Running on coffee and true crime. Understanding human behaviour and psychology is a hobby of mine. I would describe myself as an armchair alienist. I also enjoy writing about personal development and the joys of living with my furbaby.
The Vampire of Sacramento
Richard Trenton Chase was born in Santa Claria, California on 23rd May 1950. Growing up in a typical dysfunctional 1950s family, his parents regularly argued. and “the strap” was the usual tool for childhood discipline. By the age of 10, Chase was displaying all three trademarks of the Macdonald Triad - bed wetting, arson, and animal cruelty, which may indicate future aggression and violence in adulthood. As Chase matured he developed severe hypochondria. His complaints included believing that his heart would stop beating or that someone had stolen his pulmonary artery; vitamin C deficiency which he would hold oranges on his head believing it would be absorbed into his brain. Richard Trenton chase also shaved his head so that he would be able to watch his skull separate and move.
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The day I decided to get a puppy a calculated all the expected expenses - vet, food, puppy pads, pet insurance, and training. What I didn't realize was the hidden expense lurking on Facebook.
Profiling the Serial Killer Groupie
During Bundy’s trial, women would show up with their hair long and parted, some even dyed their hair the “right kind of brown” to attract Bundy’s attention. In prison he received hundreds of fan letters, mostly from women with marriage proposals, some contained nude photos. From 1979, a woman named Janet penned her undying love to Bundy. He responded only once and she wrote back:
10 Killer Kids You May Not Have Heard Of
It is hard to fathom how a child could commit monstrous acts. The horrific murder of little James Bolger shocked everyone, even more, disturbing was the fact that this crime was committed by two young boys. Something no one could imagine in their wildest dreams, yet it has happened. Here are the 10 worst cases of killer kids that you may not have heard about:
The ABC Killer
Moses Sithole, the worst serial killer in South Africa hunted, raped and murdered 38 young women from the towns of Atteridgeville to Boksburg to Cleveland. Sithole became known as the ABC Killer and his heinous crime spree lasted only a year. The perfect predator, he took full advantage of the cultural changes that came with the end of Apartheid. The ABC Killer preyed on his victims' needs to support their families, offering them jobs through a company that didn’t exist.
The Kansas City Butcher - Robert Berdella
The crimes of Gacy, Dahmer, and Nilsen pale in comparison to the level of brutality Berdella’s victims suffered. Berdella’s crimes spanned three years, and at least 6 young men died, all of which were buried in his yard.
Case Closed: The Claremont Serial Killer
Two decades ago in Claremont, the hub of the western suburbs of Perth, South Australia was rocked with the disappearance of three young women. Just last month on the 24th September 2020 Justice Stephen Hall delivered his long-awaited verdict in the conviction of 51-year-old Bradley Robert Edwards. The former Telstra worker was found guilty for the murders of Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon but acquitted of the murder of Sarah Spiers in the Claremont serial killings case, Australia’s longest-running, and most expensive criminal investigation.
Madams and Matriarchs
Criminal Organisations are often considered “a man’s domain”, but these 4 notorious Australian women broke the mold. Tilley Devine, Kate Leigh, Judy Moran, and Kath Pettingill are the madams and matriarchs of Australia’s underbelly who broke the law and raised hell in a man’s world.