5. Drug-Addled California Hippie Duo Fancy Themselves “Witch Killers” And “Vegetarian Muslim Warriors”
James and Suzan Carson dove so deeply into hallucinogenics that their brains apparently melted out of their ears. They took it upon themselves to save the world by eliminating it of those who emanated what they perceived to be “evil energy.” (It’s no coincidence that people who are simple-minded enough to actually believe in the objective existence of “evil” are prone to committing the most unimaginably twisted acts.)
Their first murder victim came in 1981, when they attacked a roommate with a frying pan and stabbed her thirteen times before stashing her body in the basement. They would later claim that their prey had been “draining Miss Carson of her health and yogic powers.”
A second victim was dismembered and immolated. Their third was shot to death and dumped in a valley.
Impenitent, the Carsons held a press conference to confess to their misdeeds while complaining that they hadn’t received sufficient press coverage. They are both still in prison.