John Wayne Gacy was convicted of the torture, rape and murder of 33 males between 1972 until his arrest in 1978. He was dubbed the “Killer Clown” because he entertained kids at parties as “Pogo The Clown.” He was eventually convicted and sentenced to death. On May 10, 1994, Gacy was executed by lethal injection. His final statement to his lawyer before his execution was that killing him would not compensate for the loss of others, and that this was the state murdering him. It is reported that his final spoken words were simply, “Kiss my ass”.