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DEAD EYES IN THE SKY

Hintergrundinformationen und graphische Prozesse zu dem Bild "Dead Eyes In The Sky" über den "Zodiac Killer"

 

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Zodiac-Killer ist das Pseudonym eines Serienmörders in den USA. Zodiac ermordete im Raum San Francisco zwischen Dezember 1968 und Oktober 1969 fünf Menschen, zwei weitere überlebten verletzt. Die Identität des Zodiac-Killers konnte bis heute nicht ermittelt werden.

 

Über mehrere Jahre sandte der Täter bizarre Briefe an Lokalzeitungen, einige davon mit Symbolen und mittelalterlichen Zeichen verschlüsselt. Diese verschlüsselten Texte sind teilweise noch immer nicht entschlüsselt worden. Den Namen Zodiac gab er sich selbst und spielte damit auf das Zodiak-Symbol an.

 

Seine Opfer waren meist junge Paare, denen er an einsamen Plätzen in der San Francisco Bay Area auflauerte. In seinen Schreiben brüstete er sich seiner Taten und kündigte weitere an. Während die Ermittlungsbehörden offiziell von sieben Opfern sprechen, behauptete der Zodiac-Killer in einem seiner Briefe, 37 Morde begangen zu haben.

 

Bild oben/rechts/links: orginal Zodiac-Briefumschläge

Bild oben/mitte: Figurentwicklung I zu dem Bild "Dead Eyes In The Sky"

 

 

 

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Bild rechts: Figurentwicklung II

Bild unten: Codereihe

Bild daneben: Figurentwicklung III

 

 

THE RED PHANTOM

 

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Untill yesterday, I had been putting off going back to reading the two chapter's of Kellehers & Van Nuys 'This is the Zodiac Speaking' (If I am enthrawled i a book and enjoy reading it, then I try and put off finishing it. Idiotic and counter intuative I know). Anyway, here's what Van Nuys pointed out that I found captivating was the following.

 

The author of the letters claimed adopted the moniker 'Zodiac' in mid 1969, and used it all the way through his murderous rampage, even continuing to do so on occasion post 1970. Van Nuys point out that only when the author is writing as 'Zodiac' does he consistantly make basic spelling & grammar errors. The writer appears to also only seems to be menacing & threatning when he writes as 'Zodiac'. Then, in 1974, after a three year hiatus, he writes four letters in 7 months (Jan - July of 74). The first is the 'exorcist letter'. Zodiac writes this letter without his customary opening tagline 'This is the Zodiac Speaking', nor does he end it by identifying himself with either te cross hair symbol, or the more formal 'Zodiac', but elements of his sinister nature are clearly present. Then, in the following three letters of 1974, he seems to be a far different personality than the one people had become accustomed to.

 

Feb 14, he opens with a rather polite 'Dr Mr Editor' before asking one question; "Did you know that the initials SLAY (Symbionese Liberation Army) spell "sla," an old Norse word meaning kill." He then signs it, 'A Friend'.

 

May 8, this time he even seems respectful in his addressing of the Editor. He wries: Sirs -- I would like to express my consternt consternation concerning your poor taste + lack of sympathy for the public, as evidenced by your running of the ads for the movie "Badlands," featuring the blurb: "In 1959 most people were killing time. Kit + Holly were killing people." In light of recent events, this kind of murder-glorification can only be deplorable at best (not that glorification of violence was ever justifiable) why don't you show some concern for public sensibilities + cut the ad?" This time, he signs of with 'A Citizen'.

 

July 8, final letter of 1974 reads "Editor-- Put Marco back in the, hell-hole from whence it came -- he has a serious psychological disorder -- always needs to feel superior. I suggest you refer him to a shrink. Meanwhile, cancel the Count Marco column." He ends by saying "Since the Count can write anonymously, so can I -- The Red Phantom - (red with rage)."

 

As Van Nuys point out, the 'Zodiac' identity seems to have gone, along with the personality. Van Nuys points out several things about these letters that are very interesting.

 

1. After a three year silence, he resumes his communication with the press in Jan of 74, but his evil alter ego 'Zodiac' has vanished.

 

2. There are also no signs of the consistant spelling and grammar mistakes.

 

3. He doesn't demand anything be published, threaten any harm, and the taunting braggat is nowhere in sight.

 

Van Nuys suggests that it's possible that the three year hiatus (1971 - 74) could be explained as the man being committed to a psychiatric hospital due to his seemingly to be far more social and normal in these latest letters. Van Nuys suspects that the man was taking medication for his problems and at this time, in his opinion, 'It's working'.

 

I instantly, and prematurely, jumped to the conclusion that because the author could spell perfectly when he wrote as someone other than 'Zodaic', and the spelling and grammar only seemed to become fairly bad when 'Zodiac' took over the pen that this obviously settles the argument of 'Intentional vs unintentional spelling mistake', and that it was obviously deliberate. However,reading on, Van Nuys stated the he saw this as evidence that the spelling errors were not deliberate. Dr Van Nuys recognised these characteristics and symptoms as being associated with A Dissociative Disorder. There are Five Known Dissociative Disorders and when reading the symptoms associated with this disorder, I now question whether his spelling errors were deliberate or not. Of the five disorders, here are three of which Zodiac may have suffered with brief description of symptoms.

 

Depersonalization disorder: periods of detachment from self or surrounding which may be experienced as "unreal" (lacking in control of or "outside of" self) while retaining awareness that this is only a feeling and not a reality .

 

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BLOTTERS AND FLASHBACKS

 

Gary Michael Heidnik (November 22, 1943 – July 6, 1999) was an American criminal who kidnapped women and kept them prisoner in his Philadelphia, Pennsylvania basement.

 

He is often referred to as a serial killer, although having committed only two murders, he would not fit the standard FBI definition of a serial killer as the FBI standard dictates "three or more murders" to classify as serial killer.

 

Jack Apsche, forensic psychologist who examined Heidnik: There had been something like 22 hospitalizations. There was a clear history of him being a schizophrenic.

 

John Cassidy, Heidnik’s best friend in Philadelphia: I met Gary in ’74 or ’75 in Philly. He claimed the Army gave him LSD while he was in Germany. Sometime over there, he had a nervous breakdown. A legitimate, real nervous breakdown. And then he said he got this brilliant idea. He said, when he came out of it, why the hell should I come out of it if I can get disability?

 

Heidnik formed his own religion after he left the Army. I believe it was originally just a tax scam, but towards the end he was believing that stuff. I asked him, “Don’t you think if there’s a God, he’ll be upset with what you’re doing to religion?” He said no, God would be amused. God has a sense of humor.

 

source: murderpedia

 

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similar to how Superman was the first superhero, yet The Green Hornet is by far the crème de la crème. Nevertheless, the creation of Mickey marked the beginning of Disney's success. Soon after the creation of Mickey, Disney released their first full length feature film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, in 1937. The film was an immediate hit, earning the company enough money to build its present-day headquarters. Its protagonist Snow White, a really hot 14-year old girl that loves singing, has delighted audiences around the world. It was not long before Disney began releasing more feature films. Pinocchio, Fantasia, Alice in Wonderland, and various anti-Japanese propaganda films earned Disney a great reputation and some currency to boot.

 

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The Pretty Good Years (1955–1971)

 

Toward the mid-50s, Disney began to invest in the creation of its own independent nation, hoping to gain political dominance over the unimportant nations of Zimbabwe, Somalia, Moldova, and Eritrea, as well as any other country with inexpensive sweatshops. In 1955, the company unveiled Disneyland, dubbed "The Happiest Place on Earth with 'Land' in It's Name." However, instead of becoming a prominent political power like Disney had intended, Disneyland was mistaken for a theme park, and thousands lined up to enjoy the various attractions, originally created for diplomatic negotiation. Its capital building, the Sleeping Beauty Castle, was soon modified to host dioramas and also served as a popular tourist trap, luring in unsuspecting children and brainwashing them into returning to the park year after year.

 

On December 15, 1966, Walt Disney died of complications relating to lung cancer. Though the general public, at first, could not decide whether this was a good or bad thing, it was eventually concluded that Walt's death was indeed a sad event, as Disney really seemed to go downhill after he passed away. Roy Disney died five years later, marking the end of his life.

 

The Relatively Bad Years (1972–1988)

 

Throughout the the 70s, Disney released many instant classics such as Escape to Witch Mountain (1975), Take Down (1979), and The Black Hole (1979), whose names alone have become iconic. Sadly, the quality of Disney products began to decrease as the company got older, similar to how the radioactive carbon-14 isotope decays over time, halving its mass every 5,730±40 years. 1983 marked the premier of Disney Channel, essentially a poor man's Nickelodeon and possibly the most horrid thing Disney had ever created.[5] The network was originally a means of promoting the company and exposing children to mediocre foreign films.

 

The Relatively Good Years (1989–1999)

 

In the 1980s, Disney got a new CEO named Michael Eisner. Under him, Disney entered what many refer to as the "Disney Renaissance", leading to the production of such films as The Lion King (1994) and The Little Mermaid (1989). During this time, Disney Channel decided to change its direction and produce what are called "Disney Channel Original Series." As a 90s kid, I can tell you that back in the 90s and early 2000s, DCOSs used to have soul and felt real and taught life lessons and stuff. Lizzie McGuire, That's So Raven, Phil of the Future; those shows were my childhood, mannnn. Your generation is stuck with shitty shows like Austin and Ally and Shake It Up. Where did it all go wrong? Towards the end of the 90s, Eisner turned into a money-grubbing hog, and Disney started to go down the tubes.

 

The Worst Years (2000–2007)

 

In 2007, Disney Channel changed from a joke to a disgrace. Even with Phineas and Ferb, Disney could not make up for everything else. Miraculously, Disney Channel became popular among ages 6-11, leading to various unnecessary spin-offs like Disney XD and Disney Junior. Not wanting to outdo itself, Disney launched Radio Disney on November 18, 1996. With "music" from the Jonas Brothers, Hannah Montana, and Demi Lovato; Radio Disney has become a popular form of torture at Guantanamo Bay.

 

There have been some complaints regarding the originality of many Disney films, considering that almost every good movie produced by Disney was based on a previous short story, fairy tale, novel, or play. However, recent documents have shown that the supposed "literary sources" that inspired these films were indeed written by Walt and Roy's ancestors, showing that they had true Disney origins. Through complex DNA analysis, the Brothers Grimm, the original authors of Snow White and Sleeping Beauty, were found to be Walt's great uncles, initially referred to as the Brothers Disney, and Peter Pan was found to be Walt's great, great grandfather, who had written the screenplay for the film Peter Pan as a sort of autobiography.

Subliminal Messages

 

On several occasions, conspiracy theorists and religious organizations have accused Disney of inserting subliminal messages into their feature films. The Lion King, for example, contains a scene in which Simba lies down on the edge of a cliff, throwing up a cloud of dust which supposedly spelled out the letters S-E-X. Parents were outraged, claiming that the letters were an acronym for Start Eating Xanax and that animators had slipped them in after being paid off by drug companies. Other films such as The Little Mermaid have also been accused of containing subliminal messages. During one Little Mermaid scene, a bishop marrying Prince Edward and Ursula is supposedly seen sporting a bit of an erection. Catholic pro-life lobby group, American Life League issued a boycott on Disney, claiming that showing a sexually-aroused bishop in any movie, let alone one targeted at children, is a mockery of the Catholic Church and its practice of celibacy.

 

source: uncyclopedia

The Walt Disney Company (commonly referred to as The Galactic Empire) is a very, very, very, very wealthy corporation founded by Walt and Roy Disney in 1923. The company is most commonly associated with talking rodents; big, black balls on your head; young royal females that every little girl wants to imitate; a slightly overrated amusement park; and being evil, though that last thing is becoming quite cliché.

 

Corporate History

 

For those without comedic tastes, the so-called experts at Wikipedia think they have an article about Disney.

 

The Early Years (1923–1928)

 

Walt and Roy Disney began their careers as animators making flip-books in their uncle's garage, occasionally receiving a penny or two from passerby. In 1923, Walt created Alice's Wonderland, a twelve minute short film consisting of six minutes of unique footage. The plot circled around a young girl named Alice who dreams about living in a magical, cartoon world, creating a seemingly upbeat story. In the end, however, she falls off a cliff and dies. The film landed Walt and Roy a job producing animated comedies for Magaret J. Winkler, after which Walt created a new character, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, a cute, little bunny who never seemed to lose a game of blackjack. The cartoon, however, was so boring that everyone on Walt's staff left his animation company and began working for Winkler's husband.

This guy may or may not have co-created Mickey Mouse. Ignore him please.

 

The Golden Years (1928–1954)

 

In 1928, after the failure of his earlier creation, Walt Disney gave birth to Disney's now infamous mascot, Mickey Mouse, a half-naked rat that somehow appeals to children. Though Mickey Mouse was in a way Disney's first original character, he was nowhere near the best,

THE GALACTIC EMPIRE

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Dissociative fugue (formerly psychogenic fugue): reversible amnesia for personal identity, usually involving unplanned travel or wandering, sometimes accompanied by the establishment of a new identity. This state is typically associated with stressful life circumstances and can be short or lengthy.

 

Dissociative identity disorder (formerly multiple personality disorder): the alternation of two or more distinct personality states with impaired recall among personality states. In extreme cases, the host personality is unaware of the other, alternating personalities; however, the alternate personalities are aware of all the existing personalities.

 

The final letter from Zodiac (albeit controversial as to it's authenticity) came in 1978, four years after the last and seems to see the return of the evil alter ego with the opening trademark;

 

"Dear Editor This is the Zodiac speaking". The letter went on "I am back with you. Tell herb caen I am here, I have always been here. That city pig toschi is good ' but I am smarter and better he will get tired then leave me alone.I am waiting for a good movie about me. who will play me. I am now in control of all things. Yours truly: (Zodiac Symbol/cross hairs)."

 

This letter, if authentic, is one of the more iteresting because of the clear conclusions it allows the reader to draw. The first one being that the 'Zodiac' persona/alter ego has returned. "I am back wit you. Tell herb caen I am here, I have always been here". He states 'I am back with you' before instatly telling the readers he's always been here with them and never gone anywhere. It does seem as thought he implies that the Zodiac personality is back with us, and that the Zodiac personality has always been there within the man himself, 'He' has just simply been repressed and controled and kept dormant, possibly by anti-pyschotic drugs for example.

 

source: Welsh Chappie

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SEXUALITÄT UND RELIGION:

 

„Das Schamgefühl ist vielleicht der Anfang aller Religionen“, sagt die FAZ. Oder war es vielleicht umgekehrt? Denn mit der Scham ist es höchst unterschiedlich bestellt in den Religionen.

Heinz-Jürgen Loth (1977) unterscheidet 4 Typen, die das Verhältnis von Religion und Sexualität annehmen kann (andere fassen 1. und 2. zum „einbeziehenden Typ“ zusammen):

 

1. Schöpfungswonne:

Sexualität und das Triebhafte sind wesentlicher Teil der Religionsausübung.

Kosmische Harmonie ist das Leitmotiv. Dies findet sich bei „Stammesreligionen“, und insbesondere im Tantra und im Shaktismus

 

2. integrierender Typus:

Sexualität gehört dazu, zumindest am Rande. Besonders in mystischen

Strömungen.

 

3. desintegrierender Typus:

das Verhältnis ist nachhaltig gestört. Zwar kommt Sexualität in der

religiösen Ordnung vor, ist aber deren nicht-sexuellen Zwecken unterworfen. Für die Beziehung Mensch-Gottheit ist sie unwichtig. Klöckner und Tworuschko

sagen es so: „Dieser Typus findet sich vornehmlich in den Universalreligionen, die sich an den Einzelnen in seiner unheilvollen Existenz wenden.“ - Unheilvoll ist die Existenz besonders bei den Christen und den Buddhisten, teilweise

auch bei Hindus, Moslems und Juden.

 

4. antisexueller Typus:

absolute Absage an jegliche Sexualität und Erotik. In ethisch-

rigoristischen Systemen (Parsismus, gnostische Systeme, Manichäismus

alle monastischen Richtungen), die von Disziplin und Askese ausgehen.

Leider gelten all diese Unterschiede tendenziell nur für Männer. „Die Frau ist immer die beste Freundin der Religion gewesen, die Religion aber keineswegs immer eine Freundin der Frau.“

 

Quelle: Birgit Carstensen

 

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PUTIN UND DIE TATSACHE,

DASS DER SPASS EIN LOCH HAT

 

 

In St. Petersburg ist eine Ausstellung mit Bildern von Präsident Wladimir Putin und Regierungschef Dmitri Medwedew in Damenwäsche geschlossen worden. Das ausstellende Privatmuseum im Zentrum der russischen Metropole musste dichtmachen, wie dessen Besitzer Alexander Donskoij bestätigte. Vier Bilder seien auf Anzeige eines Ausstellungsbesuchers beschlagnahmt worden, sagte ein Polizeisprecher, ohne weitere Einzelheiten zu nennen.

 

Die Beschlagnahmung konnte mit dem seit dem Sommer geltenden umstrittenen Gesetz begründet werden, das "Homosexuellen-Propaganda" vor Minderjährigen unter Strafe stellt. Eines der beschlagnahmten Gemälde des Künstlers Konstantin Altunin zeigt Putin im Unterkleid, wie er seinem mit Damen-Dessous bekleideten Ministerpräsidenten die Haare frisiert. Auf einem anderen Bild ist der Autor des umstrittenen Gesetzes, der Abgeordnete Witali Milonow, mit einer Fahne in den Regenbogenfarben der Homosexuellenbewegung zu sehen.

Proteste in Spanien gegen die Homophobie in Russland. Proteste in Spanien gegen die Homophobie in Russland.(Foto: AP)

 

Museumsgründer Donskoij warf dem Abgeordneten vor, die Schließung veranlasst zu haben. Milonow habe die Ausstellung vor einigen Tagen besucht und sei dann am Dienstagabend mit der Polizei wiedergekommen, berichtete er. Die Polizisten hätten dabei dazu "geraten", so kurz vor dem G-20-Gipfel Anfang September in St. Petersburg "keinen Lärm um diese Sache zu machen", sagte Donskoij. "Das ist skandalös, die Kunst hat mit der Politik nichts zu tun", fügte er hinzu.

Altunin kehrt Russland den Rücken

 

Altunin kündigte an, das Land zu verlassen - wegen der "Bedrohungslage". Zwar betont Putin, dass niemand in Russland wegen seiner Sexualität diskriminiert werde und Homosexualität selbst ja erlaubt sei. Experten aber meinen, dass Gewalttaten aus Schwulenhass bis hin zu Morden zugenommen hätten. In Internetforen verbreiten Homosexuelle entsetzt angebliche Aushänge von Hausverwaltungen in Wohnblocks mit Appellen, verdächtiges Verhalten von Nachbarn zu melden.

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Unlängst hatte die russische Operndiva Anna Netrebko zu Toleranz gegenüber Schwulen und Lesben gemahnt. Der britische Schauspieler Stephen Fry reiste sogar nach St. Petersburg - auch um Milonow bei dessen Hetzjagd auf Homosexuelle zu stoppen. Popstars wie Madonna und Lady Gaga protestierten gegen das Putin erlassene Verbot, in Gegenwart von Minderjährigen gut über Homosexualität zu sprechen.

 

Auch der deutsche Dramaturg Marius von Mayenburg sagte eine Reise zu einem Theaterfestival aus Protest gegen die staatliche Diskriminierung von Homosexuellen ab. Der US-Schauspieler Wentworth Miller verband seinen Verzicht auf einen Festivalbesuch in St. Petersburg sogar mit der ersten öffentlichen Erklärung, dass er Männer liebe. Die russische Kulturszene schwankt angesichts der westlichen Solidarität zwischen Respekt und Sorge.

 

In Internetforen bedauern Einzelne, dass nicht nur liberale und kluge Köpfe das Land verlassen, sondern jetzt auch noch die bei vielen Russen populären Idole aus dem Westen fernbleiben. Den Ton in Russland würden jetzt andere angeben.

 

Quelle: n-tv.de , dpa/AFP

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DIE GLÜCKLICHEN HÜHNER VOM KFC

 

34.000 Küken drängen sich in einer Halle, in die kaum Sonnenlicht fällt. Außer fressen, trinken und durch die eigenen Exkremente laufen bleibt den Vögeln nichts zu tun. So sieht ein KFC-Hühnerleben aus, bevor das Fleisch schließlich in Panade gewendet in einem Bucket endet.

Zulieferer Andrew beteuert, dass die Tiere gut gehalten werden

 

Allein in Großbritannien gibt es 1000 solcher Ställe. Bereits nach 35 bis 42 Tagen haben die Hühner das richtige Gewicht und kommen in die Gaskammer. "Sie haben ein kurzes Leben, aber ein sehr gutes Leben", beteuert KFC-Zulieferer Andrew. "Mir würde es nichts ausmachen, als Huhn hier drin zu leben."

 

So richtig verlockend erscheint die Aussicht auf ein Leben als KFC-Huhn allerdings nicht. Nach dem Gaskammertod werden die Tiere maschinell in neun Stücke zerteilt. Dann werden die Fleischberge verpackt und in die Filialen ausgeliefert. Die 850 britischen KFC-Restaurants verbrutzeln im Jahr rund 23 Millionen Hühner. In Deutschland gibt es derzeit 116 Filialen, der Konzern hat angekündigt, die Zahl der Standorte kurzfristig auf mehr als 200 zu steigern.

 

In Deutschland sorgen die Zustände in Geflügelfarmen immer wieder für Negativschlagzeilen. Erst im Dezember filmten Tierschützer heimlich grausame Zustände auf einem Wiesenhof-Entenmastbetrieb. Solche Tierquälereien sind in der Hochglanz-Reportage über den KFC-Konzern nicht zu sehen. Glückliche Bio-Hühner sehen allerdings auch anders aus.

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THE CLOWN THAT KILLED

THE HORRIFYING LEGACY OF JOHN WAYNE GACY &

THE SUPERNATURAL ELEMENTS OF HIS CRIMES

 

 

To everyone who met him, John Wayne Gacy seemed a likable and affable man. He was widely respected in the community, charming and easy to get along with. He was a good Catholic and sharp businessman who, when not running his construction company was active in the Jaycees and was also a Democratic Party precinct captain, when he had his photo taken with then First Lady, Rosalynn Carter. He also spent much of his free time hosting elaborate street parties for his friends and neighbors, serving in community groups and entertaining children as "Pogo the Clown". He was a generous, hard working, friendly, devoted family man, everyone knew that -- but that was the side of John Wayne Gacy that he allowed people to see. Underneath the smiling mask of the clown was the face of depraved fiend.

 

All of Gacy's known murders were committed inside his Norwood Park Township home. His victims would typically be lured to this address by force or deception, and all but one victim were murdered by either asphyxiation or strangulation with a tourniquet (his first victim was stabbed to death). Gacy buried 26 of his victims in the crawl space of his home. Three further victims were buried elsewhere on his property, while the bodies of his last four known victims were discarded in the Des Plaines River.

 

Convicted of 33 murders, Gacy was sentenced to death for 12 of these killings on March 13, 1980. He spent 14 years on death row before he was executed by lethal injection at Stateville Correctional Center on May 10, 1994.

 

The defense took over, never trying to refute the evidence that established their client as a killer but rather to paint him as insane and unable to controls his actions. They called friends and family members of Gacy to the stand, including his mother, who testified that her husband would often beat Gacy with a leather strap. His sister told of how she saw Gacy being verbally assaulted by their father on many occasions. Others who testified for the defense told of how Gacy was a good and generous man, who helped those in need and who always had a smile and kind word for everyone. Lillie Grexa even took the stand and spoke of what a wonderful neighbor he was. However, she also said something that turned out to be damaging to the case. She refused to say that he was crazy and instead told the court that she believed him to be a "very brilliant man". One has to wonder if she knew that her statement would conflict with the defense theory that Gacy was insane and out of control.

 

The defense then called Thomas Eliseo, a psychologist who had conducted interviews with Gacy before the trial. He said that he found Gacy to be extremely intelligent but believed that he suffered from borderline schizophrenia. Other medical experts who testified gave similar testimony, reciting a litany of schizophrenia, multiple personality disorder and antisocial behavior. They also reported that Gacy’s mental disorder prevented him from understanding the magnitude of his crimes. In conclusion, each of the experts found him to be insane at the time of the murders and with the testimony of the medical experts, the defense rested its case.

 

source: Weird And Hunted Chicago/Wikipedia

 

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