- About Charles Whitman
Full name: Charles Whitman
Also known as: Charles Whitman, Whitman, Charles
Professions: University of Texas tower sniper; mass murderer
Occupation: Engineering student
- Charles Whitman Measurements
Height: 6' (1.83 m)
- Charles Whitman Death information
Died: Monday, 1st of August, 1966 (Age: 25)
- Charles Whitman Biography
Charles Joseph Whitman (June 24, 1941 – August 1, 1966) was an American engineering student and former U.S. Marine, who killed 16 people and wounded 32 others in a spree shooting in Austin, Texas on the University of Texas at Austin campus in and around the Tower on the afternoon of August 1, 1966. Three people were shot and killed inside the university's tower and eleven others were murdered after Whitman fired at random from the 28th-floor observation deck of the Main Building. Whitman was shot and killed by Austin police officer, Houston McCoy.Prior to the shootings at the University of Texas at Austin, Whitman had murdered both his wife and mother in Austin. The shooting would remain the deadliest shooting on a U.S. college campus until the Virginia Tech massacre in 2007.
- Charles Whitman Family
Spouse: Kathy Leissner
Parents: Margaret Whitman, Charles Adolphus "C.A." Whitman, Jr., Charles Adolphus "C. A." Whitman, Jr.