By Carol Anne Davis
Why might younger boys abduct, torture and kill a child? What makes a teenage woman plot along with her classmates to kill her personal father? often, society is used to relating to childrens as innocuous -- yet for a few the age of innocence is short-lived, messy and finally murderous. young ones Who Kill is a finished new examine of youngster murder. Carol Anne Davis units out to discover this annoying topic utilizing in-depth case reviews of 13 killers elderly among ten and seventeen. unique interviews with specialists provide a useful perception into the psychology in the back of those atrocities and a hard-hitting examine the position of society in a space too stunning to disregard
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An alternative explanation was that Cheryl knew she was expecting Rob’s baby and was terrified. After all, her father hit her for virtually nothing, so what would he do when he knew she was with child? But an expert on child sexual abuse testified that she’d spent time with Cheryl since her arrest and that the teenager did fit the profile of an incest survivor. She said she came to her conclusion by looking at Cheryl’s physical state, the testimony of witnesses, photographs of the family, the profile of James Pierson and Cheryl’s account of what had taken place.
But it was bad for his own mental health – isolated prisoners often go mad. He was to spent forty-one years in such enforced solitude, with the exception of visits from the prison clergy and, twice a month, from his mother. His sanity did seem to crumble during these years as he made numerous wildly-improbable escape attempts, some of which suggested a death wish. On one occasion he used a makeshift tool to bore through his cell and cut into a gas pipe, hoping to blast his way to freedom. He was knocked unconscious by the blast but made a full recovery.
Others had seen Katie entering Ruth Pomeroy’s little shop. Even Jesse’s own defence lawyer suggested that Jesse was often overpowered by the need to hurt. These were superstitious times so the defence added that Jesse might have been born with evil powers. Harsh discipline was only mentioned when one of his teachers said that he sometimes whispered to other children in class and that she ‘had to’ cane him for this. No one made the connection between Jesse being victimised by his father and then going on to victimise other boys.
Children Who Kill: Profiles of Teen and Pre-teen Killers by Carol Anne Davis