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Samuel Lee IVERY






A.K.A.: "Ninja of God"
Classification: Homicide
Characteristics: Former mental patient - Robberies - Decapitation
Number of victims: 1 - 4 +
Date of murders: 1992
Date of birth: 1957
Victims profile: Women between 17 and 27
Method of murder: Stabbing with knife
Location: California/Arizona/Illinois/Alabama, USA
Status: Sentenced to death in Alabama on 1994

On Aug. 15, 1992, Debra Lewis, a 27-year-old single mother, was working at a convenience store in Mobile, Ala., when drifter Samuel Lee Ivery decapitated Lewis’ head before robbing the store. Ivery had recently been released from a California mental facility.

Samuel has been diagnosed by mental health experts as a paranoid schizophrenic. Samuel was also suspected of two similar slayings in July 1992, in East St. Louis, Illinois.


Samuel Lee Ivery

SEX: M RACE: B TYPE: N MOTIVE: PC-nonspecific

MO: "Ninja of God"; beheaded females age 17-27.

DISPOSITION: Condemned in Ala., 1994.

Michael Newton - An Encyclopedia of Modern Serial Killers




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