Michael Lupo

Michael Lupo

British serial killer of Italian descent
Country: Great Britain

  1. Biography of Michele Lupo
  2. The Murders
  3. The Capture and Conviction
  4. Sentencing and Death

Biography of Michele Lupo

Michele Lupo, also known as Michael Lupo, was a British serial killer of Italian descent. He was born in Italy and later moved to Britain, where he carried out his crimes. Prior to his criminal activities, Lupo served as a soldier and worked at the 'YSL' store in Brompton Road, London.

The Murders

On March 15, 1986, a 37-year-old man named Alex Kasson was found dead in an abandoned apartment in Kensington, London. The investigation hit a dead end as no connections could be found between the victim and the elusive killer. There were no clues, motives, or suspects.

On April 6 of the same year, Anthony Connolly, a 24-year-old man, was found murdered on a railway embankment in Brixton. He had been strangled with his own scarf. It was later revealed that Connolly was HIV-infected and identified as gay, which created tension between the authorities and the LGBTQ+ community.

The Capture and Conviction

Six weeks later, on May 18, 1986, Michele Lupo was arrested and charged with the murders of Connolly and Kasson. He was later linked to two additional murders and two attempted murders. Mark Leyland, who had managed to escape from Lupo, provided the police with many details about the killer's behavior. Initially, Leyland reported the incident as an attempted robbery, but after Lupo's arrest, he disclosed the aggressive nature of the encounter.

In 1987, Lupo pleaded guilty to all charges in the Old Bailey court. Investigations were also conducted in other cities across Europe and America, including New York, Berlin, and Los Angeles, where the criminal had lived or visited before. However, no significant connections were found. Lupo boasted about having more than 4,000 homosexual partners. It is believed that he embraced his sexual orientation in the 1970s while serving in the military. Moreover, it was during his time in the army that he learned various combat techniques, including the art of killing with his bare hands.

Sentencing and Death

For each of the murders committed, Michele Lupo received four consecutive life sentences, along with an additional 14 years for each of the two attempted murders. Lupo passed away from AIDS in February 1995 while in prison. Interestingly, he attributed his crimes to the disease, which he had contracted shortly before the commencement of his killing spree.