The Mind Of Dracula Essay

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Gabrielle PerseghinMrs. KellyPsychology per. 9/106/1/14The Mind of DraculaRichard Trenton Chase, a white Caucasian male, was born may 23, 1950. His early life was rough and he often suffered beatings from his father. As he began to enter his adolescent years, he became an alcoholic. He also developed a fetish for killing, mutilating and drinking the blood of animals which is a clear precursor of becoming a serial killer.In high school, he was unable to maintain relationships. a psychiatrist who examined him claimed that he is unable to experience arousal during conventional intercourse but rather through violent acts such as killing animals. However he refused to receive treatment for his violent behavior (RICHARD CHASE 1).During Chase's adulthood, he moved into his mother's house where he would to attempt to accuse her of trying to poison him. He was then kicked out of his house where he relocated into an apartment that his father bought for him. In the apartment he would capture, disembowel, and devour raw animals. He would then make smoothies out of the remains and drink it. His reasoning was that "by drinking these smoothies he was preventing his heart from shrinking; he feared that if it shrank too much it would disappear and then he would die." (RICHARD CHASE).In 1975, Chase was admitted unwillingly into a mental institution for injecting rabbit's blood into his veins and contracting blood poisoning. Chase escaped from the hospital and ran home to his mother where he was then placed into a hospital for the criminally insane. During his time there, the staff once found him with blood all over his mouth. it was then that he was given the nickname "Dracula". "After undergoing a battery of treatments involving psychotropic drugs, Chase was deemed no longer a danger to society, and in 1976, he was released into the recognizance of his parents; his mother, deciding that her son did not need to be on the ant schizophrenic medication that he had been prescribed, weaned him off it." This was possibly the worst thing that could have happened (Just Crazy for Blood).A woman was shot in her kitchen living in Sacramento. However she was not killed. Two days later Chase went for blood. Ambrose Griffin, the first victim was killed on December 29, 1977 in a drive by shooting. The 51 year old engineer and father of two was helping his wife bring in groceries when he was shot to death by a .22 rifle, ending...

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