Charles Whitman  

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"Both The Phantom of Liberty (Luis Buñuel, 1974) and God Told Me To (Larry Cohen, 1976) feature a scene in which a sniper shoots innocent strangers from a highrise. Both scenes are probably inspired by Charles Whitman's spree killing in Texas in 1966." --Sholem Stein


"A new breed of killer appeared. They didn't want money or sex or revenge. It was a new kind of murder. The senseless killing of random strangers."--The Killing of America (1982) on Charles Whitman

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Charles Whitman (1941 – 1966) was a student at the University of Texas at Austin who killed 14 people and wounded 32 others during a shooting rampage on and around the campus of the University of Texas at Austin in 1966.




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