Thursday, December 14, 2017

Zodiac Suspect Ross Sullivan Spent 3 Years Patton Mental Hospital Criminally Insane Returned to RCC Where Cheri Jo Bates Murdered

Zodiac Suspect Ross Sullivan Spent 3 Years in Patton Mental Hospital for Criminally Insane then Returned to RCC Where Cheri Jo Bates was Murdered. According to the History Channel's website, Ross Sullivan was a student at Riverside City Community College and working in the Library during the 1966 murder of Cheri Jo Bates in Riverside, California — a killing that bore many similarities to those committed by the Zodiac. As detailed in The Hunt for the Zodiac Killer, Cheri Jo Bates was savagely murdered on October 30th, 1966 outside the library, Bates' killer stalked her, disabled her car, used a knife as a weapon, and left military boot prints at the crime scene, all details in line with the Zodiac's M.O..
Zodiac Suspect Ross Sullivan started at Riverside City community College on 9/11/1961, he was gone from the area (Glendale-Riverside CA) from 11/1/1961 to 2/1/1964. Zodiac Suspect Ross Sullivan gleefully claimed to students at RCC that he had been in the Patton State Mental Hospital for the criminally insane in Patton CA from 11/1/1961 to 2/1/1964, he was a dangerous schizophrenic.
Patton State Hospital is a large mental hospital in Highland that houses the court ordered criminally insane, it serves five Southern California counties including Riverside County. Around 1,300 severely ill patients are treated here each year, confined to a cluster of beige buildings with a terrible history of violence and death. Court-ordered patients, often called "forensic patients," are sent to Patton in one of several ways. The vast majority are deemed incompetent to stand trial, so a judge sends them to the hospital until they are sane enough to return to court, usually a 3 year stay. Others have used an insanity defense, which means they will stay in Patton for years, if not decades. Zodiac Suspect Ross Sullivan gleefully claimed he had been in the Patton State Mental Hospital for the criminally insane from 11/1/1961 to 2/1/1964, Patton State Mental Hospital patients received electric shock treatments in the 1960's.
HISTORY CHANNEL: A former LAPD homicide detective and a cold case expert believe they’ve made a breakthrough that could finally bring someone to justice. Sal LaBarbera and Ken Mains think the person responsible could be Ross Sullivan, (who moved to Glendale CA in 1957 from Binghamton NY), who was the original suspect in one of the murders. The team has extracted DNA from the clothing of one murder victim — Cheri Jo Bates — that may expose the killer. Zodiac confession letter the author stated: "Miss Bates was stupid. She went to the slaughter like a lamb. She did not put up a struggle. But I did. It was a ball. I first cut the middle wire from the distributor. Then I waited for her in the library and followed her out after about two minutes. The battery must have been about dead by then. I then offered to help. She was then very willing to talk to me. I told her that my car was down the street and that I would give her a lift home. When we were away from the library walking, I said it was about time. She asked me, "about time for what?". I said it was about time for her to die." Certainly Cheri Jo Bates knew her killer; she was familiar enough to the killer to walk away from the library with him. Ross Sullivan not only worked at the RCC library, but he knew Cheri Jo through his brother Tim.

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