Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods
Ten Lesser-Known Serial Killers
Ronald Dominique
Ronald Dominique
Number of Victims: 8 - 23
Method of Choice: Rape, Strangulation
Area of Operation: Louisiana
Date of Arrest: 12/01/2006


Bayou-born serial killer Ronald Dominique confessed to killing 23 men between 1997 and 2006. He said he killed the men because he didn't want to go to jail for raping them. Dominique had been to jail before, on a rape charge in 1996, after neighbors saw a half-dressed man escape from his home. His victims were gay men he picked up at gay bars, or straight men he lured to his home with the promise of sex with a fictional wife. Unattractive and awkward, Dominique had difficulty meeting men at gay bars, where he sometimes cross-dressed as Patti LaBelle, so he sought out men who'd be willing to have sex for money. After tying his victims up, raping and killing them, he dumped their bodies in ditches and sugarcane fields. He pleaded guilty to eight murders, and was sentenced to eight consecutive life terms.

Known Victims: Kenneth Randolph, Michael Barnett, Leon Lirette, August Watkins, Kurt Cunningham, Alonzo Hogan, Chris Deville, Wayne Smith, Nicholas Pellegrin
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