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Case Reports in Psychiatry
Volume 2011, Article ID 163403, 9 pages
Case Report

Serial Murder of Four Victims, of Both Genders and Different Ethnicities, by an Ordained Baptist Minister

Intrapsychic, 3636 Camino Del Rio North no. 230, San Diego, CA 92108, USA

Received 19 May 2011; Accepted 19 June 2011

Academic Editors: G. Lehmkuhl and F. Oyebode

Copyright © 2011 James A. Reavis. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A case of a 61-year-old African-American male who sexually assaulted and murdered four individuals, of different ethnicities and both genders, is reported. The subject additionally engaged in sexual activity with each victim postmortem. Each murder is reviewed in detail, and the subjective state of the offender during the murders is commented upon. Psychological test data are reviewed. The subject met criteria for several Axis I disorders, including Bipolar I Disorder, Pedophilia, and Sexual Sadism, and met criteria for Axis II diagnoses of Narcissistic and Antisocial Personality disorder. He was additionally classified as a Psychopath, which, in combination with his Sexual Sadism, general psychiatric state, and exquisite sensitivity to humiliation, led to his decision to murder.