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Elliot Rodger, Psycho from California

I have to comment on the Elliot Rodger killings in California this weekend.  I have read his manifesto and lots of news reports, as well as watching the news that came out early on.

In the early reports, this was presented as a mass shooting, but then even still today, I heard a report that said “six people shot by killer.”  Most of the stories have corrected this error, however, and explain that 3 of the victims were killed by stabbing or by machete and a hammer.  Still unclear as to how his three roommates died.  It was first reported they were stabbed.  Now the NYT said there was an evidence bag from the apartment labeled “2 machetes, 1 knife, 1 hammer.”

He wrote obsessively about hating white blond girls, blaming them that he was still a virgin and had never kissed a girl.  He stated he was beautiful and magnificent, but complained people looked down on him.

He seemed to have a very good life and wanted for nothing, going to private schools, traveling first class to several countries, being privileged to socialize along with his family with those he called wealthy, and attending a couple Hollywood events.

His manifesto was very well written so his thoughts were well organized.

So he drives around in his BMW and expensive sunglasses making videos about how much his life was hell and how he wanted to reek retribution.  At one point towards the end of his writing he stated he thought he was the closest thing to a living God that existed.

In most of his rantings and writings, he was so over the top that it almost seems not real to me.  If you deducted the times he repeated how much he hated girls, you could probably reduce the 140 pages to about 50. Ironically, despite his desire to kill girls, he killed 4 males and only 2 females.

In fact, he was obsessive about how he was attracted to girls, on and on, I’m thinking he’s homosexual.  And you cannot tell me a man looking like he does, all puffy lipped, has not been hit on probably many times.  (Has he had his lips artificially enlarged?)  He does not mention at all that is the case, but maybe that’s what he is trying to hide.  He mentions several times that he cried before others and that he had “wet his pillow with tears.”  As an adult, mind you.  One of those times as I recall was after he was in college and one of his roommates did some little something that upset him.

It sounded to me as though his parents did a pretty good job raising him, though they were divorced.  His father remarried, and he had some conflict with his step-mother, but his mother remained unmarried.  In fact, he held hard feelings towards her because she did not “for him” marry one of the rich men she had dated so he could live an opulent life.  It appears he lived an affluent lifestyle, and was maybe spoiled by his mother and his grandmothers.  Although, it didn’t seem all that different from what any mother or grandmother would do for her kids, if they had the means to do so.

He had friends throughout his childhood.  He had sleepovers, he had what he called play dates, and one friend he had almost to the end of his life, but he kept saying he was “all alone.”

He never even approached the girls he hated for rejecting him, so it was all in his mind.

He had “help” from about 8 years old, so somebody knew he was not quite right.

One thing I would say stands out is everything was somebody else’s fault.  We have a epidemic of this these days.  It is a dangerous thing to dwell on ones self, demanding to be gratified immediately, and not accepting responsibility for anything.  This sort of mind set can easily devolve into some kind of mental problems.

I’m going to post a couple links relating to the story, as it gets politicized by every sort of group from anti-gun to women who want to now get rid of all men.  The media, the corrupt media, are still making it sound as though some 13 odd people were shot in the street by this guy.  This is the impression they present and especially to those not listening too closely that’s exactly what they hear.  And that, of course, is exactly the point – “gun violence.”

Side Note: When I try to copy/paste excerpts from the manifesto, it comes out this way:
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What is this? A language? A code?








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Casey Anthony jury selection, second week

Usually pretty boring, the jury selection in the Casey Anthony case has had its moments.

The selection process has had its share of drama, including a jury candidate who posted his plans for writing a book on Facebook and another man was fined $450 and charged with contempt of court for talking to the media with the intent of getting out of jury duty.


More coverage:   http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/caylee-anthony/os-casey-anthony-trial-week-two-20110516,0,3416892.story

Jury selection in the computer age, they are checking for truthfulness of potential jurors.  I’ve missed a lot of it, but one guy last week said he collected music memorabilia but had no interest in crime.  In fact, he had just written a post or blog only three weeks ago about a true crime story and they even knew about books he had purchased showing an interest in true crime. I guess they had this information in advance, but when he was deceptive in his answers, he was nailed.  It is reason to pause and think about all the information there is out there just waiting for a search term.

Interesting how many they catch in a lie or a misrepresentation.  They seem to be particularly looking for a “stealth juror” who is trying to get on the juror for publicity, to write a book, with a vendetta, or other reasons.

The earliest for opening statements will be Wednesday.

Posted:  05.16.11

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Double Murder in Lee County – Truth is Really Stranger Than Fiction

Gateway Murders…..

Nancy Grace has been on the Anthony missing child case now for what seems like months.  They have had riots in the streets, a strange bounty hunter or bondsman from Texas making an appearance, and Equa Search using the time and good-heartedness of hundreds of volunteers to look for Kaylee.  I don’t know how much longer she can produce an hour show each and every night on this story.  The child’s mother has done nothing but lie, and now I am beginning to believe there is something suspicious about the grandparents as well.

I’m not sure how they choose which story they will feature, but here’s one not too far in distance from the Anthony case, near Fort Myers at Bonita Springs, that is beyond wow in mystery and circumstances.  I would suggest Nancy Grace and Greta, too, get on this one.  But I am sure the authorities and the court are glad they are not featured on tv every night.

I saw a portion of this trial on Trutv this week.  I don’t know if they had aired it previously or not, but the trial actually took place during the first part of October, 2008.

michellesteve Michelle and Steve, victims

In a nut shell, a couple named Steve and Michelle were murdered in their home in an up-scale neighborhood the night after Christmas of 2005, a home still decked out for Christmas with a Christmas tree and three stockings still hung.  The couple had a small child who survived and it seems he somehow called 911 — or was it him or the killer because nobody spoke during the call.  He was about two years old at the time.

Steve had been killed by one shot in the head, and Michelle was beaten, strangled, and posed half-naked on the bedroom floor.

Second couple, Fred Cooper and Kellie Ballew, long-time boyfriend/girlfriend, who had a child between them, were having trouble in their relationship and Kellie was breaking up with Fred.  Why?  Because she was having an affair with Steve.  Well, here’s where it gets interesting.

Michelle had called Fred and they had met previously and Michelle had told him that she was sure that her husband, Steve, and Fred’s girlfriend were having an affair.  This all happened not too long before Christmas, the two couples had ended up sitting at the same table at a work Christmas party a little before Christmas.  Steve and Kellie worked at the same place.

On the 26th of December, with Steve’s parents in town from Minnesota at a motel, Steve met Kellie sometime that night at work, and they had sex.

Fred’s story is that he and Michelle had been talking about their problems and they, too, had met on the night of December 26th and had sex.  I think he said in the driveway of Steve and Michelle’s house, which sounds incredible, but maybe this was during the time Steve was with Kellie at their work place.

Fred is arrested for the murder.   Murder weapon was never found.  There’s some DNA evidence.

The October trial ended in a Mis-Trial.

Taking into consideration the facts of this case, my first thought was Steve killed Michelle and then shot himself in the head.  Apparently they ruled that scenario out, probably because there was no weapon found at the scene.  Still it seems that Michelle was the one who was the target instead of Steve.

Did Fred do it?  Will the case be retried?

See more of the story and some pictures @ http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2008/sep/27/gateway-double-murder-case-set-trial-accused-faces/

Update: Second trial moved to Pinellas County set for February 17, 2009.  http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2008/nov/25/cooper-re-trial-date-moved-february/

Kellie Bellew – the other woman  https://bellalu0.wordpress.com/2009/02/25/kellie-ballew-the-other-woman-testifies/

Posted:  11.27.08


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