multicide


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multicide

(ˈmʌltɪˌsaɪd)
n
(Law) the murder of many people
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That great Family Man, Charles Manson (1969) and the Texas multicide, Henry Lee Lucas (1983), also endured similar significant injuries in their early days.
Lane, is a concise, well put together and clearly exhibited synoptical review of the physical and psychological mechanics of multicide. Strict classification is -- perhaps because of its inherent artificiality -- almost always a prime begetter of problems and headaches, and the defining line between mass murder and serial killing does seem occasionally blurred.
Multicides won't be around long-term, we need to get heads round that," she said.
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