charlie starkweather

Laminated fear

Nineteen years old with a .22 in his back pocket, heart burn on his mind, Caril Ann bickering in his hands, “Charlie, when are we going to finally settle down?”

“Caril Ann, we’ve been through this! I need quiet, I need to think!”

She said sorry, and squeezed his arm, he suddenly felt the urge to make love, but he held himself steady, he had some things to do, he had to spill some more blood.

On the outskirts of Nebraska there stood a little girl, it was me, I don’t know how, but it was me, and all I wanted to do was ask him why? He is within my mind some times, the ginger boy who thought he controlled the soil in which he bled on.

“Charlie, do you love me?” She touched his crotch, their breaths mixed in the dead of winter,

“Of course I do, haven’t I killed enough?”

CHARLES STARKWEATHER

FULL NAME: Charles Raymond Starkweather
A.K.A: Charlie Starkweather
NICKNAME: Red Dog
BIRTH DATE: November 24th, 1938
DEATH DATE: June 25th, 1959
CAUSE OF DEATH: Executed; electrocution

KILLINGS
VICTIMS: 11
SPAN OF KILLINGS: December 1st, 1957 - January 29th, 1958
COUNTRY: United States
STATE: Nebraska, Wyoming
DATE APPREHENDED: January 29th, 1958

FACTS:
1. Charles was a very easy target for bullies, He was born with genu varum, a mild birth defect that causes his legs to be misshapen. And he had also suffered from a speech impediment.

2. Charles and Caril’s case was bought to the big screens with movies such as:
-The Sadist
-Badlands
-Kalifornia
-Natural Born Killers
-Starkweather

3. Bruce Springsteen’s song “Nebraska” is based on Charles actions/events. Del Shannon song “keep searchin ’(We’ll follow the sun)” was a fictional love letter from Charles and is based on one of the testimonies from his trial. Charles was also very briefly featured on the song “we didn’t start the fire” by Billy Joel. Charles was referenced in the first part of the line “Starkweather homicide, children of Thalidomide.”

FAMOUS QUOTES
“Dead people are all on the same level”

“They say this is a wonderful world to live in, but I don’t believe I ever did really live in a wonderful world…The more I looked at people, the more I hated them, because I knowed (sic) there wasn’t any place for me with the kind of people I knowed. I use to wonder why they was here, anyhow. A bunch of goddamned sons-of-bitches looking for somebody to make fun of.”

-ᖴᖇGᗩIᒪEᗩᒪIEᑎᔕ 👽

Somewhere outside Valentine
the wolves howled and the
windows creaked

the ginger boy with the
.22 hung out in the
cold– the winter
is crucial to
this story

winter is always
a sort of night
in the middle of
the year

a click and
two steps forward
the young girl
fell face
down with
her skirts all in
disarray

panties showing
he knelt down
and watched the
piss trickle
down her thighs

he smiled

he drew her name
from his mouth.

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Favorites of Theatre - Stark Sands

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Tim Roth Tutorial, Lesson #155:  Mass Murder Mathematics

Give Tim credit where credit is due.  Have your body count right.

Source:  Murder in the Heartland

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It might be Ted Bundy’s birthday. But it is also Charlie Starkweather’s birthday.

Who is Charlie Starkweather you might ask (or might not…)? Well, Charlie Starkweather lived in Nebraska about 50 or so years ago. In 1957, at the age of 19, Starkweather murdered a gas station attendant. In 1958, he went on a homicidal rampage across Nebraska and into Wyoming with his 14 year-old girlfriend, Caril Ann Fugate. Brandishing a gun at most times, Starkweather stole cars and killed their owners.

Starkweather and Fugate were captured on January 29th, 1958. A year and five months later, Starkweather was executed by electric chair in the Nebraska State Penitentiary. Fugate went on to serve 17 years in the Nebraska State Correctional Facility for Women.

Interestingly enough, Starkweather committed 11 murders in all (including the gas station attendant in 1957) but was only convicted for the murder of a 17 year-old boy named Robert Jensen. One more interesting fact: Stephen King, noted horror author (of course you know who Stephen King is!), was highly influenced by the Starkweather-Fugate case as a youth and even kept a scrapbook. Some of his works include variational representations of Starkweather.

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Tim Roth Tutorial, Lesson #133:  Plea Deal Etiquette
Do not persuade Tim to act like a nutter, when he was simply fulfilling a Supreme Universal Law declaring that some people need killin’.

Source:  Murder in the Heartland

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Tim Roth Tutorial, Lesson #124:  Burgling Etiquette

Don’t try to hide your money from Tim Roth.

He will always find it, and pose in victory with his arsenal afterward.

Source:  Murder in the Heartland

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