A Serial Killer Was Turned Away From A New York Psychiatric Clinic Before Going On A Murder Spree

Joseph Christopher was responsible for a spree of horrific murders that earned him telling nicknames like the Midtown Slasher and the .22-Caliber Killer. But did you know that he was turned away from a psychiatric clinic just two weeks before reign of terror began?

But we’ll get to that later. After all, Christopher’s story began on July 26, 1955, when he was born to a nurse and a mechanic in Buffalo, New York. By 1971, Christopher looked set to follow in his father’s footsteps as he enrolled on a mechanics course at Burgard Vocational High School.

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