When Gerald Patrick Lewis was questioned in the rape and murder of Kathleen Bracken, 32, in Mobile, Alabama, in April of 1998, they got quite a bit more than they bargained forwhen the suspect hinted that in addition to Brackens he had killed other women. He has since confessed to six murders and the list could grow longer before Lewis is finished.
Massachusetts authorities are currently looking into Lewis' claims that he murdered two young women there in the late 1980's or early 1990's and Atlanta police are reportedly reviewing unsolved cases hoping to connect him to some of the killings. There is not much doubt about four other unfortunate females that ran across the brutal killer in Alabama and Georgia, however. After his arrest for the Brackens murder, Lewis led investigators to the shallow grave of Misty McGuin near Daphne, Alabama. The 22-year-old had been abducted and killed in early 1998. Lewis is also most certainly the murderer of at least two women in Georgia, including the ghastly murder of Patricia Grimes, 22, in Douglas County, Georgia. Grimes had been eight months pregnant at the time of her death in 1992, and her remains had been unidentified since their discovery in 1993 until Lewis confessed.
Though more charges sure to be forthcoming, Lewis has already been sentenced to life in prison for the Brackens case and is currently on death row for the kiling of McGuin.