Herbert Mullin (Herbert William Mullin) an American serial killer who killed thirteen people in California from 1972 to 1973. Despite detailed confessions, prosecutors decided not to try him for the first three crimes, instead focusing on crimes that conflicted with his insanity plea. Mullin's was convicted of two murders in the first degree and nine in the second, and sentenced to life imprisonment.
Serial Killer Herbert Mullin (aka) The Psychopath of Santa Cruz, was active for 2 years between 1972-1973, known to have ( 13 confirmed / 13 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States
Herbert Mullin was born on April 18th 1947 in Salinas, California, US. He was born 2nd of 2 children and raised by both parents. He was raised as a youngest child and had one younger sister. His father, Bill Mullin, a World War II veteran. His mother, Jean Mullin, a devout Catholic.
Herbert Mullin a bisexual male citizen of the United States of America. He completed 14 years of school, received a college degree. He never married. He had no children.
Prior to his spree he had commited crimes, and served time in jail. He was known to abuse alcohol and drugs. He saw a psychologist and spent time in a Forensic Hospital.
In 1972 (Age 24/25) Herbert Mullin started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to mutilate, murder his victims. Herbert Mullin 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 the time of his crimes he was living with his parents in Santa Cruz, California, US, where he was known to work as a serial killer.
He was arrested on February 13th 1973 (Age 25), convicted on August 19th 1973 (Age 26), sentenced to life imprisonment at Mule Creek State Prison, in Ione, California, US. He was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime.
Herbert Mullin has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 2 years ago.
|Nickname:||The Psychopath of Santa Cruz|
|Victims:||13 - 13|
|Years Active:||1972 - 1973|
|Ages Active:||24/25 - 25/26|
|Active Countries:||United States|
|Life Span:||1947 -|
|Citizenship:||United States of America|
|Astrological Sign:|| ♈ Aries |
Mar 20 - Apr 20
|Marital Status:||never married|
|Living With:||his parents in Santa Cruz, California, US|
|D.O.B.:||Apr 18, 1947|
|Birth Location:||Salinas, California, US|
|Birth Order:||2nd of 2|
|Siblings:||one younger sister|
|Raised By:||both parents|
|Birth Category:||youngest child|
|Mother:||Jean Mullin, a devout Catholic|
|Father:||Bill Mullin, a World War II veteran|
|Highest School:||14 years of school|
|Highest Degree:||college degree|
|Arrested:||Feb 13, 1973 (Age 25)|
|Convicted:||Aug 19, 1973 (Age 26)|
|Prison Location:||Mule Creek State Prison, in Ione, California, US|
|Cause of Death:||N/A|
|Killed In Prison:||N/A|
The 12 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Herbert Mullin. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.
|Apr 18 1947||Herbert Mullin was born in Salinas, California, US. #19470418|
|Apr 18 1967|
|Herbert Mullin started his serial killing spree. #1972|
|Herbert Mullin ended his serial killing spree. #1973|
|Feb 13 1973|
|Herbert Mullin arrested. #19730213|
|Aug 19 1973|
|Herbert Mullin was convictedand sentenced to life imprisonment at Mule Creek State Prison, in Ione, California, US. #19730819|
|Apr 18 1977|
|Apr 18 1987|
|Apr 18 1997|
|Apr 18 2007|
|Apr 18 2017|
|Mar 18 2021|
| denied parole #20210318 |
Location: Parole Board, Santa Cruz District Attorney, Santa Cruz, CA, US
Herbert Mullin was denied parole for the 11th time at a parole hearing at the Mule Creek Prison in Ione, California.
The following serial killers were active during the same time span as Herbert Mullin (1972-1973).
| 36 / 40 |
|kill at victims home||TRUE||323|
|living with children||FALSE||268|
|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|
|ISBN10||Book Title||Author||Killers Mentioned||Killers|
|1250084997||Whoever Fights Monsters||Robert K. Ressler|| 5 Total Including |
Richard Trenton Chase
|0425196402||Serial Killers||Peter Vronsky|| 24 Total Including |
|0345472004||The Serial Killer Files||Harold Schechter|| 20 Total Including |
|151967693x||Deadly Voices|| 3 Total Including |
|0495506494||Forensic Psychology||Solomon Fulero||Herbert Mullin||2|
|152281776x||Herbert Mullin||Jack Rosewood||Herbert Mullin||1|
|0786420758||Murders in the United Sta...||R. Barri Flowers|| 32 Total Including |
Juan Vallejo Corona
|1312961406||American Mass Murderers||Valrie Plaza||Herbert Mullin||2|
|3319400541||Serial Homicide||Agnieszka Daniszewsk...||Herbert Mullin||2|
|0816069875||The Encyclopedia of Seria...||Michael Newton|| 108 Total Including |
Herbert William Mullin (born April 18, 1947) is an American serial killer who killed thirteen people in California in the early 1970s. He confessed to the killings, which he claimed prevented earthquakes. In 1973, after a trial to determine whether he was insane or culpable, he was convicted of two murders in the first degree and nine in the second, and sentenced to life imprisonment.
Herbert Mullin is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database