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Inside a Serial Killer’s Mind: FBI Releases Blood-Soaked Prose of Admitted Alaskan Serial Killer

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The FBI released blood-soaked, handwritten prose found beneath the body of an admitted serial killer in Alaska.

While the writings don’t shed more light on his crimes, they open a window into the mind of an obsessed murderer, CNN reports.

Israel Keyes, who killed himself in jail in December, said he killed at least eight people.

Some of the writings appear to allude to taking a life.

“Your wet lips were a promise of a secret unspoke,” Keyes wrote. “Nervous laugh it burst like a pulse of blood from your throat. There will be no more laughter here.”

 STORIES OF OTHER INTEREST

FBI Appears to Be Targeting New Jersey Sen. Menendez Over Gifts, Prostitutes

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez appears to be the focus of a criminal investigation that also resulted in a raid last month against an eye doctor accused of lavishing the Democrat with gifts and young prostitutes, two bureau sources told the Daily Caller.

The Caller wrote that the FBI’s inquiry has changed focus to New Jersey from Miami, where the doctor is based, suggesting Menendez is the ultimate target.

Menendez has forcefully denied any involvement with prostitutes of any age, though he recently reimbursed Melgen $58,500 for two private jet trips to the Dominican Republican in 2010.

The probe began in Miami.

Menendez has adamantly denied any wrongdoing.

 

Report: Border Patrol Shot, Killed Mexican Teen from Behind

The Border Patrol has maintained its agent opened fire on a 16-year-old because he was throwing rocks at authorities from the Mexican border to Arizona.   

But the USA Today is reporting that ten of the 11 bullets that struck Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez in October hit him from behind, according to a report by medical examiners for the Sonora attorney general’s office. 

Border Patrol and the FBI, which is investigating the case, declined to comment.

“The only way I can fathom that report is that he was lying on his face when he was hit,” said Luis Parra, an attorney representing the Elena Rodriguez family.

Since January 2010, Border Patrol has killed 19 people – all but two along the U.S. -Mexican border.

Former Head of FBI’s New York City Office to Share His Account of Sept. 11, 2001

Barry Mawn/from bbc video

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The head of the FBI’s New York office during the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks will share his horrifying experience of being at ground zero and watching the towers fall at an event in Florida, the Palm Beach Post reports.

Barry Mawn plans to also talk about the aftermath of the attack at the Boys & Girls Club of Martin County on Feb. 18 in an effort to raise money for the group, the Post reported.

“During the summer of 2001, there was a lot of intelligence indicating that Al Qaeda would strike again,” he told the Post. “We were all pretty focused on that would be overseas because they had done the embassy bombings in Africa and they had attacked the U.S.S. Cole. When the Twin Towers got hit, that was obviously a surprise to us, that they had attacked us in the United States.”

Mawn said he nearly died twice on Sept. 11 – a story he may discuss further at the event.

Alaska Serial Killer Leaves Behind Bloody Pages of Poetry, Ramblings

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

At first, the handwritten notes were too bloody to read.

So the letters, which were found beneath Alaska serial killer Israel Keyes’s body after he committed suicide by slitting his wrists, were sent to an FBI lab in Virginia for restoration, the Associated Press reports.

The notes provided investigators with no details about the crimes, such as the names of victims, but the yellow legal pad contained poetry about American materialism and disturbing writings about an unidentified victim, the AP reported

“Land of the free, home of the lie, land of the scheme, Americanize! Consume what you don’t need, stars you idolize, pursue what you adore it is a dream, then its American die,” Keyes wrote.

OTHER STORIES OF INTEREST

 

Michael Steinbach Gets the Nod as Permanent Head of FBI’s Miami Division

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

Michael B. Steinbach, who has been acting head of the Miami FBI since last August, becomes the permanent special agent in charge.

Steinbach also served as head of the Jacksonville office while he was acting SAC for Miami.

He began his career as an agent in 1995, and was first posted in Chicago, where he worked in the fugitive and violent crimes/major offenders programs.

In 2003, he was promoted to supervisory special agent in the Counterterrorism Division at FBI headquarters. He provided program management for FBI operations in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and in Afghanistan.

In 2004, he was off to Afghanistan to serve as the deputy on-scene commander for FBI operations.

Steinbach was assigned assistant legal attaché in Israel in 2005. In January 2006, he was promoted to legal attaché. He worked with Israeli government and the Palestinian Authority on all FBI investigative matters.

In 2008, Mr. Steinbach was promoted to supervisor of the Violent Crimes Task Force in the D.C. Field Office, and in 2009 was appointed assistant section chief for the International Terrorism Operations Section in the Counterterrorism Division.

In May 2010, Steinbach was made deputy director for Law Enforcement Services at the CIA’s Counterterrorism Center. He was then assigned special assistant to the associate deputy director of the FBI.

In April 2012, he was promoted to special agent in charge of the Jacksonville Division.

 

 

Former FBI Director Freeh Takes Over Law Firm, Merges It with his Law Practice

  

Louis Freeh

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

Former FBI Director Louis Freeh, who last year led an investigation into the sexual abuse of Penn State University’s assistant football coach will take over the law firm Pepper Hamilton L.L.P. later this month, the Philadelphia Enquirer reports.

Freeh, who is replacing Nina Gussak, merged his Wilmington-based law firm with Pepper Hamilton last year. 

The idea is to expand the firm’s white collar defense practice, while Freeh also does internal investigative and consulting work, the firm announced Tuesday.

“This is a really interesting new model,” Freeh said told the Enquirer.

Freeh is a former federal judge who oversaw the FBI under President Clinton. In 2006, Freeh opened his own law firm and investigated internal-corruption.

FBI Names New Special Agent in Charge of Puerto Rico Office

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A new FBI agent will oversee operations in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. 

Carlos Cases, previously served as director for Latin America and the southwest border for the FBI’s criminal investigations division in Washington, D.C., will monitor crimes in U.S. territories from the San Juan, Puerto Rico office, the FBI announced.

Working outside of the mainland is nothing new for Cases. He worked at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City and also at the FBI office in Puerto Rico, where he played a role one of the bureau’s largest public corruption cases of local police.

Cases replaces Joseph Campbell, who served most recently as special agent in charge of the Puerto Rico office.