Worldwide Campaign to stop the Abuse and Torture of Mind Control/DEWs
Thousands of victims have been suffering horrible persecutions from abuses and tortures of remote electromagnetic mind control technologies and voice to skull technologies. Some victims were tortured to be death or driven to be crazy; some victims were controlled to be bad. Most of them could not get strong evidences to prove that they have been horrible tortured and harassed by remote electromagnetic mind control technologies.
Only few victims have facts and evidences to prove that they have been tortured and harassed by remote electromagnetic mind control technologies. I am one of them.
The Fact and evidence of abuses and tortures of mind control technologies:
I was controlled by remote Voice to Skull technologies and remote electromagnetic Mind Control technologies, and I was brought inside US Embassy in Hong Kong
Book “Twelve Years in the Grave - Mind Control with Electromagnetic Spectrums, the Invisible Modern Concentration Camp”, authored by Soleilmavis Liu, provides the sound facts and evidence about the secret abuse and torture with remote voice-to-skull and electromagnetic mind control technologies.
I urge USA government to investigate mind control torture immediatly according to the facts and evidences.
I know those victims, who have passed away, did wish me to win my lawsuits. My victory also will bring them justice.
I have collected those victims stories (even it was only a small partial of all victims' stories)
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(I have collected many reported articles which introduced 'mind control technologies'. The listing of these articles will not mislead readers; it is a short cut for readers to learn what mind control technologies are.
Note from Soleilmavis:
“Voices” which victims heard:
Many victims who have been suffering from the abuses and tortures of remote voice to skull tech and remote electromagnetic mind control technologies, have complainted that they had heard "voices" in their heads.
The basic technology which can send voices directly to the brain remotly are V2K.
In 2002, the Air Force Research Laboratory patented precisely such a technology: using microwaves to send words into someone's head.V2K (voice to skull)http://peacepink.ning.com/forum/topics/introduce-v2k-voice-to-skull
1）A lot of victims heard “voices” came from nearby, or from neighbors’ houses.
Victims must understand that they did hear the "voices." The “voices” which victim “heard”, were not the scopes of human hearing the sonic frequency range 20-20000HZ. Torturers emitted electromagnetic waves (or other microwave) to the brain to stimulate the auditory brain neurons, the brain “felt” the signals, the brain “heard” the “voices”.
2) Many of the victims claimed that they had "hallucinations voices"; sometimes the person next to them did not speak, but victims heard he/she speaking.
Victims did not have "hallucinations voices". Victims did hear the "voices", but the “voices” did not come from the next person. The “voices” were from the torturers. Torturers emitted electromagnetic signals to the brain to stimulate the brain and neuron systems; the "brains" "heard" the "voices."
3) Many of the victims claimed that they even had heard "the voices" sounded like their friends and relatives.
The “voices” that the brain heard, were “electromagnetic signals”. Voice Synthesis Technology had been developed to the stage that anyone’s voice could be imitated. Torturers could easily transmit synthesized voice into the human brain with electromagnetic waves. The "voices" could imitate anyone's voices. These “voices” could sound as if they come from upstairs neighbor or nearby houses; or come from some houses.
Some doubts of some victims
(1) Doubt 1: how can Torturers send sounds (or voices) and images into the victim's brain?
Microwave technology has been able to do that.
(2) Doubt 2: Victims can hear "the voices" which sounded like a friend or a neighbor.
Torturers can use Voice Synthesis technology to imitate anyone’s voices and easily transmit synthesized voices into the human brain by electromagnetic waves.
(3) Doubt 3: Torturers can force sleeping victims to "have a lot of dreams" by electromagnetic waves transmitting into the brain.
The development of the film has let us see the superb image synthesis technology. Torturers can transmit synthesized images into the brain by electromagnetic waves.
(4) Doubt 4: How can torturers lock a certain target with their microwave weapons?
Some technologies, such as dolphins echo technique can easily do that.
(5) Doubt 5: Many of the victims often referred some colleagues or friends or other people who had uttered small conflicts with them when they described their stories.
These victims thought those who had contradictions with them would have used such advanced technologies to torture and abuse them.
Some victims also mentioned some wrongs they had ever done. They thought that a certain government department would have used such advanced technologies to torture and abuse them because of such minor faults.
Torturers deliberately created and fed such delusions, so that victims might believe that those who had ever uttered little contradictories with them had involved in the persecuting. Torturers purposely made victims isolated. Torturers purposely made victims not be themselves.
(6) Doubt 6: Why can torturers attack victims no matter where victims are---in the airplane, underground, under water…..?
Electromagnetic waves have wide applications in many fields, Such as electromagnetic geological exploration, satellites geological exploration, and others.
As the extensive uses of the electromagnetic waves in these areas, we know the electromagnetic technologies in the military areas are far more advanced than in the field of civilian aspects. Electromagnetic waves are able to detect the brain waves remotely.
It is possible nowadays to read someone's mind by remotely measuring their brain activity, researchers have shown. This technique can even extract information from individuals that they are unaware of themselves.
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Dew Escapes Death Sentence, Gets Life
Dave Brannen, News Director
February 2, 2001 5:55 AM
It's life in prison for the convicted killer of Ormond Beach resident, Donald Barton. In fact, 20-year old Jason Dew was handed two consecutive life sentences, one for killing the 39-year old street-sweeper and a second for robbing him. The jury opted for the life recommendation and the judge went along when he sentenced the North Carolina man. Dew claimed he heard voices that told him to kill the man. 20-year old Billy Ray Aaron, the other man accused in the July, 1999 slaying, is expected to go on trial in the coming months.
Published by The [Nashville] Tennessean -- Thursday, 7/29/99
School shooting defendant quoted as saying he heard voices
By Associated Press
A Lincoln County High School student charged with killing a classmate "heard voices" in the weeks before the shooting, a child psychiatrist testified yesterday. Jacob Davis, 19, is on trial in Nashville for charges that he gunned down Robert Nicholas "Nick" Creson, 18, in the school's parking lot on May 19, 1998, a few days before they were to graduate. William Kenner of Nashville testified for the defense that Davis was "losing touch with reality" in the days before the shooting. He said the teen-ager was depressed because his girlfriend was sleeping with Creson and he was exhausted from juggling his job, his romance and his school work.
The voices were "very loud" after a confrontation between the two in a drama class that day, Kenner said, "and seem to have precipitated these actions." "These actions," included Davis driving home to get the .22-caliber rifle and returning to school. He waited for Creson in the back parking lot and shot him three times.
Davis then sat on the ground with his head in his hands until he was arrested. The defense team is trying to show that Davis suffered "diminished mental capacity" at the time of the shooting that made him unable to form the intent required for first-degree murder. If the jury agrees, it could convict Davis of a lesser crime such as second-degree murder or voluntary homicide.
State psychologists called by the prosecution disputed Kenner's finding that Davis was suffering from severe depression with psychotic features, those features being the voices he heard in his head. The state's psychologists said Davis was depressed, but rejected the psychotic features contention.
"He said he heard voices calling his name," said Dr. Rokeya Farooque from the Middle Tennessee Mental Health Institute. "Voices calling his name is not indicative of a major mental illness." The prosecution introduced a letter written in March, two months before the shooting, in which Davis said he wanted to hear Creson's skin "tear and pop" while he, Davis, recited lyrics by the pop band Smashing Pumpkins.
"I want to put a three-inch diameter hole is his chest," Davis wrote. In another letter, according to Assistant District Attorney Eddie Bernard, he wrote: "I lust to kill him."
Bernard noted Davis has an IQ of about 130, was a top student and had been offered an academic scholarship to Mississippi State University. He noted that hearing voices was first mentioned by Kenner, not volunteered by Davis.
"You're telling me somebody with a 130 IQ is sitting in jail facing first-degree murder charges, and you ask him if he's hearing voices, he isn't smart enough to say 'yes?' " Bernard asked Kenner.
Kenner said he did not think Davis was making it up. State psychologists agreed they had found Davis to be open and honest during their evaluation of him.
Kenner testified Davis told him he had been emotionally devastated the night before the shooting. He said Davis was with his girlfriend shopping at a Wal-Mart for a pregnancy test. The girl told Davis she'd shopped in the same place for the same reason with Creson just weeks earlier, during a time she and Davis had been dating.
"He was literally floored," Kenner said, describing Davis as deeply hurt, crying on the floor of the Wal-Mart.
©Copyright 2000 News Tribune
Friday, January 14, 2000
Jury rejects insanity defense, convicts teen of killing his mother
CLAYTON, MO. (AP) -- A jury early today convicted a St. Louis County teen-ager of first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of his mother, rejecting an insanity defense. Vincent Greer, 17, was also found guilty of assault for shooting and wounding his father. And, he was found guilty of two counts of armed criminal action. Sentencing will be Feb. 18. The jury recommended life in prison.
The jury in St. Louis County Circuit Court returned its verdict at 12:25 a.m. today, after 12 hours of deliberations. The deliberations followed two hours of closing arguments by St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch and defense attorneys Brad Kessler and John Hullverson.
At 7:15 a.m. Nov. 26, 1997, Greer, then 15, ambushed his father, Stanley Greer, in the basement of their home in St. Ann; He then smashed through a glass patio door into the kitchen, put a rifle to the head of his mother, Donna Greer, 36, and shot her.
The facts of the shooting were unchallenged by the defense. The issue facing the jury was Greer's mental state. Both sides agreed that Greer suffered from a mental illness, and mental health experts from both sides said Greer knew at the time he was shooting his parents.
To find Greer innocent, McCulloch told the jurors, they had to find not only that Greer suffered from a mental illness but that he was "incapable of knowing the wrongfulness of his conduct."
"Obviously, a perfectly normal, well-adjusted 15-year-old doesn't shoot his parents," said McCulloch, who argued that Greer shot his parents for "a completely stupid reason. An adolescent thought: I'm grounded; I'm in trouble with my parents. It will be easier if I do all this."
Hullverson, however, put the case another way.
"Did he shoot his parents because he didn't want to be under their rules or was his mind taken away from him by a mental illness that he did not ask to have?"
Added Kessler: "Donna Greer was a good mom. She was a good person. She was killed by a mental disease."
Kessler said the defense had shown Vincent Greer's yearlong downward slide from an "All-American boy" to a victim of schizophrenia. He cited the testimony of Stanley Greer; Vincent Greer's sister, Lindsay; other relatives; friends; teachers; and two psychiatrists.
As part of his mental illness, Kessler said, Vincent Greer heard voices and those "command hallucinations" told him to kill his parents.
McCulloch relied on the testimony of Patricia Carter, a psychologist, who ruled out schizophrenia and concluded Vincent Greer understood right from wrong.
"You might as well be a weatherman when you try to predict a mental illness," said McCulloch of the psychiatric testimony in the case. "The question is: Was he incapable of knowing what he did was wrong?"
Psychiatrist says teen unable to aid in defense
Patrick Lee Harned, charged in the killing of a 7-year-old girl, faces 2 counts of aggravated murder
The [Portland] Oregonian
Wednesday, February 9, 2000
By Jonathan Nelson, Correspondent, The Oregonian
ASTORIA -- A psychiatrist testified Tuesday that anti-psychotic drugs have quieted the voices in Patrick Lee Harned's head but that the Astoria teen still can't help his lawyers defend him.
Dr. William Sack said the drugs he recently prescribed for Harned are helping. But Sack said he doubts Harned would be able to assist his lawyers at trial a year from now.
Sack's testimony came during a hearing to determine whether Harned, 17, is competent to stand trial on two counts of aggravated murder in connection with the Feb. 11, 1999, slaying of 7-year-old Ashley Ann Carlson. Harned's lawyers have said if their client goes to trial they intend to use a mental defect defense. The hearing is scheduled to continue today.
Police say Harned strangled Carlson, then buried her body under the floorboards in his parents' home.
Sack concluded Harned is showing early signs of schizophrenia after the teen talked of hearing voices telling him to kill. Sack said he thinks Harned's mental state has deteriorated in the past year.
But Clatsop County District Attorney Josh Marquis suggested Harned's behavior is consistent with someone charged with such a serious crime. Marquis repeatedly emphasized that in numerous medical examinations Harned talked of being released in three years if he is found mentally incompetent to stand trial. Marquis said Harned's recitation of the law demonstrates he not only understands the charges against him but also what it would take to beat them.
"What is the difference between a person telling lies and someone who is delusional?" Marquis asked Sack. "How do you tell the difference?"
"It's difficult," Sack acknowledged.
In Angleton, testimony is scheduled to begin today in the capital-murder trial of a Houston man accused of shooting 4 people to death in 1996.
Virgil Martinez, 29, a former security guard, was arrested at a mental hospital in Kerrville 2 weeks after killing his ex-girlfriend, her two young children and another man during a shooting rampage near Alvin, authorities say.
Veronica Fuentes, 27, her 3-year-old daughter, Casandra, 5-year-old son, Joshua, and John Gomez, an 18-year-old Houston man described as a family friend, were killed Oct. 1, 1996.
Neighbors and Brazoria County Sheriff's Department officials said the killings were linked to Fuentes' breakup with Martinez two months earlier. The 4 victims suffered multiple gunshot wounds, investigators said.
Authorities say Martinez fled to Del Rio after the shootings and then wound up in a mental hospital in Kerrville under an assumed name after he called Del Rio police to complain that he heard voices telling him to kill.
During jury selection last week, Martinez's court-appointed attorneys told prospective jurors that he denies any involvement in the slayings. A neighbor of the slain woman testified at a preliminary hearing in October 1996 that she heard Veronica Fuentes cry "No, Virgil" before she saw him shoot Fuentes in the yard of Fuentes' mobile home.
A sheriff's deputy also testified at that time that John Gomez, shortly before he died, told him Fuentes' ex-boyfriend had shot him.
Jury selection in the case was completed Wednesday before state District Judge Ogden Bass, who has placed a gag order on attorneys involved in the case.
(source: Houston Chronicle)
From the Tulsa World
Nursing home employee charged in near-smothering
By From staff and wire reports
SPIRO -- A felony charge has been filed against a nursing home employee who allegedly told police that he heard voices telling him to smother a resident at the facility. John Patrick McKenzie, 33, of Stoney Point, is charged with assault and battery with intent to kill in the Feb. 1 incident.
A Spiro nursing home resident told a nurse that an employee had tried to smother him with a pillow. When police questioned McKenzie, he allegedly told them that he was upset because he couldn't find his time card. He also said he heard voices. McKenzie was being held in the LeFlore County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bail. A mental evaluation is planned.
MENTAL PATIENT KILLS NURSE, POLICE SAY TWO ELDERLY PATIENTS ALSO INJURED IN RAMPAGE
Palm Beach Post, Wednesday, April 11, 2001
by Colleen Mastony Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
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PORT ST. LUCIE - A mental patient who said he was sent by God to rid the world of bad people is accused of beating a nurse to death with his fists and injuring two other patients as he was being involuntarily committed to a hospital early Tuesday. An orderly said he had left nurse Alda Ellington, 47, alone with Alberto Serrano, 34, of Stuart after being called away to quiet a disturbance in another part of Savannas Hospital & Treatment Center.
When the orderly left, Serrano was calmly eating a tuna fish sandwich.
Ten minutes later another nurse saw him wandering the hallways. The orderly returned and found Ellington in a pool of blood inside the ward for severely disturbed patients.
Serrano was charged with first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder and is being held without bail at the St. Lucie County jail. In a separate incident three days before, Serrano had punched a patient unprovoked while in the waiting room of a different psychiatric hospital, New Horizons in St. Lucie County, while he was waiting to be admitted there, according to a St. Lucie County Sheriff's report. Deputies arrested him on a misdemeanor charge of battery but released him the next day on $500 bond.
Ellington had stopped breathing by the time paramedics arrived at Savannas at 2:45 a.m. She sustained head injuries and died at the scene, according to paramedics. After the rescue crew left with Ellington, a staff member discovered two elderly patients had been beaten while sleeping in their unlocked rooms.
Olive Simpson, 75, of Wellington was in critical condition at St. Lucie Medical Center Tuesday night. Elizabeth Scott, 64, of Port St. Lucie, was treated at the St. Lucie Medical Center for a broken nose and released back to Savannas.
Deputies found Serrano, 34, of 2917 Delmar Ave., soaking wet and quietly sitting in a chair outside the hospital. He had jumped in a nearby pond after the attack.
Serrano answered basic questions and gave police his name and age in a low, unwavering voice. Asked what happened, he said, "I don't know." His swollen hands had deep cuts on the knuckles.
Though he later confessed, officials were not sure whether that statement would be admissable in court because of questions surrounding his competency. "If he is found to be insane, then you could never prosecute," Assistant State Attorney Lynn Park said at a news conference Tuesday.
"Whether they know right from wrong, that's the basic issue." Police had taken Serrano to New Horizons of the Treasure Coast on Friday, according to Serrano's girlfriend Nadia Pena, 27. Friends in a house where he had been staying called police after Serrano woke them up in the middle of the night, yelling "things from the Bible," preaching to and slapping them, Pena said. The friends refused to press charges, so Serrano was taken to New Horizons, Pena said.
Out to punish 'bad people' "He always said the same thing," Pena said. "(He said:) 'Don't worry about anything because I'm going to take care of all the bad people in the world' " Bad people were those who "did not follow God's rules . . . like fornicators, child abusers, drug addicts, his wife," Pena said. Serrano was separated from his wife, according to Pena. She had known Serrano for three months.
Pena bailed Serrano out of the St. Lucie jail Saturday after the incident at New Horizons. "He was fine. He was very happy to see me," she said. New Horizons chief operating officer John Romano declined to comment on the incident.
Serrano also seemed fine on Monday when Pena arrived home from work about 8:30 p.m. She drove him back to his apartment and was about to leave when she found him in the bathroom with a knife. "He said, 'God is calling me and he wants me to do it,' " Pena said. She took him to Martin Memorial Medical Center about 12:30 a.m.
Doctors there were familiar with him, Pena said, and they decided to transfer him to Savannas Hospital under the Baker Act, which allows officials to involuntarily commit a person who has been determined to be a threat to himself or others. Pena followed the transport car to Savannas Hospital. When Serrano arrived shortly after 2 a.m., the nurse at the intake station was busy with another patient. She asked orderly James Chambers, 32, to take Serrano back to the intensive treatment ward, Chambers said.
Serrano was calm and cooperative as Chambers led him to the ward, in an isolated section of the hospital, and searched him for weapons, Chambers said. Serrano said he was hungry and Chambers gave him a tuna fish sandwich. "This guy was calm and cool," Chambers said. Chambers was the only male staff member on-duty that night, he said.
Serrano seemed passive, and it seemed safe to leave him with Ellington when Chambers was called to another unit, Chambers said.
About 10 minutes later, another nurse called to report seeing a strange man wandering the halls and trying to unlock the door in another ward.
Chambers went to investigate and found Ellington. Serrano had used Ellington's keys to escape the locked ward.
There is no alarm button to signal an emergency on the ward, sheriff's officials said. The ward's heavy doors and isolated location would have prevented anyone from hearing a struggle, Chambers said. Savannas Hospital, a 70-bed facility owned by Liberty Management Group, released the following statement Tuesday: "We are deeply saddened by the death of a staff member. Mental illness is a devastating, often chronic illness, which requires staff dedication and compassion. This particular staff member had a deep commitment to treating mental health patients and had worked in this field for the last 25 years."
Meanwhile, friends mourned Ellington. "Alda was the nicest person you ever want to meet," Chambers said. "She was always smiling." A native of Jamaica, she had moved to Port St. Lucie about 12 years ago from New York City. She had worked as a nurse at the Regional Juvenile Detention Center in Fort Pierce until a year ago, when she started working the night shift at Savannas Hospital. She had married in 1993 and divorced in 1997, according to county records. Since then she lived alone. She did not have any children, but kept a wide circle of friends.
Alcohol leads to arrests
Serrano has a criminal history that includes driving under the influence of alcohol in 1998 and 1994, carrying a concealed weapon in 1989, and several traffic violations over the past decade. Reports indicate he was under the influence of alcohol in most cases, and several mention that he was violent either before or after his arrest. A native of Puerto Rico, he has worked as a carpenter and roofer for more than a dozen years, primarily in Martin County. Friends said he was currently working for Piper Aircraft in Vero Beach.
He was married twice and has an 8-year-old daughter with his second wife, Kimberly, court records show. In 1991, Serrano wrote a letter to a Martin County judge saying he had been hospitalized for mental problems for three months and was experiencing financial problems.
In 1995, after he was charged with violating a probation term stemming from his drunken-driving conviction, Serrano's wife wrote a letter stating her husband had suffered from "mental as well as physical illnesses" which caused him to lose a job.
"Alberto is a very fine and respectable person," his wife, Kimberly, wrote. "He has his faults, but he is a good person. He has never been in any major trouble before."
Staff writers Teresa Lane, Nirvi Shah, Jim Reeder, Jill Taylor and Pat Moore contributed to this story.
Crippled Traveler is awarded $3.5M
United Press International
NEWARK - More than $3.5 million in damages has been awarded in the case of a commuter who was crippled in a Penn Station shooting by a deranged woman nearly four years ago.
After an eight-day trial in U.S. District Court, the jury Friday found Amtrak, the station's former owner, and Port Authority TransHudson Corporation, operator of the PATH commuter line, negligent for failing to provide adequate security.
The victim, a former Brooklyn resident, was leaving a restroom in the downtown Newark station to take a PATH train to New York on Jan. 21, 1981, when a bullet hit her in the back of the neck, severing her spinal cord.
Her lawyer, Arthur Miller, said she never saw her attacker, Waynetta Cockrell, 26, who was declared innocent by reason of insanity in May and committed to a state hospital.
Beatrice Dong, 33, of Oakland, Calif., a quadriplegic who has some use of her hands, was en route to her job as a computer programmer in San Francisco when the verdict was returned Friday morning on the second day of deliberations.
Co-counsel James Hely said his client was "shocked" and happy to learn the jury awarded her $2.8 million in damages.
Her husband, Harvey Dong, a typesetter, was awarded $750,000, and lawyers said the couple, who have three children, would receive about $1.5 million in interest since 1981.
Testimony showed Cockrell, who was diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic, arrived by bus that day from Louisville, Ky., five months after she was released from a mental hospital with no medication or follow up.
Arthur Miller said psychiatric experts for both sides agreed she was "commanded by voices telling her to shoot someone," but disagreed on whether the presence of uniformed officers could have prevented the shooting.
Amtrak lawyers argued the crime was "absolutely unforeseeable and unavoidable," and called police officers to testify there were no overt signs that Cockrell was dangerous.
Donald Volkert, who represented Amtrak and PATH, said the verdict will be appealed if a motion for a new trial is denied.
Using crime reports compiled by Amtrak police, the Dongs' lawyers argued the defendants were aware the state's largest and busiest station was a "combat zone," but failed to take proper steps to safeguard commuters.
Arthur Miller said 307 incidents, ranging from armed robbery and assault to bomb threats, were reported by Amtrak employees at the station in 1980.
Driver Charged With Murder in Deaths
Of Four California Pedestrians
Monday, February 26, 2001
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — Prosecutors charged a college freshman with four counts of murder and other crimes Monday for allegedly running down pedestrians with his car in a neighborhood near the University of California, Santa Barbara.
David E. Attias, 18, accused of being behind the wheel of a car that killed four people and injured a fifth as it barreled down an Isla Vista street Friday night, was scheduled for arraignment on 13 felony counts Tuesday in Santa Barbara County Superior Court.
Attias, of Santa Monica, was charged with four counts of murder, four counts of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, and five counts of driving while under the influence of drugs and causing great bodily injury.
The scene of victims strewn on the street and Attias fighting with other young men before his arrest was videotaped by a local cameraman.
Attias, who was held without bail, is the son of Daniel Attias, who has directed episodes of Ally McBeal, The Practice and The Sopranos.
The Attias family could not be reached for comment Monday despite several calls to their Santa Monica home. Officials said that Attias was being represented by a Los Angeles lawyer, but his identity was not made immediately available.
Killed in the crash were Nicholas Shaw Bourdakis and Christopher Edward Divis, both 20 and UCSB students; Ruth Dasha Golda Levy, 20, a Santa Barbara City College student; and Elie Israel, 27, of San Francisco.
Levy's older brother, Albert Arthur Levy, 27, remained in critical condition Monday after multiple surgeries.
Albert Levy was in town from San Francisco, where he lived with Israel, to visit his sister, said sheriff's Lt. Mike Burridge.
Witnesses said Attias got out of the car and shouted, "I am the angel of death!" the Santa Barbara News-Press reported. Police said they could not confirm the report.
Neighbors and fellow students in newspaper reports described Attias as a loner with a hyperactive nature. He was known as "Crazy Dave" in the private 10-story dormitory where he lived near campus.
They said Attias would barge into rooms, follow people into elevators for companionship and invite himself into dining groups at the cafeteria.
"He was always fidgeting. He looked like he was kind of whacked-out," neighbor Zack Chancer told the Los Angeles Times.
A freshman told the Times and the Santa Barbara paper that Attias made claims of speaking with God and sometimes acted erratically. He also had become a recent fan of techno music and played it loudly at the dorm.
Attias, who has not declared a major, graduated from Concord High School in Santa Monica last year.
"He was a very regular student and did what he was supposed to do," said Susan Packer Davis, 49, administrator of the school. "He didn't cause any scenes and did not do anything untoward at all."
A candlelight service was scheduled for Monday night at Isla Vista and a memorial service will be held Thursday at Storke Plaza on the UCSB campus.
Students have organized distribution of yellow ribbons to remember the victims, said school spokeswoman Joan Magruder.
"I've been on this campus for 20 years and I've never seen anything like this," Magruder said. "Students start crying when they see the flag at half-staff. There is so much grief and they are so traumatized by it. ... Students are walking with their head down and I haven't heard one bit of laughter at all today."
Thursday, March 25, 1999
Man is found guilty in death of ABC agent
Jury also finds defendant mentally ill, sets 20-year term for slaying on parkway
EDDYVILLE -- A jury recommended a 20-year prison sentence yesterday for a Paducah man found guilty but mentally ill in the shooting death of a state Alcoholic Beverage Control officer.
The Lyon Circuit Court jury recommended the maximum sentence after finding Timothy R. Doyle guilty but mentally ill late Tuesday night on a charge of first-degree manslaughter for killing ABC agent Brandon Thacker.
``We're very grateful to the jury for ... agreeing that the maximum sentence should be imposed,'' said Lyon Commonwealth's Attorney G.L. Ovey.
Formal sentencing was scheduled for May 3 before Judge Bill Cunningham.
Under the guilty-but-mentally-ill verdict, a defendant is sentenced to prison with a request that he receive treatment. State corrections officials ultimately decide a defendant's mental status and whether it merits treatment.
The recommended sentence would mean that Doyle would serve at least 10 years in prison before being eligible for a parole hearing, Ovey said.
The jury deliberated nearly 121/2 hours Tuesday before returning its verdict in the shooting of Thacker last April 16. Thacker, 27, of Louisville, was shot with a .44-caliber handgun while trying to stop Doyle on the Western Kentucky Parkway.
Doyle has a history of mental illness, and the defense contended that Doyle believed Thacker was about to harm him and another ABC agent.
After a weeklong trial, the jury had the option of finding Doyle innocent, innocent by reason of insanity, guilty but mentally ill or guilty. They were given instructions on murder, first- and second-degree manslaughter and reckless homicide. The last two included elements of self-defense.
The facts in the case were largely undisputed. On April 16, 1998, Doyle shadowed Thacker and two other ABC agents on the parkway in Lyon County as the agents' convoy of unmarked cars traveled from Paducah to Henderson. Doyle, who was diagnosed paranoid schizophrenic, was delusional, said his attorney, Mark Stanziano. Doyle believed he had stumbled on an attempt by Thacker to kidnap Jennifer Shearer, a female agent driving in front of him, Stanziano said.
The ABC agents had grown wary of Doyle's weaving in and out of their convoy for about 30 miles, and Thacker had radioed to colleagues that he intended to stop Doyle.
Doyle pulled alongside Thacker's unmarked cruiser and fired three shots from a .44-caliber Magnum pistol he had bought 18 months earlier. Doyle testified he thought Thacker had pointed a gun at him and he feared for his life.
But Ovey said no one but Doyle believed Thacker was brandishing a pistol.
Death Penalty News -- Tuesday, 4-28-98
The man accused of gunning down a Millbrae police officer Saturday has a history of mental illness, including a 5-month stay at Atascadero State Hospital. He also has a criminal record dating back to 1974, according to court documents.
Until 3 days ago, Marvin Patrick Sullivan's arrests were for relatively minor crimes -- possession of homemade weapons, sending threatening letters, grand theft and shoplifting. But today, prosecutors plan to arraign Sullivan, 43, a San Francisco truck driver, on charges that could carry a death sentence.
"We want the district attorney to seek the death penalty," said Millbrae police Chief Mike Parker. "Hopefully he'll be executed for what he did."
Sullivan is accused of firing 40 rounds during a routine traffic stop. Officer David Chetcuti, a 43-year-old motorcycle police veteran, was killed during the shootout. Several rounds pierced his bullet-proof vest.
Prosecutors charged Sullivan this afternoon in San Mateo County with 1st-degree murder, attempted murder, possession of explosives and the killing of a police officer -- a special allegation that carries a minimum sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole.
But some believe that Sullivan's mental history may keep him from standing trial.
"I would be very surprised if he was or is not at this time totally nuts," said attorney Charles Robinson, who was appointed by the court to defend Sullivan in a local shoplifting case last year. "All I can tell you is that he is delusional, and that this would fit into the delusions he was suffering in '97."
Sullivan, who also used the name Black Beard, was arrested Jan. 5, 1997, for stealing at a Home Depot in San Carlos. Sullivan was concealing a bayonet while lifting items from the store, according to court documents.
He later told court-appointed psychiatrists that he needed the bayonet to protect himself while on a secret mission. The doctors diagnosed him as delusional and the court deemed him not competent to stand trial.
Sullivan was committed to a psychiatric unit and eventually pleaded no contest to 2 misdemeanors.
2 years earlier, Sullivan was released from psychiatric care at Atascadero State Hospital, where he was held for 5 months for sending a threatening letter to Municipal Court clerks in Tracy.
Prosecutors alleged that although the rambling note was cryptic, Sullivan was threatening to kill the staff for sending him a failure-to-appear notice on a traffic matter.
Sullivan admitted to police that he sent similar letters to the Secret Service, the FBI and President Clinton, said San Joaquin Assistant District Attorney James Willett. He claimed that he had links to high-ranking Mafia officials, Satan and "anti-Rockefeller Republicans," according to court records.
Doctors diagnosed him as a paranoid schizophrenic, and said he suffered from delusional disorder, the documents state. The court found him not competent to stand trial and ordered him to the custody of Atascadero.
Hospital officials later deemed him fit to stand trial, but a judge dismissed the case, saying that the contents of the letter were too vague to be considered threatening.
Officials here are concerned that Sullivan's past mental state may play a big role in his defense in Chetcuti's death.
"We will devote whatever resources are necessary to see that justice is done," said San Mateo District Attorney Jim Fox.
Chetcuti is the first San Mateo County officer killed in the line of duty since rookie East Palo Alto Officer Joel Davis was shot to death in 1988.
Chetcuti had rushed to the Millbrae Avenue exit that morning to back up a San Bruno officer who had called for help during the traffic stop. Sullivan, whose car registration had expired, opened fire on the 2 officers with a homemade automatic weapon, according to police. After arresting Sullivan, deputies searched his hotel room in San Francisco's South of Market district, uncovering rifle parts, gunpowder, blasting caps and other bomb-making paraphernalia, Parker said.
Sullivan later confessed to San Mateo County sheriff's deputies that he killed Chetcuti, but would not discuss where he was headed that morning or what he was doing with the explosives, Parker said.
(source: San Francisco Chronicle)
MAN CHASED, BEATEN OVER FONDLING GIRL
Palm Beach Post, Wednesday, March 17, 1999
by Lillian Weis Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
Page number 5B
WEST PALM BEACH - Neighbors caught and beat a 44-year-old man Tuesday after he grabbed and fondled an 8-year-old girl in the 600 block of 55th Street, police said. Ernest Shaw of 615 58th St. was in police custody Tuesday after he was treated for cuts to his head at St. Mary's Medical Center. He was being held at the county jail Yuesday night on charges of lewd assault on a child, and false imprisonment, police said.
The girl, who had been in-line skating, was unharmed, police spokeswoman Dena Peterson said. Shaw's family said he is schizophrenic. ``I've been begging for help, and I can't get it,'' said Shaw's mother, Ruby Harvey. ``He is in no shape to be walking around in the streets. But he's not violent.''
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