A boy of eighteen, sophomore at the University of Kansas
A solitary creature withdrwan and rarely communicative
rearded him as gentle and "sweet-natured"
An article about him entitled: ("The Nicest Boy in Wilcott")
But inside the quietyoun schoalr existed a second, unsuspected personality, one with stunted emotions and distorted mind through which cold thoughts flowed cruel directions. His family-would have been astounded had they known the daydreams Lowell Lee dreamed throughout the summer and autumn of 1958. (planning to poison them all)
- Two men reported secere dissociative trancelike states ...(perhaps well-organized amesiac episodes)
- During moments of actual violence, they often felt separated or isolated from themselves, as if they were watching someone else...
...The history relating to extreme violence, whether fantastical
observed in reality or actually experienced by the child, fits in with the psychoanalyitic hypothesis that the child's exposure to overwhelming stimuli, before he can master it, is closely linked to early defects in ego formation and later severe disturbances in imupulse control
(In all cases)... evidence of severe deprivation in early life
prolonge do rrecurrent absence of one or both parents, a chaotic family life where parents were unknown, ouright rejection of the child, child being raised by others.
Most typically the men displayed a tendency not to experience anger/reage in association with violent agrresive action.
relic of human barbianism.
"it's a relic of human barbianism...the law tells us, taking a human life is wrong."
"it goes ahead and sets the example
which is almost as wicked as the crime it punished.
"It isn't effective, it doesn't deter crime, but merely cheapens human life and gives rise to more murders"
Under a Mental Eclipse.
Feeds off Analysis.