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133 - The Objectifier and The Short Life of Edward Jockey Smith

133 - The Objectifier and The Short Life of Edward Jockey Smith

November 11, 2019

The Objectifier and The Short Life of Edward Jockey Smith...

Sean Vincent Gillis was a serial killer who lived with his unsuspecting long-term girlfriend in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He used cable ties to incapacitate his victims, who ranged in age, race and socio-economic stature. This flew in the face of FBI profiling theories at the time, and allowed him to elude capture for over a decade. 

Edward Jockey Smith was short of temper and of stature. A notorious tight ass, Eddie enjoyed a bit of shoplifting armed robbery, drug dealing and murder. His poor impulse control meant Eddie could turn a minor incident into a major spectacle. He was respected by the criminal fraternity, but his habit of waving a gun in peoples faces and shooting at police made him public enemy number one.

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Sources Sean Gillis: “Pure Evil”: The Disturbing Crimes Of Serial Killer Sean Vincent Gillis, William DeLong, All That's Interesting, July 16, 2018. Baton Rouge Serial Killer Sean Vincent Gillis Finally Goes to Trial, Bizarre Crimes, July 22, 2008. Gillis' mother takes stand during sentencing phase, Jim Shannon, WAFB, July 27, 2008. Both sides give reaction to Gillis sentencing, Jim Shannon, WAFB, August 1, 2008. Gillis confesses on tape to FBI agents, Cheryl Mercedes, WAFB, Aug 1, 2008. Gillis' Girlfriend Speaks Out, WAFB, May 3, 2004. Gillis Trial Day 3: Former live-in girlfriend testifies, Jim Shannon, WAFB, July 23, 2008. Serial killer Sean Vincent Gillis’s ex-girlfriend Terri Lemoine talks to Dead of Night, Monsters & Critics, James Wray, 23rd April 2018. Killer Profile: Sean Vincent Gillis, Season 1, episode 6. Born To Kill?: Sean Vincent Gillis: The Other Baton Rouge Killer, Season 6, episode 8.

Jockey Smith Sources: “Strange Silence before Shot” The Canberra Times, Fri 14 Jul 1978. Gangland Robbers By James Morton, Susanna Lobez. JOCKEY SMITH'S LAST STAND Creswick is a town by Peter Haddow. South Coast Register, SEPTEMBER 12 2017, Forty years on from ‘Nowra’s day of terror’ by Nicolette Pickard. Life and Crimes with Andrew Rule, The ballad of Jockey Smith, Jan. 19, 2019. Call ME Jimmy: The Life and Death of Jockey Smith by Damien Boyle. The Age, The split-second that lasts a lifetime, By John Silvester, May 4, 2018. Career criminal ‘Jockey’ Smith was brought down by his own impulsiveness by Troy Lennon, The Daily Telegraph, December 5, 2017.

Sources Aussie As: District Court judge slams woman who sued neighbours over noisy cockatoo, The Advertiser, Kathryn Bermingham, November 1, 2019