The only thing he never changed, is the frame of his glasses made of red plastic. Worried about his safety and well-being, Garavito has made an arrangement with police. In late 1997, a mass grave was , prompting police to launch an investigation into their disappearances. Now, one of the relatives of Garavito handed over a case box that Garavtio had given to her. Then he would tie them up with nylon rope, slit their throats or behead them, and bury their bodies. In 1999 Garavito, then a drifter with a long history of alcohol problems and psychiatric illness, was arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a young boy. After the reform of the Colombian Penal Code in 2000, a person can neither be sentenced to death nor stay imprisoned for more than 40 years in total article 37.
. On the same day, taxi drivers observed a man who matched the description given by the boy. La Bestia, The Beast is a male serial killer. Murders: In 1999 Garavito admitted to raping and killing 147 young boys. However, this does not mean that Garavito will serve a life time prison sentence.
To us, he did not make the impression of a person who is playing a rehearsed role. Victims Garavito were poor children, children of peasants, street children, ages 8 and 16. Garavito was apprehended in 1999, and started to draw maps of where he buried his victims. Others believe that psychopathic personality is a similar but more severe disorder. Facial reconstruction was performed in few cases at the Institute for Legal Medicine in Bogota.
Rosso Jose Serrano, the chief of the national police, and many others to call for an exception. Ted Bundy only killed about 35. Garavito, the eldest of seven children, was raised in western. The bodies of 114 such victims have been found. Garavito drifted from job to job, drinking heavily and behaving aggressively until he wore out his welcome and moved on to the next town.
In 1992, Colombia was in the middle of a decades-long civil war that had begun in the late 1960s and left thousands of Colombian residents homeless, fending for themselves on the streets. The second stereotype of a controlling personality seems to be correct for Garavito. Close to his home town, at 6 a. He was convicted in 138 of the 172 cases, the others are in progress. The maximum penalty for murder in Colombia is roughly 13 years. Luis Alfredo Garavito is the eldest of seven brothers and suffered physical and emotional apparent abuse by his father.
His guards are on very good terms with him which is reflected by the fact that Garavito himself is relaxed and not at all shy towards them. On the early afternoon of june 8, 1996, a boy went missing in the town of Boyaca. Once captured, Garavito was subject to the maximum penalty available in Colombia, which was 30 years. The police initially attributed those deaths to satanic rituals. The investigators noted that: a one victim's mother commented that her son briefly returned home on the day he disappeared and told her that he would help a man with a cattle transport, and that b it was odd that all children disappeared around 10 a. Somehow, he also keeps getting out of prison. In his testimony, he described himself as being a victim of sexual abuse when younger.
It was the worst serial killing case ever in Colombia and among the worst reported anywhere. By then, Garavtio had long been on the list of suspects. Genetic factors and child abuse are believed to contribute to the development of this condition. The chilling part: maximum prison sentences in Colombia are limited by law, and criminals can be kept confined for 30 years life sentences and capital punishment are illegal in Colombia. He was blasé in interviews, and unrepentant. He would approach the young boys, either on the crowded streets or alone in the countryside, and lure them away by bribing them with small gifts such as money, candy or odd jobs.
A deeper understanding of Colombian history, as well as social and economic factors, would likely reveal a lot about what sort of milieu would produce such people… but such studies could only ever prove to be speculative. The children were tied up, tortured, raped, and killed by at least one cut in the lateral part of the neck, or by decapitation. In at least one case, Garavito continuously sent money back to one of his girlfriends during his travels. Once captured, Garavito was sentenced to the maximum penalty available in Colombia, which was 30. Some people believe that psychopathic personality is the same disorder. Garavito's interrogation shown on Colombian television today showed a dark-haired, mustachioed man of slight build, gesticulating and smiling as he talked. In many cases, he very slowly tortured the children who were sometimes tied in way so that they could still walk around over quite a distance but not escape.