Robert Andrew “Bob” Berdella was an American serial killer from Kansas City, Missouri. He raped, tortured, and killed at least six men. Berdella was conscious of his homosexuality. In 1984, he started dating Jerry Howell, a good-looking 19-year-old male prostitute. On July 5th, 1984, Berdella invited Howell to his house, where he drugged him with sedatives for animals and immobilized him by binding him to a bed. In the following hours he repeatedly raped his victim, wrote carefully about the process into his diary, and took several pictures to relive his fantasy later. This was the beginning of his torture and murder spree.