The year: 1979
Two friends who met in a correctional facility in California. Norris claimed that ittaker had saved him multiple times from being attacked by other inmates. They discovered that they shared an interest in sexual sadism. Over the course of 5 months, Lawrence Bittaker and Roy Norris kidnapped and killed 5 teenage girls after raping and torturing them. They were nicknamed the Tool Box killers because they had a toolbox filled with the instruments they used to torture the girls they kidnapped before strangling them to death.
Over the course of a few months in 1979, friends Lawrence Bittaker and Roy Norris kidnapped, raped, tortured, and killed five teenage girls in California. The two men met in a San Luis Obispo correctional facility, where they bonded over their mutual interest in sexual sadism. After they were released from prison, Bittaker and Norris reunited and embarked on their reign of terror.
In 1980, Norris confessed and plead guilty to multiple counts of rape and murder. As a result of his confession and promise to testify against Bittaker, he was sentenced to 45 years to life in prison. His first parole hearing was in 2009, which was denied. His next hearing is scheduled in 2019.
Bittakers trial was in 1981. He was convicted and sentenced to death for multiple counts of kidnapping rape and murder. He is currently in San Quentin on death row.