The Antifa Shuffle
- Jun 10, 2013
Speaking of Chris Watts, he killed his family early in the morning. Went to work, got called back to the house by the cops, dealt with that all afternoon, then they let him go back to the house for the evening/night.
What the fuck must that night have been like?
Lying there alone in the house where you just murdered your wife 18 hours ago, and you know that IF you fall asleep then you're just going to wake up and have to deal with the cops...... and you've got the feeling that you really fucked this up and you're not going to get away with it.
And if you want to sleep in your bed - that's where you murdered your wife and saw her shit herself.
Would you sleep in one of your daughters' rooms? I mean you know they won't be needing it, but i can't see it being a great nights sleep. Sleep on the couch? What do you do at 3am, alone in the house after a day like that, knowing what you did and what is waiting for you tomorrow? Must have been a really weird headspace that night. Wonder what the fuck was going through his head.
That got me thinking of this story...
In 1998, 14-year old Joshua Phillips (mugshot on the left) brutally murdered his 8-year old neighbor, Maddie Clifton (right), bludgeoning and stabbing her multiple times.
Maddie had been missing for a week before her body was discovered. Hundreds of people from around the neighborhood took part in an organized search, including Phillips himself. The search ended when Phillips' mother noticed a leak from under his waterbed and found Maddie's body. Phillips had been sharing his room with, and sleeping on top of, a dead body all that time.
Phillips' true motives for the murder have never been entirely clear. He reportedly had a fondness for torture porn (which he watched from his father's collection) and an obsessive crush on Maddie's older sister. Objects from inside Maddie's house that had gone missing in the days prior to the murder were found in Phillips' room.
Phillips was initially sentenced to life in prison. In recent years, a Supreme Court ruling found that automatic life sentences for juveniles was unconstitutional, and so Phillips was granted a re-sentencing hearing. Following the hearing, he was again sentenced to life.
For anyone who may be interested, Criminally Listed did a detailed profile of the case (beginning at the 7-minute mark below):