teenage killer

Alyssa Bustamante exhibited a morbid obsession with pain and death when she entered puberty, and by the time she was fifteen she had already attempted suicide and regularly engaged in self-harm.

In October 2009 Bustamante lured Elizabeth Olten, 9, into a secluded patch of woods, choked her, slashed her wrists, and stabbed her in the throat. The young girl was then buried in a shallow grave Bustamante had dug earlier in the week. After murdering Olten, the teenager wrote in her diary that killing her had felt “ahmazing” and joked about going to church. She was swiftly arrested after police noted her absence from school on the day of the murder.

When police discovered Elizabeth Olten’s body they also came across another (empty) grave that Bustamante appeared to have dug. Could Bustamante’s intended victims have been her younger brothers? A few months before the murders she was overheard saying she “hated” her younger brothers and once even uploaded a video to YouTube which depicts her brothers getting shocked by an electric fence. Police now think that Bustamante had vague plans to kill her two brothers and dispose of them in the graves she dug, but for some reason changed her mind and lured Olten into the woods instead. Bustamante was sentenced to life with parole in 2011.

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Michael Woodmansee - Teenage Cannibal

Sixteen-year-old Michael Woodmansee of South Kingstown, Rhode Island didn’t look like a budding psychopath - with his thick glasses, obese frame, and shy demeanour, Michael could easily pass for a square peg amongst his more popular classmates. Unbeknownst to anyone around him, Michael nurtured graphic fantasies involving death and rape, and considered murder easy to get away with. On May 18, 1975, he made his deadly fantasies a reality.

Five-year-old Jason Foreman was playing with a group of boys at the top of the street Michael Woodmansee lived on when he heard his mother calling him home. Jason lived on a corner, and Woodmansee’s house was opposite the path Jason would have taken home. His mother last recalled seeing Jason walking through the front gate to the house, until she turned to answer the phone. Jason never walked through the door. His disappearance would baffle police for over eight years.

It was 1982 until a break in Jason Foreman’s case, and came about as a result of Woodmansee attempting to kill another young boy. The now twenty-three-year old had lured a teenage paperboy into an empty house and drugged him with alcohol. After an unsuccessful attempt at strangling the boy, Woodmansee gave up and left him for dead in the house. Instead, the injured boy went home and told his father about the incident, and who did it. The victims father then went to Woodmansee’s home and beat him up, after which Woodmansee did something incredibly stupid - he called the police and reported the assault.

At the police station Woodmansee tried to excuse the attack on the paperboy as ‘losing his temper’, but officer conducting the interview had a hunch that Woodmansee was responsible for the disappearance of Jason Foreman seven years before. After continuous prodding Woodmansee broke down and confessed to killing the child, and admitted he still had much of his body in his bedroom. Before a police unit searched the house, Woodmansee remarked that they would find a journal written by him in his room, but its contents were pure fiction.

In Woodmansee’s bedroom police discovered a number of gruesome relics; Jason Foreman’s skull, coated in high-gloss shellac. The little boy’s hip and rib bones, picked clean of flesh. Crude drawings of children being stabbed and decapitated. And the aforementioned journal, the contents of which were deemed too disgusting to be discussed in court. Though its never been reproduced in its entirety anywhere, the journal was said to contain graphic descriptions of Jason’s murder, his dismemberment, and how Woodmansee disposed of his body by boiling it over a stove and eating the cooked flesh.

In 1983 Michael Woodmansee was found guilty of second-degree murder and sentenced to forty years in prison. His relatively low sentence was the result of a plea bargain with the prosecution to ensure none of the horrific details of the murder were discussed in court, as the police were fearful about copycat crimes.

In a shocking move by corrections, Woodmansee was released from prison after serving 28 years of his 40 year sentence. Jason Foreman’s father has publicly declared his intention to murder Woodmansee for his crime against Jason.

Ezra Miller looks a lot like Richard Ramirez.

Originally posted by my-little-horror-blog

Originally posted by somethingcrazyandunknown

A teenage Jeffrey Dahmer and his father pose pose for a graduation photo. Lionel was aware his son drank heavily and exhibited strange behavior, but the stress of an acromonious divorce left Lionel unable to reach his son.

A very short time after this photo was taken - in June 1978 - Dahmer committed his first murder, killing hitch-hiker Steven Hicks by hitting him over the head with a barbell.

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Kip Kinkel, age 15
Kip murdered his father and mother in their home. The next day, he went to school and committed a rampage shooting in which he killed two peers and wounded 25 others. A psychologist for the defense reported that Kip had a psychotic disorder with major paranoid symptoms that may have been severe enough to indicate early-onset schizophrenia (Lieberman, 2006). Lieberman summarized the psychologist’s testimony, noting several of Kip’s delusions. Kip was convinced that the Chinese were going to invade the United States. In order to prepare for this, Kip reportedly stored explosives in his home (explosives were found in the home following the shootings). Kip also believed that Disney was taking over the world, and apparently was convinced that the Disney dollar would have a picture of Mickey Mouse on it. Kip thought that perhaps the government had placed a computer chip in his head, and this chip broadcast the voices he heard. He also believed there was a man in the neighborhood who wanted to harm him; Kip was so afraid of him that he reportedly bought a gun to defend himself. There is no evidence of any such man in the area. Kip reportedly had auditory hallucinations that began in sixth grade with three voices (Lieberman, 2006). The voices made derogatory comments to him, told him to hurt people, and sometimes spoke to each other about Kip. Though the voices were said to have scared and upset him, he reportedly was too embarrassed to tell anyone about them. There is school documentation that prior to the shooting Kip burst out in class with the comment “God damn these voices inside my head!” (Lieberman, 2006, p. 141) After the killings, Kip reported that he heard voices telling him to kill his father, as well as to kill people at school.
The Kinkel family had multiple cases of mental illness, - including schizophrenia. Numerous relatives had been institutionalized, and some had exhibited suicidal or homicidal behavior (Lieberman, 2006).
When Kip was apprehended and questioned by the police, he was in a state of extreme distress. He was distraught over what he had done, but could not explain why he had done it, other than that he had to or because the voices told him to. Kip was neither an abused child nor a psychopath. He came from a family with significant mental illness on both sides, and experienced the early onset of schizophrenia.
- From the report Rampage School Shooters - A Typology, by Peter Langman, Ph.D.

“I really have become convinced that was the starting point in this downward spiral of his. And it was associated with just puberty and when you have hormones kicking into this, this terrible mixture, what he’s doing. He’s investigating the insides of animals and his sexuality is developing at the same time.”

- Lionel Dahmer
“The Monster Within”