Bound to Die. The Shocking True Story of Bobby Joe Long, by Anna Flowers

By Anna Flowers

Bound to Die' is the genuine crime tale of Florida serial killer Bobby Joe lengthy, who was once convicted of the heinous killings of 9 girls in 1984 within the Tampa Bay sector. the 1st physique of 19-year-old disco dancer Lana lengthy was once present in a box on Mother's Day together with her legs grotesquely ripped aside. Six months later, the bloody rampage ended whilst the 9th sufferer used to be came upon. All have been tortured with ropes and savagely overwhelmed and raped. The killer's confession of his crimes is haunting. The vividly rendered result of his trials and appeals are both surprising. First released through Kensington, new york in 1995, 'Bound to Die' was once across the world well-known. It acquired seven mass media printings and was once issued in hardback as a Doubleday secret Guild booklet membership choice. This moment variation includes a new foreword on a capital case that is nonetheless thought of a definitive instance of good police detection ahead of DNA. a number of tv displays were made in keeping with this...

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Both men were required to retire upon reaching the mandatory retirement age of seventy for Florida judges. , from Pasco County, who presided over the second trial, had a more colorful end to his career. In 1996, Judge Cope was charged with DUI, but the case was later dismissed. In 2001, while at a judicial conference in California, he was arrested for disorderly intoxication. The following night, he broke into the hotel room of a mother and daughter he had just met, also while drunk. He was reprimanded by the Judicial Qualifications Commission for this bad behavior.

Work and school is where I send our young people,” she said. ” Gary Terry and his staff at HCSO were frustrated with the lack of leads and additional evidence. They knew a lot about Lana Long, but nothing about her killer. Every possible lead was followed, every phone tip checked out. They were only dead ends. Finally, the FBI lab report came from Mike Malone. ” The serology examinations were also negative, due to the decomposition of the body. The ropes and knots used to bind the victim were identified, but they revealed little.

He is most likely an impulsive individual, though this impulsiveness is tempered with sufficient judgment that he would not take chances when committing a crime, and therefore would be difficult to identify. Probabilities are that the subject is a pathological liar who would make a good hired tough or strong-arm man. This individual feels he must be the leader of the pack, and he has strong identification with his macho image. Frequently, he will be found to have one or more tattoos exhibiting the more masculine aspects of his personality.

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