Murders A-Z is a collection of true crime stories that take an in-depth look at both little-known and famous murders throughout history.
Many serial killers develop “calling cards” — akin to a brand — like “Night Stalker” Richard Ramirez’s bloody pentagram, or the alleged “Smiley Face Killers” graffiti symbol. Charles Albright left his own signature on the sex workers he killed in Dallas, Texas: he removed their eyeballs with chillingly surgical precision.
“Mark of a Killer” turned a keen eye onto the life of Charles Albright, popularly known as the “Eyeball Killer.”
Charles Frederick Albright was born in Amarillo, Texas in 1933 and adopted when he was just weeks old by Fred and Delle Albright. The couple lived in a middle-class suburb; Fred was a grocer and Delle was a schoolteacher. According to an in-depth Texas Monthly feature, Delle was both a strict and smothering mother who sometimes dressed her son in girl’s clothing, tied him to his bed as punishment, and insisted on chauffeuring him when he began dating in high school.