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Internet cryptography plan, police exam letter found in accused …

A Baton Rouge police officer found instructions for searching the web anonymously through a “state of the art cryptography tool” during a search of accused killer Kenneth Gleason’s house, according to warrants filed Thursday.

Gleason, who is white, is accused of killing two black men and shooting at the home of a black family who lived down the street, all within the same week. He was identified as a suspect after the final shooting on Sept. 14 and booked on first-degree murder counts days later. Baton Rouge police initially said the killings may have been racially motivated, but haven’t elaborated on any motive since Gleason’s arrest. 

An attorney has said Gleason “vehemently denies guilt.”

During the initial searches of Gleason’s Sandy Ridge Drive home on Sept. 16 and Sept. 17, investigators found three computers, a green notebook and other items. They returned on Sept. 27 to look for any DVDs, thumb drives, USBs or any other

Read more at: http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/crime_police/article_fb5369e2-c006-11e7-8e62-6ff72ea33437.html

Serial-Killer-Obsessed Woman And Accomplice Found Guilty Of Murder

A woman obsessed with serial killers and her bondage-loving housemate have been found guilty of murdering an autistic teenager whose body was found in the backyard of their Perth home.

Jemma Victoria Lilley and Trudi Clare Lenon killed 18-year-old Aaron Pajich at their Orelia house and buried him in a shallow grave, covering it with concrete and tiles on June 13 last year.

The women blamed each other for the murder but a jury took less

Read more at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2017/11/01/serial-killer-obsessed-woman-and-accomplice-found-guilty-of-murder_a_23262983/

How Netflix’s ‘Mindhunter’ Found its (Serial) Killer Cast

Casting director Laray Mayfield has an eye for serial killers and superheroes. Whether they’re capable of righteous force or harrowing violence, Mayfield says the process of casting these types is the same—they have to feel like “normal” people.

Mayfield knows her superheroes after having worked on several Marvel projects, including The Defenders. She applied her ability to choose larger-than-life personalities on David Fincher’s Mindhunter, which she cast alongside Julie Schubert. There’s something similar, Mayfield says, between an actor who can make serial killer Edmund Kemper feel three-dimensional and a man who can bring Luke Cage to life from the comics.

“These big personalities, be them good or bad, and a lot of times they’re villains, have to feel realistic,” Mayfield says. “It’s not to say we have sympathy for the killers on Mindhunter, or want to glamorize them, but they are three-dimensional human beings and they have to appear that way onscreen.” She says

Read more at: http://www.newsweek.com/mindhunter-netflix-david-fincher-cast-689791

How Netflix’s ‘Mindhunter’ Found its (Serial) Killer Cast – Newsweek

Casting director Laray Mayfield has an eye for serial killers and superheroes. Whether they’re capable of righteous force or harrowing violence, Mayfield says the process of casting these types is the same—they have to feel like “normal” people.

Mayfield knows her superheroes after having worked on several Marvel projects, including The Defenders. She applied her ability to choose larger-than-life personalities on David Fincher’s Mindhunter, which she cast alongside Julie Schubert. There’s something similar, Mayfield says, between an actor who can make serial killer Edmund Kemper feel three-dimensional and a man who can bring Luke Cage to life from the comics.

“These big personalities, be them good or bad, and a lot of times they’re villains, have to feel realistic,” Mayfield says. “It’s not to say we have sympathy for the killers on Mindhunter, or want to glamorize them, but they are three-dimensional human beings and they have to appear that way onscreen.” She says

Read more at: http://www.newsweek.com/mindhunter-netflix-david-fincher-cast-689791

Rifle found in alleged East Feliciana serial killer’s home matches bullets from 2 shootings, arrest warrant says

Investigators have matched bullets from two fatal shootings to a rifle found inside the home of alleged East Feliciana serial killer Ryan Sharpe, who was arrested last week in those two shootings and two others that have occurred in the Clinton area since July, according to an arrest warrant filed Wednesday by the East Feliciana Sheriff’s Office.

An analysis by the Louisiana State Police crime lab determined that bullets from the killings of Carroll Breeden, 66, and Brad DeFranceschi, 48, were fired from the rifle, the warrant says. Investigators had previously matched the bullets themselves but had not yet announced their connection to a particular weapon.

Officials said in the warrant that Sharpe confessed to killing Breeden and DeFranceschi in addition to Thomas Bass. He also confessed to shooting 47-year-old Buck Hornsby, who was wounded but survived. All four men were shot outside during the day within 25 miles of each other

Read more at: http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/crime_police/article_9c42a202-b42f-11e7-a6f8-83a9ffb852d3.html

Rifle found in alleged East Feliciana serial killer’s home matches …

Investigators have matched bullets from two fatal shootings to a rifle found inside the home of alleged East Feliciana serial killer Ryan Sharpe, who was arrested last week in those two shootings and two others that have occurred in the Clinton area since July, according to an arrest warrant filed Wednesday by the East Feliciana Sheriff’s Office.

An analysis by the Louisiana State Police crime lab determined that bullets from the killings of Carroll Breeden, 66, and Brad DeFranceschi, 48, were fired from the rifle, the warrant says. Investigators had previously matched the bullets themselves but had not yet announced their connection to a particular weapon.

Officials said in the warrant that Sharpe confessed to killing Breeden and DeFranceschi in addition to Thomas Bass. He also confessed to shooting 47-year-old Buck Hornsby, who was wounded but survived. All four men were shot outside during the day within 25 miles of each other

Read more at: http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/crime_police/article_9c42a202-b42f-11e7-a6f8-83a9ffb852d3.html

‘I lived with serial killer for 3 years and knew I’d be his next victim when I found his murder kit under the bed’

Lying bloodied and battered on her own doorstep, Delia Balmer was convinced she was exhaling her final breaths.

Moments earlier, her ex-boyfriend was hacking at her body with a wooden axe and a rusty knife before leaving her for dead.

Sadistic John Sweeney had already butchered a former girlfriend, before dumping her remains in a canal.

And after his attempted murder of Delia, he went on to kill another girlfriend, before chopping her body into more than a dozen pieces, while on the run from police.

Detectives have still not located the whereabouts of three other women who had a relationship with Sweeney, fearing they, too, may have met the same grisly fate.

Against all odds, Delia survived the frenzied attack.

But she doesn’t see herself as the lucky one. In fact, she wishes she was dead too.

“As far as I’m concerned, I have died,” she says.

Gesturing at her body, she adds: “This is not me.

Read more at: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/i-lived-serial-killer-3-11327042

Orlando woman found slain in Daytona Beach Shores identified

DAYTONA BEACH SHORES, Fla. – A 34-year-old Orlando woman died Friday morning outside a hotel in Daytona Beach Shores in what officials have called a homicide.

Officers were called at 5:23 a.m. to the Hawaiian Inn at 2301 S. Atlantic Ave.