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the mind of a serial killer

Kathy Norman

on 21 September 2018

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Transcript of Sociopaths

Who's At Risk ?
Young people who develop a serious
tendency towards voyeurism
Males are more likely than females
People who are incapable to maintain relationships
Children with Attention Deficit Disorder
Social environment/ up-bringing
Is Treating a sociopath possible?
There is no known medicine that can stop
a person from being a sociopath
Long-term Psychotherapy
Anger Management
Yes it is !
Starts in childhood/adolescences
Dr Jekyll & Mr. Hyde personality
Aggressive and irritable
WARNING !!!- this video may be difficult for some to view .
Child of rage
Attachment Therapy
Children with Reactive Attachment Disorder (R.A.D)
No empathy
Cruelty to animals
She just couldn't stop
April 1989
Diagnosed with Reactive Attachment Disorder [R.A.D]
Victim of sexual abuse until the age of 19 months
Child Services
Beth Thomas's Childhood
Age 6
Tim and Julie
Attachment Therapy
Nursing Degree
"More than A Thread of Hope"
CBS Drama
"She is no longer a child of rage,
but a phenomenal woman"
Conduct disorder
serial killer
in the

Adolph Hitler
Joseph Stalin
Aileen Wyornos
Ted Bundy

Angelina Jolie
Chris Brown
Elon Musk
Charles Manson
Famous Sociopathic Killers
Suspected sociopaths
Charming, likable, intelligent
Lack of empathy, insensitive
Disregard to others feelings
Unable to make deep and stable relationships with others
Material gain, personal gain
Gender differences:

September 21, 2002- Angelo Buono dies of heart failure in prison

Kenneth Bianchi- still serving his 118 year sentence
Hillside Stranglers

Divorced parents
Juvenile delinquent

Verbally abused mother
Bragged about raping woman

Born to an alcoholic prostitute
Given up for adoption
Adoptive dad died at age 13

Compulsive liar, violent tantrums, average intelligence, con man, manipulative, big ego
How could anyone be capable of this?
Kenneth and Angelo were violent sociopaths
The Hillside Stranglers are Born
Received their nick names from the media

Dropped bodies in the highland park area on a hillside in Los Angeles

Originally known as the hillside strangler, until the police discovered they were looking for two killers
Blood is always thicker than water
Angelo Buono

Kenneth Bianchi
Team Killers
Environmental factors

-an infant did not form a bond with a caregiver

-usually the mother

-unable to connect emotionally
Some people are born with a gene that predisposes them to having sociopath behavior

Brain Differences:
-chair, love, happy, sky, television
Need for power with big ego
Grandiose and self-centered
Lies and uses persuasion
Fred &
Rosemary West
Their story:
Husband and wife who as a couple tortured, raped and murdered young women
Murdered between: 1973-1979
Buried bodies in, and around, the house
Belle Gunness
1800’s- Sociopaths referred to as “morally insane”

1900’s- Sociopaths referred to as “psychopathic personality”

Current- Sociopaths referred to as individuals having antisocial personality disorder
What is a serial murder?
"'the premeditated murder of three or more victims committed over time, in separate incidents, in a civil context, with the murder activity being chosen by the offender'"
Without guilt or remorse
when mistreating others
Manipulation through flirting
Conduct disorder: run away or self-harm
Interpersonal symptoms muted
Uses sex as strategy for gain
Types of Killers:
Visionary: break from reality, spontaneous, random victims
Comfort: material gain, planned and known victims
Hedonistic: sexual gratification, planned, victims with specific characteristics
Power Seeker: Domination, planned, helpless victims
Disciple: Under influence of a leader, personal acceptance, victim chosen by leader
Important Dates:
1896- Sets store Fire and Caroline dies, insurance claimed
Brynhild Paulsdatter Storset
Born into a poor family 11/22/1859
At 17, was beaten by a man at a party, lost child.
Possible first kill: man died of "stomach cancer"
worked at a wealthy farm, in order to move to the USA
In 1881 she moves to the USA, specifically Chicago area
Characteristic of both Hedonistic and Power seekers
12 known murders, more suspected
1898- Sets home on fire and Alex dies, insurance claimed
1900- Sets fire again at home, 1 week later kills husband

1902- Marries Peter Gunness, 8 months later he dies
1908- House burns down with 3 children, and a headless woman
The End
Apprehended- January 12, 1979(KB)
October 22, 1979(AB)

November 1981- trials begin

Both men sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole
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