O'Bryan, Ronald Clark

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O'Bryan, Ronald Clark Gender: M
born on 19 October 1944 at 10:29 (= 10:29 AM )
Place Houston, Texas, 29n46, 95w22
Timezone CWT h5w (is war time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Noel
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 26°07' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 23°07 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 04°10'


American murderer, nicknamed The Candy Man and The Man Who Killed Halloween, he was an optician by profession. He was convicted of killing his eight-year-old son on Halloween 1974 with a potassium cyanide-laced Pixy Stix that was ostensibly collected during a trick or treat outing. O'Bryan poisoned his son Timothy (born 5 April 1966 in Harris County, Texas) in order to claim life insurance money to ease his own financial troubles, as he was $100,000 in debt. O'Bryan also distributed poisoned candy to his daughter and three other children in an attempt to cover up his crime; however, neither his daughter nor the other children ate the poisoned candy.

Although police never discovered when or where O'Bryan bought the poison, he was arrested for Timothy's murder on 5 November 1974. O'Bryan entered a plea of not guilty to all five counts. O'Bryan's trial began in Houston on 5 May 1975. He was convicted of capital murder on 3 June 1975 and sentenced to death. He was executed by lethal injection at 12:40 AM on 31 March 1984 at the Huntsville Unit in Huntsville, Texas.

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  • Crime : Homicide Perpetration 31 October 1974 (Poisoned his son)
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  • Crime : Trial dates 5 November 1974 (Arrested for murder)
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  • Crime : Trial dates 3 June 1975 (Convicted of capital murder)
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  • Death by Execution 31 March 1984 (Lethal injection, age 39)
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Source Notes

Birth certificate in hand from Gary Noel, copy on file.

Sy Scholfield quotes time of death from news report, The Galveston Daily News (Galveston, Texas), 1 April 1984, page 2.


  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Executed (Lethal injection)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Homicide single (Poisoned his son)
  • Vocation : Medical : Technician (Optician)
  • Notable : Famous : Criminal cases