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Mary Bell, 11-Year-Old Serial Killer, Scotswood, England, 1968 - Murdered Martin Brown (age 4) on May 25, 1968 and Brian Howe (age 3) on July 31, 1968. Her best friend Norma Bell, 13, (not related) took part in the 2nd murder. Mary attempted many murders besides those. Quotes: “I like hurting people.” - “Brian Howe had no mother, so he won’t be missed.” - “Murder isn’t that bad, we all die sometime anyway.”

  • On June 1, 2004, an 11-year-old schoolgirl, who cannot be named, murdered her 12-year-old classmate, Satomi Mitarai, in an empty classroom during lunch time. She slit Satomi’s throat and arms with a utility knife and casually went back to class covered in blood.

  • On April 22, 2006, Jasmine Richards, 12, along with her boyfriend Jeremy Steinke, 21, murdered Jasmines’ parents and younger brother in their home because her parents didn’t approve of their relationship. 

  • In May 1968, Mary Bell, 11, strangled Martin Brown, 4, in an empty house. In July of that same year, Mary and a friend named Norma Bell (no relation), 13, strangled and mutilated 3-year-old Brian Howe. She was eventually charged with both murders. Since her release from prison in 1980, Mary’s identity has been protected by a court order.  


  • On February 20, 2009, Jordan Brown, 11, shot and killed his father’s fiancée, Kenzie Houk, 26. Kenzie was almost nine months pregnant when Jordan went into her room and shot in her in the back of the head while she was resting.

  • On March 24, 1998, Andrew Golden, 11, and his friend Mitchell Johnson, 14, triggered the fire alarm at Westside Middle School to lure their schoolmates outside. Once everyone was outside, the two boys started firing shots with two high-powered rifles and ended up killing five and wounding ten others.

  • On Easter Sunday, 2011, Daniel Bartlam, 14, murdered his mother by smashing her head in with a claw hammer. In hopes to destroy evidence, he then covered his mother’s dead body with paper, doused it in gasoline and lit her ablaze. Daniel was caught after the emergency crew trying to end the fire, found the murder weapon in his bedroom. He’s currently serving life in prison.

  • On January 22, 1980, Eric Smith, 13,  murdered Derrick Robie, 4, while he was playing outside. Eric took the young boy to the woods where he strangled Derrick and then proceeded to drop a large rock on his head and then sodomized him with a stick. He is currently serving a life sentence and has been denied parole many times. 

  • On March 17th, 1984, Joshua Phillips, 14, stabbed his neighbor Maddie Cliftion, 8, to death after apparently hitting her with a baseball bat. Worried that he would get in trouble, he brought her into his room where he began violently stabbing the little girl. After murdering her, he stuffed her under his bed and closed it off with electrical tape. His mother went to clean up his room one morning and that’s when she discovered the body after noticing a wet spot. Thinking it was coming from his water bed, she lifted it up and made the gruesome discovery.
Mary Bell

“Murder isn’t that bad, we all die sometime anyway.”

Mary Bell was only 11-years-old when she committed her first murder in May of 1968. She had managed to corner a 4-year-old by the name of Martin Brown in an old derelict house and strangle him to death. She was believed to have committed this crime alone. Investigators believed that Martin’s death was accidental as there was an empty pill bottle near his body. Between that time and her second killing, Mary Bell and her friend, Norma Joyce Bell (no relation), aged 13, broke into and vandalised a nursery in Scotswood, leaving notes that claimed responsibility for the killing. The police dismissed this incident as a prank. A short time after Martin’s body was found, Mary took a walk to his house. When his mother answered the door, Mary asked to see Martin. Martin’s mother reminded Mary that Martin was dead, to which Mary responded, ”Oh, I know he’s dead. I wanted to see him in his coffin. 

A couple of months after her first murder, Mary began to crave another and this time, she didn’t act alone. Mary and her friend, Norma, trapped 3-year-old Brian Howe on wasteland in the same Scotswood area. The two girls had strangled him to death, just as Martin was. But Mary’s sadistic cravings didn’t end there. Mary later returned to the body with a razor and carved an ”N” into his stomach, then changed it to an ”M” with a different hand but the same razor, possibly to signify the first letter of each girl’s name. She then used a pair of scissors to cut off some of Brian’s hair, slash into his legs, and mutilate his penis. After the murder, Mary and Norma went to Brian’s house and told his older sister, Pat, that they were looking for Brian. Pat was worried about the missing toddler since he should have been home by then and Mary and Norma eagerly offered to help search for him. Mary tried to lead Pat to the location near the railroad tracks where Brian lay dead just to see her have a shock. But Norma insisted that Brian never played there and Pat decided to leave. Brian’s body was later found that night covered with grass and purple weeds. ”Brian had no mother, so he won’t be missed,” later said Mary.

Before Brian’s funeral, Detective Dobson questioned Norma, who now claimed that Mary confessed to murdering Brian and that she’d enjoyed it. Police did not hesitate to pick up Mary Bell at midnight to question her. Mary Bell maintained her sharp wits and admitted to nothing, saying that she would make no statements and that Norma was a liar who always tries to get her into trouble. Detective Dobson gave her the benefit of the doubt and permitted her to go home. 

On August 7th, the day Brian Howe was buried, Mary stood in front of the house as the coffin was being carried out. Detective Dobson recalls Mary laughing and rubbing her hands. That’s when he claimed to know and could not risk Mary killing another innocent child. He brought Mary back to the station where she made a signed statement. Though her confession held partial truths in it, it was mostly a transparent attempt to pin all the blame on Norma. When Dobson finally charged Mary with the murder of Brian Howe, Mary said, ”That’s all right with me.” 

Criminal Charges

The trial took nine days. Norma Bell was acquitted, however, Mary was convicted of manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility on December 17, 1968. The judge, Mr. Justice Cusack, described her as dangerous and said she posed a “very grave risk to other children”. She was sentenced to be detained at Her Majesty’s pleasure, effectively an indefinite sentence of imprisonment. She was initially sent to a boy’s facility called Red Bank secure unit in St. Helens, Lancashire—the same facility that would house Jon Venables, one of James Bulger’s child killers, 25 years later.

Life after prison

After serving only twelve years, Mary Bell was released from Askham Grande prison in 1980, making her 23. Mary was granted anonymity (including a new name) and started a new life with her daughter who was born on May 25, 1984. Mary’s daughter did not know of her mother’s past until reporters tracked down their location and she and Mary had to evacuate their house covering their heads with bed sheets. 

Mary Bell’s daughter was originally protected until she turned 18. However, on May of 2003, Mary Bell won a High Court battle to have her own anonymity and that of her daughter extended for life. Any court order permanently protecting the identity of someone is consequently known as a “Mary Bell order”.

In 2009, it was reported that Mary had become a grandmother.

nyofrance-moved  asked:

you said serbian music tips and I have actually... never heard serbian music, somehow. what would you suggest :0c


This list will be long , i wont give links since it would look really messy and i think that there is a limited number of videos that you can post in apost, so i will just write the artist and the songs i recommend.






                   EX YUGOSLAVIAN MUSIC:

Bijelo Dugme-
Djurdjevdan

Bijelo Dugme- Pjesma za malu pticu

Bijelo Dugme- Kad zaboravis juli

Bijelo Dugme- Lazes

Bijelo Dugme- Lose vino

Bijelo Dugme- Sve ce to o mila moja

Oktobar 1864- Carte Blanche 

Divlje Jagode-  Labude kad rata ne bude

Prljavo Kazaliste - Ma Kog Me Boga Za Tebe Pitaju

Prljavo Kazaliste - Kise jesenje

Crvena Jabuka - Bjezi kiso s prozora

Crvena Jabuka- Tugo nesreco

Crvena Jabuka- Tuga, ti i ja

Crvena Jabuka- Ima nesto od srca do srca

Parni Valjak - Samo ti (Norma Belle)    

Parni Valjak- Sve jos mirise na nju 

Parni valjak- Neda

Zdravko Colic - Stanica Podlugovi

Zdravko Colic - Zvao sam je Emili

Novi Fosili- Da te ne volim

Novi Fosili- Za dobra stara vremena

Prljavo kazaliste - Moj bijeli labude

Yu grupa - Crni leptir







                                 TURBO FOLK:

Seka Alkesic- Aspirin

Seka Aleksic- Crveni ruz

Ceca- Trula Visnja

Rada Manojlovic- S mora na planine

Goga Seulic - Muska lutka

Rada Manojlovic - Alkotest







                 ETHNIC SONGS (idk what else to call them in english) :

Pukni Zoro

Tamo daleko


Moje lepe crne oci OR Zaspo Janko

Oj Kosovo Kosovo

Gusta Mi Magla Padnala





                             SERBIAN POP & BALLADS (inc popular music rn):



Zeljko Joksimovic- Lane moje

Marija Serifovic- Molitva

Marija Serifovic - Pametna i luda

Marija Serifovic- Ja volim svoj greh

Jelena Tomasevic- Literally all of her songs she is awesome

Goca Trzan- Zagrli

Goca Trzan- Gluve usne

Goca Trzan- Voleo si skota

Aleksandra Radovic- Cuvaj moje srce jos

Aleksandra Radovic- U inat proslosti

Aleksandra Radovic- Cuvam te

Aleksandra Radovic - Ako Nikada

S.A.R.S. - Perspektiva

S.A.R.S - Lutka 

Aleksandra Kovac- Da te volim

Aleksandra Kovac - Jedna zena


I will keep adding songs to this list 

Mary Bell, 11-Year-Old Serial Killer, Scotswood, England, 1968 - Murdered Martin Brown (age 4) on May 25, 1968 and Brian Howe (age 3) on July 31, 1968. Her best friend Norma Bell, 13, (not related) took part in the 2nd murder. Mary attempted many murders besides those. Quotes: “I like hurting people.” - “Brian Howe had no mother, so he won’t be missed.” - “Murder isn’t that bad, we all die sometime anyway.”

(One), answering unwillingly and with distress, constantly provoked sympathy and compassion. (The other one), speaking succintly with aplomb, often embedding her answers in a mass of extraneous information designed with extraordinary dexterity to give her time for reflection, both confused - and irritated - (the others).
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G. Sereny, ‘Cries Unheard’, 106 /

Having a sub-normal intelligence is always convenient when you’re guilty of something. And, when you’re guilty of something and you’re pretty brilliant, your intelligence is never 'above average’ or 'extraordinary’, but 'unusual’.

On May 25, 1968, eleven-year-old Mary Bell strangled to death Martin Brown, 3. She was believed to have committed this crime with her best friend, 13-year-old Norma Bell (no relation.) The two broke into a nursery and left notes claiming they were responsible for the murder. The note read: ”Fuch of, we murder, watch out, Fanny and Faggot,“ and “We did murder Martain brown, fuckof you Bastard.“ Four days later, Mary appeared at the Brown residence, asking to see Martin. Reminded of the tragedy, Martin’s mother told Mary that he was dead. She grinned and said, “Oh, I know he’s dead. I wanted to see him in his coffin.“ On July 31, 1968, they strangled three-year-old Brian Howe. Later, Mary returned to Howe’s body and carved an ”M“ into the boys stomach. His body was severely mutilated; his penis was scratched with a pair of scissors, and there was small cuts all over his body. In August 1968, Norma and Mary were both charged with two counts of manslaughter. At age 23, Mary was released from prison, after serving 12 years.