Fast Food Killer Dies In State Prison At 55

Friday, November 1, 2013

Paul Dennis Reid, known at the Fast Food Killer after murdering seven people during robberies at fast food units in the Nashville area and Clarksville in 1997, has died in prison. He was 55.

5px;">Department of Corrections officials said Reid was pronounced dead Friday at 5:55 p.m. by a physician at Nashville General Hospital at Meharry. 

Reid was sentenced to death for the murders of  Sarah Jackson, 16, and Steve Hampton, 25, at the Captain D’s in Donelson. Andrea Brown, 17, Ronald Santiago, 27, and Robert Sewell Jr., 23, at the McDonalds in Hermitage, and Angela Holmes, 21, and Michelle Mace, 16, at the Baskin-Robbins in Clarksville.


He was also convicted of the attempted first-degree murder of Antonio Gonzalez.

The cause of death will be determined by the state’s medical examiner.

Reid was from Texas, but came to Nashville to pursue a career in country music.

At the time of the slayings, Reid was on parole for a robbery at a Houston steakhouse in 1983. He served seven years of a 20-year sentence.


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