Although not proven, he claimed to have killed persons. He was executed for his crimes, which terrorized South Carolina between and Born to an unwed mother, he grew up with the nickname "Pee Wee" due to his small size. His mother eventually married one of his many "step-fathers," and he proved to be a rigid disciplinarian, often beating Gaskins and his half-siblings just for the practice.
Donald Henry Gaskins - Wikipedia
Serial killer Number of victims: December Date of birth: March 13, Victims profile: Young men and women hitchhikers Method of murder: Stabbing with knife Location: Once his brutality was unleashed, he knew no boundaries, torturing, killing, cannibalizing victims, both male and female.
Donald Henry Gaskins: American Serial Killer
Profile of an American Serial Killer: The cards were stacked against Pee Wee from the moment he was born. When Pee Wee was a young boy, he started to display violent behavior and never did well in school. Pee Wee spent much of his young life committing petty thefts, burglarizing homes and getting in school yard fights.
His mother provided no supervision. When Gaskins was just one year old, he drank a bottle of kerosene, which caused him to have convulsions until he was three years old. He also suffered from night terrors. His mother apparently took so little, if any, interest in him that the first time he learned his given name—Donald—was when it was read out in his first court appearance.