Criminal and arsonist most remembered as the 'Casanova Killer' during the late 1990s.
At 16, he had already been expelled from school and was building a reputation as a troublemaker with a hot temper.
He once claimed that he had committed nearly 70 murders during his career as a criminal.
He divorced his childhood sweetheart, Deborah Ann Nix, in 1983.
He once claimed to have been partying with Nicole Simpson, the wife of convict O.J. Simpson, the night before her murder.