A 47-year-old drifter, who used to drive a van which was also called a “murder mobile,” was sentenced to life in prison on Friday in Connecticut, according to deputies. In fact, William Devin Howell murdered seven people in 2003. The hearing was held in an emotional way, as the victims’ relatives told about the negative effects the killings had on their lives. During the hearing, the judge handed down several consecutive life sentences to the murderer.
Tiffany Menard, daughter of a victim, described her situation saying, “He stripped away the youth from us and made me and my brother orphans.” She went on with the description calling Howell a “monster” and recalled that she had twice attempted to kill herself after her mother’s disappearance.
As for William Devin Howell, he is considered the most prolific serial killer in the state of Connecticut. The murderer cried and apologized to the victims’ family members. He described his acts as “monstrous, cowardly and selfish” adding that he deserved the death penalty. “I know what awaits me… a slow painful death in prison,” he said. Interestingly, the death penalty was abolished in Connecticut in 2015.
William Devin Howell was arrested in 2005 in Virginia. He killed all of his victims and sexually assaulted some of them. He kept one of the corpses in his van and was sleeping next to it for days. All 7 bodies were found in a wooded area in New Britain.