Category Archives: Spree Killers

Social Media Fuels Gossip: But Is It Fake?

Two particular stories caught our attention this weekend. Two totally unrelated stories. Or were they? One relates to a 7 year-old boy ‘missing’ after the Barcelona terrorist attacks, and one relates to some pubs in the seaside town of Cromer. What on earth is going on?

In the first, very sad, case we hear that a British boy had been lost track of after the Barcelona attacks on Friday night. Various media reports, and police, started to claim that he was ‘missing’ and it sparked a social media campaign to try and find him. Nothing wrong here, except the boy was not missing. In fact, he was dead. Such was the frenzy that the local police were forced to tweet a statement:-

“Neither were we searching nor have we found any lost child in the Barcelona attack. All the victims and injured have been located.”

Roughly translated, this means that nobody at

Read more at: https://thezreview.com/2017/08/20/social-media-fuels-gossip-but-is-it-fake/

Judge won’t toss death sentence for carjacking killer of 2 New England men

BOSTON (AP) — A drifter convicted of killing two Massachusetts men in carjackings in 2001 has been denied his bid to toss the death sentence he received earlier this year.

Gary Lee Sampson was sentenced for a second time to death for the killing of 19-year-old college student Jonathan Rizzo but was given a life sentence for the killing of 69-year-old retiree Philip McCloskey. Sampson was first condemned to die in 2003.

The Boston Globe reports the judge wrote in his decision Tuesday that there was evidence permitting jurors to conclude Sampson “intended to kill” Rizzo “from the time they met.”

Sampson’s lawyers have said he was brain damaged when he carjacked and fatally stabbed Rizzo and McCloskey.

He continued his killing spree in New Hampshire, where he strangled Robert Whitney, a former Concord city councilor. Sampson was sentenced separately in New Hampshire to a life term.

Read more at: http://www.nh1.com/news/judge-won-t-toss-death-sentence-for-carjacking-killer-of-2-new-england-men/

Ms. Marvel #21 review: Revealing the true face of Discord

A full blown riot breaks out in Jersey City! When Kamala gets to the bottom of Discord, is it all she bargained for?

Ms. Marvel #21

Writer: G. Willow Wilson

Artist: Marco Failla

Colorist: Ian Herring

After the recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia (as summarized by the NY Times), an issue such as this one seems like it is more relevant than ever. In a story about the local government within Jersey City becoming corrupted, much of this issue is set during a riot. It is also a story about tensions within a community exploding over issues of race, security, and disenfranchisement. In essence, it is a story which may prove to be more topical than imagined.

Image from Marvel Comics

The fairly elected mayor of Jersey City, Stella Marchesi, has been ousted by wel- heeled and connected forces. Those forces belong to Chuck Worthy, the “hipster HYDRA” agent who uses the economy

Read more at: https://bamsmackpow.com/2017/08/16/ms-marvel-21-review-revealing-true-face-discord/

Who is James Holmes and where is he now? Aurora shooting gunman who killed 12 in Colorado movie theatre massacre

MASS murderer James Holmes slaughtered 12 innocent people after opening fire at a Colorado cinema in the summer of 2012.

The flame haired killer was sentenced to life in prison without parole. Here is his story.

James Holmes was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the movie theatre massacre that was one of the worst mass shootings in US history

James Holmes was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the movie theatre massacre that was one of the worst mass shootings in US history

Who is James Holmes?

James Holmes was born in 1987 and was originally from Riverside, California.

His neighbours said lived alone and kept to himself.

He studied neuroscience at the University of California in 2010.

Holmes was academically gifted and a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Colorado medical centre but withdrew in June 2012.

His lawyer said he had

Read more at: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4061363/james-holmes-aurora-colorado-shooting-gunman-movie-theatre-massacre-ssri-antidepressants/

Mississippi man to face grand jury in killing spree

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Willie Cory Godbolt has been jailed without bond since his arrest for the fatal shootings of 8 people.
Therese Apel, The Clarion-Ledger

As he waited on the news that his case would be bound over to a grand jury, accused killer Cory Godbolt looked like a completely different man.

When he walked into the Lincoln County courtroom Wednesday, his hair was cut and he was wearing a yellow polo shirt and green khakis, a stark contrast to the braids and sweaty black tank top he was wearing the morning he was arrested and accused of killing eight people. 

Flanked by his attorneys, Gus Sermos and Paul Luckett,

Read more at: http://www.clarionledger.com/story/news/2017/07/26/mississippi-killing-spree-court/511894001/

20 years later: Cunanan, Versace and celebrity culture – The San Diego Union

He was the first person from San Diego County to make the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list, and the feeling now — 20 years later — is that it probably didn’t bother him at all.

Andrew Cunanan wanted so desperately to be wanted.

The San Diego native’s killing spree in the spring and summer of 1997 culminated in the point-blank shooting of Gianni Versace on the steps of the fashion icon’s Miami Beach mansion. Cunanan, 27, quickly became the stuff of criminal legend, an elusive, gay chameleon who stirred the public’s fears and fascination and kept the fledgling 24-hour media beast fed with a swirling mix of sex, celebrity and murder.

Some of the people he’d known in San Diego and elsewhere went into hiding, lest they become his next victim. Others sold their stories — one former roommate got $85,000 — to tabloid magazines and TV shows. Supposed sightings of

Read more at: http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/public-safety/sd-me-cunanan-versace-20170718-story.html

McMullen | Hall of Fame has an OJ Simpson problem

The 2017 Pro Football Hall of Fame Game is rapidly approaching, and O.J. Simpson is set to be released on parole by the Lovelock (Nev.) Correctional Center in October.

On the surface, those two things aren’t connected, but starting in 2018 they could be.

That’s because each year, the Pro Football Hall of Fame invites every living “Gold Jacket” to its annual enshrinement ceremony, a policy that didn’t really matter when Simpson was behind bars. But now that he will be a free man (most likely) come August of 2018, that has obviously changed.

The Hall of Fame isn’t wavering, however, telling ESPN and confirming with FanRag Sports that, “All Hall of Famers are invited to attend the annual enshrinement.”

If you want to complain about that, have at it, but don’t be upset at those who traffic in logic and don’t understand your objections.

To them (and you can include me in this camp) the question is: Why

Read more at: https://www.fanragsports.com/nfl/mcmullen-hall-fame-oj-simpson-problem/

Munich shooter liked Nazis, Breivik, identified as Aryan, says report

While undergoing psychiatric treatment in 2015, the future Munich shooter “repeatedly” asked his fellow patients to refer to him as the “spree killer,” according to the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung. On Saturday, Germany will be marking the one year anniversary of the massacre with a monument to the nine victims being unveiled in Bavaria’s capital.

New information is still coming to light about the teenager responsible for the July 2016 shooting. Although his family came from Iran, the shooter himself was born and raised in Munich. He considered himself Aryan, claiming that the Aryan race had originated in Iran, and declared to his friends that he was proud to share his birthday, April 20, with Adolf Hitler.

German authorities say that Ali S., as he was known before changing his name to David, signaled his sympathy for the Nazis during his treatment for depression, stress, and social anxiety in one of Munich’s clinics. He was 17 at the

Read more at: http://www.dw.com/en/munich-shooter-liked-nazis-breivik-identified-as-aryan-says-report/a-39803749

Mobile crisis teams fill gaps in Mississippi’s mental health system

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Veronica Harrison, Region 7’s Mobile Crisis Emergency Response Team coordinator, travels between seven counties responding to mental health crises.
Anna Wolfe

While the Department of Mental Health touts the creation of these crisis teams in 2014 — mainly in response to criticisms against the state for failing to provide mental health services in the community — the teams receive roughly 1.5 percent of the state’s total mental health spending.

Each Community Mental Health Center submitted a proposal to the state to receive a grant for the mobile crisis response team program, so each crisis team operates differently.

The centers

Read more at: http://www.clarionledger.com/story/news/politics/2017/07/18/mobile-crisis-teams-fill-gaps-mississippis-mental-health-system/488142001/