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"laura benjamin" Discussed on Serial Killers
"Possessions into his car and drove south when he arrived back. In solvay, his friends and family were shocked by his appearance. It was like looking at a completely different person. thors transformation had also given him some confidence. He carried himself differently and wasn't as awkward around people specifically women. And women weren't the only ones giving more of a chance now. He'd grown distant from his parents as a teenager, but after returning from Oregon, they welcomed him home with open arms, and even gave him a job at the restaurant. On the surface, thor were appeared to have improved for good, but really he just gotten better at hiding his darker side, thor continued drink and abuse drugs. He also continued to have terrible fantasies about raping dead women. Soon after we moved back home, he picked up another hitchhiker. Kerry solas was in her early twenties when Thorpe picked her up. He introduced himself with a natural smile. Then offer to take care wherever she wanted to go, but something about this time was different than with the last three women. The to hit it off instead of taking her to a deserted piece of highway, thor brought Kerry back to his apartment there. He asked her to be his girlfriend. She accepted according to carry. Thor was very very nice. Carry also admitted that thor sexual appetite was insatiable. According to an investigator, Carey stated that she and Thor had sex three to five times a day. It's possible. The sexual activity was another coping mechanism or desperate attempt to keep his demons at bay when he wasn't with Kerry or working at his parents restaurant. Thor tried to stay busy. In quiet moments. He methodically cleaned his car. His friend Guy noticed that he paid particularly close attention to the truck, but when guy asked about it for change subject. The nineteen, seventy seven, run in with the police had spooked thor now that he was back in town. It seems his fears of being caught had returned. They still had his gun after all. It's possible that his fear of the local police motivated thor to start taking trips to Los Angeles. It had been just over two years since had murdered patting laney and dumped her body in the side of lonely road, since then he managed to contain his wicked urges. But he couldn't eliminate them. In his article, wicked deeds examining criminal motives, criminologist Scott Bond talks about the period of time between serial murders as crucial to the serial killer pattern, he states that serial predators reemerged from cooling off period to strike again. When the urge to kill becomes overwhelming to them, he also says that a serial killer may not even understand his or her compulsion to kill, but knows that it is both undeniable and uncontrollable. When the URGE ARISES IN THORNS. Case it seemed he tried to drown out these undeniable and uncontrollable urges with drugs and alcohol. But when that didn't work, he moved to Oregon and stay busy as a farmhand after returning to solving, he tried to live a normal life by getting a girlfriend. But for thor the urge to kill young women, and have sex with their corpses never laughed as much as he tried. Thor couldn't change who he was. The only thing he could change was where he hunted his victims for figured Los Angeles was the best place to act upon his urges. He knew he had a lower chance of being caught in a big city. For thord seemed like the perfect hunting ground while carry state at the apartment. Thor frequented Hollywood area bars there. He approached women on the street, offering them money for sex. One of those women was twenty two year old. Laura Benjamin after a brief negotiation Laura, who was reportedly a sex worker got into his car once he had her trapped thor pulled out a twenty two caliber pistol and shot her in the head. For then drove to a rural area north of Los. Angeles, and the San Gabriel mountains there near a small culvert. He raped Laura's a dead body when he was done for cleaned his car and drove home to his girlfriend. He made several more trips to Los Angeles in Nineteen, seventy, nine on April eighteenth twenty-four-year-old. Lydia Preston walked down the sidewalk of a busy street in West Hollywood a car slowed down beside her. Lydia flash the driver of flirtatious smile hoping to entice him when the car pulled over Lydia bent down to look inside the window Dora, asked if she was looking for a date Lydia, who was the sex worker inquired how much money he was really disband after some haggling, Thor handed Lydia forty five dollars and she got him. As explained that he was a construction worker on vacation, Lydia gave directions to a cheap hotel. She wasn't interested in his story to her. He was just another John, but when Lydia pointed out the hotel thor drove past it. thinking thor was just nervous. Lydia gave directions to a different hotel thor past that one to. When turned into the Hollywood hills, Neighborhood Lydia's instincts told her something was very wrong. The road wound around a bend where the houses were few, and far between Lydia became anxious, and she felt her senses on high alert, as she looked out the window to gauge their location, she heard a bang. Lydia's vision blurred and your ears rang. She reached up to touch your left ear and was surprised to find blood. She realized that she'd been shot. But somehow she was still alive. Instinctively. She grabbed the steering wheel for lost control of the car, and they spun off the road when the car came to a stop. Lydia flung open the door and ran for her life. Blood poured from her head, as she ran towards the lights of a nearby house behind her tires, squealed lydia tell if thor was fleeing the scene or driving her down, she had no.
"laura benjamin" Discussed on Murder Minute
"Weeks before. Patty went missing two other. Women were plucked from the Isla Vista Street. Jacqueline Roque also twenty one and A. Ucsb student told her friends she had gone shopping and never returned then. Marianne Sarah's a nineteen year old waitress vanished after an appointment at health center. Both women had presumably been hitchhiking which was commonplace. Then when Patty learned of these abductions she joined others in protest to raise awareness and carry signs touting messages like free bus service for those in need and night service on all buses. If the women could have hopped a bus with their fate have been different women. Drivers were urged to quote pickup. A sister eager to help patty handed out missing person fliers featuring Jacqueline and Marianne then one night she left play. Practice for a class hitching a ride from a young man who seemed harmless in broad daylight or perhaps forced her away from the bus stop where she was last seen when she failed to show up for her Peter Pan Performance. Her friends knew something was terribly wrong. Decades later her close friend and cast mate. Ron Bender still choked up talking about Patty in the two thousand thirteen British TV series born to kill. He said it's weird when you have a friend. Were there rehearsing twice a week? And all of a sudden. They're just not there anymore. They're gone he and Patty were close. He said talking about her as though they had been rehearsing lines together just yesterday the day after her disappearance. Undo deputy driving near Raphia road. Near President Reagan's property when he spotted her stripped body dumped in a canyon. While canvassing the area a half mile away investigators found the body of Jacqueline Rook. Near One of the bodies detectives found Thick restaurant style. Paper towels coated in blood. The blood contains fingerprints but no match came up in the database two months later Mary. Sarah's is badly decomposed remains were found in another canyon just north of Santa Barbara. Three women have been killed with a pistol by one shot to the head. Police also believed they had been raped around the same time in the same area. A young man named Thorpe Christianson was found drinking and smoking marijuana with some of his buddies in his body. Police asked them all to step out of the car so they could search it. Christianson seemed adamant about not letting police see inside his trunk but eventually he caved inside. They found a large bag holding a pistol. The student strike them as odd. Given that many people had guns in the rural area. They confiscated the weapon but didn't put Christians on the suspect list as news spread of the murders including FBI PROFILE. That described a young male loner. Police were on the lookout for the killer. Changed things up. He left the quaint rural town for the bright lights of Los Angeles. Trolling for sex workers to fulfill his violent needs. One of those women a prostitute named Lydia Preston would help lead investigators to his capture. Lydia was walking on Hollywood boulevard. One night when the man propositioned her they settle on a rate and she climbed into his pristine car. He made small talk as he drove claiming he was a construction worker from Santa Barbara. Meanwhile Lidia pointed out hotel after hotel. They could stop it for her services. He passed them all continuing his ramble. Then he drove off of the city streets into the Hollywood hills where the streets curve between lush nature and Pricey homes. Little is visible at night as darkness sets in. No one was around to witness as he pulled out a gun and shot her in the head still alive and determined to stay that way. Lydia grabbed the wheel of his car. Making it swerve then. She fled from the vehicle and managed to reach the front door of a house. Someone answered and called Nine. One one as medics rushed to home. The assailant fled. Lydia was left with scars and deafness in one ear but no brain damage and three months later. She was back to work on Hollywood boulevard. One night she was in a bar during a shift when she spotted her attacker near the entrance she called the police from a payphone at the back of the venue staying there while they put her on hold and the man who haunted her nightmares made his way further inside when the operator returned she filled them in the man who shot her in the head was within walking distance and yes she was certain it was him quickly. Investigators saw similarities between her attack. And the three murderers in Santa Barbara area. The victims were all young women with similar. Looks all were picked up by a stranger who seemed not only violent but potentially sexually sadistic and they were all shot in the head with the same type of weapon in searching. La Detectives discovered that the suspect had been on the killing spree there as well. They found the body of sex worker. Laura Benjamin in a canyon where she had been for weeks. The suspect was thor Christianson. The man who gun had been confiscated by police after a night of partying in his car looking into his history they learned had grown up in solving after his family emigrated to the US from Denmark. When he was five years old his parents owned and ran a successful restaurant in town. Which explains the paper towels and his expensive car when friends of the Keller learned he had been arrested. They were stunned until they started putting the pieces together. Christianson had seemed like a good smart kid early on they said but over time he showed signs of inner darkness. He drank alcohol from a very young age killed. Small animals more than once and seemed socially awkward in his teens. Especially when it came to girls some claims that his alcoholic father routinely beat him in born to kill. One of his friends said he would return from his John's to Los Angeles bragging and all lit up over the supposed incredible sexy. It had with hookers looking back. That friend said he wonders if he was truly getting off on the murderers soon. Police would learn more grisly details about the man's crimes including what he did. Get off on power and control at first Christian pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity but after analysis indicated he was seen enough to stand trial. He changed his plea to guilty. A man named Mike Kirkman who had been leading the investigation for the missing women had left the sheriffs department by this point and was working for the Defense Christianson requested him so he drove to the jail to meet with him while they had spoken before. Kirkman had never witnessed this side of the man. His entire face changed as he detailed his crimes which he claimed he had committed because quote. The girls deserved it. Among the details. He shared that he raped them. Post mortem having sex with corpses as though to signify that he owned them. Kirkman is now known for finding missing people according to Las Vegas. Detectives one has to wonder if interviewing the victims families feeling the depth of their pain and then witnessing the killers crew arrogance led him to that specialty. Of course contrary to what he believed. Christianson did not own has victims twenty one year old Jacqueline Roque nineteen year old Marianne. Sarah's twenty one year old Patricia Patty Laney and twenty two year old. Laura Benjamin are remembered not for the way they died but for who they were as people the lives they lived until then they were daughters. Sisters students friends people with dreams who contributed to a society? Patty's close friend and Peter Pan Cast Mate Ron Bender. Wanted to do something special in her honor to keep her bright spirit alive since she was a juggler. Ron Helped create a jugglers festival patties. Honor the Santa Barbara Jugglers Festival is considered the longest juggling festival held in a single location and prophet support. The Santa Barbara Rape Crisis Center even decades after her death. Patty making a difference at one point in Peter Pan. The main character says never say goodbye because goodbye immunes going away and going away means forgetting. Patty never had a chance to say goodbye but like the other victims in this case she will never be forgotten as Christianson. He was killed by a fellow inmate at folsom state prison. In Nineteen eighty-one. This has been murder minutes for true crime anytime. Download the murder minute or follow us on Instagram at murder minute..
"laura benjamin" Discussed on My Favorite Murder with Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark
"A pay phone calls the police the police show up they the immediately arrest him because they know they have her whole story they know her they went through that whole thing with her. They know it all. Aw and and they got there immediately got him. And now they're the the cops in L. A.. And the cops in Santa Barbara Isla Vista area are able to connect all of these murders both cities to one man Thor Christianson. I feel like a never happens like that like what I notice. Vying sold sold ordering satisfying woman herself. Who got fucking shot in the head is just like he's right there? Hi I didn't die. Diana's Oh yes oh my God and when they do connect all of these murders they realized that all of these women look eerily Lee similar. Yeah so in early. Nineteen Eighty thors tried in Santa Monica for the murder of Laura Benjamin and the attempted murder of Lydia Preston and four I enter tries to enter a plea of insanity and then realizes he's not going to be able to fake that out or prove it and so oh he's switches his pleaded guilty. He's then tried in Isla Vista for the murders he committed there and he again pleads guilty so in court they actually when you plead guilty. He had to explain the murders. And that's when everyone finds out the reason that the bodies were nude is because he was a NECROPHILIAC and so he killed them first and then had sex with her. Oh my God. They didn't know that before he personally told everybody in. Aw then he's sentenced to life in prison without with the possibility of parole in the year. Two Thousand Four. No no no no nine hundred eighty okay but man whoa hold on. You'RE GONNA like this March. Thirtieth Nineteen eighty-one thors stabbed to death with a ten inch homemade knife in the exercise yard. Fulsome prison fulsome prisoner just like no. Yeah no motherfucker not at all not at all bucking story. Yes twists enter and I find jailhouse justice so God damn satisfying is fine because you know what it means. There's people in jail. It's like not everybody. Some people get arrested and go to jail. They're still fucking moral. Human beings is that are like fuck off. Yeah I can make a shank out of anything and I don't like your behavior and I'm already in here. It might as well take care of some shit Ayman preach so songs never skinny again. Move move this okay. So J. found me a listener email. Yes listen to this ship. Hello Karen Travers. Even animals. My best friends showed off your podcast to shut off. Check this shit. I listened to them. They have to say I had no idea there was a name for people like me. Marino's what like that's an actual the thing. Okay okay okay. So I've been debating sending this e mail because it's pretty intense also not talked about super not talked about within our family very sore I subject. My Dad is an epic total southern Kelly Blonde hair pool plasterer and partied hard in the late seventies. He's from solving seriously asleep. The most random Dutch town ever born and raised and his best friend growing up Thornton Christian. Holy Shit also bender and guy were close friends with with with this person's dad we've visited them When we are in town my sister still lives there so we visit often? So this documentary thing comes up and my dad get super weird and unsettled. We were worried he wasn't sleeping. He seemed really stressed out. So as kid kids got ballsy and asked if he was part of it. My Dad's response was not intentionally. What nine handle any of this Nikolai in my mind is? I'm glad I'm not wearing that. Wig Right off my fucking head had already slipped. Okay so no my dad my whole life. Hey look stuff but literally is like a big teddy bear who is not capable of such things. Well he didn't know what bore was up to at all but authorities had stolen my dad's twenty two caliber without Dads knowledged and then afterwards helped him look for it. Oh Oh yeah when. They confiscated the gun in seventy eight. I'm not sure if that's when the interactions started or when thor pled guilty again super rough topic for my dad. But Oh my God I have so many questions. Dad wouldn't give much detail but because it was his gun he was investigated and interrogated to the point of PTSD tst. He wouldn't tell us what the interrogation looked like. Or what happened. Just that it was bad hence why he was super not okay. When the documentary guys called I guess it was pretty pretty horrid and what was worse was that my dad loved for like a brother and they were best friends he was in his fucking God damn wedding when he talked? It's about it. He had tears the sadness because he had no idea. Needless to say my dad carries a lot of guilt regarding the gun. which holy fucking shit balls I would you you will one day? I'll get pops to answer my questions and when I do I will email you guys leave your father leave him alone now talk about succession. There's so many other things in the world stop it. Don't bring us awesome to it. Oh Oh yeah I just had this but oh yeah another detail. I found out while we searching for died stabbed to death. In folsom prison March thirty March Thirtieth Nineteen eighty-one I was born March thirtieth. Nine thousand nine hundred eighty nine guy. There's not a connection not it was the same year years later on the same day. Totally connected Birthday yeah that's right. I do wonder how his death affected my dad. Like was he conflicted. Not sure I would have ben what he did to those women was beyond horrid. He didn't deserve a fast death. Sincerely that chick that also shops at the headless market in s Qatada Florida. No Sorry Oregon. 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"laura benjamin" Discussed on The Black Guy Who Tips Podcast
"We still need to me. I was out. I feel like I've gotten everybody's I feel like we slow down. Now got everybody's Mellon address. I'm ready to print them out and give them to you guys. So by first things first we wanna give credit to the people who gave us money. The fresh. Today's day reader may see thank you so much. Read them, Bomani Jones. You guys know him from high noon on ESPN, Laura. Thank you, Laura Benjamin. C appreciate your been got a one time donation from a born beautiful natural say Hello. My lovely is Katrina I've found out on December twenty eighteen I'll celebrate three years. Listen to the blackout slipping something into the offering play live so busy that I don't get to write in much. But I literally listen to something from the blackout network every day. I wish you peace holiday season and a twenty nineteen and a half to Joe becoming shut out to them shell Obama. I love y'all. I'm talking about. Thank you, baby. Thank you, MS hat the way. Thank you nNcholas v. Thank you so much. I put this in the wrong box. Thank you so much around boxing. I grow live from Chicago. Thank you shandra ABI. Thank you. Sandra? Renato am. Thank you Renard. Tell we appreciate you Pete be. Appreciate your Pete black spin, press comics. Thank you so much. But she go kick up, some comics everybody. I like our heart issue. One is actually really good. Aren't that was taking too long to low? Let's see, oh, they're all taking too long ago. Now. You know, that is that's excellent. Well, yes, we're gonna comics also reading this comical Blackbird gosh, check that out. So by like, a Tino girl gets. Embroiled in a in a world of wizards and warlocks and trying to figure out her powers, and all this stuff, magical creatures. I really have enjoyed it. And it's still not loading what the hell. Is my phone. I connect to the internet. What is going on? I don't know. Oh, Kurt letting everybody down. I don't know. I know this thing on the background to. Oh my God. I guess I'll just read these pop up because ally this thing is oh, all right. David s. All right. David from Brooklyn. Thank you very much. Ricky, a pretty Ricky what they call them, Laura. Thank you very much, Laura..