Tthe following is taken from the 4th Circuit Court case Rice v. Paladin Enterprises, Inc., 128 .3d 233 (4th Cir. 11/10/1997)

"On the night of March 3, 1993, readied by instructions and steeled by the seductive adjurations from Hit Man: A Technical Manual for Independent Contractors, a copy of which was subsequently found in his apartment, James Perry brutally murdered Mildred Horn, her eight-year-old quadriplegic son Trevor, and Trevor's nurse, Janice Saunders, by shooting Mildred Horn and Saunders through the eyes and by strangling Trevor Horn. Perry's despicable crime was not one of vengeance; he did not know any of his victims. Nor did he commit the murders in the course of another offense. Perry acted instead as a contract killer, a hit man," hired by Mildred Horn's ex-husband, Lawrence Horn, to murder Horn's family so that Horn would receive the $2 million that his eight-year-old son had received in settlement for injuries that had previously left him paralyzed for life. At the time of the murders, this money was held in trust for the benefit of Trevor, and, under the terms of the trust instrument, the trust money was to be distributed tax-free to Lawrence in the event of Mildred's and Trevor's deaths."

 Also: The following is from a published opinion from the U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit, United States of America v Timothy J. McVeigh No. 97 1287 (with reference to the bombing of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, OK April 19, 1995) .

"The manner in which the bombing was carried out closely tracked several books bought by McVeigh, which he often encouraged his friends to read, describing how to make a powerful bomb mixing ammonium nitrate with nitromethane and romanticizing self-declared patriots who blow up federal buildings. McVeigh was familiar with explosives and had detonated a pipe bomb prior to the attack on the Murrah Building."

One of the books that "inspired" McVeigh (#1) was reportedly the novel The Turner Diaries.

To review of the FX movie Deliberate Intent (Aug. 2000)

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