How many people do you need to kill for it to be a mass murder?
Mass murder is simply killing 4 or more people with no “cooling off” period (i.e. break") between murders! However, the “cooling off” period is a tricky thing to define for law enforcement, and in general. The thing to remember is MM is defined by a single incident, period, and 4 kills minimum. Spree killing, on the other hand, gets even trickier as there are different definitions from different agencies; mainly, the distinguishing feature is that spree killing involves a break between murders because it takes place in at least two locations, and a minimum of 2 murders. For example, T.J. Lane is neither because his 3 kills took place in a single location.
LIMA — Three inmates who escaped from the Oakwood prison Thursday evening are now in a maximum security facility. Cori Smith, administrative assistant for the Allen/Oakwood Correctional Institution, confirmed that Thomas M. “T.J.” Lane III, 19 … http://bit.ly/1086y44