Erie Manufacturing Mass Murder: Nelson Serrano convicted of 4 murders, sentenced to death

4 victims Erie Manufacturing

George Gonsalves, 69
Frank Dosso, 35
George Patisso Jr., 26
Diane Dosso Patisso, 28

Police Seek Mass Murderer (part 1)
Killings Under Investigation in Barow (part 2)
Killings Stun Relatives, Friends and Neighbors(part 1)
4 Plant Workers Slain in Bartow
Victims (part 2)
Slayings May Be Result of Dispute
Police Get New Leads on Slayings
Man charged in quadruple 1997 Polk slayings
New Trial To Begin In Bartow Murders
Judge warns victims’ mother not to cry on stand
Serrano Guilty of Four Murders
Jury Says Serrano Should Die
Nelson Serrano Sentenced to Death
Sentencing Order
State High Court to Hear Serrano Appeal Tuesday
Polk killer Nelson Serrano should die, Florida Supreme Court says
Murderpedia: Nelson Ivan Serrano
Wikipedia: Nelson Serrano
Dosso Buys Erie, Scene of 1997 Mass Murder, for $56,000 in Bidding War

48 Hours: To Catch A Killer
Unusual Suspects: Manufacturing Murder


NelsonSerrano prison mug

DC Number: 129232
Hair Color: BROWN
Eye Color: BLUE
Height: 5’09”
Weight: 183 lbs.
Birth Date: 09/15/1938
Initial Receipt Date: 06/28/2007
Current Facility: UNION C.I.
Current Custody: MAXIMUM
Current Release Date: DEATH SENTENCE


Current Prison Sentence History:
Offense Date Offense Sentence Date County Case No. Prison Sentence Length
12/03/1997 1ST DG MUR/PREMED. OR ATT. 06/26/2007 POLK 0103262 DEATH SENTENCE
12/03/1997 1ST DG MUR/PREMED. OR ATT. 06/26/2007 POLK 0103262 DEATH SENTENCE
12/03/1997 1ST DG MUR/PREMED. OR ATT. 06/26/2007 POLK 0103262 DEATH SENTENCE
12/03/1997 1ST DG MUR/PREMED. OR ATT. 06/26/2007 POLK 0103262 DEATH SENTENCE

Note: The offense descriptions are truncated and do not necessarily reflect the crime of conviction. Please refer to the court documents or the Florida Statutes for further information or definition.

Incarceration History:
Date In-Custody 06/28/2007
Date Out-of-Custody Currently Incarcerated

2 Responses

  1. This is not a simple case of murder. Like 1 of the cops said, its about “money, greed, revenge.” It’s very hard to judge someone who feels he/she has been cheated by his business partners unless you’ve been in a similar situation. Partnerships, like friendships and marriages, can go from good to bad very quickly. Mr. Serrano had tried using the courts for a remedy, but the courts didn’t provide him any relief, so he took matters into his own hands. I’m not excusing what he did – I’m simply explaining it.

    • He was a loser and his family are all lowlifes, his son got away with the murders because he bribed someone for an alibi. Nelson was given an opportunity to join a business and he and his son stole from it, numerous times. The courts revealed that and then he killed those he felt took away his gravy train. I wish he and his son were dead already!!

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