Andrei Chikatilo’s trial was the first major media event of liberalized post-Soviet Russia. Proceedings commenced in Rostov on 14 April 1992. During the trial, Chikatilo was kept in an iron cage in a corner of the courtroom to protect him from attack by the many enraged and, often, hysterical relatives of his victims.
Robert Poulin raped and stabbed a 17-year-old female friend to death before he entered a classroom at St. Pius X High School and opened fire on the students with a sawed-off shotgun. A student named Mark was killed while five others were injured. Mark was a 90% plus average student and died on Wednesday. Robert, 18, then committed suicide. The clean up process at the school involved the survivors selling Pius X beanies for $1.50 (Canadian) to replace text books that were destroyed because they were covered in blood.
John Arthur Spenkelink (March 29, 1949 – May 25, 1979) was an American convicted murderer. He was executed under controversial circumstances in 1979, the first convict to be executed in Florida after capital punishment was re-legalized in 1976, and the second (after Gary Gilmore) in the country.
Martin Peyerl (August 11, 1983 - November 1, 1999) was a German student. On November 1, 1999 (the day of All Saints), firing from his bedroom window, he killed four people and wounded seven others before committing suicide.
Born to Rudolf and Theresa Peyerl on August 11, 1983, Martin Peyerl and his sister Daniela lived with their parents on a busy street in Bad Reichenhall, Germany. On November 1, 1999, his parents left the house to visit the grave of one of Peyerl’s grandparents in Piden, something they typically did on All-Saints Day. Martin did not go with them. Instead, in their absence he broke into his father’s gun cabinet- which contained more than ten firearms- positioned himself in his bedroom window, and began shooting at anything that moved. Peyerl killed neighbors Ruth and Horst Zillenbiller, then a 54-year old patient at the hospital across the street, who had stepped outside to smoke. Eight others were ultimately wounded, among them actor Günter Lamprecht. Martin’s sister, a nanny at the hospital across the street, came home around noon. According to police, a struggle of some kind occurred between the two, ending when Martin shot his sister five times and killed her. He then fatally shot the family cat, sat down in a bathtub and committed suicide with a single blast from a shotgun.
No clear motive has been found for Peyerl’s actions. Peyerl’s status as an outsider at school, and that he had an alcoholic father at home who was frequently unemployed, have been regarded as possible influences. Peyerl was an avid gun enthusiast and frequently purchased gun magazines. He told classmates that he sometimes went to the forest looking for birds “to shoot” and sometimes practiced shooting with his father in the garage. Rudolf Peyerl, a twelve-year veteran of the German Army, was himself enthusiastic about firearms, owning as many as nineteen. A few months prior to November 1, Martin was temporarily expelled from school because of Nazi photographs pasted in his notebook.
Neighbors said that Peyerl was a normal albeit introverted boy, but a psychiatrist who was involved in this case spoke of a loser type. Descriptions of Martin by former classmates were strikingly similar to descriptions given by classmates of Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold. He is said to have been a shy loner who preferred playing video games over talking to people. One classmate, Stefanie Hocheder, said “Martin was always nice”, but that he was largely ignored and rarely had anything to say. Another said Martin was “a bit of a right-wing”.
Given the similarities between the shooters at Columbine and Martin Peyerl and the short amount of time between their respective rampages, it is possible Peyerl was influenced by the massacre at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999. Martin commented one day leading up to November 1, 1999 that it was “completely crazy what these guys have done” and that he believed Harris’ and Klebold’s actions to be “something we should do”. Police stormed the house at 6pm on November 1, and finding the bodies of Daniela and Martin Peyerl along with the cat. An enormous swastika was painted above Peyerl’s bed; in his room were a number of additional painted swastikas and other Nazi symbols. A number of videos and CDs with violent content were also discovered. A portrait of Adolf Hitler hung above the bed of Peyerl’s sister.
I just think they’re interesting ^_^
On February 26, 2005, 14-year-old Robert Holguin murdered 87-year-old Gerald O’Malley by beating him with a skateboard. He was sentenced to the state’s Division of Juvenile Justice, formerly known as the California Youth Authority, until his 25th birthday on May 5, 2006.
Éric Borel (11 December 1978 – 24 September 1995) was a French high-school student and spree killer who, at the age of 16, murdered his family in Solliès-Pont in the arrondissement of Toulon on September 23, 1995, and afterwards walked several miles to the village of Cuers where he continued his rampage the next day, shooting dead twelve other people and injuring four more, while pacing through the streets for half an hour. The shooting only ended when police arrived at the scene, whereupon Borel committed suicide.
Aw :( I think you should tell someone and go home…it sounds pretty bad o_o
Well I hope you never do it for real >_<
Have a look ~here~ :)
He has a 25-year sentence
I don’t :( but I have some Ed Gein stuff ~here~ :)
Joe Pittman, 66, and Joy Pittman, 62, welcomed grandson Christopher into their home in early November 2001 when the 12-year-old was having problems in the Florida home he shared with his father.
Later that month, Christopher Pittman shot his grandparents as they slept and then set their Chester County, S.C., home ablaze. The boy was found roaming in the woods 35 miles away. Though he initially told police a tall black male shot his grandparents, set the house on fire and kidnapped him, he eventually recanted that account and admitted to the shooting the couple.