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By Gary M. Lavergne

On August 1, 1966, Charles Joseph Whitman ascended the collage of Texas Tower and devoted what used to be then the biggest simultaneous mass homicide in American background. He gunned down forty-five humans inside of and round the Tower earlier than he used to be killed by way of Austin law enforcement officials. throughout the past night he had killed his spouse and mom, bringing the full to 16 humans useless and a minimum of thirty-one wounded. The murders spawned debates over matters which nonetheless plague the United States this present day: household violence, baby abuse, drug abuse, army indoctrination, the madness security, and the fragile stability among civil liberties and public protection. "An remarkable activity of chronicling essentially the most major situations within the annals of yankee crime. . . . Lavergne skillfully researched, documented, and analyzed a case that during many ways outlined the concept that of ‘mass homicide’ . . . will most probably develop into a vintage in anyone’s library of precise crime editions."--James Alan Fox, Dean of legal Justice, Northeastern collage, Boston, Massachusetts, and an expert on mass murder

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