Elmer Wayne Henley

Elmer Wayne Henley

Serial Killer
Born May 9, 1956

Elmer Wayne Henley, Jr. is a convicted American serial killer, incarcerated in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) system. Henley was convicted in 1974 for his role in a series of murders in Houston, Texas between 1970 and 1973 in which a minimum of 28 teenage boys were abducted, raped and murdered by Dean Corll. Many of the victims were lured to Corll's home by Henley or Corll's other teenage accomplice, David Brooks.… Read More

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1956 Birth Henley was born May 9, 1956, in Houston, Texas, the eldest of four sons born to Elmer Wayne Henley, Sr. and Mary Henley (née Weed). … Read More


1970 14 Years Old The couple divorced in 1970 when Henley was 14. … Read More
Nonetheless, in 1971, Henley also began spending time in Corll's company. … Read More
1972 16 Years Old 1 More Event
Henley later told police that, for several months, he completely ignored Corll's offer. However, in early 1972, he decided he would "help find a boy" for Corll as he was in dire financial circumstances. … Read More
By the time Richard Kepner had been killed and buried at High Island, Henley had assisted in the abduction and murder of a minimum of nine teenage boys. On February 1, 1973, Corll abducted and killed a 17-year-old youth named Joseph Lyles, apparently without the assistance of Henley, who had temporarily moved to Mount Pleasant in early 1973.
1974 18 Years Old Henley was brought to trial in San Antonio in July 1974, charged with the murders of six teenage boys whom he himself lured to Corll's apartment between March 1972 and July 1973. … Read More


1978 22 Years Old Henley's conviction was overturned on appeal on December 20, 1978.
1979 23 Years Old He was tried for a second time in June 1979 and was again convicted of 6 murders and again sentenced to six consecutive life terms. … Read More
1980 24 Years Old Henley first became eligible for parole on July 8, 1980; on this occasion—and each successive parole hearing to date—he has been denied parole. … Read More


1994 38 Years Old In 1994, at the suggestion of a Louisiana art dealer, Henley began to paint as a hobby, in part as a means of generating income for himself and his mother. … Read More


1997 41 Years Old A pen pal with whom Henley has corresponded has also organized several exhibitions of his artwork. In 1997, the Hyde Park Gallery in Houston's Neartown area hosted Henley's first art show. … Read More
1999 43 Years Old In 1999 the city of Houston expressed interest in building a monument to victims of violent crime, which Henley said he would be willing to help pay for with part of the proceeds from a second art show.


2010 54 Years Old In a 2010 interview, Henley stated: "I couldn't leave anyway. If I did go, I knew Dean would go after one of my little brothers, who he always liked a little too much." Nonetheless, between June and July 1973: he, Brooks and Corll had killed a further seven victims between the ages of fifteen and twenty, at least six of whom Henley participated in either the abduction of or murder. … Read More


2016 60 Years Old As of early 2016, both Henley and Brooks are still serving life sentences. … Read More
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