The Devil Made Me Do It is a gripping account of the blood-curdling atrocities that occur in the name of Satan, and are often committed by the teenage boy or girl next door....
Satan only played a tiny role in the Bible. He didn't even kill, maim or torture anyone. Yet barrel loads of blood have been spilled in his name, particularly in modern times. Believing they are doing the Lord Of All Evil's work, killers have launched frenzied, bloodthirsty attacks on innocent victims - even cutting out their hearts, burying them alive and drinking their blood. Satan-inspired murders make you shudder. Such is their atrocity.
The Devil Made Me Do It explores ten killings that were committed in Satan's name - ranging from the 1990s to date. Included is the case of six young Americans (one was 14) who, believing they were fighting against the Christian establishment for Satan, mercilessly gunned down a family of Jehovah's Witnesses (including the children). They then backed a van over the convulsing bodies for good measure. Also covered is the Texas man who ate his mother's heart in a cannabalistic ritual to Satan.
Shocking, repulsive and terrifying - yes. But is it really a belief in Satan that motivates such crimes? Or would the perpetrators have killed anyway?
The Devil Made Me Do It looks to find out. It talks to law enforcement officers, psychologists, and to killers' and victims families to discover patterns that reveal why people become obsessed with the idea of the Devil and kill in his name.
The book also talks to Marilyn Manson, who has regularly been blamed for influencing Satanic killers. Plus it interviews the FBI and other specialised police agencies to discover how much credence they give to the concept of Satan being the motivation behind the terrible murders uncovered in this book.
Jimmy Lee Shreeve is a bestselling cult author and journalist. His books include "How To Be Famous" (Orion), the cult classic "Doktor Snake’s Voodoo Spellbook" (St Martin’s Press), "Cannibals" (John Blake), "Blood Rites" (Random House), and "Human Sacrifice" (Barricade).Jimmy’s byline and work has appeared in over 1000 newspapers, magazines and online media all over the world, including The Independent, Financial Times, Sunday Express, The Guardian, Sunday Telegraph, Daily Express, Mail On Sunday, Best Magazine, Chat, How To Spend It, Maxim, Front, and The Sun.He has made ...
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