Full Rigor Florida True Crime

Episode 20: “Deranged Deputy Rapes, Hangs Victims From Devil Tree”

Gerard Schaefer obtained his victims easily in the early 70’s, as he was a Martin County deputy who tied a noose around the necks of his young female victims and hung them from the “Devil Tree.”  He also bound and raped them.  If they weren’t dead yet, he shot them with a .22 weapon.  While in prison for his crimes, Schaefer’s luck ran out when another inmate barged into his cell, slashed his throat, and stabbed him in both eyes. 

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