teenage killer

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Alyssa Bustamante’s mugshots from 2012 to 2016

On the 21st of October 2009, Alyssa Bustamante (15) killed her 9-year old neighbour, Elizabeth Olten because ‘she wanted to know what it felt like to kill someone.’ She had lured Elizabeth into the woods and strangled, beat and stabbed the 9-year old. The autopsy also revealed that her throat and wrists had been slashed. Alyssa had dug two graves a week prior to the murder and dumped Elizabeth’s body in one of them. She originally had planned to kill her two younger brothers.

After the murder, Alyssa wrote a journal entry that read:
‘‘I just fucking killed someone. I strangled them and slit their throat and stabbed them now they’re dead. I don’t know how to feel atm. It was ahmazing. As soon as you get over the “ohmygawd I can’t do this” feeling, it’s pretty enjoyable. I’m kinda nervous and shaky though right now. Kay, I gotta go to church now… lol.’’

Alyssa Bustamante pled guilty to second-degree murder and armed criminal action and got sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole.

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Kristen Costas was stabbed to death on June 23rd 1984 at 15 years old by Bernadette Protti, Bernadette was sort of an acquaintance and wanted to be exactly like Kristen who was very popular and supposedly well liked, on the night of her murder Bernadette invited Kristen to a party, they began arguing in the car about dinner (so Protti says) so Kristen got out of the car and went to a nearby home and attempted to call her parents, saying to the home owners that her friend had “gone all weird” - when she got no answer, the people who’s phone she had used, offered to drive her home and they did, the man noticing there was a car following behind them, when he dropped her off she noticed her parents weren’t in and she didn’t have a key, so she was heading to a neighbours house when she was confronted by Bernadette who ended up stabbing her five times (Bernadette later said that she got the knife from the car which her family shared and her sister had a knife in there to chop tomotoes and such for lunch, her sister later confirmed this in court), Bernadette fled the scene and Kristen managed to get help from neighbours before collapsing, she was taken to hospital but soon died with fatal injuries. It took police almost six months to find out Bernadette was responsible, with the FBI playing a big role in her arrest, they discovered her alibi was false and spoke with her many times, all agreeing the girl was guilty but they had no evidence to arrest her with, after one such talk, an FBI officer lied and informed her that her arrest was imminent, after that Bernadette wrote her mother a letter in which she made a full confession. Kristen’s parents did not believe Protti’s story – they asserted that nobody would use a butcher knife to slice tomatoes and that Bernadette, casually dressed on that evening, never intended to take Kirsten to a party but had planned to murder her. Bernadette Protti was sentenced to a maximum of nine years, but was released seven years later on parole in 1992 at the age of 23, reportedly left California and changed her name. They made a movie “death of a cheerleader” based on this case, it can be viewed on YouTube. It is also thought this crime may have inspired the movie “Heathers”, but it is unconfirmed.

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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The Schoolgirl Killers

On the morning of June 22, 1954, two New Zealand schoolgirls found half a brick lying in a public garden and slipped it into a stocking; Juliet Hulme (15) and Pauline Parker (16) had been planning to kill Pauline’s mother for weeks, and for their ploy to succeed they needed it to look like an accident.

Both girls had met a few years previously at school; Pauline was a scowling, unpopular girl with a pronounced limp, and Juliet was a snobby, arrogant teenager with a bad chest. Soon they became the best of friends, and despite their social differences- Juliet came from an upper-class English family whilst Pauline was poor and had divorced parents - they began to retreat into a world of fantasy and make believe. They gave each other fanciful alter egos and new identities, and dreamed of going to America to become famous authors.

These sweet dreams were unceremoniously shattered when Juliet’s parents announced she would soon be shipped off to South Africa, and Pauline was forbidden to come. Odd rumours had begun to circulate about the girl’s closeness with each other, and both sets of parents decided it would be better if Juliet and Pauline were separated. Enraged, the two girls decided to kill Pauline’s mother - the one most opposed to their friendship - so Pauline could stay with Juliet.

On that fateful morning Pauline’s mother Honora invited Juliet along to afternoon tea and a walk through the beautiful bush gardens in the city. Along the way, Juliet found the broken brick and slipped it into her purse. The three women enjoyed a lavish tea service before heading off down a deserted path to look at the flowering trees. As Pauline’s mother bent over to look at something on the ground, the murderous girls crept up behind her with the brick.

Pauline swung the brick at her mother’s head whilst Juliet held the terrified woman down. It was later found that Honora had been hit over thirty times in the head, with enough force to shatter her skull in eleven places. Afterwards both girls were drenched in blood, and Juliet carelessly tossed the brick into the garden just beyond the body. They then ran back to the tearoom where they had just had lunch and told the manager that “Mrs Parker’s had an accident”. They claimed Honora had slipped on the wet earth and kept ‘banging and bumping’ her head against the ground.

The two police officers who examined the scene knew straightaway Honora Parker’s death was no accident; struggle marks in the dirt suggested the poor woman had been held down while blows were inflicted, and after just a minute of searching they found the murder weapon, still wrapped in a bloody stocking.

When faced with the inconsistencies in their story both Parker and Hulme confessed to killing Honora Parker. They were charged and arrested, though much of their trial concerned their possibly sexual relationship rather than hearing evidence; since homosexuality was considered a mental illness as well as a crime, the defense sought to prove that both girls were insane when they murdered Pauline’s mother. In the end, it didn’t matter; both Parker and Hulme were determined to be too young for adult punishment, and were instead detained for five years.

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It was a cold winter evening in British Columbia, Canada, on the 27th of November, 2010. Constable Aaron Kehler was driving along the rural Highway 27 when a pickup truck sped past him. As Kehler put his sirens on to stop the car, he assumed it would be a routine stop. Never did he imagine he was about to apprehend a serial killer.

The driver, 19-year-old Cody Legebokoff, pulled over. Kehler noticed that he had blood over his chin and his legs. Inside the car, he discovered a puddle of blood on the floor mat and a pipe wrench. He initially claimed he had killed a deer yet no deer was in the truck. Kehler also discovered a teddy bear backpack that was stuffed into the door pocket. On the backpack was the name “Loren Leslie” - a 15-year-old partially blind girl that was missing. Following the fresh tyre tracks, her body was discovered. She had been raped before being brutally beaten to death. Both of her jaws had been broken.

Legebokoff’s DNA was soon linked to three other unsolved murders from 2009 and 2010. Jill Stacey Stuchenko was raped and beaten to death. Cynthia Frances Maas was raped and bludgeoned and stabbed to death. Natasha Lynn Montgomery disappeared in August of 2010. While her body was never discovered, her DNA was discovered in Legebokoff’s apartment and on his clothing. Each murder had been sexually motivated.

Legebokoff was found guilty of all four murders and was sentenced to life imprisonment.

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the calendar // panic! at the disco

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“It’s no good sitting there in hope, my little brothers.  I won’t say a single solitary slovo unless I have my lawyer here.  I know the law, you bastards.” 

-Alex DeLarge, “A Clockwork Orange” 

“I Want To Kill People And Commit Suicide” - The Parker Middle School Shooting.

The epidemic of school shootings that plagued America during the 1990’s reached a horrific peak in the early months of 1998, when four fatal attacks occured within months of each other. While the communities of West Paducah, Pearl, and Jonesboro still reeled from the senseless loss of their children, tragedy was about to strike the small town of Edinboro, Pennsylvania.

Fourteen-year-old Andrew Wurst was part of a graduating class attending a dance, at a restaurant near Parker Middle School on April 23, 1998. As other students danced to “My Heart Will Go On”, Wurst drew a .25 pistol from his waistband and shot dead teacher John Gillette, who had told Wurst to stop loitering outside. He then walked to the dancefloor and fired aimlessly into a crowd of terrified teenagers, wounding three. One witness later recalled that Wurst had smiled as he pulled the trigger.

James Strand, the owner of the venue, retrieved his shotgun and ordered Wurst to stand down. He led the teenager outside and searched him, finding bullets and marijuana in one pocket, and a fork in his sock. After an eleven minute standoff, Wurst was handed over to the police.

Andrew was prickly under questioning, but soon confessed to stealing the handgun from his father, with the intention of committing suicide at the dance. He claimed to not have targeted anyone in particular, though some of his friends would refute this. In the years preceding the shooting Wurst had shown signs of depression and aggression, and he often drank whiskey or smoked pot to cope with his dysfunctional home life.

Andrew Wurst was charged with the murder of John Gillette and with intent to kill. He was sentenced to sixty years in prison, with a thirty year non-parole period.

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Teenager James Fairweather was apprehended in May of 2015 after two people had been stabbed. Police later confiremed that he had been planning a third murder when he was arehended. James Fairweather was 15 years old when he committed the two murders. He attended Colchester Academy, and is autistic. At school, he was involved in violent incidents, but none to suggest that he would become a murderer. Classmates recalled him choosing “murderer” when asked to explain his desired career, as well as threatening a Columbine-style massacre in the final assembly; his peers brushed this off as posturing. 

James Attfield, 33, a father-of-five with brain damage after a car accident, was passing through Castle Park when he was attacked in March of 2014. In court, Fairweather said that voices had chosen Attfield to be his victim, and the voices began to laugh as he stabbed him. Nahid Almanea, 31, was killed in overgrowth on Salary Brook Trail near her home, three months later, in June. He stabbed her in the abdomen before forcing the knife into her eyes and ultimately her brain, so that she could not “see evil”. 

Fairweather did not attempt another murder for over a year because he knew the public were wary of the danger. On 27 May 2015 he was spotted loitering early in the morning by a concerned dog-walker. The police were called and interviewed Fairweather, who was wearing rubber-gripped gloves and bearing a knife. He was arrested. In August 2015, he told a psychiatrist some of the “most anti-social and violent thoughts” the professional had heard, saying that voices were telling him to burn babies and maim prostitutes. 

Searches of Fairweather’s possessions included documentaries about serial killers such as the Yorkshire Ripper, but prosecutor Paul Scothern clarified that not all people with such interests are intent on imitating the killers. 

Previously, Fairweather was convicted of knifepoint robbery of cigars in January 2014, and sentenced to a year’s supervision. He was also convicted of criminal damage of a house in 2013. On 29 April 2016, for the murders of James Attfield and Nahid Almanea, Fairweather was sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum of 27 years.

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When MX boys are more hyped up than any Shownu stan. 
(I just can’t get over this by seeing their genuine reactions and it is GOLD)

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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.

“I Don’t Like Mondays” - The Cleveland Elementary School Shooting

Long before the American public began to regularly see the aftermath of school shootings broadcast on the news, a sixteen-year-old girl from San Diego hit headlines after she murdered two people and injured eight children outside an elementary school.

In January 1979 Brenda Spencer was a sullen, mentally unstable girl who lived directly opposite an elementary school in suburban San Diego. A year before she had been arrested for breaking the windows of her classroom with a BB gun; it was rumoured that Spencer used the same weapon to kill birds and rodents around her neighbourhood. She reported feeling suicidally depressed just weeks before the shooting - the fact her father bought her a gun for Christmas didn’t help Spencer’s increasingly disturbed mental state. “I asked for a radio and he bought me a gun”, she would later say to police.

On the morning January 29, 1979, Brenda Spencer took up a sniper’s position from her bedroom window, facing the front gates of Cleveland Elementary School. She was armed with a Ruger semi-automatic rifle and several hundred rounds of ammunition. A group of children were waiting for the gates to be unlocked, and Spencer fired several times at them. As the terrified children ran for cover the school principal tried to protect them, getting killed in the process. A school custodian was also shot and killed as he ran for cover.

After firing thirty rounds Brenda barricaded herself in the house, threatening to come out shooting. She spoke to a journalist on the phone while trapped in her house, and responded simply “ I don’t like Monday’s” when he asked her why she had shot at the children. After several hours Brenda surrendered peacefully to the police.

Brenda Spencer was charged with two counts of murder and assault with a deadly weapon. Her impoverished family and frequent bouts of depression were explored by the defense, but the court found her responsible and guilty. She was given two twenty-five-to-life terms; so far, Brenda Spencer has been denied parole.

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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.