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    August 10, 1981-- Severed head of Adam Walsh (six years old) was found in Vera Beach, Florida.

    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-h...f9e2fc0bd2f213

    Adam's father, John Walsh became a national spokesman against crime in general and crimes involving children in particular.
    Pat D. https://forum.casebook.org/core/imag...rt/reading.gif
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    Von Konigswald: Jack the Ripper plays shuffleboard. -- Happy Birthday, Wanda June by Kurt Vonnegut, c.1970.
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  • #2
    Originally posted by Pcdunn View Post
    August 10, 1981-- Severed head of Adam Walsh (six years old) was found in Vera Beach, Florida.

    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-h...f9e2fc0bd2f213

    Adam's father, John Walsh became a national spokesman against crime in general and crimes involving children in particular.
    The incident was the subject of a moving, tragic television film, "Adam" made in the 1980s.

    Jeff

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    • #3
      August 11, 1980 -- Carol Bundy confesses her connection to Hollywood's "Sunset Slayer".

      http://www.history.com/this-day-in-h...-sunset-slayer

      I had not heard of this case. Lot of twisted people out there, I'm afraid.
      Pat D. https://forum.casebook.org/core/imag...rt/reading.gif
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      Von Konigswald: Jack the Ripper plays shuffleboard. -- Happy Birthday, Wanda June by Kurt Vonnegut, c.1970.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Mayerling View Post
        The incident was the subject of a moving, tragic television film, "Adam" made in the 1980s.

        Jeff
        Yes, and I noted that the man who confessed to the crime had watched the TV movie. They aren't sure if he was telling the truth or not, since they couldn't find Adam's body where he said it was, but at this late date... well, it's all we've got.
        Pat D. https://forum.casebook.org/core/imag...rt/reading.gif
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        Von Konigswald: Jack the Ripper plays shuffleboard. -- Happy Birthday, Wanda June by Kurt Vonnegut, c.1970.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Pcdunn View Post
          August 11, 1980 -- Carol Bundy confesses her connection to Hollywood's "Sunset Slayer".

          http://www.history.com/this-day-in-h...-sunset-slayer

          I had not heard of this case. Lot of twisted people out there, I'm afraid.
          Hi Pat,

          I read the article. Was Clark ever executed? Is Bundy still in prison?

          Given her last name, one wonders if she is a distant relative of Ted Bundy.

          Jeff

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          • #6
            Carol Bundy is dead; Clark is alive

            Originally posted by Mayerling View Post
            Hi Pat,

            I read the article. Was Clark ever executed? Is Bundy still in prison?

            Given her last name, one wonders if she is a distant relative of Ted Bundy.

            Jeff
            Carol Bundy died in 2003 while incarnated.
            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carol_M._Bundy

            Doug Clark is aged 68 and still on Death Row in California.
            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doug_Clark

            How could they agree to throw their lives away by doing such evil?
            Pat D. https://forum.casebook.org/core/imag...rt/reading.gif
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            Von Konigswald: Jack the Ripper plays shuffleboard. -- Happy Birthday, Wanda June by Kurt Vonnegut, c.1970.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Pcdunn View Post
              Carol Bundy died in 2003 while incarnated.
              https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carol_M._Bundy

              Doug Clark is aged 68 and still on Death Row in California.
              https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doug_Clark

              How could they agree to throw their lives away by doing such evil?
              Hi Pat,

              Because, unfortunately, they enjoyed the thrill - like Brady and Hindley, Ted Bundy, Dahlmer, Gacy, Ramirez, etc.

              Jeff

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Mayerling View Post
                Hi Pat,

                Because, unfortunately, they enjoyed the thrill - like Brady and Hindley, Ted Bundy, Dahlmer, Gacy, Ramirez, etc.

                Jeff
                Very true, very true. So-- would you say that serial killers are "addicted" to killing, just as other people are addicted to drink, sex, or drugs?
                Interesting thought.
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                Von Konigswald: Jack the Ripper plays shuffleboard. -- Happy Birthday, Wanda June by Kurt Vonnegut, c.1970.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Pcdunn View Post
                  Very true, very true. So-- would you say that serial killers are "addicted" to killing, just as other people are addicted to drink, sex, or drugs?
                  Interesting thought.
                  Very possibly. Many of them are not fully satisfied in their lifestyles or the manner of how they make a living, so the idea of killing those they consider weaker then them is a release - and habit forming like drink, sex, or drugs. And sometimes drink, sex, or drugs are combined with the motivation to inflict pain for a thrill.

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                  • #10
                    Aug. 13, 1961: Yosemite Killer Cary Stayner is born. After a traumatized childhood, including abuse and the kidnapping of his brother by a molester, Stayner would, in the Nineties, murder four people near California's Yosemite National Park. (Sounds too much for even the most lurid of TV-movies.)

                    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-h...y-stayner-born
                    Last edited by Pcdunn; 08-13-2016, 08:44 PM. Reason: Correction
                    Pat D. https://forum.casebook.org/core/imag...rt/reading.gif
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                    Von Konigswald: Jack the Ripper plays shuffleboard. -- Happy Birthday, Wanda June by Kurt Vonnegut, c.1970.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Pcdunn View Post
                      Aug. 13, 1961: Yosemite Killer Cary Stayner is born. After a traumatized childhood, including abuse and the kidnapping of his brother by a molester, Stayner would, in the Nineties, murder four people near California's Yosemite National Park. (Sounds too much for even the most lurid of TV-movies.)

                      http://www.history.com/this-day-in-h...y-stayner-born
                      First time I ever heard of this case.

                      Jeff

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                      • #12
                        Aug. 14, 1751: Francis Blandy died this day, and it was later shown that his daughter, Mary Blandy (frustrated in her marriage plans) had been slowly poisoning his food with arsenic.

                        http://www.history.com/this-day-in-h...ons-her-father
                        Pat D. https://forum.casebook.org/core/imag...rt/reading.gif
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                        Von Konigswald: Jack the Ripper plays shuffleboard. -- Happy Birthday, Wanda June by Kurt Vonnegut, c.1970.
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                        • #13
                          Dorothy Stratten- Canadian model, Playboy Playmate and actress- was murdered on this date August 14th, 1980 by her estranged boyfriend/former manager Paul Snider. Snider committed suicide at the scene of the crime. She was 20 years old.

                          JM
                          Last edited by jmenges; 08-14-2016, 04:50 PM.

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                          • #14
                            Aug. 18, 1988: Seattle judge Gary Little commits suicide following scandal involving juvenile defendants in his cases.

                            http://www.history.com/this-day-in-h...ommits-suicide

                            Proving judges are only men with feet of clay, as well as the rest of us.
                            Pat D. https://forum.casebook.org/core/imag...rt/reading.gif
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                            Von Konigswald: Jack the Ripper plays shuffleboard. -- Happy Birthday, Wanda June by Kurt Vonnegut, c.1970.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Pcdunn View Post
                              Aug. 18, 1988: Seattle judge Gary Little commits suicide following scandal involving juvenile defendants in his cases.

                              http://www.history.com/this-day-in-h...ommits-suicide

                              Proving judges are only men with feet of clay, as well as the rest of us.
                              Hi Pat,

                              I can't recall his name but there was a big scandal some twenty years ago that shook the New York State political and judicial world. The Republicans were going to nominate the head of the New York Court of Appeals for Governor to run against incumbent Mario Cuomo (seeking his third term), and it was generally felt that unlike the two previous candidates the Judge would prove a very good opponent. Instead, the whole plan fell apart because the Judge was using his office and influence (head of the New York State Court of Appeals is on our state's level the equal of Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court) to stalk and punish a woman who spurned his advances to her. It did not help that the jurist was married as well. The upshot was not only did he not get the nomination, but he had to resign his post and was disbarred. He got a sentence commuted (probably out of misguided mercy) to community service.

                              Yes they can have very big feet and legs and clay. And like the huge statue that Xerxes supposedly dreamed of in that story in Herodotus, the statue falls and crushes him.

                              Jeff

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