Donald Pee Wee Gaskins, One Of America’s First Serial Killers, Got His Start In South Carolina

It was just four years ago, in 2016, that South Carolinians were aghast by the news of the arrest of serial killer, Todd Kohlhepp, who was eventually convicted of murdering seven individuals between 2003 and 2016. But this wasn’t the Palmetto State’s first brush with the gruesome likes of a serial killer. Back in the 1800s, Lavinia Fisher, an inn keeper in the Charleston area would be found guilty of killing wayward travelers staying at her establishment on the outskirts of the Holy City. The conviction would earn her the title of America’s First Female Serial Killer. But even with their horrifying acts of cruelty and murder, neither Kohlhepp nor Fisher quite measures up to the shocking murder spree of Donald (Pee Wee) Gaskins, Jr.

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