Matthews, Rod

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Matthews, Rod Gender: M
born on 7 July 1972 at 12:33 (= 12:33 PM )
Place Boston, Massachusetts, 42n22, 71w04
Timezone EDT h4w (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 15°38' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 03°20 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 10°05'


American homicide; a teenager when he lured another 14-year old, Shaun Ouillette, to a wooded area and bludgeoned him to death with a baseball bat on 11/20/1986. After the murder, he took two pals to see the corpse and they kept the secret for weeks before finally telling someone.

A privileged and hyperactive child who took Ritalin, he was an underachiever and had many behavior problems in school. Slight in build with red hair cut in a punk style, he was the youngest of five kids with a mom who worked and was often home alone. Able to watch hours of TV, he was fascinated by a four-hour video entitled "The Faces of Death."

In October 1986, Rod wrote a note to his coach at his school saying that he had been lighting fires and that he felt like burning down a house or killing someone.

He was tried as an adult at the age of 15 for the murder, and was the youngest person in the U.S. to plead not guilty by reason of insanity. He was convicted on the charge of second degree murder on 3/10/1988.

Private reports say that Rod was a warm boy, very bored and depressed in adult prison with no education or training available. His parents, normal, sound people with their own construction business, were trying in 1990 to get him into a juvenile facility and counseling on an adolescent level.


  • Crime : Homicide Perpetration 20 November 1986 (Bludgeoned Shaun Ouillette to death)
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  • Social : Institutionalized - prison, hospital March 1988 (Convicted of second degree murder)
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Source Notes

Darrell Martinie quotes Ken and Janice Matthews, Rod's parents, for a letter from Brigham Hospital. (Frances McEvoy quotes the B.C. for 12:23 PM.)


  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Anxiety Disorder (Underachiever)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Depression
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Psychotic Episode
  • Family : Childhood : Family supportive
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Civil/ Political (Arson)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Homicide single (14 year-old classmate)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Crime Collection