Simon Peter Nelson was born on October 2, 1931 June 18, 2017.
He was an American man.
Nelson was convicted of murdering his six children, aged 13, 11, 8, 7, 5, and 3.
Simon used a knife and rubber mallet to kill the children as they slept on January 7, 1978, in Rockford, Illinois.
Nelson then drove to Milwaukee to beat his wife, who was seeking a divorce at the time.
He claimed that he “snapped” when his wife announced her intention to divorce him, and alleged that he could not recall the killings because of amnesia.
He was sentenced to hundreds of years in prison, he was first eligible for parole in 1986, but was denied at least 15 times.
Simon Peter Nelson passed away at 85 years old.