By Catherine Crier
With an analogous specific entry and penetrating research that made "A lethal video game" a bunch 1 bestseller, Catherine Crier arrives on the scene of one other lovely American crime. for many years, Susan Polk, mom of 3, performed dedicated spouse to Felix, her former therapist and a guy 25 years her senior. The torment and alleged abuse that occurred at the back of closed doorways made headlines in October 2002 while Susan was once arrested for fatally stabbing Felix of their Oakland, CA, compound. Early accusations and allegations when it comes to CA vs. Susan Polk: Susan Polk used to be mentally, verbally and bodily abused via Felix.Susan Polk talked about killing Felix on a number of events, detailing attainable tools. Felix Polk rigorously guarded his personal historical past with psychological disorder - his year-long remain in a psychological sanatorium and his analysis with schizophrenia within the Fifties. Felix Polk can have used hypnosis, and maybe even LSD, on his sufferers - or even on his personal sons. Susan Polk stabbed her husband 27 instances, positioned the knife again within the kitchen drawer and went to mattress, leaving her son to discover his father's lifeless physique of their domestic. With 3 sons pitted opposed to one another - one for, opposed to their mom; with the weird October 2005 homicide of the spouse of Susan's lawyer; and with the majority of the facts nonetheless to return, the Polk case will take its position as one in all such a lot confounding precise crime instances of contemporary years.
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The officer who flashed him over meant to quote him for a damaged headlight until eventually he came across the motive force used to be simply 13 years old—far too younger for even a learner’s allow. Even worse, he had 3 lady passengers within the vehicle with him. Susan and Felix took custody of Eli and his 3 younger passengers, and Eli used to be fined 100 twenty-five funds for the violation. as well as his recklessness, Eli additionally displayed critical issues of aggression and harassment. It was once no mystery that he enjoyed to struggle, yet he bumped into difficulties whilst he introduced this inclination to college with him. In April of 2000, he was once expelled from Piedmont highschool for harassing a classmate, calling the teenager a “fucking fag,” and conversing derogatorily approximately homosexuals. He extra infected the location by way of yelling again “I say we kill all homosexuals” as he was once ordered from his fourth-period school room and directed to the principal’s workplace. Eli was once finally suspended for his reviews and for passing a be aware that learn “u r homosexual” to the classmate. additionally, his teenage sufferer filed a police record alleging that Eli used to be so threatening, he “feared for his lifestyles. ” regrettably, Eli was once now not the one son with an inclination towards violence. In April of 1998, Adam used to be accused of battery for allegedly punching a classmate of Eli’s within the face at a middle-school dance. on the time, he used to be attending De los angeles Salle highschool, a Catholic all-boys university in harmony. Adam informed officials who got here to the family’s Piedmont domestic to enquire that he was once easily “preventing Eli from getting a beating. ” Adam claimed he went to the varsity that evening to ensure Eli was once “protected,” after listening to rumors that the child had threatened to “jump” his brother and carried a knife. in accordance with Adam, he approached the teenager, who was once status with associates within the schoolyard, and requested if he used to be “talking” approximately Eli. phrases have been exchanged and, at one aspect, Adam hauled off and punched the child within the nostril, fleeing the varsity grounds within the aftermath. no longer unusually, the victim’s recollection of the night’s occasions differed considerably from Adam’s. within the resulting police document, the boy acknowledged Adam punched him two times, as soon as within the nostril and as soon as at the cheek, whereas he used to be outdoors in the street in entrance of the varsity anticipating his father to choose him up that evening. He didn’t even be aware of who Adam used to be whilst he walked up and introduced that Eli stated the child were “talking approximately him [Adam]. ” “If I have been to punch you, might you block it? ” Adam reportedly requested the teenager. “No, I don’t are looking to begin nothing,” the boy responded. The sufferer claimed that Adam hit him within the face twice with out provocation, after which walked away. while it used to be far and wide, Adam used to be issued a price ticket and published to the custody of his mom. He was once additionally ordered to obtain counseling from a member of the Contra Costa Sheriff ’s place of work at the risks of taking occasions into his personal arms, agreeing that during the longer term he may name police for support. in the summertime of 2002, humans attending a celebration at a close-by domestic in Alamo charged that Adam stole silver dishes and a Sony Play Station, worthy in way over cash.