Victim: The other side of murder David Lopez 2p.
Gary Kinder • Author of best selling books Victim and Light Years. • Ten years after the Hi-Fi Murders, he began researching for the story Victim: The Other Side of Murder. • Lives in Seattle, Washington with his wife and two daughters. • Teaches advanced writing seminars to lawyers across the U.S.
Byron “Cortney” Naisbitt • 16 years old at time of murders. • Science Genius • Wanted to become a pilot • One of two survivors of murder rampage in Ogden , UT 1974 • Died June 4, 02 • Became a fully licensed pilot.
Dale Pierre Selby The scene of the crime. • 21 years old. • Murdered 3 people in Hi-Fi Shop in Ogden, UT in 1974. • Born in the Isle of Tobago. (Caribbean Islands) • Also suspect for murder of Sergeant Edward Jefferson, which was 1 yr. earlier than Hi-Fi Shop Murders. • Hill Air Force Base Helicopter Mechanic. • Always had a temper as a child. • Watched a movie the day before murders and decided to reenact the gruesome scenes. • Executed on Aug 28, 1987 Ev I Denc e. Dale Selby on Trial.
Favorite Character • Cortney Naisbitt -Struggles -Pulls Through -Still does what he loves.
Least Favorite Character • Dale Pierre Selby • Not human. • Doesn’t have any remorse. • Deserved to die.
Video • Aftermath: A Test of Love
Rising Action • Starts right away. • Cortney goes missing. • Interrupts a robbery in progress. • Mom goes looking for him. • They both become hostages. • Forced to drink Drano and shot in back of head.
Climax • Cortney is in the Hospital. • They don’t think he will live. • He is on life support in a coma. • They think of pulling the plug.
Falling Action • Cortney survives!! • One of the only survivors of this crime.
Resolution • Really isn’t one. • He goes on to become a pilot and graduates high school. • Dale Selby put to death but still not enough. • The lives of the people of Ogden are still stunned.
Setting • Ogden, Utah • This is important because things happen like this everywhere, even little old UT. • 1974 • This was not that long ago. Dale was barely put to death in 1999.
Themes • Life- The value of Life. • Perseverance- To survive when all odds are against you. • Family- Always there to help you through the hard times.
Book Rating • 10 • This gives a lot of details on how life is valued and not valued and makes you think twice before complaining about how bad our lives are.
Social Issue • Media and its effects on society