There aren’t a ton of questions, but I thought I’d share some previous questions and comments here. If you have any questions, you can also feel free to leave a comment with them and I’ll see if I can get them answered in another upcoming Q&A post.
I figured this might be a fun way since many people never go back to view comment responses.
From Just-Cassie: What draws you to killers?
I probably should have gone into some sort of criminal psychology or something. For ages I’ve wished I could sit down with serial killers and hear their stories and reasoning from their own lips. And then draw my own conclusion. While I don’t agree with murder (obviously) – crime and murder will (unfortunately) always exist. I always want to know more. Why would someone want to harm someone? Why would they want to kill them? How do they live with themselves after killing someone? How do they justify what they’ve done? I gave in and wrote a serial killer series (fiction – based on no specific killer) thinking that would snuff out my curiosity. It was going to be one book. One became two, two became three and so on. The criminal mind is a bundle of something I’d like to figure out.
From Alex: I really need to know how his murders earned him the “chessboard” nickname! Scary!
Alexander Pichushkin was nicknamed “The chessboard killer” was also called the Bitsa Park Maniac. Younger, he was often bullied. His grandfather had suggested a move and focusing on things other than school. He tried chess and enjoyed it – actually became very, very good at it, often beating people that had played for 40+ years. He found a way to vent some of his anger while dominating and controlling the chessboard for his wins.
From Charlotte: can you really do it for every letter???
I believe so. I think there may be two or three that will be difficult (or impossible). It’s also a reason I use either the first or last name initial as the way I list for the day. Anyway, in that case, I’m going to try to fit in some fact or information or something Serial Killer related to cover that day. Some days I could have listed 10+ killers for the letter.
If you have questions that you’d like to see answered before this month is over, leave a blog comment on one of the serial killer posts (or even this one) or email me directly at Abbye.Kovacevic@gmail.com
Next Q&A set for April 27.
Karle Denke was born on August 12, 1870 in Ziebice, Poland and died on at age 54 on December 22, 1924 by suicide. He was a serial killer and cannibal who was known as “The Cannibal of Ziebice” and “Vater Denke”
In 1909, Karle began cannibalism for no known reasons and killed 25 year old Emma Sander. He began killing dozens of people, and it is believed that he sold the flesh of his victims as pork and offered it to his guest to get rid of the bodies. His last attacked was on December 21, 1924. He attacked Vincenz Oliver with an axe, but Vincenz escaped and found Gabriel who is a coachmen, Gabriel called police. Police found a lot of different types of bones, different clothing, twelve travelers identification documents, a pair of drum with large pieces of meat in brine and pots full of fat. Police believe that Karle killed about thirty people from looking at the remains at his apartment. Karle committed suicide in his prison cell the day after he was arrested.
As I had mentioned *HERE*, SOA will be in it’s last season in a few months. I hate to see it go, but we all knew it was coming. For those that already watch, I guess I’m saying “Hey, let’s watch it all over again – one more time – from the beginning – before the final season starts.”
For those that haven’t watched it – What the fuck are ya waiting for?
So, serial killers this month – Sons of Anarchy next month.
How will I ever beat that for June?
By the way, if you aren’t following Kurt Sutter – DO IT!
He’s on facebook, instagram and probably other places as well – easiest (for me anyway) is twitter @sutterink