So I may not have mentioned it on this blog, but I am a Murderino. I have long held a fascination with murders, ever since I was a kid. I tend not to share this often, because let’s face it – people look at you like you’re a total freak if you say “Hey so I’m super into murder” at the dinner table. My dad actually always encouraged my interest – he knew I wasn’t going to turn into a serial killer, because we would discuss the books I was reading and I think he found that I was more interested in the psychology and why people kill.
The tag title “Murderino” comes from the My Favorite Murder podcast, hosted by the hilarious and brilliant Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark. Each week they discuss exactly what the title sounds like – their favorite murders. I’ve learned a lot (although admittedly, being a murder buff in her 30s, I know a lot of them), and they deliver in a super entertaining and interesting way. Also, I feel way less alone now! I can discuss murder with more than just one friend (you know who you are, all I gotta say is Gilles de Rais)!
Given that I now have no shame in my fascination with all things murder, I thought I’d start a tag and occasionally post my own favorite murders. For the first one, I figured I’d talk about the first murder I can really remember that triggered my fascination. I actually had four to choose from – JonBenet Ramsey, Amber Hagerman, the Luby’s Massacre, and this one. I also debated the Waco thing with David Koresh, but ultimately decided on the story of Charles Albright. Continue reading “The Eyeball Killer”