It is about time. The connection between the abuse of animals and abuse of humans has been known about for a very long time.
It won’t catch every twisted killer but it will help law enforcement keep an eye on the soon to be killers.
FBI studies show that serial killers like Dahmer impaled the heads of dogs, frogs and cats on sticks; David Berkowitz, known as the “Son of Sam,” poisoned his mother’s parakeet; and Albert DeSalvo, aka the “Boston Strangler,” trapped cats and dogs in wooden crates and killed them by shooting arrows through the boxes.
FBI turns animal cruelty into top-tier felony – WHP CBS 21 Harrisburg – Top Stories.
I hope that she wins.
A woman who was the sole survivor of a serial killer who claimed the lives of at least eight victims is suing Lifetime and parent company A&E Television after the network portrayed her as a prostitute in a recent made for TV movie.
Daun Richert-Slagle, from Chico, California, was a 21-year-old mother of three back in 1990 when she was assaulted for several hours by Keith Hunter Jesperson, the man who would eventually become known as the Happy Face Killer.
According to Slagle, it was only because she had her young son with her at the time that he eventually agreed to let her go.
Now, in the new Lifetime film Happy Face Killer, Slagle is being portrayed not just as a prostitute, but as a woman who willingly had sex with the serial killer in front of her own child.
Slagle has responded by filing a lawsuit against Lifetime and A&E Television.
‘Some of these things could literally destroy my career,’ the registered nurse said in an interview with KTLA.
‘In this particular case, Lifetime took somebody who had an innocent involvement with a serial killer and turned her, for whatever creative license or entertainment value, into a prostitute, into somebody trying to extort money, into being an unfit mother, which is completely deplorable,’ added her attorney Tre Lovell.
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How dare they victimise her again,.
Looks like I posted a little to quickly. Now now, I am not saying that Aaron Kosminski wasn’t the ripper I am saying the DNA is far from conclusive.
MtDNA is passed down from a mother to her children, and many people can share the same mtDNA signature. The signature linked to Kosminski, T1a1, is a relatively common subtype. Thus, the determination doesn’t mean much unless the signature can be narrowed down to a rarer subtype, or unless additional evidence can be brought to bear (as was the case for identifying the remains of Russia’s Czar Nicholas II and his family).
A larger question has to do with the scarf’s history: It’s been open to contamination for decades, and it’s not even clear that it was really left behind by Eddowes (or her killer) after the 1888 murder. “In the community of so-called experts, it’s not really considered evidence,” Ryder said.
Casebook Jack The Ripper is also not convinced and since that is THE place for Ripperplogists I give them weight.
The History Channel has a good article on this. The chain of evidence for the shawl tested is a little sketchy to say the least.
The Victorian-era shawl reportedly taken by Simpson passed from generation to generation of the policeman’s descendants until it was put up for auction in 2007 and purchased by Russell Edwards, an English businessman and self-confessed “armchair detective” who was fascinated by the coldest of cold cases. Although the silk fabric was frayed and aging, it still contained valuable DNA evidence since it was never washed. Now, after more than three years of scientific analysis, Russell says that Jack the Ripper’s true identity has been found interwoven in the ragged, 126-year-old shawl, and he fingers Polish immigrant Aaron Kosminski as the serial killer in his new book “Naming Jack the Ripper.”
I haven’t read the book yet but if any of you have please let me know what you think,
As of now even though I would have loved to have a name I also kind of like the mystery in this one case. Usually I really want the killer named this one though…. ?
The true identity of notorious serial killer Jack the Ripper can now be revealed thanks to a DNA breakthrough, it has been claimed.
A world-renowned DNA expert claims Polish immigrant Aaron Kosminski – who was one of six key suspects in the historical mystery - is the killer.
The real identity of Jack the Ripper – who is responsible for at least five murders in East London in 1888 – has baffled criminologists for decades and led to a range of theories.
As reported by The Mail on Sunday, a shawl which was found by victim Catherine Eddowes has now been analysed using sophisticated modern forensic techniques.
As well as containing her DNA, it also had the killer’s DNA on it.
This shawl has now been examined by world-renowned Dr Jari Louhelainen, who analyses evidence from historical crime scenes.
He then managed to compare DNA from the shawl to DNA from the victim’s relatives and the suspects – leading to Dr Louhelainen concluding that Kosminski was the killer.
This was one that I never thought would be solved just because of how long ago it happened.
WORLD EXCLUSIVE: Jack the Ripper unmasked: How amateur sleuth used DNA breakthrough to identify Britain’s most notorious criminal 126 years after string of terrible murders
- DNA evidence on a shawl found at Ripper murder scene nails killer
- By testing descendants of victim and suspect, identifications were made
- Jack the Ripper has been identified as Polish-born Aaron Kosminski
- Kosminski was a suspect when the Ripper murders took place in 1888
- Hairdresser Kosminski lived in Whitechapel and was later put in an asylum
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2746321/Jack-Ripper-unmasked-How-amateur-sleuth-used-DNA-breakthrough-identify-Britains-notorious-criminal-126-years-string-terrible-murders.html#ixzz3CaHXlS2P
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Not much more out there right now but it looks interesting.
A Baton Rouge judge has denied convicted killer Derrick Todd Lee’s appeal for a new trial in the killing of former LSU graduate 22-year-old Charlotte Murray Pace. Lee was sentenced to death in 2004.
Lee’s case automatically goes to the Louisiana Supreme Court, and if his claims are rejected, the case would go to the federal post-conviction relief stage. Lee made 28 claims, arguing the state has improper death penalty laws, East Baton Rouge Parish systemically discriminates against people of color, misconduct of trial counsel and he had ineffective defense counsel. All his claims were denied by District Judge Richard Anderson Tuesday afternoon.
Lee, 45, of St. Francisville, was also convicted of second-degree murder in the killing of Geralyn Barr DeSoto, 21, of Addis in 2002.
Lee is also suspected of killing seven women between in 1998 and 2003 in south Louisiana.
I do not understand why he is still being allowed to torment people, the families and communities that these ladies lived in. It is not right that he is allowed to keep inflicting pain and fear.
Of course that does not include everyone he has hurt.
It has been a long time and still the ripples of these murders affect society in so many ways.