Pledge 1$/month to support this channel - goo.gl/2wgFqk Timothy Wilson Spencer (March 17, 1962 – April 27, 1994), also known as the "Southside Stra...
Pledge 1$/month to support this channel - goo.gl/2wgFqk Timothy Wilson Spencer (March 17, 1962 – April 27, 1994), also known as the "Southside Strangler", was an American serial killer who committed three rapes and murders in Richmond, Virginia and one in Arlington, Virginia in the fall of 1987. In addition, he is believed to have committed at least one previous murder, in 1984, for which a different man, David Vasquez, was wrongfully convicted. Spencer grew up in one of the toughest black neighborhoods in Arlington, called Green Valley.
He was known to police as a prolific home burglar.nnSpencer became the first murderer in the United States to be convicted on the basis of DNA evidence, with David Vasquez being the first to be exonerated following conviction on the basis of contradictory DNA evidence.nnComments disabled because YouTube changed the Policy.
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Sorry, my filters failed, i have to remove comments.nA.K.A.: "The Southside Slayer"n nClassification: Serial killernCharacteristics: RapenNumber of victims: 5 +nDate of murders: 1984 / 1987nDate of arrest: January 20, 1988nDate of birth: 1962nVictims profile: Carol Hamm / Debbie Dudley Davis, 35 / Dr.
Susan Hellams / Diane Cho / Susan Tucker, 44nMethod of murder: StrangulationnLocation: Arlington County, Virginia, USAnStatus: Executed by electrocution in Virginia on April 27, 1994nTimothy Spencer is best known for being the first to be identified and convicted as a result of DNA evidence.
His rape and murder spree began in January of 1984 when he killed Carol Hamm after raping her in her Arlington, Virginia, home.
Another man was convicted of the murder and not released until Spencer was uncovered five years later.nnSpencer resumed killing in September of 1987 when he raped and strangled Debby Davis in Richmond, Virginia, and continued just two weeks later with the slaying of Dr.
Susan Hellams, also found raped and strangled.
Next was teenager Diane Cho who was killed in her home outside Richmond in November.
Susan Tucker joined Spencer's list of victims the next month when she was found, like the others, raped and strangled in her Arlington home.nSpencer was linked scientifically to three of the five murders, though her certainly committed them all, and earned a death sentence in 1988.
He was executed on April 27, 1994.nTim Spencer (1984-1987) aka "the Southside Slayer" was a 35-year old resident of Richmond, Virginia who viciously raped and strangled 7 people, 6 women and 1 man, the man left hanging from an overpass.
Each of the crimes were somewhat different, leading Richmond police to suspect copycat killers, and in 1985, they convicted the wrong man for one of the murders.
They learned it was the wrong man via DNA evidence.
This was the first case in Virginia legal history to use DNA “fingerprinting” and it both convicted Spencer and exonerated the person wrongfully convicted.
Spencer received the death penalty.nTimothy W.
Spencer, or the "Southside Strangler," was an American serial killer who committed four rape/murders in Richmond, Virginia in the fall of 1987.
In addition he committed another murder in 1984, which a different man, David Vasquez, was wrongfully convicted of and served five years in prison for, until he was reprieved in 1989.
Spencer became the first murderer to be convicted on the basis of DNA evidence in Virginia.
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