Caril Ann Fugate

About Caril Ann Fugate

Who is it?: Murderer
Birth Day: July 19, 1930
Birth Place: Lincoln, Nebraska, United States, United States

Caril Ann Fugate

Caril Ann Fugate was born on July 19, 1930 in Lincoln, Nebraska, United States, United States, is Murderer. Caril Ann Fugate is the youngest female in the history of the United States to have been tried for first-degree murder. At the age of 14, she, along with her boyfriend and teenage spree killer, Charles Starkweather, had murdered eleven people. Even though she claimed to be innocent, she reportedly had a hand in the murder of many of Starkweather's victims. While according to her, she was held captive by him, there were enough evidence to point to the fact that she didn't try to run from him. In his statement, Starkweather had claimed that she was the "most trigger happy person" he had ever met. She was sentenced to life imprisonment, but later was released on parole. She subsequently led a low-key life, speaking publicly about the murders during a radio interview.
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Popular As Caril Ann Fugate
Occupation Murderers
Age 93 years old
Zodiac Sign Leo
Born July 19, 1930 (Lincoln, Nebraska, United States, United States)
Birthday July 19
Town/City Lincoln, Nebraska, United States, United States
Nationality United States

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Caril Ann Fugate’s zodiac sign is Leo. According to astrologers, people born under the sign of Leo are natural born leaders. They are dramatic, creative, self-confident, dominant and extremely difficult to resist, able to achieve anything they want to in any area of life they commit to. There is a specific strength to a Leo and their "king of the jungle" status. Leo often has many friends for they are generous and loyal. Self-confident and attractive, this is a Sun sign capable of uniting different groups of people and leading them as one towards a shared cause, and their healthy sense of humor makes collaboration with other people even easier.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

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Caril Ann Fugate lived in Lincoln, Nebraska, with her mother and stepfather. In 1956, at age 13, she formed a relationship with Charles Starkweather, a high school dropout five years her senior, whom she met through her sister Barbara, who was dating Starkweather's friend, Bob von Busch. Starkweather worked as a truck unloader at the Western Newspaper Union warehouse. On January 21, 1958, Fugate later claimed she came home to find that Starkweather had shot and killed her stepfather, Marion Bartlett, and her mother, Velda. Starkweather then hit her baby half-sister causing blunt-force trauma, and stabbed her in the neck. During the next six days the pair lived in the house and turned away all visitors, which made Fugate's relatives suspicious. The bodies were found later in outbuildings on the property.


Starkweather was sentenced to death and executed by electric chair on June 25, 1959. He insisted that although he had personally killed most of the victims, Fugate had murdered several as well. Although she continued to maintain her innocence, she was tried and convicted for her role in the murder spree. Based on evidence presented that Fugate had opportunities to leave her captivity, the jury found her testimony that she was Starkweather's hostage to be not credible. She was sentenced to life imprisonment at the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women in York, Nebraska.


The 1974 book Caril is an unauthorized biography of Caril Ann Fugate written by Ninette Beaver. Liza Ward, the granddaughter of victims C. Lauer and Clara Ward, wrote the 2004 novel Outside Valentine, based on the events of the Starkweather–Fugate murder-spree. The 1997 novel Not Comin' Home to You by Lawrence Block fictionally parallels the Starkweather and Fugate crimes. The book 'Pro Bono: The 18-Year Defense of Caril Ann Fugate' by Jeff McArthur is a book about the defense team who defended Caril Fugate through the trials and the appeals process.


Considered to be a model prisoner, Fugate was paroled in 1976 after serving 17 years. She lived for a time in the Lansing, Michigan area after being paroled. Following her release, Fugate worked as a janitorial assistant and a medical technician, and has since retired.


Bruce Springsteen's 1982 song "Nebraska" is a first-person narrative based on the Starkweather-Fugate case; likewise "Badlands" is full of themes regarding alienation and resentment by the protagonist.


In 2007, Fugate married Fredrick Clair, a machinist who also worked as a weather observer for the National Weather Service. Their most recent city of residence has been Stryker, Ohio. She now resides in Hillsdale, Michigan. Fugate's stepson states she suffered a series of strokes in her late 60s.


The 1996 Peter Jackson film The Frighteners features central plot elements with characters almost identical to Starkweather and Fugate, who commit a murder spree. The fourth episode, "Dangerous Liaisons", of season three from the ID series Deadly Women (aired September 2, 2010) was about the Starkweather–Fugate murders. The first episode, "Teenage Wasteland", of season four from the ID series A Crime to Remember (aired December 6, 2016) portrays the murders and subsequent trial. "The Thirteenth Step", the January 11, 2011, episode of Criminal Minds, depicts newlyweds on a North Dakota-Montana killing spree similar to the Starkweather–Fugate case.


In 2011, art Photographer Christian Patterson released Redheaded Peckerwood, a collection of photos taken each January from 2005 to 2010 along the 500 mile route traversed by Starkweather and Fugate. The book includes reproductions of documents and photographs of objects that belonged to Starkweather, Fugate and their victims, several of which Patterson discovered while making his photographs and have never been seen publicly before.


Nicole Dollanganger's 2012 song Nebraska from her 2012 album Flowers of Flesh and Blood is inspired by Caril Ann Fugate and her then boyfriend, Charles Starkweather.


The Starkweather–Fugate case inspired the films The Sadist (1963), Badlands (1973), Kalifornia (1993), Natural Born Killers (1994) and Starkweather (2004). The made-for-TV movie Murder in the Heartland (1993) is a biographical depiction of Fugate and Starkweather, starring Fairuza Balk and Tim Roth in the starring roles. Stark Raving Mad (1983), a film starring Russell Fast and Marcie Severson, provides a fictionalized account of the Starkweather–Fugate murder spree.

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