The Killer Within

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Running Time: 77 mins.
Genre: Biopic, Crime, Documentary

Bob Bechtel
Bev Bechtel
Carrah Bechtel
Amanda Bechtel

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Bob Bechtel is a killer. One night in 1955, while a student at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, he went on a shooting rampage, killing classmate Holmes Strozier in his sleep. He was committed to a hospital for the criminally insane and released five years later. There was no felony conviction, in part because Strozier's parents wrote a letter of forgiveness to the judge. Today, Bechtel claims he lost it after intense bullying. He hopes his case will draw attention to the effects of bullying. But this revelation dredges up more than anticipated. Despite her devotion, his wife, Bev, admits there's a piece of him that's frightening. His stepdaughter Amanda wonders how her mother could marry ... Full Summary >>