ZODIAC WANNA-BE: The suspect in the serial killings spanning a 51-day period that terrorized a Tampa neighborhood used the same gun in four killings, but had "no apparent motive," the city's top law enforcement official said Wednesday. The suspect, 24-year-old Howell Emanuel Donaldson III, admitted he owned the gun that was turned over to police Tuesday and that cracked the case, but did not admit to the killings, Tampa Police Chief Brian Dugan said at a news conference. "He was cooperative, but did not tell us why he was doing this," he said. The police chief said the gun, a .40-caliber Glock, was the missing evidence authorities needed to connect the killings to the images previously released from surveillance video of the suspect leaving the area. "I don't think he wanted to get caught," Dugan said, adding that Donaldson gave the gun to his co-worker at McDonald's for "safe keeping." He allegedly told the co-worker that he wanted to leave the state. Ronald Felton was the last of the four victims to be killed, and was shot on November 14. Police said the victim, a construction worker and father of three adult children, was crossing at Nebraska and Wilder when a man dressed in all black came up behind him and shot him at point blank range in the back.Incredibly, there are people who kill simply for excitement. Killing others gives them an adrenaline rush similar to what you or I might receive from a roller coaster ride or a haunted house. Such individuals are usually psychopaths so they rarely, if ever, suffer remorse for their murders. Serial killers of this variety are defined as hedonist thrill killers . The victims of a thrill killer are generally strangers, although the killer may stalk them for a period of time before the attack in order to fuel the excitement of the hunt. As explained by Peter Vronsky in his book Serial Killers: The Method and Madness of Monsters, thrill killers derive intense satisfaction from the process of murder—that is, the acts leading up to it—rather than the killing itself. They come to crave the euphoric adrenaline rush provided by stalking their victims. Normally, the attack of a thrill killer is swift and there is generally no sexual aspect to the murder. Once the victim is dead, a thrill killer typically loses interest in him/her almost immediately. Serial killer Howell Donaldson III shot and killed Monica Hoffa on October 11th, 2017 in Seminole heights Tampa Fl.
PHOTO ABOVE..Cab driver Paul Stine, age 29, was shot once in the head at point-blank range by the Zodiac on October 11th, 1969, the weapon was a 9mm semi-automatic pistol. (Monica Hoffa was shot and killed on October 11th 2017 in Tampa Fl). Perhaps the ultimate hedonist thrill killer was the unidentified predator who called himself “Zodiac” and operated in Northern California during the late 1960s and early 1970s. The Zodiac terrorized the San Francisco Bay Area and aggressively tormented his pursuers throughout his crime spree. He targeted four men and three women between the ages of sixteen and twenty-nine in the San Francisco area from December 1968 until October 1969. Five of his victims died and two were injured in the attacks. He finally stopped killing for unknown reasons and his identity remains a mystery. The killer gave himself the name Zodiac in a series of taunting letters that he sent to local newspapers in the Bay Area. The tremendous excitement that the Zodiac Killer derived from his murders is evident in the words contained in one of his letters. He wrote, "[Killing people] is so much fun. It's even better than killing wild game in the forest because man is the most dangerous animal. To kill gives me the most thrilling experience. It is even better than getting your rocks off with a girl." For the Zodiac Killer and other psychopathic thrill killers like him (Howell Donaldson III) the process leading up to the act of murder affords them the greatest satisfaction of their lives.
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