i know, we’re like a bunch of psychos. isn’t it great? :D
First of all; can psychopaths fall in love? Well, they can’t love in the normal sense of having genuine empathy for others. But,thanks to their ability to charm people, they can be extraordinarily passionate lovers… at least for a short time. Psychopaths may begin romantic relationships on an equal footing with their partners. But, ultimately, they aim to end up on top. Everything that happens in this relation ship, has to happen on their terms while they give themselves the freedom to do whatever they think is right.
Psychopaths derive great pleasure from brief sexual liaisons. But those are not likely to spark their passion. An unending series of sexual encounters make the psychopath himself jaded to physical and psychological pleasure.
Although psychopaths love to dominate, easily dominated people don’t attract them for too long. The dominant partner will fall back upon a sense of entitlement that quickly turns into boredom. So there’s no way to win or lose in this relationship, it’s only about how much you lose. It depends upon chemistry, balance and equality in the relationship, for as long as these can be sustained. In a psychopathic bond, however, they can’t last long.
Born in 1873, little is known of Amy Gilligan’s life before she married James Archer when she 20 years old. In 1898 she gave birth to Mary J. Archer. In 1901, the couple found employment in Newington, Connecticut, as in-home caretakers for elderly widower John Seymour. The Archers lived in his home. When Seymour died in 1904, they stayed on there as renters, raising money by caring for elderly boarders.
In 1907, the Archers moved to Winston. They bought a house and opened the a home for elderly people. Between 1907 and 1910 twelve of her patients died, as well as, Amy’s husband James. In 1913, Amy married her second husband Michael W. Gilligan, who died only after 12 months of marriage. Meanwhile, between 1911 and 1916, 48 of Amy’s patients had died.
Amy seemed to had found the perfect way to make money: patients had to pay one flat fee of $1,000 and they were promised to be taken care of until their death. She shortened their lives by poising them.
The families who died at the home began to suspect foul play after each discovered that their relatives had forked over large sums of money to their caretaker Amy Archer, right before their deaths. Archer-Gilligan was arrested and tried for murder, originally on five counts; ultimately, her lawyer managed to get the charges reduced to a single count.
In 1917, she was sentenced to death. In her new trial in 1919, she pleaded insanity, while Mary Archer testified that her mother was addicted to morphine. Archer-Gilligan was nonetheless found guilty and was sentenced to life imprisonment.
1923, she was transferred to a mental hospital. There she stayed, until she died in 1962.
Source: The Encyclopedia of Serial Killers by Michael Newton
god i hate it when different websites have different information on a person. Wikipedia says Amy Gilligan was born 1868, another says 1869 and my book says 1873 -.-
a serial would be Ted Bundy and killers in general it would be Eric or Dylan. :)
Howard Arthur Allen was born born February 10, 1949. Howard Allen never strayed far from hometown Indianapolis in his search for prey. He committed his first murder in August 1974: Allen beat Opal Cooper, age 85, to death in her home during a robbery. He was sentenced to 2–21 years for manslaughter.
Paroled in January 1985, he returned to Indianapolis and found work at a car wash. Two years later on May 18 1987, he found his next victim but the 73 year old woman survived after being chocked and beaten. On June 2, he broke into the house of a elderly man, who was absent at this time. Angry and disappointed, he set the house on fire. On July 14, 1987, he killed Ernestine Griffin, age 73, with a ten-inch butcher knife, and repeatedly struck her on the head with a kitchen toaster. He stole a camera and $15.
On August 4, 1987, he was arrested on multiple charges On the spring 1988, Allen was convicted of burglary and felony battery in the May 18 assault, with an additional count of habitual criminal behavior. He was sentenced to 88 year. On June 11, 1988, he was sentenced to death for the murder for Ernestine Griffin.