Even the prosecuting attorney for his case stated, “I don’t doubt for a second, never have doubted, that had he not been caught, Eric Smith would have killed again,” (When Children Kill By: Diane Kratz Feb 11, 2013 Aside) According to Phil Chalmers, a teen violence and youth culture expert, there are usually specific reasons why teens kill. They include being bullied at school, depression, lack of guidance or discipline and even mental illness are just to name a few. (Inside The Mind Of a Teen Killer; 2009 Nelson, Phil Chalmers). Eric Smith appeared to have many of those
On the 28th of April 1996 in Tasmania, Australia Martin Bryant began a killing spree, murdering 35 people and injuring 23 in the town of Port Arthur. This intellectually disabled man was able to purchase multiple firearms from a local dealership without having to produce a firearms or drivers license which raised a massive question of gun control within Australia. Martin Bryant was born on the 7th of May 1967, soon after starting school at the Friend’s School and then New Town Primary it was apparent he had learning difficulties and behavioral problems. Martins records also explicitly mention a history of violent out bursts, destructive behavior, was persistently disruptive in class, struggled scholastically and took to tormenting vulnerable children causing multiple suspensions and an assessment at the Hobart Diagnostic Centre. In February of 1984 Mr. Bryant was then assessed by Dr. Cunningham-Dad, a very experienced clinical psychiatrist, who stated that Martin was intellectually disabled and had developed a personality disorder making him eligible for a disability pension.
Another mass shooting story is the mass shooting of Columbine High School. According to an article posted by Jennifer Rosenberg on about.com, Columbine High School is located in Littleton, Colorado. This incident took place on April 20th of 1999. Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris were the two high school aged boys that committed this horrific act. The boys planned to kill hundreds of their peers using guns, knives and bombs.
It really depends on the child and their capacity to recall and identify events and people. The most famous case I know where a child witness was the key witness was the Lester Street Murders in Memphis, TN. On March, 2008, Jessie Dotson went to 722 Lester Street, where his brother, Cecil, lived with his girlfriend and their children. Jessie killed four adults were multiple gunshot wounds, killed two children, ages 2 and 4, who were beaten and stabbed. Three other children, one just 2 months old, also were beaten and stabbed, but survived the attack.
On May 21, 1998, tragedy was sweep through Thurston High School when Mr.Kinkel decide to go to school and shoot 30 victims and killing four of them. Two of the people he killed were his parents that he killed at home, and 26 other victims were injured. On July 31, 2002 he appealed the court case was evaluated by doctors, law firms, courts, and judges. When he go his sentence the Defendant decide to appeal the sentence. They said it was unconstitutional and he was mentally unstable.
Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer was known as the Milwaukee Cannibal. He was an American serial killer and sex offender who committed the rape, murder, and dismemberment of 17 men and boys between 1978 and 1991. His late murders consisted of necrophilia, cannibalism, and the permanent preservation of all body parts, or parts of the skeletal structure. When Jeffrey was just a child, he was known as an energetic, happy little boy. Then at the age of 4 when surgery to correct a double hernia seemed to change the boy.
Frank Shabata is a man being cheated on, and if he ever finds out, his rage will be like that of a stone cold child killer, King Herod who killed thousands of innocents. King Herod was a man who killed many innocent children and Cather compared Frank Shabata to Herod if he would have ever found out about his wife and Emil Bergson’s secret love. Willa Cather uses allusions in her book, O Pioneers!. In the novel reference she compared Frank to Herod the Great. That will be my first paragraph.
“I withdrew my arm from her grasp and buried the axe into her brain.” (120) Edgar Allen Poe was an 1800's author who wrote horror stories. In some of Poe’s short stories, the narrator vowed revenge, but he usually got caught, so he ended up getting executed. In Poe’s short stories, the theme “Anger can lead to bad mistakes” is shown through plot, character, and conflict.
The disputes started long ago but continue to this day. The incident at Oglala was very important to show how the government officials treated Native Americans. The article says, “By June of 1975 there had been more than 60 unsolved murders of traditional Indians and AIM supporters. The FBI, charged with solving crimes on Indian reservations, took little interest in the killings. But when two FBI agents were killed near the community of Oglala on the Pine Ridge Reservation on June 26, 1975, 350 FBI agents were on the scene within three days.”
For example on April 16, 2007 at Virginia Tech Seung-Hui-Cho, a senior at the school, shot and killed thirty- two people and wounded seventeen others in two separate attacks because the school had a gun-free area which left al of the victims defenseless. (ProCon.org 2010, April 14) Also on February 14, 2008 at Norther Illinois University Steven Kazmierczak shot twenty-two people killing five and injuring the other seventeen, all with a shotgun and and three pistols. (ProCon.org 2010, April 14) All because of the gun free areas again and the fact that these college students could not defend themselves or the police can not defend them.
Another angry kid shoots up a school full of kids, or was the cause of this tragedy darker than we could have imagined? “Lanza went to Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, 2012 armed with an AR-15 rifle and other firearms. He killed 20 children and six educators” (Scinto). The nation was shook by the news of the shootings. Adam Lanza took twenty-six lives days before Christmas.
Some would say, Dennis Nilsen, Adam Lanza, and Anders Behring Breivik are synonymous. All are murderers right? Contrary to popular belief, all three murderers are categorized individually. Nilsen, a British serial killer, and necrophiliac is infamous for strangling, drowning and dismembering fifteen young men/boys amid 1978-1983 in London, England. Adam Lanza, on the other hand, shot and killed his mother and then murdered 20 first graders and six faculty members before committing suicide.
The Killer at Thurston High Summary: In September 1998, Kip Kinkel admitted to killing his guardians in their home on May 20, 1998 and the following day, strolling into the Thurston High School cafeteria and splashing understudies with 50 rounds from a self-loading rifle, killing two understudies, Ben Walker, 16, and Mikael Nickolauson, 17, and injuring 25 others. Kip was accused of four checks of bothered homicide and 26 tallies of exasperated endeavoured murder (for the 25 understudies he injured, in addition to his later ambush on a police investigator.) In November 1999, he was sentenced to over 111 years in jail, without a shot of parole.
Anthony Marston was a young, bold man. On November 14 Anthony killed John and Lucy Combes in a car accident,but showed no remorse. This caused him to be blamed of murder for the children’s death. Anthony was
Since the rise of hard rock/ heavy metal in the 1980s, many crimes and deaths have been blamed on the bands (or singers). The Parents Music Resource Center plastered Parental Advisory stickers everywhere, and bands defending their music and themselves from the overly protective parents. Hard Rock/ heavy metal is a scapegoat for those who look for a high murder/ suicide rate. In 2009, Metallica’s “Ronnie” was almost considered for a New Jersey man’s reason to kill his own mother and a young boy.