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Serial killers in Houston's past

Chron logo Chron 7/17/2018 Fernando Alfonso III, Houston Chronicle

mass murderer Henry Lee Lucas June 24, 1983.

mass murderer Henry Lee Lucas June 24, 1983.
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Suspected serial killer Jose Gilberto Rodriguez, a 46-year-old parolee, is accused in two slayings in Houston-area mattress stores, a home invasion, and the shooting death of a woman in her Cypress home last week. Rodriguez was arrested in Cy-Fair on Tuesday morning.

WHAT WE KNOW: Here's what we know about suspected serial killer Jose Gilberto Rodriguez

A serial killer is defined as "the unlawful killing of two or more victims by the same offender(s), in separate events," according to the FBI. The FBI also adds that serial murders do not fit a generic template and that most are sexually motivated because "violence and sexual gratification are inexplicably intertwined in their psyche."

READ MORE: Man wanted in deadly crime spree in custody

Houston has experienced suspected serial killers in the past. One of Houston's deadliest serial killers who fit the FBI's definition was Dean "Candy Man" Corll who raped and killed at least 28 boys in the Houston area between 1970 and 1973. Swipe through the gallery above to learn about other serial killers in Houston and around Texas.

Fernando Alfonso III covers everything from crime to weird internet trends. Read him on the breaking news site chron.com and the subscriber site, HoustonChronicle.com. | fernando.alfonso@chron.com

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