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Bad Boy: The True Story of Kenneth Allen…

Bad Boy: The True Story of Kenneth Allen McDuff, the Most Notorious Serial…

by Gary M. Lavergne

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Finished reading last night. (January 4th) This was the second time i read this book. It is such a shocking story. This time i read it together with another book about this serial killer: No Remorse by Bob Stewart.

The 2 books were very much alike.
The difference this book was bigger, had a chapter with notes but most important it was published later (3 Years?) which meant the author could tell us the aftermath.
McDuff did tell where 3 of his victims were buried so I am so glad that they were able to bring Regina, Colleen and Melanie home.
Plus the author also told us that McDuff died. He was executed on November 17, 1998 at Huntsville Unit. According to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice death row section McDuff's final words were: "I’m ready to be released. Release me".[3] McDuff's body was never claimed by his family. He is buried in the cemetery of the prison where he was executed. His grave marker is adorned only with his death row number: X999055.

It is very interesting to learn that what he did, being paroled twice and kill again, launched a massive overhaul of its prison system to prevent violent criminals from winning early parole in Texas.
The parole rules were tightened and I can imagine he must have been on of the most hated prisoners by his fellow prisoners. ( )
  Marlene-NL | Apr 12, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0312981252, Mass Market Paperback)

A juvenile delinquent and bully as a child, Kenneth Allen McDuff was a notorious criminal by the age of 19. In August 1966, while on parole for burglary, he raped, tortured, and murdered three teenagers in an abandoned field far from his hometown of Rosebud, a peaceful Central Texas hamlet. He was tried, convicted, and condemned to death. Had his sentence not been commuted to life, that would have been the end of Kenneth Allen McDuff. But in 1989, only weeks after the twenty-third anniversary of his crimes, the bad boy from Rosebud walked out of prison a free man.

McDuff took pleasure in outwitting the system, and his bloodlust was an impulse he had no intention of controlling. After decomposed corpses of more and more women were discovered, the worst nightmares of the authorities came true. But times were different. It took 32 years to bring his brutal and heartless crime spree to a fitting end. Texas had never seen such incredible brutality--and has never been the same since.

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A chilling account of a serial killer whose cruel and tortuous murders while on parole from the Broomstick Murders changed the third largest criminal justice system in the United States.

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