By Robert E. Hanlon PhD, Thomas V Odle
On November eight, 1985, 18-year-old Tom Odle brutally murdered his mom and dad and 3 siblings within the small southern Illinois city of Mount Vernon, sending shockwaves during the nation. The homicide of the Odle kinfolk continues to be essentially the most terrible relatives mass murders in U.S. background. Odle was once sentenced to dying and, after seventeen years on loss of life row, anticipated a deadly injection to finish his life. even though, Illinois governor George Ryan’s moratorium at the dying penalty in 2000, and later commutation of all demise sentences in 2003, replaced Odle’s sentence to average life.
The commutation of his dying sentence used to be an epiphany for Odle. Prior to the commutation of his demise sentence, Odle lived in denial, repressing any emotions approximately his relations and his terrible crime. Following the commutation and the elimination of the load of eventual execution linked to his dying sentence, he was once faced with an unexpected reality. A future. therefore, he discovered that he had to comprehend why he murdered his family. He reached out to Dr. Robert Hanlon, a neuropsychologist who had tested him some time past. Dr. Hanlon engaged Odle in a healing means of introspection and self-reflection, which grew to become the root in their collaboration in this book.
Hanlon tells a gripping tale of Odle’s lifestyles as an abused baby, the lifestyles reviews that shaped his character, and his tragic homicidal escalation to mass homicide, seamlessly weaving into the narrative Odle’s unadorned reflections of his youth, discovering a brand new kin on loss of life row, and his trust within the powers of redemption.
As our country makes an attempt to appreciate the continuous mass murders taking place within the united states, Survived by means of One sheds a few mild at the mental facets of why and the way such acts of utmost carnage might occur. although, Survived via One deals a never-been-told standpoint from the mass assassin himself, as he searches for the solutions at the same time being requested by way of the country and the world.