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John Reginald Halliday Christie was an English serial killer who committed at least eight murders between 1943 and 1953 in London, England. He was convicted of the murder of his wife, Ethel Christie, in 1953 and hanged in 1953. He is also known as the "Monster of Rillington Place" and the "Milquetoast Murderer". Christie was born in Halifax, Yorkshire, England, on 8 April 1899. He was the son of a coal miner and had a difficult childhood. He was a loner and had a history of petty crime. Christie served in the British Army during World War I and was discharged in 1919. He then worked as a clerk in a post office and married Ethel Simpson in 1920. The couple moved to London in 1923 and Christie worked as a fireman and later as a police constable. In 1943, Christie began to murder women in his home at 10 Rillington Place in London. He strangled them with a length of cord and then buried their bodies in the garden or in the kitchen. He was eventually caught in 1953 after his wife Ethel was found dead in the house. Christie was convicted of the murder of his wife and hanged in 1953. He is believed to have committed at least eight murders in total.

Popular As John Reginald Halliday Christie (The Monster of Rillington Place, The Milquetoast Murderer)
Occupation actor
Age 54 years old
Zodiac Sign Aries
Born 8 April, 1899
Birthday 8 April
Birthplace Halifax, Yorkshire, England, UK
Date of death 15 July, 1953
Died Place HMP Pentonville, London, England, UK
Nationality United Kingdom

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His wife is Ethel Simpson Waddington (1920 - 14 December 1952) ( her death)

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His victims tally reached 8 by the time he left Rillington on March 20, 1953.

On 24 March 1953, the new tenants who were renovating the place found 3 bodies in a secret 'cupboard' hidden behind the wallpaper.

On March 31, 1953 Christie, by this time a vagrant, was arrested after a vigilant police constable recognised him from a metropolitan police wanted poster. He confessed to the crimes including that of Beryl Evans although he never admitted to the murder of Geraldine, claiming that Evans himself had strangled the child with a tie.


In 1952 Christie killed his own wife and hid her body beneath the floorboards of his house.


In November 1949 his tenant Timothy Evans an illiterate and mentally challenged truck driver confessed to police that he had 'disposed of' his wife Beryl Evans. Her body was found in a shed behind 10 Rillington along with the body of Evan's daughter Geraldine. Evans claimed that Beryl had died while Christie was giving her an abortion. Christie denied the accusations and Evans was charged with the murder of his wife and hanged. It would be later proven that this was a gross miscarriage of justice.


In 1939 he joined the War Reserve Police. It was during the early part of the war that he began his serial homicides at 10 Rillington Place. Christie was a necrophiliac. His modus operandi was to gas his female victims (with carbon monoxide) claiming it had some health benefits and then have sex with the dead corpse.


In 1938 Christie and his wife moved to 10 Rillington Place in London.


Christie had a difficult childhood growing up with stern and unaffectionate parents. He left school at 15. Christie initially worked as a police clerk but was fired for petty theft. He was disowned by his family when he was caught stealing from his father's carpet factory. During World War One he was wounded and gassed and blinded for 5 months with hysterical aphonia for about 3 years. In 1934 he was involved in an automobile accident and suffered some head injuries. He worked briefly in a post office but was sent to jail for stealing money orders.