Death Wish: A Novel by Brian Garfield

By Brian Garfield

Paul Benjamin, a winning accountant in big apple urban, is having fun with a three-martini lunch whilst his house is damaged into through a gang of drug addicts. for only a handful of cash, they savagely beat Paul's spouse and daughter, leaving his spouse lifeless and his daughter comatose. Grief-stricken and compelled to reevaluate his perspectives, Benjamin turns into disappointed with society and plots his revenge at the perpetrators, whom the police are not able to carry to justice. Armed with a revolver and overall forget for his personal safeguard, he units out to even the score.

tailored right into a characteristic movie starring Charles Bronson that spawned 4 sequels over 20 years, Death Wish is a gritty, robust mystery approximately simply how a long way a guy will be driven ahead of he loses keep watch over.

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He first killed a family and then went on to kill young women. This change in victim selection seems at odds with general characteristics of serial killers. The BTK Strangler resurfaced in 2004 and disclosed evidence that he had continued killing into the 1980s and beyond. Like the Zodiac Killer, the BTK enjoyed taunting police. The fact that Robert Beattie, a lawyer, was writing a book on the BTK Strangler when the killer suddenly resurfaced further supported the notion of this killer’s need for recognition.

This evaluation, declaring him “an imminent danger to self or others,” was sent to court. Cho was taken to a psychiatric hospital and evaluated by a psychologist. ” The court ordered that Cho receive follow-up outpatient treatment, but reports indicate he did not seek out services. In February, Cho began purchasing weapons and ammunition and began videotaping his manifesto. In a few weeks Cho carried out the largest school massacre in the history of the United States. SOURCE: NYTimes, MSNBC, CNN, ABC News, Roanoke Times.

Psychotic Killer—a person suffering from acute or chronic psychosis who is considered to be legally insane. 7. Disgruntled Employee—a person who seeks revenge for real or imagined wrongs at the hands of coworkers or employers. During the 1990s, several incidents of postal workers killing coworkers and supervisors spawned the phrase going postal. 8. Disciple-Type Killer—a person who commits murder at the behest of a charismatic leader such as Charles Manson. 9. Ideological Mass Murderer—a person, especially a cult leader, who is able to persuade others to kill themselves or each other, as in the cases of Jim Jones ( Jonestown Massacre), Herff Applewhite (Heaven’s Gate), and David Koresh (Waco Massacre).

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