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Herbert Mullin

Forensic Serial Killer Project

Hannah Burton

on 16 November 2012

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photo credit Nasa / Goddard Space Flight Center / Reto Stöckli The Schizophrenic Serial Killer Herbert Mullin History Born: April 18, 1947
-Normal childhood
-Son of World War II veteran
-Extremely smart and athletic
-Voted "Most Likely to Succeed" in High School The Downfall -After graduation, his best friend Dean Richardson died in a car accident.
-Mullin built a shrine to his dead friend in his bedroom.
-He started obsessing over impending natural disasters and began doing large doses of Acid.
-He was was diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic and was institutionalized, but left 6 weeks later. The Murders -Mullin's first murder was on October 13, 1972, near his hometown of Felton, California.
-His murder spree lasted exactly 4 months to the day. Methods of Killing -His 1st murder was of Lawrence White, a homeless man that Mullin clubbed to death.
-His 2nd and 3rd murders were stabbings.
-The rest of his murders were carried out with a gun. Trial -Trial opened up on July 30, 1973.
-The Santa Cruz County District Attorney's office charged Mullin with 10 murders and he confessed to all, so the trial focused on whether he was sane and culpable for his actions.
-On August 19, 1973 Mullin was found guilty on two counts of first-degree murder and on eight counts of second-degree murder.
-Sentenced to life in prison with parole in 2025; Mullin will be 78. Young Herbert Mullin Mullin complained of hearing voices and adopted many different personas:
1) yoga instructer
2) amateur boxer
3) hippie
4) sombrero-wearing Mexican Motive Herbert Mullin was convinced that Albert Einstein and voices in his head had chosen him to go out and kill people as a way to stop deadly earthquakes in California.

*(He claimed the fact that there had not been an earthquake recently was due to his handiwork.) Victims Lawrence White, 55
Mary Guilfoyle, 24
Rev. Henri Tomei, 64
James Gianera, 24
Joan Gianera, 23
Kathy Francis, 30
David Hughes, 9
Daemon Francis, 4
Robert Spector, 18
David Oliker, 18
Brian Scott Card, 19
Mark Dreibelbis, 19
Fred Perez, 72 Mullin was driving alone when he drove past an elderly Hispanic man who was weeding his lawn. For no apparent reason, Mullin made a U-turn, stopped his station wagon, and laid his rifle across the hood to aim, killing the man instantly. Then he got back into his car and drove off. It was broad daylight and there were a number of witnesses, one of whom gave police the license plate number. Mullin was arrested a few minutes later. The Last Murder & Arrest Sources -http://murderpedia.org/male.M/m/mullin-herbert.htm
-http://www.serialkillercalendar.com/Brief-Bio-of-HERBERT-MULLIN.html Old Herbert Mullin
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