Tony Costa

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Tony Costa
Background information
Birth nameAntone Charles Costa
Born(1944-08-02)August 2, 1944[1]
Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.
DiedMay 12, 1974(1974-05-12) (aged 29)
Walpole, Massachusetts, U.S.
Cause of deathSuicide by hanging
Conviction2 counts murder
SentenceLife imprisonment
Number of victims4–8
Span of killings1968–1969
CountryUnited States
Date apprehended1969

Antone Charles "Tony" Costa (August 2, 1944 – May 12, 1974) was an American carpenter who achieved notoriety for committing serial murders in and around the town of Truro, Massachusetts in 1969. Costa preyed on either teenaged girls or young women, although it is unclear which, which resulted in the victims' deaths. Costa would then remove the corpses' hearts and dismember the corpses. Costa was convicted of two of the murders and sentenced to life imprisonment by Massachusetts. Four years into his imprisonment, Costa hanged himself in his prison cell.

References[change | change source]

  1. Damore, Leo (1981). In His Garden. Dell. p. 245. ISBN 0-440-20707-X.