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  • A woman meets a guy online and after the two exchange some sweet words they agree to meet.

  • Fast-forward just a couple of weeks and the scene is a hotel room.

  • A man stands above the body of a woman.

  • She's been stabbed 30 times.

  • Blood is all over the place.

  • The man, who seems to have murder written into his DNA, will later say he feared the

  • woman was going to reject him.

  • But get this, the authorities knew this man was a killer.

  • In fact, they should have seen the signs he was going to do it again.

  • There are usually signs, and as you'll see today, they're not always exactly hidden.

  • Ok, so we guess we shouldn't start a story and not fill in the gaps.

  • The crime we just talked about happened recently in Canada.

  • The authorities did take a lot of flak for it, because they really should have known

  • this guy might kill again.

  • Going back to his earliest relationships, he had a history of violence.

  • In fact, he was convicted of assaulting a partner years back.

  • Then in 2006, he ruthlessly beat another partner with a hammer, and then stabbed her as she

  • lay dying.

  • This was murder.

  • He later said he was afraid she was going to reject him.

  • He was of course arrested and sent to prison, but then he went from being high-risk to moderate-risk

  • and in 2019 he was allowed out of prison on day release so long as he followed some protocols.

  • He was then sent to live in a halfway house.

  • It was around this time that his parole officer said he should be allowed to tend to his sexual

  • needs.

  • Since you know how the story ends, you know that this was an extremely bad idea.

  • What happened is the guy met the woman online on an erotic massage parlor's website.

  • They met a bunch of times, but then it seems he formed a kind of attachment to her, or

  • more like an obsession.

  • Paradoxically, he killed her because he thought she might leave him.

  • He was obviously a certified loon and a very dangerous man.

  • Ok, so what are the signs something like might happen?

  • Well, in his case there was a history of violence against women, terrible violence, the worst

  • kind of violence.

  • He shouldn't have even been allowed anywhere near a relationship, or at least his activities

  • should have been monitored more closely.

  • He was supposed to tell his parole officer about any relationships, which it seems he

  • did.

  • As we said, the authorities were criticized for this and admitted wrongdoing.

  • But let's say you're the woman in this case.

  • How would you know this guy had murder on his mind?

  • Well, there are plenty of resources that you can go to where experts tell you about behavior

  • that could turn deadly.

  • This could be behavior of both men and women of course.

  • One thing to notice is controlling behavior.

  • You should know that if someone is excessively controlling - and we don't mean telling

  • you off for forgetting to brush your teeth at night - alarm bells should be going off

  • in your head.

  • Let's say someone tells you what to wear all the time.

  • This person keeps saying you dress too sexily.

  • He's jealous, more than jealous, he's oppressive.

  • Well, you should get out of that relationship ASAP.

  • This is not normal behavior.

  • It means this person has a problem, likely stemming from his childhood.

  • If the control worsens over time, if the person can't be talked to or doesn't take well

  • to criticism, the behavior will only get worse.

  • The endpoint could be violence and even murder, especially if the person feels you are going

  • to leave.

  • This is quite common.

  • There are a lot of insecure people out there.

  • But at times, they might exhibit other strange behaviors, such as excessive agressiveness

  • during sex.

  • Then you have stalking, or threats of violence, even threats of murder.

  • We are not talking about serial killer behavior here, that is very different, a whole different

  • world; we are talking about people who cannot control their emotions and anger, people who

  • may not have killed before but have it in them to kill.

  • Perhaps you have a friend who you fear is in this kind of relationship.

  • Sometimes the problem is they don't talk about it.

  • But if you find yourself saying things like, “She became quiet and withdrawnorShe

  • acts different when he's around”, then this could spell trouble.

  • Have a heart-to-heart with this friend when you get the chance.

  • In all likelihood, if she is in a bad relationship with a controlling person that person won't

  • want her to meet you.

  • He will be jealous of everyone, even her friends.

  • In fact, research says that jealousy is one of the leading causes of spousal murder.

  • Controlling and jealous people are responsible for a good chunk of murders in this world.

  • You might think that murdering a lover or partner is only for natural born killers,

  • but you'd be very wrong.

  • People kill in explosive fits of temper, so-called normal people, not just maniacs and psychopaths.

  • You probably know that very often murder victims are killed by people intimate with them or

  • friends.

  • Take this case for example, a really famous case in the US.

  • It involved a NASA astronaut named Lisa Marie Nowak.

  • In short, she liked a man but that man was dating another woman, and this made the space-woman

  • very angry.

  • Nowak was educated to the nth degree.

  • She was well loved, had a happy childhood, had money, fame even, but then one in a fit

  • of rage she set off to meet that woman with what the press called a “kill kitin

  • her car.

  • That was a bag containing a steel mallet, a long knife, a length of hose, latex gloves,

  • pepper spray, a BB gun, and some garbage bags.

  • You have to ask what she was planning to do with those things.

  • Thankfully, she didn't kill the woman.

  • She hardly even spent any time in jail, just two daysYeah, imagine she'd have been

  • poor and uneducated, it likely would have been a different outcome.

  • The authorities said she was planningto do serious bodily injury or death.”

  • It was later written that she was jealous and obsessed, and that's why she had an

  • almost fatal attraction.

  • One expert said about this case, “They may have murderous, rageful fantasies about that

  • person.

  • The difference is, she is acting on these fantasies.”

  • Murder doesn't happen often as a result of jeaously, but it still happens way too

  • often.

  • You should know the signs.

  • This is a good example of someone falling off the edge.

  • She was controlling, jealous, obsessive.

  • Unfortunately, these signs aren't always obvious from the get-go.

  • These types of people tend to hide their problems at the start of a relationship, and then the

  • negative emotions tend to slowly emerge as fangs do from growing tigers.

  • Get out before it is too late, is what experts will tell you.

  • Regular people don't have the equipment that neuroscientists have.

  • They can't scan images of a partner's amygdala and hypothalamus as they tell them

  • they think someone else is hot and charming.

  • In such a case, if those parts of the brain show lots of activity, that means they could

  • be extremely jealous.

  • According to the experts, jealous folks in this case might also have a fast-beating heart

  • along with muscle tensing and sweating.

  • You can try that one at home.

  • We looked at statistics, and while crime is a huge reason for homicides, and sociopolitical

  • murders are very common, much of the murder in the world is down to interpersonal conflict,

  • meaning people being murdered by people they know because something went wrong.

  • Often, it's jealousy.

  • When we're talking about signs of a murderer related to criminal enterprises, well, it's

  • complicated.

  • Should JoeyIce PickInzaghi have seen the signs before he waswhackedby Tony

  • The Wizard of OddsTrevisani?

  • Maybe not, because killing is in most mafia guy's playbooks.

  • Still, as any former mafia guy will tell you, some of those goodfellas were pretty much

  • psychopaths who enjoyed killing.

  • They killed for fun.

  • They weren't right in the head.

  • What was up with those guys?

  • What are the signs they might display?

  • Well, in terms of serial killers, be it sexual killers or demented maniacs that enjoy murdering

  • lots of people, there could well be signs in childhood.

  • There's something called theMacdonald triad”, which is a controversial theory

  • that people who commit serial serious violent offenses have three things in common when

  • they're young.

  • Those are bed-wetting until a later age, setting fires all the time and cruelty to animals.

  • Ok, so lots of kids do this and they turn out to be nice people who would not dream

  • of seriously hurting anyone, although excessive cruelty to animals could be a sign that someone

  • is taking their anger out on vulnerable things due to the humiliation they suffered in childhood.

  • Stable kids don't generally set cats on fire for fun.

  • Still, this might not be a sign someone will kill humans.

  • They might become very self-aware and ashamed of their act, and begin to understand why

  • they did it.

  • The author Peter Vronsky, who's arguably the world's most renowned writer about serial

  • killers, has said with many of the killers he's researched there are many themes that

  • cross over.

  • He kept himself to himselfis the refrain you so often hear about serial killers.

  • It's uncommon for a serial killer to be judged completely mad, at least in court,

  • because people do not want this person ever to see the light of day again on the outside

  • if they're released from a mental institution.

  • American serial killer Herbert Mullin, for instance, thought God was telling him to kill

  • people to prevent earthquakes from happening.

  • With one of his victims, he cut out of her organs, and then spread her intestines around

  • branches in some woods.

  • He then inspected them for signs ofpollution”, because he'd been told by the voices in

  • his head that she was infected by the devil.

  • Experts now agree he was without doubt experiencing intense hallucinations because he had a bad

  • case of paranoid schizophrenia.

  • Are there signs when this happens?

  • That's difficult to say, but if you meet someone who keeps ranting about the end of

  • the world and the fact forces of evil are doing things only they understand, it could

  • be a sign, especially if that person looks lost and what he says is very frightening.

  • Or they might be a Qanon.

  • Just recently a British man killed his neighbor after a long time suffering from paranoid

  • delusions.

  • He believed his neighbor was spreading the Covid virus for Russian president, Vladimir

  • Putin, and he also thought he was under surveillance by NASA, the CIA and FBI.

  • In 2019, he was detained under the British Mental Health Act, but he was released in

  • 2020.

  • In 2021, he shot his neighbor to death and later died in a high speed police chase.

  • This is what his father said about him, “Alex was mentioning NASA, the FBI, the military,

  • in the end I think he thought he was some sort of secret agent.

  • He was always talking about Putin, he got really bad at one point.

  • You could not speak to him without him saying something about torture and that people were

  • spying on him.”

  • So, if you know anyone like this, get them some help, or at least give them a wide berth

  • for a while.

  • Such signs are something to be concerned about.

  • Then there's lack of conscience, sometimes for an act someone has done but also sometimes

  • when they have witnessed something terrible.

  • This could be related to psychopathy, and we say could with emphasis, so don't go

  • thinking just because your friend laughs at news reports in which people die, he could

  • soon be a killer.

  • It's just a trait of some killers, the fact they don't seem bothered at all by extreme

  • acts of violence.

  • The question a lot of people ask is are we all capable of murder?

  • It's a very difficult question to answer.

  • You could take a person who has never committed a severe violent act, but many things came

  • together at the wrong place at the wrong time.

  • A lot of people who've killed say they don't remember doing it, as if they were temporarily

  • blinded by rage.

  • If you look closer, it's likely this person had been under tremendous amounts of stress.

  • They might have childhood trauma issues, and possibly due to head injury, their prefrontal

  • cortex might not be working the way other people's do.

  • Most of you will have the ability to use that bit of the brain and push back more animal

  • instincts, but some people might not be able to do that.

  • There's a lot of research that says trauma in childhood might affect how the prefrontal

  • cortex develops, and since neglect and violence can be linked to poverty in childhood, this

  • might be one of the reasons why more murders happen among poorer communities.

  • An early sign of this could simply be someone you know who flies off into a rage very easily

  • and seemingly cannot be brought out of it.

  • We're not saying they'll be killers, but it's likely they have more chance of killing

  • than someone who seems to have solid control over their emotions.

  • We have morals and reasoning and a conscience, but we also have rage circuits in our brains

  • that were developed a long time ago.

  • As many a scientist has pointed out, we are hardwired to snap.

  • Nonetheless, we generally don't snap and kill.

  • It usually takes that perfect storm, or we should say imperfect storm, to blow into our

  • lives.

  • At times we may need to snap in order to protect ourselves and others, but unfortunately snapping

  • for some people happens not in self-defense.

  • As one scientist put it, “The modern world presses on the defense mechanism circuitry

  • in ways that can lead to misfires.”

  • Try to be good people, don't misfire.

  • Now you need to watch, “FBI Interrogation Techniques You Can ACTUALLY Use.”

  • Or, have a look at, “How Serial Killer Profilers ACTUALLY Catch Serial Killers.”

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