Theodore Streleski was a graduate student in mathematics at Stanford University. He is responsible for murdering his former faculty advisor, Professor Karel de Leeuw, with a small sledge hammer on August 18, 1978.
Shortly after the murder, Streleski turned himself into the police, claiming he felt that the murder was justifiable homicide because de Leeuw had withheld departmental awards from him, demeaned Streleski in front of his peers, and refused his requests for financial support. Streleski was in his 19th year and pursuing his doctorate in the mathematics department, alternating with low paying jobs to support himself.
During his trial, Streleski told the court he felt the murder was “logically and morally correct" and a "political statement" about the department’s treatment of its graduate students, and he forced his court appointed lawyer to enter a plea of "not guilty" rather than "not guilty by reason of insanity" as the lawyer had urged. Streleski was convicted of second degree murder and he served seven years in prison for his crimes.
Streleski was eligible for parole on three occasions, but it was turned down as the conditions of his parole required him to not set foot on the Stanford campus. Upon his release in 1985, he said, “I have no intention of killing again. On the other hand, I cannot predict the future."
Motta Navas is a psychopathic serial killer who was active in the city of Kollam, Kerala, India, between June and August 2012. Pavement dwellers were bludgeoned to death as they slept. All of the murders occurred at night and were committed by using stones or hard, blunt objects.
Navas had already been convicted twice for murder. In 1996, he was arrested on charges of murdering Rajasekaran at Mundakkal in Kollam and was jailed for four years. He was acquitted because there were no witnesses. In 2007, he was arrested again on charges of murdering one Shamir at Karikode in the city following which he was arrested and convicted.
A series of brutal murders in the city of Kollam and nearby areas rocked the city in June 2012. Pavement and hutment dwellers were being bludgeoned to death while they slept. All of the murders occurred at night and were committed with stones or hard, blunt objects. Navas, a drug addict, used to sleep by 8 p.m. and wake up by midnight in order to roam the city and target victims.
The first murder was committed on June 6, at night. The victim, 65 years old, was hit on the head with a huge stone while he was sleeping under a flyover. The second murder was committed the following night on the veranda of a shop. Appukuttan Achary was bludgeoned in the nape of his neck, fatally damaging his spine.
The third murder occurred on June 18, also under the same flyover. Bondan Kumar, 65, was hit on the head with a stone. On August 13, Thankappan, 55, was found dead inside a bus waiting shed. He was sleeping in the shed when he was attacked.
The fifth murder was committed on the night of August 21 at the veranda of the Municipal Building in Chinnakkada. Sudarsanan, 45, was hit on the head with a stone. Navas had attempted two more murders, but his victims escaped with only injuries.
Not long after the second murder, police had suspected Navas and had taken him into custody. But he pretended to be mentally challenged and the police were able to get him admitted to a mental asylum. However, psychiatrists found him mentally fit and he was discharged. He returned to Kollam and allegedly committed the other murders.
Night patrol teams of police had noticed Navas loitering in the city on those days, but on seeing the police party he feigned mental illness and was ignored by the police. After investigations, which lasted about a fortnight, a police team led by Kollam East Circle Inspector V. Sugathan, Sub Inspector G. Gopakumar, and senior civil police officer Prasanna Kumar arrested Navas from the Nehru Park area on November 2, 2012.
bless them for letting baby girl keep her heritage
I peep them braids and that dress
I was just thinking this. She actually takes the children back to visit their family in their home country and they study about their own cultures. She isn’t one of those white people trying to assimilate her non-white children.