ISBN: 1559271388 / ISBN-13: 9781559271387
Cellar of Horror
by Ken Englade
Serial killer Gary Heidnik's name will live in infamy, and his address in Philadelphia will always be tainted with memories of death and depravity ... Show synopsis Serial killer Gary Heidnik's name will live in infamy, and his address in Philadelphia will always be tainted with memories of death and depravity.What police found in the basement of Heidnik's home was the embodiment of evil - a macabre nightmare made real. Four young women held captive - some for months - half-naked and chained like animals. They had been tortured, starved and repeatedly raped. And the grotesque clues discovered in the kitchen hinted that these were the fortunate ones: human limbs frozen, a torso burned to cinders, and an empty pot suspiciously scorched...Gary Heidnik was a twisted, rejected loner with a long history of mental illness and criminal behaviour - a man who the authorities should never have allowed to walk free.In this harrowing account Ken Englade traces the history of Heidnik and his bizarre plan to create his own 'baby factory', which preyed upon the susceptible and the retarded. He explores the opportunities that arose to put a stop to Heidnik's sadistic actions, and he recounts the tangled courtroom drama that ensued as a result.This is a shocking true story that is sure to send a chill to the centre of your soul.