Tuesday 12 June 2018

Dead Men Walking Volume 2

Some killers get away with murder. Others pay the ultimate price.

50 American killers who were put to death for their horrendous deeds, including;

Cameron Willingham: Monstrous father who set his house on fire and watched while his children burned.

John Taylor: Callous Utah child killer who chose to be executed by firing squad.

Father Hans Schmidt: The only Catholic priest ever to be executed in the United States.

Mark Hopkinson: Sentenced to death for a bombing that wiped out an entire family.

Larry Gene Bell: Deranged serial killer who enjoyed taunting his victims’ families.

Charles Brooks: The first US inmate to be executed by lethal injection.

Wanda Jean Allen: Double murderer who gunned down her lesbian lover right in front of a police station.

William Chappell: Vile pedophile who murdered three members of his juvenile girlfriend’s family in an act of revenge.

William Woratzek: Killer landlord who brutally murdered his disabled tenant.

Carl Hall & Bonnie Heady: Killer couple who snatched a 6-year-old boy for ransom and then killed him.

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Dead Men Walking Volume 2

Saturday 2 June 2018

Serial Killers: James Ryan O'Neill

 Born: 1947

Number of victims: 3+     

Date of murders: 1975

Method of murder: Bludgeoning   

Location:Tasmania, Australia

Born Leigh Anthony Bridgart in Melbourne, Australia in 1947, James O'Neill grew up to be an intelligent boy who got good grades at school. After graduating, he worked for a while in real estate before he became a gun dealer. While employed in that trade, he was accidently shot in the head in 1969. Although he escaped serious brain damage, the injury brought about changes to his personality.

In 1971, Bridgart was charged with sexual offenses against four boys. Facing serious jail time if convicted, he skipped bail and fled to the remote Kimberley region of Western Australia.  In 1973, he married a barmaid named Carol, and a year later he showed up in Derby, where he got a job with the Department of Agriculture. However, was soon fired, after he was caught trading food for sexual favors with Aboriginal children.

On August 29, 1974, a 12-year-old named Jimmy Taylor disappeared from a street in Derby. Jimmy had been seen getting into a truck matching the one that Bridgart owned, but Bridgart wasn’t about to hang around to see if the police would connect him to the crime. He absconded for Hobart, Tasmania, where he changed his name by deed poll to James Ryan O’Neill.

Three months later, O’Neill was on his way to the hospital to pick up his wife after the birth of their newborn son, when he spotted 9-year-old Ricky John Smith playing unattended. Luring the boy into his truck, O’Neill drove him to a remote area where he raped him, before pulverizing his head with a rock.

In the weeks that followed, O’Neill tried to abduct two more youngsters but they thankfully escaped. Nine-year-old Bruce Colin Wilson was not so lucky. Abducted in a near identical crime to the Ricky Smith murder, he was raped and bludgeoned to death in April 1975. A month later, O'Neill was caught in the act of trying to abduct a young boy and was placed under arrest. 

At trial, O’Neill tried an insanity plea, citing the bullet wound he had suffered. But that held little sway with the jury who found him guilty after just three-and-a-half hours of deliberation. He was sentenced to life in prison.

James Ryan O’Neill is considered the prime suspect in at least eight more child murders.   

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