Known as the Shotgun Killer, he was sentenced to 120 years in prison after confessing to murdering seven people on a 1990 killing spree.
He served two years in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Also known as Shotgun Peterson, he later changed his legal name to Obadyah Ben-Yisrayl and recanted his confession.
At the time of the murders, he had one child with his girlfriend.
He earned a nickname for shooting his victims, as did George Machine Gun Kelly.