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​Serial Killer Dubbed 'Kansas City Strangler' Details Crimes To Piers Morgan

Jess Hardiman

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​Serial Killer Dubbed 'Kansas City Strangler' Details Crimes To Piers Morgan

A serial killer dubbed the Kansas City Strangler has shared the gruesome details on his murders in a chilling interview with Piers Morgan, telling him: "There ain't nothing I could do about it."


Lorenzo Gilyard was jailed for life after being convicted of six counts of murder back in March 2007, and is believed to have raped and murdered 13 women and girls between 1977 and 1993. He would apparently often prey on sex workers, picking them up for sex before strangling them with a shoelace, electric chord or piece of clothing.

He was convicted of the murders of Catherine Barry, 34, Naomi Kelly, 23, Ann Barnes, 36, Kellie A. Ford, 20, Sheila Ingold, 36, and Carmeline Hibbs, 30. He was acquitted of the murder of 19-year-old Angela Mayhew due to insufficient evidence.

He was also linked to victims Stacie L. Swofford, 17, Gwendolyn Kizine, 15, Margaret J. Miller, 17, Debbie Blevins, 32, Helga Kruger, 26, Connie Luther, 29, Paula Beverly Davis, 21, and an unnamed 23-year-old person. However, these were not brought to trial.

Credit: ITV
Credit: ITV

All of the women were sex workers, apart from Catherine Barry - who was living on the streets after suffering from a mental breakdown.

Gilyard had not spoken about his crimes before his interview with Piers, who set out to find out just what it takes to drive a happily-married, well-respected and seemingly normal man to begin murdering multiple women.

Morgan asked Gilyard: "What do you feel, Lorenzo, about what happened to all these women? Because they were all taken off the streets, they were all strangled - and each strangulation apparently took several minutes, so a gruesome way to die."

"I know," Gilyard replied, nodding.

"So what do you feel about what happened to them?" Morgan asked again.

Gilyard said: "I feel bad, but there ain't nothing I could do about it."

Credit: ITV
Credit: ITV

Later in the programme, Gilyard claimed that he is innocent - despite the fact that there is DNA evidence to suggest otherwise.

He said: "I'm sorry what happened to them, that's all I can say.

"I didn't do it, but I'm sorry."

Piers tried to get Gilyard to explain why, if he is not guilty, his semen was found on the victims. Gilyard insisted that the police had never taken samples from him, even though there is a record of such samples from 2004.

Gilyard also told Morgan that he had no idea what his defence for the murders was, to which Morgan snaps: "You were charged with killing 13 women and you don't know what your defence was? Do you think I'm an idiot Lorenzo? Do I look like an idiot to you?"

Angered, Gilyard then gets up and walks out of the interview.

Gilyard is currently serving several life sentences at Missouri's Crossroads Correctional Facility.

Featured Image Credit: ITV

Topics: News, Piers Morgan, Serial Killer

Jess Hardiman
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