By Carol Anne Davis
What drives appealing male cousins to rape and kill ten younger ladies? Why do an altar lady and her boyfriend trap blameless sufferers into their customised torture van? who kill include merely twenty in line with cent of killers, yet they typically homicide serially and are answerable for rather inhumane deaths.
Sadistic pals, psychotic sisters and an more and more pathological mother-son staff are among these profiled during this exploration of the world's such a lot deviant duos. There are notorious British situations, resembling the Moors Murderers and the Wests, in addition to many both traumatic yet much less recognized ones. within the 3rd of this sequence, which specializes in the psychology of murderers, Carol Anne Davis explores the formative affects of those killers and their lethal dynamics. Comprising of 13 in-depth case experiences and particular interviews with specialists and one of many Wests' surviving sufferers, Couples Who Kill presents an unmatched learn of this disturbing...
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Their duality also complicates matters during the subsequent trial when the jury has to ascertain who did what. Many of these killers have similar characteristics in their backgrounds and these are summarised in the final chapter, the ‘Abuse Excuse’. 1 FRIENDS REUNITED LAWRENCE BITTAKER & ROY NORRIS When former prison friends Bittaker and Norris were reunited in 1979, they decided to kidnap teenage girls for sexual pleasure. Within a four month period they would repeatedly rape five known victims, torture them for kicks and kill them in an especially brutal way.
As such, he didn’t receive the nurturing that all babies require if they are to bond with others, and if they are to ultimately care about anyone other than themselves. Lawrence had an IQ in the top one percent of the population and also had a photographic memory. But his foster families were often Spanish so couldn’t converse with him fluently even if they wanted to. He was invariably clothed in hand-me-downs, some of which were girl’s clothes and shoes. Alternately ignored and laughed at, he retreated into his own little world.
And he’d battered a previous female victim about the head with a stone. In contrast, Lawrence Bittaker’s criminal career was mostly theft-based though he’d hit strangers with a speeding car and had stabbed a shop assistant who tried to prevent him stealing a packet of meat. And Roy Norris didn’t immediately confess when an ex-con told the authorities of the five murders. Instead, he initially played word games with the police. It was only when he realised they knew the full story that he confessed to being a reluctant participant – and he did so to save his own life.
Couples Who Kill by Carol Anne Davis