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Apr 4
Robert John Bardo, stalked and killed actress Rebecca Schaeffer
In 1989, Rebecca Schaeffer was a Hollywood darling, former star of the television series My Sister Sam and several movies. But just as her career was taking off, her life was cut short by Robert John Bardo, a man who had been stalking Schaeffer for years. In July 1989, Bardo showed up at Schaeffer’s apartment and fatally shot her as she stood in her doorway.
Bardo’s crime sent chills through Hollywood, especially because of the ease with which he found Schaeffer through her driving records. The incident led to new anti-stalking laws, including the 1994 Driver’s Privacy Protection Act, which prevents the Department of Motor Vehicles from releasing private addresses.

Robert John Bardo, stalked and killed actress Rebecca Schaeffer

In 1989, Rebecca Schaeffer was a Hollywood darling, former star of the television series My Sister Sam and several movies. But just as her career was taking off, her life was cut short by Robert John Bardo, a man who had been stalking Schaeffer for years. In July 1989, Bardo showed up at Schaeffer’s apartment and fatally shot her as she stood in her doorway.

Bardo’s crime sent chills through Hollywood, especially because of the ease with which he found Schaeffer through her driving records. The incident led to new anti-stalking laws, including the 1994 Driver’s Privacy Protection Act, which prevents the Department of Motor Vehicles from releasing private addresses.

Apr 2
ramirezdahmerbundy:


Kenneth Erskine is an English serial killer who became known as the Stockwell Strangler. During 1986, Erskine murdered as many as 11 elderly men and women, breaking into their homes and strangling them; most often they were sexually assaulted. The crimes took place in the Stockwell area of London. A homeless drifter and solvent abuser, Erskine was 24 years old when he committed the crimes, but had the mental age of a 12-year-old. He was convicted of seven murders, although police believe that he was responsible for four other murders with which he was never charged. Erskine was jailed for a minimum term of 40 years, but has since been found to be suffering from mental disorder within the meaning of the Mental Health Act 1983, and is therefore now held at the maximum security Broadmoor Hospital. He is unlikely to be freed until at least 2028 and the age of 66. Almost 20 years on, the trial judge’s recommendation is still one of the heaviest ever handed out in British legal history. In February 1996 Erskine was again in the news, this time for preventing the possible murder of Peter Sutcliffe, the “Yorkshire Ripper”, by raising the alarm as a fellow inmate, Paul Wilson, attempted to strangle Sutcliffe with the flex from a pair of stereo headphones

ramirezdahmerbundy:

Kenneth Erskine is an English serial killer who became known as the Stockwell Strangler. During 1986, Erskine murdered as many as 11 elderly men and women, breaking into their homes and strangling them; most often they were sexually assaulted. The crimes took place in the Stockwell area of London. A homeless drifter and solvent abuser, Erskine was 24 years old when he committed the crimes, but had the mental age of a 12-year-old. He was convicted of seven murders, although police believe that he was responsible for four other murders with which he was never charged. Erskine was jailed for a minimum term of 40 years, but has since been found to be suffering from mental disorder within the meaning of the Mental Health Act 1983, and is therefore now held at the maximum security Broadmoor Hospital. He is unlikely to be freed until at least 2028 and the age of 66. Almost 20 years on, the trial judge’s recommendation is still one of the heaviest ever handed out in British legal history. In February 1996 Erskine was again in the news, this time for preventing the possible murder of Peter Sutcliffe, the “Yorkshire Ripper”, by raising the alarm as a fellow inmate, Paul Wilson, attempted to strangle Sutcliffe with the flex from a pair of stereo headphones

Apr 2
ramirezdahmerbundy:

According to Colombian police, Luis Alfredo Garavito is a glib predator and a “solitary sadist” who stands accused as one of the world’s worst serial killers. In 1999, Garavito, a 42-year-old drifter, confessed to the slayings of at least 140 boys between the ages of 8 and 16 during a 5-year killing spree. Garavito would befriend the children and take them on long walks until they were tired. Then he would tie them up with nylon rope, slit their throats or behead them, and then bury their bodies. Most of Garavito’s victims were street children, children from poor families, or children seperated from their parents by poverty or political violence. Authorities said it was beacause there was no one to notice that the children were missing or to inquire about their whereabouts that Garavito was able to go on killing for so long without being detected.

ramirezdahmerbundy:

According to Colombian police, Luis Alfredo Garavito is a glib predator and a “solitary sadist” who stands accused as one of the world’s worst serial killers. In 1999, Garavito, a 42-year-old drifter, confessed to the slayings of at least 140 boys between the ages of 8 and 16 during a 5-year killing spree. Garavito would befriend the children and take them on long walks until they were tired. Then he would tie them up with nylon rope, slit their throats or behead them, and then bury their bodies. Most of Garavito’s victims were street children, children from poor families, or children seperated from their parents by poverty or political violence. Authorities said it was beacause there was no one to notice that the children were missing or to inquire about their whereabouts that Garavito was able to go on killing for so long without being detected.

"Let’s do it"
Gary Gilmore’s last words before being executed by firing squad
Gilmore had demanded that his death penalty be carried out. Reportedly, the night before his execution, he had a steak dinner and a 6-pack of beer. His uncle has stated that he smuggled in some Jack Daniels for Gary before his execution.

"Let’s do it"

Gary Gilmore’s last words before being executed by firing squad

Gilmore had demanded that his death penalty be carried out. Reportedly, the night before his execution, he had a steak dinner and a 6-pack of beer. His uncle has stated that he smuggled in some Jack Daniels for Gary before his execution.

Murder: First and Second Degree

Murder

Murder can be found under Section 229 of the Criminal Code: Culpable homicide is murder:

1. Where the person who causes the death of a human being

  • Means to cause death or
  • Means to cause bodily harm that he knows will likely cause his death and is reckless whether death ensues or not.

2. Where a person meaning to cause death to a human being or meaning to cause him bodily harm that he knows is likely to cause his death, and being reckless whether death ensues or not, by accident or mistake causes death to another human being, notwithstanding that he does not mean to cause death or bodily harm to the human being or;

3. Where a person, for an unlawful object, does anything that he knows or ought to know is likely to cause death, and thereby causes death to a human being, notwithstanding that he desires to effect his object without causing death or bodily harm to any human being.

Murder can divided into two categories, first degree murder and second degree murder.

First Degree Murder

A homicide is automatically considered to be first degree murder in the following cases:

  • If it is planned and deliberate.
  • Contracted murder (ex: hiring a hit man).
  • Murder of a peace officer (on or off duty. Includes police, wardens, individuals working in a prison etc.).
  • Hijacking, sexual assault, or kidnapping.
  • Criminal harassment.
  • Murder during terrorist activity.
Second Degree Murder

Second degree murder is essentially a ‘catch all’ category meaning that all culpable homicide that is not first degree murder is second degree murder. The main thrust is that a murder is considered to be second degree if it is not planned or deliberate but is still intentional. For example, a murder that occurs in the “heat of the moment” would be considered second degree murder.

September 2008, just 11 months after moving to Canada to live with his father, 7 year old Randal Dooley died of a brain injury likely caused by repeated shaking. An autopsy also showed 13 broken ribs, a lacerated liver, and a tooth in his stomach – the results of being stomped on and kicked. Although Randall was 7 years old, he only weighed 40 pounds at the time of his death. The trial judge referred to this case as “one of the worst cases of child abuse in Canadian history”. Randal’s father Tony and Stepmother Marcia were both convicted of second degree murder in 2002.

September 2008, just 11 months after moving to Canada to live with his father, 7 year old Randal Dooley died of a brain injury likely caused by repeated shaking. An autopsy also showed 13 broken ribs, a lacerated liver, and a tooth in his stomach – the results of being stomped on and kicked. Although Randall was 7 years old, he only weighed 40 pounds at the time of his death. The trial judge referred to this case as “one of the worst cases of child abuse in Canadian history”. Randal’s father Tony and Stepmother Marcia were both convicted of second degree murder in 2002.

Woo Bum-kon
Woo Bum-kon was a South Korean cop, who undertook the largest killing spree in modern times. By the end of his rampage, he left 57 people dead, 35 wounded and then took his own life. After a drawn out argument with his girlfriend, he went to the police armory of the village he lived in, and proceeded to get absolutely tanked. He then stocked up on weaponry, including a rifle and grenades, and left. First, he went to the local telephone exchange, and shot three operators so no-one could make a phone call. Then he slowly and methodologically went door to door, gaining entry because people trusted him as a police officer. He shot his victims in most cases, but in one case he took out an entire family with a grenade. This went on for eight hours before he moved on to a neighboring village to continue. This went on until he had made his way through five local villages, at which point he strapped two grenades to his chest, grabbed three hostages, and blew them and himself up.

Woo Bum-kon

Woo Bum-kon was a South Korean cop, who undertook the largest killing spree in modern times. By the end of his rampage, he left 57 people dead, 35 wounded and then took his own life. After a drawn out argument with his girlfriend, he went to the police armory of the village he lived in, and proceeded to get absolutely tanked. He then stocked up on weaponry, including a rifle and grenades, and left. First, he went to the local telephone exchange, and shot three operators so no-one could make a phone call. Then he slowly and methodologically went door to door, gaining entry because people trusted him as a police officer. He shot his victims in most cases, but in one case he took out an entire family with a grenade. This went on for eight hours before he moved on to a neighboring village to continue. This went on until he had made his way through five local villages, at which point he strapped two grenades to his chest, grabbed three hostages, and blew them and himself up.

For their betrayal of humanity, (murderers) deserve no better fate than to be permanently excised from the social order. Their only value is as objects of study.

- Elliot Leyton (via virgineunuchother)

Thrill Kill
A thrill killing is a term used to describe a premeditated murder committed by a person who is not necessarily suffering from mental instability, and does not derive sexual satisfaction from killing their victims, or have anything against them, and sometimes don’t even know them, but is instead motivated by the sheer excitement of the act.
Thrill Killers:
Leopold and Loeb
Robert Thompson and John Venables
Lindsay Hoani Beckett and Leslie Alfred Camilleri
The Dnepropetrovsk Maniacs

Thrill Kill

thrill killing is a term used to describe a premeditated murder committed by a person who is not necessarily suffering from mental instability, and does not derive sexual satisfaction from killing their victims, or have anything against them, and sometimes don’t even know them, but is instead motivated by the sheer excitement of the act.

Thrill Killers:

  • Leopold and Loeb
  • Robert Thompson and John Venables
  • Lindsay Hoani Beckett and Leslie Alfred Camilleri
  • The Dnepropetrovsk Maniacs
"The coroner took nail clippings from JonBenet. Male DNA was found under JonBenet’s right hand fingernail that does not match that of any Ramsey"
-From Wolf v. Ramsey Civil Case

"The coroner took nail clippings from JonBenet. Male DNA was found under JonBenet’s right hand fingernail that does not match that of any Ramsey"

-From Wolf v. Ramsey Civil Case

Oba Chandler
Chandler killed three women, Joan Rogers, 36, and her two daughters, Michelle, 17, and Christe, 14, sometime during the night of the 1st and the morning of the 2nd June, 1989, in the vicinity of the Courtney Campbell Causeway on Road 60, on Tampa Bay, Florida. His motive was simply sadism. He bound them, stripped them from the waist down, raped all three, then tied four cinder blocks to each woman’s ankles, duct taped their mouths, and threw them alive from his boat into Tampa Bay.
The water in their lungs proves that they were alive, and drowned. Michelle managed to free one arm before dying. It is believed that Chandler chose them because they, like he, were on vacation from Ohio, and thus would not be missed by anyone in the area. They were only discovered because a decomposing body is too buoyant for 4 cinder blocks. Chandler, like many other serial killers, was self-righteous and very proud, and served as his own attorney, which is never a good idea. His defense was shattered in court by a real lawyer, who revealed all of Chandler’s lies to the jury. Two weeks before these murders, he raped another tourist, Judy Blair via the same m.o.
Chandler was sentenced to death, and he stated numerous times that his last words would be, “Kiss my rosy red ass.” He was executed on November 15, 2011, and it is reported that he left a note stating “You are killing an innocent man today.” 

Oba Chandler

Chandler killed three women, Joan Rogers, 36, and her two daughters, Michelle, 17, and Christe, 14, sometime during the night of the 1st and the morning of the 2nd June, 1989, in the vicinity of the Courtney Campbell Causeway on Road 60, on Tampa Bay, Florida. His motive was simply sadism. He bound them, stripped them from the waist down, raped all three, then tied four cinder blocks to each woman’s ankles, duct taped their mouths, and threw them alive from his boat into Tampa Bay.

The water in their lungs proves that they were alive, and drowned. Michelle managed to free one arm before dying. It is believed that Chandler chose them because they, like he, were on vacation from Ohio, and thus would not be missed by anyone in the area. They were only discovered because a decomposing body is too buoyant for 4 cinder blocks. Chandler, like many other serial killers, was self-righteous and very proud, and served as his own attorney, which is never a good idea. His defense was shattered in court by a real lawyer, who revealed all of Chandler’s lies to the jury. Two weeks before these murders, he raped another tourist, Judy Blair via the same m.o.

Chandler was sentenced to death, and he stated numerous times that his last words would be, “Kiss my rosy red ass.” He was executed on November 15, 2011, and it is reported that he left a note stating “You are killing an innocent man today.” 

Anjette Donovan Lyles
A self-styled practitioner of black magic and voodoo, Anjette Lyles was born in Georgia during 1917. In 1958, authorities in Macon received an anonymous letter , charging that Lyles’ daughter Marcia was being poisoned at home, and they felt obliged to investigate. The girl died before police intervened, but an autopsy revealed lethal traces of arsenic. The grieving mother spun a tale of accidental death, with Marcia eating poison during a game of “doctor and nurse,” but homicide investigators weren’t convinced. Their background search had turned up other family skeletons, including Anjette’s last two husbands and one of her mothers-in-law. On exhumation, all three victims tested positive for arsenic, and Lyles was shown to have received insurance benefits upon the death of each. Convicted and sentenced to death at her trial, the defendant was later ruled insane by court psychiatrists, packed off to the state hospital at Milledgeville for life.

(I’ve lost the source for this - if anyone knows they can send it to me and I’ll include it!) 

Anjette Donovan Lyles

A self-styled practitioner of black magic and voodoo, Anjette Lyles was born in Georgia during 1917. In 1958, authorities in Macon received an anonymous letter , charging that Lyles’ daughter Marcia was being poisoned at home, and they felt obliged to investigate. The girl died before police intervened, but an autopsy revealed lethal traces of arsenic. The grieving mother spun a tale of accidental death, with Marcia eating poison during a game of “doctor and nurse,” but homicide investigators weren’t convinced. Their background search had turned up other family skeletons, including Anjette’s last two husbands and one of her mothers-in-law. On exhumation, all three victims tested positive for arsenic, and Lyles was shown to have received insurance benefits upon the death of each. Convicted and sentenced to death at her trial, the defendant was later ruled insane by court psychiatrists, packed off to the state hospital at Milledgeville for life.

(I’ve lost the source for this - if anyone knows they can send it to me and I’ll include it!) 

"My passion is so great I want to possess her. I want to eat her. If I do she will be mine forever."
Issei Sagawa, talking about a Dutch student he killed and then ate

"My passion is so great I want to possess her. I want to eat her. If I do she will be mine forever."

Issei Sagawa, talking about a Dutch student he killed and then ate

Daniel Rakowitz was a well known town-idiot on the East Side of New York. He walked around with his pet rooster on his shoulder and openly expressed his insane religious beliefs to anyone that would listen. He would tell people he was the anti-Christ and that Charles Manson was with him and was supporting his every move.  But what Daniel is best known for is killing, cooking and eating his girlfriend,Monica Beerle, “I killed her and boiled her head,” he told a friend, “Then I made soup out of her brains. It tasted pretty good.”  In 1991, Rakowitz was found not guilty by reason of insanity and was sent to a state hospital for the criminally insane.

Daniel Rakowitz was a well known town-idiot on the East Side of New York. He walked around with his pet rooster on his shoulder and openly expressed his insane religious beliefs to anyone that would listen. He would tell people he was the anti-Christ and that Charles Manson was with him and was supporting his every move.  But what Daniel is best known for is killing, cooking and eating his girlfriend,Monica Beerle, “I killed her and boiled her head,” he told a friend, “Then I made soup out of her brains. It tasted pretty good.”  In 1991, Rakowitz was found not guilty by reason of insanity and was sent to a state hospital for the criminally insane.