- Jun 8, 2012
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I just went back and read my initial post on this thread, and it's kind of interesting to me, that I still think attention was his primary motivator, but the overall tone of his need has changed some for me.
Now that we have heard from mama, I can't help but wonder if she was so self involved that he received little to no attention on a day to day basis. The good things received no praise, no mention, but he learned quickly that the BAD things would receive attention. Not the type of attention you or I would think would be desirable, but negative attention is better than no attention, right?
There are little tidbits sprinkled throughout his juvenile docs that suggest to me that he did not relish being the person that he is. He's impulsive and overly sensitive and has a hair trigger, but he doesn't like that about himself.
Since he's been out of prison, he seems to be an overacheiver, and I think those tendencies have leaked into his criminal life.
I think he wanted to be caught. He went out of his way to create this list of very unsettlling Amazon reviews. They are created in these big bursts, loads of them on one day. He did the same on Charlies page. It seems to me as if he set time aside to create this online record for future reference, once he was caught. To give people something to pore over and dissect and discuss.
He seems to favor a relatively quick kill. And while I am NOT IN ANY WAY suggesting that KB's captivity was Ok, or was not incredibly traumatic, I am almost expecting to find that given the situation, that he treated her pretty well.
He fed her, he took her for walks, and I suspect she was given a bed to sleep in.
I think he has two layers of motivation in his killings.
The one he will present, which I am sure in his mind is perfectly valid - they laughed at me, the talked smart to me, they abused drugs, what have you. I honestly think that KB was his girlfriend, in his own twisted mind.
But his primary motivation is simply to BE A SERIAL KILLER. His kills are relatively 'clean' because he isn't driven to kill for the pleasure of it, he does it methodically to make his mark in the world.
He will be studied, LE will come to him for information. He will be all over the news. Those WS'ers will be going over every move he has ever made.
All eyes on TK, criminal mastermind.
No more laughing at his expense.
Truly, the sky is the limit for his potential murders. Every empty house he had a key to could be a crime scene. If he had access to a plane at any point in time there is another whole world of missing people that he could be responsible for.
I suspect he will slowly leak this information to LE over time, to keep eyes on him.
This is where I am with him - for today. All ideas are subject to change as more information becomes available.
Great post! I became a WS member because of Luka Magnotta, and he was also very attention-driven/seeking. He had THOUSANDS of YouTube profiles, and went on the deep web to talk about his crime before it was even committed. Sometimes the stuff I read about TK reminds me of him in a way. For Magnotta, he figured that ANY infamy (is that a word?) was better than none at all. Sounds like TK is the same in that aspect.