Published Online: 1 October 1974
Page Count: 11
Federal Public Defender for Maryland, Federal Court House, Calvert and Fayette Sts., Baltimore, Md.
Associate Medical Examiner, Dallas County, Dallas, Texas
(Received 26 December 1973; accepted 4 March 1974)
The murder of a child by an adult, especially a parent, is one of the most difficult crimes for the public or a physician to understand. Such murders are usually isolated events committed in the heat of passion or insanity. Rarely, however, one encounters an individual who deliberately and systematically murders children over a long period of time for no logical reason. Here is presented a case of an alleged habitual child murderer whose career apparently spanned 23 years.
Paper ID: JFS10464J