Benjamin Atkins

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Benjamin Atkins
Full Name: Benjamin Atkins
Alias: Tony Atkins
The Woodward Corridor Killer
Hobby: Murdering prostitutes
Goals: Continue killing prostitutes
Crimes: Rape
Serial murder

Benjamin "Tony" Atkins (August 26, 1968 – September 17, 1997), also known as the Woodward Corridor Killer, was an American serial killer and rapist who murdered, tortured, and raped 11 women in Highland Park and Detroit, Michigan, during a period of nine months between December 1991 and August 1992.

All the victims were found in vacant buildings, all had been raped and strangled. Most of them had been murdered in the suburb of Highland Park. Many of the victims were working as prostitutes, and Atkins said he was motivated by a hatred of prostitution.

During his trial, it was revealed that Atkins himself was raped at age 10 and had witnessed his mother engage in prostitution.

He was convicted of eleven counts of first degree murder and one count of first degree sexual conduct and sentenced to eleven life sentences. On September 17, 1997, he died of an infection caused by HIV at Duane Waters Hospital, which is connected with the Egeler Correctional Facility in Jackson.