Number of victims: 2
Date of murders: 1965 / 1980
Date of birth: January 21, 1944
Victims profile:: A fellow inmate / Richard Adan, 22
Method of murder: Stabbing with knife
Location: Utah/New York, USA
Status: Sentenced to fifteen years to life on April 15, 1982. Hanged himself in his prison cell on February 10, 2002
He was born on a U.S. Army base in Michigan to an American soldier and a Chinese woman. As a child Abbott was in trouble with teachers and later the law, and by the age of sixteen he was sent to a reform school. In 1965 at 21 years old, Jack Abbott was serving a sentence for forgery in a Utah prison when he stabbed a fellow inmate to death. He was given a sentence of three to twenty years for this offense, and in 1971 his sentence was increased by a further nineteen years after he escaped and committed a bank robbery in Colorado.