MURDER-SPREE

Just so everyone is perfectly clear:

  • serial killer = killed two or more people, all at separate events/times
  • mass murderer = killed a large number of people (usually 4+) in one event
  • spree killer = killed two or more people in a short time at multiple locations

Because not everybody knows the actual definitions of these terms, and at times I see people misusing them, and I just want the proper information to be known.

On October 24, 2006, when Adam Lanza was 14-years-old, he met with a psychiatrist at the Yale Child Study Center, supposedly meant to hone in on his obsessive compulsive tendencies and whether that was an extension of a possible Asperger’s diagnosis, but the report sheds light on other aspects of Adam’s psychological state. The psychiatrist refers to him as “AL” throughout the report. 

The following excerpts are taken from the report for the Office of the Child Advocate, which can be read fully HERE.

“The Yale psychiatrist’s initial report observed that AL presented as a ‘pale, gaunt, and awkward young adolescent standing rigidly with downcast gaze and declining to shake hands.’

AL’s mother told the Yale psychiatrist that he used to look at people but did not anymore. AL then asked rhetorically, ‘Why should I have to.’ When the doctor explained all of the information that a person could learn by looking at a facial expression, such as a smile, AL stated that people could interpret smiles differently: Some primates smile when they are frightened.’  

When asked for three magic wishes, AL could not think of any and instead he said that ‘he would wish that whatever was granting the wishes would not exist.’

‘Asked, ‘What is a friend?’ AL replied, ‘It is difficult to define –in whose culture do you refer?’ Told ‘AL’s,’ he replied, ‘I do not know.’ Asked whether he would like to have more friends, AL said no.’ According to the report, AL displayed a variety of rigid, controlling, and avoidant behaviors including his refusal to open doors for himself because he did not like to touch the doorknobs, and his worries about contamination of grease, dirt, and dust. AL was reported to be placing limits on his mother’s behavior (e.g. by not allowing her to lean on things because it was improper). He had a variety of food rituals as well,related to texture. The doctor noted that AL had experienced a variety of marked changes in seventh grade, including no longer talking on the phone, using e-mail, or engaging in outdoor activities, and he had become increasingly socially withdrawn and reclusive. 

The doctor noted that it was ‘difficult to interpret’ AL’s accelerated social withdrawal. However, the doctor considered that a ‘plausible explanation’ might be that ‘social engagement (largely focused on activities) in the middle school years makes relatively few demands for social sophistication. As [AL’s] peers moved into early adolescence and middle school, the demands of social engagement changed dramatically, leaving AL feeling more inadequate or ostracized, setting off a cycle of withdrawal and avoidance.”

“I’m going to tear off your skin like wrapping paper and deck the halls with your guts!”

-Robot Santa, “Futurama" 

Barry Loukaitis, who started shooting his classmates during a maths lesson in 1996. The fourteen-year-old shot and killed his teacher, Mrs. Caires, along with students Arnold Fritz, Jr. and Manuel Vela. He then took the class hostage, telling them “This sure beats algebra, doesn’t it?”

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Below is part of the chilling 911 call made by Jake Evans after he killed his mother and sister.

911 OPERATOR: Parker County 911. Where is your emergency?

EVANS: My house.

911 OPERATOR: OK, what`s the emergency?

EVANS: I just killed my mom and my sister.

911 OPERATOR: What?

EVANS: I just killed my mom and my sister.

911 OPERATOR: You just killed your mother and your sister? How did you do that?

EVANS: I shot them with a .22 revolver.

911 OPERATOR: And what is your name?

EVANS: Jake Evans.

911 OPERATOR: Are you sure they`re dead?

EVANS: Yes.

911 OPERATOR: OK. Do you – is there any reason that you were so angry at your mother and your sister?

EVANS: Oh, no, I – I wasn`t. It`s weird. I wasn`t even really angry with them. It just kind of happened. I`ve been kind of planning on killing for a while now.

911 OPERATOR: The two of them or just anybody?

EVANS: Pretty much anybody.

I got a surprise pharmercy Play of the Game the other day!

“And don’t talk to us or our gremlin child and her three nannas ever again.”

(ง'̀-‘́)ง !!!

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A Columbine Survivor
Lance Kirklin

On the 20th of April 1999 in Colorado, one of the most notorious school shootings took place in Columbine. 15 school students died and well over 20 were injured. One of them was Lance Kirklin.

Lance Kirklin was having lunch with Dan Rohrbough and Sean Graves, after they finished the trio went to a smoking area known to students, but this was the start of Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold’s killing spree. Lance witnessed Dan get shot and attempted to them, but this led to him being shot in the foot, leg and chest. Dylan then shot him point blank in the face, Kirklin later stated before he blacked out he witnessed Dan take his last breath.  

Lance suffered 5 gunshot wounds, his jaw was rebuilt with bone and tissue from his leg as well as titanium alloy to replace lost bone in his thigh and jaw, this took 9 operations.

After being released he helped investigators trying to understand what happened, he managed to draw an image of what he saw before he passed out.

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On September 29th, 2005, 23 y/o Levi King (1st & 2nd photos) went on a cross country killing-spree after a fallout with his father. King had been sentenced to 14 years for burglarising and burning down a neighbour’s house at age 20 (2nd image is from this arrest). King served 17 months in prison before he was parolled to live in a halfway house. He claims to have “gotten tired of the conditions at the halfway house,” prompting him to leave without permission and return to his family home in Pineville, MO. King quickly began an argument with his father, who kicked him out. This, he claims, triggered a rage; when his father went to work, King burglarised and vandalised his father’s house, stealing a number of weapons. Then, King watched the McCools leave in their pickup truck and broke into their house. Instead of robbing them, however, he waited for their return, around 2pm. Orly McCool (3rd photo, right), 70 years old, was shot once, and Dawn McCool (3rd photo, left), his 47 year old daughter-in-law, had been shot a number of times; they were found with grocery bags still in their hands. Investigators had previously spoken with King’s father, who had reported King had stolen firearms. One of the missing guns matched the bullets in the McCools, making Levi King the prime suspect.

However, King had fled in Orly’s red 1995 Dodge Dakota pickup, ending up 375 miles away, in Pampa, TX. At 7:30pm, driving through the farms of the Texas Panhandle, King stopped to break into a house, where 31 y/o Brian Conrad (4th photo, back right), 14 y/o Zach Doan (4th photo, front left), 10 y/o Robin Doan (4th photo, front right), and 35 y/o Michell Conrad (4th photo, back left), 5 months pregnant, lived. King rampaged the house, immediatelly shooting Brian and Michell Conrad fatally in their bedroom. After seeing Robin’s shadow in her room, he shot into her room; unbeknownst to him, however, he had not hit her. Finally, he fatally shot Zach in his room. At some point, he shot their family dog (Molly) twice.

After the brutal execution of the Conrad/Doans, King drove South, hoping to run to Mexico. He crossed the border successfully; however, he claims to have somehow gotten turned around. Because of this, King found himself going North again, not realising until he saw the Bridge of the Americas that he had made a mistake. He was taken into custody around 11:30pm at the border, and was returned to Pineville to await trial.

After the discovery of Brian Conrad’s nametag in the stolen vehicle, Levi King admitted to the murder in Pampa, TX. He plead guilty to his charges in Missouri, where the jury sentenced him to 2 consecutive life terms for the murder of the McCools; after, he was extradited to Texas, where he stood trial for the murder of the Conrads and Zach Doan. He again plead guilty; the jury sentenced him to 3 more life sentences without the possibility of parole, choosing to forgo the death penalty.

Robin Doan, now 21, survived the attack, and continues to live in Pampa.

Killed: 5

Sentence: 5 life sentences without the possibility of parole