A new Hulu series is set to unravel the horrifying true story of a nurse who murdered and dismembered LGBTQ+ victims before dumping their body parts on the side of the road in a lurid echo of Jeffrey Dahmer.
The four-part documentary, titled Last Call: When A Serial Killer Stalked Queer New York, focuses on the gruesome crimes of sadistic murderer Richard Rogers.
The nurse worked at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan for 22 years, specializing in pediatric care for children with heart conditions, but his healthy appearance would soon begin to unravel.
As true crime fans prepare for the drama to hit their screens, FEMAIL exposes the disturbing true story in which Rogers was convicted of two murders and suspected of at least two more.
The series, titled Last Call: When A Serial Killer Stalked Queer New York, centers on the horrific true story of sadistic killer Richard Rogers.
The chilling story began in the 1980s when reports began to circulate that there was a serial killer targeting the LGBTQ+ community.
In 1988, a 47-year-old man sued Richard Rogers after escaping his clutches and telling police he had been drugged and assaulted.
He told officers that he had passed out in an apartment before waking up strapped to the bed while being beaten by Rogers, according to the report. New York Post.
But eventually Rogers was acquitted in a bench trial and was free to roam the streets once more.
Just a few years later, in 1991, investment banker Peter Anderson had been visiting Manhattan from Philadelphia to attend a political fundraiser.
The 54-year-old, who had come out as gay a year earlier, was last seen leaving his hotel late at night.
Days later, parts of her body were found wrapped in garbage bags and left in trash cans at two rest stops on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
Court documents indicated that he had suffered ‘open wounds on his chest’, as well as revealing that his penis had been cut off and placed in his mouth.
The dismembered remains of computer sales representative Thomas Mulcahy, 57, (pictured) who was in New York on business, were also found discarded.
Sex worker Anthony Marrero, 44, (pictured) was also one of the victims for whom Rogers was convicted of killing and disposing of his body.
The following year, the dismembered remains of 57-year-old computer sales representative Thomas Mulcahy, who was in New York on business, were also found similarly disposed of.
At the time of his death, he was residing with his wife and four children in Massachusetts, and was also having affairs with men, according to court documents.
Coroners later determined Mulcahy’s cause of death to be multiple stab wounds.
And two other victims, 44-year-old sex worker Anthony Marrero and 56-year-old typographer Michael Sakara, were identified as having met a similar fate.
But, at a time when hate crimes were on the rise and the AIDS crisis intensified, police were unable to make any progress in the investigation.
The revelry left many in the LGBTQ+ community living in fear.
Abraham Levy, who worked as a cocktail waiter at a queer bar in the early ’90s, previously told the New York Times: ‘It was horrible. Every week there seemed to be another body.
It wasn’t until Mulcahy’s widow asked police for an update on the case in 1999, given advances in forensic technology, that officers were finally able to come up with the result.
Investigators had taken fingerprints from crime scenes at the time and were stunned after running them through new software that recorded a match to Rogers, who had stood trial years earlier.
The allegations against Rogers began while he was still a graduate student at the University of Maine in 1973.
Investment banker Peter Anderson (left) and typographer Michael Sakara (right) were found in similar circumstances, but Rogers was never convicted of their murders.
The case had chilling echoes of that of Jeffrey Dahmer (pictured), who raped, murdered and cannibalized 17 young men in Wisconsin and Ohio between 1978 and 1991.
He stood trial accused of beating to death his 22-year-old roommate, Frederick Spencer.
Rogers claimed that Spencer had attacked him with a hammer, but that in the ensuing fight he was able to wrest it off before hitting Spencer over the head with the weapon eight times.
He then wrapped the body in a nylon tent and dumped it in a wooded area on the side of the road before two cyclists made the gruesome discovery, according to reports.
Rogers claimed that he had been acting in self-defense and was acquitted after spending six months in jail.
He changed schools and left the area, but had given his fingerprints in the process of the investigation, which remained on record for decades.
After the game, Rogers was subsequently questioned about the four murders by police, despite many believing there were more victims out there.
In 2005, he was found guilty of murdering Thomas Mulcahy and Anthony Marrero, as well as two counts of hindering his own apprehension.
Judge James Citta called Michael “an evil human being” and sentenced him to life in prison.
He was not convicted of the murders of Anderson and Sakara.
Rogers, who was the eldest of five children and is said to have had a stable childhood, has never specifically revealed his motivations.
The case had disturbing echoes of that of Jeffrey Dahmer, who raped, murdered and cannibalized 17 young men in Wisconsin and Ohio between 1978 and 1991.
He was convicted in 1992 and murdered in prison two years later, at the age of 34.
HBO’s four-part series Last Call: When A Serial Killer Stalked Queer New York will premiere on July 9.