Bound to Die. The Shocking True Story of Bobby Joe Long, by Anna Flowers

By Anna Flowers

Bound to Die' is the real crime tale of Florida serial killer Bobby Joe lengthy, who used to be convicted of the heinous killings of 9 girls in 1984 within the Tampa Bay sector. the 1st physique of 19-year-old disco dancer Lana lengthy was once present in a box on Mother's Day together with her legs grotesquely ripped aside. Six months later, the bloody rampage ended whilst the 9th sufferer was once came across. All were tortured with ropes and savagely overwhelmed and raped. The killer's confession of his crimes is haunting. The vividly rendered result of his trials and appeals are both surprising. First released by way of Kensington, new york in 1995, 'Bound to Die' used to be the world over famous. It got seven mass media printings and was once issued in hardback as a Doubleday secret Guild booklet membership choice. This moment version contains a new foreword on a capital case that is nonetheless thought of a definitive instance of fine police detection sooner than DNA. a number of tv shows were made in accordance with this...

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Asked Dr. Charles Digg, the deputy medical examiner. Terry waved his slender hand with the large class ring and nodded. The doctor kneeled to examine more carefully the rope around the victim’s neck and looked up wide-eyed. ” Her anguished face had plowed the ground as she had been ridden from behind, arms tied behind her back; a restraining rope around her neck had been jerked as she was being raped and strangled to death. The men studied the physical evidence that gave witness to this horrible death.

She shuddered when he pulled down her jeans and forced her to take them off. He made her lie face down on the reclined seat, tied her arms behind her, and then raped her from behind. He sped off, driving until he came to an orange grove in Brandon, where he drove back deep among the trees. It was very dark when he stopped the car. He ferociously raped her again. When he was finished, he allowed her to pull her pants back on. He ignored her whimpering, warning her to be silent. He made her bonds tighter before he pushed her out of the car.

This included hair from some of the victims Long had raped and strangled that contained carpet fiber from Long’s car. Malone said he could determine whether other hairs had been pulled out or not, could tell the area of the body the hair came from, and could also determine the person’s race. Ligatures, body parts, and other evidence were all processed in a surgical setting and studied under state of the art microscopes. Malone’s presentation was impressive. Considering his eminent record and national acclaim, it was disturbing to learn details of his dismissal from the FBI in 1999.

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