Herbert Mullin

Demographic Info

AKAVictimsSexEthnicityCountryTypeMotivationBirthDeath
n/a13MaleCaucasianUSATerritorialPersonal Cause1947/04/18 (Salinas, California, USA)n/a

Bibliography

TitleAuthorSources
Die Song, The: A Journey into the Mind of a Mass MurdererDonald T. Lunde and Jefferson MorganAmazon

Videography

TitleSources
Most Evil: Delusional (Episode 2x03)

Herbert Mullin was a schizophrenic who believed that the American deaths in the Vietnam War was preventing an earthquake in California. With the war winding down in 1972 and 1973, if he didn’t kill, California would be destroyed. He killed thirteen and California did not fall into the ocean.

Blog Posts

Episode 050: Herbert Mullin, Part 4

on October 14th, 2011 in Podcast Episodes, Serial Killers by | 1 Comment

When we concluded last week, Herbert Mullin had just killed his former friend and marijuana dealer James Gianera, James’ wife, and three people that lived where James had used to. This week, we draw Mullin’s story to its close. Mentioned in this Episode: Edmund Kemper You can also download the…

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Episode 049: Herbert Mullin, Part 3

on October 7th, 2011 in Podcast Episodes, Serial Killers by | 1 Comment

Last week, Herbert Mullin’s voices had become so insistent that he finally obeyed them, committing his first murder. This week, more sacrifices must be made to prevent the catastrophic earthquake in California’s future. You can also download the episode directly. And feel free to use the comments below for episode…

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Episode 048: Herbert Mullin, Part 2

on September 30th, 2011 in Podcast Episodes, Serial Killers by | No Comments

Last week, Herbert Mullin’s mental state was clearly degrading. His closest friend had died, and he had dropped out of college and began living the hippie lifestyle. This week, he finally, um, understands what the voices want him to do. You can also download the episode directly. And feel free…

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Episode 047: Herbert Mullin, Part 1

on September 23rd, 2011 in Podcast Episodes, Serial Killers by | No Comments

This week, we begin our look at Herbert Mullin, a paranoid schizophrenic who killed at least 13 people. I think his story will take us about three episodes to get through. You can also download the episode directly. And feel free to use the comments below for episode discussion. Sources:…

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Episode 021: Questions & Answers I

on March 18th, 2011 in Podcast Episodes by | 3 Comments

This week we have our first Questions and Answers episode. The questions asked and answered are: Who’s your favorite serial killer? What serial killers do you find least interesting, and why? What type of serial killer scares you? Do you think serial killers are created by nature or nurture? Have…

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Herbert Mullin Denied Parole

on February 19th, 2011 in Serial Killers by | No Comments

Herbert Mullin, who was convicted of killing ten people in 1972 and 1973, was denied parole Thursday. The hearing was at Mule Creek State Prison. District Attorney Bob Lee argued: The victims’ families and friends and the entire community suffered immeasurably by the actions of this man. It is clear…

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Episode 005: Power/Control, Hedonistic, Mission-Oriented, Visionary

on November 26th, 2010 in Law Enforcement, Podcast Episodes, Psychology, Serial Killers by | No Comments

Ronald M. Holmes and James Deburger developed a system for categorizing serial murderers in 1998. Stephan T. Holmes joined them in developing later versions. The system is now referred to as the Holmes Typology. It was based upon the analysis of case material and interviews from 110 serial murders. Their…

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