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Today in crime history: John Wayne Gacy confesses

On December 22 in 1978, Gacy finally confessed to police that he killed at least 30 people and buried most of the remains of the victims beneath the crawl space of his home.

Watch: Possibly authentic footage of Clown shooting drug lord

Retired drug lord Francisco “La Pancha” Arellano Felix, was gunned down by a clown on October 18, 2013, at a family gathering at a resort in Baja California. Now cell-phone video footage, purportedly of that very party, that shows the clown just moments before fatal shots were fired, has been released by Seminario Zeta.

Update: Mexico’s clowns denounce last week’s killer clown

The clowns of Mexico are having their annual International Clown Convention in Mexico City. In the wake of the murder of former Tijuana drug cartel leader Francisco Rafael Arellano Felix, 63, nearly one week ago, at the hands of a purported clown, clown luminaries announced that they are saddened, believing that they too are victims.

Clown opens fire at family gathering, kills drug cartel leader

This is one killer clown that probably isn’t going to wind up in jail. Francisco Rafael Arellano Felix, 63, a former leader of the Tijuana Cartel, was enjoying the company of his family on October 18 in Baja, California’s Los Cabos resort, when a clown entertaining at the party shot him in the head.

VIDEO: A Song About John Wayne Gacy

On his 2005 album Illinoise, Detroit-born indie singer Sufjan Stevens pays tribute to the best and the worst of the 21st state. The fourth track, titled John Wayne Gacy Jr. is a melancholy tune that visits the life of infamous Chicago serial killer John Wayne Gacy.

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