How to get away with murder: Indifference to the horrors of the Highway Killings.
By Jeff Blanchard
For depraved indifference to human life, there can’t be many stories that compare to the so-called Highway Killings.
Maybe we have reached some new point in human evolution where we can just sweep up 11 murders into the dustbin of history and move on as if it never happened. When 11 women over a three-month period of 1988 were abducted, assaulted, slaughtered and then dumped one at a time alongside the roadways around New Bedford, depraved indifference to human life was seen as a necessary trait of some unknown killer.
Now, though, after nearly 20 years, it seems only reasonable to ask: How far does this indifference go? Who among us ever cared a bit about these women? Anyone? Anyone besides their immediate families? Or maybe we have reached some new point in human evolution where we