Profiling the Night Marauder

This post was written by contributor Cooper Lawson (MC’21). The post was edited by N. Locklin. In the 1920s, there lived a monster that brought terror to Knox and Blount Counties at night. This criminal was blamed for a long list of break-ins, sexual assaults, physical assaults, attempted homicides, and homicides that have left hisContinue reading “Profiling the Night Marauder”

Making the List

It should come as no surprise that the defense team for Maurice Mays, facing the death penalty after having been charged with the murder of Bertie Lindsey, pulled out all the stops. The crucial evidence, that the assaults and murders kept happening even as Mays was incarcerated, never made it to the jury’s ears. ThatContinue reading “Making the List”

What Makes a Murderer?

This post was written by contributor Riley Cook (MC’23). The post was edited by N. Locklin. Over 3,000 serial killers have been identified in America since 1900. Approximately 10,000 lives were taken as a result of their actions. There are an estimated thirty serial killers operating every year in the United States. What makes aContinue reading “What Makes a Murderer?”

The Fiend Becomes a Monster

While Elijah McGill faced trial for the murder of his wife, the Night Marauder went on a rampage. Over the course of the summer of 1920, several women in Knoxville were attacked easily as their doors and windows were left open to let in the cool night air. Circumstances, however, would lead the marauder toContinue reading “The Fiend Becomes a Monster”