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The first sin of Ross Michael Carlson : a psychiatrist's personal account of murder, multiple personality disorder, and modern justice

Author: Michael P Weissberg
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ross Michael Carlson spent months preparing for an evening drive in the family car. To this day questions remain about whether he was in his right mind that night--the night he forced his parents out of the car, ordered them to lie facedown on the side of the road, lowered a .38 Special just two feet from their heads, and pulled the trigger: "bang, bang," as he would later describe it. The case against Carlson would
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Genre/Form: Popular Works
Case Reports
Personal Narratives
Biography
Case studies
Named Person: Ross Michael Carlson; Ross Michael Carlson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael P Weissberg
ISBN: 0385305362 9780385305365
OCLC Number: 24907206
Description: xiv, 286 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Michael Weissberg.

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Ross Michael Carlson spent months preparing for an evening drive in the family car. To this day questions remain about whether he was in his right mind that night--the night he forced his parents out of the car, ordered them to lie facedown on the side of the road, lowered a .38 Special just two feet from their heads, and pulled the trigger: "bang, bang," as he would later describe it. The case against Carlson would prove to be the longest and most controversial in.

Colorado history--despite the fact that the evidence was irrefutable. There was no question that Carlson pulled the trigger. The question became, which Ross Michael Carlson? Carlson was diagnosed as suffering from multiple personality disorder--and was defended on that basis. Carlson, it was argued, was not even present at the scene of the crime. Only one of the seven personalities inhabiting his body--Black; the protector--was there, and pulled the trigger. How could.

Carlson be held responsible for a crime that was committed by a separate personality? But then other evidence began to surface, and other theories. Is it possible that Carlson was faking MPD? Did he study the symptoms in advance, in order to give himself an insanity defense in case he was caught? Based on his personal involvement with the case and his own sessions with Carlson as well as his wealth of experience in psychiatry, Dr. Michael Weissberg discovers not only the.

Truth behind Carlson's MPD, but digs deeper to uncover the startling, tragic causes of what drove this bright, handsome boy-next-door to commit the ultimate act of rebellion. The First Sin of Ross Michael Carlson is a book of profound courtroom drama and searing psychological intensity. Dr. Weissberg's insight into the psyche of the killer--and the family he felt compelled to destroy--is enlightening, disturbing, and always compelling.

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