10. He just seemed evil. He was a typical asshole jock-type with a scoop of sadism on top.
“A guy I knew in high school ripped out someone’s eyes using his bare hands after knocking them unconscious. That is worse than shooting someone in a moment of rage in my opinion. He was exactly the kind of person you would expect to do something like that though. He just seemed evil. He was a typical asshole jock-type with a scoop of sadism on top. I would describe his personality like the bully in A Christmas Story.”
11. The truth is, nobody could tell. There was no telling sign. As a kid, nothing seemed off about him.
“My grandfather died and my grandmother remarried a pretty great guy, Ron. Ron had a brother, Robert.
Ron and my grandmother lived in Louisiana and we’d frequently drive down there to visit them for Thanksgiving. My father, Ron, and Robert would go duck hunting and we’d dig up some crayfish.
We played hide and seek with Robert for a while while dinner was being cooked. I sat and talked with him about my life view as an 11-year-old. We ate dinner, drove back home, no issues.
During the same time period, he picked up a drifter, killed her, and threw her body off a bridge. He eventually was caught and the family was devastated. They tried him for two murders, but he confessed to as many as 48. Reading through his confessions and the case is terrifying. There were times he came to visit while we all lived in Colorado Springs and he killed people. He even sent letters to the police.
The truth is, nobody could tell. There was no telling sign. As a kid, nothing seemed off about him. Even his own brother was shocked.
His name is Robert Charles Browne if you want to look him up.”
12. He was always a crazy son of a bitch from the stories I’ve heard, from making homemade bombs to wrecking multiple vehicles throughout high school.
“My uncle has PTSD from the Gulf War. My entire family is pretty sure he killed one of his ex-girlfriends and buried her in the desert. He was always a crazy son of a bitch from the stories I’ve heard, from making homemade bombs to wrecking multiple vehicles throughout high school. I have another uncle that I hung out with a couple times in high school. Very cool guy, and he’s gay. The crazy uncle gave me so much shit for visiting the gay one, telling me that I’m gonna end up getting raped and become like him. I told him that he’s just an uncultured asshole, which I’m pretty sure he wanted to kill me right there. He has hurt my grandpa in the past, almost ripping an ear off. My grandma thinks it’s her fault that he is the way he is, and she’d lose her mind if he ever got sent to prison for life. After getting caught by the Philippines’ Most Wanted and spending 3 years in prison, he found Jesus and is now a good little Christian man. He still bashes me for hanging out with gay people, but I mostly pity him.”
13. He got into drugs very early and showed signs of psychosis as early as his late teens after he began using PCP.
“My cousin always had problems. His mother abandoned him for several years when he was young and his father was old school ‘spare the rod, spoil the child’ in a borderline abusive way. He got into drugs very early and showed signs of psychosis as early as his late teens after he began using PCP. He began to talk about scenarios like he was the reincarnation of our dead grandfather’s soul and he was going to come ‘collect’ our still-living grandmother. When he began doing meth he stole from his mother and stepfather. When I was 14 he gave me acid and told me it was just like weed (I was a sheltered kid). He was never violent, but super inappropriate with boundaries like breaking into family members’ houses without asking while they weren’t home and just chilling there and other strange things like that. He rarely held down a job for more than a few months.
He cleaned up, had a baby, and got some healthcare a year or two back. We thought he was doing better, but he relapsed on meth and shot into a car with 6 people in it. He killed one woman and injured 3.”