Charles Starkweather
spree killer
Charles Starkweather
Charles Raymond Starkweather was an American teenaged spree killer who murdered eleven people, all but one during a two-month road trip with his 14-year-old girlfriend, Caril Ann Fugate, in Nebraska and Wyoming. The couple was captured on January 29, 1958. Starkweather was executed seventeen months later, while Fugate served 17 years in prison.
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Top 10 Banned Movies [Caution: Disturbing Videos] - International Business Times
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The film was a spec-screenplay written by Quentin Tarantino, who based the movie on the lives of Charles Starkweather and Caril Fugate; two lovers who embarked on a vicious murder spree. The movie was banned completely in Ireland,
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Summer's end at the Castro - Bay Area Reporter
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(8/26) Badlands Loosely based on a real-life crime spree (Charles Starkweather), Malick's auspicious 1973 debut feels very much of a piece with its bratty film-school contemporaries. Nestled somewhere between the genre-revising, blood-spattered visual
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Ben on Film - 'Tree of Life' causes a stir at Cinematique - StarNewsOnline.com
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... Phi Beta Kappa who went on to earn an MFA in film, Malick made his mark with "Badlands" (1973) starring a young Martin Sheen and a very young Sissy Spacek in a tale of teen angst inspired by the career of 1950s spree killer Charles Starkweather
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Sherpa's Top 10: Best Sissy Spacek movies - STLtoday.com
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Terence Malick's debut film is based on the Charles Starkweather-Carol Ann Fugate murder spree in the late 1950s. 3. In The Bedroom (2001) Ruth Fowler: This excellent indie film stars Spacek as the mother of a young man who falls in with a woman with a
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Construction to begin on path linking school, Rancho Mirage library - The Desert Sun
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“When it arrives, you'll get the check,” said Steve McAdams, representing developer Charles Starkweather and landowner J. Patrick Kennedy. Eventually, the bridge could also be used by Five Peaks hotel guests and shoppers to get to The River and other
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Teenage Murder Cases Among Females - WOWT
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Take the famous Charles Starkweather case, where then 14 year old Caril Ann Fugate was found guilty of first degree murder. “Have you thought much about if you were convicted that you might go to the electric chair?” a reporter asked in 1958
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Way back when: Today in history - Tulsa World
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Mass murderer Charles Starkweather, 20, died in the electric chair at the Nebraska state penitentiary for a killing rampage 18 months earlier. Starkweather confessed to 11 killings, including 14-year-old girlfriend Caril Fugate's mother, stepfather and
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Avec Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek - AlloCiné
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Celui de Charles Starkweather et Caril Fugate*. Martin Sheen incarne un Kits nonchalant à la gâchette facile. Il supprime quiconque se dresse sur son chemin. Impossible de trouver une raison à son comportement, on ne nous en donne pas
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Focus on Terrence Malick: Badlands - Paste Magazine
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The basic plot of Badlands was drawn from Charles Starkweather's murder spree with his girlfriend in 1958, but other than an older man and a young girl killing a bunch of people there isn'ta huge link. In essence it's closer to a retelling of Arthur
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Omaha Time Capsule - Omaha World-Herald
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Fugate was the companion of Charles Starkweather during a 1958 murder spree that left 10 people dead. She was only 14 years old at the time of the murder spree and claimed she was held captive by Starkweather, not an accomplice
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'Tree of Life' spends too much time philosophizing rather than exploring ... - Las Vegas Review-Journal
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Here are the other four: "Badlands" (1973) -- Malick's stunning feature debut, inspired by the real-life 1958 killing spree of Charles Starkweather and Caril -Ann Fugate, follows a young garbage collector (Martin Sheen) and his girlfriend (Sissy
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A Bloody Good Time 06.16.11: Real Life Serial Killer Films - 411mania.com
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That kicked off a trend that featured all the "big" names (Bundy, Gacy, Dahmer) and then some of the lesser known ones like BTK(which had two films dedicated to him), Green River Killer and Charles Starkweather. Four of these were directed by Ulli
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Revoir "La Balade sauvage" et cerner Terrence Malick - Le Monde
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En 1958, un certain Charles Starkweather assassine la famille de sa petite amie Caril Fugate, et s'enfuit avec elle. Il sera condamné à la chaise électrique. Caril avait déclaré avoir été prise en otage par son amant. Elle participa à la construction
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Viskningar och värld - Göteborgs-Posten
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Den berättelsen har sin dokumentära bas i den Charles Starkweather som trodde han var en James Dean men slutade i elektriska stolen. Bruce Springsteen gav honom sin bedrövade tolkning i Nebraska (1982) och Oliver Stone en gonzoversion i Natural born
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5 longtime journalists to be inducted Saturday into Omaha Press Club's hall of ... - Daily Journal
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They inductees are: Ninette Beaver, the KMTV-TV reporter who got the only interview of killer Charles Starkweather, who was executed in 1959; John Gottschalk, former president and publisher of the Omaha World-Herald; former WOWT-TV reporter Gary Kerr;
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Mullingar man's book about Springsteen set for release - Westmeath Examiner
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... a stark soundtrack to an economic downturn in America not seen since the Great Depression, a kind of noir album that evoked the southern gothic literature of Flannery O'Connor and invoked the ghost of fifties' serial killer Charles Starkweather
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Today in Nebraska history for June - Greenfield Daily Reporter
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1976 — Caril Ann Fugate, who rode with mass murderer Charles Starkweather during his 1958 murder spree, was given parole. 1873 — The Keith County Board of Commissioners met for the first time and appointed Tom Lonergan probate judge
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Charles Starkweather
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  • 1959
    Starkweather's electrocution in 1959 was the last execution in Nebraska until 1994.
    More Details Hide Details Starkweather was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, the third of seven children of Guy and Helen Starkweather. The Starkweathers were a poor but respectable family of working-class background. Guy Starkweather was by all accounts a mild-mannered man; he was a carpenter who was often unemployed due to rheumatoid arthritis in his hands. During Guy's periods of unemployment, Helen Starkweather supplemented the family's income as a waitress. Starkweather attended Saratoga Elementary School, Irving Junior High School, and Lincoln High School. In contrast to his family life, Starkweather remembered nothing positive of his time at school. Starkweather was born with genu varum, a mild birth defect that caused his legs to be misshapen. He also suffered from a speech impediment, which led to constant teasing by classmates. The only subject which Starkweather excelled at was gym. It was in gym class where he found a physical outlet for his growing rage against those who bullied him. Starkweather used his newfound physicality to begin bullying those who had once bullied him, and soon his rage stretched beyond those who had bullied him to anyone whom he happened to dislike. Starkweather soon went from being considered one of the most well-behaved teenagers in the community to one of the most troubled. His high school friend Bob von Busch would later recall:He could be the kindest person you've ever seen. He'd do anything for you if he liked you.
  • 1958
    Starkweather chose to be extradited to Nebraska and he and Fugate arrived there in late January 1958.
    More Details Hide Details He believed that either state would have executed him. He was not aware that the Governor of Wyoming at the time was an opponent of the death penalty. Starkweather first claimed Fugate was captured by him and had nothing to do with the murders; however, he changed his story several times, finally testifying at Fugate's trial that she was a willing participant. Fugate has always maintained that Starkweather was holding her hostage by threatening to kill her family, claiming she was unaware they were already dead. Judge Harry A. Spencer did not believe Fugate was held hostage by Starkweather, as she had had numerous opportunities to escape. When Starkweather was first brought in to the Nebraska penitentiary he stated that he believed that he was supposed to die and that if he was executed, then Fugate should be too.
    On January 21, 1958, Starkweather went to Fugate's home.
    More Details Hide Details Fugate was not there, and after Fugate's mother and stepfather, Velda and Marion Bartlett, told him to stay away, Starkweather killed them with his shotgun, then killed their two-year-old daughter Betty Jean by strangling and stabbing her. After Fugate arrived, they hid the bodies behind the house. They remained in the house until shortly before the police, alerted by Fugate's suspicious grandmother, arrived on January 27. Starkweather and Fugate drove to the Bennet, Nebraska, farmhouse of seventy-year-old August Meyer, a family friend. Starkweather killed him with a shotgun blast to the head. He also killed Meyer's dog. Fleeing the area, Starkweather and Fugate drove their car into mud and abandoned the vehicle. When Robert Jensen and Carol King, two local teenagers, stopped to give them a ride, Starkweather forced them to drive back to an abandoned storm shelter in Bennet, where he shot Jensen in the back of the head. He then attempted to rape King but was unable to. He became angry with her and shot her to death. Starkweather later admitted shooting Jensen, but claimed that Fugate shot King. The two fled Bennet in Jensen's car.
    All but one of Starkweather's victims were killed between January 21 and January 29, 1958, the date of his arrest.
    More Details Hide Details During the murders committed in 1958, Starkweather was accompanied by his 14-year-old girlfriend, Caril Ann Fugate. Starkweather was executed 17 months after the events, and Fugate served 17 years in prison before her release in 1976. The Starkweather-Fugate spree has inspired several films, including The Sadist (1963), Badlands (1973), Kalifornia (1993), and Natural Born Killers (1994).
  • 1957
    Late on November 30, 1957, in Lincoln, Starkweather became angry at service station attendant Robert Colvert for refusing to sell him a stuffed animal on credit.
    More Details Hide Details He returned several times during the night to purchase small items, then finally, brandishing a shotgun, forced Colvert to hand over $100, then drove him to a remote area. After Colvert was injured during a struggle over the gun, Starkweather killed him with a shot to the head. Leaving the service station, he immediately confessed to Fugate that he had only robbed Colvert but that someone else had killed him. Fugate later told police that she did not believe Starkweather's story, but pretended to go along out of fear. Starkweather later claimed that after this first murder, he believed he had transcended his former self, reaching a new plane of existence in which he was outside the law and could commit any crime without guilt or fear of repercussion.
  • 1949
    Starkweather taught Fugate how to drive, and one day she crashed his 1949 Ford into another car.
    More Details Hide Details Starkweather's father paid the damages, as he was the owner of the vehicle. This caused an altercation between Starkweather and his father. Refusing to condone his son's behavior, he banished his son from the family home. Starkweather quit his job at the warehouse and became employed as a garbage collector for minimum wage. Starkweather began progressing towards his nihilistic views on life, believing that his current situation was the final determinant of how he would live the rest of his life. He used the garbage route to begin plotting bank robberies and finally conceived his own personal philosophy by which he lived the remainder of his life: "Dead people are all on the same level".
  • 1938
    Born on November 24, 1938.
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