By Lowell Cauffiel
"Horrific, completely engrossing... A compelling examine insane brilliance." --Ann Rule
A psychopathic mastermind whose reign of terror had no limits--even homicide. . .
For years, Eddie Lee Sexton governed his kin with perverse domination. He enforced each cruelty that you can imagine, from vicious beatings to raping his daughters and fathering their young children. but the sadistic father approximately escaped dying row on a felony technicality.
Lowell Cauffiel's unsparing non-fiction mystery unearths a home of horrors Eddie Lee Sexton suggestion not anyone may ever see. Now up to date, it indicates how Sexton's ailing genius eventually dodged justice, and investigates the tragic aftermath of his victimized family.
"An odyssey into American pathology. Deeply disturbing." --Detroit loose Press
"A balanced and grimly attractive true-crime account." --Publishers Weekly
"Cauffiel is familiar with tips on how to dramatize actual crime." --Elmore Leonard
Warning! includes sixteen pages of photograph pictures.
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Typically, they have been abandoned at an early age by their fathers and grow up in broken homes dominated by their mothers. 5. There is a long history of psychiatric problems, criminal behavior, and alcoholism in their families. 6. As children, they suffer significant abuse—sometimes psychological, sometimes physical, often sexual. Such brutal mistreatment instills them with profound feelings of humiliation and helplessness. 7. Because of their resentment toward their distant, absent, or abusive fathers, they have a great deal of trouble with male authority figures.
J. Paul de River,The Sexual Criminal Black Widows Since serial killers seem almost supernaturally evil, they are often given the kinds of lurid nicknames accorded to comic book supervillains. ” Named after the poisonous female spider that devours its own mate, this criminological category refers to women who murder a whole string of husbands—along with anyone else they perceive as an obstacle to their own happiness, such as burdensome children, interfering in-laws, inconvenient acquaintances, and the like.
She was arrested and executed in 1912 after a young victim named Angelita—who had been forced to eat human flesh while in captivity—escaped from Enriqueta’s lair and alerted the police. Julia Fazekas (c. 1865–1929) A midwife in the remote Hungarian village of Nagyrev, Fazekas not only delivered babies but also performed illegal abortions and supplied poison to any woman wishing to rid herself of an unwanted husband, troublesome child, aging parent, or wealthy uncle. Ordering flypaper in bulk, she would boil off the arsenic coating and render it into powder, which she sold to her clients for $8 to $40 a dose, depending on what they could afford.
House of Secrets by Lowell Cauffiel