Ronald Joseph Dominique, the ‘Bayou Blue Serial Killer’ confessed to raping and killing 23 men in Southeastern Louisiana over a ten year period.
Dominique, who is gay, frequented areas known for its gay bars. He would target young men who he thought would have sex for money. He would also approach homeless men or male prostitutes on the sidewalks or roadways and proposition them with lures of sex or drugs. Once alone with the men he would convince them to allow him to bind their hands. Then he would rape them and murder them, either by means of suffocation or strangulation. He would then dump the bodies in cane fields or near remote bayous.
Dominique was eventually investigated after a man, who Dominique had lured into his motel room, but who had refused to be tied up, got away from him and reported the incident to the police.
In September of 2008, Dominique pleaded guilty to first-degree murder, in order to avoid the death penalty, and was sentenced to eight life-sentences after confessing to raping and killing 23 male victims over a ten-year period. He also stated that he murdered his victims because he didn’t want to go to jail for raping them.
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