Pazazu Algarad was a heinous criminal and devil worshiper who was convicted for killing two innocent men but committed suicide during his sentence in the Raleigh Central Prison.
At the time of his death he was 34 years old, a creepy looking monster whose face was full of tattoos. It was revealed that he had sharpened his teeth and had not taken bath for years.
Patricia Gillespie made a horror series ‘The Devil You Know’ based on Pazazu Algarad’s horrific crimes. He admitted that it was a difficult task to gather authentic information about Algarad because he used to make fake stories about his early life.
Gillespie told during an interview:
“He told people he was from Iraq, he told people his father was some high priest. But the people who knew him as a child described him as a little off-kilter, a little emotional. Things that might indicate the beginning of a mental illness: harming animals, consuming alcohol and drugs at a very early age.”Source
Pazuzu Algarad’s Background
John Alexander Lawson was born in San Francisco, California on August 12, 1978. His parents were Timothy J and Cynthia Lawson who ended their relationship in 1990.
Algarad moved to North Carolina with his mother where they lived a normal life until Algarad’s transformation into a devil.
It was discovered that Pazuzu Algarad had serious health issues in his childhood. He suffered from schizophrenia and agoraphobia that was not treated on time and deteriorated his mental health.
His mother said that the treatment was really expensive so she was unable to provide Pazuzu with a normal childhood.
His life changed when he got exposed to drugs and alcohol at the age of 13. He began consuming these on a daily basis that resulted in a sudden change in his behavior.
In the next few years, he got inspired by Satanism and started performing strange rituals like sacrificing animals and drinking their blood.
At last, he decided to change his name to Pazuzu Illah Algarad, which means ‘the lord of the locusts.’
This name was taken from the American movie ‘The Exorcist,’ in which the title character was named Pazuzu. He was a Devil who claimed to be the God with supernatural powers.
First Violent Act
Pazuzu’s mother noticed a weird transformation in his behavior. He began reacting arrogantly on petty issues. One day, he attacked his mother by encircling her neck from behind but let her go when she started getting choked.
Later, it was discovered that Pazuzu’s girlfriend Amber Burch, with whom he was in a serious relationship, was also involved in this violent act.
His mother immediately reported the matter to the police and as a result Pazuzu was taken into custody by the police officials. However, he was freed after 12 months because he was a minor at that time.
All You Should Know About Pazazu Algarad’s Horror House
An inspection of Algarad’s house in Clemmons located at 2749 Knob Hill Drive, revealed that he was not a normal human being. The house looked like a dumpster and there was an unbearable odor of blood, urine and the remains of animals that he had slaughtered.
The walls were full of satanic symbols and devil quotes with unclear meanings and patterns. It was also discovered that he provided refuge to many strangers without knowing anything about them.
His guests were allowed to do anything they wanted including drinking, smoking and performing illegal sexual activities.
In October 2010, investigators found that Pazuzu has provided shelter to a suspect of Joseph Emmrick Chandler’s murder. Joseph’s dead body was recovered from a park named Donnaha Park located in Yadkin County.
Who Was Amber Bruch?
Amber Bruch was Pazuzu Algarad’s girlfriend and they were living together at Clemmons. Bruch was not an ordinary young girl. She was involved in many crimes in the past including robbery and misuse of weapons.
She had been involved with his boyfriend in his horrendous crimes including attacking his mother, asissting the suspected murderer of Joseph Chandler and many more.
Shocking Discovery Of Two Human Skulls From Algarad’s Backyard
Authorities issued an inspection warrant of Algarad’s house in Oct 2014. The survey revealed that two human skulls were buried in the Backyard after being shot in the head.
Forensic reports proved that they belonged to Joshua Fredrick Wetzler and Tommy Dean Welch. Both of them were reported missing in 2009.
Further investigations showed that Wetlzer was killed by Algarad and Welch was murdered by Bruch. Both the dead bodies were buried in the backyard of Algarad’s horror house in Clemmons.
After the discovery of all abnormal activities that happened in his house, the court declared the residence to be unfit for humans and was demolished in 2015.
Trial And Punishment
On 5th of October 2014, Pazuzu Algarad and his girlfriend Amber Bruch were declared guilty of killing one person each. During their trial, the crime partners did not have much to say.
They even failed to hire a personal attorney and requested the court to provide them with a legal representative. Algarad and Bruch were sentenced to imprisonment for 30 to 39 years in the Forsyth County Jail.
Algarad was shifted from Forsyth County Jail to the Central Prison in Raleigh in order to keep him under strict observation.
Pazuzu Algarad’s Second Girlfriend Krystal Nicole Matlock
28 years old Krystal Nicole Matlock, who was in a relationship with Algarad was also convicted for assisting him in a murder. She was arrested in 2014 with the charge of hiding Algarad’s criminal acts and helping him in burying the dead body.
After her trial in Courtroom 5A, she was announced imprisonment for a maximum period of four years and ten months. She managed to impress the judge with her behavior during the custody and was allowed to go home in 2015.
Pazuzu Algarad Found Dead In His Cell
On the morning of 28 October 2018, the devilish murderer was found dead inside his prison. It was discovered that he had a deep cut on his left arm and died as a result of excessive bleeding from it.
The authorities were unable to understand what happened to his arm but according to some rumors, he bit himself with his pointed teeth and took his own life.
On the other hand, Amber Bruch is still alive and serving her sentence in jail.
Reactions After His Death
His mother confessed that she failed to provide proper psychiatric care to her son because of her poor financial conditions. She added that:
“He wasn’t by any means an angel, but he wasn’t a bad person or a bogeyman or whatever phrases people have called him.”
One of Algarad’s old friend was also interviewed by the media who said:
“He had a twisted sort of charisma, it’s the kind of charisma that isn’t going to appeal to everyone. But certain minds are going to be drawn in by that: the misfits, the outcasts, people living on the edge or people who want to live on the edge.”Source
Even 4 years after his death, the residents of North California are living in horror and still remember the outrageous criminal acts performed by the self proclaimed devil.