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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Robin Jarvis is a travel and entertainment writer and editor for OnlyInYourState.com with a bachelor's degree in Journalism. Her love for travel has taken her to many parts of the world. She spent more than two decades living on the coast in South Carolina and currently lives in the mountains of North Carolina - although she still makes it back to see family in South Carolina quite often. When she's not working, she loves to hike, kayak, and check out new adventures. Get in touch at [email protected]
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