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Mass murderer outrages survivors with open letter from prison

One of Australia’s most despised mass murderers, Julian Knight, has taken paper to pen in an open letter from behind bars just days before the 30th anniversary of the Hoddle Street massacre. 

On August 9, 1987, the then 19-year-old Knight went on a killing spree through the streets of Melbourne after downing five pots of beer at a pub near Hoddle Street. 

He had been rejected from the military college at Duntroon and his dreams of being a “war hero” were dashed.  

He chose to take his anger out on the innocent and walked home to his mum’s house on Ramsden Street where he armed himself with three guns before embarking on a 45-minute rampage that left seven people dead and 19 injured. 

Knight penned the four-page open letter from the prison he’s been serving seven life sentences at for his horrific crimes. 

While the letter starts off with an apology from Knight,

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Mass murderer outrages victims with ranting letter written in prison

August 9, 1987 was like any other Sunday night in Melbourne.

That was until Julian Knight carried out his desire to be Australia’s worst mass murderer.

The 19-year-old had been drinking at a pub near Hoddle Street, downing about five pots of beer.

He’d been rejected from the military college at Duntroon, his ambition to be a war hero was gone. But his hunger to kill had grown.

He walked the short distance to his mother’s house on Ramsden Street and armed himself with three guns; a .22 Ruger rifle, a Mossburg pump action shotgun and an M14 military rifle.

He then walked to Hoddle Street, firing at moving cars. The gunfire echoed around the streets.

And so began a 45-minute rampage, that would leave seven people dead, and 19 people injured.

Hoddle Street mass killer Julian Knight leaves the Supreme Court in Melbourne in 2012. (AAP)

Hoddle Street mass killer Julian Knight leaves

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Neb. lawmaker: ‘[Nikko] will die in prison, before he is ever put to death’

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) — With convicted spree killer Nikko Jenkins now on death row, some law makers are speaking out.

Nebraska State Senator Bob Krist voted to repeal the state’s death penalty. Krist said having the death penalty in the state will cost taxpayers a lot of money. Krist explains there’s one major problem he thinks many people are unaware of.

“My prediction is he will die in prison, before he is ever put to death,” Krist told WOWT 6 News.

According to Krist, that’s because the drugs used for lethal injection aren’t even available.

In a statement from the Department of Corrections, a representative told WOWT 6 News, “The department continues to work on obtaining the substances needed to carry out death penalty sentences.”

“If you remember, it wasn’t too long ago, the state’s attorney had to basically tell the state

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Convicted serial killer dies after attack in Ohio prison

TOLEDO, Ohio — A convicted serial killer known for taking the lives of more than 30 patients under his care as a nurse’s aide died Thursday following a brutal attack at an Ohio prison.

“He described family members in the rooms, that made you think that he must have thought about that later on, and perhaps enjoyed that sensation of taking that life because he remembered it in such detail,” former Commonwealth’s Attorney Tom Handy said, remembering the case of mass murderer Donald Harvey.

Thirty years ago, Harvey, known as the “Angel of Death,” pleaded guilty to 37 murders. On Thursday, Harvey, serving out multiple life sentences, died after being found badly beaten earlier this week inside his Toledo, Ohio, prison cell. According to reports, the 64-year-old was beaten Tuesday by an unnamed person, based on a patrol report.

Harvey’s killings began in London, Ky., while he was working in the 1970s and

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Dylann Roof to transfer to federal prison after murder case concludes for Emanuel AME shooting

Convicted mass killer Dylann Roof will be sent to a federal prison to await execution once his state murder case concludes next week with a scheduled guilty plea, according to newly filed court documents. 

Roof, 22, is expected to plead guilty to state murder charges on April 10, sparing his nine victims’ loved ones a second grueling death penalty trial and ensuring he spends the remainder of his life in prison.

Roof was convicted in January of 33 federal charges, including hate crimes, and sentenced to death for killing nine black worshippers at Charleston’s Emanuel AME Church. However, 9th Circuit Solicitor Scarlett Wilson also was pursuing the death penalty for nine state murder charges, proceedings that had been on hold since the end of Roof’s federal trial.

She let families of Roof’s victims know last week that she is accepting a guilty plea instead.

Roof has been held at the Charleston County jail while

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Who was ‘Angel of Death’ Donald Harvey? Mass murderer dead after prison beating

Who was ‘Angel of Death’ Donald Harvey?

Donald Harvey, a self-styled ‘angel of death’, was an American serial killer who murdered at least 37 people between 1970 and 1987. Most of his victims were patients at Ohio and Kentucky hospitals where he worked as a medical assistant.

Harvey was born in Butler County, Ohio on 15 April 1952. He died on 30 March 2017 after being badly beaten by a fellow inmate at at Toledo Correctional Institution. He was 64-years-old.

How many people did ‘Angel of Death’ Donald Harvey kill?

Harvey claims to have killed 87 people but this is disputed by authorities.

In 1987 his 17 year spree was brought to an end when he pleaded guilty to the murder of 37 people. Police believe it is possible he killed a further 20.

How did ‘Angel of Death’ Donald Harvey kill his victims?

In 1970, aged 18, Harvey took his first job

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Jordanian Mass Murderer Goes Free After 20 Years in Prison

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) – An official in Jordan’s government says a Jordanian soldier who murdered seven Israeli schoolgirls visiting the country on a class trip will be released after serving 20 years in prison.

Spokesman Mohammed Momani said Tuesday that Ahmed Daqamseh is to be freed next week, possibly Monday, after completing his term.

Daqamseh killed the girls in a 1997 shooting rampage at the “Island of Peace” border post.

A military court deemed him mentally unstable and sentenced him to life in prison, which in Jordan typically means 25 years. Jordanian lawmakers lobbied in the past for his early release.

King Hussein, Jordan’s ruler in 1997, paid a rare visit to Israel to express his condolences to the girls’ parents.

The shooting came three years after Israel and Jordan signed a peace treaty.

Read more at: http://hamodia.com/2017/03/08/jordanian-mass-murderer-goes-free-20-years-prison/

Jordanian Mass Murderer Goes Free After 20 Years in Prison …

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) – An official in Jordan’s government says a Jordanian soldier who murdered seven Israeli schoolgirls visiting the country on a class trip will be released after serving 20 years in prison.

Spokesman Mohammed Momani said Tuesday that Ahmed Daqamseh is to be freed next week, possibly Monday, after completing his term.

Daqamseh killed the girls in a 1997 shooting rampage at the “Island of Peace” border post.

A military court deemed him mentally unstable and sentenced him to life in prison, which in Jordan typically means 25 years. Jordanian lawmakers lobbied in the past for his early release.

King Hussein, Jordan’s ruler in 1997, paid a rare visit to Israel to express his condolences to the girls’ parents.

The shooting came three years after Israel and Jordan signed a peace treaty.

Read more at: http://hamodia.com/2017/03/08/jordanian-mass-murderer-goes-free-20-years-prison/

Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik not treated ‘inhumanely’ in prison

Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik has not been treated “inhumanely” by being held in isolation in prison, an Oslo appeals court ruled on Wednesday, overturning a lower court ruling.

“Breivik is not, and has not, been subjected to torture or inhuman or degrading treatment,” it said.

The 38-year-old rightwing extremist, who killed 77 people in 2011, will file an appeal against the verdict to Norway’s highest court, the Supreme Court, his lawyer Oystein Storrvik announced immediately after the ruling was published.

In April 2016, an Oslo district court stunned survivors and families of the victims when it found the Norwegian state guilty of treating him “inhumanely” and in “degrading” fashion, in breach of Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights. The lower court judge had noted in particular Breivik’s lengthy isolation regime. He has been held apart from other inmates since his arrest on the day of the attacks,

Read more at: http://www.scmp.com/news/world/europe/article/2075177/norwegian-mass-murderer-anders-breivik-not-treated-inhumanely

Norway court to rule on mass killer Breivik’s prison conditions

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our dpa-correspondent and Europe Online
  
    

Oslo (dpa) – A Norwegian appeals court is due rule Wednesday on
whether Anders Behring Breivik, the right-wing extremist who killed
77 people in 2011, is subject to prison conditions that violate his
human rights.

A lower court ruled last year that some of the conditions under
which Breivik lives are “inhumane and degrading,” violating the
European Convention of Human Rights.

That court, however, rejected Breivik‘s complaints

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