By Colin Wilson
From the bestselling writer of THE OUTSIDER
Colin Wilson, co-author of the bestselling ENCYCLOPEDIA OF homicide, has written a definitive quantity at the world's significant situations of violent homicide. In doing so, he lines the background of violence from its beginnings. From Sawney Bean and his cannibal relatives to Ed Gein, the Wisconsin Necrophile, Wilson illustrates the "changing models of murder" and exhibits a few wish for the longer term.
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We were scarcely married when he was sent to Foret Prison for a fight he got in to . . [it was] a knife fight with a Spanish café owner and some other people,” she remembered. Almost as soon as he got out, on February 24, 1968 he got into another fight with some patrons of the Café des Ours (The Bear’s Café) in Brussels. According to Jenny, it was only two days after his first daughter, Sabine, was born. ” He was immediately arrested and spent five days in jail, but his trial date for the incident was not until September 30, 1968.
Probably long before he hit himself on the head with an axe or bombed a police station, his behavior brought shame on the Belachheb family. In 1984, Abdelkrim was to tell the Dallas Times Herald that village officials presented the Belachheb family with an ultimatum: They could all leave the village, or they could send Abdelkrim into exile from Beni Ammar. ”24 Afterwards, the newspaper account continues, Belachheb was moved frequently from one set of relatives to another, and at a very young age, about thirteen, he ended up in the gutters of Casablanca, selling his body and hustling food.
According to his father, Belachheb arrived and his father welcomed him by giving him land, undoubtedly in an attempt to get his son to settle down. 33 Without hesitation or apparent guilt, he departed Brussels leaving a pathetic wife and two daughters he cared nothing for. Six years after he nearly killed her, Jenny publicly admitted the truth about the man she loved. ’ But he didn’t love me. He used me to have his papers to stay in Belgium. It could have been another woman. K. mentally, except for a terrible inferiority complex.
A Casebook of Murder: A Compelling Study of the World's Most Macabre Murder Cases by Colin Wilson