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Russell Smith
Name Russell Smith
Gender Male
Birth Date June 22, 1947
Pathology Serial Killer
Modus Operandi Hammering
No. of Victims 8 killed
1+ attempted
Status Deceased
Portrayed By Patrick Holder
First Appearance "Perennials" (via flashbacks)

Russell Smith was a serial killer who appeared in Perennials via flashbacks.

BackgroundEdit

Not much is known about Smith, including why he came to start killing, though he was mentioned to be a sexual sadist. He killed a total of eight Alabama prostitutes from 1967 to 1987, by hammering icepicks into the back of their necks, starting with Patricia "Patty" Johnson, who was killed on October 9, 1967, when Smith was twenty years old. Also, during this time period, he somehow acquired a prominent scar on his jaw. He was also arrested for an unspecified reason (likely related to the incident in which he acquired his scar) on August 3, 1977, days before killing his fourth victim Marsha Allen, but was released. His killings ended on January 19, 1988, when he got into a gunfight with Tuscaloosa police officers, during which he was severely wounded. Smith was rushed to a local hospital, where he died from his gunshot wounds. At the same time, in the same hospital, and even alongside Smith's dying body, Willie Kestler was born. This coincidence would motivate Kestler to commit his own killings.

PerennialsEdit

Smith was frequently mentioned throughout the episode, and also appeared in Kestler's flashback about his birth. Afterwards, Kestler then assumed Smith's identity as his own.

Modus OperandiEdit

Smith targeted prostitutes, ambushing them in outside places, threatening them into compliance with a handgun, and making them bite down on a stick. He would then kill them by hammering an icepick down into the back of their necks.

ProfileEdit

No official profile has been made of Smith, as the BAU were more focused on Kestler, but Reid mentioned that he was a sexual sadist.

Known VictimsEdit

  • Alabama:
    • October 9, 1967, Mobile: Patricia "Patty" Johnson
    • December 10, 1970, unspecified location: Lori Silva
    • June 21, 1974, unspecified location: Tina Cavallini
    • August 14, 1977, unspecified location: Marsha Allen
    • March 28, 1979, Gadsden: Carol Hansen
    • September 30, 1983, unspecified location: Cynthia Powell
    • February 5, 1985, Birmingham: Taylor Lynn Grover
    • November 2, 1987, unspecified location: Josie Hardin
    • January 19, 1988, Tuscaloosa: Several unnamed police officers (attempted; got into a gunfight with them)

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