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20 Days in Jail for each Child Murdered

  • 400 victims

    Luis Garavito of Colombia, known as “La Bestia” confessed to 140 murders of young boys in the 1990s.  He is suspected of killing up to 400 people total. His victims were boys between the ages of 8 and 16, and most were street children.

     

    He was convicted in 1999.  He was sentenced to 22 years in prison.  When he was convicted, Colombia’s maximum sentence was 30 years. 

    Introduction to Criminology – Why Do They Do It? by Pamela J Schram and Stephen G. Tibbits

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