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Serial Killers Essay

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Serial Killers: Inside the Twisted Minds
Angel M. Fiore
Survey of Criminal Justice
Remington College


“Murder” the unlawful taking of ones life. In the next few pages we will explore three main types of murders. We will touch bases on “Spree Killers” such as the 1920's bank robbers Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrows. Then we will move on down to the 1995 Oklahoma City Bomber “Mass Murder” Timothy McVeigh. Finally we will go in depth into the minds and life of my favorite of the three types, the “Serial Killers” Aileen Wuornos and Jeffery Dahmer. What motivated those five individuals to participate in their crimes against humanity. Did they have no choice and it was genetics ...view middle of the document...

Each time getting out and rejoining Bonnie. Theirs was a love story of all time. There was nothing that they would do for each other. In 1933 they were joined by buck (Clyde’s brother) and his wife. The group continued in their bank heist, kidnapping, and murdering law enforcement. In July 29, 1933 during a shootout with police buck was fatally wounded his wife Blanche captured. Bonnie was shot in the stomach and Clyde carried her away from the scene to a local farm house. The dawn on May 23 1934 when a posse composed of police officers from Louisiana and Texas opened fire killing both of them. (see article from At the time of their death it was believed they committed 13 murders as well of numerous robberies. On a side personnel note 12 years ago I worked in a small town called Jean, Nevada outside of Vegas at a casino called Whiskey Pete's. In the rotunda they have the original death car of Bonnie and Clyde and play the history of their capture/death. I would spend hours in there looking at the car you can still see the blood stains and the bullet holes.
Mass murder defined killings of four or more victims at one location, within one event, such as Timothy McVeigh on the morning of April 19, 1995 McVeigh parked a Ryder truck in front of the Alfred P Murrah...

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