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Friday, April 1, 2016

A = ATKINS

FYI!
The posts for this A to Z Challenge are all about serial killers.
The most prolific, and from other countries, not just the U.S.
The numbers of victims are numerous.
Many of the doers are still alive.
Some of them are no longer in prison.

Other countries have less stringent laws and the sad fact is that they've lost track of many of these men.


IS FOR BENJAMIN ATKINS 

Known as the Woodward Corridor Killer, Benjamin Atkins killed 11 women. Atkins raped, strangled, and then dumped his victims in vacant buildings in Detroit, Michigan in the early 1990's.

He was sentenced to eleven life sentences. He died in prison of an infection.


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If you want to know more, just click his name it contains the link!

Thank you for stopping by!



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21 comments:

  1. Ooh, he sounds nasty! Glad he's not with us anymore...But then, many nastier ones probably are.

    As usual, your themes and posts are completely spot on!

    Nilanjana
    Madly-in-Verse

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    1. That's why I almost didn't continue with this theme. After so many, it made me sick. Thanks, Nila! Have a truly beautiful day!

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  2. Hello, I'm stopping by from the A-Z challenge. It's frightening to think about how humans are capable of such acts and how scared thier victims must have been. Good topic!

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    1. Isn't it, lyndagrace? I agree, I always want to know the motivations. Some of the stories give that, but it just isn't enough to justify such horrors. Nice to meet you!

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  3. What a great challenge! Right up, your alley or should I say write an alley for the killer. Don't mind me...I jumped into the challenge this morning. I am in a wee bit of shock-

    Thank you, Yolanda Renee for your prayers and kindness~

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    1. Hi, Ella, you are so very welcome. So happy you stopped by! I can't believe you just jumped in, but sometimes that's the best way! Stay well, you, and yours!

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  4. It always amazes me how evil some people are but thank goodness he was caught and stopped, although obviously not soon enough.

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  5. Serial killers are interesting. It is hard to wrap my head around~ the thrill some people get from killing others.

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    1. Hi, Ruth, I know what you mean. It's the motivation, or excuses they give for it that interests me. Nothing can justify what these men do! Nothing!

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  6. My daughter collected serial killer trading cards in her teens. Fascinated by them.

    Transformed Nonconformist

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    1. Interesting, I didn't even know there was such a thing. :)
      Hi, Brett, thanks for stopping by!

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  7. What a creepy but fascinating theme. Looking forward to learning about these monsters.

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    1. I know, I almost didn't do it. Got too creeped out! :)
      but here we are.

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  8. OK this sounds like a thrilling if not scary theme Yolanda to keep us on our toes!

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    1. 1/4 of the way through I stopped to reconsider my choice, but someone reminded me of my blog title and I thought, oh yeah. A place to discuss murder. LOL Thanks, Susan!

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  9. Yolanda, I'm amazed you're managing to do the A to Z Challenge of three different blogs. Bravo!

    I'll be following this one too; serial killers are fascinating. :D

    Clare Dugmore from Clare Dugmore Writes.

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    1. I think it's a bit manic, or as most folks believe, crazy. LOL
      Hi, Clare, thanks for stopping by!

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  10. I have an odd obsession with serial killers, so this is right up my alley. Atkins was a nasty bugger!
    Have a great weekend!
    Lori

    My A2Zs @ As the Fates Would Have It & Promptly Written
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  11. What a horrible chap. Glad he's no longer around to endanger people.
    Tasha
    Tasha's Thinkings | Wittegen Press | FB3X (AC)

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  12. Definitely not someone to take home to Mommy! :) I am gleefully looking for your posts, Yolanda! :P

    Vidya Sury
    - rocking it with cohost Damyanti's D's Company and four blogs in the #AtoZChallenge
    Vidya Sury, Collecting Smiles
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