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True Crime November 1992
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For those of you who firmly believe that the best way to understand any culture or society is to study its crime and the way that crime is dealt with, this issue will be of particular interest.
The Bettery Broderick case should raise a few questions. If you were a woman who had worked hard and sacrificed plenty to boost her husband’s career and earning power, then been ditched for a younger woman and had to watch her reap the benefits, what would you do? And if you had to sit in judgement on Bettery Broderick, would you condemn her?
Everyone of course was horrified at the revelations about Jeffrey Dahmer. Courteous and compliant during his arrest and trial, Dahmer was declared sane after the details of his cannibalism and necrophilia were heard. The people cheered when it was decided he was evil rather than grotesquely mentally ill, for that meant he would be punished. But was he aware of the wrongness of what he was doing? And if so, is that not a definition of insanity in itself?
Both these American cases reveal something of the attitudes of US citizens towards each other, and of fair play and justice. Society, and sometimes nature, spawns human monsters. How do we deal with our own criminal and aberrant misfits?
We have the case of Patrick Mackay, a man whose illness made him violent, but too unpleasant to deal with. So he was liberated into society – where he could do the most harm…
GALLOWS END FOR THE BURY WIFE MURDERER
Modern Murder Shocker
BETTY BRODERICK: She Left Her Victims Gurgling In Their Own Blood!
The Trial Testimony That Takes Us
INSIDE THE MIND OF CANNIBAL DAHMER
TWO VICTIMS RIPE FOR THE KILLING ON THE APPALACHIAN TRIAL
The Sensational Dr. Snook Case:
RIFLE RANGE MURDER OF THEORA HIX
HOW THEY PHOTOGRAPHED RUTH’S EXECUTION
"I SAW DR. SNOOK DIE IN THE ELECTRIC CHAIR"
THE SECOND ENCOUNTER WAS FATAL
"SEE YOU IN THE OTHER WORLD" Triple Killer Shot Out Of A Tree!
PATRICK MACKAY – RELEASED TO KILL