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A Need to Kill
A Need to Kill
Author: Mark Pettit
ISBN-13: 9780804107853
ISBN-10: 0804107858
Publication Date: 3/2/1991
Pages: 202
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Publisher: Ivy Books
Book Type: Paperback
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In the Autumn of 1983, a 13 year old boy named Danny Joe Eberle set out on his regular paper route. But he never completed it. The discovery of his bound and stabbed body profoundly shocked and panicked the normally quiet town of Belluve, Nebraska, which had never known a crime of such monstrosity. FOr 116 days, parents, children and law officers lived in abject terror that the fiend would strike again, as a massive manhunt- involving both police and the FBI turned up few clues, less hope and eventually a second childs corpse.
But for John Joubert, a scoutmaster and Unite States airman, it had begun a long time ago. His obsessive fantaises of murder and his eventual "need to kill" dated back to his earliest childhood. For this sliight, unassuming youn man, barely older than the boys he murdered the impulse to take life was as strong and unrelenting as sexual desire. And finally it was all that could satisfy him.
Here in detail both rpellent and mesmerizing is the chilling account of the crimes of John Joubert, chronicled by the only journalist to speak with the convicted murder face to face. That his story is ture is what makes it utterly unforgetable.
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In the autumn of 1983, a thirteen year old boy named Danny Joe Eberle set out on his regular paper route. But he never completed it. The discovery of his bound and stabbed body profoundly shocked and panicked the normally quiet community of Bellevue, Nebraska, which had never known a crime of such monstrosity.