lifers||Geoffrey Wansell|| 3 Total Including |
|1784182915||Broadmoor||Charles Bronson||Robert Maudsley||1|
|1405936169||Pure Evil||Geoffrey Wansell|| 3 Total Including |
Robert John Maudsley (born June 1953) is a British serial killer responsible for the murders of four people. He committed three of these murders in prison after receiving a life sentence for a single murder.
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