In 1988 and 1989 Pace terrorised women in their Atlanta area homes. The weakest and sickest thing about this is most of the women were senior citizens. With the majority of them being over the age of 75. In each attack he would sneak in through their windows in the early hours of the morning. Pace one time broke into the home where a 15 year old girl was held a knife to her and told her to take all her clothes off. She wasn’t assaulted as she faked an asthma attack and pace fled. Pace also broke into the home of the late Martin Luther Kings wives house Coretta Scott King. He just robbed her and was face to face with her.
Lula Bell McAfee: August 28th, 1988 Age 86. Lula was discovered by her room mate naked in her bed face down. She had been strangled and sexually assaulted.
Mattie Mae McLendon: September 10th, 1988. Age 78. Mattie was found dead in her bed. She was sexually assaulted. No ligature was found so it is thought Pace killed her with his bare hands.
Johnnie Mae Martin: February 4th, 1989. Age 79. She was discovered in her bed nude from the waist down. She had been strangled to death with a shoe lace.
Annie Kate Britt: March 4th, 1989. Age 42. Her brother in law found her strangled to death in her bed she had been sexually assaulted. The sock used to strangle her was still wrapped around her neck when her brother in law found her. Her age is a little young for him.
He almost claimed 2 more victims but these women managed to scare him off. On September 24th, 1992 Sara Grogan age 69, found an intruder in her house. She had time to get her gun and fired a shot at him and he fled. Fingerprints left at the scene showed that the intruder was Pace. Then less than a week later on September 30th, 1992 Sussie Sublett who was elderly and lived alone woke up to see a man stealing money from her purse. He threatened to shoot her and a scuffle ensued at then he fled. Fingerprints there also led to Pace. These crimes occurred at 3 am and 2 am respectively.
Sentencing: Pace currently sits on death row in Georgia. He filed a habeas petition on February 20th, 2009 in Federal District Court. He was charged with four counts of malice murder, four counts of felony murder, four counts of rape, and two counts of aggravated sodomy. He was sentenced to death in March 1996.