Jake Bird-Diego

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By Diego Murga
When it came time for
Bird to say his final
words, he said;“I’m
putting the Jake Bird
hex on all of you who
had anything to do
with my being
punished. Mark my
words you will die
before I do”. Within a
year, six men
connected with Bird’s
trial died.
1. The judge died of
a heart attack a
month after handing
down the sentence.
2. One of Bird’s
lawyers died a year
later
3. A police officer
who recorded Bird’s
second confession
died in January
1948.
4. The officer who
took Bird’s first
confession also died
of a heart attack
5.One of Bird’s
prison guards died
shortly after that
6.The court’s chief
clerk died shortly
afterwards
Jake Bird was
buried in an
unmarked
grave in the
prison
cemetery,
identified only
as convict No.
At his confession Bird would claim a body-count
approaching one victim for each year of his life.
•Even Bird confessed he had killed about 44
•Orlando, Florida;
victims, 11 cases where solved thanks to his
•Portage, Wisconsin.
declaration.
•Police in Houston suspected Bird murdering
•Starting with the ax murders of two women at Mrs. Harry Richardson there,
•Chicago authorities found a body retrieved
Evanston, Illinois, in 1942.
• Other victims were confirmed in Louisville, from lake Michigan, five miles south of
Kenosha.
Kentucky;
•Los Angeles detectives suspected of Bird from
•Omaha, Nebraska;
killing black youth and a
•Kansas city, Kansas;
• Jewish grocer,
•Sioux falls, south Dakota;
•New York city he was linked to the robbery
• Cleveland, Ohio;
and murder of a deli owner.
Psychiatrists examined bird in
jail and labeled him a
, developing
from the sight of
women
in terror.
In the tested cases by the
police, most of Bird’s victims
were
, most were
, and the majority had
been killed with
or
in their
.
Bird wasn’t stranger to a life
of crime. His criminal record
included
, assaults,
attempted murder, and
murder. He had already
served about
in
various prisons for his crimes
power
Ps
yc
ho
tic
There is not much
known about Jake
Bird’s early childhood,
but he left home at the
age of 19,creating an
unstable environment
for Jake. At some point
He might have felt
isolated and might
have cause him to
have certain
resentment towards
society.
His economy also
played a very
important role in his
serial killer mind. As he
needed money to
travel from city to city.
Most of his
assassinations where
robberies that turned
complicated.
MENTAL
•Psychotic
•Hedonistic, as he felt pleasure
by killing his victims.
•Economic Gain
•Sexual In Nature
Bird’s victims
where almost all
white female,
and the majority
showed signs of
sexual abuse.
He also killed to
satisfy himself as
he became
addicted to
murder.
Fin
ILLNESS
anc
ial
Jake had metal illness, he
was declared a Psychopath ,
but he did show remorse on a
letter he wrote before his
death. Bird, eventually
became addicted to killing
and started killing for
pleasure.
Gain
ax
GRATE LAKES
•http://www.hubpages.com/hub/SerialKiller-Jake-Bird
•http://www.historylink.org/index.
•http://www.angelfire.com/oz/uv/jakeb
ird
•http://www.truecrimelibrary.com/crim
e_series_show.php?series_number=13&i
d=705
•http://www.crimezzz.net/serialkillers/B/
BIRD_jake.php

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