29. In January 1979, a Monday morning in California. Brenda Spencer, 16, starts the day with a SIP of Whiskey to your epilepsy medicine wash down. So you will describe it later. Then the young woman grabs a semi-automatic rifle, a Ruger 10/22. Her father, with whom she lives under a roof, and supposedly a mattress shares, it had given her just for Christmas. Around 8.30 am you aim from a window on the opposite Grover Cleveland elementary school, about 46 meters from their dilapidated house. And pulls the trigger. A Total Of 36 Times.
Brenda Spencer kills on 29. In January 1979 with two people. The school principal, Burton Wragg, who wanted to rush the (eight in total) the injured students to the aid, and janitor Mike Suchar, the save the headmaster wanted. Also a policeman was wounded during the approximately 20 minutes of continuous shelling. It would probably have been more Dead and wounded, would not have placed an officer with a vehicle in Spencer’s line of fire.
Later, Brenda Spencer pleads guilty in court, is convicted of two counts of murder and assault with a deadly weapon twice in 25 years up to life imprisonment. The death penalty will escape it only because it is the time of the offence, only 16 years old. Now, over 40 years later, Brenda Spencer, hope allegedly on their release. In addition, the “Daily Mail” and “Mirror”
Brenda Spencer: the Inspiration for Bob Geldof
your Amoktat went down in history reports: as the first school massacre, as it has occurred since then, frequently in the United States. Thus, possibly as a blueprint for similar acts. And, in a sense, in the history of music, as the Inspiration for a well-known pop song.
Spencer was on the phone when she reached a Journalist on the “San Diego Tribune” at home and cops your house surrounded. The Reporter rang the doorbell of the houses in the neighborhood, in order to obtain information about the Amoktat – eventually, Spencer picked up the phone. The Journalist asked her about her motive. “I don’t like Mondays. This livens up the day.”, you answered him. “I don’t like Mondays. Liven up the day.” Also at the time of their arrest – after Spencer six hours had entrenched, and, finally, for a food of the Fast-Food chain Burger King surrendered – she repeated: “I don’t like Mondays.” It should be the title as well as best-known Song of the Band Boomtown Rats, Bob Geldof.
For justice, only this justification is not illustrated, the cold-bloodedness, futility, and sheer lust for murder, with the help of Spencer killed. In your testimony, you also said things like: “There was no reason, it just has a lot of fun,” or “The kids looked like a standing around herds of Cows and were really easy goals.”
Comes you free soon?
Spencer tried several mercy petitions to reduce your debt. As Spencer said in the meantime, a Depression has been diagnosed, you’ve been standing at the time under the influence of alcohol and hallucinogenic drugs. In addition, she had been by her father, sexually abused and have up to 14 years old was a bed to share with him (which he contests). At their last detention review, 2009, she stated that she had hoped in your Amoktat to be shot. Previous suicide miss to be unsuccessful attempts.
Neglected children in New Mexico
extremists in the United States should have trained children for school massacre
this year, Spencer may, your fifth detention review – in 1993, 2001, 2005 and 2009 – to apply for. Lawyers who are familiar with the case, and hold this. The “Daily Mirror” reported. Therefore, Spencer would make considerable progress in their Rehabilitation. In addition, your crimes have lost due to the many school massacres that followed her, in a sense, of exceptional cruelty. In addition, they have shown in the case of a petition for clemency, remorse: “In every school massacre, I feel partly responsible. What if you have the idea of me?” she said.
sources: “The Daily Mail”, “The Mirror”