Survived by One: The Life and Mind of a Family Mass Murderer

Survived by One The Life and Mind of a Family Mass Murderer On November year old Tom Odle brutally murdered his parents and three siblings in the small southern Illinois town of Mount Vernon sending shockwaves throughout the nation The murder of t

  • Title: Survived by One: The Life and Mind of a Family Mass Murderer
  • Author: Robert E. Hanlon Thomas V. Odle
  • ISBN: 9780809332625
  • Page: 439
  • Format: Hardcover
  • On November 8, 1985, 18 year old Tom Odle brutally murdered his parents and three siblings in the small southern Illinois town of Mount Vernon, sending shockwaves throughout the nation The murder of the Odle family remains one of the most horrific family mass murders in U.S history Odle was sentenced to death and, after seventeen years on death row, expected a lethal iOn November 8, 1985, 18 year old Tom Odle brutally murdered his parents and three siblings in the small southern Illinois town of Mount Vernon, sending shockwaves throughout the nation The murder of the Odle family remains one of the most horrific family mass murders in U.S history Odle was sentenced to death and, after seventeen years on death row, expected a lethal injection to end his life However, Illinois governor George Ryan s moratorium on the death penalty in 2000, and later commutation of all death sentences in 2003, changed Odle s sentence to natural life.The commutation of his death sentence was an epiphany for Odle Prior to the commutation of his death sentence, Odle lived in denial, repressing any feelings about his family and his horrible crime Following the commutation and the removal of the weight of eventual execution associated with his death sentence, he was confronted with an unfamiliar reality A future As a result, he realized that he needed to understand why he murdered his family He reached out to Dr Robert Hanlon, a neuropsychologist who had examined him in the past Dr Hanlon engaged Odle in a therapeutic process of introspection and self reflection, which became the basis of their collaboration on this book.Hanlon tells a gripping story of Odle s life as an abused child, the life experiences that formed his personality, and his tragic homicidal escalation to mass murder, seamlessly weaving into the narrative Odle s unadorned reflections of his childhood, finding a new family on death row, and his belief in the powers of redemption.As our nation attempts to understand the continual mass murders occurring in the U.S Survived by One sheds some light on the psychological aspects of why and how such acts of extreme carnage may occur However, Survived by One offers a never been told perspective from the mass murderer himself, as he searches for the answers concurrently being asked by the nation and the world.
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    • Sara says:

      I am from Mt. Vernon, IL and this was/is a really big thing that happened in our community. Of course there were always rumors about everything you never really knew who was embelishing the truth. I really was very interested in knowing what happened or what drove hime to do this. I was just 6 years old when this happened but still it happened 6 blocks from my childhood home. Not only that but there was another brutal murder of a young nurse that happened I believe in 1987 not to far from the Od [...]

    • Kathy Finley-chicago says:

      This book is fascinating. Mass murder is happening daily in America, and Family Mass Murders are also becoming commonplace. We all want to know why and more importantly, how to try to stop these horrible crimes before they occur. They've become part of our culture, sadly. Dr. Hanlon tells this story from a most unique perspective, perhaps a never before account of a mass murderer telling his story in his own words. As a forensic expert in hundreds of murder cases, Dr. Hanlon writes, in a paralle [...]

    • Molly says:

      Actual rating: 3.5I live in Mt. Vernon, not very far from where the Odle house used to be. It was a VERY interesting read, especially considering the fact that I come from here. I found some of the legalese difficult to understand in the book, and some of it was hard to understand because it was repetitive and kind of oddly worded at times. It was so weird though to read this book - I recognized some of the names mentionedr instance, Sid Milliner has mowed my family's yard for years! I really ho [...]

    • Lee-anne Organ says:

      Repetitive and poorly written, it was interesting to have the contributions from the murderer but hard to know how much to believe from his story. He continued to blame things on his mother which demonstrates that he hasn't been able to accept his culpability, he very much comes across as a clever psychopath who has managed to seduce his psychiatrist by playing on the human longing for redemption. This projection from the author speaks more of his good moral standing than of the murderers change [...]

    • Shana says:

      Part psychology text, part true crime book and part memoir, this is a very interesting account of the murder of a family by one of the sons, the events leading up to the crime and its aftermath.

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