By Joseph Wambaugh
This is often the frighteningly precise tale of 2 younger police officers and younger robbers whose separate destinies fatally go one march evening in a extraordinary execution in a abandoned la box.
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He released his grip only when the boy fell unconscious for a few seconds. Then Gacy reverted back to normal – Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde had arrived. He apologised again, then drove Edward home. Despite Gacy’s promises that there were no hard feelings, Edward was fired from his job a few days later. Gacy was now facing charges relating to Edward as well as those arising from the case brought by Donald. Despite it all, Gacy persisted in his bid to become president of the Jaycees. He even volunteered to take a lie-detector test to prove his innocence to his friends.
It transpired that, posing as a police officer, Gacy had lured the young man into his car and handcuffed him. ’ Fearing for his life, the passenger consented. Gacy drove to the restaurant where he worked and forced the boy into the toilet. 30am. Once inside the building, the lad resisted Gacy’s attempts to make him perform oral sex and he was hit on the head several times and kicked. Somehow, handcuffed though he was, the lad managed to open the door to the toilet and ran off down the road. Gacy followed in his car and knocked him down.
Carole and her mother now sensed something was very wrong. After John Gacy’s arrest for murder, Detective Lt Joseph Kozenczak and Detective Greg Bedoe spoke to Carole at length. She recalled that her husband’s unusual behaviour didn’t stop with his rejection of Carole’s daughters, and that it was not uncommon for John to lounge around the bedroom, naked, and to masturbate while flicking through homosexual magazines. When she taunted him, he would push her across the room. There were stag magazines everywhere, even under the sink in the kitchen.