Serial killer Dean Corll was believed to have been responsible for more than 30 sex slayings of teen boys in the early s in Houston. Corll — an army veteran — got the handle The Candyman because his parents owned a confectionary factory in Houston, Texas, and he gave out free candy to kids in the hood. Cops dig for remains on one The Candy Mans Houston-area properties. By the time he was shot to death on Aug.
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