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July 10, 1995 | From Reuters
A noted criminologist says Oklahoma City bombing suspect Timothy J. McVeigh has a paranoid personality that may have led him to bomb the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, according to a newspaper report Sunday. "There are strong dynamics of this guy's life that indicate paranoid personality, and that could have been the driving force for his crime, if in fact he did it," said retired FBI criminologist Robert Ressler, retained by the Dallas Morning News to assess McVeigh's personality.
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July 6, 1997 | PAUL DEAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Born several decades too late, Robert Ressler was cheated of poking into the motivation and miens of Jack the Ripper, Dracula, the Vampire of Dusseldorf, Gorilla Man and other pioneers of murder by the dozen. So ex-FBI agent and contemporary criminologist Ressler has settled for studying the less storied, never nicknamed, equally bloodthirsty and thoroughly modern monsters John Wayne Gacy, Jeffrey Dahmer and peers who have struck back at society from Wimbledon Common to the Tokyo subway.
NEWS
January 10, 1997 | From Associated Press
A 911 call was made from JonBenet Ramsey's home three days before the 6-year-old was found strangled, but the call ended before the dispatcher could talk to the person on the line, police records show. Within minutes, police tried to call back and then sent an officer to the home. The officer left minutes later and didn't file a report, according to the police records.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 1992 | MADELINE BERNSTEIN, MADELINE BERNSTEIN, West Coast regional vice president and legal counsel to the Humane Law Enforcement Department of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, applauds a Superior Court judge in Victorville , who sentenced an unemployed carpenter to three years in prison for killing and eating his neighbor's dog. Bernstein told The Times: and
It is for the good of all society--animals and humans alike--that severe criminal sanctions be imposed against those who commit violent crimes against animals. As Henry Bergh, founder of the ASPCA said: "Men will be just to men when they are kind to animals."
NEWS
August 30, 1992 | ANNE GEARAN, ASSOCIATED PRESS
The view from the deck around Dennis Mundie's pool is blocked on one side by a bright blue tarpaulin--a flimsy curtain of fear erected between his family and the convicted child killer who has moved in next door. "My wife and daughter are out there in their bathing suits," Mundie said softly. "It makes me feel better somehow to have that hanging there." Mundie and his wife, Janet, fear both the known and the unknown about Glen H. Barker.
NATIONAL
October 24, 2002 | Johanna Neuman, Times Staff Writer
WASHINGTON -- The pattern is chilling, as if the sniper is watching experts on television predict his next move -- and then acting on it. Robert Ressler, a former FBI profiler, suggests on CNN's "Larry King Live" that the sniper might travel as far south as Richmond, Va., perhaps "down to Ashland." The next day, a 37-year-old man is shot in the stomach leaving the Ponderosa steakhouse in Ashland, Va.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 2002 | SCOTT GOLD and GREG KRIKORIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Someone had splashed cold water in the face of a carefree town. It was 1990, and five students had been murdered in Gainesville, Fla. Stumped investigators turned to criminal behavior analysts--detectives who specialize in developing a psychological "profile" of a potential criminal suspect's mind. The ensuing profile was so general, though, that it only muddied the case. Angry detectives demanded answers: Where did the killer live? What kind of car did he drive?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 21, 1996 | TRACY JOHNSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The battle against domestic violence will go high-tech today in Carson, as the sheriff's station there becomes the first in law enforcement nationwide to try out a new computer program to assess how dangerous a domestic abuser is to his household. The program is the brainchild of Gavin de Becker, 42, a nationally recognized violence-prediction expert and master of computer programs that analyze threats to public figures from obsessed fans and sworn enemies. His programs are used by the U.S.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 15, 1999 | Howard Rosenberg
Another serial murderer. This one juices the plot of "To Serve and Protect," an NBC two-parter concluding tonight with a clash between the killer and the Dallas cop family he's now chosen to target. When introduced to viewers Sunday night, he'd already killed 13 times in 28 months for no known reason, with a bunch more victims about to hit the deck. Says the detective (Craig T. Nelson) heading the police investigation: "I think he's angry, I think he's mad as hell." At whom or at what, though?
NATIONAL
October 10, 2002 | FAYE FIORE and JONATHAN PETERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Is he a hunter gone mad? A schizophrenic with delusions of a direct line to God? A military marksman waging urban warfare on his countrymen? A terrorist? And whoever he is, is he working alone? The science of U.S. law enforcement has had ample experience with murder, but the sniper who has terrorized the greater Washington area for a week, killing six and wounding two with single-shot precision, is confounding at least 195 of the nation's finest.
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