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    TX - DeBARDELEBEN, James Mitchell "Mike"

    I've used Texas as a prefix, but that doesn't mean his crimes are limited to that state. The evidence on this perp tells us that he travelled.

    Gauging psychopathia
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    A middle-aged ex-con who once starved a man to death and two of her accomplices are arrested, charged with keeping four mentally disabled prisoners chained up in the putrid sub-basement of a rowhouse in the city's Tacony section. The next day, investigators say there may have been more victims: children and teenagers.
    [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_DeBardeleben"]Mike DeBardeleben - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]

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    Book 'Em: The Anatomy of Evil
    August 7, 2009 6:30 AM
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    Is a psychopath or a sadist "the personification of evil?"

    Stone: By no means are all psychopaths or sadists the "personifications of evil." There are plenty of con-artists/psychopaths who'll sell you fake Rolex watches on the street-corner, but never lay a hand on anyone who are therefore psychopathic but not evil.

    There are plenty of husbands and wives who are constantly busy humiliating their spouses or saying mean things to their kids but who never abuse them physically or sexually; these folks are sadistic (in that they enjoy making others suffer) but their acts fall far short of what it takes to call someone "evil" or to call certain actions "evil." But most persons whom society does label as the personification of evil turn out to be sadistic psychopaths, like the serial killer John Ray Weber (mentioned above), or like Mike DeBardeleben, Leonard Lake, David Parker Ray, and other serial killers who subjected their victims to prolonged torture.
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    One of a series of ten videos

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    During DeBardeleben's known sexual assaults, he would approach his victims using posing as a police officer. When he had them under control, he would rape them repeatedly and brutally, usually with objects since he couldn't maintain an erection. He had a habit of making his victims call him "Daddy" during the assaults and would sometimes record the acts.

    Profile[IMG]http://www.websleuths.com/forums/data:image/gif;******,R0lGODlhAQABAIABAAAAAP///yH5BAEAAAEALAAAAAABAAEAQAICTAEAOw%3D%3D[/IMG] DeBardeleben has been described as fitting the pathology of a so-called anger-excitation rapist, the kind of rapist who derives pleasure from the suffering of his victims. Their goals are to dominate and control their victims.
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    Oops! I forgot the link to Carlene's thread. Thanks for adding it, BW.
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    Is there any evidence that he was in Florida?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sleuthster View Post
    Is there any evidence that he was in Florida?

    I'm not sure -- my guess is "more than likely". I'll try to run something down on that for you.

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    Sleuthster, I have not yet found any definitive answer for you about Florida -- will continue to look, though.

    I saw a couple of "commenters" here and there saying he had been in FL but not backing it up with any source, etc.

    I also found a source that mentions that in one particular year, DeB passed counterfeit bills in 46 states -- which would mean a pretty high chance of FL being one of them, I'd think -- but I'm not linking that yet, because I also have doubts about that one. I know that sometimes there is confusion about which/how many states DeB physically visited in his bill-passing and those in which his counterfeit turned up. (Some of his bills weren't detected when he first passed them, thus were given back out in change, etc., and eventually made it to places he perhaps hadn't actually been -- I think those are called "floaters".)

    Is there a particular year about which you are wondering if he might have been in Florida?

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    Stephen G. Michaud's Lethal Shadow (also released under the title Beyond Cruel) is, AFAIK, the only book-length work about Debardeleben. It's well worth reading.

    At the link is the Prologue to the book, informative in itself:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Backwoods View Post
    Sleuthster, I have not yet found any definitive answer for you about Florida -- will continue to look, though.

    I saw a couple of "commenters" here and there saying he had been in FL but not backing it up with any source, etc.

    I also found a source that mentions that in one particular year, DeB passed counterfeit bills in 46 states -- which would mean a pretty high chance of FL being one of them, I'd think -- but I'm not linking that yet, because I also have doubts about that one. I know that sometimes there is confusion about which/how many states DeB physically visited in his bill-passing and those in which his counterfeit turned up. (Some of his bills weren't detected when he first passed them, thus were given back out in change, etc., and eventually made it to places he perhaps hadn't actually been -- I think those are called "floaters".)

    Is there a particular year about which you are wondering if he might have been in Florida?
    Another member contacted me via email with a theory on a case out of Florida that happened in April 1982. He believes that DeB could be involved with this missing person. I just have not been able to find any evidence of this. Also, it is strange that I had a recollection of being in Dunkn Donuts around that same period of time and the same area that she lived in and the person in front of my mom and I had a counterfit $20. It was a male that's all I remember. I was 15 at the time.

    I'm just curious if there is any proof he was there at the time.
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    I also have a curiosity about his child that he forced the wife to give up for adoption. Do we know what state that was in? Year?


    Edit- Never mind on this one I just found the answer. The baby was a girl born Summer of 61 it looks like according to "Beyond Cruel"
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