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A Psychology Professor´s
Dark Past Raises Questions
about the Insanity Defense

American Thinker, by David Paulin

Original Article

Posted By:ScarletPimpernel, 8/7/2013 10:10:08 AM

Troubling issues over the insanity defense have emerged amid stunning revelations about what became of a teenager who killed his family 46 years ago in Georgetown, Texas. The ghastly killings by self-styled peace activist James Wolcott, then a precocious fifteen year old, were virtually unheard of at the time in small-town America -- and especially in Georgetown, then a sleepy college town of nearly 5,000, located 30 miles north of Austin, the capital.

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This is one of the creepiest stories I have read in a long time. Be sure to read the linked article from the Georgetown Advocate. "St. James" (note the irony of the name Wolcott chose) embodies the very face of evil, and one day he will answer for it. It is also ironic (or maybe not) that he chose psychology as his area of study. He is a cold blooded killer who has no remorse for what he did, and yet he is free. What is to say that he would not do it again?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: cjjeepercreeper, 8/7/2013 10:19:02 AM     (No. 9462445)

Very interesting little story. Thanks for posting, the link to the Georgetown Advocate issue is great. Don´t read the article without reading the entire issue of the Advocate.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: stablemoney, 8/7/2013 10:37:23 AM     (No. 9462487)

Rusk State Hospital is in Rusk, Texas, not Nacogdoches, Texas.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: ramona, 8/7/2013 10:43:11 AM     (No. 9462498)

Injustice piled on injustice - the murderer inherits the family estate. I would not want to work alongside this man.
Ramona (the Pest)

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Reply 4 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 8/7/2013 10:45:52 AM     (No. 9462503)

"the murderer inherits the family estate"

Shades of Bill Ayers....

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 8/7/2013 10:48:12 AM     (No. 9462507)

I can sort of understand why the guy killed his dad, but to kill his sister because he ´didn´t like her accent´? The legal system failed big time on this one. As far as I am concerned, the family is still awaiting justice. I hope the reporter writes a book. Delayed justice is still justice.

From the way the reporters wrote their piece I would say that not only is this guy not rehabbed, but he is a twisted time bomb just waiting to go off again. If he was truly rehabbed, he would have told his employer about what he did. They most likely would have kept his secret private.

I really hope that if this guy is still allowed to teach at Millikin, parents will rethink any decision regarding letting their kids go there.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: shamrock, 8/7/2013 10:48:51 AM     (No. 9462510)

I thought Texas was so tough on killers, guess not so much.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: MDMuskrat, 8/7/2013 10:49:57 AM     (No. 9462511)

Nothing can exonerate this creep for the brutal crimes he committed. And a normal life plus the inheritance? Absurd! Old Testament justice, I say.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: RancherJack, 8/7/2013 10:52:20 AM     (No. 9462515)

Well, now ... I got an ex-wife who be Contrary to these conclusions ...

/just saying

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Reply 9 - Posted by: razorx22, 8/7/2013 11:03:07 AM     (No. 9462543)

Hey everybody Back Off!

The poor boy is an orphan!!!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: plumnellie, 8/7/2013 11:05:54 AM     (No. 9462550)

lol..#9 beat me to it.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Dadofboys, 8/7/2013 11:19:09 AM     (No. 9462586)

I´m not saying what he did was right, And based on the fact that he is doing alright mentally I doubt he was schizophrenic in the first place But clearly there was some reversible process going on here As this man has not committed another crime like this since that time. I am not a lefty liberal but Mercy when used wisely and Sparingly Is not inappropriate.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: jond, 8/7/2013 11:50:21 AM     (No. 9462663)

All of the above. Even when a "journalist" is completely honest about what they are interested in (not true in this case) you have no idea how they will slant your story. If you want your story told, tell it yourself.

(Otherwise, Barbra Streisand will play you in the mini-series.)

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Reply 13 - Posted by: FlatCityGirl, 8/7/2013 12:05:16 PM     (No. 9462687)

The only sign of remorse I found in the entire piece is the handwritten note he sent to the "Peace Movement," expressing regret for any "unfavorable" publicity he may have brought to the movement.

No doubt he´s just as self-absorbed today as he was at age 15.

Un.Freakin.Real.

I have bookmarked that piece for a second read -sometime when I´ve got three or four house to spend.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Clinger, 8/7/2013 12:50:07 PM     (No. 9462782)

I hope somebody is exploring unsolved murders in his neck of the woods and circle of influence.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 8/7/2013 1:53:52 PM     (No. 9462883)

He´s rehabilitated and hasn´t murder anyone else....yet.

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