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Roderick McDONALD

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 


A.K.A.: "The Kinky Killer"
 
Classification: Murderer
Characteristics: Parricide - For denying his pleas for three-in-a-bed sex with his male lover
Number of victims: 2
Date of murders: November 23, 1992/February 14, 2007
Date of birth: 1944
Victims profile: His wife, Elizabeth, 36 / Acioli Pariz-Junior, 29 (his alleged male lover)
Method of murder: Strangulation - Stabbing with knife
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland/London, England, United Kingdom
Status: Sentenced to life in prison (minimum 9 years) in 1993. Escaped on April 11, 2005. Committed suicide by hanging himself in his cell on February 27, 2007
 
 
 
 
 
 

Roderick McDonald was dubbed the "kinky killer" after strangling his wife, Elizabeth.

The 49-year-old was jailed for life at the High Court in Edinburgh in 1993 for murder.

Elizabeth, 36, had left McDonald after tiring of his sexual demands, which included three-in-a-bid romps. She returned after he promised an end to the threesomes, but McDonald strangled her soon after.

Despite claiming he couldn't remember what happened, he was convicted.

McDonald escaped from Castle Huntly on April 11, 2005.

 
 

Fresh appeal on Castle Huntly absconder

The Courier

December 16, 2006

POLICE officers in Tayside have issued a fresh appeal for information to help catch a killer who escaped from Castle Huntly open prison over a year and half ago.

Roderick McDonald (49) was jailed for life at the High Court in Edinburgh in 1993 for murdering his wife Elizabeth.

He was sent to HMP Greenock where he remained until December 2004, when he was moved to Castle Huntley open prison in Longforgan.

Four months later, on April 11, 2005, prison guards discovered he had absconded and, despite extensive inquiries, he has not been seen since.

McDonald is around 6ft, of heavy build with blue eyes and has grey receding hair and bushy eyebrows. He was last seen wearing a black jumper, blue polo shirt and blue denim jeans.

Tabloids dubbed bisexual McDonald ‘the kinky killer’ when the court heard he strangled Elizabeth (36) for denying his pleas for three-in-a-bed sex with his male lover.

Elizabeth left McDonald when she tired of his demands, but she returned after he promised to end his 19-year relationship with Mr Russell.

McDonald told the court he had ordered Mr Russell to leave the house just hours before he had awoken to find his wife dead.

In court the former coach driver denied murdering her and said he had no memory of what happened on the night of her death.

He said he had awoken on November 23, 1992 to find Elizabeth dead in bed beside him and with his arm around her neck.

However the jury returned a majority verdict of guilty and judge Lord Penrose sentenced McDonald to life imprisonment with an order to serve a minimum of nine years.

 
 

'Kinky killer' found dead in his cell

BlackpoolGazette.co.uk

March 1, 2007

A CONVICTED killer arrested after going on the run in Blackpool has been found dead in his prison cell.

Roderick McDonald – dubbed the “Kinky Killer” – was discovered hanged while awaiting trial for a second murder.

The 51-year-old Scot was accused of killing a Brazilian man in a London hotel bedroom after he fled Blackpool where he had been working as a barman in a gay sauna.

McDonald had been on the run from jail after escaping towards the end of the life sentence he was given for murdering his wife.

The ex-soldier was jailed in 1993 for killing wife Elizabeth when she refused to get involved in sex games with him and another man.

McDonald was ordered to serve at least nine years and had already served 12 when he went on the run from Castle Huntly open prison, near Dundee, in May 2005.

He was arrested in Brighton on February 19 and appeared at Westminster Magistrates Court last Thursday, charged with the murder of Acioli Pariz-Junior.

The body of the 29-year-old, who had been in the UK since 2005 and worked as a cleaner, was found at the Westminster House Hotel, in Belgravia, London, on Valentine’s Day.

He had been beaten and stabbed to death.

Prior to his arrest, McDonald had been working at Acqua Sauna on Springfield Road, using the assumed name of Craig.

Originally from Edinburgh he was found hanged in his cell at Brixton Prison in London, where he had been remanded in custody.

He was due to appear before an Old Bailey judge in May charged with murder.

A Prison Service spokeswoman said: “Resuscitation was attempted, but the prisoner was pronounced dead.

Investigation

“As with all deaths in custody, the Prison and Probation Ombudsman will conduct an investigation.”

During the trial for his wife’s murder, McDonald told the court he had no memory of what happened on the night of her death.

He said he awoke on November 23, 1992, to find Mrs McDonald dead in bed beside him, with his arm around her neck.

Police were believed to be poised to swoop on Acqua Sauna, but McDonald disappeared before they had a chance.

Acioli, from Jaguare, Espirito Santo, had been due to travel to Italy to get citizenship, before returning to London.

His mother Benildes said: “He loved the UK. It was his second homeland.

“He thought he was always safe, that it was all wonderful."

 
 

Britain's wide open prisons: 130 killers are among 14,000 convicts who have escaped from low-security jails

DailyMail.co.uk

May 5, 2008

Some 24,000 prisoners, including 4,500 convicted of violent offences, have been released early since the End of Custody Licence scheme was introduced last June. There are currently a record 82,501 prisoners.

The BBC quoted a memo written by one open prison governor voicing concern over transfers of unsuitable inmates from secure jails.

It read: "The instructions coming down are that local prisons must review prisoners on shorter sentences for transfer. I have raised my concerns that this will mean an inevitable rise in absconds.

"Ministers have been briefed to this effect and are apparently happy to take the risk."

At least one murderer has escaped from an open prison to kill again, Panorama alleged.

It cited the case of Roderick McDonald, a prisoner serving life for the murder of his wife. He was moved to Scotland's Castle Huntly open prison in 2005 and absconded soon afterwards after being refused parole.

McDonald lived secretly in Blackpool for two years, where, the programme said, he carried out a violent rape on another man.

He then moved to London to avoid police attention, where he stabbed and strangled a Brazilian immigrant, Junior Pariz, in a hotel room.

McDonald hanged himself in a cell at Brixton prison while awaiting trial for the murder of Mr Pariz.

 
 


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