This Day in True Crime

9 December: the 2007 Colorado YWAM and New Life shootings

On the morning of 9 December 2007, Matthew Murray opened fire on the Youth With A Mission training center in Arvada, Colorado with a semiautomatic pistol, killing two people and injuring two others. Later that afternoon, he opened fired on the Colorado Springs New Life church with an XM15 .223 caliber semi-automatic rifle, a Beretta .40 caliber semiautomatic pistol, and a Springfield Armory 9mm semiautomatic pistol, killing two more people and injuring three more. Jeanne Assam, a member of the New Life Church’s safety team, shot and killed him at approximately 13:00, ending his violent attack.

anonymous asked:

it's like... its common knowledge that lil cal caused, or at least catalyzed, gamzee's murder spree, right?

for the most part i don’t want to get any deeper than toe-depth into gamzee stuff, but yes, kinda. we know the following
- caliborn/LE’s “essence” was in Lil Cal, which gamzee was exposed to. to what extent “exposed to” means, i have no idea
- knowing of LE, gamzee decided that he wanted to help bring into being/become part of (? was he aware that he’d be sucked into Lil Cal?) LE, who was, his god maybe? (honestly i always kind of tuned out whenever the mirthful messiahs came up)
- which is why he raised caliborn and calliope. even though cherubs don’t need raising. he chained them to a wall also. basically he ensured that caliborn’d kill calliope, i guess
- back to when he snapped, he went sober, which didn’t cause him to be murderous per se (he still seemed pretty chill?) but it caused him to be on edge. maybe. idk
- dave got him really angry with the ICP video or something
-also he’s a highblood which apparently means violence

- and then he killed people!

those are the gamzee Facts, but how all of these come together to create gamzee’s Story and Motivation, who knows. it is my opinion that gamzee’s writing is honestly kind of terrible so i don’t bother putting together 2 and 2 when there’s next to no 2s to put

now that i got that out of the way, as for your question… i… don’t think so? if i recall correctly, the panel with gamzee looking into lil cal’s eyes had him with his Bard of Rage outfit, correct? that means it was in Act 6. i don’t THINK gamzee had any exposure to Lil Cal during act 5, but again, gamzee isn’t exactly the character i analyze the closest so feel free to correct me if my facts are wack

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?”


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.


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?


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.”

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