Scream Copycat Killers The Murder Of Cassie Jo Stoddart
On the 22nd of September 2006 in Idaho, 16 year old Cassie Jo Stoddart was housesitting her aunties home when her boyfriend Matt came over. Later her two class friends 16 year olds Torey Adamcik and Brian Draper came over, they then left to watch a film, but they never went they were laying in wait. After her boyfriend left the electric kept cutting out, the boys crept back with scream masks on and Adamcik stabbed her 30 times. After the murder the boys drove to black rock canyon and disposed of everything
Shockingly enough the boys videotaped before and after the murder, bragging about what they did and even talked before the killing at school. Brian Draper was obsessed with the Columbine High school Massacre.
At trial Torey Adamcik and Brian Draper were sentenced to life without parole
The Stoddart Family filed a lawsuit against the Idaho school after claiming that the boys were a threat especially talking about it during class. The claim was dismissed as the actions were not foreseeable.
Remember kids, if you kill someone make sure you deny all parts in it, blame it on the person you did it with, make sure people create a site about you claiming that you’re innocent, have your parents brainwash you into thinking you’re innocent, and you can get away with murder and have another trial years later.
On September 22, 2006, 16-year-old Cassie Stoddart was stabbed 30 times by her classmates and friends, Brian Draper and Torey Adamcik. Cassie invited the boys and her boyfriend over to her aunt’s home, where she was alone, and after everyone left Draper and Adamcik returned to commit the murder. It was later discovered that Draper had been inspired by Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, who committed the Columbine massacre, and Adamcik wanted to commit a murder like those in the “Scream” films. Brian Draper and Torey Adamcik had videotaped the time leading up to the murder as well as the time after they did it. The killers pointed the finger at each other but it was discovered that Draper had been the one to actually carry out the murder. Both men are serving life sentences without the possibility of parole but Adamcik’s family continues to claim his innocence despite the concrete evidence proving his guilt.
So they just spent- at least - 8 months traveling the world together. But Miguel takes a moment to visit Brian and Miss Cassie in NYC, and I think this speaks volumes not just about these two, but about this entire freaking cast.
All your life, you had grown up hearing stories about the soulmate mark. Throughout your childhood, your friends had giggled and conspired about the words that were etched onto their skin. Some were simple - a brief “Oh, I’m sorry,” or even a suave “Well hello, beautiful.” Others were strikingly unique - like “Yeah, but what if the geese are innocent?”
Everyone you knew walked around just listening for those words to alert them to the presence of their other half. You, on the other hand, were a bit apprehensive. Your mark, scrawled across your right hip bone, was downright scary: “Are you ready to scream?”
You best friend Cassie had met her soulmate Brian two months ago (finally hearing that awaited “Shit, is that the last box of Cheerios?” at 2AM in a minimart) when the two of you decided to take a vacation together. You were expecting a girls-only weekend, wanting to finally spend some quality time with her again, until she called you the night before the trip and asked if Brian could come along. You reluctantly agreed, figuring that they were probably still in the honeymoon phase and she’d be miserable without him anyway.
The three of you set off on the long drive to the theme park. You tried not to be nauseated by their PDA and constant heart-eyes, but it was hard not to be a little bit jealous.
The next day, after a night in a cramped hotel room, you found yourself in line for the biggest roller coaster in the park. You were deathly afraid of thrill rides, but refused to stand and wait while Cassie and Brian had fun all day, so here you were.
You wiped your sweaty palms on your jeans for the hundredth time and tried not to think about the steep drops and loops you’d have to endure on this ride. When you finally reached the front of the line, you noticed that the rollercoaster’s cars only seated two people. Cassie looked at you sympathetically, and you tried to hide your annoyance.
“No, it’s fine. I’ll just ride with someone else,” you said casually, looking around at the group behind you: four rowdy boys who towered over you. One of the boys had his arm slung around a girl, and the group seemed to be having a similar conversation.
“Well, one of us is going to have to ride alone,” said the oldest-looking one as he tightened his grip on the girl.
“I vote Luke,” said the one with bright blue hair. The tall blonde, presumably Luke, groaned as the tanner, dark haired one said “sorry, man.”
“Hey, our friend needs someone to ride with,” Brian said, gesturing towards you. You felt a little embarrassed.
“Perfect!” said the dark-haired boy, smiling at his friend. Luke gave a thumbs-up, but didn’t say anything.
Moments later, you were climbing into the rollercoaster seat and securing the lap-bar with shaky hands. Luke seemed to have regained his spirits, smiling and laughing excitedly with his friends and he slid into the seat next to you. Once both of your seatbelts were securely fashioned, he turned towards you with an excited grin.
“Are you ready to scream?” he asked, visibly excited.
“Just as long as we don’t die first,” you answered nervously, too scared to think about anything else.
At your words, Luke’s demeanor changed. He stared at you, seemingly speechless, and rubbed the side of his ribcage. Suddenly you realized what he had said, and your hip bone started to burn slightly.
Words were just starting to form in your mouth when the rollercoaster shot forward, forcing all other thoughts from your mind. You screamed your lungs out the entire ride, barely stopping to take a breath. When the coaster finally pulled to a stop, you looked down to see that you had grabbed Luke’s hand at some point during the ride and were gripping onto it for dear life.
“Sorry,” you said shakily, releasing him.
“That’s alright,” he said, still staring at you in awe. The lap-bar released and you stood up and exited the coaster as quickly as you could. Once outside, you looked around the dense crowd for Cassie and Brian. You felt a tap on your shoulder, and spun around to see Luke standing there, looking nervous.
“Hi, um, I was just wondering. On the ride - well, I think I said something like “are you ready to scream?” or something,” he stuttered, and your stomach dropped as he said the words again. “And, well, I just wanted to know - what did you say back?” he looked away from your eyes, clearly anxious to hear you answer. Your mind swam as you tried to concentrate on something other than the smell of his cologne or the way his voice soothed you.
“Uh, I think I said ‘as long as we don’t die,’ but why do you ask?” He was looking at you now, as he mumbled a few nervous inaudible phrases and lifted the side of his shirt to reveal the words inscribed on his ribcage: “Just as long as we don’t die first.”
Your knees felt wobbly and you felt tears prick your eyes, and suddenly you understood every annoyingly sweet story about soulmates meeting for the first time. You resisted the urge to move closer to him and you pushed aside the hem of your shirt to reveal your own mark. Even though he must have expected it, Luke gasped when he saw his own words emblazoned on your skin. You laughed and wiped a few stray tears away from your cheeks that were already sore from smiling.
“Um, hi,” he said, smiling down and you and taking a step closer.
“Hi,” you replied, shrinking the distance between you. The two of you stood there speechless for a minute until you were interrupted by Cassie running up and calling your name.
“Oh my god, Y/N, where have you been?” she asked when she finally reached you.
“I was… um…” you began distractedly, not taking your eyes off Luke. Cassie looked back and forth between the two of you until she finally connected the dots.
“Wait, is this him?” she asked hopefully. By now, Luke’s friends had found him and stood around looking confused at the scene you two were making. You nodded your head to confirm that you had finally found your soulmate.
One of Luke’s friends, whose fingers were now interlaced with his girlfriends’, grinned and asked “Wait, you’ve found her?”
“Yeah, I think I have,” Luke said, looking over at his friends. You felt an undeniable magnetism pulling you towards Luke, and soon found yourself standing even closer to him. He looked down at you again, meeting your eyes and making you feel a bit dizzy.
“I’m Luke, by the way,” he said.
“Hi Luke,” you replied, savoring the taste of his name on your tongue. “I’m Y/N.”
“Hi Y/N,” he answered with a contagious smile. Before long, you had been introduced to his three friends and the group of you, along with Cassie and Brian, were heading to a snack stand for celebratory slushies. As you walked toward the stand, Luke slipped his hand into yours, smiling at you sheepishly. You squeezed his hand and couldn’t help but feel like you were meant to be by his side.