Thursday, June 08, 2006

All Killers have 3 names

Such is the legend. Assassins and serial killers go by three names: John Wilkes Booth, James Earl Ray, Lee Harvey Oswald, John Wayne Gacy.

Of course, there's numerous counter-arguments: Jeffrey Dahmer, Charles Manson, Sirhan Sirhan, Timothy McVeigh...

But the perception is that psycho-killers have three names. And James Buck Inman added to that perception this week when he was arrested for the so-called "Bikini Murder."

The part that got me was that the guy was 35. He looked much older, say 50, when I first saw his picture. Imagine my shock, then, to learn he was only 35. I guess prison doesn't help one keep that 'youthful look'.

What's more shocking is this guy's past. Apparently, he's a convicted sex offender - convicted of another violent crime, he was let go, only to kill again.

We could talk for hours on whether or not someone can be 'rehabilitated' from being a sex offender, but there's no good answer there. Some will, and others won't - pretty much like anything else. It's too bad that we can't get the individual answers until after someone else suffers at their hands, though.

1 comment:

das witch said...

Speaking of interesting topics, what the heck have you been up to? In SD? In IL?