Grady Stiles, the Lobster Boy

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Grady Franklin Stiles, Jr.

Also Known As: "Lobster Boy"
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Death: November 29, 1992 (55) (Gunshot Wound to Head)
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Son of Grady Franklin Stiles
Husband of Maria Teresa Stiles and Barbara Stiles

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About Grady Stiles, the Lobster Boy

Grady Stiles II came from a long line of males born with a disfiguring condition called Electrodactyly (fingers and toes are fused to look like claws). Following in his father's footsteps, Grady joined the circus.

Stiles had been married twice, having a daughter and son whom both have electrodactyly. They toured in the circus as performers.

Allegedly, Stiles was an abusive alcoholic. He killed his daughter's fiance to prevent them from being married, and was not imprisoned because the prison could not cater to his disability. He ended up with 15 years probation.

Stiles quit drinking and remarried his first wife, Maria Herzog. Soon after, Stiles began his drinking and abused his wife. Maria Herzog and their son allegedly hired someone from the circus, Chris Wynant, to kill Stiles. He shot Stiles 3 times in the head, killing him instantly, and all three (Maria, her son, and Chris Wynant) were charged and convicted.

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Grady Stiles, the Lobster Boy's Timeline

July 18, 1937
Pittsburgh, PA, United States
November 29, 1992
Age 55