Charles Cullen was born on February 22, 1960 in New Jersey. He was the youngest of eight sibling having five sisters and two brothers. At the age of seven months, Cullen’s father had passed away at the age of 56. His first of many suicide attempts was when he was nine years old using an at home chemistry kit and drinking mixed liquids. He wrote a book at the age of eleven with a classmate after being teased at school, about how it feels to live in a world with no meaning in life. His mother was killed in a car accident when he was only 17 years old. Cullen had just turned 18 when he dropped out of high school and joined the Navy. When he was 19, he was having a hard time with co-crew members in the Navy and was then started to call “Fish-belly”. …show more content…
In that same year of 2005, Charles Cullen had pleaded guilty to another five murders that took place at Hunterdon Medical Center. A relative of one of Cullen’s ex-girlfriends was in need of a kidney transplant, and Cullen has stated that he wanted to apply to become eligible to donate his kidney. The press released a story to the public stating that Charles Cullen had stopped cooperation with law enforcement and investigators in January of 2006. He wanted to finally be sentenced so he would be free to proceed with the kidney donatio if he was granted permission. In March of 2006, Cullen claimed that he had a hard time being confronted by families of his victims. The same day as the confrontation, he was sentenced to 11 consecutive life sentences being guilty of 22 murders and attempted murder of three people in New Jersey. He would not be qualified to be eligible for parole until he had served at least 397 years behind bars. To this day, a sentencing for Charles Cullen is pending for the murder of seven more people and the attempted murder of three in …show more content…
He felt that since attempting to commit suicide was not working out for his, that his actions of murdering would help relieve some of the stress off of him. He was diagnosed with many things that reflected his childhood. He was first diagnosed with major depression, which came about around his young age of seven. He began with alcohol dependence when he was of legal age to drink. This led to an even stronger depression drive. Charles Cullen was also diagnosed with acute anxiety, which never seemed to have a major effect on any of his actions. His wife had explained him to reporters and law enforcement as a “borderline personality” but this was a condition that he was never officially diagnosed with. He was placed in a psychiatric hospital to receive treatment for what he was diagnosed with. When Charles was younger, he liked to abuse animals, and type of animal that was able to feel pain, and that he had access to. He abused alcohol but never messed with any drugs. He never attempted to hid the bodies of his victims and would simply walk away from his crimes. He liked to torture anyone or anything close or near him. His signature way of killing and harming people was a quick way using hospital drugs, and he never killed anyone another way besides using those hospital drugs in which he had access
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Matthew Dunn is a 23-year-old male who has been sentenced to 7 years in federal prison for an armed robbery of a downtown convenience store. His charge was decided with knowledge of his extensive juvenile and adult record. School Life Dunn was an honour roll student until grade 10. He loved math and did well in arts too. He loved going to school to see his friends, of which he had many.
Eric fell for it”(p. 46). By avoiding the use of unnecessary words, Cullen was able to get right to the point and write the event as it occurred, without added verbage that could lead to misinterpretation. With such concise language, the reader is able to understand and imagine the events that occur within the book. To educate, inform, and bring awareness to the horrible shooting that occurred at Columbine High School, Dave Cullen wrote his book, Columbine, in a clear, unwavering
Throughout history there has been many serial killers that have a defining characteristic that makes their crime career unique to them. Rory Conde is notorious for having killed six known prostitutes in a single year. It all started when Rory’s wife, Carla Conde, found a tape of Rory having an affair with a prostitute. She was furious and filed for divorce.
Today this community gathers in honor of a dear, young girl taken from her family far too early, under deplorable, heartbreaking circumstances. Everyone knew Connie as a strikingly beautiful, lighthearted, decisive girl. It is rare that a teen can have such capability for strong decision making so early. That is not to say that Connie always made the right decisions, as no teenager ever does, but her willingness to make decisions at all is remarkable. My own surplus of indecision led to several regrettable life moments, and so I hope that Connie had no regrets in her young life, which was cut short far too soon.
Have you ever wondered how people seen on the news involved in a cult, ended up in one in the first place. Cults can develop from religious or social movements, often times involving; brainwashing, control, and kidnapping. In many cases social influence can leave an imprint on a person’s actions, personality, and growth. When people interact with others on a daily basis they tend to change their own behavior in order to conform with the what is relevant. Often times group thinking overrides a person’s a rational reasoning and can lead to the joining of a cult.
Charles Edmund Cullen was born February twenty second 1960. He is fifty eight years old and he was born in West Orange, New Jersey. He was a father, a husband, a son, a brother, a pet owner, a nurse in New Jersey and an American serial killer. Charles Edmund Cullen killed over twenty nine to thirty five people and is a suspect to several hundred more victim. Through his confession, others opinions and my opinion will expose more things about Charles Edmund Cullen.
Throughout chapters 8 and 9, the author showed his bias towards Chris McCandless, which is an act of defiance to his position as an objective journalist, when he attempted to alter the readers’ negative point of view towards Chris by the introduction of different people who had similar experiences and characteristics as him and then making comparison. After reading the previous chapters, the readers have already made their own judgement on Chris, which are probably mostly negative. To address this issue, Krakauer initiates chapter 8 by introducing negative comments and mails not only about Chris but also to him, the author. These will serve as an argument that he will later attempt to disprove while at the same time, still informing the readers about what makes Chris special and unique.
Into The Wild essay After reading Into The Wild, I have begun to speculate whether or not Christopher McCandless was just a depressed yet intelligent young man or if he had several other mental abnormalities. Growing up, Chris had a very nice home, went to a good school, had plenty of friends, and received everything he ever wanted from his parents. To some people, this might seem great, but to others, like Christopher, this life was just not enough. I began to wonder if Chris was just a spoiled brat, or if there was an emotional void that needed to be filled that caused him to leave. It is obvious that Christopher McCandless was outrageously intelligent; however, he suffered from extreme depression and possibly other mental impairments which
Although Charles Cullen was the serial killer, the hospitals where Cullen worked were also at fault. In 60 minutes, the interviewer stated that Charles Cullen was a suspect long before his arrest. “Charles Cullen was the main suspect for poisoning random bags of saline…if you talk to the investigators there they’ll tell you Cullen was our man, we knew he was dirty. They couldn’t prove anything. It’s all circumstantial” (60 minutes, 4:30).
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Do you ever wonder why someone turned out the way they are? Like Charles Manson, what exactly does it take to create a cult leader that kills innocent people? Charles Manson is currently 82 and serving a life sentence at Corcoran State Prison. He is facing charges of first degree murder of nine people and conspiracy. He was originally sentenced to death, but in 2012, California abolished the death penalty, so it was changed to life without parole.
The abusive and alcoholic mother led him to commit many crimes when he grew up. He was placed in jail for over half his life. When he got to San Francisco and created his cult, it was not based on worship to god but of being the most elite people. Charles told them that they would be safe in the Mojave Desert and he used a lot of manipulation and control over the people. He abused, raped and verbally hurt people for them to stay in the cult and get they “help” they “needed”.