American Elephants

Murder at the University of Idaho: by The Elephant's Child
January 7, 2023, 5:02 pm
Filed under: Politics

Cloudy here today, not a sign of blue sky. Looking off to the South, there’s a lot of smoke in the air. Presumably, because everyone has a fire in their fireplace for warmth and good cheer. Needed. It’s that kind of day. Very gloomy, or possibly that’s just me.

They have closed in on the killer at the University of Idaho. He is in custody and the details are gradually being exposed. His DNA is all over the place. He was apparently a grad student in criminology at Washington State University just across the border from Moscow, which certainly makes the crime even more puzzling.

I keep wondering if there is some sort of enticement in the reporting about murders. Does being a successful murderer become some kind of goal for a deranged mind?

So far, from what I have read, there doesn’t seem to be any specific animus behind the murders. No broken romance, nothing of that sort. No indication that I have heard that he was an individual well known to the occupants of the house. All will gradually be exposed. The suggestion is that it was not anything personal, the victims were not known to the killer. I don’t know if this is true. I do hope that murders are not becoming fashionable, nor an achievement. One of the reasons why there is a death penalty is to make it clear that there are real consequences. Vast societal contempt is also a help.

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