"TWINKLE, TWINKLE LITTLE STAR"
Can a Child's Nursery Rhyme Act as a Trigger
To Activate a Programmed "Sleeper" Assassin?
By Rayelan Allan
Sometime during the first week of December, a Rumor Mill News Agent called and told me that The Campaign for America's Children, a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization had begun running an ad she thought I would be interested in. The agent lives in the midwest, in the area where the four states of Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas and Missouri come together. Most people wouldn't have noticed anything unusual about the ad, but this agent has carefully studied everything Rumor Mill News has written about Mind Control and understood how different tones, words, and music can be combined to trigger a programmed "Manchurian Candidate" into action.
More specifically, the agent had read the article in which we talked about one specific song that was used to "trigger" "sleepers". A "sleeper" is a person who has been programmed, using drugs, hypnosis and/or electronic methods, to carry out a specific mission. After the "sleeper" is programmed, they are sent back, to live a "normal" life... until they are needed to carry out the mission for which they were programmed.
There are many different ways to "trigger" a sleeper. The earliest methods were "trigger words". As electronics advanced,"triggers" became tones, music, or a combination of the two. The "triggers" were embedded in music and videos. The "sleeper" was programmed to "activate" when the music or video that contained the "triggers" were played.
One of the "embedded tone and command triggers", which was originally created and used in programming "sleepers" ten to twenty years ago, was the song "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star." The song, with its "embedded" triggering tones and/or voice commands, would be used in television and radio ads. When a specific "sleeper" or group of "sleepers" needed to be triggered, the ads would be played over the radio or television, in the area where the "sleeper" lived.
From Operation Open Eyes Part Two
Certain major corporations and Madison Avenue advertizing agencies have a long history of working with the government. Nursery rhymes such as "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" can be worked into the advertisements that are played on television and radio. These ads can be targeted to population areas where programmed "sleepers" or "sleeper" are living, thereby activating only certain sleepers without having to have personal contact in any manner.
The other viable alternative, for most of the case subjects under our control, is to implement a "rider package" that will compel him/her to fulfill the functions of our level four programming, by placing an appropriate trigger in his mind. He or she will continue to lead a perfectly normal life until made active by a command from a command file. Any number of unrelated triggers can be implanted hypnotically--just in case the first one has been lost in the deep fog when you bring the subject back to the Pre-Level One stage (state).
We always have a least 300-400, one way mission, Level 5's running about leading relatively functional lives in the different cities where we have placed them
On December 9th, I received an email from the RMNews Agent telling me that the Campaign for America's Children was playing their ad continuously. In the background of the soundtrack, the song "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" played the entire time.
I filed the information away and wondered if we would soon see another round of "mass murders". A short time later, I saw a post that had been put on the RMNews Agent's Forum the day before.
Friday, 8 December 2000, 12:27 p.m.
Associated Press reported Thursday 4 teens (2 males, 2 females, ages 17 to 20) found dead in the living room of a row house, in Wichita, later reported they had been shot but no suspects or motive identified thus far...
A week later, this story appeared on the RMNews Egroups page:
Dec 15, 2000 - 07:16 PM
Police Investigate Wichita's Second Multiple Shooting in Eight Days
By Roxana Hegeman
Associated Press Writer
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Four people, including a high school teacher, were abducted, taken to a bank ATM and driven to a field where they were shot to death in Wichita's second quadruple homicide in eight days. A fifth victim was wounded.
Two suspects were in custody, Police Capt. Robert Lee said.
The day after Christmas, the following news story was flashed around the world:
GUNMAN GOES POSTAL, KILLS SEVEN
WAKEFIELD, Mass., Dec 26 — Seven people were killed Tuesday when a co-worker at an Internet consulting firm opened fire at the company’s offices in suburban Boston. Officials said Michael McDermott, 42, would be charged with seven counts of murder in the shootings at Edgewater Technology.
“THE GUNMAN went postal,” one witness told reporters. Officials offered no motive for the shootings, though the company had recently announced some 25 layoffs.
McDermott had an AK-47 rifle, a shotgun and a handgun when police burst into the building. Police said McDermott was sitting in the lobby and had to be subdued when he was taken into custody.
Later reports stated that McDermott was an electronics engineer in the Navy for 8 years. Those who knew him reported him to be an edgy character dating back to his Navy days. It was reported that he has had psychiatric treatment and medication. It will probably be reported shortly that the medication he was taking was either Paxil or Prozac.
Studies published in medical journals have shown that anti-depressant medications can cause psychotic behaviors in 5 to 10 percent of subjects. Every one of the young men who committed the school murders had been taking anti-depressant drugs. Some of the young men had spent time in psychiatric hospitals. At least one of the young men was the child of a military man.
Some of the common factors in mass murders have been: military backgrounds or government employment, anti-depressant drugs, time spent in a mental institution or under the care of a psychiatrist.
Michael McDermott had three of these commons factors. He was ex Navy, he had been under the care of a psychiatrist and he was on some kind of medication.
Much of the programming of "sleepers" takes place in mental institutions, military hospitals or drug treatment centers. The programming and the "triggers" are put in place at these places.
The group that has been running the ad which contains "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" is the Campaign For America's Children. It's webpage describes it as "a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization that seeks to educate the public on issues related to improving children's education. The mission of Campaign for America's Children is to inform the American people of the state of education in our country. We will be asking Americans whether they believe that parents should be in charge of the education of their children, or whether the government should control the education of their children."
Campaign For America's Children
Click here to view the ad
The Board of Advisors for Campaign for America includes:
Theodore J. Forstmann
Chairman and CEO
William J. Bennett
Former Reagan Secretary of Education
Erskine B. Bowles
Former White House Chief of Staff
Joseph A. Califano, Jr.
Former Carter Secretary of Education
Reverend Floyd H. Flake, D.Min.
Pastor, Allen AME Church
Co-CEO, FirstMark Communications LLC
Chairman and CEO, MTV Networks
Dorothy I. Height
Chair and President Emeritus, National Council of Negro Women
Co-Director, Empower America
Martin Luther King III
President, Southern Christian Leadership Conference
The Honorable Henry A. Kissinger
Chairman, Kissinger Associates, Inc.
Senator John McCain
United States Senator, Arizona
Chairman and CEO, McLeod USA
Michael S. Ovitz
The Honorable George P. Shultz
The Honorable Andrew Young
Chairman, GoodWorks International
Joseph P. Viteritti, Ph.D.
Research Professor, Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University
Rumor Mill News has no idea if the ad this group is running around the country is one of the "triggers" that was created to activate "sleepers" and send them on their programmed missions. However, it is quite a coincidence that so many ex government people are associated with this organization.
It is also quite a coincidence that the "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" ad was viewed in an area near the Oklahoma/Kansas border, and the two sets of quadruple murders took place at the same time the ad was running, in Wichita, which is in the same area.
It is also interesting that the Tech company that Michael McDermott worked for, had just moved from Fayetteville, Arkansas, which is very close to the area where the "Twinkle, Twinkle" ad was running.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON PROGRAMMED ASSASSINS:
The following was found on the RMNews Daily Updates page. Quentin Quisp has gathered many articles about murderers that meet the profile of a programmed "sleeper". It is an interesting compilation of information.
From: Quentin Quisp <email@example.com>
Date: Thu Nov 30, 2000 10:18am
Subject: Mind Control Murders -- How It's Done :
Murder As A Conditioned Response.....
Why are there so many incidents in this country where people are
commiting acts of violence such as murder and arson, and after being
apprehended, they explain that "voices' ordered them to commit these
If a person was targeted by someone (military/police/CIA ? ) using
mind control technology, and the target of the attack was unaware of
the true nature of the assault; it would be possible to produce some
very *interesting* results.
What would happen if an unsuspecting person was bombarded day and
night by voices and unpleasant noises which only s/he could hear and
from which there was no escape ? What if this targeted individual was
deprived of sleep for days on end by these voices/sounds ?
What if this "target" was also subjected to high levels of pain
(electromagnetically induced using top-secret high-tech weapons) day
and night for weeks/months on end ?
What if, after months of torture, the "voices" start telling
the "target" to KILL a particular person(s) ? What if the "voices"
tell the target that if s/he does as s/he is told, the electronic
torture/harassment would stop ?
Is it possible to condition a person to respond to a certain STIMULUS
(an electromagnetically induced "voice" which only the target can
hear, and from which there is no escape) with a specific RESPONSE
(e.g. murder, arson, rape, assault) ?
Is it possible to cover-up the TRUE nature of these events by
labelling the person who was *forced* to commit the crime
as "mentally ill" (paranoid/schizophrenic/delusional) ?
The answers to these questions *might* be found in the incidents
DEKALB TEEN COMMITTED FOR KILLING TEACHER : YOUTH ALLOWED TO PLEAD
NOT GUILTY BY REASON OF INSANITY IS ORDERED SENT TO STATE MENTAL
HOSPITAL FOR INDEFINITE PERIOD.
Atlanta Constitution , Thursday, March 25, 1999
by Celia Sibley
Page number B2
The Stone Mountain youth who shot and killed a DeKalb Alternative
School teacher in 1996 pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity
Wednesday and was committed to a state mental hospital indefinitely.
A paranoid schizophrenic, David Dubose will be evaluated annually and
remain there until doctors and the courts are convinced he is no
longer a danger to himself or the community.
RMNews: The following is from Part One of Operation Open Eyes -- I can't help but wonder if "The Stone Mountain" and the "Stoney Mountain" mentioned here are one and the same: "If he has to perform a particularly suicidal or important assignment we do our job at Stoney Mountain facilities."
Testimony before Superior Court Judge Linda Warren Hunter, who
accepted the plea, indicated there is little chance that Dubose, now
18, will be released any time soon. Dubose continues to have
delusions and hallucinations, despite strong medication, mental
health experts testified Wednesday. He is terrified of worms in his
body, hears voices and was certain English teacher Horace "Bucky"
Morgan was going to kill him that day, Sept. 25, 1996, witnesses
His violent act came without warning. He called out to the English
teacher and then shot him in both shoulders, the back and abdomen. He
was standing over the body and starting to reload the gun to fire
again when a school official told him to put the gun down on the
floor and slide it to him, according to testimony. Once Dubose was
restrained, Tim Staley, a school disciplinary official,
demanded, "Why did you do that?" Staley testified Wednesday. The boy
replied, "Mr. Staley, Dr. Morgan was going to kill me, so I had to
kill him first."
MAN CAN'T STAND TRIAL
Augusta Chronicle , Wednesday, May 10, 2000
Associated Press PAGE A07
PITTSBURGH - A court psychiatrist testified Tuesday that a man
accused of killing five people in a racially motivated shooting spree
is incompetent to stand trial. Dr. Christine Martone said Richard
Baumhammers, 34, is a paranoid schizophrenic who hears voices, is
delusional and suffers other mental problems. She said Mr.
Baumhammers seemed so detached in two interviews last week that she
thought he would not be able to help his lawyers in his own defense.
DEFENSE TELLS JURY THAT HAFNER IS SCHIZOPHRENIC
Morning Call (Allentown, PA) THURSDAY June 18, 1992
Page number B09
Defense counsel Dennis Charles asked a Lehigh County jury yesterday
to acquit Michael Hafner outright or find him "not guilty by reason
of mental infirmity" for the shotgun slayings of his parents in their
Coopersburg home. He described Hafner as a schizophrenic who, for at
least a decade, was bedeviled by this "worst" mental disability.
Charles said one possibility is that Hafner did not do the killings.
And he noted his client denies having anything to do with them. But
he said that if Hafner did slay his parents, as the prosecution
claims, he was not mentally responsible for his actions. He said
there was no intent on the defendant's part to deprive his 71-year-
old father and his 66-year-old mother of their golden years. "Michael
had peculiar beliefs that had no basis in reality. He saw dark
shadows out of the corner of his eyes and got strange messages from
television. He has memory loss and confusion."
SLAYING SUSPECT HEARD VOICES EX-WIFE SAYS HIS MENTAL CONDITION
Morning Call (Allentown, PA) TUESDAY June 25, 1991
by KRISTIN CASLER, The Morning Call Page number A01
Michael Hafner is a diagnosed schizophrenic who heard strange noises
and voices that threatened his family, his wife of 18 years said
yesterday. He told her that "if he ever went, they would take his
family with him."
Saturday, authorities say, the long-suffering man fatally shot each
of his elderly parents twice at close range with a .12-gauge shotgun
in their Coopersburg kitchen. He's now on the loose and possibly
armed. State police issued a nationwide alert and searched the Lehigh
Valley by helicopter yesterday. But District Attorney Robert
Steinberg said no one has sighted Hafner and there is indication he
may be out of the area. Chris Hafner, who recently divorced Michael
Hafner, 38, said that prospect has sent waves of fear through her and
their 8- and 10-year-old boys. Police in Tempe, Ariz., are watching
her home to protect them and apprehend her ex-husband if he turns up,
Autopsies yesterday showed that Leonard Hafner Sr., 71, and his wife,
Jacqueline, 66, died about 5 p.m. Saturday, about the time neighbors
reported hearing four gunshots, Lehigh County Coroner Wayne Snyder
said. Their daughter found them dead about 1:47 p.m. Sunday in their
456 Locust St. home.
Michael Hafner served four years in the Air Force, from which he was
honorably discharged, the ex-wife said. He was stationed at Andrews
Air Force Base during the Vietnam War. But by 1986, Michael Hafner
had turned to religious fanaticism, the ex-wife said. He began to
hear voices and noises in his head, she said. "He just started
flaking out," she said.
$1 MILLION AWARDED TO FAMILY OF SLAIN WAITRESS
The Buffalo News FRIDAY, January 13, 1995
by MATT GRYTA - News Staff Reporter Page number B4
A State Supreme Court jury Thursday ordered Erie County to pay
$1,066,000 to the family of a waitress who was stabbed to death
nearly 13 years ago by a mental patient who had been released from
Erie County Medical Center. A jury found the county negligent in the
treatment of Donald Young, a paranoid-schizophrenic, who was released
from the hospital a little more than two months before the Feb. 9,
1982, attack on Eleanor Mutka in Joyce's Lunch Box Diner, 95 Pearl
James T. Scime and Henry Nowak Jr., lawyers for the Mutka family,
said the jury award to Mrs. Mutka's husband, Jacob, and their 12
children will be "substantially increased" because interest will be
calculated from the day of the attack. The attorneys said they
haven't computed the final figure. Scime and Nowak said Young, now
34, was released from a state mental hospital in 1989 after being
found not guilty by reason of insanity in the attack on Mrs. Mutka,
53, at the restaurant. Nowak said Young is apparently living
somewhere in Buffalo.
Scime and Nowak said the county was sued for neglect for treating
Young inadequately the three times he was brought to Erie County
Medical Center beginning in September 1981 and "prematurely releasing
him" on Nov. 27, 1981. When Young was arrested the day of the
slaying, he told police he attacked Mrs. Mutka because "voices" told
him to kill her. Erie County Attorney Kenneth A. Schoetz said he will
appeal. He said the fatal stabbing was "a terrible, terrible tragedy,
but the medical center was not responsible for her death."
DAY-CARE LICENSEE TELLS OF KILLING BABY
The Buffalo News FRIDAY April 17, 1992
Page number A6
SCHENECTADY (AP) - A young mother, licensed to provide day care in
her home, said she killed her infant son in 1990 because voices told
her "the baby was evil," District Attorney Robert Carney said
Thursday. Schenectady County Judge Clifford T. Harrington on
Wednesday accepted a plea of not responsible by reason of mental
defect or disease on behalf of Joye Hinkson, who was 19 at the time.
Prosecution and defense psychologists testified at the hearing that
she was a paranoid schizophrenic and her prognosis for recovery is
HUNSBERGER GETS 10-20 YEARS FOR KILLING MOTHER
Morning Call (Allentown, PA) WEDNESDAY May 9, 1990
by CHUCK AYERS, The Morning Call Page number B07
Andrew Hunsberger lived in a spooky world that drifted between
reality and a haunting fantasy of voices and secret plots against
him. Diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic, Hunsberger believed that
the Air Force, CIA, his mother and psychiatrist were part of a
clandestine plot that required them to sneak into his room at night
to pump drugs into his body.
To combat the intruders, he started a tape recorder every night
before bed and set an alarm to awaken him in an hour. When the alarm
went off, he would turn the tape over, to allow the machine to
continue recording noises in his bedroom at the Bush House Hotel for
another hour while he dozed. The contents of those recordings are
part of Hunsberger's rather large psychological file submitted
yesterday to Bucks County Judge Edwin G.
Hunsberger wept quietly several times while testifying about his
mental illness and events that led to the tragic shooting.
"I would hear voices. I also thought I could read the minds of people
on TV," he said.
"I thought I was being hypnotized and drugged. I thought the Air
Force and CIA had something to do with it, and I thought my parents
were in on it, too," Hunsberger testified.
Insanity The Defense In Child Killings Crime:
MAN WHO RAMMED SCHOOL KIDS FEARED `BRAIN WAVE MAKERS,' LAWYER SAYS.
Long Beach Press-Telegram Friday, August 18, 2000
by Cathy Franklin; City News Service Page number A7
SANTA ANA - A man authorities say killed two children by deliberately
ramming his car into a Costa Mesa preschool play yard was trying to
stop "brain wave makers" from controlling his life, his lawyer said
Thursday. In making his case that Steven Abrams, 40, was legally
insane at the time of the attack, Deputy Public Defender Leonard
Gumlia told a jury that the defendant was a paranoid schizophrenic.
The condition began to manifest itself in 1993, the lawyer said in
his opening statement, when Abrams was spurned by a woman with whom
he had a brief relationship. Abrams began to believe that "somebody
had brain wave technology that could control somebody's thoughts and
behavior," Gumlia said. The Santa Ana resident is charged with two
counts of murder, Abrams sseven counts of attempted murder and the
special circumstance allegation of multiple murder and lying in wait.
Sierra Beth Soto, 4, and Brandon Wiener, 3, died May 3, 1999, at the
Southcoast Early Childhood Learning Center, after being struck and
pinned beneath Abrams' 1967 Cadillac Coupe de Ville. Four other
children and a teacher's aide were injured.
Gumlia said that after Abrams' relationship with the woman
deteriorated, she got a restraining order, and he was accused of
violating it. He later pleaded guilty to stalking, but claimed
that "voices" had tricked him. "To his growing horror, he came to
know there was a conspiracy against him," Gumlia said, which included
the judge that handed him the short jail sentence for stalking.
He believed government agencies had devised machines "to read the
thoughts of ordinary citizens to see who was guilty" of wrongdoing,
and "may even insert thoughts of killing" so that the "scumbags" of
society would kill other "scumbags."
"Steve Abrams could not bear the thought of killing anyone," Gumlia
said. "He didn't want to kill.
"He tried to do things to get the brain wave makers to leave him
alone," Gumlia said. He held down a job and raised a daughter,
but "they continued to label him a killer."
Gumlia said his client "thought about killing children at the
preschool for two years. He thought about taking action almost
daily." The whole system needed to be exposed, he said, and in order
to do that he "needed to do something big."
"Hurting and killing innocent children was not the goal, in and of
itself," Gumlia said. "The brain wave makers may even try to kill Mr.
Abrams for this. Mr. Abrams had to get to the real `courtroom,' and
it would ultimately lead to his vindication ... he viewed the
children as necessary casualties of war."
Just before the ramming, Abrams encountered the woman who had spurned
him, and wondered if the encounter was a coincidence, or if the
invaders in his head "were trying to bring them back together,"
Gumlia said. "After six years of anguish, Steve Abrams broke."
LAWYER SAYS SUSPECT IN KIDNAPPING IS ILL
Akron Beacon Journal Thursday June 10, 1999
Page number B3
DAYTON - A man accused of holding a woman captive for more than a
month and repeatedly raping her is a paranoid schizophrenic who
believes God told him to father the woman's children, his attorney
said yesterday. Kevin Caes, 33, of Clarksville, Tenn., is on trial on
charges of kidnapping, felonious assault and 23 counts of rape.
He is accused of abducting a 25-year-old Nashville, Tenn., woman and
holding her hostage in the basement of his parents' Dayton home. She
eventually escaped by cutting a wire and setting off a security
alarm. Defense attorney Dana Martino told the jury that Caes believes
God told him to save the woman from gang members, bikers and the
Suspect in Fla. killing held in Acadia Parish : Man allegedly killed
his uncle, torched body
Baton Rouge Advocate Tuesday, June 22, 1999
by MEGAN WOOLHOUSE Pg 3-B
CROWLEY - Florida authorities plan to seek extradition of a man who
hitchhiked his way to Acadiana after allegedly killing his uncle with
a sword and lighting the body on fire. Thomas Pellechio, who used the
alias Dude Whitestone, was found by Acadia Parish deputies "acting
weird and using profanities" outside of a local church on Sunday,
officials said. He was arrested for disturbing the peace. It wasn't
until later that Acadia Parish Sheriff's investigators learned from
his fingerprints that Pellechio, 29, was wanted in Miami for first-
degree murder. Pellechio was also a subject on "America's Most
Wanted" the night before, although he was not recognized. He is being
held at the Acadia Parish Jail. Lt. Bill Schwartz of the Miami Police
Department said Pellechio was considered a very dangerous fugitive
after police found the charred body of his uncle on the front lawn of
his house on June 10.
Around 6:45 a.m. that day, neighbors saw Pellechio dousing what
appeared to be a pile of trash with gasoline and lighting it with a
match, Schwartz said. Neighbors, who said they also heard screams,
yelled to him and saw Pellechio run off with no shirt, shoes or socks
on, Schwartz said. Using a garden hose, they extinguished the flames
and found a body, which was later identified as Pellechio's uncle,
Russell Cameron, 57.
Police suspect Pellechio hit his uncle in the head as he took out the
trash, and sodomized him with an Oriental-looking sword with a 121/2-
inch blade. Schwartz said investigators are looking into the
possibility that Pellechio may have been sexually abused, possibly by
Cameron. "(The sword) was left in the body up to the hilt," Schwartz
Pellechio had a history of mental illness, he said, and had been in
and out of mental institutions many times. He had reportedly been
diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic. It appeared that Pellechio had
also not been taking a prescribed psychiatric medication, Schwartz
said. Pellechio was found lying on the ground at an Acadia Parish
church screaming that he was possessed by the devil and needed help,
DAD WHO STABBED DAUGHTER CALLED INSANE:
MAN BELIEVED HE FACED AMBUSH BY THE KLAN, DEFENSE LAWYER SAYS
Denver Rocky Mountain News Wednesday, May 22, 1996
by Sue Lindsay Rocky Mountain News Staff Writer Page number 26A
Eddie Cordova is a paranoid schizophrenic who stabbed his 9-year-old
daughter at a Denver Kmart last year because he thought the Ku Klux
Klan was going to ambush him at the store, a defense attorney said
Tuesday. ``He thought the only way he could protect her was to take
her life,'' said public defender Susan Fisch. ``That's insanity. The
act of stabbing his own daughter can only be described as insane.''
Cordova, 30, is on trial in Denver District Court to determine
whether he is sane and should stand trial on charges of attempted
murder of Raydine Rene Ruby on April 8, 1995.
Prosecutors say Cordova cooked up the KKK story to stay out of
prison. But both sides agree on these details about the event:
Cordova picked his daughter up after school and took her to the Kmart
at Broadway and Alameda to shop for clothes and toys. They had eaten
pizza and been shopping for several hours when they went to the shoe
department. While she was bent down trying on a new pair of shoes,
Cordova asked his daughter, ``Do you love me?''
She looked up and replied, ``Yes, I do.'' Cordova pulled out a 4-inch
knife from his jacket pocket and plunged it into his daughter's
abdomen. He placed his screaming, bleeding daughter in a shopping
cart and left the store. When customers and employees came toward
him, he backed away and stabbed himself three times in the abdomen.
The girl survived and will testify at the trial.
Fisch said Cordova believed the customers and employees were KKK
members in disguise, carrying guns. She quoted Cordova: ``If they
killed me, she would be unprotected. I was all she had.''
WAS HE AWARE OF HIS ACTIONS?
New York Newsday , Wednesday September 26, 1990
by Carolyn Colwell Page number 28
The man accused of being the "Riverhead sniper" knew what he was
doing when he shot four men in the winter of 1988, according to the
prosecution's opening arguments in his trial yesterday in Riverhead.
But the defense contended that Yusef Abdullah Rahman, 21, was
suffering from the delusions of a paranoid schizophrenic when he
fired those shots and believed that he was on a military combat
mission with Tall Man, Radio Man, Blaster and five other soldiers.
Rahman is on trial in Suffolk County Court on charges that he
murdered Bernard Timothy Heaney on Dec. 5, 1988, outside his auto-
body shop in Flanders, shot Richard Jensen in the head on Dec. 6,
1988, by firing through the window of Jensen's house, shot Theodore
Squires in the right shoulder after he answered a knock on his door
on Dec. 7, 1988, and shot Donald Crump in the chin on Dec. 8, 1988,
as he sat in his living room. Rahman is also charged with shooting at
a Southampton Police officer on Jan. 1, 1989.
In his opening arguments yesterday, Assistant District Attorney
Randall Hinrichs said that the videotaped statement that Rahman gave
police clearly shows that Rahman knew what he was doing, knew what
the consequences of his actions were, and knew it was wrong. "To do
what he did, this defendant obviously had problems," Hinrichs said.
But that does not mean, Hinrichs added, that Rahman should be found
not responsible by reason of a mental disease or defect. He advised
the jurors that they will be "reaching a verdict in this case. You
don't come back with a diagnosis." Rahman's defense attorney, Eric
Naiburg, said that expert testimony will show that his client is
suffering from paranoid schizophrenia and therefore should be found
not responsible by reason of mental disease or defect.
Naiburg said that as a 20-year-old Rahman played with toy soldiers
and was obsessed with military things. He said Rahman believed that
the shootings were military operations.
SUSPECT FIT FOR TRIAL IN SNIPING
New York Newsday, Tuesday May 16, 1989
by Don Smith and Phil Mintz Page number 19
Two psychiatrists testified yesterday that Yusef Abdullah Rahman, the
suspect in a series of East End sniping attacks, quickly convinced
them he was competent to stand trial after he overcame his initial
reluctance to be quizzed by making a phone call to his lawyer. The
doctors, testifying before Suffolk County Court Judge Harvey Sherman,
also said that two court-appointed doctors, who concluded Rahman was
a paranoid schizophrenic not competent to stand trial, did not
understand the law nor the narrow legal area - competency to
understand the charges and assist in a defense - that they had been
asked to consider. The doctors who testified yesterday had been
retained by the prosecution.
Sherman held the hearing to determine whether Rahman is competent to
stand trial. Rahman is charged with the murder of one man and the
wounding of three others in the Riverhead-Southampton area during
December. He also is charged with reckless endangerment for allegedly
shooting at a Southampton Town police car on New Year's Day.
The prosecution's doctors, Seymour Block and Allen Reichman, both
said yesterday that Rahman's account of voices over a military radio
ordering him and some unidentified others to kill and shoot people
might be of great help to his court-appointed lawyer, Eric Naiburg,
in putting together an insanity defense for the trial.
MAN NOT GUILTY IN SLAYING CASE
JUDGE RULES INSANITY; VICTIM WAS 72-YEAR-OLD NEIGHBOR
Omaha World-Herald, Wednesday, February 17, 1999
by PAUL HAMMEL WORLD-HERALD BUREAU Pg 21
Lincoln - A Newport, Neb., man, a diagnosed schizophrenic who
sometimes referred to himself as "King Tut," Tuesday was found not
guilty by reason of insanity in the fatal shooting of a neighbor.
Rock County District Judge William Cassel ordered Vance "Rod"
Alderman, 39, committed to the Lincoln Regional Center for evaluation
after a brief court hearing. Alderman shot 72-year-old Eleanor
Thompson of Newport on May 24 as she sat in her home watching
television. Her husband, Willard, a second cousin of Alderman's, was
a few feet away in the kitchen at the time.
Psychiatrists for the prosecution and defense submitted reports
Tuesday indicating that Alderman was mentally ill at the time of the
slaying and could not differentiate between right and wrong. After
ruling Tuesday that Alderman was fit to stand trial, Cassel then
found him not guilty by reason of insanity. A May 17 court hearing
was set to determine a treatment plan.
One of Alderman's attorneys, Clarence Mock III of Oakland, said that
his client could not resist "voices" within him and that he needs
extensive treatment in a locked facility.
Alderman was first diagnosed as a schizophrenic at age 21. He has
been in and out of mental institutions and on various medications
Alderman's father, Sonny, a Rock County commissioner, said his son
frequently ran away from his Newport home to escape internal voices
and, at times, went days without sleep.
FAST-FOOD RESTAURANT KILLER IS DELUSIONAL, DOCTOR TESTIFIES
Commercial Appeal (Memphis) , TUESDAY, April 20, 1999
The Associated Press, Page number B4
NASHVILLE - Convicted killer Paul Reid is a "delusional
schizophrenic" convinced the government has surveillance videotapes
that prove he didn't murder two restaurant workers, a psychologist
testified Monday. Reid believes he is "a special test subject to be
observed, to be followed and to be studied," Columbia University
clinical psychologist Xavier Amador said during the second day of the
penalty phase of Reid's trial.
Reid was convicted last week of first-degree murder in the 1997
deaths of Captain D's restaurant workers Steve Hampton, 25, and Sarah
Jackson, 16. Jurors will decide whether to sentence Reid to death or
to life in prison, with or without the possibility of parole.
Criminal Court Judge Cheryl Blackburn has said she hopes to get the
case to jurors today.
Reid is convinced the government has been watching him for years and
eventually will come forward with the videotapes that show he is
innocent of the murders, Amador said.
DOCTORS SAY STUDENT ISN'T COMPETENT FOR A TRIAL
Commercial Appeal (Memphis) FRIDAY, December 19, 1997
by Lawrence Buser, The Commercial Appeal Page number B1
A college student charged with killing two people and wounding
another in three shootings in April is a paranoid schizophrenic and
not competent to stand trial, according to psychiatric reports filed
Thursday. Christopher M. Flake, 25, of Germantown complains of
hearing voices telling him to hurt others and telling about the World
Trade Center bombing in New York, doctors from the Middle Tennessee
Mental Health Institute said.
On the evening of April 5, Michael Fultz, 31, was shot to death in
the garage of his home in the 2400 block of Bassfield near Bartlett.
Flake once worked part-time for Fultz, a tennis court contractor.
About 30 minutes later, Fred Bizot, 70, was gunned down while
standing outside an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting at Holy Apostles
Episcopal Church. Flake, who has admitted the shooting, had attended
meetings at the church in previous weeks.
The following night, counselor Turner Carpenter, 67, was wounded in
his office at Central Church at 6655 Winchester when a man identified
as Flake opened fire on him. Flake had been to Carpenter for
counseling in the past. Doctors at MTMHI say Flake, who was studying
criminal justice at the University of Memphis, ``admits to auditory
and visual hallucinations, (and) persecutory delusional
thinking . . . Needs complete stabilization with medications and
therapy to avoid danger to himself and to others.'' They said if
involuntary treatment is not continued, Flake's mental illness is
likely to deteriorate rapidly.
DEATH PENALTY FOR INSANE KILLER IS NOT JUSTICE
The Fresno Bee , SUNDAY, August 8, 1999
by MOLLY IVINS
On Aug. 17, the state of Texas is scheduled to kill Larry Robison, a
paranoid schizophrenic whose insanity was diagnosed long before he
committed a terrible crime. This is like putting someone to death for
having cancer or being paraplegic. It is freakish that he ever stood
trial at all.
Robison is the son of schoolteachers in Fort Worth. Ken and Lois
Robison raised eight chil- dren together -- four from her first
marriage (her husband died of a malignant brain tumor when Larry was
2), two from his first marriage and two of theirs. She is now retired
from teaching third grade, but Ken still teaches at the community
college. When Larry was a teen-ager, he began hearing voices,
announcing that he had secret special mental powers and acting
strangely. Lois Robison later learned that schizophrenia, a disease
that often comes with a genetic heritage, ran in her late husband's
Larry joined the Air Force but was back home after one year. Only
later was the family told that the Air Force dismissed him because of
his bizarre behavior. Rather than provide him with any care, the Air
Force gave him a general discharge.
On the night of Aug. 10, 1982, Larry Robison murdered five people. He
first killed his roommate, Ricky Bryant, in a hideous fashion,
beheading and mutilating him in a manner that Larry believed was
being dictated by the voices in his head, the clocks in the room and
the stories of the Old Testament.
He then went to the house next door and shot and stabbed four people.
LAWYER SAYS SALVI MENTALLY ILL
St. Paul Pioneer Press , Thursday, February 15, 1996
Page number 4A
DEDHAM, Mass. - John Salvi's lawyer told a jury Wednesday that Salvi
is a schizophrenic who was driven to kill two abortion clinic workers
by delusions of a conspiracy against Roman Catholics. ``It was the
plan of someone who was mentally ill and acting on his delusions,''
defense attorney J.W. Carney Jr. said in his opening statement at
Salvi's murder trial. Salvi, 23, of Hampton, N.H., is charged with
killing two receptionists and wounding five other people at the
Planned Parenthood and Preterm Health Services clinics in the Boston
suburb of Brookline.
Salvi, who was raised a Catholic, believed Catholics were being
persecuted by Freemasons, the Mafia and the Ku Klux Klan, defense
attorney J.W. Carney Jr. said. Carney said the Dec. 30, 1994,
shootings were triggered by the murders of Catholic priests in
Algeria a few days earlier.
SHOOTING SUSPECT IS SCHIZOPHRENIC :
ALLEGED KILLER OF BUS DRIVER COMPLAINED OF MIND CONTROL
Spokane Spokesman-Review , Thursday, November 27, 1997
by Adam Lynn Staff writer , Pg. B1
COLVILLE - The man accused of fatally shooting a school bus driver
while seven horrified students watched is a diagnosed schizophrenic
who hears voices in his head and believes he is the subject of "mind-
control experiments," his lawyer said Wednesday.
James E. Iverson also claims he has implants in his teeth that send
electric jolts through his skull whenever someone uses a citizens-
band radio near him, court-appointed attorney John Troberg said.
Iverson says he sees black and white flashes, "like a strobe light,"
and his head grows extremely hot when the implants are activated,
Troberg said. "He says the feeling is similar to that of a dog
shocker," Troberg told Superior Court Judge Larry Kristianson during
Iverson's first court appearance. "Mr. Iverson feels he is being used
for some type of mind-control techniques."
Stevens County deputies suspect Iverson shot 61-year-old Frank Eslick
to death with a hunting rifle Monday. The attack came about 3:30
p.m., shortly after deputies received a call for help from two
loggers who said a man, thought to be Iverson, shot at them as they
drove past his house on rural McNitt Road, about five miles east of
Deputies were rolling to that address when Eslick stopped Orient
School District bus No. 6 outside the cedar-sided house at 2721
McNitt to drop off one of Iverson's sons, Stevens County Prosecutor
Jerry Wetle said Wednesday.
Seven students who were still on the bus told investigators a shot
rang out just after the Iverson boy stepped off the bus, Wetle said