Serial killers are said to kill people of their own race; however, African American Carl Eugene killed mostly whites. He admitted to drowning over 80 women – claiming he saw evil in their eyes and wanted to prevent their spirits from escaping.
Watts, whose killing spree started at the age of 20, was not caught for eight years. He was finally arrested for breaking and entering and attempted murder. At that time, investigators began to suspect him of a string of recent local murders. However, there was very little evidence to prove it. He was offered a plea bargain granting him immunity from those murders if he confessed and gave details.
After Watts confessed to about 80 murders (insinuating there were more), the Michigan authorities changed their minds about the deal and gathered enough evidence off the confession to convict him of murder. Watts was found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment. He died of prostate cancer in 2007.