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Transcript of Luis Garavito
His victims were poor children, he got their attention with small things like candy or money.
He took them to the forest and raped them, and then killed them with a knife and buried their bodies there.
Luis Garavito "The beast"
He was born in a small town named Genova in Colombia (South America). He used to say that his father abused him when he was young, he sold candy in the streets and a friend of his family raped him when he was 12 years old. After that he realized that he also liked young boys. He started to read books about "Black Magic" and some others about "Hitler & Killing People" when he was obsesed about killing people he played "The Ouija" and it is when he said that he had sold his soul to devil.
He commited his first murder in 1992, in Villavicencio, Colombia. Since that day he started killing children in many differents towns in Colombia & Ecuador.
Garavito Capture was on March 15, 1999 in Villavicencio when he was trying to abuse and rape a young girl,
Thanks to some evidence collected it was established that Garavito was responsible not only for murdering one child in Tunja, but also for the murders of three children in Genova, and 172 other crimes commited against children in 11 States of Colombia.
Luis Garavito "The beast"
Classification: Serial Killer.
Characteristics: Rape - Torture - Mutilation.
Number of Victims: More than 400 but just found 147.
Date of Murder: 1992- 1999.
Date Of Birth: January 25, 1957.
Victims: Boys aged between 6 and 16 years.
Method of Murder: Stabbing with knife and screwdriver.
Location: Colombia And Ecuador.
Status: Sentenced 1,853 years but the Maximum penalty in colombia is 40 years but for good behavior and help find some of his victims his sentences is now 22 years.
The only interview he has done recentely was with "Pirry" a special program of RCN channel, on June 11, 2006, Garavito says that he never raped his victims, also he said that he commited the murders because of orders from devil, and ensured his "Rehabilitation" After becoming a member of a Church, and also expressed that he wants to get out of prison and be part of the congress to help poor children.
When I first heard about Garavito I asked my mom who was him because I lived near Genova, so she explained to me everything about him. I thought he was crazy for doing all what he did. After watching the interview "Pirry" did to him, I am sure that he is saying that his father had abused him just to have an excuse, and also he is saying that he is part of a church only to make people believe that he is different now. And I think that the laws in Colombia are unfair because he has to be in jail for the rest of his life because of all he did.