Alton Coleman was an American serial killer who, along with accomplice Debra Brown, committed a crime spree across six states in the Midwest between May and July 1984 that resulted in the deaths of eight people. Coleman, who received death sentences in three states, was executed by the state of Ohio in 2002. Brown was also sentenced to death in Indiana, but the death penalty was commuted to life imprisonment without possibility of parole in Illinois.
|Born:||November 06, 1955, Waukegan, Illinois, U.S.|
|Died:||April 26, 2002, Lucasville, Ohio, U.S.|
|Cause of death:||Lethal injection|
|Criminal penalty:||Death (October 1988)|
About Alton Coleman
Criminal whose two-month killing spree in 1984 resulted in the deaths of seven people in Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Kentucky, and Indiana.
He was charged with sex crimes six times between 1973 and 1983.
He received four death sentences from three states, a United States record at the time, and was ultimately executed by the state of Ohio.
His girlfriend, Debra Denise Brown, was his partner in crime during his killing spree.
He and John Wayne Gacy were both serial killers from Illinois.
Information related to Alton Coleman
- http://www.clarkprosecutor.org/html/death/US/coleman771.htm Clark Prosecutor
- http://www.clarkprosecutor.org/html/death/row/brownd.htm Debra Brown, Indiana Death Row
- http://drc.ohio.gov/Portals/0/Executions/1999-Present/Alton Coleman.jpg Picture of Alton Coleman from the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction