The Real Story of Dean Corll
Dean Corll was an American serial killer whose sadistic behavior became known to the public through the sensational newspaper headlines that followed him around. Known as the Face Behind the Monster, Corll’s crime spree shocked the nation. After being convicted of seven different felony crimes, Corll went on to serve more than 30 years in prison before being finally put away for good.
Corll was born in Houston, Texas, the son of a large land owner. He became fascinated with the serial killer hitchhiking at a young age. He became a fan of the television program called Crime Watch where he made several appearances as the local sheriff’s deputy. Corll believed that he would be a prime candidate for a serial killer after seeing a case that he was assigned to look into. His interest in this crime caused him to get into organized crime rings, but he eventually turned to acting as a bounty hunter.
A year later, while serving as a deputy, he was biking along when he came across a murder scene. There were two bodies in the car, a man and woman, both stabbed to death. Nearby, there were dental implants that indicated that the victims were not instantly killed. Corll stopped the bike and approached the couple, asking if they were OK.
After they told him they weren’t, he retrieved his gun and shot them. He believed that the woman might have died due to the injuries she sustained, so he took the dentures to the Medical examiner for an autopsy. Tests revealed that the woman was actually still alive, though gashes and scratches were visible on her body. Corll then confessed to the murders and was tried for his crimes. Despite his confession, the jury failed to convict him because they thought that he could still be a danger even after serving thirty years in prison.
Dean Corll isn’t the first of America’s serial killers to receive a lengthy sentence. Richard Souviron, who was given the death penalty for the kidnap and killing of a businessman, was actually to let free after serving only twenty-one years. There were many other serial killers who received lengthy sentences. One of them was the serial killer known as BTK.
A similar case happened in California. Michael Sklar was convicted of killing seven people between his home and his work van. He served almost eleven years before being released. Before he was released, he killed his friend and mother before being released. Although he received an early release, he was required to serve another thirteen years in prison.
In the TV series, “hyde” is the Nick name of a serial killer named Dean Corll. Corll murdered his wife and two young boys before turning himself in to the police. Since he had already served time for his first two murders, the judge gave him the chance to change his last name to Corll. As a result, Corll changed his first name to Hill. This was in keeping with the type of person he was. He was a cold-hearted killer with no feelings for anyone or anything.
We saw on the TV series that Corll had made some significant changes in his life, including giving up his long-time habit of killing small children. He became a much-changed man after meeting his new partner, Karen. Although we may never know what caused Corll to change the way he lived his life, it is obvious that he had undergone a tremendous amount of trauma in his past.
One of the most interesting aspects of the TV show was how Dean Corll was working with the authorities to catch the serial killer. As a matter of fact, the show presented several methods used by the police to catch their criminals. Although it is difficult to see how these methods are used, it is clear that Corll’s cooperation and faith in his fellow officers played a vital role in helping the investigation succeed. In the end, Corll was successful and brought back his family.
Although the TV series ended with Corll’s arrest, the real story of the serial killer is just beginning. In the upcoming movies, “The Shining” director Stanley Kubrick will be featuring a story about a man who killed his three young children before committing suicide. The name of this character is Michael Angelo. Although the details of the plot are still scarce, we do know that Corll worked with this man and also assisted authorities in their quest to capture the serial killer.
In the meantime, Dean Corll is living his life again, although he knows that he is not free to pursue his dreams as he used to. His friends and family are not by his side, neither are his love ones. Only his brother, played by Steve McQueen, is with him and gives him some peace of mind. This is the story of a true man who lost everything but got back what ever he wanted, which is family.