Most people take being a short arse in their stride and go on to make a tremendous success of their lives. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and Tom Cruise sometimes are noteworthy cases in point. But there are others who choose to be blighted by their bodily inadequacies and opt to make up for any vertical challenges with escalating anger instead. Donald Henry Gaskin fell into the latter camp and had the life fried out of him as a result of his murderous deeds. Nevertheless, he still stacked up an unhealthily large collection of corpses during his rampage across South Carolina, employing his own brand of cruel brutality. Gaskin was a bit of an animal really.
Violence and ridicule followed him from his home where his stepfather beat him to his school where he fought with the other kids daily. This would ultimately lead him to become the most prolific serial killers in South Carolina. At age 11, Gaskins quit school and began working on cars at a local garage. While working there, he met two boys, Danny and Marsh. For punishment, the parents beat the boys until they bled. Danny and Marsh left the area shortly after that.
Donald Gaskins had all the makings of a serial killer as a child. When he became an adult, he earned the title as the most prolific serial killer in the history of South Carolina. Gaskins tortured, killed and then at times ate his victims. In his taped memoirs for the book, "Final Truth" by author Wilton Earl, Gaskins said, "I have walked the same path as God, by taking lives and making others afraid, I became God's equal.
A year-old confessed serial killer was executed here this morning. Donald Pee Wee Gaskins was pronounced dead in the electric chair at A. Gaskins, who had confessed to killing 13 people, was put to death for the murder of his 14th victim, a fellow inmate, Rudolph Tyner, in Tyner was murdered with a homemade bomb disguised as a radio.