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Daniel Culbreath

Kathleen M. Heide

in Understanding Parricide

Published in print December 2012 | ISBN: 9780195176667
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199979028 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176667.003.0012
Daniel Culbreath

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This chapter discusses the case of Daniel Culbreath, a 20-year-old who was convicted for shooting his parents. It presents the assessment of Daniel based on a six-and-a-half-hour evaluation conducted in jail about nine months after his arrest, and another evaluation six years later when he was 27 years old and housed in a medium-security prison. Daniel believes that the idea of killing his parents often popped into his mind, was rehearsed in conversations with friends, was fantasized about during arguments with his parents, and later exploded into reality when he erupted into rage.

Keywords: adolescent parricide offenders; male offenders; clinical interviews; psychological assessment

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