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“okay - disturbing yet compelling reading about true crimes”Krissy B wrote this review Thursday, December 1, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The story of Coral Eugene Watts. I thought the writing of this book was very clinical. C'mon Corey- 51 pages of transcripts. The story was interesting but could have been condensed quite a bit. The writer really doesnt give us a close enough glimpse of the victims or the killer to make us care one way or the other. There is a lot of repetitiion in this book. At 426 pages, it could have been at least 100 pages shorter. Summarize, Corey!”koren56 wrote this review Monday, October 5, 2009. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Shakespeare has nothing to worry about when it comes to this author, but I'm still glad he wrote this one. Finally, finally, a whole book about Coral Watts! The closest I ever came before was an article here and there in one of those encyclopedia-format books, and let's not forget the page devoted to him in one of Joel Norris's books, in which he refers to the killer repeatedly as "she." Nice research job, there, Joel. I take this serial killer very, very personally because he killed women in 3 neighborhoods I lived in. It was only when I read this book that I realized he even killed a woman RIGHT DOWN THE STREET FROM ME -- I had the impression that case was never solved. So very good to know he's safely dead, and I hope every one of his victims met him at the "down" elevator lobby when he died, all armed with boards with nails through them. There were many, many other murders I saw mentioned that the author didn't go into -- I would like to know who these victims were and how strongly they were connected to Watts!”Eileen M wrote this review Wednesday, October 28, 2009. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
In Houston, Texas, on the morning of May 23, 1982, Coral Eugene Watts, 28, trapped two young women in their apartment. Only hours before, he’d killed another woman by drowning her in her bathtub. As Watts attempted to do the same to 20-year-old Lori Lister, her roommate Melinda Aguilar, 18, made a daring escape, leading to Watts’ arrest. Watts was a sadistic slayer with a lust for killing in a variety of ways: strangulation, suffocation, drowning, and stabbing. He confessed to thirteen murders, but with no direct evidence to link him to the crimes, he managed to plea bargain his sentence down to 60 years for burglary. Due to a legal flaw in the Texas criminal justice system, Watts was supposed to be released from prison in 2006. Through the ceaseless efforts of investigators and the mother of one of the victims, Watts was finally tried and convicted to life in prison for a murder he’d committed in Michigan in 1979. He remains the prime suspect in approximately 90 other slayings. Experts theorize that Watts may have slain more than Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer, and John Wayne Gacy…combined! Here is the chilling story of how he almost got away with murder.
Good read. As an avid true crime reader I was familiar with Eugene Watts and the crimes he committed.
I was shocked to learn that so many people don’t know about this or just do not seem to care.
And then how the parole works (worked) in America, They earn good points for every day served)
Well in my country it is much worse. If you kill someone you will get 3 to 4 years if you are unlucky and with all the punishments here, one third of it will be reduced of your jail time. so if your punishment is 9 months you will only have to do 6 jail time.