Kenneth Allen McDuff

Demographic Info

AKAVictimsSexEthnicityCountryTypeMotivationBirthDeath
The Broomstick Murderer, The Broomstick Killer, The Bad Boy from RosebudConvicted of 5; Suspected in at least 4 more.MaleCaucasianUSANomadicSexual, Sadistic1946/03/21 (Rosebud, Texas, USA)1998/11/17 (Lethal injection)

Bibliography

TitleAuthorSources
Bad Boy: The True Story of Kenneth Allen McDuff, the Most Notorious Serial Killer in Texas HistoryGary M. LavergneAmazon, Kim Cantrell Review
No RemorseBob StewartAmazon, Kim Cantrell Review

Kenneth Allen McDuff is suspected of being involved in as many as nine or more murders. He was convicted of five. He was famously released from life in prison due to over-crowding, and proceeded to kill again.

 

Blog Posts

Episode 051: The Serial Killer Cycle, Part 1

on October 21st, 2011 in Podcast Episodes, Psychology, Serial Killers by | 7 Comments

This week, we look at the serial killer cycle, a theory proposed by Joel Norris in 1988. While the theory is rather lacking in scientific testing, it ties in well with the concept of serial murder as addictive behavior, a concept I believe has considerable merit. Dr. Norris’ “Phases of…

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Episode 046: Questions & Answers II

on September 16th, 2011 in Podcast Episodes, Pop Culture, Serial Killers by | No Comments

This week, we’re having our second Questions and Answers episode. The questions we’ll answer are: How many serial killers are active at any one time? What do you think of the cultural hero-worship of some serial killers? Why do so many killers have three names? Are there many serial killers…

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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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Episode 020: Kenneth Allen McDuff, Part 4

on March 11th, 2011 in Podcast Episodes, Serial Killers by | 1 Comment

When we left off last week, McDuff had abducted and killed Melissa Northrup, and then disappeared. Slowly, the investigators began to put things together. You can also download the episode directly. And feel free to use the comments below for episode discussion. Sources: Bad Boy: The True Story of Kenneth…

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Episode 019: Kenneth Allen McDuff, Part 3

on March 4th, 2011 in Podcast Episodes, Serial Killers by | No Comments

When we left things last week, Kenneth Allen McDuff was cruising west Austin for a woman to kidnap and “use up”, with his sidekick Alva Hank Worley. Colleen Reed had just begun washing her Miata at the car wash at Powell and West 5th Street. You can also download the…

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Episode 018: Kenneth Allen McDuff, Part 2

on February 25th, 2011 in Podcast Episodes, Serial Killers by | 1 Comment

When we left off last week, Kenneth Allen McDuff had just been found guilty of killing three teenagers in the Broomstick Murders, and had been sent to death row. You can also download the episode directly. And feel free to use the comments below for episode discussion. Sources: Bad Boy:…

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Genene Jones may be Released under old Texas Law

on February 23rd, 2011 in Serial Killers by | No Comments

Genene Jones was a nurse from the San Antonio area in the 1970’s. Wanting to be seen as a hero, she would inject infants with heparin or succinylchlorine to make them sick. She would then revive the infant and be proclaimed a savior. Usually. Sometimes it didn’t work out so…

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Episode 017: Kenneth Allen McDuff, Part 1

on February 18th, 2011 in Podcast Episodes, Serial Killers by | No Comments

December 1991 28-year-old Colleen Reed, an accountant for the Lower Colorado River Authority, is feeling a bit under the weather, but has a very busy weekend. It’s Saturday, and she works a bit, then watches a video and spends the night with her friend, Oliver. Early the next morning, Sunday…

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The Insanity Defense for Serial Killers

on October 20th, 2010 in Law Enforcement, Psychology by | No Comments

Allyson L. Gay of Northeastern University has published a paper, Reforming the Insanity Defense: The Need for a Psychological Defect Plea. She calls for an expansion of the legal definition of insanity to address the psychopathic tendencies of many serial killers. She would rather they be committed so that they…

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