Colin Ireland from England spent his life being a nobody. He was unsuccessful in his jobs and marriages. His life was full of prison time, poverty and homelessness.

On New Years Eve, 1993, Ireland made a decision to be a somebody, to be important and to be famous. He made the choice to become a serial killer. He targeted gay men and killed 5 men over four months.

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Sources:

  • https://www.crimeandinvestigation.co.uk/crime-files/colin-ireland
  • https://criminalminds.fandom.com/wiki/Colin_Ireland
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBeQY-7D7bM
    Born To Kill-Colin Ireland
  • http://www.murderuk.com/serial_colin_ireland.html
  • https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/calculating-murderer-who-preyed-on-gays-terry-kirby-builds-up-a-picture-of-a-man-with-a-lethal-wish-1468747.html
  • https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2017/11/14/serial-killer-colin-ireland-said-he-murdered-five-gay-men-because-he-wanted-to-be-famous/
  • https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2007/may/15/gayrights.ukcrime
  • https://www.britsoccrim.org/volume2/008.pdf
  • https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/gqy9k7/did-police-homophobia-allow-a-serial-killer-to-target-gay-men-for-over-a-year-grindr-barking
  • http://catherineeisnerfrance.blogspot.com/2014/05/i-am-serial-killer-diarist-unremarked.html
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colin_Ireland