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I am sorry

I have not been able to post much.

First there were major issues at my job that I had to take care of. I was working double shifts, going in at all hours and just going crazy with all the little issues and problems.
Finally that settled down and I tried to get back to normal life but the universe had other plans.

Hurricane Isaac.

Not really a big deal but it did made drama pop back up at work and in my day to day life.

Then I loss power for a week or so.
So, hopefully once I clean up around the house and get my crew at work back to their normal schedules and calmed down I will be back reading all of the great blogs and writing about the monsters that lurk around us.

 

Happy Mothers Day

To all the Moms out there.

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving for those that celebrate.

For those that don’t have a great Thursday.

The Liebster Blog Award

The Liebster Blog Award is given to bloggers who have less than 200 followers, all in the spirit of fostering new connections. Leibster is German & means ‘dearest’ or ‘beloved’ but it can also mean ‘favorite’ .

From The Tale of My Heart

The Mad Hatters  nominated me for this award!!!

*HUGS*

I am at a loss.

Besides ” Thank You” I have NO clue what to say.

So thank you Mad Hatters. I enjoy reading your blog and I am thrilled to know that you enjoy reading mine.

If you have not visited the Mad Hatters do so NOW! You will laugh, you will cry and sometimes make that head tilt that dogs make. It is a great blog!

Part of the nomination is nominating at least 5 others. I have no problem with that considering the great blogs that I read.

I do not know if I can send the nomination back to The Mad Hatters (a little bit of this; a little bit of that kind of blog), if i can, I do!

Friggin Loon (Randomness at it’s best)

Hey From Japan (The next best thing to moving to Japan yourself)

Anguished Repose (Science, Poetry, Gifs. Really smart, makes me itch. )

Socialpsychol (The Horrors, Oh The Horrors)

I Want Ice Water (Anarchy and Zen)

The Blog Of Otis (Kitties lead the congregation)

The Charlie Project Blog (True crime / Missing Persons)

The Byronic Man (I still haven’t figured this one out.)

Gimcrack Hospital (Odd and Interesting Facts and History)

Sh*t My 6-year-old Says (The wisdom of youth. Seriously, this kid will one day rule the planet)

PUMA Bydesign (Political insight)

I Hakiku  (Art in so many forms)

Rumpydog (Pets writing blogs and on Facebook)

The Writer’s Forensics Blog (Title kind of says it all)

The Good Greatsby (His Ego makes me giggle)

Evil Sits At The Dinner Table (Child Abuse Advocate / True Crime)

Aussie Criminals and Crooks (Australian True Crime)

Prawned and Quartered (The A-Team, Autism and so much more)

(I think they all fit the criteria)

The Axman of New Orleans

An apparent serial killer had the city on edge in 1919. The attacks were as gruesome as they were terrifying: An ax-wielding man was breaking into homes and attacking people across New Orleans.

 

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Most of the victims were Italians who lived in rooms adjoining their corner stores, leading to suspicions of Mafia involvement.
In March of 1919, a person claiming to be the killer wrote to The Times-Picayune, taunting police and promising another attack early on March 19. But the writer claimed to be a jazz enthusiast and said he would spare people in homes where jazz was playing. On that night, music reportedly flowed from homes across much of the city, and no one was killed.

Most of the attacks ascribed to the Axman occurred in the middle of the night. The killer typically would use a chisel to remove a panel from a door to gain entry, then slaughter the sleeping inhabitants, taking no money.

Most of the victims were Italians who lived in rooms adjoining their corner stores, leading to suspicions of Mafia involvement. But a detective working on the case argued the Mafia would not kill a woman under any circumstances; the Axman’s victims included women and a young girl.

By the time the attacks abruptly ended in August, at least six people had been hacked to death.

Police theorized that the attacker was a respectable citizen with a violent alter ego. The last attack came in October of 1919, when grocer Mike Pepitone was slain. The Axman was never caught.

More here

 

 

Sorry if I have not been around much. Besides my normal day to day work has been extra busy. My friend’s house burnt down and I am watching a few of their pets.

I am still watching and promise better updates soon.

Victim of Serial Killer Outraged!

The man who cheated death at the hands of serial killer Dennis Nilsen has condemned a decision to give the murderer cash for a human rights claim.

Dennis Nilsen, who killed at least 17 men in the 1970s and 1980s has been awarded £55,000 to take his case to the European Court of Human Rights to try to publish his autobiography.

Carl David Stotter, 50, of Brighton, said he was enraged to hear Nilsen, who tried to suffocate and drown him, has been given aid – even though the victim has not received a penny in compensation for his ordeal.

Nilsen was refused permission to publish his manuscript by the highest courts in Britain so has taken his case to the European Court in Strasbourg.

That court makes the decision on whether to give him the money to argue his case, but the British government will end up footing the bill.

Mr Stotter said: “Why should he have his human rights when his victims haven’t any?

“It’s not justice.”

“This happened to be 29 years ago and I’ll never forgot it.”

“I feel really angry, but this is not just about me. It is about all the people he killed too.”

“I stopped Nilsen having his book published once before and we won, but no one told me he was going to try again.”

“This is not right. There is less help for victims than killers.”

“I have not received a penny of help from anyone.”

“I was the only one of his victims left to be able to seek compensation and I got nothing.”

**From me: There were others that survived Nilsen.  (Andrew Ho, Douglas Stewart, Paul Nobbs)  See below.

From here.

This is a travesty of justice. There is NO way Nilsen should get money to file this claim. he is prison and that should restrict his ‘rights’.

If he wants to sue he should have to come up with the money himself. Why are we rewarding him in any way?

I would actually read his book but I think and money should be given to the victims and their families.

Victims

  • Murder 1, Stephen Dean Holmes: Nilsen’s first murder took place on 30 December 1978. Nilsen claimed to have met his first victim in a gay bar. Nilsen strangled him with a necktie until he was unconscious and then drowned him in a bucket of water. On 12 January 2006, it was announced that the victim had been identified as Stephen Dean Holmes, who was born on 22 March 1964 and was therefore only 14 at the time; Holmes had been on his way home from a concert. On 9 November 2006, Nilsen finally confessed to the murder of Holmes in a letter sent from his prison cell to the Evening StandardNilsen was not charged for the murder as the Crown Prosecution Service decided that a prosecution would not be in the public interest.
  • Between the first and second murders, Nilsen attempted to murder Andrew Ho, a student from Hong Kong he had met in The Salisbury public house in St. Martin’s Lane. Although afterwards he confessed to the police about the incident no charges were brought and Nilsen was not arrested.
  • Murder 2, Kenneth Ockendon: The second next victim was 23-year-old Canadian student Kenneth Ockendon. Nilsen met the tourist in a pub on 3 December 1979 and escorted him on a tour of Central London, after which they went back to Nilsen’s flat for another drink. Nilsen strangled him with the cord of his headphones whilst Ockendon was listening to a record. Ockendon was one of the few murder victims who was reported as a missing person.
  • Murder 3, Martyn Duffey: Martyn Duffey was a 16-year-old runaway from Birkenhead. On 17 May 1980, he accepted Nilsen’s invitation to come over to his place. Nilsen strangled and subsequently drowned Duffey in the kitchen sink.
  • Murder 4, Billy Sutherland: Billy Sutherland was a 26-year-old father-of-one from Scotland who worked as a prostitute. Sutherland met Nilsen in a pub in August, 1980. Nilsen could not remember how he murdered Sutherland; however, it was later revealed that Sutherland had been strangled by bare hands.
  • Murder 5, Unidentified: The fifth next victim was another man who worked as a prostitute; however, this man was never identified. All that is known is that he was probably from the Philippines orThailand.
  • Murder 6, Unidentified: Nilsen could recall very little about this and the following two victims. All that Nilsen could remember about the sixth man was that he was a young Irish labourer that Nilsen had met in the Cricklewood Arms.
  • Murder 7, Unidentified: Nilsen described the seventh victim as a starving “hippy-type” whom Nilsen had found sleeping in a doorway in Charing Cross.
  • Murder 8, Unidentified: Nilsen could recall little about his eighth victim, except that he kept the man’s body under the floorboards of his flat, until he removed the corpse and cut it into three pieces then put it back again. He burned the corpse one year later.
  • At some point between murders 6 and 8, on 10 November 1980, Nilsen attacked a Scottish barman named Douglas Stewart, whom Nilsen met at the Golden Lion in Dean Street. Stewart woke up while being strangled, and was able to fend off his attacker. Although Stewart called the police almost immediately after the attack, the officers refused to take action; reportedly they considered the incident to be a domestic disagreement.
  • Murder 9, Unidentified: The ninth next victim was a young Scottish man who Nilsen met in the Golden Lion pub in Soho in January, 1981.
  • Murder 10, Unidentified: Another young Scottish man. Nilsen strangled him with a tie and placed the body under the floorboards.
  • Murder 11, Unidentified: Nilsen picked up his eleventh victim in Piccadilly Circus. The man was an English skinhead and had a tattoo around his neck reading “cut here”. The man had boasted to Nilsen about how tough he was and how he liked to fight. However, once he was drunk, he proved no match for Nilsen, who hung the man’s naked torso in his bedroom for a day, before burying the body under the floorboards.
  • Murder 12, Malcom Barlow: The 12th next victim was a 24-year-old named Malcolm Barlow. Nilsen murdered Barlow on 18 September 1981. Nilsen found Barlow in a doorway not far from his own home, took him in, and called an ambulance for him. When Barlow was released the next day, he returned to Nilsen’s home to thank him and was pleased to be invited in for a meal and a few drinks. Nilsen murdered Barlow that night. Barlow was the final victim to be murdered at Melrose Avenue.

In October 1981, Nilsen moved to a new house in Muswell Hill.

  • In November 1981, Nilsen targeted Paul Nobbs, a student, at the Golden Lion in Soho, and invited Nobbs back to his new home. The student awoke the next morning with little recollection of the previous evening’s events, and later went to see his doctor because of some bruising that had appeared on his neck. The doctor revealed that it appeared as if the student had been strangled, and advised him to go to the police. However, Nobbs was concerned about what would happen if his sexual orientation were to be disclosed, and did not go to the police.
  • Following this, Nilsen targeted Carl Stotter *, a drag queen known as Khara Le Fox at The Black Cap, in Camden. After passing out from strangulation, Stotter became conscious while Nilsen was trying to drown him in a bath of cold water. Stotter managed to gasp air four times before losing consciousness. Nilsen’s dog then lapped Stotter’s face and uncovered signs of life.[citation neededNilsen then led Stotter to a railway station, through a forest and the two parted ways. Stotter, due to memory loss from the event and alcohol before, reportedly didn’t realise for several years that he had almost been killed.[citation needed]
  • Murder 13, John Howlett: Howlett had first met Nilsen in a West End pub in December 1981. In March, 1982, John Howlett was the first victim to be murdered in Nilsen’s Muswell Hill home. Howlett was one of the few who was able to fight back; however, Nilsen had taken a dislike to him and was determined that he should die. There was a tremendous struggle, in which at one point Howlett even tried to strangle Nilsen back. Eventually, Nilsen drowned Howlett, holding his head under water for five minutes. Nilsen dismembered Howlett’s body, hid some of Howlett’s body parts around the house and flushed others down the toilet.
  • Murder 14, Graham Allen: Graham Allen was another troubled man; a father, originally from Scotland, whom Nilsen met in Shaftesbury Avenue in September, 1982. Nilsen took Allen to his home and prepared an omelette for him. Nilsen crept up on Allen while he was eating and strangled him to death. After murdering Allen, Nilsen left Allen’s body in the bath, unsure how to dispose of it. After three days, Nilsen dismembered him, like his previous victim. Parts of Allens’ remains were what led to the drains being blocked at the flats where Nilsen lived.
  • Murder 15, Stephen Sinclair: Nilsen’s final victim was a 20-year-old man named Stephen Sinclair who was addicted to drugs and alcohol. Nilsen targeted Sinclair in Oxford Street and bought the youth a hamburger. Nilsen then suggested that they go back to his place. After Sinclair drank alcohol and used heroin at Nilsen’s house, Nilsen strangled Sinclair and dismembered Sinclair’s body. Nilsen recalled that the youth’s wrists were covered in slash marks from where Sinclair had recently tried to kill himself. This murder was on 26 January 1983, less than two weeks before Nilsen was arrested. It was Sinclair’s dismembered remains in the drain outside Nilsen’s home that first alerted the police to Nilsen’s murders.[citation needed]   

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