chapter  Chapter 11
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Unique Circumstances

ByMark Safarik, Katherine Ramsland

Some multicides fail to fit the criteria that would include them in one of the three primary categories of serial, spree, or mass but nevertheless resemble sprees. These cases do not count in the totals or analytical calculations, but they seem interesting enough to include in a discussion about spree killing. One perpetrator wasn’t even alive when the murders occurred, and another wasn’t present. In the remaining case, it’s unclear who the actual perpetrators were or if there will ever be a way to decide. If convicted, they might end up as team killers in the Anger-Targeted category, or in Movement in Tight Locations.