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Richard Gerace was an accomplice of Chloe Donaghy, who appeared in the Season Seven episode of Criminal Minds, "It Takes a Village" through flashbacks.


Not much is revealed about Gerace's background besides the fact that he was an Irish-born low-level gun runner who had a close encounter with Ian Doyle in Belfast. Doyle tried to kill him by slashing his throat, leading to Gerace, who got a distinctive scar on his throat as a result, wanting revenge but later gave up on it. At some point, he moved to the U.S. and in 2011, resurrected his plan of revenge when Chloe Donaghy, a former lover of Doyle, contacted and recruited him and another enemy of Doyle's, a high-level arms dealer named Lachlan McDermott, for an operation to abduct Doyle's son, Declan, and get money from McDermott.

It Takes a Village[]

After somehow tracking down Declan to his boarding school in Virginia in the events of the episode, Donaghy goes there and serves him and some other students tainted cupcakes, causing Declan to suffer food poisoning and be sent home. At night, Gerace and Donaghy break into the house, having Gerace disable pole cameras set up by Morgan earlier, and kill two FBI agents sent to the house and also Declan's nanny, who is brutally beaten to death by Donaghy. They take Declan to one of McDermott's warehouses, where Donaghy later kills Gerace with a shot to the forehead so she and McDermott won't have to share the ransom with him.

Modus Operandi[]

It is unknown if Gerace has committed any murders prior to joining Donaghy's Gang. He could have killed one or two FBI agents using blunt-force trauma.


No specific profile was made on him by the BAU, who focused on only profiling Donaghy and her Gang.

Known Victims[]

  • Presumably committed several other crimes prior to the episode
  • September 8, 2011: The attack at Declan's home:
    • One to two unnamed FBI agents (both apparently killed by blunt-force trauma to the head)
    • Declan Doyle (Chloe and Doyle's son; abducted; was rescued)