Herbert Mullin

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Herbert Mullin
Background information
Birth nameHerbert William Mullin
Born(1947-04-18)April 18, 1947
Salinas, California, U.S.
DiedAugust 18, 2022(2022-08-18) (aged 75)
Stockton, California, U.S.
SentenceLife imprisonment
Number of victims13
Span of killings1972–1973
CountryUnited States
Date apprehendedFebruary 13, 1973

Herbert William Mullin[1] (April 18, 1947 – August 18, 2022) was an American serial killer. He killed 13 people in California in the early 1970s. He said he killed these people to stop earthquakes from happening.

In 1973, after a trial to see if he was insane or culpable, he was convicted of two first-degree murders and nine second-degree murders. He was sentenced to life imprisonment. He was denied parole eight times.[2][3]

Mullin died on August 18, 2022 at a medical prison in Stockton, California at the age of 75.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Mullin, Herbert. "Herbert William Mullin, born 04/18/1947". California Birth Index. State of California. Retrieved January 31, 2022.
  2. "California Inmate Locator". cdcr.ca.gov. Retrieved March 19, 2021.
  3. Scott, Shirley Lynn. "Unnatural Disasters". truTV Crime Library. crimelibrary.com. Archived from the original on December 10, 2012. Retrieved March 5, 2008.
  4. Thornton, Terry (2022-08-19). "Herbert Mullin Dies of Natural Causes". News Releases. Retrieved 2022-08-19.