Chessman, Caryl

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Chessman, Caryl Gender: M
Chessman, Carol Whittier
born on 27 May 1921 at 12:10 (= 12:10 PM )
Place St.Joseph MI, USA, 42n06, 86w29
Timezone CDT h5w (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 05°50' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 11°50 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 03°16'


American homicide; called the "Red Light Bandit" as he would flash a red light on his car to stop people, pretending to be a cop, rape the woman and rob the man. In a binge of rape, robbery and kidnapping, he shot a man to death, and was convicted 5/21/1948. Born to an alcoholic dad and a mom paralyzed from an auto accident when he was nine (Serl and Hallie Chessman), he was a sickly, asthmatic kid. He joined a gang, and married a 16-year-old girl 8/1940.

While in San Quentin prison, CA, he studied law, wrote appeals and a book. After 12 years on death row, he finally was executed in the gas chamber on 5/02/1960 at 10:03 AM, declared dead 10:12 AM, PDT. A last-minute stay and ninth reprieve had been ordered by state Supreme Court Judge Goodman at 10 AM but it was too late. A wrong number was dialed to the prison and then quickly redialed, but when Judge Goodman listened on the other end he reported back, "It's too late. The pellets have already been dropped."

A biography was written by Frank J. Parker, "Caryl Chessman, the Red Light Bandit."

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Death by Execution 2 May 1960 at 10:12 AM in San Quentin, CA (Electric chair, age 38)
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  • Relationship : Marriage August 1940 (Married a 16 year-old girl)
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Source Notes

Emylu Lander Hughes had a record of B.C. that she sent to Paul Grell at AFA to dispute the Laura Breska data and never got the B.C. back. (Breska had given 7:10 AM rectified from what Chessman had told her as she had attended his trial and wrote an article for AFA. AN AFA Bulletin had 6:56 AM. Lescaut gave 5:00 AM as "personal.")


  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Thief/ Financial crime (Robbery)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Rapist/ Sex crime (Rape)
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Homicide single (Shot a man to death)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Executed (Electric Chair)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Asthma (In his youth)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Crime Collection
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One, 16-year old girl)
  • Notable : Famous : Criminal cases (Red Light Bandit, book and movie)
  • Traits : Body : Constitution sensitive (Sickly kid)
  • Family : Childhood : Memories Bad (Dad alcoholic, paralyzed mom)