Thursday, December 29, 2022

Head Injuries

I have now read two incidents in a row where the murderer appears to have become so because of head injuries.  One was a New York City officer who shot four people without provocation then exited the bar by throwing himself through a window.  

Lincolnton, N.C. (1958)

10/24/1958: The farmer, 28, murdered his wife, “her sister and a neighbor woman with a shotgun.  His “head was injured in an auto accident three years ago; He had served a sentence recently for beating his wife, had a nervous breakdown while in prison, and spent about six months in the prison hospital. Roy's mother said that before the accident he never caused her ‘a day of trouble in his life.’”

Category: family

Suicide: no

Cause: mental illness

Weapon: shotgun[1]

[1] "Farmer Is Slain By Posse After He Slays Three," [Sayre, Penn.] Evening Times, Oct. 25, 1958, 1.

1 comment:

  1. And then there was Phineas Gage who suffered drastic personality changes after he survived an iron rod through his brain.