Killer at thurston high

The parents concealed this from psychologists.

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We must accept the intermixed reality of a whole host of factors. But the deal also allowed a Lane County judge to tack on 40 months for each of the 26 attempted murder counts Kinkel faced for wounding the other students and lunging at an officer with a knife once in custody which added up to years in prison. In other words, when we only blame particulars or prop up particulars as the answer , we subconsciously admit our narcissistic lens, and unconsciously confess that we are really attempting to empower ourselves. And I remember being picked up after school by my mother, so scared and horrified that she could barely tell me what horrific events had transpired only a couple of hours earlier. When asked about a family trip to Disneyland , he commented that he wanted to "punch Mickey Mouse in the nose". In November , he was sentenced to more than years in prison, without a chance of parole. This is understandable. Mothers with mentally ill children say we need to talk about mental illness.

Two psychiatrists testified that Kinkel exhibited signs of paranoid schizophrenia at the time of the shooting. Usually, it is a mix of a whole host of factors, which are deeply interrelated, yet separate issues all together.

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What it does do, and quite effectively, is attempt to examine the mindset of Kinkel - his fascination with guns and explosives and his particularly chilling obsession with Baz Luhrmann's "Romeo and Juliet.

This is understandable. I remember being excited about a choir concert at my elementary school that was to take place later that night.

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The NRA says we need armed guards. The youth had gone to great lengths to hide any symptoms due to a fear of being labelled abnormal or mentally retarded. Shortly before he was to go to trial, Kinkel abandoned an insanity defense and accepted a plea deal to serve 25 years for shooting his parents, William Kinkel, 59, and Faith Kinkel, 57, and two Thurston High School students Mikael Nickolauson, 17, and Ben Walker, At his sentencing, the defense presented experts on mental health to show that the assailant was mentally ill.

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He has an older sister. The Kinkel family spent a sabbatical year in Spain when Kip was six, where he attended a Spanish-speaking kindergarten. I remember being excited about a choir concert at my elementary school that was to take place later that night. When asked about a family trip to Disneyland , he commented that he wanted to "punch Mickey Mouse in the nose". This is understandable. Jeffrey Hicks, the only psychologist who had treated Kinkel before the shootings, said that he was in satisfactory mental health. At his sentencing, the defense presented experts on mental health to show that the assailant was mentally ill. Kinkel had an interest in firearms and explosives from an early age. As we listen to the arguments, reasons, and rhetoric of a post-shooting event, I am struck with the ways in which people narrowly focus on particulars. In federal court he claimed his guilty plea should not have been accepted without a prior mental health evaluation. His father initially discouraged this, but later enrolled him at gun safety courses, buying him a. One tweak of one parameter may have great implications on three or four other factors, of which they would be fine, had the circumstances been different.
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