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Charles Whitman (II) (1941–1966)

Charles Whitman was born on June 24, 1941 in Lake Worth, Florida, USA as Charles Joseph Whitman. He was married to Kathleen Frances Leissner. He died on August 1, 1966 in Austin, Texas, USA. See full bio »


(age 25) in Austin, Texas, USA

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 2011 God Bless America
Himself (uncredited)
 2001 History's Mysteries: Infamous Murders (TV Series documentary)
- Mass Murderers ... Himself (uncredited)
 1993 Murderers, Mobsters & Madmen Vol. 1 (Video documentary)
 1992 Death Scenes 2 (Video documentary)
Himself (uncredited)
 1992 American Justice (TV Series documentary)
 1987 Worst Crimes of the 20th Century (Video documentary short)
 1981 The Killing of America (Documentary)
Himself - The Texas Tower Sniper

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A former Marine sniper, Whitman went to the top of a bell tower at the University of Texas-Austin campus and, with a high-powered rifle, shot and killed 14 people and injured dozens more on August 1, 1966. He began his killing spree at 11:50 a.m. and it ended at 1:24 p.m., when his position was stormed by Austin police officers Houston McCoy and Ramiro Martinez, who shot him dead. See more »


The Texas Tower Sniper

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