Lawrence Bittaker and Roy Norris were a serial killer team that were eventually dubbed The Toolbox Killers from their penchant for torture using various tools. They had met in prison and after palling around in the joint discovered each others' fantasies about raping young girls. They soon found out their release date was close to one anothers and made a plan to rape and murder a girl from each year of teenagers from 13 to 19. Once released they got themselves a van that they named "Murder Mac" and drove around CA picking up young girls in various ways and then raping and torturing them to death. Nice guys, huh?
As they checked off their list, authorities realized there was a new serial killer operating in Cali. Sometimes it's hard to uncover the evidence that there are two perps when these outrages happen and it was so in this case as well, with only a few astute detectives' instincts kicking in to tell them that there was probably two scumbags doing the series.
Norris seems to have liked the rape more so of the two, while Bittaker seemed to focus on the torture part of their work. After the duo was captured, a tape recording was found of the audio of one of the torture sessions with a 15yo begging for her life and crying for her mother while "pliers" Bittaker did unspeakable things with various items in his toolbox and injected glass cleaner into her veins.
Even if I had this disgusting piece of evidence (that apparently led to members of the jury running out of the room or vomiting) I would not post it. Even with the desensitization common on image-boards these days, it must be a gruesome testimony of Larry Bittaker's depravity and even I, the BO of /deth/, couldn't bring myself to listen to it. It is one of the better protected pieces of true crime evidence, and with good reason. Rumor has it that it was destroyed after the Toolbox Killers were convicted, and I have never seen it available. The story itself is heartbreaking enough without further proof of the evil of these two.
Bittaker is still on Death Row in CA where he plays hearts with other death row serial killers such as William Bonin, and Norris died a horrible painful death from cancer despite all that prison medicine could do. They killed at least 5 young girls.
I try to report these true crime tales objectively, but these guys are real pieces of shit that deserved every prison guard beatdown/shank/rape that they got after they were stopped. Even the FBI profilers were horrified by the details of the crimes, despite their expertise derived from the FBI's huge database of murders and the insights of killers they had interviewed.
Even those profilers said these guys were the worst of the worst.
Edited last time by ToxicEpoxy on 02/17/2020 (Mon) 21:31:17.