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Neighbors Say Latest CA Spree Killer Was ‘Off the Hinges’

The man who went on a shooting spree Tuesday in Rancho Tehama, Calif., killing four and wounding 10, was being prosecuted for assault stemming from an attack on neighbors last January and possession of an AR-15 assault rifle, reports the Red Bluff Daily News. Kevin Janson Neal, 43, was arrested Jan. 31 and was set to stand trial in . . .

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Accused spree-killer Alex Deaton should be headed back to …

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Alex Deaton is accused of two homicides in Mississippi and several other shootings. Police are searching for a clear-cut motive for the spree.
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A Mississippi man accused of a deadly multi-state crime rampage that ended with his capture in Kansas could be on his way back in as early as a month from now.

If he waives extradition, Alex Deaton could be back in four to six weeks, officials said.

According to Mississippi officials, Deaton strangled his girlfriend, Heather Robinson, in Flowood in February, then allegedly shot an unidentified female jogger in Rankin County as he drove by her in Robinson’s SUV. He then was allegedly responsible for fatally shooting

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Accused spree-killer Alex Deaton should be headed back to Mississippi soon

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Alex Deaton is accused of two homicides in Mississippi and several other shootings. Police are searching for a clear-cut motive for the spree.
Therese Apel/ The Clarion-Ledger

A Mississippi man accused of a deadly multi-state crime spree before ultimately being caught in Kansas could be on his way back in as little time as a month from now.

If he waives extradition, Alex Deaton could be back in four to six weeks, officials said.

According to Mississippi officials, Deaton strangled his girlfriend, Heather Robinson, in Flowood in February, then allegedly shot an unidentified female jogger in Rankin County as he drove by her in Robinson’s SUV. He then was allegedly responsible for

Read more at: http://www.clarionledger.com/story/news/local/2017/10/24/accused-spree-killer-alex-deaton-headed-back-mississippi-soon/794051001/

What is the difference between a serial killer, spree killer and mass murderer?

“The maximum duration between murders in spree killing is generally considered to be seven days. Serial killers, on the other hand, may cool off for weeks, months and, in rare instances, even years between murders,” the magazine reported. 

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Spree killer agreed he deserved death, calling himself ‘a monster indeed’ – Belleville News

The spree killer caught in Granite City after eight murders agreed with the families of his victims that he deserved the death penalty, calling himself a monster.

Nicholas Sheley, 38, was convicted of six murders in Illinois and pleaded guilty earlier this month to two more in Missouri, bringing to an end a series of trials stemming from his killing spree in June 2008. Throughout his trials, Sheley had not spoken publicly.

But on Oct. 4, during his sentencing for the murders of Tom and Jill Estes, Sheley read a 20-minute statement during which he dropped to his knees to apologize for the murders, wept and begged for forgiveness.

On Monday, a 14-page handwritten copy of Sheley’s apology arrived in the mail at Sauk Valley Media, a newspaper in Whiteside County, near where his killing spree began. The newspaper said no address or explanation accompanied the

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Police believe Las Vegas spree killer Stephen Paddock planned more attacks

The gunman who killed 58 people in Las Vegas on Sunday planned to commit further atrocities, including car bombings, and may have scouted other music festivals, evidence suggests.

The weekend before Stephen Paddock attacked the Route 91 Harvest country music festival he had rented a flat six miles away in a high-rise building overlooking the Life Is Beautiful music festival, where Gorillaz, Lorde, and Chance the Rapper were among the featured acts.

A memorial has been created on Las Vegas Boulevard about a mile from the scene of Sunday’s mass shootingNICK OTTO/REX

In early August he had a room in Chicago in a hotel across the street from the park where the Lollapalooza music festival was taking place, with Arcade Fire as one of the headliners. Barack Obama’s daughter Malia was among the 100,000 who attended.

Sunday’s massacre stopped only after an unarmed hotel guard…

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Spree killer pleads guilty to killing couple in Missouri | FOX2now.com


HILLSBORO, Mo. (AP) _ A man who killed six people in Illinois was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for killing an Arkansas couple at a Missouri hotel.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Nicholas Sheley was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to killing Jill and Tom Estes of Sherwood, Arkansas. Police say the couple was attacked outside a hotel in Festus after leaving a graduation party i 2008. Investigators say they were random victims.

After a nationwide manhunt, Sheley was arrested in July 2008 in Granite City, Illinois.

He was already serving six life sentences in Illinois for killing six people in that state.

Prosecutors say the string of drug- and alcohol-induced killings began June 26, 2008, in Sheley’s hometown of Sterling, Illinois.

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Spree killer pleads guilty of murdering couple in Missouri, offers courtroom apology

“I’m not blind to the pain people feel because of the things I have done, and I don’t like that they have to live their life without their loved ones, but also, the way they feel toward me, I know that’s a burden that they carry,” he said. “I don’t want them to forget, but I do want their forgiveness. That’s why I got down on my knees. To humble myself.”

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Spree killer Nicholas Sheley pleads guilty to killing couple in Missouri

HILLSBORO, Mo. (AP) — A man who killed six people in Illinois before killing two people in Missouri wept and begged the victims’ families for forgiveness Wednesday before he was sentenced to life in prison for the Missouri deaths.

Nicholas Sheley, who initially faced the death penalty, was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole for the 2008 deaths of Jill and Tom Estes. The Arkansas couple were killed while staying at a hotel in Festus, about 30 miles south of St. Louis, after they left a graduation party.

Investigators said Sheley happened upon the couple during a drug- and alcohol-fueled rampage that began in his Illinois hometown.

Sheley dropped to his knees during the sentencing hearing, saying he wished he could take back what he did. He also apologized to law enforcement and others touched by the crimes, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported .

“What I did about 10 years ago was wrong

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