Hatcher, Charles Ray

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Hatcher, Charles Ray Gender: M
born on 16 July 1929 at 16:00 (= 4:00 PM )
Place Mound City, USA, 40n07, 95w13
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Holliday
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 23°51' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 00°30 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 02°33'


American abuser and rapist of boys, a kidnaper, thief, burglar and murderer. He moved many times, aimlessly, and was in and out of jail from 1947 for auto theft, forgery, burglary and attempted kidnapping. On 8/28/1969, he abducted and murdered a 12-year-old. The following day he was arrested for sodomizing a five-year-old boy.

In May 1973, a psychologist found Hatcher to be a "manipulative institutionalized sociopath". In June 1973, he attempted suicide by slashing his wrists after it was recommended that he be transferred to a maximum security prison. A psychiatrist diagnosed him with paranoid schizophrenia, and he remained at Vacaville

From 1978 to 1983, he was in and out of jail for assault, attempted sodomy and attempted abduction. On 6/26/1978, he kidnapped and murdered a four-year-old. On 6/20/1981 he stabbed a 38-year-old man to death. On 7/29/1982, he kidnapped and murdered an 11-year-old. He was put in jail or various mental facilities from which he either escaped or was paroled. Finally, he was given a life sentence on 10/13/1983 in Missouri State Penitentiary.

He was the fourth son of a dad who was an abusive drunk.

On 12/07/1984, 3:00 AM, CST he was found hanging in his cell.


  • Crime : Homicide Perpetration 28 August 1969 (12 year-old)
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  • Crime : Kidnap Perpetration 28 August 1969 (Abducted 12-year-old)
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  • Crime : Homicide Perpetration 26 June 1978 (Four year old)
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  • Crime : Kidnap Perpetration 26 June 1978 (Four year old)
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  • Crime : Homicide Perpetration 20 June 1981 (Stabbed 38 year-old man to death)
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  • Crime : Homicide Perpetration 29 July 1982 (11 year old)
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  • Crime : Kidnap Perpetration 29 July 1982 (11 year old)
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  • Crime : Trial dates 13 October 1983 (Sentenced to life in prison)
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  • Death by Suicide 7 December 1984 at 03:00 AM (Hanged self, age 55)
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Source Notes

Dana Holliday quotes Terry Ganey, "St. Joseph's Children, a True Story of Terror and Justice," a Lyle Stuart Book, Carol Publishing Group, p.84


  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Schizophrenia
  • Family : Childhood : Abuse - Physical/ Verbal (Physically abused by drunk dad)
  • Family : Parenting : Abusive - Physical/Verbal (By drunken father)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Many moves (Aimlessly)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Homicide serial (Killed children)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Kidnapper (Boys)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Prison sentence (Life sentence)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Rapist/ Sex crime (Boys)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Social crime/ delinquent (Auto theft)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Thief/ Financial crime (Burglar)
  • Personal : Death : Suicide (Hanged)
  • Notable : Famous : Criminal cases (Child sex killer, book about case)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Crime Collection