Born in 1973 in Ellis County, Texas, Massey was neglected and abused by his drug addicted mother. By his teens, he was a juvenile delinquent with a lengthy criminal record, mostly for stalking and torturing animals. His mother once sent him to a psychiatrist after discovering his journals, in which he detailed his fantasies about rape and murder, his hero worship of Charles Manson, his avowed Satanism, and his strong desire to become a serial killer.
On July 26, 1993, he murdered two teenagers; 14 year old Brian King and his 13 year old stepsister Christina Benjamin in his hometown. He was quickly connected to the crime by forensic evidence and arrested, shortly after getting out of jail for animal cruelty. In October of the following year, he was found guilty of the murders and sentenced to death. While on Death Row, he claimed to have converted to Christianity.
His crime was documented on an episode of the TV series Forensic Files called Pure Evil. It is one of the few episodes that are rated TV-MA.
He was executed by lethal injection on April 3, 2001.
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