Peter Thomas Anthony Manuel (1927-1958) was a notorious Scottish serial killer. He was born in New York, but his family moved to Scotland when he was a child. Manuel is known for committing a series of murders between 1956 and 1958.
Manuel’s crimes were particularly heinous and included murders, sexual assaults, and burglaries. He targeted both men and women, and his victims ranged in age from 8 to 45 years old. His modus operandi often involved breaking into homes and attacking the occupants.
Manuel’s arrogance and taunting of the police attracted significant media attention, which ultimately led to his capture. In 1958, he was found guilty of seven murders and was executed by hanging at Barlinnie Prison in Glasgow.
Peter Manuel’s crimes and subsequent trial remain significant in criminal history, and his case has been the subject of books, documentaries, and films.