The Japanese Serial Killer: Takahiro Shiraishi

Sometimes a story comes along that is enough to shock humanity. These days, that takes a lot, but by now most of us have now heard the initial story of Takahiro Shiraishi. He is the 27 year old Japanese man who appears to be responsible for the deaths and dismemberment of nine individuals.

Apparently he dwelled in the dark recesses of life and the internet. Shiraishi skipped out on a grocery store job shortly after high school and then became a ‘Talent Scout’ in the sex industry, targeting young women for prostitution. He gained a poor reputation in this industry (which should speak volumes if you are known for nefarious dealings here).

Through the internet, on Twitter, he went by the name, ‘HangingPro’. From that account he attempted to recruit women who were in despair and wanted assistance in committing suicide. He established a connection base on empathy and helpfulness, but in the end it was his selfishness, depravity, and perhaps depression that drove him.

He used statements such as the following to lure and isolate his victims into comfort:

“I want to help people who are really in pain. Please DM me anytime.”


“It is not good to tell friends, family members and social networking sites that you are going to die before committing suicide.”

He killed nine people over the course of two months, one man and eight women all of whom were young, from 17 to mid-20s in age. The man was killed as a witness to his girlfriends murder. The motives are still muddled and perhaps numerous. They include the desire to rape some women, though it unclear if they were indeed raped. He also is said to have robbed one of the victims of 3,400 Yen.

Friends and early acquaintances of Shiraishi as quiet but social and not a sense of the impending man he would become. He solicited murder and performed violence at uncommon and gruesome rate for Japan. Police found heads, limbs, and his bloody tools of the trade when he was arrested this passed Tuesday. I am sure we will here more of this story in the coming months.


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Man Believes He Is God — Kills Father Who Doubts His Omnipotence


Leroy Smith III is a troubled young man.  His father knew that he was troubled, but he did not know the depths of his son’s depravity or mental defect.   The younger smith was evicted from his previous living arrangement and the landlord had acquired a restraining order against him. One of the reasons he was evicted was that he set his guitar and amp on fire because they were emitting ‘evil music’.  His mother and stepfather expelled him from their house for bad behavior.  His father, however, wanted to help his son and let him stay at his residence at the beginning of this year.   That was the beginning of the end.  Leroy Smith III killed his father using multiple knives.  In his own words he “filleted” his father like a fish.  He dismembered the body and set the body parts in sixteen separate trash bags.   He says he murdered his father for the years of sexual assault he endured.  But this is also a man who refers to himself as God.    After being lead from the courthouse, he extolled:

“I am the Lord, the father of life” and asked them to follow him on Twitter.

He also makes reference to investigators that the FBI instructed him to record the murder and upload the video to YouTube and that in addition to being God, he is in fact a member of the Hell’s Angels.  He also goes under the bizarre monniker, Commander Koon Kringle.     Insane, dubious, and oxymoronic. For more insanity, you can check the Commander’s Facebook page.

Needless to say the court has ordered a psychiatric evaluation.

My condolences to the family to have endure this tragedy.


Murderers Explore New Fetish: Having Sex On Corpses?

Perpetrators: Adam Landerman, Alisa Massaro, Bethany McKee, Joshua Miner


Victims: Eric Glover and Terrence Rankins

I refrained on commenting on this crime before but the bizarre just get ever more so. Joshua Miner (the disheveled hombre on the bottom right) was told by his girlfriend Alisa Massaro that she fantasized of having sex on with a dead person.  I don’t want to understand the logistics nor the rationale for that but what Miner decided to do next was incredibly more bizarre.  Minor and his associates above lured Terrance Rankins and Eric Glover to his girlfriends home.  They robbed them and then proceeded to kill them.

Now whether it was the fantasy that prompted this homicide or the motive of robbery is up in the air but what happened next leads me to believe the fantasy played a part.  Minor invited Massarro to have sex with him on top of the dead bodies of Rankins and Glover. She initially rebuked his attempts but once he threw a sheet over the dead bodies, she relented.  The two proceeded to copulate on their victims. It is also suggested that Landerman participated in the sexual romp on top to the bodies.  After they had sex on top of the corpses and body surfed on top of them, they planned to keep the victim’s teeth as trophies. Now their is no proper decorum when it comes to murder but assuredly there is a way to make the atrocity worse and this was indeed the fashion.

The four individuals then attempted (I guess this means they failed) to dismember the bodies and continued to party while the two corpses remained in the house.  When the police knocked on the door, three of the aggressors were playing video games.

This crime was both nonchalant and grotesque.  Maybe it’s the fact that it was nonchalant that makes it grotesque.


Man Decapitates Mother And Poses For A Picture With Her Head In Hand


Perpetrator: Bahsid McLean


Victim: Tanya Ward

Terrifying Picture Of McLean Holding Him Mom's Head (Edited)

Terrifying Picture Of McLean Holding Him Mom’s Head (Edited)

Is this the whole ‘bath salts’ thing again?  Was this kid watching too many Walking Dead re-runs?  Was it a combination of the two?  This story is completely baffling for so many reasons.  First, Bahsid McLean, killed his mother, Tanya Byrd by violently stabbing her to death.  He then dismembered her body.  He then decided he wanted to upload a picture to his Myspace (it has to be Myspace) by taking a picture in his mirror (very Myspace) with his mother’s severed head tucked under his arm.   OK.  It’s an absolute atrocity to murder someone but it’s more so when it’s your own mother.  But to hold her head as a trophy for picture time after your deed?  That is some depravity rarely seen.

But here’s something else that is baffling:  He called his friend, William Harris to help dispose of the body.  I don’t know about you, but if any one of my friends mentions ‘disposing of a body’ all they are getting is a dial tone and a visit from the police department.   But what does Mr. Harris do?   He assists Mr. Mclean in the purchase of a table saw so they can dismember the body easier.  They are caught on camera purchasing the item at the local hardware store!  Unbelievable.  I hope that Mr.Harris gets a significant amount of jail time so he can sit and ponder as to when his loyalty became stupidity.  Obviously his soul is just as maligned as Mr. McLean’s.  On an aside, the police found Ms. Byrd’s remains in different plastic bags inside of some luggage.

Mr. McLean most recently showed up for court wearing a trash bag because he kept urinating on himself.   That seems to be the best way to prep an insanity defense…