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Bad boy : the murderous life of Kenneth Allen McDuff
Lavergne, Gary M., 1955-
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[U.S.?] : St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2001.
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xv, 396 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 18 cm
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Central Library HV6533.T4 L38 2001 Adult Mass Market Paperback Non-Fiction Area

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A juvenile delinquent and bully as a child, Kenneth Allen McDuff was a notorious criminal by the age of 19. In August 1966, while on parole for burglary, he raped, tortured, and murdered three teenagers in an abandoned field far from his hometown of Rosebud, a peaceful Central Texas hamlet. He was tried, convicted, and condemned to death. Had his sentence not been commuted to life, that would have been the end of Kenneth Allen McDuff. But in 1989, only weeks after the twenty-third anniversary of his crimes, the bad boy from Rosebud walked out of prison a free man.
McDuff took pleasure in outwitting the system, and his bloodlust was an impulse he had no intention of controlling. After decomposed corpses of more and more women were discovered, the worst nightmares of the authorities came true. But times were different. It took 32 years to bring his brutal and heartless crime spree to a fitting end. Texas had never seen such incredible brutality--and has never been the same since.

Table of Contents

Author's Notes and Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Prologuep. 1
1. They Was Just Pranksp. 11
2. The Broomstick Murdersp. 25
3. A Prisoner of the Statep. 39
4. Freed to Kill Againp. 55
5. Parolep. 69
6. An Absence of Beautyp. 79
7. Going to Collegep. 93
8. Every Woman's Nightmarep. 109
9. The Cutp. 129
10. The Car Washp. 145
11. Cowboyp. 163
12. The Convenience Storep. 179
13. The Boysp. 193
14. "Don't Hurt Junior"p. 209
15. Searching for a Monsterp. 223
16. Heartbreaking Stupidityp. 239
17. "As Nice As I Could Be"p. 255
18. Guns and Condomsp. 271
19. The Northrup Trialp. 289
20. The Reed Trialp. 307
Epiloguep. 323
Notesp. 343
Notes on Sourcesp. 381
Indexp. 385

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