Babbitt, Manuel

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Name
Babbitt, Manuel Gender: M
born on 3 May 1949 at 21:30 (= 9:30 PM )
Place Wareham, Massachusetts, 41n46, 70w43
Timezone EDT h4w (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: McEvoy
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 13°16' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 20°06 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 05°06'



Biography

American homicide: a former Marine and Vietnam veteran who was executed for murdering a 78-year-old woman in her home.

Babbitt came from a troubled family and had only a sixth grade education. Suffering from mental illness since his youth, his defenders said he cracked under the pressure of combat in 1968. On the night of the brutal murder in 1980, he spent most of the day drinking. He and an Asian-American pal, also a Vietnam Veteran, teamed up for substance abuse and ranting. By the time he reached the senior citizen’s complex where Leah Schendel was watching television, probably a war movie, he was drunk and stoned. The night was foggy. These factors combined, said his attorneys, to send his mind back into a combat scenario, where he somehow believed he had to kill Schendel or be killed.

Bill Babbitt, Manuel’s brother, turned him in to authorities. With remarkable irony, Manuel received a Purple Heart while on death row for injuries sustained during the war. This rare death row ceremony infuriated the victim’s family who pushed through legislation banning such presentations in the future.

Babbitt died by lethal injection just after midnight on 5/04/1999, a day after his 50th birthday, in San Quentin, California.

Events

  • Mental Health : Anxiety attack 1968 (Showed signs of serious mental illness)
  • Crime : Homicide Perpetration 1980 (Murdered Leah Schendel)
  • Death by Execution 4 May 1999 at 12:00 noon in San Quentin, CA (Lethal injection, age 50 (+one day))
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Source Notes

Frances McEvoy quotes B.C. 9/2000

Categories

  • Traits : Mind : Education limited (Sixth grade)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Alcohol
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Drugs
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Mental Illness (Since youth)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Psychotic Episode (Murder)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Executed (Executed by lethal injection)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Homicide single (Killed 78-year old woman)
  • Vocation : Military : Combat (Vietnam War)
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (Marine)
  • Notable : Awards : Medals (Purple Heart)

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