JohnWayne Gacy was a successful businessman and a good neighbor. He wasinvolved in community activities and occasionally hosted costumeparties for the neighbors. To most people, Gacy was a friendly manwho dressed up as a clown and entertained the children in theneighborhood (Heitkamp). However, according to the thirty boys whomet their demise at his hands, Gacy was a monster. Gacy planned andexecuted the murders in a way that depicted him as a psychopath withan unquenchable thirst for blood. Besides, he carefully hid theevidence of his crimes so that he could continue murdering young men(Heitkamp). Therefore, his story seems like a script of a Hollywoodhorror movie and the way he carried out his plans without fear orremorse show that Gacy was a real life monster.
Gacyis a monster due to the crimes he committed. He confessed to OfficerDavid Hachmeister that he had killed over 30 boys after human boneswere found buried in his residence (Heitkamp). David Hachmeisterstates that Gacy’s eyes did not show any remorse when he wasrecounting his crimes. Hence, a man that is so cold with and unmovedby the pain and anguish that he caused over thirty young souls canonly be described as a monster. The offender also admitted tosexually abusing his victims before killing them (Heitkamp). Gacyconfessed that he had a craving for sex with young men, and at theage of twenty-six, he was sentenced to ten years in prison forsexually abusing a teenage boy. Gacy was released early for goodbehavior, but he continued with the sexual assaults (Heitkamp). Oneof his victims, Jeffrey Rignall, recounts a horrific encounter withGacy who drugged and carried him to his home. Later, Jeffrey recallswaking up at Lincoln Park half-dressed and with his face burned. Aprosecutor, Terry Sullivan, also describes how another young man wastortured by Gacy using candles and submerging him in water forextended periods of time (Heitkamp). The sexual assaults and use oftorture results in emotional scars that may never heal and onlymonsters are capable of such inhuman and terrifying acts.
Additionally,Gacy never showed any remorse or asked for forgiveness for what hedid to the young men or for the agony he caused the families of thevictims (Heitkamp). In a 1992 interview that Gacy gave while inprison, he made disrespectful comments, which showed contempt for hisvictims as well as their parents (Heitkamp). For example, when one ofthe mothers suggests that Gacy should receive thirty lethalinjections to signify the lives he took, the offender respondsunapologetically that the woman should take thirty valiums and fallasleep. Gacy also talks ill of one of his victims who ran away fromhome a couple of times (Heitkamp). Consequently, a man who shows noremorse even after he was found guilty of murder and goes as furtheras to mock the families of his victims can only be described as amonster.
Inconclusion, monsters usually exist in stories and cinemas to amuseand sometimes scare people. However, some criminal activitiesindicate that there are real monsters that live in the society, butpeople cannot see them because they have blended in so well just likeJohn Wayne Gacy. Such criminals have no remorse despite the fact thatthey cause anguish to their victims and families, which depict theirmonster-like nature. Therefore, such individuals end up causinghorror and untold suffering to many innocent souls.
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