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Juan Covington

Juan Covington in prison
Background information
Born: March 3, 1962
Number of victims: 3
Span of killings: 1998–May, 2005
Country: USA
State(s): Pennsylvania
Date apprehended: 2005

Juan Covington is an American serial killer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He worked at Pennsylvania Hospital and was arrested in 2005 after security camera footage linked him to the murder of co-worker Patricia McDermott, 48, an X-ray technician.


  1. In 1998 Covington shot and killed his cousin, Rev. Thomas Lee Devlin, 49, as he was leading a prayer service.
  2. In 2003 Covington shot David Stewart, 43, nine times as he walked home. Stewart survived the attack.
  3. In 2004 Covington shot William Bryant, 33, nine times as the man walked to work. Bryant also survived.
  4. In March 2005, Covington shot and killed Odies Bosket, 36, at a subway station.
  5. In May 2005, Covington shot and killed Patricia McDermott.

Juan Covington received three life sentences for his crimes.


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