Fabel has been dealing with some of the most complex homicide cases for nearly twenty years. But he now finds himself in a life altering and life threatening situation when performing what should have been a routine enquiry. One of his oldest cases of a beautiful girl named Monika Krone that went missing more than fifteen years past has just been exhumed. Meanwhile, one of the city’s most dangerous serial rapists just broke out of prison and Fabel believes he may have had something to do with the discovery of Monika’s body. Suddenly men that had been involved with Monika start showing up dead in one terrifying yet thrilling Gothic
In Cold Blood, written by Truman Capote in 1966 tells the story of the murder of a prominent family in 60’s Kansas. Capote traveled to the small town of Holcomb, and befriended many of the townsfolk and the detectives involved in the trial to tell the story of a violent event that shaped this community for the decade until the eventual conviction and execution of the killers. Because of information being told, Capote makes the choice of writing his novel as if it were a news report. This journalistic structure and word choice helps to establish the serious and dark tone of the novel. In the beginning of the book, one of the first things Capote does is establish the setting.
In an overarching summary, Stevenson begins with the story of Walter McMillan, a young black man who is put on trial for murdering an 18-year old white woman named Ronda Morrison. The chapters often alternates between narrating McMillan’s trial and his journey towards justice. Stories of other wrongfully persecuted individuals are recounted as well, with one case being that of a 14-year old boy named Charlie who was sentenced to life in prison for killing his mother’s abusive boyfriend. These two cases will be further discussed later. To begin, the first chapter, titled Mockingbird Players, starts with Stevenson, who had already been an established member of the bar (American Bar Association), in both Georgia and Alabama.
As to say Stone’s study was not only based on the Kraft’s research but he also based it on 150 Serial Killers who manifested sadistic behaviors, out of those 150 serial killers 47.3% had committed more than 3 homicides with sexual acts. A perfect male example when dealing with sadism is David Parker Ray “Toy Box Killer”. Unfortunately he was raised in a broken home where he was repeatedly abused by his father who later abandoned him. By the age of 13 he began fantasizing about torturing women by using bondage and other sexual acts. As time progressed he would reach “orgasm when masturbating only by fantasizing murdering a women” (Stone, p.144), by the time he reached adulthood, he decide to build a torture chamber later known as the Toy Box.
But, they had to start somewhere… • However, despite both Atticus and Rosser’s efforts, Tom Robinson and Leo Frank were both found guilty. • In jail, Leo Frank had his throat slashed by a fellow prisoner, but was able to survive. However, on August 15, 1915, “the best citizens” of Mary Phagan’s hometown stormed the jail, kidnapped him, and lynched him the next morning. The civilians stood and posed proudly after performing such a heinous crime. • The lynch mob that killed Leo Frank is quite similar to the lynch mob that came after Tom Robinson.
Richard Ramirez: The Brutal Murderer Ricardo Leyva Muñoz Ramírez, known as Richard Ramirez, was a serial killer, rapist, and burglar in the United States from June 1984 until August 1985. He went on a home invasion crime spree in which he killed fourteen people, raped and severely injured many others totaling 25 victims. This occurred in the greater Los Angeles area and later the San Francisco area. The background info of serial murderer, burglar, and rapist Richard Ramirez during his escapade. The victims of Ramirez’s crimes included: 79 year old Jennie Vincow, 22 year old Maria Hernandez, 30 year old Tsai-Lian “Veronica” Yu, 64 year old Vincent Zazzara and his 44 year old wife Maxine, 66 year old Bill Doi and his disabled 56 year old wife Lillian, sisters Mable Bell (83) and Florence Lang (81), 42 year old Carol Kyle, 75 year old Mary Louise Cannon, 16 year old Whitney Bennett, 61 year old Joyce Lucille Nelson, and others before heading to San Francisco to continue his spree.
Think about how often people get arrested and how often trials are held every year, let alone everyday. Oftentimes, innocent people are accused and charged for a crime that wasn’t there fault. This was the case for Adnan Syed, an innocent guy who was put in jail for a murder case. On January 13, 1999, Hae Min Lee was murdered at the age of 17. The evidence for this case was very unexplainable, but of course, the state went after Hae’s ex-boyfriend Adnan who really had nothing to do with the murder.
Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer (May 21, 1960 – November 28, 1994) , also known as the Milwaukee Cannibal, was an American serial killer and sex offender, who committed the rape, murder and dismemberment of seventeen men and boys between 1978 and 1991, with many of his later murders also involving necrophilia, cannibalism, and the permanent preservation of body parts. He was also diagnosed by psychiatrists as suffering from a borderline personally disorder. Dahmer was found to be legally sane at his trial. He was convicted of fifteen of the sixteen murders he had committed in Wisconsin. Jeffrey was sentenced to fifteen terms of life imprisonment on February 15, 1992.
Between the mid-late 1970s and the early 1980s, Dennis Nilsen began mass murdering young men in Great Britain that had at least 15 men through strangulation (Crime Investigation, 2014). In analyzing his life, many of contributions throughout his life could have influenced his criminal behaviour when committing his crimes. Many theories such as broken home hypothesis and schema therapy theory use psychological explanations that determine how the individual resulted into committing their crimes. With schema therapy theory, not only does it discuss the justification for criminal behaviour, but suggests how to reduce the relapse of criminal acts by identifying the cause or the trigger of the individual’s criminal behaviour (Vos et al., 2016). In Dennis Nilsen’s life, there are several indications such as the abandonment of his family members, the termination of a past relationship, and the reclusiveness from society that could have resulted
Although the graphic novels known as Identity Crisis (Brad Meltzer, 2004) and the Watchmen (Alan Moore, 1986) are quite similar in regards to plot line and conflict, they also have a grave amount of differences. Both novels start out with an investigation of a character being murdered. They both also involve a rape scene and the killer being a member, or associated with the superhero team. The killer also frames other characters through the graphic novel in order to hide suspicion. As for the differences, there is also many.