He confessed to the horrendous crimes which he committed between 1999 and 2003.
The Monster of the Cane Fields
Born in 1961, Manuel’s parents died not long after he was born, and he was adopted out to a woman who was incredibly physically abusive.
As a child his adoptive mother threw him off a balcony, which resulted in a broken hand and foot and a permanent limp. He was removed from this unhealthy environment and given to another family to raise – only to discover he had been placed in the care of alcoholics.
He admitted to raping, mutilating and murdering many children (admitting to either 21 or 34 murders, depending on sources) between 1999 and 2003, in the surrounding towns of Valle del Cauca. He was captured when 12 year old Luis Carlos Gálvez disappeared. Luis’ mother had seen her son with Manuel, which led investigators to inspect the room he had rented. Inside the room, the police found syringes, Lidocaine, newspaper clippings of the murders, and the wristwatch Luis was wearing the day he went missing.
Manuel is second on the list of the most dangerous Colombian ‘violators’ to have ever lived.
He comes second to Luis Alfred Garavitor, a Colombian psychopath responsible for killing over 160 children...
but more about that man another time...