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Anticipating Without Remorse Serial Killer Sequel, New Kindle & Paperback of First Book Published by Author Vonda Pelto, Ph.D.
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Thursday, January 10, 2019


Without Redemption: Part II of Dr. Vonda Pelto's Journey Thru the Minds, Souls & Deeds of L.A.'s Freeway Serial Killers
 

It took Vonda Pelto many years to work through the nightmares to finish her first book, Without Remorse: The Story of the Woman Who Kept Los Angeles' Serial Killers Alive, and many more to complete the sequel which chronicles the crimes and trials of William Bonin and his gang of Freeway Killers. Her dealings with Bonin, a singularly vicious serial killer and sexual predator, and his cohorts James Munro, Gregory Mylie and William Pugh created the foundation for her sequel, Without Redemption: Part II of Dr. Vonda Pelto's Journey Thru the Minds, Souls & Deeds of L.A.'s Freeway Killers, set to be released in early 2019.

Vernon Butts was the fifth man in the gang and his suicide at L.A. Men's County Jail provided authorities with the impetus to bring her in, as a soon-to-be-licensed psychologist, to prevent repeat occurrences with other serials killers awaiting trail. These included Hillside Strangler Kenneth Bianchi, Sunset Strip Killer Douglas Clark, Trash Bag Murderer Eli Kamanchero and others.

In anticipation of the upcoming sequel, she has issued new paperback and Kindle versions of Without Remorse that are now available on Amazon.

"This new book is an in-depth look at the crimes and trials of a group of vicious men who ended up having a profound effect on my life, they let down their guard, told me everything because it was all confidential and it nearly destroyed me. Every time I tried the write the first book the nightmares came back, and finally I was able to break through and get it done…now I'm on to the sequel and it is about Bonin and his crew, horrible creatures," said Vonda Pelto, Ph.D.

Included in the book will be letters from William Bonin and other Freeway Killers. Vonda is still communicates with James Munro, serving a life sentence, and was in touch with Gregory Mylie before he was killed in a prison a few years ago. Without Redemption will be more detailed than her previous book and is sure offer a unique perspective of William Bonin and the Freeway Killers.


Random Thoughts from Vonda Pelto, Ph.D.:

None of the serial killers I worked with exhibited any psychotic symptoms. I would classify them all as psychopaths, someone who is callous, devoid of empathy, lacks remorse or feelings of guilt.

Having the ultimate power over life and death made them feel strong and reduced their feelings of inadequacy.  I believe there is nothing a therapist, even Freud himself, could have done to stop these killers.  There are three indicators of sadism in children: cruelty to animals, wetting the bed into adolescence, and setting fires.

Destruction of property can also be a predictor of aggressive behavior in adulthood.  Most serial killers are white male, often clean-cut, and look like the boy next door. Don't ever believe that you can pick out a killer or child molester by their looks. Even psychologists can't do that. I don't believe serial killers or child molesters can be

Rehabilitated. I also don't believe that the death penalty is a deterrent to a killer, but it does keep them from committing another murder. We do have a right to be protected. Probably being abandoned or abused as children plays a large part and contributes to their abhorrent behavior. But many people suffer sexual and physical abuse, and they don't become killers.

Just like you were born with certain characteristics, I believe these killers are born that way. They lack a conscience or empathy for other human beings. There is something missing in their genetic makeup—that's what allows them to torture and kill so easily.

Bottom line, albeit perhaps a bit too simplistic: We need more research to improve our ability to spot serial or mass murderers at young ages.

 
Michael Joseph Butler
E.B. GO Vision Media
CA