The Beast Of Bastille: The Truth About Guy Georges' Childhood

Guy Georges is a French serial killer who raped and murdered seven women from 1991 to 1997. He is currently serving a sentence of life in prison in Ensisheim, France. Georges' troubles began early in his life. Born Guy Rampillon in 1962, he was the illegitimate child of a French woman and an American man who worked at a NATO base. Georges was soon abandoned by his parents and was brought to the Direction Départementale des Affaires Sanitaires et Sociales (DDASS), France's social affairs service (via Murderpedia).

Guy Rampillion then became Guy Georges (after his biological father, George Cartwright), as it was deemed that it would be more appealing to potential adoptive parents. Soon after, Georges was taken in by the Morin family. At the time, the Morins already had several adopted children under their care, and Georges was a welcome addition. But Georges' time with the Morins didn't last long after he showed early signs of a proclivity for violence. According to Crime and Investigation, at 14 years old, Guy attempted to strangle one of his mentally disabled adoptive sisters. A couple of years later, he attacked another one of his sisters. It was then that the Morins decided that it would be best to send Georges back to the DDASS to protect their other children from further harm.

Guy Georges' violence escalates

According to experts, per Insider, serial killers have some common traits, and one of those mentioned — "poor behavior controls" — is present in Guy Georges. His violent tendencies came out at a young age, and it seemed that he had no control over his actions. After leaving the Morin family, Georges' disturbing actions escalated. Throughout the late '70s and early '80s, he committed a series of crimes, including theft and assault. Per Crime and Investigation, Georges attacked a woman and assaulted and stabbed another when he was 17 years old. Both of his victims survived, but he was arrested and sentenced to a year in prison.

After his release, Georges raped and attacked women and left them to die, but they survived. His first murder was committed in 1991, and he was apprehended in 1997 after raping and murdering seven women. Most of his victims were taken in the region of Paris' Bastille prison, thus the nickname "The Beast of Bastille." An article from The Guardian covers the analysis of four psychiatrists who studied Georges. Dr. Henri Grynzspan said: "What was unbearable for him was the other person's successful life, which reflected his own feelings of frustration and failure." They further stated that his abandonment as a child might be the root cause of his actions. Georges was sentenced to life in prison in 2001 and will be eligible for parole after more than 20 years.