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Herbert Mullin

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Sarah Troyer

on 14 February 2014

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Transcript of Herbert Mullin

Background
The Killings
Herbert Mullin
Voices
Conclusion
Born in California in 1947.
Lived a very normal childhood until his teenage years when his friend died in a car accident.
He started to display odd behaviors like building and worshiping a shrine of his deceased friend.
In 1969, he began to show strange behaviors at family gatherings, such as mimicking what his family members would say or do.
His family admitted him to a mental hospital where they diagnosed him with schizophrenia; though he only stayed there for 6 weeks.
After leaving the mental hospital, Mullin began to hear lots of voices in his head.
They told him to shave his head and burn his body and he always listened. By 1972, they started to tell him to kill.
He was convinced Albert Einstein chose him to kill people as a way to stop a deadly earthquake.
His first victim was a 55 year old man who he clubbed to death.
Next was a female hitchhiker who he stabbed death.
He stabbed and killed a priest of a church during a confessional.
Massacred 5 people in the remote Santa Cruz mountains.
He then shot and killed 4 teenage boys in a cabin.
His last victim was a 72 year old man who he shot while the man worked on his garden.
During his last murder, there was a witness who reported him to the police and they caught Mullin.
While in custody, Mullin confessed to all the crimes.
He was found guilty of 8 counts of 2nd degree murder and 2 counts of 1st degree murder.
He was sentenced to life in prison at the Mule Creek State Prison, in Ione, California.
He is eligible for parole in 2020, when he is 73.
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