Celebrity stalking, homicide, and suicide: A psychological autopsy

  • Schlesinger L
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Despite the high-profile nature of many celebrity stalking cases, little is known about the offenders and even less is known about those who kill their celebrity victims. The case of an obsessed fan who attempted to kill a rock star and then committed suicide is presented. By analyzing his detailed diary, both insight into the motivational dynamics of this type of stalker and delineation of several warning signs, which help differentiate an enthusiastic fan from one who harbors a potentially dangerous obsession, is gained.

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  • Celebrity
  • Homicide
  • Stalking
  • Suicide

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  • Louis B. Schlesinger

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