Rum, Sodomy, and the Lash: Pick Two (aghrivaine) wrote,
Rum, Sodomy, and the Lash: Pick Two
aghrivaine

Creep-tastic

I went to high school with a kid named Caleb  Farley. He was one of the nerd tribe, but even amongst the nerds he was an outcast - he was socially awkward, overweight, immature. He was a member of some of the same clubs that I was a member of (Drama, Amnesty International) and so I at least knew him well enough to say hello to him in the hallways. Still, he was sort of a pitiable outcast.

Years later, I found out that he murdered a woman and her daughter. The media storm in the area was pretty intense - he was also a gamer and a LARPer, and it cast a shadow on all the gamers in the Philly area. Tonight, on Court-TV there's an episode of "Forensic Files" about his case . I'm definitely going to watch it - I've always been curious about it. What happened to Caleb, that he did this? My memory of him is as a shuffling, pudgy outcase - not a dangerous kid at all. The whole thing happened at a clothing store that apparently his family owned, and I gather he was alone in the store with this woman and her daughter. Was it a sexual assault turned wrong? Was he provoked, or just overcome with some sort of desire he couldn't control? What turned a harmless fat kid into a killer?

If anyone's in the area and wants to come over and watch the show, by all means, drop me a line.
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