Memphis serial killer dies in prison

Memphis serial killer dies in prison

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Memphis serial killer George Howard Putt died in prison.

Putt terrorized Memphis in 1969. He admitted to killing five people in less than a month by strangling and stabbing them.

He was convicted of his crimes and sentenced to 497 years in prison. His sentence was set to expire in December 2432.

Tennessee Department of Corrections said Putt died October 26, 2015 at Lois DeBerry Special Needs Facility of natural causes.

He would've turned 70 years old Tuesday.

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