O'Bryan, Ronald Clark
|born on||19 October 1944 at 10:29 (= 10:29 AM )|
|Place||Houston, Texas, 29n46, 95w22|
|Timezone||CWT h5w (is war time)|
|Astrology data||26°07' 23°07 Asc. 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.
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