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  Charles Starkweather - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Charles Starkweather (November 24, 1938 – June 25, 1959) was a spree killer who murdered 11 victims in Nebraska and Wyoming, USA during a road trip with his underage girlfriend Caril Ann Fugate and became a national fascination, eventually inspiring the films The Sadist, Badlands and Natural Born Killers.
Charles Starkweather was born in Lincoln, Nebraska on November 24, 1938, to Guy and Helen Starkweather.
Starkweather was born with a mild birth defect, Genu varum, that caused his legs to be misshapen, and he spoke with a mild impediment, which caused him to be teased, picked upon, and beaten up from an early age.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Charles_Starkweather   (1523 words)

  
 Caril Ann Fugate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Caril Ann Fugate (born 1944) was the thirteen-year-old accomplice of spree killer Charles Starkweather.
Starkweather and Fugate then fled, driving across Nebraska on a spree of robbery and murder that claimed seven more lives before they were arrested.
Starkweather was executed in the electric chair in 1959.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Caril_Ann_Fugate   (321 words)

  
 Charles Starkweather: bio and encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
Caril ann fugate (born 1944) was the fourteen-year-old accomplice of spree killer charles starkweather....
Starkweather hid the bodies at various places outside the house.
Starkweather is the inspiration and subject of the song "Nebraska Nebraska (song) quick summary:
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/c/ch/charles_starkweather.htm   (1076 words)

  
 Charlie Starkweather and Caril Fugate
Charles Starkweather also known as "Chuck" or "Charlie" was born on November 24, 1938, At Saratoga Elementary School in Lincoln, Nebraska, the boys picked on him because of his thick glasses and speech impediment.
Starkweather was brought to the court from his death cell to testify that she was a willing participant and could have escaped when he left her alone with loaded guns.
Starkweather was executed by electrocution in the Nebraska State Prison on June 25, 1959, giving him the distinction of being the last person to be electrocuted in Nebraska.
www.karisable.com /skazfulgate.htm   (1784 words)

  
 Charles Starkweather Biography / Biography of Charles Starkweather World of Criminal Justice Biography
Charles Starkweather was born on November 24, 1938 in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Starkweather did not hide his crime from his girlfriend, although he tried to tell her that somebody else shot Colbert.
Starkweather and Fugate stole Meyer's guns and money, and since their car was stuck in the mud, they hitched a ride from two teenagers Robert Jensen and Carol King.
www.bookrags.com /biography-charles-starkweather-cri   (667 words)

  
 Resources in the Lincoln City Libraries about the 1957 killing spree of Charles Starkweather   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
The Starkweather case, seemingly tame in comparison to serial killings that have followed it in subsequent years, was one of the most heavily publicized mass murders in U.S. history, drawing national attention both to Nebraska and to the psychological issues surrounding disaffected youth.
The case of Charles Starkweather and Caril Fugate is one of 24 profiled in this anthology of true crime essays.
In Headline: Starkweather, Dyer recounts the story of the two hometown newspapers' coverage of the murders; the multi-state manhunt for Charles Starkweather and his 14-year-old girlfriend, Caril Fugate; their arrests; their trials and convictions; the execution of Starkweather in 1959; and the eventual release and parole of Caril Fugate in 1978.
www.lcl.lib.ne.us /depts/ref/starkweathercase.htm   (2160 words)

  
 Under the News: Starkweather redux?
Starkweather, 19, and his girlfriend Fugate, 14, began their killing spree by murdering her parents and their 2-year-old daughter.
Starkweather was executed in Nebraska's electric chair in 1959, and Fugate was jailed for life (but was paroled in 1977 after 18 years.) She lives in Michigan but refuses to talk about the case.
And back in 1957, Starkweather and Fugate's murderous rampage was compared to another cold-blooded couple, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, in the early 1930s.
underthenews.blogspot.com /2005/11/starkweather-redux.html   (450 words)

  
 Fifties Web Pop History - Charles Starkweather and Caril Fugate
Skipping neatly past the more intellectual analysis, Starkweather was a loser, and a not too bright one at that.
He lacked the smarts to ever hold a good position and so he determined that the only way to break the cycle of poverty was to steal.
Charles Starkweather and Caril Fugate were both tried as adults for first degree murder and murder while committing a robbery.
www.fiftiesweb.com /pop/starkweather.htm   (1289 words)

  
 Starkweather - a Movie View review by Ryan Cracknell
Byron Werner's Starkweather is deserving of some of the controversy though as it doesn't use violence to drive home a point or to make a statement.
Charles is egged on by an imaginary cowboy (Lance Henriksen) who lurks in the shadows and talks down to the teenage killer much like an abusive father.
After Charles admits to making his first kill to impress her, she simply switches to doe-eye mode and claims it's the sweetest thing anyone's ever done for her.
www.theplaza.ca /moview/Films/S/starkweather.html   (501 words)

  
 Starkweather
Basically, he states the reason why Starkweather (And his girlfriend, who doesn't get too much press, right?) became such a specter in the lives of people was because what he did was so out of place in society.
Particularly considering he was a loner, ex-veteran, whereas the Starkweather case involved kids (not that Charles was a teen, but he does seem to come across as child-like with his mannerisms and speech).
Charles' actions come across as a funhouse distortion of 50's pop culture: One reads how Charles would emulate James Dean; the 50's also being the era noted as birthing rock and roll.
www.holyterror.com /starkweather/world.html   (3897 words)

  
 Caril Ann Fugate: bio and encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
After seven-days, relatives became suspicious as to why Starkweather and Fugate were turning away all visitors, so Starkweather and Fugate left the house and fled, driving across Nebraska on a spree of robbery and murder that claimed seven more lives before they were arrested.
Starkweather was executed in the electric chair (electric chair: An instrument of execution by electrocution; resembles a chair) in 1959.
Caril Fugate was convicted of her role in the murder spree and sentenced to life-imprisonment, the jury not believing her claims to have been held hostage by Starkweather, given that she had plenty of opportunities to escape.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /reference/caril_ann_fugate   (320 words)

  
 BBC - h2g2 - Starkweather homicide
Starkweather shot the boy then he tried to rape the girl, but failing to do so, he shot and killed her too.
Starkweather then took Mrs Ward and her housekeeper upstairs, tied them up and stabbed them to death.
Starkweather was executed by electric chair on June 25, 1959.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/ww2/A2119745   (389 words)

  
 All about Team Killers, Part Three, by Katherine Ramsland
Starkweather’s twin passions were cars and hunting, but he claimed that he would “rather hear the crack of a firearm than have or drive the finist [sic] car in the whole wide world.” He dropped out of the ninth grade to work in a warehouse.
King was also shot to death, and her genitals viciously slashed with a knife, but Starkweather blamed Caril Ann for the crime, citing jealousy as the motive.
Starkweather pumped nine bullets into the helpless victim, into his face, neck, hand and leg—again, “in self defense.” As Starkweather struggled to remove the body, another motorist happened by.
www.crimelibrary.com /serial_killers/partners/team_three/1.html   (1909 words)

  
 Outside Valentine (0312424892) WARD - Picador
Based on the Charles Starkweather and Caril Ann Fugate murders in Nebraska in the 1950s, Outside Valentine examines the effects of violence and the power of love as the three voices interweave and show the lingering and devastating aftershocks of murder across three generations.
The story is told from three perspectives--one, from the girl no one loved until she met Charles Starkweather; two, from the boy left an orphan after his parents were murdered; and three, from a local girl who's life was forever altered by watching the orphan boy and imagining his lonely life.
Using the events of the Charles Starkweather crime spree in Nebraska in 1958, Liza Ward builds a contemporary tale of the aftermath of the crimes and the lingering effects of the tragedy on surviving family members.
www.picadorusa.com /product/product.aspx?isbn=0312424892   (1164 words)

  
 Charles Ng
Charles Ng, with his buddy Leonard Lake, tortured, raped and murdered an unknown number of men, women and children at Lake’s Wilseyville, California rural home that had been equipped with a fortified bunker which apparently was used solely as a holding cell for their victims.
In true “he-man” fashion, Ng ran away to Canada to avoid prosecution, and attempted to delay his trial proceedings when he was finally extradited back to the U.S. Convicted of eleven murders in 1999, he now awaits execution.
Charles Chitat Ng was born in Hong Kong, the son of a wealthy businessman.
www.allserialkillers.com /charles_ng.htm   (295 words)

  
 Semtex Magazine: Starkweather Interview
Starkweather formed in 1989 with Todd Forkin on guitar, Michelle Eddison on bass, Harry Rosa on drums and Rennie Resmini on vocals.
There was a review that came out over 10 years ago that described the band as "beautiful, repulsive, hateful, and soul wrenching" and I've never heard a better, more concise description of the band because it covers all the bases, the harsh, the soft, the soul in the lyrics.
The name Starkweather does come from Charles Starkweather, who in the 1950's went on a killing spree throughout the midwest.
www.semtexinc.com /interviews/midden_detail.php?ID=26&PHPSESSID=8970c266b2fc234909ea35455d198a20   (2645 words)

  
 Obituary for Harold L. "Starky" Starkweather   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
He was born in River Rouge, Michigan on January 1, 1927, a son to the late Charles and Olive (Wonsey) Starkweather.
Starkweather was also a member of the Richmond Sportsmen's Club, Richmond, Michigan and he enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Surviving are his wife, Leona; son, Ross (Sue) Starkweather of Mt. Clemens, Michigan; step-daughter, Ann (Larry) Sebastian of Wales, Michigan; and grandchildren, Julie (Todd) Szyska, John (Tara) Starkweather and Liz Starkweather and Michael and Shawn Sebastian.
www.anytown.info /memphis/obits/starkweatherharold.htm   (218 words)

  
 SERIAL KILLER PROFILE
Frightening and offensive symbols of rebellion emerged and thrived: Elvis Presley, James Dean and the whole rock 'n roll culture focused on a new generation that challenged the status quo of the sterile 1950's.
The cinematic embodiments of the Starkweather murder spree took a long time to hit the market and did not take hold as a genre for over 35 years.
By then, Starkweather and Fugate are merely smudged antecedents, unrecognizable as a direct characters -- present only in their angst and isolation.
www.courttv.com /archive/hannibal/stark1.html   (327 words)

  
 Bookreporter.com - Author Profile: Liza Ward
OUTSIDE VALENTINE by Liza Ward is based on the infamous Charles Starkweather and Caril Ann Fugate killing spree in 1958.
Ward's grandparents were two of their victims, and she talks candidly about how writing this novel has been a way for her to try to understand tragedy and how it affects those who are left behind.
Q: Your book is centered on the Charles Starkweather killing spree that happened in 1957, before you were born.
www.bookreporter.com /authors/au-ward-liza.asp   (1616 words)

  
 Fairwater
Ghostly Manifestations: On June 13, 1964, Jonathan Charles Bartlett, an orderly for the local hospital in the quiet seaport town of Fairwater, California went on an insane motiveless rampage.
Using a high-powered hunting rifle to kill twelve doctors, nurses and patents and fatally injure another ten within twenty-seven minutes before he was finally forced to the floor and unarmed.
That’s one more than Starkweather!” (A reference to Charles Starkweather who in Late January 1958 killed eleven people as he fled Lincoln, Nebraska in his escape to Wyoming.) Found fully aware of his actions, Bartlett was later executed in the electric chair.
www.geocities.com /aesgaard41/fairwaterhospital.html   (1059 words)

  
 LE REVUE GAUCHE - Left Analysis And Comment: The Return of Charles Starkweather
Which reminded me of the mass murderer Charles Starkweather and his girl friend who did the same thing in the US fifty years ago.
Their story was iconic and apocryphal so much so it was made into a bio-pic movie in the seventies with Martin Sheen and later told as Natural Born Killers.
In Jungian terms Charles and his underaged girl friend were archtypes of a specific historical zeigiest of social problems.
plawiuk.blogspot.com /2006/04/return-of-charles-starkweather.html   (659 words)

  
 1958 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
January 28 - Charles Starkweather and Caril Ann Fugate begin their murder spree with the killings of her parents and infant sister.
May 30 - The bodies of unidentified soldiers killed in action during World War II and the Korean War are buried at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery.
December 21 - General Charles de Gaulle is elected president of France with 78.5% of the votes.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1958   (2374 words)

  
 Archives & Manuscripts Collections
Correspondence from Charles G. Starkweather (1819-1906) on his journey to California and in California to his family in Northampton, Massachusetts.
Charles G. Starkweather left Northampton in 1849 to join the California gold rush, but was unsuccessful in his search for gold.
The letters concentrate on the period from 1849-1851 and are concerned mostly with Charles G. Starkweather's early experiences in California.
www.historic-northampton.org /Listings/213/744/7/953306277   (273 words)

  
 H2G2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
On 1 December, 1957, Charles Starkweather executed Lincoln, Nebraska gas station attendant Robert Colvert with several shots to the head.
Starkweather and Fugate stayed in Caril's family home for two days before going on the run.
Starkweather shot the boy, then tried to rape the girl.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/h2g2/pda/A2431432?s_id=5   (217 words)

  
 Charles Raymond Starkweather, Bibliography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
Fugate, Caril Ann - Starkweather, Charles Raymond, 1938-1959 - Criminals--Biography.
Starkweather, Charles Raymond, 1938-1959 - Radio Journalism--Case Studies - Television Broadcasting of News--Case Studies - Radio Broadcasting--Nebraska--Lincoln and Omaha - Television Broadcasting--Nebraska--Lincoln and Omaha.
Fugate, Caril Ann - Starkweather, Charles Raymond, 1938-1959 - Mass Murder--United States--Nebraska--Lincoln - Mass Murder and the Media.
users.skynet.be /terrorism/html/killers_starkweather.htm   (133 words)

  
 DVD Talk > Reviews > Starkweather > Printer Friendly
In the early days of 1958, 19 year old Charles Starkweather and his 14 year old lover Caril-Ann Fugate embarked on a senseless killing spree, murdering without provocation seemingly everyone who crossed their path.
The latest entry is Starkweather, a collaboration between writer Stephen Johnston (who'd penned similar biopics for the likes of Ed Gein, Ted Bundy, and The Hillside Strangler) and director/cinematographer Byron Werner.
Starkweather also makes a couple of character insertions that were thankfully absent in Badlands.
www.dvdtalk.com /reviews/print.php?ID=14610   (1646 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - 'Outside Valentine' gets inside the legacy of a killing spree   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
In 1958, teenage lovers Charles Starkweather and Caril Ann Fugate embarked on a gruesome murder spree that shocked the nation and inspired such wide-ranging reimaginings as Terrence Malick's cinematic pastoral Badlands, Oliver Stone's controversial satire Natural Born Killers and Bruce Springsteen's haunting ballad Nebraska.
When her mother skips town, leaving her father in a state of booze-numbed denial, Susan becomes obsessed with the infamous Starkweather case and begins stalking her neighbor, the young orphan Lowell.
Her paternal grandparents were two of Starkweather's victims, and presumably the author drew inspiration for Lowell's character from her own father.
www.usatoday.com /life/books/reviews/2004-10-13-outside-valentine_x.htm   (609 words)

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