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Do you personally know anyone who has been murdered or murdered someone?

Asked by Charles (4815points) April 22nd, 2012

Like a friend, family member, close acquaintance, colleague.etc?

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ragingloli's avatar

I am a murderer. I have murdered many an insect, some after torturing them.

quiddidyquestions's avatar

A girl I went to high school with (a casual friend 15 years ago) was murdered by her ex.

A dear friend of mine from the same period was murdered by a drunk driver.

Coloma's avatar

No. but..I have lived in several areas where close neighbors have been murdered. The first was when I was 18 and the serial killer Richard Trenton Chase The Vampire killer of Sacramento slaughtered an entire family including 2 and 6 yr. old children just 10 houses down from me. Super scary. I lived alone and was terrified for weeks til he was apprehended.

The second was in 2002 when a neighbor I used to casually chat with over her beautiful gardens was murdered by her 17 yr. old son when he beat her to death with a shovel after refusing him the family car! 0.o

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

Yes, I personally knew a young man who was murdered simply because he was gay.

filmfann's avatar

That is one experience of life I am happy to report I haven’t had.

wildpotato's avatar

My dad’s cousin was beaten and raped in Boston and later died from her injuries. I was young at the time, and though I met Louise, I do not remember her.

Coloma's avatar

@ragingloli Well, that’s something to be proud of, thanks for sharing, bug karma, may you be consumed by a thousand dung beetles.

linguaphile's avatar

I know two people who’ve killed and got away with it. Both gang related and I don’t have any information other than knowing of their admission to another person.

I also knew a woman in SD who was killed, dismembered and found in 3 different landfills. Right before she was killed, a former student of mine was with her and was almost the second victim. I couldn’t sleep for quite a while.

wundayatta's avatar


Is that all you want to know?

Tropical_Willie's avatar

A neighbor from many, many years ago; was a member of the Charles Manson family in 1969.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

In the 1980’s had an associate from work, thrown in front of a bus when he tried to defend a woman from her boy friend. He died a few days later.

Coloma's avatar

@wundayatta Oh, don’t be coy now…yes, we want to know, sans the gory details. lol

wundayatta's avatar

@Coloma I’m annoyed, not coy. I hate it when people ask poll questions that hint they want more, but don’t say what they want.

Coloma's avatar

@wundayatta Oh, well…seems to me that asking implies an expectation of a story, but whatever…

Seek's avatar

Yep. My stepbrother. Killed a man in cold blood in front of a bunch of witnesses. No doubt about what happened. And he rolled on some drug dealer friends in order to get a 3 year sentence and a manslaughter charge.

Shows the priorities in the criminal justice system, eh?

mangeons's avatar

Sadly, yes. One of my friends from elementary school, along with the rest of his family, was killed by his father in a murder-suicide case on Thanksgiving of 2007. It was devastating.

AshLeigh's avatar

A good friend of mine was murdered eight months ago, by his father.
And a man I know shot and killed his wife.

DominicX's avatar

Yes. A girl I went to school with since 6th grade. I wasn’t close friends with her, but I had hung out with her a few times. She had friends who lived in the ghetto and one night she was in a car with her friend and she was fatally shot. The shooter was aiming for her friend, of course, who was caught up in gang activity.

ucme's avatar

No, at least, not that I know of…..dun, dun, duh!

Plucky's avatar

Yes, for both.
My best friend’s step father murdered her mother (when I was about 10 I believe). The man is in prison.
My ex step father murdered someone in a bar fight (he got away with it though).
I knew a young child that was murdered as well (I was there – no it wasn’t me).
I’ve known a few gang members (when I was a teen) that said they’d killed others ..don’t know if that was ever true though.

laureth's avatar

My brother-in-law murdered his father. This was back before I knew my (future) husband.

wildpotato's avatar

I can’t believe I forgot I know someone else who was murdered – a girl I was dorm-neighbors and friendly acquaintance with was murdered while on a college trip in Belize.

augustlan's avatar

Aside from the case @mangeons mentions above, I have a few others. A good friend’s mother killed his (abusive) father. More of an act of self- or child-defense, though, in my opinion. A co-worker’s son was mugged, beaten and in a coma for a long time before he eventually died from his injuries. And the eeriest one, my ex-husband’s childhood friend turned out to be a serial killer. He’d been in my house, and I’d met him several times, before we found this out.

tedd's avatar

A girl I knew in high school (one grade younger than I) murdered a man a year or two ago.

I didn’t really know her that well though.

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