Paul Durousseau is a serial killer from Florida who is believed to have victims in Germany as well
Paul Durousseau was born in Texas and soon after would move to Los Angeles with family. He would be arrested for carrying a concealed weapon and would join the United States Army soon after. Paul would be charged with the abduction and sexual assault of a woman however he would be cleared of all charges. He would however be caught stealing and would be dishonorably discharged from the Army
Paul Durousseau and his wife would move to Florida with their two children. Soon after their move their the couple would have arguments that led to violence which saw Paul arrested multiple times for domestic battery. He would be employed as a bus driver, animal control worker and a taxi driver
Paul Durousseau would murder and sexually assault five women in Florida who he would be eventually be convicted and sentenced to death for. Paul would lure the women in, gain their trust before sexually assaulting and murdering the women. It is believed that when he was stationed in Germany that he sexually assaulted and murdered at least three women there. Paul killing spree started in 1997 and would end with his arrest in 2003.
Paul Durousseau 2020 Information
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Paul Durousseau Other News
The death penalty for Paul Durousseau, 46, has been thrown out by the Florida Supreme Court.
Durousseau was a taxi driver convicted in the 1999 murder of Tyresa Mack. He was sentenced to death in 2007.
He was charged with murder in the deaths of five young women killed in Jacksonville between December 2002 and February 2003, but was only prosecuted in the Mack case. Two of the women were pregnant.
German authorities suspect Durousseau may have killed several local women when he was stationed there with the Army during the early 1990s. Georgia law enforcement suspected Durousseau killed a woman near Fort Benning in 1997 before he was dishonorably discharged.
Tuesday’s decision cited a January 2016 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in a case known as Hurst v. Florida, saying, “Durousseau’s death sentence was imposed under an unconstitutional capital sentencing statute.”
The trial jury split on the death sentence was 10-2. The state Supreme Court threw out the death sentence since the jury was not unanimous.