Where is Michael Bruce Ross now? | The serial killer known as ”The Egg Man”

Michael Bruce Ross

What did Michael Bruce Ross do?

Michael Bruce Ross was an American serial killer who was active between 1981 and 1984. Ross murdered 8 girls and women aged between 14 and 25 in Connecticut and New York. He was known as the egg man after growing up on a chicken farm. 

He did well in school and graduated from Killingly High School in Connecticut in 1977, and went on to university in New York. In 1981, he became an insurance salesman. Despite this success, he had always shown signs of antisocial behaviour from a young age. He began stalking women in his sophomore year of college, and in his senior year, he committed his first rape, and he escalated his criminal behaviour to murder soon after that. 

What happened after Ross was caught?

Ross confessed to 8 murders but was only convicted of 4. He was sentenced to death in 1987. In 2001, while he was on death row, he pleaded guilty to first degree manslaughter for killing Paula Perrera in New York in 1982, and received a sentence of 8 to 25 years in prison. Not that it mattered, as he had already been sentenced to death, but at least the family of the victim received closure for this particular crime. 

During his time in prison, he got engaged to a woman called Susan Powers from Oklahoma, but they broke up in 2003. He also became a devout Catholic after his arrest in 1984, met regularly with two priests, and prayed every morning. In addition to this, Ross acted as a mentor to other inmates and financially sponsored a child. 

Where is Michael Bruce Ross now? 

Michael Bruce Ross was executed by lethal injection on the 13th May, 2005, at Osborn Correctional Institution in Connecticut. He was 45 years of age. He had spent 18 years on death row. He was the last person to be executed in Connecticut before the state ended capital punishment in 2012.

In 2015, a detailed account of Ross’s killing spree was published called The Man in the Monster: An Intimate Portrait of a Serial Killer. The book documents the ten-year relationship that developed between the author, Martha Elliott, and Ross, detailing his capture, trial, time in prison and finally, his execution. 

He was also the subject of one of the episodes of true crime series Making a Monster.

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