Fruitloops: Serial Killers of Color

E99: David Bullock aka The Happy Killer

November 5, 2020

This week Beth and Wendy discuss David Bullock, a man who, between December 1981 and January 1982, killed at least six people in New York City.

First we thank you for your listener letters and support (5:28).  We introduce the story and start with the stats (10:41). Then we dive into the setting, New York City (11:47), the killers early life (28:48) and the timeline (31:18).  Then, we get into the investigation & arrest (41:00) followed by "Where are they now?"(45:43). We get into our Take Aways and what we think made the perp snap (48:02). 

As usual we close out the show with some tips on how not to get murdered (53:09) and some shout outs (54:57).  

Thanks for listening! This is a weekly podcast and new episodes drop every Thursday, so until next time... look alive guys, it's crazy out there!

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Articles/Websites

Murderpedia. (n.d.). David Bullock. Murderpedia, the Encyclopedia of Murderers. Retrieved 10/23/2020 from https://murderpedia.org/male.B/b/bullock-david.htm

Gay History Wiki. (n.d.). David Bullock. Retrieved 10/23/2020 from http://gayhistory.wikidot.com/david-bullock

Faso, Frank; Meskil, Paul. (10/27/1982). Pleads Guilty to Murdering Six People. Daily News. Retrieved 10/24/2020 from https://www.newspapers.com/image/486353208/

Faso, Frank; Meskil, Paul. (10/27/1982). Plea. Daily News. Retrieved 10/24/2020 from https://www.newspapers.com/image/486352366/

Faso, Frank; Cosgrove, Vincent. (11/30/1982). Slayer of 6 Sentenced to 150 Years. Daily News. Retrieved 10/24/2020 from https://www.newspapers.com/image/486338124/

The Ithaca Journal. (11/30/1982). Man Sentenced to 150 Years in Jail. Retrieved 10/24/2020 from https://www.newspapers.com/image/257513570/

Daily News. (10/28/1982). A Case For The Death Penalty. Retrieved 10/24/2020 from https://www.newspapers.com/image/486358962/

Star Gazette. (10/27/1982). Killing ‘makes me happy,’ man says. Retrieved 10/24/2020 from https://www.newspapers.com/image/278056847/

Press and Sun Bulletin. (10/28/1982). Defense Fights Kill-For-Fun Guilty Plea. Retrieved 10/25/2020 from https://www.newspapers.com/image/256051071/

Kerber, Fred. (03/13/1982). Link Body Found In River to Suspect in Killings. Daily News. Retrieved 10/25/2020 from https://www.newspapers.com/image/490055408/

History

The Central Park Conservancy. (11/25/2019). The Rediscovery and Research of Seneca Village. Retrieved on 10/25/2020 from https://www.centralparknyc.org/articles/rediscovery-and-research-of-seneca-village

Connolly, Colleen. (10/05/2018). The True Native New Yorkers Can Never Truly Reclaim Their Homeland. Smithsonian Magazine. Retrieved 10/25/2020 from https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/true-native-new-yorkers-can-never-truly-reclaim-their-homeland-180970472/

Thomas, Zoe. (8/28/2019). The hidden links between slavery and Wall Street. BBC Business Reporter. Retrieved 10/25/2020 from https://www.bbc.com/news/business-49476247

Wikipedia contributors. (10/13/2020). Wall Street. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 10/25/2020 from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wall_Street&oldid=983372298

Phillip, Abby. (8/15/2015). A permanent reminder of Wall Street’s hidden slave-trading past is coming soon. The Washington Post. Retrieved 10/25/2020 from https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/04/15/a-permanent-reminder-of-wall-streets-hidden-slave-trading-past-is-coming-soon/

Stetson, Damon. (12/18/1981). 17-DAY STRIKE ENDS AGAINST COMPANIES COLLECTING TRASH. The New York Times. Retrieved 10/25/2020 from https://www.nytimes.com/1981/12/18/nyregion/17-day-strike-ends-against-companies-collecting-trash.html

 Compan, Lucas. (11/11/2017). New York City Back in the 1980s. Great Future Stories. Retrieved 10/25/2020 from https://greatfuturestories.com/get-inspired-in-new-york/2017/11/13/new-york-city-back-in-the-1980s

Photo Credit

The Courtroom Sketches of Ida Libby Dengrove
https://archives.law.virginia.edu/dengrove/sketch/3384
Date: 1982, Collection Information:  Box: 11, Folder:52, Identifier:1242

How Not to Get Murdered

From our Listener Mae (abridged, you have to listen for the full tea):  

   Keep a taser in the car. 

   share your location with your close friends 

Shout Outs

NYC Slavery & the Underground Railroad Walking Tour
https://insideouttours.com/tours/nyc-slavery-underground-railroad-tour/

Undisclosed
https://undisclosed-podcast.com/

Hidden: A True Crime Podcast
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hidden-a-true-crime-podcast/id1521619380

Promo

Book of Lies Podcast
https://bookofliespodcast.com/

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"Furious Freak" by Kevin MacLeod
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