It’s one thing to tell the story of bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde.
But coming up at The National Crime and Punishment Museum is an exhibit on John Wayne Gacy, the serial killer who often dressed as Pogo the Clown and terrorized Chicago in the 1970s. He killed at least 33 young men, 27 of whom were found under the floorboards in his house.
Who wants to see that scary clown face?
Gacy was executed in 1994.
Later this month, the museum will include one of his clown suits, his leather jacket and his wallet in the show. Sam Amirante, Gacy’s public defender, and Danny Broderick, the authors of “John Wayne Gacy: Defending a Monster” will add some context to this choice. Why is the public fascinated with serial killers.