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A story of a well known serial killer wants the truth to be told in his own words and what really happened during his crime spree. This is a disturbing yet sad story for all involved.
As an adult, Marlow tended to develop relationships with women like his mother. He used drugs and was often sexually promiscuous, living the same sort of unstable life he had been exposed to as a child. From 1980 to 1983, Marlow was incarcerated in prison for his robbery convictions. From the time of his release until he met Coffman, he had no arrests, successfully completed parole, and held jobs. He married a woman named Josie. The marriage ended when she shot another woman in a bar after she and Marlow had a misunderstanding.
Not long after, Marlow met Coffman, with whom he fell in love because she immediately reminded him of his mother. He was willing to do anything to make her happy. After they killed a man in North Carolina, Coffman threatened to call the police if Marlow did not do her bidding. As a result, Marlow felt trapped. Coffman wanted to acquire funds, or have her in-laws killed to get her son back. The Orange County and San Bernardino County murders of two more women were the product of Coffman’s desire for money, and Marlow’s attempt, by doing what she wanted, to please Coffman and avoid abandonment. Dr. Kentia opined that the crimes would not have happened had Mr. Marlow not met Coffman. After the second murder, killing Ms. Hudson, Cynthia Coffman was hired to kill “a pregnant woman” in Arizona. However, Marlow grew tired of the situation and of Coffman’s out of control behavior, and essentially gave up, purposefully discarding evidence in a way likely to lead the police to Coffman and himself.
Some effects of child abuse turn serial killer:
With the increase of domestic violence, abuse, and murder, more parents are beginning to ask this question: “Could I be raising a future criminal?” Parents need to become aware of the clues that their child is beginning to display the profile of a potentially dangerous predator or serial killer.
For the most violent of criminals, there are warning signs that often start in childhood. Parents who come from family histories of mental health issues, violence, abuse, and drug abuse need to be extra cautious.
The list below presents the most common traits historically exhibited by serial killers.
• Over 90% of serial killers are male.
• Serial killers hate their parents.
• Serial Killers tend to be intelligent, with high I.Q.’s, and “street smart.”
• Serial killers tend to come from unstable or dysfunctional families.
• Serial killers usually come from single parent homes, are typically abandoned by their fathers, and raised by aggressive mothers.
• Families of serial killers often have criminal, psychiatric, and drug-abusing legacies.
• Serial killers have histories of doing poorly in school. They have trouble keeping jobs, and often work as unskilled laborers.
• Many serial killers were abused as children. This abuse included physical, sexual, and emotional abuse. Often this abuse has come at the hands of another family member.
• Growing up, many serial killers spend time in mental health facilities and have records of early psychological problems.
• Serial killers often begin their practice by tormenting small creatures or animals.
• Serial killers have high rates of attempted suicide.
• From an early age, many serial killers show an interest in pornography. This interest is often intense and frequently includes sadomasochistic pornography.
• More than 60% of serial killers are bed-wetters beyond the age of twelve.
• Many serial killers are obsessed with fire-starting tactics and pyromaniac techniques.