John Wayne Glover
(26 November 1932 – 9 September 2005) was a British
-born Australian serial killer
convicted for the murders of six elderly women on Sydney
's North Shore
.Over a fourteen month period in 1989/90, Glover killed six elderly women for which he became dubbed the "granny killer". Following arrest in 1990, he admitted to the murders and was sentenced to consecutive terms of without the possibility of parole. He himself in prison on 9 September 2005.
Originally from a working class
family in Wolverhampton
, Glover was convicted of many petty crimes dating back to 1947 for stealing clothing and handbags. He was later thrown out of the British army when these were discovered. Later, he emigrated to Australia in 1956. where he first lived in Melbourne
. He had a troubled relationship with older women in his life, especially his mother Freda (who had had several husbands and many boyfriends), and after 1968 his mother-in law, when he married and moved into his parent-in-law's house in Mosman, Sydney
Before John Glover began his killings in the late 1980s, he was a volunteer at the Senior Citizens Society, and was considered among his friends a friendly, trustworthy man. He was married with two children, and lived a contented lifestyle in . Glover worked as a sales representative for Four 'n' Twenty Pies.
Prior offences (1960s)
Shortly after emigrating... Read More