One of the most spine-chilling murders that shook the world was committed by none other than the ‘infamous’ Pazuzu Algarad. He was an American murderer responsible for the murder of two men. However, his original name was not Pazuzu Algarad but John Alexander Lawson. He legally changed the name in 2002 to conform with his satanist beliefs.
If you look up the meaning of his surname ‘llah Algarad’, you will find that it means the lord of locusts in Arabic. Surprisingly, he committed suicide in jail to escape the conviction. As per the sources, he had sharpened his teeth and used them to bite a vein in his arm.
So are you curious to know more about this ‘infamous’ criminal’s life? Well, you are at the right place, as we will share some shocking details about Pazuzu Algarad here.
Who Is Pazuzu Algarad?
Pazuzu Algarad was born on August 12, 1978, in San Francisco, California, in the United States. He died on October 25, 2015, at the age of 37 years, in Central Prison, Raleigh, North Carolina. According to the sources, in 2012, he was convicted as an accessory after the shooting of Joseph Emmrick Chandler in Dohanna Park in 2010.
In 2014, the police arrested him after discovering skeletal remains in shallow graves in his backyard. At this time, the police arrested his girlfriend as well. Later they charged and convicted her for her role in the deaths.
According to the sources, he lived at a house at 2749 Knob Hill Drive in Clemons, North Carolina, with his mother. However, the police demolished the house in 2015. This was because the house was declared unfit for human occupation. Moreover, following his death, he became the subject of a documentary, “The Devil You Know.”
Was He An Outcast In Society?
After he changed his name to Algarad, he aimed to ostracize himself from society. So he covered his face in tattoos and sharpened his teeth into points. In fact, he would tell people that he regularly made animal sacrifices and also claimed that he could control the weather.
One of the psychiatrists said that Algarad bathed no more than once a year and did not brush his teeth in years. He claimed personal hygiene “stripped the body of its defenses in warding off infection and illness.” Moreover, his behavior was a major rebellion against Clemmons and its residents. People knew the town for being heavily Christian.
Pazuzu Algarad also drew others who felt socially excluded like him and encouraged them to engage in debauchery. According to the sources, Algarad had a way of attracting women; Amber Burch and Krystal Matlock were two of his known finances. They often came to his home.
House Of Horrors
Pazuzu Algarad’s house at Knob Hill Drive had become a hub for those outcasts and misfits. They could come and stay for as long as they wanted. In fact, Algarad did not care what they did in his home.
According to the sources, the activities at Algarad’s home included self-harm, drinking the blood of birds, performing rabbit sacrifices, doing copious drugs, and staging orgies. So, all in all, it was a horror house.
Criminals committing crimes is not a new thing; however, if it is a person who has Satanistic beliefs in him, it becomes dangerous. Well, this is what happened with Pazuzu Algarad. He changed himself completely and started believing in Satanist ideas which made him commit all sorts of criminal activities.