Dean Corll was known for passing out sweets to kids in the Houston Heights, where his family had a candy factory. But that smile was a mask, and behind it was one of the most brutal, calculating serial killers of the 20th century.
Long before Dean Corll ever killed any children, he earned his nickname as “The Candy Man” after his mother opened a candy shop in the Houston Heights, and he gave local teenagers free candy around the neighborhood.
Disgusting Dean was a total moma’s boy. In fact, his mother actually fired employees at the candy shop for complaining about Dean’s harassment – denial at its finest.
His first accomplice (David Brooks) was only 12 years old when they first met. Dean was27 at the time – sicko.
Dean Corll kidnapped, raped and tortured more than 28 young boys in a 3 year time span.
Despite the families persistence, Police did not look into these cases, and every single missing child was originally reported as a runaway- even when 11 boys from the same schoolwent missing within months of one another.
Dean totally snapped when Brooks brought a female to his house, and then planned on killing the 3 teenagers that night.
As fate would have it, his main accomplice, David Brooks, finally snapped and shot Corll six times before he finally collapsed.
His first shot literally ricocheted off Corll’s skull in true Frankenstein fashion.