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Monday, January 29, 2007

Judging a book by its bald psychotic cover

Now this is a terribly unpleasant story: an ex-soldier brutally slaughtered his entire family in a house in Benwell. He wasn’t, apparently, very well in the head:

'A former soldier has admitted the manslaughter of four members of his family, who were found shot dead at the home they shared in Newcastle.
David Bradley, 41, was originally charged with the murders of his uncle Peter Purcell, aunt Josie, both 70, and their sons Keith, 44, and Glen, 41.'

Look at the picture though: I don’t mean to be rude, but the man looks like the kind of Photofit image they routinely run in the tabloids, alongside various arrangements of the words ‘chilling’, ‘psychopath’ and ‘killer eyes’.
He’s like a cartoon villain made flesh. You can’t help thinking that he’d have had a struggle in life if he’d wanted to be a primary school teacher instead of a multiple murderer.

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