““A Healthy Man does not torture others - generally it is the tortured who turn into torturers” - Carl Jung
On the true crime segment Kimberly goes to the mid 1980s and discusses the horrible crimes of Robert Berdella and his killing & torture spree of 6 men.
Bordella’s Victims (via Wikipedia)
Jerry Howell - age 20 - July 5, 1984 // An acquaintance of Berdella who died of asphyxiation after approximately 28 hours of captivity, which included repeated sexual assaults.
Robert Sheldon - age 18 - April 19, 1984 // Sheldon had lodged with Berdella on April 10, two days prior to his "formulating the intent" to keep him captive on April 12. He was killed by suffocation His head was initially buried in Berdella's garden. Later, his skull was retrieved and stowed in Berdella's bedroom closet
Mark Wallace - age 20 - June 22, 1985 // Discovered by chance hiding from a thunderstorm in Berdella's toolshed. Wallace died of a combination of a lack of oxygen and injected drugs at 7 p.m. on June 23
James Ferris - age 20 - September 26, 1985 // The first victim whom Berdella stated he had intentionally tortured prior to his death. Berdella noted that Ferris became delirious during his captivity as a result of the torture he had exhibited and the medication he had administered to him, with one of the final notations in his log of Ferris's capture being, "unable to sit up more than 10-15 [seconds]".His death was noted in Berdella's torture log with the notation "Stop the project"
Todd Stoops - age 21 - June 17, 1986 // Kidnapped due to Berdella being "sexually frustrated" with him. The torture he endured prior to his death included electric shocks via a spatula placed across his eyelid in an unsuccessful attempt to blind him. Stoops died of a combination of blood loss and infection on July 1
Larry Pearson - age 20 - July 9, 1987 // Held captive until August 5. Pearson was killed by suffocation after six weeks of captivity, which included having a piano wire tied around his wrists with the intention of causing nerve damage. His head was kept and buried in Berdella's garden.
Join us for a tale of torture and murder from Greek mythology. I’ll tell you about Procrustes the Stretcher and his magical bed.