Ireland was a 39-year old man fascinated by outdoor survival training. He was
also a man who despised gays, considering them the scum of the earth.
was a proud homophobic.
could often be heard complaining about gays, constantly putting them down and
expressing his hatred for them.
hatred became so intense; he decided to start killing gays.
read a book stating that you had to commit five murders to be considered a serial
killer; this became his quest.
meticulously planned each murder as he set out to become a famous serial killer.
He purposely chose sado-masochistic men because they were willing to
be tied up. He also believed the public would have less sympathy for gay
murder was premeditated as he cruised gay clubs picking up homosexuals.
He would take them to a motel or back to his apartment and tie them up and strangle
them to death.
killings intensified, Ireland killed four men in seventeen days; he was on an
would taunt the police with rambling calls claiming responsibility for the murders
and threatening to keep striking once a week. He even stated, “I have
got the book, I know how many I have to do.”
slipped up and left his fingerprints on a window grille at the apartment of
his fourth victim.
was his only mistake,” according to the prosecutor.
was arrested and told detectives he had chosen gay men as his victims instead
of women because he thought the public would have less sympathy for them.
admitted to hating gays but police believed Ireland murdered not out of a sexual
motive but because he wanted to be a famous serial killer.
pled guilty to all five murders and the judge handed down five life sentences
and told him he would never be released.
is rumored that Colin has killed again in prison. A high-ranking Metropolitan
Police Officer told sources that Colin had strangled a convicted child murderer
in his cell but because he was serving life with no possibility of parole it
was a waste of time and money to prosecute him. The murder occurred at
Wakefield Prison, Yorkshire. Two weeks later, he was moved to Whitemoor
Prison where he currently resides.